For quality breaking in, pre-training and agistment



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Matamata couple Eion and Megan Kemp have gained a reputation for being among the best in their business which specialises in the education of young thoroughbred horses.

With a proven track record Kilgravin Lodge attracts the eye of international buyers when they come to the Karaka yearling sales. Eion has developed methods of breaking in that blend the best practices from the past and today and has achieved his aim of producing well turned out professional racehorses, year-in, year-out.

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Kilgravin Lodge in
Matamata offers second to none facilities to ensure your thoroughbred has the best attention for everything from agistment and breaking-in right up to full training.

We are also highly experienced in providing the very best Ready to Run and Yearling Sales preparations for your equine athlete. Eion is very hands on and is involved in all aspects of the care and education of these young thoroughbred horses. He is backed up by a skilled, reliable and experienced staff .

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At Kilgravin Lodge in Matamata, your horse's safety is paramount at all times.


DSCF1046Eion Kemp of Kilgravin Lodge spent many months looking at designs and selecting the best ideas before designing the facilities for Kilgravin Lodge. 

The facilities at Kilgravin Lodge have been set up specifically for breaking in, pre-training and agistment.

Kilgravin Lodge in Matamata  has 30ha of prime farmland  of which a major share are put aside for agistment, all in post and rail. The property is flat to slightly undulating in its contour. To find out more about our facilities Click here




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