Sudbury Leadership (formally Talkinghorses) is a powerful and proven leadership programme for people who want to improve their performance.

This is transformational leadership at its best. The programmes use horses to help develop leadership presence and provide an arena in which to practise those skills.

The outcomes are startling and immediate. Your team’s leadership style becomes focused, remedy energised and dynamic, ambulance and once embedded within your organisation, site the benefits continue to flow in terms of higher productivity, motivation and optimism.

Previous clients include Downer, KiwiRail, High Performance Sport New Zealand, Crown Law, New Zealand Armed Forces, New Zealand Rugby Union, ASB Bank, Transpower, Profitable Business Solutions and Valeo International Limited (Click here for a full list of previous clients). As you will see from the many testimonials, this is not your average leadership programme and we have helped participants reach their full potential.

Click here to view the Sudbury Leadership brochure, or to hear more interviews from past participants visit our YouTube channel.


This spectacular rural venue offers you a choice of settings and activities making Sudbury the perfect place for your conference, celebratory function or team building event.

At Sudbury, you and your team can work with the resident horse whisperer and our team of horses. The Talkinghorses team has helped a number of clients including New Zealand’s elite sporting coaches, banks, charitable trusts and individuals all seeking to improve their performance. We can offer your team an unforgettable and fun learning experience in the beautiful setting of Sudbury.

With many break-out rooms, both indoor and outdoor, Sudbury is an ideal location for your meeting or conference. The Stables brim with charm and character and can seat up to 130 people creating a magnificent backdrop for a variety of meals. Your guests can relax and mingle in our alfresco lounge bar with removable clear walls making it the perfect site for all weather. Our magnificent courtyard with outdoor log fire provides a more intimate nook to gather on comfy seating. On a summer’s day, the Champagne Garden offers you stunning views down the valley, a magical setting for a gourmet lunch or dinner.

We understand the difference good food makes to an event, we partner with the great suppliers to bring you a superb dining experience. You have the option of bringing your own beverages with no corkage charge. Alternatively we can offer you an extensive range of local wines and beers.

Our dedicated team can organise everything so you can relax and enjoy your time in the country.


Leadership: POA

(for 10 and under guests)

Get immediate results with this two day leadership programme designed for high performing teams. Sudbury Leaderships’ Look Within offers an effective solution to boosting your team’s performance. Cutting edge and proven, view the many testimonials from those who have already benefitted from this intensive training.

Teambuilding: $4,875.00* plus food and beverage

(for 20 – 60 guests)

Enjoy a horse show followed by a 1 1/2 hour teambuilding session with the horses in the arena. A fun, shared, learning experience your people will never forget.

Horse Show: $3,150.00* plus food and beverages

(for 40 – 120 guests)

A unique horse show by New Zealand’s top Horse Whisperer. A great option to stimulate discussion on leadership, energy, communication, relationship building and goal setting. The show lasts for approximately one hour including questions.

Additional extras:

A Lesson in Lassoing – demonstration and lesson from a local western cowboy to get you singing yee-haw! ($500*)

A hoe down! Get your cowboy boots on for a barn dance (POA)

*While every effort is made to keep prices accurate and up-to-date, prices, shown on this website are subject to change without notice.