A trio of gentle giants, with a penchant for movie roles, have a new home at Rotorua's Agrodome, one of the Ngai Tahu Tourism experiences.

Giant Clydesdales Jon Boy, Cid and Egon will soon make the move south from the North Shore's Devonport to their new home in the outskirts of Rotorua.

The trio have clip-clopped gently around the streets of Devonport with carriages full of tourists and children for decades and will continue to show tourists the sights, this time at 350ha working sheep and cattle farm and tourist attraction the Agrodome.

The trio have never lived apart and after carrying owner Dan Duffy to his final resting place recently in Franklin, the family decided to sell Mr Duffy's beloved horses and were determined to keep the main wagon-pulling trio together.


They are over the moon that the horses are moving to a farm and will continue to work.

Used to being in the limelight Jon Boy, Cid and Egon's movie appearances include The Hobbit and Xena Princess Warrior.

Agrodome regional general manager Fraser Leddie said the horses would be a welcome addition to the Agrodome.

"We're pleased that we can offer them a great place to live as well as the opportunity to continue to work and show tourists around the farm.

"It made perfect sense to keep the three of them together and I'm sure they will thrive at the Agrodome."

The award-winning Agrodome is not just a visitor attraction. It's also 160ha working sheep and cattle farm with 1200 sheep and 120 beef cattle, as well as an olive grove and orchard.

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3 May, 2016 8:00am
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