Daily Horse Treks

We have exclusive access to some of the most beautiful trekking locations in South Canterbury – from our purpose built base in Geraldine to our private high-country stations. Immerse yourself in the great outdoors and experience New Zealand’s backcountry on horseback. Our horses and ponies are carefully selected to ensure a suitable mount for all ages and riding abilities.

Treks Adult Child (12 years & under)
One hour $75.00 $65.00
One and a half hours $110.00 $100.00
Two hour $140.00 $130.00
Half-day (approx. 4 hours) $260.00 $250.00
Full-day (approx. 6 hours) $370.00 $360.00

Information

Seasons Year-round
Age Limit
  • 4 y/o and above for all treks two-hours or less
  • 10 y/o and above for half-day and full-day treks (all children 15 y/o and under MUST be accompanied by a parent or guardian)
Child Limit Per Group Maximum of three children under 12 y/o per group booking (open to negotiation depending on riding ability)
Weight Limit 110kg
Minimum Riders A minimum of three people per booking for all half-day, full-day and multi-day treks
Bookings
  • We require a $60 non-refundable booking fee to secure a booking
  • Half-day and full-day treks must be booked a minimum of one week in advance
Experience Level Beginner – experienced (click here to find out what experience level best suits you)
Departures 9:00am, 11:30am or 2:00pm daily (all half-day and full-day treks depart at 9:00am)
Included
  • Experienced guide
  • Horses and helmets
  • Inclusive of taxes (GST)
Essential Gear
  • Enclosed shoes (running shoes are fine)
  • Pants (NO shorts or skirts – you will get pinched by the saddle if you do not wear the appropriate clothing)
  • Hat
  • Water bottle
  • Wet weather jacket
  • Sunscreen
  • A packed lunch and snacks for half-day and full-day treks
  • Please take an antihistamine prior to arrival if you suffer from allergies
Cancellation Policy The following applies in the event of a cancellation:

60 – 30 days
The booking fee can be transferred to another prearranged date within a 12-month period from the cancelled booking date

30 – 14 days
The booking fee is forfeited

Inside 14 days
100% charge of entire trek

Riding Level

Beginner A beginner rider is someone who has never ridden before or ridden a few times in a controlled environment.

If you have experience but haven’t ridden in several months or years, it is best to ride as a beginner and be paired with a quiet natured horse.

 

Intermediate

An intermediate rider is someone who can rise to the trot and sit to a canter comfortably.

We also expect that you can control your horse within and independently of the group. An intermediate rider will enjoy a more responsive horse.

 

Experienced

An experienced rider is someone who has ridden for several years and is confident on any horses with any temperament.

An experienced rider will enjoy a forward moving and responsive horse.

SAFETY: The safety of our riders, guides and horses is paramount. While every effort is made to accommodate all riders when pairing rider and horse, we must consider our horses temperaments. It is important to remember that a horse has a mind of its own and so, an accurate understanding of rider experience and ability is imperative in ensuring everyone has an enjoyable ride. We have carefully selected all of our horses and ponies to suit all experience levels and abilities. Please consider the guide above before selecting your riding level!