School / Holiday Camps

School bookings are by request only.

Information

Pricing $115 pp - Inclusive of taxes (GST)
Duration One-day (approx. 6hrs – 9:00am – 2:00pm)
Age Limit 7 – 14 y/o children (all children 15 y/o and under MUST be accompanied by a parent, teacher or guardian)
Weight Limit 110kg
Minimum Riders A minimum of ten children per booking for school groups
Bookings We require a 20% non-refundable booking fee to secure a booking. MUST be booked a minimum of two weeks in advance
Experience Level Beginner – experienced (see below to find out what experience level best suits you)
Departures 9:00am morning departures and 2:00pm – 2:30pm afternoon departures
Location 121 Townsend Road, Kakahu, Geraldine 7991, New Zealand
Included
  • Experienced guide (First Aid trained)
  • Horses and helmets
  • Bush survival equipment
  • Inclusive of taxes (GST)
Essential Gear
  • Hat
  • Water bottle
  • Packed lunch and snacks
  • Enclosed shoes (running shoes are fine)
  • Pants (NO skirts or shorts – kids will get pinched by the saddle or scratched in the bush if they do not wear the appropriate clothing)
  • Wet weather jacket
  • Sunscreen (we have sunscreen available and encourage regular 2 hourly application)
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

About

Set your kids imagination and adventurous spirit free as they learn about the natural environment and the important skills of survival. Our camps are designed to be fun and build confidence. Children from ages 7 – 14 will enjoy an action-packed day conducted entirely outdoors in a stimulating and safe environment. Children will ride a horse and learn real bush survival skills. Our aim is for children to immerse themselves in the adventure and leave us with a deeper understanding and appreciation of the great outdoors.

Schedule

Children will be divided in to groups of two or three (time dependent). Each group will rotate through activities stopping for lunch in between. We can tailor a schedule on request.

Example schedule:

Morning:
9:00am – Children will be fitted with a helmet and given a safety/riding briefing
9:45am – Children will depart once everyone is comfortable on their horse
11:00am – Children will return for a half-hour lunch break

Afternoon:
11:30am – Learn how to build a natural shelter (children will build their own)
12:30pm – Learn how to use a compass and navigate the bush course with a compass
1:45pm – Pack-up ready for departure

Contact us for more information on school group packages or school holiday packages.

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!