Horse Trekking Options

Experience the freedom of riding using natural horsemanship techniques encouraging communication between horse and rider. All our horses are ridden bit less and barefoot. No metal in their mouths or on their hooves.

River Valley Stables has something for everyone – from a half day trek, to a multi-day horse riding holiday. We offer adventures for riders of all abilities, from beginner to experienced, and our packages can be tailored to suit you.

Check out our various horse trekking options below to see which trek will suit you best. Alternatively, email our Adventure Consultants on who can help in matching your abilities and desires with the right adventure.

River Valley Stables is currently closed for Winter.  We will be reopening on the 1st November 2021 for the Summer season. 

Before booking a ride we recommend you check your riding ability using our guide below:

Beginner – reasonably confident riding a horse at a walk, a rising trot, and learning to canter.

Intermediate – confident and in control on a moving horse at all paces outside an arena, but not riding regularly.

Strong intermediate – an intermediate rider who is currently riding regularly (outside an arena) and is comfortable in the saddle for at least six hours per day.

Advanced – a frequent rider who is very fit, has an independent seat and soft hands, and is confident on a forward-moving horse at all paces over rough and variable ground on open terrain.

Horse Trekking Options

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    Harmony with Horses Trek

    Harmony with Horses

    A half day adventure, honing your horsemanship skills followed by a horse ride out into the picturesque country side at River Valley.

    Duration: Half Day (3 Hours)

    Season: October-June

    Burn The Breeze Horse Trek

    Burn the Breeze

    At last a ride for experienced riders! Now you can get out and have some real horse time fun. This is a half day ride that moves along, exploring longer trails, with lots of opportunity to canter your horse. Experienced riders only.

    Duration: Half Day (3 Hours)

    Season: 5th November-June

    High Country Enchantment – A Full Day Horse Trek

    A full day ride exploring the enchantment of the unique countryside this part of the world has to offer. You need to be comfortable in the saddle at all gaits to really enjoy this.

    Duration: Full Day

    Season: 5th November to 30th April

    The Sundowner

    A beautiful evening ride taking in the dusky light fading over the hills. Enjoy a glass of bubbles and a picnic along the way.

    Duration: 3 Hours

    Season: 1st November to 31st March – 5.00 pm to 8.00 pm (times are approximate)

    Full Day Horsemanship Experience

    A full day horsemanship experience. Combining a challenge packed horsemanship arena session with the opportunity to put into practice what you’ve learned as you explore the foothills of Pukeokahu.

    Duration: Full Day

    Season: 1st October to 30th April

Have any questions?

Speak to one of our friendly adventure consultants who would love to help you out. / 0800 248666 / +64 6 38 81444

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