Multi-Day Horse Trekking

Experience the freedom of riding using natural horsemanship techniques, encouraging communication and connection between horse and rider. All our horses are ridden bitless and barefoot—no metal in their mouths or on their hooves.

River Valley Stables specializes in “Rides for Riders” – from a half-day trek to a multi-day horse riding holiday, and our packages can be tailored to suit you.

Check out your riding ability below to match yourself with one of our horse trekking options.

Alternatively, email our Adventure Consultants on the lodge@rivervalley.co.nz , who can help match your abilities and desires with the right adventure.

River Valley Stables will be closed for Winter from 25th April 2022.  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:

*Sorry but our treks are not suitable for beginner riders.  To enjoy a trek with us you must be intermediate or more experienced*

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.

Home on the Range

Suitable for Intermediate to Advanced riders
Build your own holiday, staying in delightful lodgings and dining on wholesome food. Discover your natural horsemanship skills and explore the sp...

Duration: 2-4 Days

Season: 1st November to 31st May

Riding Ability: Suitable for Intermediate to Advanced riders

The River Valley Ride

Suitable for Intermediate to Advanced riders
A 7-night, 8-day ride. A firecracker of an itinerary with the feeling of freedom and adventure at its very core – return to mother nature and l...

Duration: 7 Nights / 8 Days

Season: December to March

Riding Ability: Suitable for Intermediate to Advanced riders

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