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.

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.

Home on the Range

Suitable for Beginner 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 Beginner to Advanced riders

Lodge to Lodge Ride

Suitable for Intermediate to Advanced riders
A 2-day adventure with a gutsy ride by day, followed by a touch of luxury by night. This ride takes you down into the spectacular Rangitikei Rive...

Duration: 2 Days / 2 Nights

Season: 1st January to 30th March

Riding Ability: Suitable for Intermediate to Advanced riders

The ‘Good’ Kiwi Ride

Suitable for Beginner to Advanced riders
Good on you Kiwis, for telling us what you wanted! Based on your feedback, we have created the perfect adventure on horseback with you. “The G...

Duration: 3 Nights / 2 1/2 Days of Riding

Season: January to April

Riding Ability: Suitable for Beginner to Advanced riders

The River Valley Escape

Suitable for Beginner to Advanced riders
Designed by Kiwis, for Kiwis, here is your chance to discover the secrets of the North Island while you have your backyard all to yourselves....

Duration: 3 Nights / 2 1/2 Days of Riding

Season: February to March

Riding Ability: Suitable for Beginner 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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