Multi-Day Horse Trekking

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.

Multi-Day Horse Trekking Holidays

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    The River Valley Escape

    The River Valley Escape

    Designed by and for New Zealanders, The River Valley Escape will change the way you see the High Country forever.

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

    Season: February-March

    The Good Kiwi Ride

    The ‘Good’ Kiwi Ride

    Good on you Kiwis for telling us what you wanted! Based on your feedback we have created the perfect adventure on horseback for you. “The Good Kiwi Ride.”

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

    Season: January-February

    Home on The Range Horse Riding Holiday

    Home on the Range

    Build your own holiday honing your natural horsemanship skills and exploring the spectacular scenery on horseback. 2,3,4 day options.

    Duration: 2-4 Days

    Season: 1st October to 31st May

    Lodge to Lodge Ride

    A 2-day adventure with a demanding ride by day, followed by a touch of luxury by night. This ride takes you down into the spectacular Rangitikei river gorge, crossing the river several times before reaching your destination.

    Duration: 2 Days / 2 Nights

    Season: 1st January to 30th March

    The River Valley Ride

    The River Valley Ride

    A 7 night, 8 day ride. A fire-cracker of an itinerary with the feeling of freedom and adventure at its very core – return to mother nature and lift the veil on an enchanting part of New Zealand while being swathed in Maori culture.

    Duration: 7 Nights / 8 Days

    Season: January-March

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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