After filling up on a hearty breakfast at the Lodge, everyone will head out to catch, feed, groom and saddle the horses. This hands-on time strengthens your relationship with your horse, but don’t worry, there’s always help on hand should you need it. Mounting up, you will explore the beautiful countryside around River Valley for a full day, with a picnic lunch break in a shady spot along the trail. There’ll be steep hills, groves of native bush, rocky plateaus, sweeping views of Mt Ruapehu and rolling fields aplenty. You will be encouraged to ride your horse independently and intuitively, meaning that if you choose to do so, the opportunities to trot and canter are virtually endless!
Finally, you’ll arrive back at the stables after a glorious day in the saddle. There will be time to freshen up in your rooms before enjoying another hearty dinner served in the restaurant at the lodge where you’ll be able to once again enjoy the classic Kiwi hospitality of your hosts.