Angie & Cleo
Angie & Cleo
By Angie Leckey 10th of july 2017
The herd is divided in the paddock tonight as the whole of New Zealand awaits the start of the match www.allblacks.com
Thunder and his Dad Supreme think its Black all the way. Good luck to both teams but being New Zealand born our herd is a wee bit bias towards the All Blacks!
By Angie Leckey 09 march 2017
We are at the Wanaka A&P show G10 come see us our new calendar is out at the end of this month. Some new trails some old trails all in 100% pure New Zealand wilderness.
We have up graded our facilities with a Patriot camper which is equipt with gas showers electricity for hair dryers solar powered Let the stress of modern life blow away in the cool mountain air...
By Angie Leckey 19 february 2017
Adventure Horse Trekking NZ are the only horse trekking company to travel through these destinations. If you want to experience this incredible place without spoiling the environment the best way to do that is on horsesback.
We have a few saddles available on our incredible #Twin Lakes Pack Trail 4th to 12th April and 22nd to 30th April 2017. This unique trail travels around both Wanaka and Hawea Lakes, see first hand what the stars have been raving about.
By Angie Leckey 16 november 2016
Earth Quakes -Here in New Zealand our hearts go out to the people of Kaikoura and surrounding areas that have been affected by the 7.5 magnitude Earthquake that shook their region on 14/11/16. New Zealand has a small population and we have friends & loved ones who live in those affected areas. Kiwis are a resilient people and we will all band together as a country to support them through this time. Kia Kaha
Our area and those that trails run though have thankfully, remained unaffected by this situation. The area is 4.5 hours away from our home base and 6 hours from Wanaka. For customers who are travelling down from the North Island, please check with AA road information as your route may have to be re directed to the inland routes. This may take a little longer than previously planned.
Our 2016/2017 season begins 4th December 2016 with a Twin Lakes Pack Trail. This is one of our most beautiful trails. Relaxing and picturesque the trail includes a unique trip on the Minaret barge across Lake Wanaka with the horses. Our Web site contains a number of customer videos for you’re to enjoy a sneak preview of the sites.
High Country Man -This season we are lucky to have secured Norman Sinclair as our driver on the trails. Norm is famous in the High Country for his art and music. http://www.normansinclair.co.nz/Home He has a deep love for the central Otago region having worked here for many years as a cook on musters, gaining unique access which is reflected in his beautiful paintings. His music and laughter fill the nights with joy.
New Beginnings -The last month has seen three foals born to our herd Lucky, Koru and Stranger. Foals live with both parents until they are weaned. We believe this is what makes our horse’s contented and quiet living in a family group as nature intended.
Home Base -In addition to our longer trails, this year we have a permanent trekking string based at Mount Studholme. Our wrangler Leana has been living and working in Australia for the last two years experiencing Auzi musters and farm life. She is looking forward to a busy season.
Glam Trekking - we have personalised trails available for those who want the 100% Kiwi experience with a little more comfort. Please give us a ring. If you are interested in horse trekking, for multi days to a few hours, please do not hesitate to contact us here on: (0064) 03 689 2838
By Angie Leckey 07 Aug 2016
Cleo is thinking about taking up Curling as the pond is frozen solid. The horses were pleased to see us when we took out a bale of balage to fill their tummies.
By Angie Leckey 22 July 2016
Hi Adventure Horse Trekkers! well we made it through to the South Canterbury Chamber of Commerce Business awards as finalists again this year! If you would like to vote for us in the peoples choice awards, please follow the link below.
Our thanks to all our wonderful customers, land owners, wranglers, family (horses, dogs and humans) that have made our business such an amazing sucess!
If you know anyone who doesnt have facebook but would like to vote, they just have to follow this link..
By Angie Leckey 13 Jan 2016
What an awesome couple of days we have had at Mount Studholme! Students bound for Canada's fair shores learning the traditional methods of travel and packing of goods on horse back. Camping at the old, "Gold Miners" www.adventurehorsetrekking.co.nz/…/rides/gold-miners… camp site and sleeping under the stars.
The weather changed from unbearably hot yesterday to a Southerly change' which brought 15mm of rain, just getting them ready for the snowey climate they are heading for. Riders have learned so much and we wish them all the luck in the world for their Ultimate OE! www.ultimateoe.co.nz
By Angie Leckey 10 Jan 2016
This week we are hosting the students from Ultimate OE www.ultimateoe.co.nz the students come from all over New Zealand to have time riding, handling and learning how to load a a pack horse and tie a diamond hitch. These Kiwis are heading for Canada to become hunting guides and wranglers on horse ranches. Its been a busy day getting to know the horses and for some first time riding.
Tommorrow they will be riding out to the Goldminers camp www.adventurehorsetrekking.co.nz/…/rides/gold-miners… where they will enjoy swimming the horses in the river and a barby by the riverside, over nighting in the big Canadian tent. Beautiful weather here in Waihaorunga at Adventure Horse Trekking NZ Ltd
By Angie Leckey 15 Dec 2015
Time to ride home after a wonderful three days horse trekking, deep in the heart of the Central Otago Mountain ranges, South Island, New Zealand. After a wonderful nights rest at the Constables Cottage & jail house leaving St. Bathan's township behind the crew from Adventure Horse Trekking NZ head home.
Two days riding ahead and a Southerly wind chills the air, promising snow capped mountains on tomorrows trail. Trail Boss John Wall riding Playboy, Wrangler's Ronja/ Oak, Nora/ Smoke and Brian Ponsonby on Hannah gather up the now riderless horses for the journey home. If you want to experience the real 100% pure NZ then there is no better way than traveling the old pioneering routes on horseback at a gentle pace.
Leave the stress of modern life behind, Don't Just Dream it..... Ride it!
By Angie Leckey 12 Dec 2015
Three Christmases ago John and I decided to construct a wild life pond here at Mount Studholme. We wanted to encourage the frogs, birds and wildlife to share our home. Our business is so interdependent with nature we wanted to give something back. We are lucky enough to share time in the mountains, rivers and steams that are the life blood of the magnificent South Island, New Zealand. Over the three years we have trailed a succession of plants some have been successful others failed.
Cleo the Labrador thinks it is her private baths! However, this year she is sharing the pond with the paradise ducks who have decided it is an excellent home to raise their family. A stray heron has also called in making one heck of a racket each morning as it arrives to do some fishing. The frogs sing away all night long and we have a sky filled with dragonflies swirling on the wind.
Just sitting beside the pond makes you feel relaxed although when Cleo does one of her splendid body slams into the water the ducks do look like surfers on the Gold Coast!
By Angie Leckey 30 Oct 2015
Here at Adventure Horse Trekking NZ Ltd we were busy celebrating the All Blacks winning the 2015 Rugby World Cup. In the foaling paddock our herd were celebrating in their own way, as Jane gave birth to a beautiful wee foal. What have we named him? Well, he is going to be a tall imposing handsome man who we hope will lead the trails. Born not too far from where the legendary Ritchie McCaw grew up, "all black" with a white blaze. The choice was simple, "McCaw". Welcome to the world wee man, you have big "horse" shoes to fill!