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Who takes a horse riding holiday?

People with a love of horses, who are from a complete cross-section of the equestrian world. Families and friends celebrating a milestone in someone’s life such as birthdays, anniversaries, business’s seeking team building, someone ticking off an item on their bucket list, others have worked on the stations or they are retracing the steps of their ancestors who lived and worked on these iconic stations.

Why take a horse riding holiday?

John Lubbock famously said:
“There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man”
Horses have a way of getting into your soul, they are kind, gentle and intuitive. There is no better way to relax from the stresses and strains of modern life that to spend time in their company.

Do I need to own my own horse?

Many of the people who ride with us do own their own horses. Others have ridden as kids, musterer’s /Sheppard’s, jockeys, ridden friend’s horses or taken riding lessons. Some are complete novices and others are partners of those who ride. Some of our customers compete in eventing, show jumping, endurance, training horses and doing dressage. Others ride horses purely for recreation, getting out into Mother Earth and exploring incredible places on horseback. Age is no barrier when you have a horse to carry you! We have rides that suit all abilities and ages, whether you seek to ride at a gentle pace and take in the breath-taking scenery or have the occasional trot and canter, give us a ring to see which rides will suit you and your group.

Is it ok to travel alone?

No problems if you are travelling alone we have groups of all sizes travelling into the South Island high country. You can join a group of riders from all over the world who have one thing in common - the love of horses. Within no time you will have made some new friends and shared an incredible experience alongside them.

My partner doesn't ride?

Many of our rides are suitable for beginners or novices; if your partner really doesn't want to ride then we can direct you to a trek location that allows you to include other family member’s needs. Many of our customers meet up with their family members along the trail when we reach our hotel stops! There is nothing more amazing that seeing your loved one riding into an old gold mining town on horseback with the packhorses! Like stepping back into the history of these amazing places.

We want to celebrate our special event

No problem, if you let us know in advance, Angie will bake a special cake that fits on the packhorses! I am sure if you want to bring along a special tipple it can be fitted into the packs as well.

Am I going to be like a fish out of water if I don’t ride?

We have people from all walks of life on our trails, our horses gear up or gear down to the needs of the rider. Our staff are there to help you every step of the way so there is no need to worry, just hop on, relax and enjoy!