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High Country Horses

An Unforgettable Adventure

Through Ancient Beech Forests & Glacial Fed Rivers

With Over 150,000 Acres To Explore

Join Us Today

SOME OF THE BEST HORSE RIDING IN NEW ZEALAND

HIGH COUNTRY HORSES

 

Ride through some of New Zealand’s most pristine countryside. Experience the unique tranquility of the Glenorchy basin (only 45 km from Queenstown) with the option of over 150,000 acres to ride on. We are a New Zealand owned and operated business that has opened our farm and surrounding areas for you to explore.

We can take you through glacial fed rivers with stunning backdrops that were used in “The Lord of the Rings Trilogy”, or showcase some of the rich history of the area all while enjoying this experience on horseback.

High Country Horses was established and working with quality horses since 1987. We are lucky to own many breeds of equine including – Quarterhorse, Clydesdale X, Arab X, thoroughbred X, New Zealand Stationbred and more. High Country Horses will cater for all abilities, from complete beginner through to the very experienced rider, we have the horse for you.

Our willingness to retain small horse riding groups ensures a personal and enjoyable horseback experience for all.

Join us for an unforgettable High Country Horse adventure.

We operate all year round: 7 days a week and can arrange packages of many sorts. We looking forward to showing you our part of paradise here in Glenorchy.

 

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CHOOSE FROM OUR HALF DAY, FULL DAY, OVERNIGHT, OR MULTI-DAY TREKS

Email us for more information on our Family and Group rides.

Rees River Trail - High Country Horses - Susan Miller Photography

Rees River Trail

HALF DAY TREK

For Beginner to Experienced

Riders will get to cross the alluvial Rees Rivers and mountain trails. With our qualified guides permission, experienced riders can leave the group to trot and canter when track conditions are suitable *, while those new to riding can enjoy the view at a quiet walking pace.

* River crossings as well as trotting and cantering are subject to river levels and track conditions. 

Rees River Pro

HALF DAY TREK

For Experienced Only

This Experienced Only ride combines the breath-taking beauty of the Rees River Valley, with the exhilaration of exploring it at pace with a group of capable riders that can keep up!  *

* River crossings as well as faster paces are subject to river levels and track conditions. 

Mid Rivers - One Hour Ride

Mid Rivers Ride

ONE HOUR RIDE

For Beginner to Experienced

One hour trek is fantastic riding, crossing the Rees River and valley floor. Perfect for the novice rider, or small groups. Be tutored on you horse before heading out over our farm and onto the riverbed. Surrounded by mountains. This is the best experience for children.

* River crossings as well as trotting and cantering are subject to river levels and track conditions. 

Mountain High River Deep

FULL DAY TREK

For Intermediate to Experienced Riders

This full day trek involves some faster paced riding and varied terrain so it is essential that you are confident with riding in the outdoors, and confident trotting and cantering.

Around the Mountains

MULTI-DAY TREK

For Intermediate to Experienced

With two days of high country riding and one nights in our mountain huts, this ride is a fantastic opportunity to experience this amazing backcountry on beautiful horses bread for this land.

Closed Borders 3 Day Trek - High Country Horses - Susan Miller Photography

Closed Borders - 3 Day Trek

MULTI-DAY TREK

For Intermediate to Experienced

We have taken the very best of our five day ride and created the ultimate short break for our landlocked kiwis.  With three days of pure backcountry riding and two nights glamping at our NZ mustering huts in the heart of both the Rees and Dart Valleys, this is truly the finest Kiwi adventure.

High Country Horses - Riding Lessons - Susan Miller Photography

Riding School

For those who want to learn more. 

This great way to begin your horsemanship and riding journey within an informative, fun, and safe learning environment, whilst building riding fitness and confidence.

High Country Riding Camp

High Country Riding Camps

Bring your horse and ride our trails. 

We have had so many requests from horse owners who would love to ride in this beautful part of the world.
More details to come soon.

Rees River Pro - High Country Horses

Virtual Horse Trekking

See where we go.

For those stuck at their computer or device
If your missing your travels or just want to see where we go then experience one of our amazing horse rides... virtually. 

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RIDING LEVELS

WE LOVE OUR HORSES AND WE WANT YOU TO LOVE THEM TOO!

SAFETY:  The safety of our horses, staff and clients are paramount.  While every effort is taken to match one of our horses temperaments with the riders ability,  it is important to remember that a horse has a mind of its own and so a good account of your riding experience and ability is imperative to ensure you have an enjoyable time.  We have a variety of horses that are suited to different riding levels, please consider the guide below before selecting your riding level.

What Rider Level Best Describes You?

(A) EXPERIENCED  Someone who has ridden for a number of years and is confident on any horses with any temperaments.  A person who will enjoy a forward responsive horse.
(B) INTERMEDIATE  Someone who can rise to the trot and sit to a canter comfortably, and can control their horse within, and independently, of the group.  A person who will enjoy a more responsive horse.
(C&D) BEGINNER  Someone who has never ridden before or has only ridden a few times in a controlled environment.  Or someone who has lost their nerve and just wants to go quietly to enjoy the view and be with their quiet natured horse.

ALL CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 14 YEARS OLD AND UNDER MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY A PARENT OR GUARDIAN.

TRACK AND RIVER CONDITIONS:  Weather in the high country can be extremely changeable and therefore cause river and track conditions to become dangerous to ride across or to ride at a faster pace.  Therefore it is imperative each rider adheres to the direction of our qualified guide during the trek.  While every effort is made to accommodate the intermediate and experienced rider's wishes we must consider yours and our horse's safety first.

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CONTACT INFORMATION

Phone: +64 3 442 9915

Freephone: 0508 59 59 59

Email: info@highcountryhorses.nz

Address: High Country Horses, 243 Priory Road, Glenorchy

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Trip Advisor Certificate of Elcellence 2018

Department of Conservation Approved