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Isengard – Lord of the Rings

For Beginners to Experienced  

This is a walking only horse ride

High Country Horses is the only company that will take you to locations filmed in The Lord of the Rings trilogy! Ride in Middle Earth through ancient beech forest and see where Boromir was killed in the “Fellowship” also scenes from Narnia and Wolverine, learn the history while surrounded by Mount Aspiring National Park, one of three world heritage parks in New Zealand. Fantastic ride for novice riders through to experienced. 

PLEASE NOTE:
*  THIS IS A WALKING ONLY HORSE RIDE
   

 

Season: All Year Round
Duration: 1.5 hour trek – allow 4.5 hours return to Queenstown
Min Age: 7 years old
Max Weight: 95kg
We Provide: Helmets and wet weather gear if required
Please Bring: Long trousers, suitable sturdy footwear, sunglasses, sunscreen. During winter please bring warm layers including socks, gloves, scarf
Rider Level: Beginner, Intermediate and Experienced – (Click here to find out what rider level best describes you.) 
Cost: $175.00 per adult and $165.00 per child self-drive
Cost with Transfers: $195.00 per adult and $185.00 per child from Queenstown
Departures: 8:00 am & 1:30 pm – Queenstown | 9:00 am & 2:30 pm – 243 Priory Road, Glenorchy
Information: Allow 1 hour travel time from Queenstown – Glenorchy
Base: 243 Priory Road, Glenorchy
“I have horse trekked everywhere I can in New Zealand, from the top of the north down. This was the most amazing of all!! I am speechless. All I can say is great guides and well cared for horses. Well done!” Orla

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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.  

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 our qualified guides direction during the trek.  While every effort is made to accommodate the intermediate and experienced riders wishes we must consider yours and our horses safety first.

Terms & Conditions Apply. Please click here for more information.

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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