Mountains High, Rivers Deep
Our original full day ride.
Our company boasts the largest backyard in the Queenstown Basin. Come and explore over 100,000 acres of pristine Backcountry. Cross glacial-fed Rivers, climb the side of a mountain range and explore trails through ancient beech forest.
Lunch and transfer included in this package. 5-6 hours in the saddle.
FOR RIDERS WITH A GOOD LEVEL OF FITNESS AND RIDING ABILITY: due to the terrain and the length of the ride riding experience is required.
|Season:||All Year Round|
|Duration:||Allow up to 5 – 6 hours in the saddle.|
|Min Age:||10 years old. All children 14 years old and under MUST be accompanied by a parent or guardian.|
|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:||Intermediate – Experienced – (Click here to find out what rider level best describes you.)|
|Cost:||$425.00 per person self-drive. All children 14 years old and under MUST be accompanied by a parent or guardian.|
|Departures:||9:00 am – Mid Rivers Farm, 243 Priory Road, Glenorchy|
|Information:||Allow 1 hour drive time from Queenstown to High Country Horses, Mid Rivers Farm, Glenorchy. See How To Find Us here.
Transfers from Queenstown can be arranged, minimum numbers apply.
|Base:||Mid Rivers Farm, 243 Priory Road, Glenorchy|
EXPLORE YOUR BACKYARD
was $425 – NOW $340
“Five hours of riding… I will feel it tomorrow, but will remember it for a life time! I had a wonderful time spending a day in this pure New Zealand experience, and will recommend it to anyone who will listen”
Carolyn, Vancouver Island, Canada
20% off all direct bookings
For Beginner - Experienced Riders
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Intermediate - Experienced Riders
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What they say
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.
Phone: +64 3 442 9915
Freephone: 0508 59 59 59
Address: High Country Horses, 243 Priory Road, Glenorchy