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Rubicon Valley Horse Treks - 2 Hour River Trail Horse Trek

Springfield, New Zealand
Rubicon Valley Horse Treks - 2 Hour River Trail Horse Trek

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Enjoy a guided horseback ride at a high-country sheep farm in Springfield, outside Christchurch. This horse trek takes you on a riverside trail that is suitable for the entire family. Beginning or more experienced riders can walk, trot or canter past the Waimakariri River Canyon with views of the Southern Alps. Set out in the morning or afternoon in a small group of six people per guide.
  • Ride alongside Waimakariri Canyon from a sheep station near Christchurch
  • View the Southern Alps from the Otarama lookout
  • Enjoy morning or afternoon tea
  • Ride in a small group of six passengers per guide
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2 hour horse trek with professional guide and all safety equipment (6:1 guide ratio)
Wet weather gear if required
Local taxes
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Rubicon Valley Horse Treks , 534 Rubicon Road, Springfield 7681, New Zealand

Please arrive 15 minutes prior to confirmed booking time.

This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult and be a minimum of 12 years old and be confident
  • Adult pricing applies to all travellers
  • Small groups with max client to guide ratio of 6:1
  • Long trousers and sturdy footwear are required
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Rubicon Valley Horse Treks
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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Stop reading this and book it!
, Apr 2022
Absolutely stunning views over the mountains! Climbing up and down some steep terrain and even a cheeky stream crossing. The horses are so beautiful as to almost make us seem competent
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Thank you for the great review See you again sometime Chris
Go Memphis and Red!
, Feb 2022
The best one yet! Chris was a fantastic guide. The horses were incredible, never once did we feel unsafe on our horses. Loved the fact that if you didn’t want to trot or canter you didn’t have to I.e. your horse didn’t take off. Chris gave great tips on how to handle your horse and we loved our new names “Memphis” and “Red”. Awesome morning and will definitely come back. This is definitely well worth doing for all riders of any stages. Chris makes you feel very comfortable.
icon Response from Host , Feb 2022
Thank you for the great review. Pleased you enjoyed your time on my horses. Look forward to seeing you again Chris
it feels amazing!
, Feb 2022
it was wonderful experience. It gives me a break from reality and peace of mind. I enjoyed it a lot and look forward to the next time. 🐎 🌲 😊 I’ll see u again “lofty”.
icon Response from Host , Feb 2022
Was a great ride. Lofty will be waiting for you Chris
Fantastic Enjoyable ride with Chris
, Jan 2022
Wow what a fantastic experience. Chris was amazing. He is a super great guide and teacher. We know how to ride a horse now. We would highly recommend this great experience and we would also fo it again.
icon Response from Host , Feb 2022
Thank you
Horse Trek in the Mountains
, Jun 2019
It was only my second time on a horse and the tour guide was very patient. He was very helpful and knowledgable. The views are beautiful! Highly recommend if you want to see the incredible views in this part of Christchurch.
The tour guide is really...
Yuliana M
, Feb 2018
The tour guide is really knowledgeable and patient. The views are absolutely incredible! It was my first time horseback riding, and I was completely comfortable and relaxed. Chris does a wonderful job and it's obvious he cares about his horses as well as his riders. Definitely would recommend!
Fantastic experience , Great fun...
brendon e
, Oct 2016
Fantastic experience , Great fun, Very well run trek, Beautiful countryside, The horses were a joy to ride. Will do this again

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