Horse Treks.

Horse treks departing 2pm daily, enjoy riding a well schooled horse in a safe country environment.

  • Expect 1.5 - 2 hours trekking, allow 3 hours total.
  • Only 10 minutes drive from Oxford, 50 minutes from Christchurch Airport.
  • Great views of the Canterbury Plains all the way back to Christchurch
  • Well schooled horses.
  • Treks available for different levels - flat farm land, willow trees and river, hill country
  • Complete beginners to advanced riders are welcome.
  • All treks include basic instruction.
  • Riding hats are provided for your use.
  • Groups welcome.
  • Directions from Christchurch
  • Maximum rider weight is 100kg
  • Yes you can BYO horse

    You need to bring:
    Long trousers, not jeans - track pants would be ideal.
    Shoes with a small heel- runners or track shoes are OK
    Your camera
    Money! - small shop available that sells cold drinks, chocolate, chips etc.

    Half day treks cost NZ$100 each adult (or NZ$85.00 if pre-paid before arrival)
    Child NZ$80 each (or NZ$65.00 if pre-paid before arrival)(child is under 18 years)
    You can book on line here.
    Please note we do not have on site facilities to accept credit card payments or EFTPOS, if paying on arrival we only accept cash.
    Bookings can also be made at any visitor information center.


    Full payment is required when booking.


    A refund of monies paid is available on the following bases.

  • If notice is received: within 24 hours of trek departing Full Refund*.
  • If we cancel the trek due to weather conditions Full refund*
  • If you cancel on the day of your trek no Refund
  • No Show No Refund
  • * Please note any refunds to credit cards incur a $25 chargeback fee.

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