10% off Easy Rider Trek. Enter code WINTEREASY at the checkout to redeem. Valid for all booking until the 5th July 2024
10% off Easy Rider Trek. Enter code WINTEREASY at the checkout to redeem. Valid for all booking until the 5th July 2024

Custom Treks

Join us on a tailored Horse Riding Adventure


Custom 1.5 Hour Ride

Beginner

1.5 hr

$350


A trail ride for everybody, even the kids! This is a relaxing, slow paced trek that allows you to explore the coveted landscapes of the Glenorchy river systems with its dramatic mountain backdrop. 

Once you arrive our friendly, experienced team will get you "geared up" and take you through an introduction to our horses and how we communicate with them. You'll have a chance to meet and bond with your horse before heading out for the easy ride along the valley and river systems. There's no more magical experience than venturing through the wilderness with you and your horse in harmony together! 

Getting there


Driving yourself:
We are located in  the Dart Valley, Glenorchy. You will need to allow  1 hour to drive from Queenstown.

What you need to know


Our horses are not machines, and they have been trained with particular cues and communication. We don’t kick or yank our horses and you’ll be asked to use the methods that they are familiar with when you ride with us.

Our rider weight limit is 105kg, allowances for riders outside of this weight limit may be granted for experienced riders or for shorter rides, depending on the riders’ weight. Any allowances made by Lighthorse must be granted in writing and will be checked on the day.  

We have different sized horses for different sized people. But at the end of the day, horse riding is still an athletic activity and you need to be able to get on and get off safely without hurting yourself or the horse. Please be honest about your weight and ability as there will be no refunds if you’re turned away from your ride because inaccurate information was provided. If in doubt (call us) to discuss your needs prior to booking.

Cancellation & Refunds

All bookings are subject to weather and safety calls. If we can run the trek and the client chooses not to ride, there will be no refund, if we cancel the ride and cannot provide the client with an alternative, we will issue a refund. Cancellations and booking changes made after 30 days, but prior to 10 days will incur a 10% of the total booking fee, cancellations made within 10 days, but prior to 7 days of the day of your booked ride will incur a 50% cancellation fee. Cancellation within 7 days of your booked ride are non-refundable.

All terms and conditions can be found here: https://www.lighthorseadventures.com/terms-conditions/

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Custom 2.5 Hour Ride

Beginner

2.5 hr

$450


A beautiful 2.5 hour experience at the head of Lake Wakatipu, New Zealand's longest lake. Riding alongside braided, glacial fed rivers. This adventure offers river crossings and spectacular scenery, including views of The Misty Mountains, The Wizard's Vale and The Mighty Methedras. An unforgettable experience for all levels of rider and a great option for mixed ability couples and groups. 

Before you head out, our friendly, experienced guides will take you through an intro session on horsemanship and you'll get a chance to bond with your horse on the ground and then in the saddle. This session will set you up for a fun, harmonious ride and you'll feel like a horseman (or horsewoman) as you venture through the coveted landscapes of the Glenorchy River system with its dramatic mountain backdrop. An experience you won't forget! 

*Faster paces are dependent on rider abilities and environmental factors and are not guaranteed on any ride. 

Getting there


Driving yourself:
We are located in  the Dart Valley, Glenorchy. You will need to allow  1 hour to drive from Queenstown.

What you need to know


Our horses are not machines, and they have been trained with particular cues and communication. We don’t kick or yank our horses and you’ll be asked to use the methods that they are familiar with when you ride with us.

Our rider weight limit is 105kg, allowances for riders outside of this weight limit may be granted for experienced riders or for shorter rides, depending on the riders’ weight. Any allowances made by Lighthorse must be granted in writing and will be checked on the day.  

We have different sized horses for different sized people. But at the end of the day, horse riding is still an athletic activity and you need to be able to get on and get off safely without hurting yourself or the horse. Please be honest about your weight and ability as there will be no refunds if you’re turned away from your ride because inaccurate information was provided. If in doubt (call us) to discuss your needs prior to booking.

Cancellation & Refunds

All bookings are subject to weather and safety calls. If we can run the trek and the client chooses not to ride, there will be no refund, if we cancel the ride and cannot provide the client with an alternative, we will issue a refund. Cancellations and booking changes made after 30 days, but prior to 10 days will incur a 10% of the total booking fee, cancellations made within 10 days, but prior to 7 days of the day of your booked ride will incur a 50% cancellation fee. Cancellation within 7 days of your booked ride are non-refundable.

All terms and conditions can be found here: https://www.lighthorseadventures.com/terms-conditions/

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Custom 3.5 Hour Ride

Intermediate

3.5 hr

$650


3.5 hour trek that rides through a range of different landscapes, river crossings*, lupin fields** and more. A great ride that offers a varied pace and has the ability to offer a relaxing picnic lunch.

Build your own experience! This ride will not be open to the public, we will tailor this ride to your group's needs*. Spend the entire ride in the saddle or have a picnic lunch stop added and enjoy grazing by the river with your horse. Picnic lunches can be brought with you, or ordered through us.

*While we endeavour to tailor this ride to each group's specific requirements, our guides will have discretion over appropriate paces and behaviour used with our horses in the environmental conditions present on the day and the group's riding capabilities. 

Getting there


Driving yourself:
We are located in  the Dart Valley, Glenorchy. You will need to allow  1 hour to drive from Queenstown.

What you need to know


Our horses are not machines, and they have been trained with particular cues and communication. We don’t kick or yank our horses and you’ll be asked to use the methods that they are familiar with when you ride with us.

Our rider weight limit is 105kg, allowances for riders outside of this weight limit may be granted for experienced riders or for shorter rides, depending on the riders’ weight. Any allowances made by Lighthorse must be granted in writing and will be checked on the day.  

We have different sized horses for different sized people. But at the end of the day, horse riding is still an athletic activity and you need to be able to get on and get off safely without hurting yourself or the horse. Please be honest about your weight and ability as there will be no refunds if you’re turned away from your ride because inaccurate information was provided. If in doubt (call us) to discuss your needs prior to booking.

Cancellation & Refunds

All bookings are subject to weather and safety calls. If we can run the trek and the client chooses not to ride, there will be no refund, if we cancel the ride and cannot provide the client with an alternative, we will issue a refund. Cancellations and booking changes made after 30 days, but prior to 10 days will incur a 10% of the total booking fee, cancellations made within 10 days, but prior to 7 days of the day of your booked ride will incur a 50% cancellation fee. Cancellation within 7 days of your booked ride are non-refundable.

All terms and conditions can be found here: https://www.lighthorseadventures.com/terms-conditions/


Custom Full Day Ride

Experienced

Full Day

$885


An epic adventure through our glorious rivers and valleys! Get immersed in the experience and become one with your horse over this full day adventure. You'll start your day with an introduction to the art of Horsemanship and build your bond throughout the day while you and your horse venture together as partners through some of the worlds most scenic riding areas. 

Customise your ride with lunch (or second and third breakfast) and other horse activities such as log jumping, cowboy skills, horseback archery and/or added horsemanship tuition. 

*Extra activities subject to advanced guide availability.

*Trek availability is subject to weather and seasons.

Getting there


Driving yourself:
We are located in  the Dart Valley, Glenorchy. You will need to allow  1 hour to drive from Queenstown.

What you need to know


Our horses are not machines, and they have been trained with particular cues and communication. We don’t kick or yank our horses and you’ll be asked to use the methods that they are familiar with when you ride with us.

Our rider weight limit is 105kg, allowances for riders outside of this weight limit may be granted for experienced riders or for shorter rides, depending on the riders’ weight. Any allowances made by Lighthorse must be granted in writing and will be checked on the day.  

We have different sized horses for different sized people. But at the end of the day, horse riding is still an athletic activity and you need to be able to get on and get off safely without hurting yourself or the horse. Please be honest about your weight and ability as there will be no refunds if you’re turned away from your ride because inaccurate information was provided. If in doubt (call us) to discuss your needs prior to booking.

Cancellation & Refunds

All bookings are subject to weather and safety calls. If we can run the trek and the client chooses not to ride, there will be no refund, if we cancel the ride and cannot provide the client with an alternative, we will issue a refund. Cancellations and booking changes made after 30 days, but prior to 10 days will incur a 10% of the total booking fee, cancellations made within 10 days, but prior to 7 days of the day of your booked ride will incur a 50% cancellation fee. Cancellation within 7 days of your booked ride are non-refundable.

All terms and conditions can be found here: https://www.lighthorseadventures.com/terms-conditions/

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Want a custom multi-day trek?

We offer tailor made multi-day packages through the stunning surrounds of the Dart Valley. Let us create your perfect  experience!