Rides | Horse Treks
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Graze & Glory Experience
3- 4 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 a 20 minute break for relaxing picnic lunch.
Rider's must have ridden at least 31 times before and be confident at the canter
Ages 15+ only (Children must be accompanied by an adult) |
Group discounts for 4 +
We recommend this ride for intermediate to experienced riders.
Please Note: As this is an education based adventure which requires active discussion between the Guides and riders, ALL riders in your group must have sufficient English and be able to understand and respond to instructions from their Guides.
Photo packages available at checkout.
* We require a minimum of 24 hours notice for bookings that require special assistance including disabilities.
The kind of ride dreams are made of. Feel like you are riding through a fairytale with this 3 hour adventure. Suitable for confident beginners through to advanced. Must have ridden at least 31 times before and be comfortable at the canter.
Stopping midway through for a relaxing break and picnic lunch (or second breakfast!). Graze with your horse on the riverside! Please note that lunches are an extra charge and can be selected through the booking process, you are also welcome to bring your own lunches (please pack your lunches in such a way that they can easily slide into the saddlebags and not leak onto your horse). Please list any dietary restrictions or allergies if booking lunches through us.
You'll get the best of both worlds, as this ride covers landscape from two different river systems, the Dart River and the Rees River. Both stunning braided rivers that are have their own unique qualities.
*This ride is walking, trotting and cantering. Cantering is not guaranteed. The Guides will decide on the most suitable pace for the group that they have on the day.
River crossings are subject to weather conditions and may not be possible on certain days of the year.
We are located in the Dart Valley, Glenorchy. You will need to allow 1 hour to drive from Queenstown.
Transport / Transfers:
Unavailable at this time.
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.
Cancellations must be made with a minimum of 48 hours notice prior to the day of your booked ride to qualify for a booking re-schedule or refund. Cancellations and booking changes made after 30 days, but prior to 48 hours will incur a 10% of the total booking fee, cancellations and changes made within 48 hours of the day of your booked ride are non-refundable.
Arrival times: Please note: that the check-in for your ride is 30 minutes prior to the ride start time. Being late may result in you missing your ride, for which no refund will be given. Please arrive promptly at the check-in time.
All terms and conditions can be found here: https://www.lighthorseadventures.com/terms-conditions/
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