Rides | Horse Treks

"Wonderful guides... Breathtaking setting"


“Wonderful guides (and amazing with the kids) in a breathtaking setting. Love that the new owner is an expert in natural horsemanship and they do not use metal bits with their horses.”

Emily Cunha

Revamped Graze & Glory Experience

Intermediate +

Full Day

From $485

A 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 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.

* Bookings can still be made and honoured for the "Graze & Glory" experience

Ride details


Immerse yourself in this epic adventure. Start with a 45 minute introduction to the art of natural horsemanship, then build the bond with your horse while you venture together through some of the world's most scenic riding areas and popular filming sites. Your guides will take you through different gaits, terrain and challenges, while you enjoy the magic of horse riding - like kings of the past. 

Enjoy a picnic lunch by the river with your horse. You are welcome to bring your own lunches (please pack them so that they can slide into the saddle bags without leaking onto your horse), or book a lunch through us (select during the booking process, please remember to list any dietary restrictions or allergies). 

The Ride of the Kings is designed for confident and capable riders.  Due to the terrain and safe group management, we never promise to offer the canter. However, it is the expectation in joining this ride that you are able to rise to the trot, sit to the canter and are riding fit for a full day adventure.

*Extra activities subject to advanced guide availability.
*Trek availability is subject to weather and seasons. 

River crossings are subject to weather conditions and may not be possible on certain days of the year.

Getting there


Driving yourself:
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.

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. 

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

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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