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2 Hour Private Christchurch Horse Ride with River Crossing

Christchurch, NZ - Show on map
Waimak River Riding Centre

2 Hour Private Christchurch Horse Ride with River Crossing


  • Magical, private horse ride only 20 minutes north of Christchurch
  • Meander through woodlands, grasslands and cross the river
  • Amazing views of the Waimakariri River and snow-capped mountains

Take the reigns and enjoy a private picturesque horse ride through the stunning backcountry, not far from Christchurch city. Meander along woodland areas and verdant grasslands, and cross the clear blue waters of the Waimakariri River, with gorgeous scenery on offer in all seasons.

What's Included?

  • Two-hour private horse ride
  • Professional guide
  • Approved safety helmets
  • Wet weather gear and gloves if necessary

Gallivant through breathtaking scenery on horseback during this private two-hour horse trail just 20 minutes north of Christchurch. Once settled on your horse, you'll follow your guide out to the backcountry and ride along a diverse range of terrain, including luscious woodland areas and open green spaces. You'll then head along the riverbed before crossing the cool, blue waters of the Waimakariri River, often the highlight of the ride for many. Photo opportunities are aplenty during the ride, with a gorgeous backdrop on offer in all seasons, including snow-peaked mountains in the winter. Your riding ability sets the tone for the ride, and with just you and your instructor along for the ride, you will get to dictate the pace.

Session Length

  • Your riding experience is approximately two hours in duration
  • Please allow up to three hours for the whole experience
  • Available daily at 10 am and 1 pm, excluding Christmas Day


  • Please advise your weight and riding ability upon booking so a suitable horse can be allocated
  • Weight limit is 90 kg for beginners and 95 kg for experienced riders
  • The minimum age is 12 years
  • Younger children allowed but will be walked or led.


  • Change your booking up to 24 hours before the start time of your experience
  • Changes are not permitted within 24 hours of your experience
  • Late arrivals or no shows may result in you forfeiting your experience


If the provider feels that the weather will compromise the safety of the trek, they will contact you and reschedule.

Dress Code

Please wear comfortable long trousers (shorts and three-quarter pants are not recommended), sturdy covered in shoes and other clothing suitable for the conditions.

Other Info

All participants are required to arrive 30minutes prior to departure time to allow for paper work, helmet fitting and a safety demonstration. Late arrivals may compromise the safety of the ride and therefore may be excluded.

This experience takes place in Belfast, New Zealand.

For 1 person
2 hours
$325 each
$325 each
$325 each

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