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Christchurch Horse Ride with River Crossing - 2 Hours

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Waimak River Riding Centre

Christchurch Horse Ride with River Crossing - 2 Hours


  • Magical 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 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 horse ride
  • Professional guide
  • Approved safety helmets
  • Wet weather gear and gloves if necessary

Gallivant through breath taking scenery on horseback during this two-hour horse trail just 20 minutes north of Christchurch. Once settled onto 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 if there are beginners in the group, you'll be split into groups so that everyone can ride safely.

Session Length

  • Allow 2.5 / 3 hrs for the whole experience
  • Available daily at 10am and 1pm, excluding Christmas Day


Weight limit is 90 kg for beginners and 95 kg for experienced riders. Minimum age is 12yo. Younger children allowed but will be walked or led.


  • Please advise your weight and riding ability upon booking so a suitable horse can be allocated
  • Weight limit is 90kg for beginners and 95kg for experienced riders
  • The minimum age is 12 years


  • 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, 20 minutes north of Christchurch.

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