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Christchurch Horse Ride with River Crossing - 2 Hours

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Waimak river Riding centre
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2 hours
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Highlights

  • 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 breathtaking 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

  • This experience is two hours in duration
  • Available daily at 10am and 1pm, excluding Christmas Day

Restrictions

Weight limit is 100 kg for beginners and 110 kg for experienced riders. Minimum age is 12yo. Younger children allowed but will be walked or led.

Guidelines

  • Please advise your weight and riding ability upon booking so a suitable horse can be allocated
  • Weight limit is 100kg for beginners and 110kg for experienced riders
  • The minimum age is 12 years

Cancellation

Once this experience has been confirmed, changes are at the discretion of the experience provider and arranged directly with them according to their policy.

Weather

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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