Horse Riding Holidays in New Zealand

Sublime forests, mountains, lakes, beaches and fiords make New Zealand one of the best horse riding destinations on the planet and itโ€™s easy to see why itโ€™s been picked as an ideal wilderness filming location. From alpine lakes to sunken valleys, the South Island, where our horse riding holidays are located is home to astounding scenery and plenty of adrenaline adventures.

New Zealand

South Island Explorer Trail

8 days / 7 nights / 6 days riding

Get completely off-grid and spend a week exploring the iconic high country stations of the South Island in deepest New Zealand. Stay in basic shearers huts or tents and gain an insight of how life works on these remote sheep and cattle stations. This is an adventurous participatory ride and you will be involved in the daily work of looking after the horses and setting up camp on the trip.

A day on the trail

Climb into a comfortable stock saddle atop one of the strong Clydesdale/Thoroughbred horses used on this horse riding holiday. Spend the day riding over high mountain passes on pack tracks made by early pioneers and trek across rugged terrain listening to the wide variety of native birds. Every day on the trail youโ€™ll be viewing the spectacular and majestic snow capped mountains towering high above bush covered slopes, vast river flats, crystal clear lakes and sparkling rivers which gush through sheer faced gorges.

Relax and unwind

Imagine sitting around the campfire, sipping wine and chatting about the dayโ€™s adventures on one of our epic horse riding holidays in New Zealand. Eat a hearty meal cooked over an open fire accompanied by a hot cup of tea (or something stronger), then lay back and gaze at the star filled sky.