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Our age limit for the Mid rivers trail is 6 years old, Our Rees River Trail ride is 7 years old, and our experienced day rides is a minimum of 12 years (provided their riding experience is up to the level required). We unfortunatly do not offer pony rides to children under our age restrictions due to insurance policies.

All children under 18 years old and MUST be accompanied by a parent or guardian. 

The well being and safety of our horses is of the utmost importance to our team and weight limits are put in place to ensure their welfare is kept in accordance to the world horse welfare tourism standard. We are strict on this policy.

Please note that guests may be weighed at check in and then introduced to the horse that best suits your riding ability and weight.

Long trousers, suitable sturdy footwear, sunglasses, sunscreen. During winter please bring warm layers including socks, gloves, scarf.

All booking cancellations 7 days prior to your trek date will be refunded in full.  

50% of the booking cost will be refunded between 7 days and 24 hours of your cancellation request.  

No refund is available within 24 hours of your departure time

Depending on your ride, movie magic is never far away! It is not hard to see why this beautiful part of the world has been a favorite movie location for some of Hollywood’s biggest blockbusters, as you ride amongst towering snow capped mountain ranges, fantasy based landscapes, ancient forests and spellbinding scenery that transports you to another world. High Country Horses are lucky enough to have EXCLUSIVE horse riding access to many of these secret and private film locations, so movie fans can rejoice at the chance to ride through authentic sites and settings where their favourite film/s were made.

Glenorchy and its surrounds have played host to some of New Zealand’s biggest Hollywood blockbusters including: 

  • Lord of the Rings trilogy
  • The hobbit trilogy
  • The Chronicles of Narnia: The lion, the witch and the wardrobe
  • The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian
  • X men Origins: Wolverine
  • Mission Impossible 6: Fallout
  • Disney’s – The Water Horse
  • Netflix’s – Sweet tooth
  • Vertical limits
  • Walking with Dinosaurs
  • Pete’s Dragon
  • 10,000 BC
  • The Legend of the Seeker
  • 30 days of Night
  • The lovely bones
  • Taylor Swifts ‘Out of the Woods’ music video
  • Top of the Lake
  • And many, many more.


For the safety of our staff, horses, other clients and of course yourselves, it is mandatory to have proficient basic knowledge and understanding of English in order to participate in any ride we offer. All safety instructions are in English and it is important to understand and listen to our expert guides for the entirety of our treks to avoid or minimize any mishaps, dangers or risks.