Mid Rivers Ride

Experience the perfect ride for families and beginners in Glenorchy. Join our one-hour trail ride through stunning scenery and glacial waters. Book now!






1 hour in the saddle.


Daily at 12:30  pm

Minimum Age

6 years old

Weight Limit


The perfect ride for families and those new to riding.

The perfect ride for those after relaxed short ride, on a time frame, or have never ridden a horse before. This 1 hour trail combines the beauty of our farm and surrounding areas. Situated between the Rees and Dart Rivers, you’ll immerse yourself in the beauty that is Glenorchy, riding through glacial waters, wild flowers and be surrounded by our world famous snow capped mountains famously showcased in some of Hollywood’s biggest fantasy and action blockbusters. 

If you are short on time or have never ridden and want to have the experience of riding this is a perfect opportunity.

Walk pace only.


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Frequently Asked Questions

Yes! Our Mid Rivers Trail ride is perfect for beginners! By keeping the pace of the ride at a walk only, we can help you have a safe first horse riding experience. This ride is perfect for families and children.

Our guides offer expert tuition and horses that excel at helping beginners find their confidence as you explore the wondrous Rees Valley on horseback. 

Yes! our age limit for the Mid Rivers Ride is 6 years old.

If your child is a little younger but has had a lot of horse riding experience please contact our team as we might be able to make an exception.

All children under 16 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.

Our Mid rivers ride is designed to offer beginners the perfect first riding opportunity. 

By keeping this ride at a WALK ONLY pace we can ensure that you feel comfortable on the trail even if you have never ridden a horse before!

Soak up the scenery, enjoy the connection with and learn the basics of horse riding in this horse-riding experience. 

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

The back drop of this ride has been featured in numerous movies over the years. 

You’ll be riding beneath the famous “misty mountains” in The Lord of The Rings looking up at the Dart Valley that was the location of the tower of Isengard. 

You will also ride right through a scene from X-Men Origins Wolverine – a famous bridge that has been used for countless Car commercials to name just a few.

Most importantly… this ride will leave you feeling like you’re the star in your own movie!


For the safety of our staff, horses, other clients and of course yourselves, it is mandatory to have proficient basic knowledge, understanding and communication of English 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. No refunds are offered in the case you are turned away due to the breach in policy.

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Interactive Trail map

*Please note trails are subject to change and the interactive map is only one of our potential trails.