Mountain High River Deep

Full Day Ride

A full day horse ride for experienced riders. Cross glacier fed rivers, explore ancient beech forests and enjoy the complimentary lunch under snowcapped mountains.

Price

$500.00

Experience

Experienced Riders with good level of fitness.

Duration

Roughly 7 hours

Departures

 9 AM 

Minimum Age

12 years old

Weight Limit

95kg

Ancient Beech Forests, Glacial Rivers and the chance to really ride.

Our company boasts the largest backyard in the Queenstown Basin, with exclusive access to some of Glenorchy’s most iconic and renowned scenery. Come and explore over 100,000 acres of pristine Backcountry. Cross glacier fed rivers, climb the side of a mountain and explore stunning heritage trails through ancient beech forests, among the wildflowers and snowcapped mountain ranges made famous from New Zealand’s biggest Hollywood blockbuster films. 

Complementary Lunch included in this package. 5-6 hours in the saddle.

FOR RIDERS WITH A GOOD LEVEL OF FITNESS AND RIDING ABILITY: 

50 + hours in saddle experience required- comfortable cantering over uneven terrain and having a balanced and independent seat are necessary to do this ride due to the terrain, pace and the length of the ride.

Minimum 2 riders required.

Our full day is a ride for Experienced riders ONLY. That means you need to be able to trot and canter over uneven terrain confidently whilst maintaining control of your horse. Having a balanced and independent seat is also necessary for this ride (in any saddle as we use a variety here). 50 + hours saddle experienced required. 

This ride is NOT suitable for beginners or intermediates. Refunds will not be given if you are deemed not up to ability by our staff, or tell us inaccurate or false information regarding your experience.  
If you are a beginner or intermediate have a look at our Rees River Trail Ride or our Mid Rivers Ride for more suitable options.

Yes! Our age limit for the Full day ride is 12 years provided they match the necessary level required to join.

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.

And of course – A PHONE or small camera to capture your memories!

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!

Yes.

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.

是的 。
为了我们的员工、马匹、其他客户,当然还有您自己的安全,必须具备熟练的英语基础知识、理解和沟通才能参加我们提供的任何骑行活动。所有安全说明均为英文,在整个徒步旅行中理解并听取我们的专家指南非常重要,以避免或最大程度地减少任何事故、危险或风险。如果您因违反政策而被拒绝,则不予退款。

Testimonials

My favourite girl and my two happy horses, out for a play in the Rees river. #glenorchy #horses #highcountryhorses #paradise #hchfullday
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Frequently Asked Questions

For the safety of our horses, staff and yourself, we require all clients booking this trek to be at an EXPERIENCED RIDER level. Our guides reserve the right to ask you to not participate or pull you off this ride if they deem you not up to ability. No refunds will be offered in the event this happens.

Yes! Our age limit for our Mountain high, River deep ride is 12 years old provided they have extensive riding experience and are riding fit. If your child is younger we recommend checking out our Rees River Ride. 

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.

Yes! this ride offers opportunities to go a little faster for experienced riders. As long as your guide feels confident in your riding abilities and feels you are both in control of your horse and the conditions are safe you will be allowed to go for plenty of canters along the way.

Please note, your guide will always assess the current weather, trail, horse and rider conditions to ensure it is safe to go faster before allowing the group to canter. 

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!

Yes.

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. 

是的。

为了我们的员工、马匹、其他客户,当然还有您自己的安全,必须具备熟练的基础知识和英语理解才能参加我们提供的任何骑行活动。所有安全说明均为英文,在整个徒步旅行中理解并听取我们的专家指南非常重要,以避免或最大程度地减少任何事故、危险或风险。

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