Rees River Pro

The half-day ride for those that know how to ride. This experienced only ride combines the breath-taking beauty of the Rees River Valley, with the exhilaration of exploring it at pace with a group of capable riders that can keep up!

Price

$250.00 

Experience

Experienced Only

Duration

3 hour Experience

Departures

 9 AM 

Minimum Age

12 years old

Weight Limit

95kg

Our experienced-only half day horse ride

This experienced only ride combines the breath-taking beauty of the Rees River Valley, with the exhilaration of exploring it at pace with a group of capable riders that can keep up! With plenty of opportunities to go faster, feel the wind in your hair as you ride through fields seasonal wild flowers, feeling the crisp, clear water’s splash as we criss-cross through the glacially fed river and lose yourself amongst the winding willow laden trails. This ride features all the scenic highlights of our Rees River Trail and is where our guides and horses go to play. We can’t wait to show you why this is one of our favourites!

2 riders minimum required.

Testimonials

Winter means lupin season isn't far away! 
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Evenings like these its almost sad to be headed for home. 
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Riding a horse is awesome, today I think swimming a horse would be even better!
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JOIN THE TEAM! JOB OPPORTUITY IN AN OFFICE WITH A WORLD CLASS VIEW 👌🏻

High Country Horses is looking for a superstar Camp Director to join our team for the summer season. We are after someone who can work individually and as part of a team with great time management as you would be responsible for the transfers of our multi day ride clients to and from Queenstown, setting up camp each day as the rides move throughout the area, collecting and transporting catering along with returning used containers to our caterer. 
Because of the transportation aspect of this job, our ideal candidate would already hold their P class licence or be willing and able to obtain it. 
Accomodation can be arranged if needed. This role is Monday - Friday with a minimum 30 hours per week with a break over Christmas/New Year holidays. 
Please note this is not a guiding/riding position and is a seasonal role from October-March. 
If this sounds like the job for you, or someone you know, please get a hold of Amanda at info@highcountryhorses.nz or on 03 442 9915

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Beautiful, picturesque landscape views of Glenorchy's basin, crossing glacial rivers whilst on horseback 😍 Save up to 20% off! ⁠
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Four day, 76km backpacking trip along the Rees Track.  Yeah, I climbed those mountains. 
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Crossing the Rees River on an evening ride in Glenorchy 🐴 #river #isengard #topofthelake #filmset #horseback #trail #mountains #highcountryhorses #rtw #roundtheworld #reesrivertrail #glenorchy #horsebackriding #nature #outdoors #adventure #sports #horse #riding #trekkingday #girlstrip #femmetravel #travelbloggerslife #aotearoa #travel #newzealand #noan17
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Frequently Asked Questions

Our Rees River Pro is a ride only for Experienced riders. That means you need to be able to canter over uneven terrain confidently whilst maintaining control of your horse.

This ride is NOT suitable for beginners or intermediates. 
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 Rees River PRO ride is 12 years old. If your child is younger we recommend checking out our Mid Rivers One Hour Ride or our 2.5 hour Rees River Trail. 

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.

Yes! As long as your guide feels comfortable that you are an experienced rider and are capable 

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!

The adventure of a lifetime is just a few clicks away.