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High Country Horses

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243 Priory Road | Queenstown, Glenorchy 9350, New Zealand
+64 3-442 9915
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I thoroughly enjoyed ever aspect of my full day combo experience with High Country Horses. All the... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Liam B
via mobile
Know how to ride? This is your place!

I had so much fun the first day I rode with them that I went back and did the same ride the second... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
wnlmom2010
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High Country Horses operates from a farm 15 mins from Glenorchy at the top of Lake Wakatipu - Mid Rivers Farm. We are surround by the Humbolt and Richardson ranges of Mountains and are nested at the base of Mount Alfred. The only company tht can take you to actual locations from The Lord of the Rings Trilogy and many other films. Offering local knowledge and exclusive rights to over 120,000 acres of Back-Country. Over 80 horses of all breeds and the best trails in the Country!! We can offer 1.5 hour rides through to 5 days/4nights. Activities for all to enjoy.
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  • Very good14%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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243 Priory Road | Queenstown, Glenorchy 9350, New Zealand
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I thoroughly enjoyed ever aspect of my full day combo experience with High Country Horses. All the staff members I encountered were extremely helpful and polite. I have previously ridden with High country and chose to come back because of the magnificent scenery and they're...More

Thank Liam B
DeanaIrvine, Owner at High Country Horses, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you so much for your review. It's great to have reviews from returning clients as your evaluation of our business is one that reflects the true being of this business. The PARADISE COMBO too is a great way for you to spend a day...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

I had so much fun the first day I rode with them that I went back and did the same ride the second day. High Country does a very good job of evaluating each riders ability and placing them in a small group accordingly. Both...More

Thank wnlmom2010
DeanaIrvine, Owner at High Country Horses, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your comments. We have taken our time and years to pick the very best of NZ bloodlines. Our horses are selected by nature and the ability to rise to our environment. We can't wait to take you further into the...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

My friend and I celebrated her 40th birthday with a 4 night/5 day ride at High Country Horses (through Globetrotting). We were part of an experienced group and we had an amazing time. Shaun, Jess and Anna were our guides and I have no idea...More

Thank Foxlips
DeanaIrvine, Owner at High Country Horses, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your kind words. This has been the biggest challenge but also most gratifying part of the "Grief Journey" To see the dream come to life and then for clients to appreciate the experience is what gives us the strength to...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We did the river trip and it was absolutely amazing, gorgeous scenery and the horses were well looked after and knew what the we’re doing. Our guide was very knowledgeable about the surroundings and we got loads of beautiful photos.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My daughter and I chose to do the all day Mountain High River Deep ride as it was an all day ride and promised mountains, ancient Beech forests and rivers. The ride was super expensive ($750 for the two of us) but we felt it...More

3  Thank Miriam T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Horses were well taken care of, staff was friendly and the views on the rees river were great! I'm experienced rider and I was really lucky that everyone on the same group were experienced riders and we could canter many times! Crossing the river was...More

Thank Saara L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Shout out to Katie - she was lots of fun to talk to (we learned so much about the surrounding area) as well as a great photographer. Additionally, she was calm and composed in every situation we encountered. Overall, we had a great day -...More

1  Thank mollybyday
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A local outdoorsy recommended this place. They pick you up at Queenstown. The scenery drive to the stable was really really breathtaking... On the trail, it's a mixed level group. BUT,,,, if you are comfortable and practicing trail riding etiquette, you can go ahead ride...More

Thank Tammy949
DeanaIrvine, Owner at High Country Horses, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Tammy, thank you for your review of our rees river trail. We do our best to cater to all abilities on this tour whist still taking our time to appreciate the scenery and tutor the beginner riders among the group. this is a hard...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We did the Paradise combo ride. Magnificent scenery, horses were very well cared for and Jess our guide was lovely and informative. We had an opportunity for one short canter in the morning and the afternoon ride was walking only due largely to the hilly...More

Thank Amanda O
DeanaIrvine, Owner at High Country Horses, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

thank you very much for enjoying this product which caters for beginners through to experienced riders. I'm pleased to hear you enjoyed the varied terrain of rivers, valley floor and mountain side throughout the day and made the most of a good canter opportunity! plenty...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

WOW! One of those experiences that reminds us of how amazing our natural NZ wilderness really is! This was the second time we have ridden with High Country Horses and again we were not disappointed. My family of 3 young adults was treated to a...More

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DeanaIrvine, Owner at High Country Horses, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your kind response. After the tragic death of one of our owners last month we have tried hard to keep the quality of our business at a high standard. It is the best to see ratings coming through that allow...More

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tinadittmar92
29 August 2017|
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Response from Tazzkai | Reviewed this property |
My husband and I are both beginner riders when we went. They match you up with the appropriate horse/personality based on your experience. It was a nice relaxing ride with interesting trivial/stories about the area and the... More
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sugam915
17 June 2017|
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Response from DeanaIrvine | Property representative |
All our products are on our website We can off a 1.5 hour ride in Paradise to the very locations where many movies were filmed through to a 5 day ride. All experience levels are catered for. We can offer over five... More
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Rob C
6 January 2017|
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Response from DeanaIrvine | Property representative |
HI there, 9 years old is fine. The combo is the best full day excursion for Children. We look forward to meeting you all :)
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