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High Country Horses

#3 of 15 things to do in Glenorchy Features Animals
243 Priory Road | Queenstown, Glenorchy 9350, New Zealand
+64 3-442 9915
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Amazing and A MUST

On our girls weekend we visited High Country Horses to be taken on the most amazing trek for 2.5... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Sarah C
Absolutely amazing!

I just don't know if words can justify my experience! I would like to start off by thanking the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Gemma Louise B
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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 Horse riding that is owned and operated by True New Zealanders. Offering local knowledge and Lord of the Rings locations. Young children can enjoy and feed our farm animals. We can offer 1.5 hour rides through to 5 days/4nights. Activities for all to enjoy.
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  • Very good14%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • 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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+64 3-442 9915
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On our girls weekend we visited High Country Horses to be taken on the most amazing trek for 2.5 hours.The view was amazing and going through the rivers was also wonderful. The guide was a young girl who was lovely and as we were experienced...More

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

Thank you for your kind words. Elle (your guide and also one of our yard managers) enjoyed taking you out as well. She especially loved that you thought she was young :) Horse Trekking is a great way to spend quality time with great friends....More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I just don't know if words can justify my experience! I would like to start off by thanking the very professional guides I had ( I didn't quite catch their names) Throughout the whole ride they were amazing and lovely girls to talk too! It...More

Thank Gemma Louise B
DeanaIrvine, Owner at High Country Horses, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your review. I think this review shows the absolute professionalism of our staff. To have the extreme of riders and still arrive back from the ride with everyone happy is what we strive for. The guides love seeing positive reviews...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I can't thank Shaun and the team enough for making my birthday ride so special. We organised a private ride and it was everything we hoped for. The horses are lovely quality and in great condition. My husband was lucky enough to ride a beautiful...More

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

Awww, thank you and Im so please your surprise turned out so well. Matching horses to riders make all the difference. One last surprise .... these two horses are half brothers and have been with us for over 5 years now. We brought them as...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Really enjoyed our afternoon with the horses. We did the afternoon Rees River Trail & although it was absolutely freezing by the time the sun went down it was still such a great ride. The horses are absolutely gorgeous & well looked after. The more...More

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

Thank you for your comments and your review will be brought up at our monthly meeting. I do apologize for your welcome. Our staff sometimes get so focused on our horses they forget about the welcome. Please be assured this will be addressed! We loved...More

Reviewed 20 May 2017

We did the river Rees ride, there was a mixture of beginners and experienced riders on this trail. We were mainly friends so that was all good, experienced riders were told we would have plenty of opportunities to trot and canter. However that happened a...More

Thank Vanessa B
DeanaIrvine, Owner at High Country Horses, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2017

Upon your arrival our horses has been caught, feed, groomed, checked-over and tacked. If any of our staff had felt that a horse was "in pain" or "grumpy" they would have swapped him out. We have 35 horses in the herd and there is no...More

Reviewed 14 May 2017

I phoned up in advance to see if the rides were just horses trekking in a line or if there was an opportunity for a trot and or a canter. I was told we would be allowed to trot ahead if the guide felt we...More

Thank KiwiGs
Reviewed 12 May 2017

Loved going out on the Rees River Trail - it was so beautiful out there! Our guide, Ruth, was fantastic telling us all about the local area and where different movie scenes had been filmed! Would highly recommend this trip for the novice or experienced...More

Thank Francesca L
Reviewed 15 April 2017

There were 4 of us that signed up for the Rees River Valley ride (newbie to some experience). Communication pre-trip was prompt. They provide helmets and boots - wear long pants and sunscreen. You can bring a small camera to have in a saddle bag....More

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Reviewed 14 April 2017

My wife and I together with friends and family have just experienced a wonderful 2 days on the overnight trek with our 2 super guides Shawn and Randy. We were of variable riding skill levels. Ranging from the experienced to me who qualifies as a...More

Thank 132douga
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

As an experienced rider, I was afraid of getting on an old and tired horse. Not at all. Snoopy was a safe , yet very "alive and kicking ". The landscape was amazing and Ruth, our guide, couldn't be more sweet and fun. If you...More

Thank Mariana G
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sugam915
what are the charges??
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
Do you allow children, girl aged 9 years old. We are all novices and we're considering the paradise combo in early January 2018.
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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cherylkingkoi
Hi. I'm travelling to NZ in April 2017. I'm looking for a 5-7 day progressive trail ride starting around April 21. Do you know of anything? Thanks. Cheryl King Koi
10 September 2016|
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Response from DeanaIrvine | Property representative |
Hi we can offer you a four day ride in April, but we must have a min of two paying clients to confirm a trip. Do you have any dates in mind? Please email us direct from our website
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