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Catlins Horse Riding

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amazing ride with stunning views

Cara and Denise were incredible. We really enjoyed our ride and so did our kids. They... read more

Reviewed 27 March 2018
Great vistas and fun horses

We had an awesome trek with Neil. The views were great and the conversation interesting. Not a ride... read more

Reviewed 10 January 2018
Robyn M
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26 Mar 2018
“amazing ride with stunning views”
9 Jan 2018
“Great vistas and fun horses”
41 Newhaven Road, Owaka 9585, New Zealand
+64 3-415 8368
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Reviewed 27 March 2018

Cara and Denise were incredible. We really enjoyed our ride and so did our kids. They accommodated all our kids even our 3 year old and gave us a ride to remember our trip by.

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Reviewed 10 January 2018

We had an awesome trek with Neil. The views were great and the conversation interesting. Not a ride for beginners but a great few hours out. Highly recommended!

Thank Robyn M
Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

Unable to book on to due to not enough spaces, which was not a problem, but the manner it was dealt with was unhelpful and rude. Will not attempt to book on again. Very disappointed

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Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

Absolutley recommending and worth it! We had a wonderful and fun time with Cara and her lovely horses. We rode to the beach over fields and streets and water. Cara informed us about the region and her horses who had their own personalities. It's nice...More

Thank Linda L
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

Thank you Cara for an amazing horse trek ...the views are incredible and horses were beautiful.. I really appreciated the time you took with my daughter to make her feel confident on her first riding experience!!! A highlight of our Catlins trip

Thank lorenzon77
Reviewed 23 January 2017

We took our 15 and 12 year old daughters on the 1 hour adventurous trek, none of us were particularly experienced riders but Cara matched us all with great horses. We zig zagged our way up the hill to picturesque views of the Catlins. Cara...More

Thank jandghill
Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

Cara was lovely and welcoming, we were introduced to our horses then made our way along the hillside to the beach. Great afternoon adventure. Highly recommend cara is a great guide and the horses were friendly.

Thank May_hem22
Reviewed 12 January 2017

We had an outstanding time with Cara and her super horses. I am very inexperienced rider and was well matched to the coolest horse ever. My partner is very experienced rider and was also well matched to a groovy dude. There was excitement, adventure, beautiful...More

Thank nai2017
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

The Catlins is a beautiful place to see, and what better way than to see it on horseback! The sights are stunning. Cara's operation is well organized; she is clearly very experienced & knowledgable about the area and horses! Cara and Neil are very attentive...More

Thank Aaidan
Reviewed 29 November 2016

We went for a one hour trek. We had a mix of beginner riders and some with more experience and Cara was fantastic at making sure everyone felt safe and comfortable including matching the right horse to the right person. During the trek she also...More

Thank KateGH4
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