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Catlins Horse Riding

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Address: 41 Newhaven Road, Owaka 9585, New Zealand
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+64 3-415 8368

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Awesome Beachride

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... read more

Reviewed 19 April 2017
Linda L
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17 reviews
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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 for beginners and maybe also nicer for people with experience because she gave us lots... More 

Thank Linda L
Queenstown, New Zealand
2 reviews
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
Christchurch, New Zealand
2 reviews
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 is an awesome guide, checking often to make sure we were all comfortable etc, she... More 

Thank jandghill
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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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
Milton, New Zealand
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2 reviews
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 scenery, wildlife and education. Thank you Cara for a beautiful experience. Give Pam an apple... More 

Thank nai2017
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6 reviews
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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 to riders' needs. Their horses are in great shape and extremely well kept. If you... More 

Thank Aaidan
High Point, North Carolina
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13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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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 told us interesting facts and information about the history of the area. Beautiful scenery with... More 

Thank KateGH4
Angelholm, Sweden
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11 reviews
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Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed a 3 hour ride with Cara as guide. Beautiful scenery and Cara explaining the highlights along the way. I haven't ridden that much before but Cara set me up with a horse that matched my experience. My girlfriend on the other hand is an experienced rider and she lacked an opportunity to "free-ride" and the ability to gallop once... More 

Thank Mababba
Queenstown, New Zealand
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 11 November 2016

We enjoyed a wonderful 2hrs-ride along the beach and up to the top of the hills and over the farmland. The scenery is just amazing and we had the great luck to even spot a sealion on the beach! Cara was very professional and her horses are well-trained and relaxed. My partner (beginner) and I (former horse owner) can highly... More 

Thank alex-832016
2 reviews
Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

My wonderful partner surprised me with the most spectacular 3 hour horse trek! As my partner had not ridden before but I had, Cara matched us with the right horses for our abilities. She was spot on!! Right from when we pulled up, we were greeted and introduced to our horses. The ride took us up high on top of... More 

Thank Chloe H

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