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Rubicon Valley Horse Treks

#1 of 6 things to do in Springfield Features Animals
534 Rubicon Road | Kowai Bush, Springfield 7681, New Zealand
+64 3-318 8886
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US$73.01*
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2-Hour River Trail Horse Trek
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Horse treks run on a working high country sheep and cattle farm at the foot of the Southern Alps and only 1 hour from Christchurch City - various treks available with 1hour, 2hour, 3hour and full day.
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534 Rubicon Road | Kowai Bush, Springfield 7681, New Zealand
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+64 3-318 8886
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We had a wonderful morning outdoors with professional guide Chris and his beautiful horses Red, Tyson and Memphis! First, Chris explained everything very clearly so that everyone could understand. He constantly keeps an eye on you on the whole trek. The scenery is just unbelievably...More

Thank Polina P
Reviewed 5 days ago

A personal imperative of mine when visiting New Zealand was that I MUST ride through breathtaking land and scenery, having idealised it in my head since I was a child. After researching various places and businesses, my partner and I decided to book a 3...More

Thank Emma P
RubiconValleyHorseTr, Owner at Rubicon Valley Horse Treks, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for a great review, I am pleased that you were both able to enjoy your time out with me and the horses. If you are ever back my way please come and see us again Chris

Reviewed 1 week ago

Myself and my partner booked this very last minute as something to do before we left the area and we are so happy we did! We called up at 8am on a Monday morning and they were able to set us up for a 10am...More

Thank Courtney M
RubiconValleyHorseTr, Owner at Rubicon Valley Horse Treks, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for the good review, Pleased you had a good time out with my staff. Chris

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went out by myself today with Chris and had an amazing time! Awesome trek with lots of variation and great for all levels! I highly recommend going on a trek with these guys you won't be disappointed! 10/10

Thank Hannah G
RubiconValleyHorseTr, Owner at Rubicon Valley Horse Treks, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for a great review. Hope we might see you again one day. Chris

Reviewed 1 week ago

I signed up for the 3 hours river and valley horse trek. I didn't have a car so they were nice to send a vehicle down in Springfield to pick me up. (Though I would suggest riding a car to the area.) The horses are...More

Thank Kai Teck T
RubiconValleyHorseTr, Owner at Rubicon Valley Horse Treks, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for the review, Pleased you had a good time with me out on the horses. Chris

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were an older group (50s) who were all novice riders. We met Chris who was brilliant as our guide ably assisted by Dahlia. Chris was in command at all times but made the day great fun and we felt safe at all times. There...More

Thank Tigershark24
RubiconValleyHorseTr, Owner at Rubicon Valley Horse Treks, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for the review, It was good to see you all having fun out with the horses. Hope we will see you again next time you are over my way. Chris

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a birthday surprise from my partner, 3 hour horse trek for us (who had never ridden a horse) was a challenge which we could do due the best guide,teacher Chris. He was so attentive to us and so friendly and the scenery we...More

Thank Sona K
RubiconValleyHorseTr, Owner at Rubicon Valley Horse Treks, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for the review, Please you had fun with me and the horses. Chris

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went there today with my parter to do the three hour trek, neither of us had rode a horse before but after being taught what we needed to know we were good to go and had a really great time. Amazing views and great guides...More

Thank David v
RubiconValleyHorseTr, Owner at Rubicon Valley Horse Treks, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Good review, You both dis well and hope we will see you again one day Chris

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a must do for anyone who is wanting to do a horse trek! Chris is amazing, the horses are amazing, the views are amazing!! I think you get the picture! A magical part of the country to escape to and challenge yourself at...More

Thank michelleblake77
RubiconValleyHorseTr, Owner at Rubicon Valley Horse Treks, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for a great review, It was a good day out with you guys on the horses, Hope we will see you again one day. Chris

Reviewed 18 May 2017

My wife and I went for the 3 hour river and valley trek and it was an amazing experience. Chris was a wonderful host - he made first timers like us at ease by explaining the techniques well and gave us the freedom to ride/trot...More

Thank arung107
RubiconValleyHorseTr, Owner at Rubicon Valley Horse Treks, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for a great review, Pleased you enjoyed your time out with me and the horses, We will see you again one day. Chris

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Bianka R
How can I uncheck a review on here ? Accidentally clicked one as helpful whilst reading reviews (it was one of the 'average' reviews) and I didn't find it as helpful hahaa I think Rubicon is far better than average 😂
28 August 2016|
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Response from CHRISTINE M | Reviewed this property |
It is certainly better than average but sorry I wouldn't have a clue how you do that. Best you ask Trip Adviser.
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grandmaaka
would like to book a trek at Rubicon valley in the next month as a belayed birthday surprise for my husband .he has never ridden before and it's years since I have .any suggestions on the best trek for two novices ,who are keen to learn and enjoy your beautiful countryside We will be visiting from the Uk between mid Jan to 8th Feb .Thanks Karen
9 January 2015|
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Response from RubiconValleyHorseTr | Property representative |
Hi I would suggest the 2 hour river trail, could do the 3hour but some find the 3 hour a bit long. Chris
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