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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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2-Hour River Trail Horse Trek
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534 Rubicon Road | Kowai Bush, Springfield 7681, New Zealand
+64 3-318 8886
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Reviewed 18 April 2017

My husband and I went on a 3 hour trek today, and it was fantastic! My husband found it really great fun, even though it was his first time on a horse. Chris was really good at figuring out everyone's experience levels, helping to improve...More

Thank nathanaelandrebecca
RubiconValleyHorseTr, Owner at Rubicon Valley Horse Treks, responded to this review

Thanks guys for the great review, Pleased you both had some good fun, We will see you again one day Chris

Reviewed 10 April 2017

Had a wonderful three hour trek amazing views and a real relaxing time. The chocolate chippie biscuits were to die for. A place to get away from the cares of everyday life

Thank Leanne W
RubiconValleyHorseTr, Owner at Rubicon Valley Horse Treks, responded to this review

Thankyou for another good review, See you again soon Chris

Reviewed 27 March 2017

If you have never witnessed sheep dogs doing their thing--then a stop at the Rubicon farm is your place. Chris showed us how the sheep dogs can gather and coral the sheep. We even saw the difference between a "new" sheep dog learning the ropes...More

Thank Ron A
RubiconValleyHorseTr, Owner at Rubicon Valley Horse Treks, responded to this review

Thank you for the good review, I am pleased you and your group enjoyed your time with us at the farmshow. Chris

Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

If you are looking for SAFE horses, THE most beautiful NZ scenery and the opportunity to either just walk or have a hoon, then Rubicon Valley Horse Treks is your place. Chris is super safety conscious as well as allowing riders to choose if they...More

Thank Sarah K
RubiconValleyHorseTr, Owner at Rubicon Valley Horse Treks, responded to this review

Thankyou for a great review, I always enjoy having your studens from all over the world out with me on the horses, I know we will see you again Chris

Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

What can I say but wow?! Chris was a brilliant guide - very informative, patient (I over estimated my horse riding experience) and overall a wonderful host. The ride itself is one of the best I've ever experienced, both for the views and the individual...More

Thank LoveDining77
RubiconValleyHorseTr, Owner at Rubicon Valley Horse Treks, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review, Hope we see you again soon Chris

Reviewed 9 March 2017

Rubicon Valley Horse Treks is a great place to feel comfortable riding a horse while at the same time experiencing a beautiful NZ scenic ride. Chris lets you decide how fast or slow you go so you never feel uncomfortable or pressured. You can trot...More

Thank eleanorg143
Reviewed 3 March 2017

By far, the best horse back riding experience I have ever taken. (It beats a dude ranch in Arizona hands down!) First of all, the horses are wonderful, well-taken care of, and well trained! Chris is a wonderful guide, patient, experienced, and friendly! (His wife's...More

Thank cjenk2016
Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

Chris is an excellent guide/horseman!! Our trek was 3 hours and well worth it!! My daughter age 9 was up for the challenge and we rode and saw the beautiful landscapes of the southern alps. Chris advises to only carry your camera and sunscreen so...More

Thank jillywade
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

Chris gave an amazing tour of the Waimakariri Canyon! He was very directive with how to handle the horses, and helped those of us who needed it, and let those of us who were more experienced go for it. Throw in some spectacular views, crazy...More

Thank echan383
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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|
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.
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|
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