High Country Horse Adventures Lake Coleridge

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High Country Horse Adventures Lake Coleridge

High Country Horse Adventures Lake Coleridge
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High country horseback trail rides - 2 hour, half day, full day and multi day treks including accomodation and meals. 75 minutes drive from Christchurch. Breathtaking high country scenery. We cater for all levels of rider ability and experience with horses to suit all levels.
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2-3 hours
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Mera
Christchurch, New Zealand52 contributions
Amazing two hour trek!
Sep 2021 • Family
Perfect afternoon out with James and his easygoing, sweet horses down to the glacial riverbeds of the Rakaia river near Lake Coleridge. Beautiful views! Such a fun family adventure!
Written 29 September 2021
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Jeanine
Christchurch, New Zealand3 contributions
100% authentic kiwi backcountry experience
Feb 2021 • Friends
Getting into NZs remote high country is not easy, but James, Bre, Dylan and their family of horses made it possible for 3 of my girlfriends and I to ‘escape’ for a 3 day adventure we’ll never forget! The horses are fit and responsive; James and team so knowledgeable and relaxed; and the scenery epic beyond words. Huts perfect, food plentiful and delicious and to top it off we were treated to perk coffee at each stop! I Can’t recommend this trail experience high enough... looks like I’m planning another adventure soon - by demand of other friends keen to join me! Thank you!
Written 5 February 2021
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WishboneSandra
Christchurch, New Zealand55 contributions
Unforgettable experience with spectacular landscape
Sep 2020 • Friends
My first ever 6hrs trek,and it was Amazballs!!!!James,our guide was so cool,laidback,calm,and gave us option to trot and canter,which i looove to do.My horse Orange,she was great,stopped for snack and lunch,stretch the legs a bit,and the saddles are the best,Western saddles super comfy abd feeling secure on them,all treks shud use them...highly recommend thus place,you wint be disappointed,breathtaking scenery,and ruver trail my favourite..dont hesitate,do thus trek..😍
Written 22 September 2020
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Ray Demers
1 contribution
Exceeded Expectations
Feb 2020
My wife and I, ages 73 and 71 were on this 3 day horse trek in February pf 2020.

Our horse trek with HIGH COUNTRY HORSE ADVENTURES exceeded our expectations, and our expectations were high. James Cagney, owner of the company, was also our guide, and was assisted by Karly. They were always there when needed and were particularly attentive to everyone's safety. Although they were non-stop busy, they never seemed hurried. The horses were wonderful, the scenery spectacular and the trail food was good. We are beginner/novice level riders and were comfortable at all times.

We highly recommend this experience and look forward to going back ourselves,
Written 24 February 2020
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Thanks Ray & Rose, it was a pleasure to get to know you both.
Written 25 February 2020
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Joanna K
Christchurch, New Zealand5 contributions
Unforgettable adventure on beautiful horses and with great guide James!
Dec 2019
My daughter and me had an amazing whole day ride in stunning scenery around lake Coleridge. It was the best ride we had so far and we had many in the last 9 years. Horses keen to run, river, hills and farmland to ride through....Memories that will last forever. My daughter was very happy to finally ride "big horse", very responsive and eager to run! And James is a caring, very patient guide. Thank you! We will be back.
Written 31 December 2019
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Zak
1 contribution
Amazing
Dec 2019 • Couples
The treks that James takes you on give some of the most amazing views in the south island. We went on the 2hr trek and it was absolutely amazing. Got to ride up to some amazing scenery. Best activity we did in the south island.
Written 10 December 2019
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Scooie64
Christchurch, New Zealand31 contributions
BRILLIANT WAY TO SEE NZ
Nov 2019
I shouted my wife a 4 hour trek for her birthday, its been about 40 years since I'd been on a horse and James was able to match my previous riding experience with a suitable horse "Orange". Couldn't have picked better.

Gloriously sunny day riding through forests, up and down hills and across rivers made for an unforgettable day that had my wife enjoying her birthday with the biggest smile ever.

An added bonus was when we stopped by the river for coffee and home made muffins supplied by James whose knowledge of the area and his horses further enhanced the experience.

My wife is already talking about going back and doing an overnight trip.

Couldn't recommend James and his horses more !! Thanks James
Written 1 December 2019
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Looking forward to seeing you guys back here again !
Written 2 December 2019
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Victoria Fletcher
3 contributions
The highlight of our incredible NZ adventure!
Nov 2019 • Friends
My friend and I visited NZ for 3 weeks from the UK and chose to do a half day ride on our last day in the South Island and boy was that the way to finish off an epic holiday! James was so welcoming and friendly, really knowledgeable about the country and you could tell how much he loved his beautiful horses. We’re both experienced riders but a little out of practice, however we did get back into our galloping stride which was just awesome with the scenery around us! We had Lester and Orange who were just the sweetest horses, very obedient and we felt at ease from the moment we arrived. The ride itself was just breathtaking, trekking from the field where the horses are kept up through some woods and then down towards the river with Mt Hutt overhead, and with it being such a hot day the crossing of the river was a welcome cool down! I couldn’t recommend James and his amazing horses enough and we’ll 10000000000% be returning for maybe a full day or multi day on our next NZ trip! Thanks so much James!!
Written 28 November 2019
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Lovely to meet you both and to share our part of the world with you. Looking forward to seeing you both when you return to NZ
Written 29 November 2019
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Anna Tjitske W
Morere, New Zealand1 contribution
Amazing day trek
Nov 2019
We’ve done a day trek with James, it was incredible! Good lunch, pretty views and an excellent guide!
Written 10 November 2019
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Thanks Anna & Quirine ! Enjoy the rest of your time in NZ
Written 12 November 2019
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Jen R
13 contributions
Incredible!
Sep 2019 • Solo
By far the best trail ride I have ever done!
Spending my first day in South Island, was blown away by the picturesque, mountainous landscape of Lake Coleridge.
James is very kind, patient and all around top person to guide you!
My mount (Willow) is by far the most pleasant and versatile trail horse. She was gentle, responsive and easy to handle. It’s weird to describe a horse as considerate but she truly was as I don’t regularly ride these days and felt a bit rusty. Nevertheless, Willow took everything in her stride, was eager to please and have fun.

I’ve ridden loads of trails back in my own country but nothing compares to what I experienced here! :) recommend.
Written 26 September 2019
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Thanks Jen. Enjoy your travels !
Written 27 September 2019
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