Rubicon Valley Tourist Centre

Rubicon Valley Tourist Centre, Christchurch: Address, Phone Number, Rubicon Valley Tourist Centre Reviews: 5/5

Rubicon Valley Tourist Centre

Rubicon Valley Tourist Centre
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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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louise berridge
Mount Maunganui, New Zealand10 contributions
Lovely horses and place to ride! Did the 3hr ride with Chris today who adapts the pace to suit. Horses were perfect for all types of rider, forward going and highly responsive for experienced riders, while also being relaxed and reliable for any beginners or those less confident. The open terrain and paddocks were great for some faster riding, if I chose and incredible views to top it all off. I’ll be back. Thanks Chris.
Written 25 November 2021
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nDika47
Feilding, New Zealand90 contributions
My husband and I had an awesome time on this horse trek. Thanks so much Chris for your helpful instructions and making this such an enjoyable afternoon. Jem and Big Red were well behaved and a pleasure to ride.The scenery will take your breath away. Would highly recommend this trek.
Written 18 November 2021
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Rachael K
Lincoln, New Zealand1 contribution
What an amazing experience!! We had such a great time with Chris on our three hour trek. The horses were very well behaved and great to ride and a Chris matched us all to our trusty steads perfectly!

Chris gives very clear instructions and made us all feel at ease very quickly and brought out the best in our different levels of riding experience without making us feel silly or pressured to go faster, or try any tracks we weren’t comfortable with. With so many opportunities to try go a bit faster or attempt some different terrain he really caters to everyone’s abilities without leaving anyone feel like they didn’t get to do enough.

The scenery is absolutely amazing too and there is so many great photo opportunities along the way!

We loved our afternoon so much and will definitely be planning another trip back for more runs and hills soon! Thanks so much for having us Chris!!
Written 31 October 2021
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Kimberlee R
2 contributions
Oct 2021 • Couples
This is an amazing experience my partner and I were both beginners found Chris very friendly and had very clear communication to help us feel confident on such beautiful horses and the view and the landscape was definitely worth the drive from Christchurch city. Thanks so much we will be back Kim and Chev :-)
Written 15 October 2021
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David
41 contributions
What an amazing experience. Riding beautiful horses through such astonishing countryside.
The views are breathtaking every way you look.
Chris is brilliant guide, and the treks are perfect for beginners or experienced riders…it doesn’t matter.

Loads of places to gallop if you’re experienced, Chris looked after our 8 year old daughter who was a total novice…the scenery changes from paddocks, to snow capped mountains, pine forests, rolling hills, rivers and streams…magical springs to mind!

This is an experience not to be missed!
Written 10 October 2021
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Katbeatrice
Auckland Central, New Zealand4 contributions
If you are looking for a trek that gives an experienced rider freedom and lots of cantering/galloping opportunities THIS IS IT!! (I always read reviews where people are sad they didn’t get the opportunity)

I did the 3 hour trek with Chris and it was so AMAZING better than I imagined. Best trek I have ever done. Hands down.
Chris is really friendly and gives clear with instructions making the whole ride easy and making you feel confident.

I would say I am a confident novice/intermediate rider (don’t have the best technique) and I enjoyed my day so much, there were SO many opportunities to canter (if I wanted, and if Chris thought I was capable) Something I find difficult to find when picking a horse trek company. Literally living your riding through open fields dreams.

Amazing views, hills, sheep, rivers. If you want a classic Canterbury scenery trek THIS IS THE ONE.

My horse was fantastic and super responsive. I felt very comfortable on her.

I lost my sunnies as I didn’t put them in my zip picked like Chris told me too…. BUT it was 100% worth loosing them to have done this great trek.

I could not recommend this place more, I think Chris would be great with beginners and this is defiantly somewhere to visit if you know how to ride. 100% recommend.
Written 8 August 2021
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Julie Crequer
Christchurch, New Zealand3 contributions
Jul 2021
We had the best day out !
Amazing views. Such a great location and the two hours went so fast.
I would highly recommend this trek.
Not far from town. Excellent set up. Safety first and heaps of laughs.

I will be back again that’s for sure.
Chris was awesome 😎
Great for first time riders as well. Horses are lovely and calm.
Well worth every cent !
Written 12 July 2021
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uri g
10 contributions
Everything you wish for when you’re going horse riding, and much more. The beauty of the landscape cannot be described in words. The route is never dull, changing from open fields to hills, forest and peaceful stream. The horses are wonderful, and Chris is the perfect guide- confident, patient, energetic and funny. His love for horses and children is clearly evident. Highly recommend !
Written 4 May 2021
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Emma
3 contributions
Apr 2021
We had an INCREDIBLE time on this horse trek. We are not confident horse riders and are so glad we did it and would do it again. Chris is an amazing teacher and makes everything clear and easy, making you confident and able to enjoy the incredible journey and views. We loved every moment. Photos do not do the beauty of this scenery justice, you have to come and see for yourself!
Written 27 April 2021
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Shaun
Auckland, New Zealand7 contributions
Mar 2021
This is a quality trek in a beautiful location. Chris has to be commended for his care and training of the horses and sensible choice of saddles for this activity. I went on the three hour trek and had a relaxing ride.
Written 18 March 2021
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