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Rakiura Rides

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Best reason for my coming back to Newzealand

I have travelled in Australia and Ireland recently and took some horse trail ride there and I think... read more

Reviewed 25 March 2018
kingchuenyam
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Hong Kong, China
Best horse riding experience ever!

We are not very experienced riders but have done around 7-10 rides before in different places and... read more

Reviewed 15 March 2018
Marta D
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Sofia, Bulgaria
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We have 7 beautiful horses - 6 are Clydsedale x thoroughbred and one is a purebred Morgan, all of whom we totally adore and have wonderful personalities. All of our treks are in small groups, so you get more attention and help also with riding for...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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5 Sandy Point Road | Off Dunnes Road, Otatara, Invercargill 9879, New Zealand
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+64 21 234 0322
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Reviewed 25 March 2018

I have travelled in Australia and Ireland recently and took some horse trail ride there and I think Rakiura Rides is the best riding place I have ever encountered, In just a two hours ride I have experienced the sea beach , the forest, the...More

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suziPierce, Owner at Rakiura Rides, responded to this reviewResponded 1 April 2018

Thank you so much for the kind words and sending a review. So pleased you had a great ride and a super time in NZ. Cheers Suzi.thanks

Reviewed 15 March 2018 via mobile

We are not very experienced riders but have done around 7-10 rides before in different places and this is the best of them. Our guide Suzi was super friendly, relaxed and full of useful tips for beginner/ intermediate riders (and also for things to do...More

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suziPierce, Owner at Rakiura Rides, responded to this reviewResponded 16 March 2018

Thanks Marta and Alexander for taking the time to write a review. Do appreciate that and hope you got some good walks in over at Stewart Island to stretch out those muscles. You had a good workout. Lol.

Reviewed 24 February 2018 via mobile

Had a wonderful time with friends horse riding at Oreti Beach. Suzi (our guide/trainer) is a rockstar - very experienced rider and trainer. She is attentive and safety conscious. We trailed through a mix of terrain so there is lots of opportunity to test or...More

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suziPierce, Owner at Rakiura Rides, responded to this reviewResponded 26 February 2018

Thanks Charles for taking that time to review and trust the tramp around Stewart Island went equally aswell. You were a "rockstar" on that horse yourself.lol

Reviewed 2 December 2017 via mobile

We booked a 3-hour ride that took us through the forest, dunes and the beach. We are decently experienced riders and were very happy with our horses. We had some rather exciting incidents (NOT owed to our guide Suzi or her lovely friends that accompanied...More

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suziPierce, Owner at Rakiura Rides, responded to this reviewResponded 4 December 2017

oh thank you so much Marlin and Svenja. Yes was a few unexpected moments there when we met horses cantering thru bush towards us and met on a corner. had near collision and pile up.Great riding girls and was such a pleasure to take you...More

Reviewed 20 November 2017 via mobile

A big thank you to Suzie for taking us 3 girls for the trek..i been on so many different treks in the past and you r the best...super friendly and patient..the horses were amazing...and massive thanks for helping my two friends to relax and have...More

Thank WishboneSandra
suziPierce, Owner at Rakiura Rides, responded to this reviewResponded 22 November 2017

Oohhh that's so ❤️ lovely Sandra. Thank you so much. . You 3 were so much fun to take. The girls did so well!!!! Same ...loved our group hug. Made me smile all afternoon. 🤣👍

Reviewed 20 September 2017

I had amazing opportunity to ride with Suzie and her friend Jenna before they were off to Italy. Fabulous views with wonderfully quiet and comfortable horses and great company. We laughed and chatted as we rode along the river and through the woods to end...More

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suziPierce, Owner at Rakiura Rides, responded to this reviewResponded 7 October 2017

Ooohhh thank you so much for that lovely review. Much appreciated your time to do that. Cheers suzi

Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

We had a perfect and challenging 3 hours horse treck especially organized by Suzy for us! What a pleasure to ride so good and beloved horses! What an amazing treck we had by discovering all Sandy Point landscapes! From the bush to the forest, on...More

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suziPierce, Owner at Rakiura Rides, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2017

thank you so much for your super review and your photos. even see the rainbow. It was such a fun ride ... you two were awesome company and a pleasure to take you. tI I bet the children were pleased to see you back also...More

Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

Outstanding 2 hr trail took us thru riverbank, beach, pine forest, dunes with Suzi suggesting great photo stops and taking shots of the family for us. Great horses, Suzi and Julie were friendly, down to earth people. We would love to do this ride again.

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suziPierce, Owner at Rakiura Rides, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2017

so much my pleasure. thanks so much for kind review.

Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

Excellent ride for both inexperienced and experienced riders. Very good horses and fantastic guide make this ride a must do in Invercargill. Thanks very much Suzi

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suziPierce, Owner at Rakiura Rides, responded to this reviewResponded 23 May 2017

Thanks alot Wendy and Warren..was great to have a laugh with you both.

Reviewed 20 March 2017

We went out for a 2 hour ride with my wife and 2 daughters. In the end it took quite a bit longer. Probably because we weren't that fast on the horses. We really liked the fact that the horses were fit and happy to...More

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suziPierce, Owner at Rakiura Rides, responded to this reviewResponded 7 October 2017

Thanks so much for review. I just realised I hadn't responded to some reviews. Thanks very much for taking the time to do that and glad you all had a fun time. Regards Suzi

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