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Wildcoast Ruapuke Horse Riding

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Perfect horse-riding experience

My first horse riding ended up super fun! Owners Wayne and penny are super nice and friendly. Wayne... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
chrisleeyk
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Hong Kong, China
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A lot of ferns were eaten...

...trees were rubbed against, watercress was nibbled. The horses seemed happy as we indulged their... read more

Reviewed 16 April 2018
Nina H
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London, England, United Kingdom
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1549 Whaanga Road | Ruapuke, Raglan 3296, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My first horse riding ended up super fun! Owners Wayne and penny are super nice and friendly. Wayne was very patient while teaching us how to ride a horse. Horses have are obidient and well tempered. and view was excellent especially at the beach. Will...More

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Reviewed 16 April 2018

...trees were rubbed against, watercress was nibbled. The horses seemed happy as we indulged their need to get snacky (probably more than we should have, woops). And we were CERTAINLY happy. This was a dream come true: we managed to get out with both sets...More

1  Thank Nina H
Reviewed 15 April 2018

Five of us stayed the night in two of the cabins run by the outstanding family who own the Wildcoast Ruapuke Horse Riding establishment. Eco living at its best and most comfortable. We did two rides, the first was two hours and the second was...More

Thank Michael H
Reviewed 2 March 2018

Amazing 3 hr "extreme" riding experience for the family (couple and 10 year old daughter). Great guides (Penny and River), wonderful horses, incredible scenery, couldn't ask for more. Particularly impressed with their ability to safely cater to a wide range of riding abilities - you...More

1  Thank CapeCodKiwi
Reviewed 22 January 2018

Very safe sure footed ponies and a great trek. Great family run business. Lovely people. If you are keen and confident they will let you canter/gallop down the beach, and of course wade the horses in the water.

Thank Triggly
Reviewed 2 January 2018

My daughters and I have been at least 6 or 7 times over the past 10 years. When we are in NZ we make an effort to visit Wayne at Wildcoast Ruapuke and go for a ride with him. The beach is safe for riding...More

Thank Andrew S
Reviewed 8 July 2017

My teenaged daughter and I enjoyed a magic, two-hour ride through lush farmland and then along a black sandy beach. Penny was an excellent guide and understanding of the fact that I wanted to so some trotting and cantering while my daughter was a beginner....More

2  Thank Shirley G
Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

My partner booked this ride as a surprise birthday treat and what a treat it was! The team are well set up with their stables and beautiful surroundings for a fantastic ride. The horses are safe and are carefully selected. The ride is suited to...More

Thank sophie_x_taylor
Reviewed 14 June 2017

an absolutely breathtaking New Zealand experience - the most stunning location and amazing views. Wayne & Penny matched us to our wonderful horses with very subtle, expert care and we couldn't have been happier. We opted for the beers and burgers treat - Penny soon...More

Thank Murpy5
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

Penny and Wayne set us up well with 6 different horses that matched our abilities. The trek to the beach was a bit slippery due to the recent rains, but the horses knew the way and the scenery was so beautiful. One horse seemed a...More

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