105 Dennistoun Road,
PH: 0800 022 536
Peel Forest Horse Trekking offers trail rides throughout the year to riders of all abilities. You are either dropped off at our base at Peel Forest, from your coach or we will pick you up from your accommodation at Rangitata Rafts Lodge.
Your ride will start with a safety talk and then our guide will give you a short but thorough demonstration on how to handle and ride our horses. You will then be matched up with a suitable horse and off you go….
One & Half Hour River Trek – starts from our base and heads along the Rangitata River, some water crossings and meander through trees. This ride can be done either on your afternoon of arrival at Peel Forest or the next morning prior to departure to Christchurch.
Two Hour River & Forest Trek – starts as above and then the ride heads up into Peel Forest and through some of New Zealands only remaining Podacarp Forest. This ride can be done either on your afternoon of arrival at Peel Forest or the next morning prior to departure to Christchurch.
Half Day - This ride is only available in the mornings and is an early pick up from you accommodation at 7am. The ride will take you through Peel Forest and up on to a mountain ridge beside Little Mt Peel. At the top you will stop and have a light breakfast while inhaling the spectacular views. Back down the mountain through a Pine Forest to our base where you will be pick up by your Stray coach on the way to Christchurch.
Anyone who has previous riding experience needs to let the guide know and if you are wanting, you will be given the opportunity to canter your horse during the ride. Being honest with your riding ability is the best policy as we want you to have the best ride you can.
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