The Sundowner

Evening Horseback Tour - Nibbles & Bubbles at Sunset

The Sundowner, Evening Horseback tour, nibbles and bubbles at sunset, Taihape, New Zealand 2018-11-15T19:35:40+00:00

The Sundowner

Duration: 3 Hours

Cost: $189 per person – Minimum Group Size of 2

Season: 1st November to 31st March – 5.30 pm to 9.00 pm (times are approximate)

The Big Sigh

Have you been busy, whether traveling, working, or at home looking after the family.

You need something that is like a big sigh, something where you can feel a little at rest and watch the world go by, even if for only a couple of hours.

Bubbles, Crackers and Views

At this point we are not going to tell you anymore, other than at some point bubbles and crackers and lots of great scenery are involved.

Arrive back at River Valley Stables just as the sun finally sets, and darkness descends.

Minimum Age – 13 Years – (we do make exceptions to this if a younger person has extensive riding experience)

Click on the Booking Link on this page to check availability and to Book your Trek.

Group Size is Small

You look around and see that the group size is kept small and intimate.

Riding gear is put on, and girths are tightened.

Then it is off on the trek, the late afternoon sun painting the landscape in a rich hue of greens and browns.

The Ambience of a Summer Afternoon

A warm late afternoon, the sun is dropping down the sky.

The shadows are just starting to lengthen when you arrive at River Valley Stables

There is the expectancy in the air of a fun, relaxing, couple of hours as your guide goes through what you need to know about your sunset horseback tour.

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What we Provide:

Riding Boots, helmet, leather chaps and long oilskin riding coats for changeable weather, bubbles and crackers

What you need to Bring:

Long pants,warm top on cooler days, sunscreen, camera, and a thirst for discovery

Testimonials 'n Reviews

Dear River Valley family & staff

I am writing to thank you all very much for the wonderful time we (3 girls) had staying at the Lodge on May 1st and 2nd. Everything about our stay was great!

The friendly staff, lovely meals, cosy fire, relaxing and comfortable surroundings, nice room, snuggly super ward duvets, and the black and white cats.

The highlight was our wonderful half day horse trek, enjoying the beautiful horses and breath taking scenery with our two lovely guides who were very professional!

Sorry my horse Honey – had to smash the window with her big bottom after our ride! We heard the smash while we were looking at the lovely gardens around the house.

We also loved our sauna and hot tub soaks a great way to end a day after horse riding.

Well River Valley is a beautiful, natural and peaceful place to be, and we have decided we will come once a year (at least) for our special Mother’s Day treat.

Hopefully your beautiful palomino horse will soon get better and I might be able to ride it next time. (I love palomino’s and I used to have one when I was a small girl.)

I wish your families & staff all the best in all you do!

Looking forward to coming to River Valley again

Thank you for everything!

Kind Regards

Ruth Whibley


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“Well River Valley is a beautiful, natural and peaceful place to be, and we have decided we will come once a year (at least) for our special Mother’s Day treat.”

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