Horse Trekking Options

Experience the freedom of riding using natural horsemanship techniques, encouraging communication and connection between horse and rider. All our horses are ridden bitless and barefoot—no metal in their mouths or on their hooves.

River Valley Stables specializes in “Rides for Riders” – from a half-day trek to a multi-day horse riding holiday, and our packages can be tailored to suit you.

Alternatively, email our Adventure Consultants on the , who can help match your abilities and desires with the right adventure.

River Valley Stables is currently closed for Winter.  We will be reopening on the 1st November 2024 for the Summer season.

Before booking a ride we recommend you check your riding ability using our guide below:

Beginner – reasonably confident riding a horse at a walk, a rising trot, and learning to canter
*Sorry but our treks are not suitable for beginner riders.  To enjoy a trek with us you must be intermediate or more experienced*

Intermediate – confident and in control on a moving horse at all paces outside an arena, but not riding regularly.

Strong intermediate – an intermediate rider who is currently riding regularly (outside an arena) and is comfortable in the saddle for at least six hours per day.

Advanced – a frequent rider who is very fit, has an independent seat and soft hands, and is confident on a forward-moving horse at all paces over rough and variable ground on open terrain.

Burn the Breeze

Suitable for Intermediate to Advanced riders
A ride for experienced riders who want to pick up the pace out in the hills. This is a half-day ride that moves along, exploring longer trails, w...

Duration: Half Day (3 Hours)

Season: 1st November to 31st May

Riding Ability: Suitable for Intermediate to Advanced riders

High Country Enchantment – A Full Day Horse Trek

Suitable for Intermediate to Advanced riders
A full day ride exploring the enchantment of the unique countryside this part of the world has to offer. You need to be comfortable in the saddle...

Duration: Full Day

Season: 1st November to 30th April

Riding Ability: Suitable for Intermediate to Advanced riders