More About The Stables

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.

Check out your riding ability below to match yourself with one of our horse trekking options.

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

Natural Horsemanship Training

Find out more about our philosophy and why Natural Horsemanship is at the core of everything we do at River Valley Stables....

Meet The Horses

We have a variety of personalities at the Stables. Most are crossbred, including the Kaimanawa (NZ Wild Horse). Meet our trekking team here....