Pricing and Conditions

Adult $230.00 - $4575.00
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There is a weight restriction of 100kgs. Minimum age of 13 years. We do try and match riders to appropriate horses, so an honest appraisal of riding ability is required. Please book the most appropriate trek for your riding ability. Full details on our website.

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More than 30-days prior to departure – Deposit not refunded. All other payments refunded Less than 30-days prior to departure – Deposit not refunded, 50% Balance of payments refunded Less than 14 days prior to departure – Deposit and payments not refunded.

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River Valley Stables provides a variety of rides, for experienced riders, over dramatic central North Island hill country near Taihape in the Rangitikei District. Take in beautiful vistas with views out over the Ruahine ranges and Mount Ruapehu, as you ride through rural NZ hill country.

Full day treks are more suitable for intermediate riders, while our multi-day riding holidays are most suitable for solid intermediate or experienced riders. River Valley Stables is committed to a natural horsemanship approach to horse training, with horses mostly being ridden in halters (no bits). The horses are not shod, rather a bare foot trimmer attends to them at 6 weekly intervals.

Accommodation is available at River Valley Lodge for trekkers.

Opening times

Business hours:
7 days a week. 8am to 5pm.
Months of operation:
Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Nov, Dec


266 Mangahoata Road, Taihape, New Zealand.

plane Proximity to airport:
2 hours drive to Palmerston North Airport.
bus Proximity to coach terminal:
32 kms to Taihape.
decisions Proximity to town:
32 kms from Taihape.

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