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Itinerary
See the spectacular mountain views of the Torlesse basin, as you horse trek through the valley to the Otarama lookout point. We ride past the magnificent snow fed Waimakariri Canyon and our high country farm with the back drop of the Southern Alps. 

We stop for refreshments and fantastic photo opportunities overlooking the Canyon before we ride down the terraces, following the musterers trail through the farmland. This ride is suitable for all ages, riding abilities and fitness but caters also for the more experienced riders with plenty of opportunities for some faster paced riding.

Our 2000 acre high country sheep farm situated in the Rubicon Valley near Springfield is a mixture of flat river terraces and rolling hills running alongside the magnificent Waimakariri River Canyon. There is spectacular scenery at every turn with ancient beach trees, native birds and over 3000 sheep.

All groups are small, so you get personal care and attention from our trained professional Trek Leaders. We pride ourselves on our family owned and operated business specializing in delivering truly professionally run activities with our horse trekking.
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Rubicon Valley Tourist Centre
Overview
Enjoy a guided horseback ride at a high-country sheep farm in Springfield, outside Christchurch. This 2-hour horse trek takes you on a riverside trail that is suitable for the entire family. Beginning or more experienced riders can walk, trot or canter past the Waimakariri River Canyon with views of the Southern Alps. Set out in the morning or afternoon in a small group of six people per guide.
Highlights
  • 2-hour horseback riding tour with an expert guide
  • Ride alongside Waimakariri Canyon from a sheep station near Christchurch
  • View the Southern Alps from the Otarama lookout
  • Enjoy morning or afternoon tea
  • Ride in a small group of six passengers per guide
  • Perfect for all ages and skill levels
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile
Amazing Ride!

I was lucky enough to be the only person on my afternoon 2hr trek with Chris. He was very clear and supportive in his instructions, and I was given a lot of freedom to trot/canter through fields at my own pace - a rare treat!...More

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RubiconValleyHorseTr, Owner at Rubicon Valley Tourist Centre, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for the great review, I enjoyed my ride with you, It was good to just go for a run, See you again one day. Chris

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
Unbelievable scenery

What an amazing experience! Sampson trekked through some stunning scenery for me today letting my photography skills bloom. Chris and Johnny did it a little different to other horse trails that I’ve been on letting us move out of single file and taught us how...More

Thank Taylor B
RubiconValleyHorseTr, Owner at Rubicon Valley Tourist Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thankyou so much for the good review, Hope we will see you again one day. chris

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
A must do!

What an experience! I love it. Perfect weather, friendly horses, spectacular views and friendly Chris and Johnny. Trek super well organised, at the start, Chris gives clear and simple instructions, then Chris or Johnny guide us through the different parts of the trail and give...More

Thank blandinelanau
RubiconValleyHorseTr, Owner at Rubicon Valley Tourist Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for the great review, I was nice to see you all having fun out in my office, Cee you again one day. Chris

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
A fantastic horse riding experience

I could not recommend this place highly enough! We had an amazing 2 hours ride on well trained, friendly horses. The views of mountains, valleys and rivers were absolutely spectacular! The guides Chris and John were very professional, helpful and looked after everyone. They let...More

Thank Josefin L
RubiconValleyHorseTr, Owner at Rubicon Valley Tourist Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thankyou for the great review, Chris

Reviewed June 18, 2018 via mobile
Horse trek

Professional and safe for our family experience. Away from roads it was a great day out, very enjoyable, with beautiful views of the mountains rivers.

Thank djkiwi2015
RubiconValleyHorseTr, Owner at Rubicon Valley Tourist Centre, responded to this reviewResponded June 23, 2018

Thank you for the great review. Chris

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