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Rubicon Valley Horse Treks

#1 of 6 things to do in Springfield Features Animals
534 Rubicon Road | Kowai Bush, Springfield 7681, New Zealand
+64 3-318 8886
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$73.07*
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2-Hour River Trail Horse Trek
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Horse treks run on a working high country sheep and cattle farm at the foot of the Southern Alps and only 1 hour from Christchurch City - various treks available with 1hour, 2hour, 3hour and full day.
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534 Rubicon Road | Kowai Bush, Springfield 7681, New Zealand
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Reviewed October 24, 2015

I've ridden with Chris at Rubicon twice now and will always come back to see him whenever I'm in Christchurch. The horses are lovely, Chris knows how to make you feel very comfortable on the horse. He knows the surrounding area very well, when to...More

Thank spazkebabs
RubiconValleyHorseTr, Owner at Rubicon Valley Horse Treks, responded to this reviewResponded October 26, 2015

Thank you for the great review, Will see you next time you are in my part of the world. Chris

Reviewed October 11, 2015

I was looking for something different in the October school holidays to do with our 14 year old son and 11 year old daughter and we had seen the sign posts off the main West Coast Road at Springfield for the Rubicon Horse Trek. We...More

Thank Adele K
RubiconValleyHorseTr, Owner at Rubicon Valley Horse Treks, responded to this reviewResponded October 13, 2015

Thank you for the good review, You and your children did well, Nice to see them push them selves out of their comfort zone and still have fun See you all again one day Chris

Reviewed October 7, 2015

Had a great riding adventure today! Chris, the guide is very friendly. He knows what he is doing and gives you tips to improve your riding skills. Did a three hour trek today and it doesn't matter on which level you are. If you are...More

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RubiconValleyHorseTr, Owner at Rubicon Valley Horse Treks, responded to this reviewResponded October 9, 2015

Thank you for a great review, Good to see you having some fun out on the horses, See you again one day Chris

Reviewed September 19, 2015

I did a wonderful 3 hour trek here. Chris the host was awesome - well organised and easy to chat to. There was a great range of landscapes with some stunning views. As an experienced rider there was plenty of opportunity to enjoy some galloping...More

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RubiconValleyHorseTr, Owner at Rubicon Valley Horse Treks, responded to this reviewResponded September 25, 2015

Thank you for the good review, And I also enjoyed my time out with you, it is not every day I get to run like that, See you again, Chris

Reviewed September 19, 2015

What a lovely suprise I was treated to by my husband for my birthday. We arrived at Rubicon Farm Springfield and I met with Chris the owner and one of the staff members Anna. I was intorduced to the horse I would be riding for...More

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RubiconValleyHorseTr, Owner at Rubicon Valley Horse Treks, responded to this reviewResponded September 25, 2015

Thank you for a great review, Pleased you had fun out on the horses with us. Chris

Reviewed September 14, 2015

I went trekking with my family and this was the best thing I did on the South Island. I barely know one end of a horse from another and had never ridden before but the horses were really good and Chris is a great guide....More

Thank Mark M
RubiconValleyHorseTr, Owner at Rubicon Valley Horse Treks, responded to this reviewResponded September 16, 2015

Thank you, and you are welcome. Good to see beginners having fun out there on the horses, Look forward to seeing you again one day Chris

Reviewed September 13, 2015

Had a great afternoon, weather, views and the afternoon tea were brilliant, would definately recommend doing this, staff were friendly

Thank lynnemck2015
RubiconValleyHorseTr, Owner at Rubicon Valley Horse Treks, responded to this reviewResponded September 16, 2015

Thanks for doing a review for me, See you again. Chris

Reviewed September 13, 2015 via mobile

Absolutely awesome place to go. Chris is amazing and the horses are also. Going back again soon. Highly reccomend for anybody wanting to ride a horse.

Thank Denise S
RubiconValleyHorseTr, Owner at Rubicon Valley Horse Treks, responded to this reviewResponded September 16, 2015

Thanks guys, It took a while but we got there, Will see you again. Chris

Reviewed September 10, 2015 via mobile

We had a great time with the instructor Chris and his beautiful horses in Rubicon Valley. Chris is very professional and thoughtful, he knows rider's needs and vey take care about each of us during the ride, and his horses always trustable and well educated....More

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RubiconValleyHorseTr, Owner at Rubicon Valley Horse Treks, responded to this reviewResponded September 16, 2015

Thank you for a good review, Good to see beginners having fun on my horses, See you again one day Chris

Reviewed September 7, 2015 via mobile

The owner Chris was so helpful and made our ride very enjoyable. The horses were very well mannered and the scenery was to die for! We had an awesome and relaxing time. Two thumbs up!

Thank Esther A
RubiconValleyHorseTr, Owner at Rubicon Valley Horse Treks, responded to this reviewResponded September 10, 2015

Thank you for a good review, You both did well on the ride, if you are ever back my way please come and see me again. Chris

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Bianka R
How can I uncheck a review on here ? Accidentally clicked one as helpful whilst reading reviews (it was one of the 'average' reviews) and I didn't find it as helpful hahaa I think Rubicon is far better than average 😂
August 28, 2016|
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Response from CHRISTINE M | Reviewed this property |
It is certainly better than average but sorry I wouldn't have a clue how you do that. Best you ask Trip Adviser.
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grandmaaka
would like to book a trek at Rubicon valley in the next month as a belayed birthday surprise for my husband .he has never ridden before and it's years since I have .any suggestions on the best trek for two novices ,who are keen to learn and enjoy your beautiful countryside We will be visiting from the Uk between mid Jan to 8th Feb .Thanks Karen
January 8, 2015|
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Response from RubiconValleyHorseTr | Property representative |
Hi I would suggest the 2 hour river trail, could do the 3hour but some find the 3 hour a bit long. Chris
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