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“Excellent scenic ride”
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Hanmer Horses
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Owner description: Hanmer Horses is one of the oldest riding stables on the South Island. We pride ourselves with the quality of our horses and our ability to make your ride exceptional. We can cater for the youngest toddler to very experienced riders. With over 30 horses to choose from we can select the best one for your abiluty and expectations, so please come and ride the dream!
Reviewed June 8, 2011

We went on a morning ride in early June 2011 on a half price special ($30NZD pp for 1hr). It was a small group of only 4 of us, and they catered for everyone's riding ability. The horses were all calm and well-trained and the guide was excellent. The scenery is outstanding and this is a great way to enjoy the beauty of Hanmer Springs. Highly Recommended!

1  Thank Seiff
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Reviewed June 2, 2011

A friend an i had the wonderful experience with hanmer horses. We arrived on a quite day and were lucky enough to take advantage of the lack of people and got a ride with just the two of us an our guide Melissa. We are both inexperienced riders but it was made very simple and they seemed to give us horses to suit our level of ability. Melissa was great and gave a great tour of the area. The scenery was breathtaking. We loved getting our photos taken by the guide in the middle of a sheep field,
The dogs bob and spot and the gorgous old sheep why just lounged around the stables made the morning. Would definatly recommend these guys :) Thank- you

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Reviewed February 23, 2011

Of our group of six "mature" friends, only one had previous experience with riding a horse. We signed up for the 2 1/2 trek and what a great time we had. Jean and her girls made sure we learnt the basic skills before setting off, and Melissa was very attentive and friendly the whole way through our trek through streams, up and down hills, through bush and over farmland. Great morning out - and wonderful views of Hanmer Springs

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Reviewed January 23, 2011

Lovely scenic ride on great horses. I wanted to write this review because of previous reviews criticising Hanmer horses. I have been on lots of horse rides and treks and found the attention to safety and detail the best I have come across. Our guide was excellent and although we were all experienced riders she spoke at the level of the least experienced rider with great attention to safety. We had a chance to trot and canter too.

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Reviewed July 1, 2010

I had a fantastic time with Hanmer horses, the ride started with a brief but detailed introduction to horse riding that included how to turn, speed up, slow down and what to do when going up and down hills. The staff member was friendly and helpful and even tried to teach us how to trot on the ride. The scenery was stunning when we got to the top of the hills and overall I had an awesome time.
I have been on several horse treks both in NZ and Australia and found hanmer horses to be the best so far.

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