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We have covered the most frequently asked questions below.
If you would like to know anything else, please contact us here.

  • What time should I arrive for my trek?
    Please arrive 30mins before your trek time, ie. 9:30am trek time = 9:00am arrival time. If a large group is booked, please arrive 45mins before your trek time. This allows for gear fitting and a brief demonstration. If you are travelling by bus and require a transfer from your accommodation, please be ready and waiting at reception 40 minutes prior to your booked trek time. (this will allow for ten minutes shuttle service)
  • How do I make payment?
    We will send you a secure credit card link with your booking. We only hold your credit card details to secure your booking, we do not charge your card for your trek beforehand. We accept cash and card on day of arrival as at times we need to cancel due to weather conditions and unsafe track conditions. Please see Cancellation policy in the next question. Your held credit card details will only be charged in the event of a "no show", not arriving for your trek and letting us know 48hours prior.
  • What is your cancellation policy?
    All bookings are subject to weather and track conditions. If for any reason you find it necessary to cancel your trek, if you could please notify us as soon as possible. We will offer a full refund or reschedule at no extra cost if you have given at least 48 hours notice to cancel/reschedule. This includes group bookings, you will be charged in full for the total number of people at the time of booking.
  • What should I wear?
    Please wear long pants and closed in shoes e.g. Sandshoes/sport-shoes/boot (with no heel, etc.). This is most important. Bring a warm jacket if weather is looking cooler.
  • Do you provide helmets?
    Yes, we have helmets in all sizes and these are compulsory to wear.
  • Should I bring my camera?
    Definitely! The scenery is amazing and well worth taking photos as we ride.
  • I have never ridden a horse before, does this matter?"
    Our horses are very quiet so you will be perfectly safe. We provide a demonstration before you get on your horse. We take care to match the horse with your ability.
  • Do you do shorter rides for small children?
    Yes, we offer our 1/2 hour ride through a forest for small children, however if your child is 4 years of age and under then they are too young to come on a trek for safety reasons. We can however give them a pony ride around the immediate area, subject to availability.
  • I am an experienced rider, can we canter and gallop?"
    The nature of the alpine terrain that we are trekking across (hilly, rocky, rough and winding) does not allow us to go at a fast pace, we are best suited to riding at the walk (for your sake and the sake of your horse!). If you are going after a fast, flat horse trek then this probably isn't for you, however if you are after a fantastic and relaxing way to get amongst some of New Zealand's most spectacular high country, this is the place!
  • Do you have a weight limit?
    Yes, our weight limit is 115 kgs, please advise us if you are over 90kg as well as 6foot tall. You will be asked your weight vs height at time of booking. Please be honest as it is vital that we consider the comfort and welfare of our special equine friends. Each horse has its own maximum weight limit and it is important that we match you appropriately. It is also imporattn that you have a reasonable level of strength/fitness to be abel to get on and off your hrose (with the aid of a mounting step) and balance yourself whilst onboard your horse for a long period of time. For health and safety reasons we reserve the right to cancel your trek with no refund if you arrive on the day, and are found to be over our weight limit or unfit to participate in this actviity.
  • Am I able to ride with my young child on the same horse?
    No, for health and safety reasons we insist parents and children have seperate horses. We have horses suitable for children, and the safest option is for them to be lead by the guide.
  • Where do I go to find you?
    You will find us at 108 Godley Peaks Road, Lake Tekapo.
  • Do you provide a shuttle/pick up service?
    Yes, we can pick you up from Tekapo township if you have caught the bus and do not have a vehicle, or if your family would like to head away elsewhere while you come riding with us. It is complimentary. We can also drop you off. Let us know your pick up address/accommodation and we can organise this for you on booking.
  • What happens in the event of rain or high winds?
    Depending on the amount of rain, we may have to cancel our treks due to the slipperiness on our steep tracks are too dangerous to ride on. Safety is paramount for both horse and rider. We will contact you as soon as we know track conditions through either email or the phone number you have given us on your booking form. In the event of high winds, we may also have to cancel our treks for safety concerns. At times this may only be half an hour before your trek. We do endeavor to get you out on your preferred trek, but may only be able to take you out on a shorter trek through the trees or reschedule your trek to the next available time with a guide. You will not incur charges if we are to cancel your trek for safety concerns.
  • Can we take a drone on the trek with us?
    We are unable to safely allow drones to be used while trekking with the horses for safety reasons. You can certainly use a phone or large camera while you are out trekking. You will always need to control your horse at the same time, our guides will show you how to ride and take photos safely while trekking.
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