Horse Riding in Fox Glacier

Situated on 100 acres of stunning West Coast land just 6kms south of the Fox Glacier town-ship you will find the home of our Horse Riding family.  With 16 well-trained and experienced horses there is a mount to match your riding ability and in no time at all you’ll be off to explore places that are not accessible to the general public.

Trip Details

Cook River Trail Ride One Hour

RIDING TIME:

1 Hour

EXPERIENCE LEVEL:

Beginner

GUIDE RATIO:

1 to 5

MINIMUM AGE:

5 years old

WEIGHT LIMIT:

110 kg

CHECK-IN TIMES:

10:30am and 1:30pm

AVAILABILITY:

Year-Round

PRICE:

Adult:  $129  NOW $89pp
Child:  $109  NOW $69pp

Use Promo Code HORSE at checkout*

Valid on direct bookings up to and including 30 September 2021. Not valid in conjunction with any other offer. Subject to change.

Cook River Trail Ride One Hour

You will be introduced to the joys of horse riding on this one-hour ride, showcasing the stunning Fox Glacier scenery. Listen carefully to your experienced guide as you learn how to ride your horse safely, which will build your confidence quickly. You will get to know your horse’s personality as each one has its own story to tell.

The pace will be relaxing, going no faster than a gently walk, as you explore the eclectic West Coast land bordered by the braided, glacial-fed Cook River. Amble through native New Zealand bush, over farmland and on a clear day, you will have views towards the magnificent Te Tiritiri-o-te-Moana/Southern Alps, including New Zealand’s highest peak, Aoraki/Mt. Cook.

There will be ample time to take photos, capturing special memories to take home with you.

What to bring

Covered Shoes. With a heel would be preferred but not necessary.

No sandals or jandals

Snacks and a drink

A Camera

What we provide

Professional Guide

Helmet

Rain Jacket (if required)

Waterproof Overtrousers (if required)

A great hour of riding!

Fantastic Introduction to Horseriding
Mel
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It was our first time riding horses and we had really friendly ones (Willy and Ace), it was a lovely introduction, we loved it! Although it was a cloudy day we still enjoyed the landscape, was nice riding on grass and in the riverbed. Our guide, Angela was very nice and had lots of information for us about the horses and about activities around the South Island. We would recommend the experience!
Lovely Afternoon
@kristyb58
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Last minute decision to book our family in for a ride. Chloe was able to to fit us in with just an hour's notice - very much appreciated! The horses were a great fit for our inexperience and the kids (14,12,9) came away with massive smiles and asking to do it all again! Renae was our very friendly guide and was great with the kids. Short 1hr stroll was great timing for us.
A day in the sun
Amy
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I have heard so much about the horse tracking in Fox Glacier and although I am not the biggest horse fan I was keen to give it a go! From the moment I drove in I was sold with the well set up yard, very docile horses and how welcoming Chloe and Ang were. They kindly answered all my questions as they prepared the horses for the ride and then we were off! The trek was amazing, cruising along bush tracks, then out into the open by the incredible Cook River and right behind us were the stunning snow capped mountains, amazing scenery!! My horse was perfect, not a thing went wrong and I felt very safe and comfortable. I would highly recommend this trek to others who are keen to do something a little different and the team at Experience Fox Glacier are wonderful to work with! Thank you again!!!
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Cook River Trail Ride
(1 hour)

Are you a beginner horse rider?  If so, then this 1-hour ride is tailor-made for you.

You will be introduced to the joys of horse riding by your experienced guide who is passionate about their horses and showcasing the stunning Fox Glacier area. Listen carefully as you learn how to ride your horse safely which will build confidence quickly.  You will get to know your horse’s personality as each one has its own story to enjoy.

Going no faster than a gentle walking pace you will explore eclectic West Coast land bordered by the braided, glacial fed Cook River. Amble through native New Zealand bush, over farmland and on a clear day, you will have views towards the magnificent Te Tiritiri-o-te-Moana/Southern Alps, including New Zealand’s highest peak, Aoraki/Mt Cook.

There is plenty of time to take photographs, capturing special memories to take home with you.

Pricing

Pop open the champagne we’re delighted to be operating again, come join us on our celebratory deal:

 Adult: $129 NOW $79.00 pp

Child: $109 NOW $59.00 pp

For DIRECT Bookings Only, “Book Now” below using PROMO Code HORSE 

Phone Chloe or Ange on 027 202 8965 

Valid Up to and including 30 September 2021

Not valid in conjunction with any other offer.
Subject to change.

 

 

Riding Time:    1 Hour
Experience Level: Beginner
Guide Ratio: 1 to 5
Minimum age: 5 years old
Check-in:                                        Winter: 10:30am / 1:30pm
Additional departures are available on demand.

Information for all trips:

What to Bring/Wear

  • Covered Shoes.  With a heel would be preferred but not necessary
  • Snacks/Drink
  • Full Day – Lunch

NO SANDALS OR JANDALS

What is Provided

  • Professional Guide
  • Helmet
  • Rain Jacket (if required)
  • Waterproof Overtrousers (if required)

We ride with western saddles but if you prefer, we have English saddles available. Please let us know at the time of booking.