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

Glacier Country River Trek Half Day

RIDING TIME:

3 Hours

EXPERIENCE LEVEL:

Experienced

GUIDE RATIO:

1 to 4

MINIMUM AGE:

10 years old

WEIGHT LIMIT:

110 kg

CHECK-IN TIMES:

9:30am and 1:30pm

AVAILABILITY:

1 November – 31 July

PRICE:

Adult:  $229
Child:  $229

Glacier Country River Trek Half Day

Designed for the more experienced rider who wants to roam further, ride faster and learn more about the landscape which has been carved out by Te Moeka o Tūawe/Fox Glacier over thousands of years. 

Riding southward you will cross Bullock Creek and walk along the braided Cook River all the while getting to know your well-trained mount and listening to your guide who knows these parts like the “back of their hand”.  At approximately halfway you will arrive at the Salt Water Flats where you can enjoy the exhilaration and freedom of trotting, cantering and/or galloping.   It is also where, on a clear day you will be “wowed” by the wide and wonderful views of the unique West Coast landscape including the Te Tiritiri-o-te-Moana/Southern Alps. See if you can spot New Zealand’s highest peak, Aoraki/Mt Cook?  You will make your way home via a trail that is chosen by your guide on the day.

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 half day of riding!

Lovely Ride
Amy L..
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Enjoyed a lovely ride with the lovely guide Renee. I would certainly recommend riding with Glacier Country Horses to experiences the glaciers in the South Island of NZ.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!
Awesome horse ride for beginners and experienced riders alike!
@rhysking91
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We had a beautiful ride through beautiful rainforests, grassland and rivers, all with stunning views! Our guide Emma was very helpful and a great teacher! Our horses were absolutely lovely and very well trained. If you don't have much experience with horse riding, the guides will give you the most lovely and kind horse that will make sure you have a great experience. Highly recommend and a great way to experience the Glacier Country! The views as we were riding were stunning.
Awesome trek!
@livvyando_
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The ladies at the horse treks were super friendly and great to ride with! Love the views and my horse was wicked! Totally worth it!
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Glacier Country River Trek
(Half Day)  

Designed for the more experienced rider who wants to roam further, ride faster and learn more about the landscape which has been carved out by Te Moeka o Tūawe/Fox Glacier over thousands of years. 

Riding southward you will cross Bullock Creek and walk along the braided Cook River all the while getting to know your well-trained mount and listening to your guide who knows these parts like the “back of their hand”.  At approximately halfway you will arrive at the Salt Water Flats where you can enjoy the exhilaration and freedom of trotting, cantering and/or galloping.   It is also where, on a clear day you will be “wowed” by the wide and wonderful views of the unique West Coast landscape including the Te Tiritiri-o-te-Moana/Southern Alps. See if you can spot New Zealand’s highest peak, Aoraki/Mt Cook?  You will make your way home via a trail that is chosen by your guide on the day.

Riding Time: 3 Hours
Experience Level: Experienced
Price: $229

Guide Ratio: 1 to 5
Minimum age: 7 years old
Check-in: 9:30am / 1:30pm

 

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.