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

River to Sea Trek Full Day

RIDING TIME:

up to 7 Hours

EXPERIENCE LEVEL:

Advanced

GUIDE RATIO:

1 to 4

MINIMUM AGE:

10 years old

WEIGHT LIMIT:

110 kg

CHECK-IN TIMES:

8:30am

AVAILABILTY:

1 November – 31 July

PRICE:

Adult:  $399
Child:  $399

River to Sea Trek Full Day

This full day horse trek for experienced riders explores some of what makes the West Coast so special, that short distance which takes you from mountain to rainforest to the shores of the Tasman Sea in no time at all. Your return ride will be approximately 26 km and starts off following a similar path as the Half Day Trek.

Enjoy the stunning glacier views from the beach as you cross over the Cook River.

Take time to enjoy where you are before you head home, it is a place not easily accessed by other people, a place where you are away from it all.
Enjoy your memories of the untamed, natural wilderness of the Fox Glacier area.

For this Full Day horse trek, you’ll need to have advanced riding skills – ridden consistently and confidently for over a year.

What to bring

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

No sandals or jandals

Lunch and a drink

A Camera

What we provide

Professional Guide

Helmet

Rain Jacket (if required)

Waterproof Overtrousers (if required)

A great full 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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River to Sea Trek
(Full Day)

This full day horse trek for experienced riders explores some of what makes the West Coast so special, that short distance which takes you from mountain to rainforest to the shores of the Tasman Sea in no time at all. Your return ride will be approximately 26 km and starts off following a similar path as the Half Day Trek.

Continuing on your ride from Salt Water Flats towards the coastline you will climb a short hill taking time at the top to enjoy the 360 degree superlative views of the Southern Alps, the braided Cook river, farmland and out to the Tasman Sea.

Descending down to the sea you will ride along this untamed beach and your guide will find the perfect spot for your idyllic picnic lunch.
Take time to enjoy where you are before you head home, it is a place not easily accessed by other people, a place where you are away from it all.
Enjoy your memories of the untamed, natural wilderness of the Fox Glacier area.

Riding Time: up to 7 Hours
Experience Level: Experienced
Price: $399

Guide Ratio: 1 to 5
Minimum age: 7 years old
Check-in: 8:30am

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.