Horse Trek Options

Please allow approximately one hour additionally to the riding times indicated below. At Christchurch Icelandic Horse Treks we welcome our guests to help fetch and groom the horses. This helps to familiarise yourself with your horse.

Learn more about what to expect by watching the Icelandic Horse Treks videos here [VimeoHD] [YouTube].

 

  • Lagoon Ride

    This ride is suitable for riders who have limited time or only have basic horse riding experience.

    You will only ride as fast as you feel comfortable and one beginner rider per trek can be taken on a lead rope. The special gait “tölt” can be experienced and is very suitable for riders who would like to go a little bit faster but cannot handle a bumpy trot. For more capable riders there are plenty of opportunities to enjoy all the gaits the Icelandic horse has to offer (walk/trot/tölt/canter). We will be riding along our beautiful tidal Brooklands lagoon.


    Cost: $60 per adult, $40 for children (5-15 years)

    Time: 1 hour


    Lagoon Ride
  • Beach Ride

    This ride is recommended for riders with previous horse riding experience.

    We will go as fast or as slow as you wish but you will be riding along a beautiful beach on the northern shores of Christchurch. We will also ride along our tidal Brooklands Lagoon and on sandy treks through pine forest. As we need a low or outgoing tide for this ride, the departure time will vary from day to day.


    Cost: $110 per adult, $90 for children (10-15 years)

    Time: 2 hours


    Beach Ride
  • Beach & Forest Ride

    This ride is recommended for capable riders who enjoy a longer time in the saddle.

    We will ride along the tidal Brooklands Lagoon and enjoy a long tölt and/or canter along the beautiful beach. We will stop for a short break and snack at the beach before we return on sandy treks through pine forest. As we need a low or outgoing tide for this ride, the departure time will vary from day to day.


    Cost:
    $130 per adult, $110 for children (10-15 years)

    Time: 2.5 hours


    Beach & Forest Ride