Horse Trek Options
At Christchurch Icelandic Horse Treks we welcome our guests to help fetch and groom the horses. This helps to familiarise yourself with your horse. Please allow some extra time for this but there is no need to arrive early. The time indicated below is the time you will spend on the horse. Please note that our weight limit is 100 kilograms!
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. We can not cater for several beginners on the same trek. 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: $50 per adult/child (10-15 yrs)
Time required: 2hrs (includes 1 hr riding time)
This ride is suitable for riders with previous horse riding experience.
We will be riding along the Brooklands tidal lagoon, come out onto a beautiful beach on the northern shores of Christchurch and return on sandy treks through pine forest. Riders need to be able to direct and stop their horse and trot for extended periods on this ride. A gallop along the beach is optional. As we need a low or outgoing tide for this ride the departure time will vary from day to day.
Cost: $80 per adult/child (12-15 yrs)
Time: 3 hrs (includes 2 hrs riding time)
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.
$110 per adult/child (12-15 yrs)
Time: 3.5 hrs (includes 2.5hrs riding time)