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Backcountry Saddle Expeditions

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Address: Wanaka 9392, New Zealand
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+64 3-443 8151
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Backcountry Saddle Expeditions has celebrated a few milestones this year......

Backcountry Saddle Expeditions has celebrated a few milestones this year... They are 30 years old... with an outstanding 25 years under the current management of Debs Thompson. Debs is an outdoor girl and apologizes for her lack of skill in an ever developing computer world... "It's very hard to ride horses, manage clients, answer emails and/or phone calls whilst on a horse" She is very much a one "wo"man band. Debs does however value every-bodies interest... and looks forward to people booking. The best way to book is directly with Debs... this way she can gauge every-bodies abilities, genders, heights and weights... a cell phone number gives her security and credibility of a booking. This means the client will have the best and most appropriate horse for their booking. Debs is into personal!!!

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Awesome People and a Great Ride

It was an awesome ride. I enjoyed it so much, I had two goes. First trek was with Rosie, she was character and added fun to the ride. The second was with Debs, she was excellent... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Brisbane, Australia

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It was an awesome ride. I enjoyed it so much, I had two goes. First trek was with Rosie, she was character and added fun to the ride. The second was with Debs, she was excellent. Both ladies were full of knowledge about the area and were experienced riders. Would definitely visit again if back in the area. The views... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband is 75 and I am 66 so hopping back in the saddle, so to speak, was a whim. In spite of our lacking equestrian skills and aging derrieres, we totally enjoyed our ride. Rosie, our guide, was delightful and put us totally at ease. Our horses, Smokey and Knox were such pros and put up with us without... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We loved the trip so much, it was perfect. The horses were so friendly, Rosi is the nicest person and the landscape is wonderful. When we are back in NZ we'll do it again!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My fiance and I went on one of the morning rides on an insanely gorgeous day! The two ladies who assisted us were so fun and friendly, and took great care in making sure we knew what to do to stay safe, without being overbearing. The ride out had stunning views, and our amazing guide (I can't remember her name...... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First and foremost, we did not have this trek planned but ended up getting inspired and searching out horse-riding while in nearby Wanaka. So glad we did. The team at the Expedition was professional, patient, and had a great attitude. I hadn't ridden a horse in over a decade so I was rusty to say the least. I ended up... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Thanks to mike, for being our teacher and guide, we loved the trip on the quad bikes, riding 40-50km/h in the wild area out their. I was just amazing

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Gold Coast, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was definitely something I had planned to do in advance and loved every second of it. The horses and staff at Backcounrty Saddle Expeditions are friendly, engaging and have a lot to share about the place and horses. It was a great way to end my week in Wanaka.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were a group ranging in age from 10 to 70 with various abilities and we all thought it was fantastic. Beautiful horses, wonderful scenery, great local knowledge and so well looked after.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Definitely worth it!! It was a great experience! We rode up all the way to the hilltop. Love it love it ~

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had the most fantastic time, my husband is a novice rider, but even he managed to trot and canter, the ponies are so well schooled and mannered. Nothing was too much trouble for any of the staff who made sure everyone was happy and knew how to steer and manage the ponies before we set off. During the ride,... More 

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