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Horse Back Riding near Queenstown, NZ

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Horse Back Riding near Queenstown, NZ

Hi everybody,

My family of 4 is going to NZ this December and would really like to go horse back riding. Me and my two daughters are experienced riders, and my husband has never rode a horse. We were wondering where we should go. I've heard about Dart Stables, Ben Lomond Stables, and Shotover Stables. I have read mixed reviews on Dart Stables but hardly anything on the other two. Any information on any of the stables, as well as info about the horses, guides, ect.. would be very helpful.

Thanks so much

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1. Re: Horse Back Riding near Queenstown, NZ

Never had negative feedback re Dart Stables - this area [Glenorchy] offers spectacular surroundings for riding. 2-hr return drive to Dart Stables

Closer to town consider Moonlight Stables [15-min drive] - group or private rides by arrangement - again landscape is impressive

Ben Lomond quite isolated

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2. Re: Horse Back Riding near Queenstown, NZ

I haven't heard any bad comments about dart stables either. That would be my suggestion, as Glenorchy is a very scenic area. If you want stay closer to Queenstown there is the moonlight stables and the Shotover stables. I'm sure the ben lomond ride is good too.

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3. Re: Horse Back Riding near Queenstown, NZ

Hi guys

Glenorchy is a great place to go for your horse experience here.

There are two companies operating up here

Dart Stables and High Country Horse treks

Dart stables trails cover a lot of the lord of the rings sites and can take you up into the dart valley. High Country horse trek's trails involve river crossings out over the river flats.

If you google search both companies you will be able to find all their details.

hope this helps

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4. Re: Horse Back Riding near Queenstown, NZ

Myself and my two kids did a ride with the Moonlight Stables. We were all looked after very well. Picked up from our accomodation in QT and taken to their stables about 15/20mins away.

Just us on our ride across their farmland. Amazing senery as you can expect. I'd say only my daughter was the experienced rider and she was allowed to canter away at the side of us.


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