My trekking experience with Elfi was fabulous - and so unique! Firstly, every one of Elfi's beautiful Arab horses is so well-cared for, healthy and well schooled, making riding a joy. For any experienced rider (even if rusty, as I was) you have the joy of a forward-moving, responsive horse who is enjoying the ride as much as you are. Our beach ride was spectacular, and the horses are confident in the surf, and comfortable at every pace from trot to in-hand canter. The gear is top class and I was so grateful Elfi could offer a range of boots, chaps and helmet as I didn't have everything travelling with me. And Elfi herself is a delight, taking so much pleasure in sharing her love of Arab horses and her home. I will definitely return and highly recommend this to any rider looking for a different trekking experience. - Rosalie


We had simply the best 2 days riding with Elfi! She tailored the whole experience to us and she, along with her family, could not have been more hospitable. We had an amazing time galloping along the beach (we even saw a dolphin!), trekking up the hills and through the bush and experienced the very best of the south coast of New Zealand. Her ponies could not have been better behaved - responsive, polite and so cute. Would highly recommend to any rider who wants to experience New Zealand on horseback. Thanks so much Elfi! - Olivia


A huge thanks to Elfi, her horses and friends! My daughter and I booked a 2 day ride; one a bush ride behind her farm and the other a beach ride. Both were incredible experiences. Elfi has a great team of horses and worked to match rider to animal. She also was happy to accomidate special ride requests and flexible to work around the weather. The bush ride had incredible views of the landscape that made for a very scenic ride. If ready/experienced, there were several spots to canter the horses. The beach ride was just as fantastic. The horses weren't shy about going into the swells at all; although, be sure to keep an eye out for seals! Beyond just the sights to see, Elfi and her friends will make your trip with their conversations and stories. Everyone was very friendly, engaged, and wanting to share the experience. All in all, couldn't give a better recommendation for a scenic ride in New Zealand than with Elfi and her lovely horses. - Shari


One of the best days riding I've ever had! I cannot recommend riding with Elfi and her wonderful horses highly enough. Trekking through beautiful farmland and finishing with a canter down the beach was a real highlight. Elfi is friendly, welcoming and professional and her horses are a dream to ride, responsive and well trained but ready to really go for a good trot and canter. It has been the highlight of my trip to New Zealand. - Jocelyn