" I can recommend Elfi and her horses to everyone who wants a perfect experience in NZ riding, either you have ridden your whole life or the first time. Elfi will take good care of you."
TripAdvisor review from Annina, Sweden
We will take you through farm land up to the highest point of our farm at about 200m above sea level right onto the bush line. From here you have stunning views over Te Waewae Bay, Stewart Island and Fiordland.
We will then ride back down and take the horses for a dip in the Waimeamea River before returning home.
$80 per person for 1.5 hours
$150 per person for 2.5 hours
We will meet at the Orepuki Beach Café or on our home farm where we will team you up with your horse. From here we will head down to the beach and ride to Monkey Island. With a little luck we might see the rare Hector Dolphins. From Monkey Island we will ride back to the Café where we can recap with a great cup of coffee. If we are leaving from our home farm we can have a coffee break mid-ride if you wish.
Beach Treks are only available at low tide.
$150 per person for 2 hours.
We will take you for a big loop around our farm which features all the highlights of the rides above. Then we will head down to the beach and ride all the way to Monkey Island. From there we ride back to the Orepuki Beach Café where we can stop for a coffee (bring money if you would like to eat something from the delicious selection). After our break we will ride back home.
This ride is best suited for experienced riders with a good level of fitness.
$300 per person, min 2 riders ($350 for one rider only)
We also offer personalised half day, full day or multi day rides. Please contact us with your ideas and wishes to discuss options.
You are also most welcome to bring your own horse and join us for a ride. Please contact us for a quote.
We have a selection of riding helmets, boots, chaps and gloves available
Please wear comfortable full length trousers and riding boots or sturdy shoes.
We will ask you for your height and weight and a honest assessment of your riding ability to match you with the right horse. If you're unsure about your riding ability, please check our list below.
To protect our horses backs, weight limits for our horses apply.
We reserve the right to cancel rides if weather conditions are not suitable.
BEGINNER: A rider with little or no experience.
NOVICE: A rider who is comfortable and in control at the walk and/or trot but has limited experience trotting and/or cantering.
INTERMEDIATE: A rider who is confident and in control in all paces (including posting trots, two point canters and gallops), but does not ride regularly.
STRONG INTERMEDIATE: An intermediate rider who is currently riding regularly and is comfortable in the saddle for at least 6 hours per day.
ADVANCED: All of the above plus the ability to handle a spirited horse in open country.