High Country Horses - Glenorchy - Queenstown

High Country Horses - Glenorchy


High Country Horses has over 100,000 acres of back country to ride on exclusively.  They cover the Dart Valley, Paradise Valley and Rees Valley.  Offering rides from one hour through to four days and the only company to offer this.  


Deana and her late husband Duayne have owned the business since 2004 starting with a garage shed and 8 horses, now they have a very big area to ride in and have over 95 horses to choose from covering variety of breeds. With two home bases, they can offer a huge variety of riding.


Note: weight limit for riders on all rides is 95kg, child age range is 7-14yrs. 

Ride options:


Rees River Trail - 2.5 hours


Departs 9am and 2:30pm daily


Beginner and intermediate riders welcome. 2.5-hour ride catering for beginners through to intermediate/experienced riders after a relaxed paced ride. Designed to take in the beautiful scenery Glenorchy has to offer. This ride takes clients across farmland and out onto the Rees River, where they will experience crossing glacial fed waters, ride amongst the lupin fields, and be awe inspired by our beautiful snow-capped mountain ranges known famously from LOTR, Hobbit, Narnia, mission impossible and wolverine etc.  

*Faster pace not guaranteed – only at guides recommendation*


Rees River PRO - 2.5 hours 


Departs 9am and 2:30pm upon request (guide availability)


Experienced riders ONLY


2.5-hour ride for those that know how to ride! This experienced level ONLY ride combines the breath-taking beauty of the Rees River Valley, with the exhilaration of exploring it at pace with a group of capable riders that can keep up! This ride features all the scenic highlights of our Rees River Trail, including crossing glacial fed waters, riding amongst the lupin fields, and features the awe inspired snow-capped mountain ranges known famously in many Hollywood blockbusters including LOTR, Hobbit, Narnia, mission impossible and wolverine etc.

Min 2 rider required for this ride.


Mountain High, River Deep - Full day


Departs 9am upon request (guide availability) 


Experienced riders ONLY

Our company boasts the largest backyard in the Queenstown Basin. Come and explore over 100,000 acres of pristine Backcountry. Cross glacier fed rivers, climb the side of a mountain range and explore trails through ancient beech forest.

Lunch included in this package. 5-6 hours in the saddle.


FOR RIDERS WITH A GOOD LEVEL OF FITNESS AND RIDING ABILITY: due to the terrain and the length of the ride riding experience is required. 

Contact Details:


High Country Horses
243 Priory Road
Glenorchy, New Zealand
Free phone: 0508 595959 (NZ only)
Landline: +64 3 442 9915
Cell phone: +64 27 4365928
Contact person: Deana Insley


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