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. They are also the only company to be owned and operated by New Zealanders in this area.
Duayne and Deana 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 50 horses to choose from covering variety of breeds. With two home bases, they can offer a huge variety of riding.
NEW: Paradise Carriage (1 hour)
For the non-rider, disabled or young (no age restriction but must be accompanied by an adult. The one hour carriage ride will cover Amazing landscape and movies locations. Based in the Paradise Valley with National Parks surrounding us and beautiful trails to ride.
Isendgard Lord of the Rings (1.5 hours)
A one and a half hour ride in Paradise. Clients can either self-drive to our farm and will then be transferred in, or take our transfers from Queenstown central. This ride is the only one in the country that covers actual locations from “The Lord of the Rings” and many other movies. It rides through Native Beech Forest and looks into “Middle Earth”. This is Pristine Back Country.
Rees River Trail (2.5 hours)
A beautiful ride which will take clients across farm land and out onto the Rees River. Clients will experience River Crossings and have a chance to try some faster work with their trusty steeds. Show casing the Glenorchy Basin. Great for novice through to experienced riders.
Mountain High, River Deep (Full day)
Our full day option is incredible and will be catered to the client’s ability and also the type of terrain and riding they wish to experience. With 100,000 acres to choose from the options are endless. Includes transfers and Lunch.
NEW: Around the Mountain (2-day / 1 night)
A ride that is done nowhere else in the world. Ride the full circumference of a mountain. Two days/one night. You will cover the Dart Valley and come out on the second day via the Paradise Valley. Experience the highest elevation ride done in the whole of the Queenstown/Glenorchy Basins. Good level of fitness is required. Includes transfers/ all meals/ accommodation/ and horses. Small groups of 5, min of 2 require