We had an extremely enjoyable 2 hr ride , beautiful scenery, great horses Ace & Oscar and our fantastic guide Emma. We were lucky to have a private ride and being experienced riders had great opportunities to trot & canter up hills and through the forest. Probably the best horse trek we have done whilst overseas, and we have ridden in many countries.
We offer the opportunity for booking a private horse ride, or group session on request for groups of up to 10 people. As part of this service you will guarantee yourself a private tour experience with our guides who will tailor the experience to suit your needs.
This is popular option with riders with existing horse riding experience who may otherwise be held back at a slower pace in a mixed ability riding group – and also; larger family groups, conference members and newlyweds!
In order to provide you with a private session, this will often mean turning away other customers, and as such there will an additional cost for private bookings for groups of less than 7 riders. Costing is dependent on the time of year, so please fill in our inquiry form with the dates you are looking to ride, and the number of riders to request more information.
Please note; for larger groups we do recommend booking in advance as private rides are subject to our current availability.
Private Ride Request Form
The good company and amazing places to be seen Enjoying being with people who enjoy their outings and care about their horses too..
It was my first time on a horse and loved every minute of the trek. Views were amazing even though i only live in Kerikeri and have seen it before. On Horseback it seemed so much better! Horse was incredible and could not have asked for more from our Horse Trek Guide. Would recommend this to anyone wanting a great experience.
We have three young kids, a 5 year old and 9 year old twins one of which has cerebral palsy. This scenic trek was absolutely perfect for all! My husband and I got to enjoy a relaxing ride and Lizzie and Emma took wonderful care of the kids. Everyone had an absolute blast. And the bonus of an impromptu photo shoot with Alex was very much appreciated so we didn’t miss a minute and have many memories for years to come. Thank you Horse Trek’n! We will be back!
We took our two girls (aged 6 and 8) for their first ever horseback ride with Horse Trek’N when we were on holiday in Paihia. The girls LOVED it! The horses chosen for them were totally appropriate and Emma was a great guide – experience, friendly and clearly adored the horses. Needless to say, the girls can’t wait to go again when we are next up north.
We had an absolutely amazing time! We traveled here on the Royal Caribbean cruise and booked this privately as they didn’t have anything to offer and we were so very pleased with our choice! The whole time everyone was so lovely and helpful, Lizzy was a great instructor and we were highly impressed that she gave us a full instruction on a horse to make sure everyone was comfortable. Also a massive thank you to Alex who took some incredible photos for us, absolutely breathtaking views and it was even overlooking the boat.
Beautiful horses that were so friendly and fun. It’s also great because they help with transportation! Best experience we have had and this is definitely a must do in the Bay Of Islands.
I’d never ridden a horse before and decided to give this a go. Emma showed me the basics and paired me up with Ace, a very well mannered horse. She took me for a leisurely ride around the area, I enjoyed the amazing views of Paihia and even managed to take the horse for a swim in the bay. I’d really recommend this as a day trip, the horses are great for beginners and you’ll get some stunning views of the area.
Highly recommend this ride. Horses are calm and gentle. Great views, nice relaxing ride up to the view piont. If you want to trot or go for a run, your quite welcome to and no pressure to. People are great to. Hoping to fit it another ride before I leave.
I booked a tour via telephone and got a horse trek for the day I wanted, which was great. Because I am not a total beginner, I got a private tour with Emma. It was a great ride and I was amazed by how well-behaved the horses were. I had Moana – a lovely horse who was relaxed and easy-going although she was only 4 years old!!! We trotted, cantered and enjoyed great views over the Bay of Islands. My highlight was definitely when we went for a swim with the horses in the pacific. I have never done that before and loved every second!
I went riding on a private ride since I’m an intermediate to advanced rider and I had an absolutely amazing time! The horses are beautiful (I rode Ace, a thoroughbred ex-racehorse) and very engaging. I chose the private ride so we could stretch our legs a bit and BOY did we. We went for a gallop up the side of a beautiful mountain to a stunning view and then meandering down to the perfect bay and swimming with the horses. A great experience!
Thoroughly enjoyed my one hour scenic ride even though it was the windiest of days . The horses are well looked after and very well behaved considering the weather on the day ! My horse was a delight and of a nice nature .Many thanks to Alex ,Lizzy and Emma for making me feel at home , it was also a great way of seeing the spectacular views of the Bay of Islands .Today I received fantastic photos of my day out ,a big thank-you Alex.