Ride with us over our farm and up Mt Karioi where you will see wonderful views of the beach, ocean and rolling valleys. We ride through native bush, over streams and down onto the beautiful Ruapuke beach where the black iron (volcanic) sand glistens. Feel the wind on your face – this is a horse adventure with an edge!
Extreme Horse Adventure
Our world-famous 3 hour (half day) extreme horse adventure with an edge will take your breath away. The bush, the birds, the streams, the environment at Ruapuke, the salt, the sun, the wind, the Ocean (and yes – you DO get to go in it!) the awesome guides and of course – the horses!
This ride has it all, and is the perfect length of time for most people, riders or not. You just need to be keen and a little adventurous, we will look after you. Novice riders are very welcome, Wayne always makes sure he matches you with the perfect horse. If you’re a more experienced rider, we will cater for you too with a more challenging ride. All our horses are beautiful, intelligent and colourful!
Prices: $200 per adult (16+) $170 per child
Two Hour Horse Adventure
This trek has all the ingredients of the real deal – the same great horses, same great guides and same great environment; just a little shorter. Bush – Farmland – Beach. We think this option works perfectly for families who have limited riding experience or for those on a tight schedule! Don’t miss our authentic beach horse trek experience
Prices: $160 per adult (16+) $140 per child
Beach, Burgers & Beer
Experience the afternoon Extreme Horse Adventure – plus some delicious locally sourced produce to reward you at the end. Feast on produce from the farm and garden, Raglan sourced bread, plus some good Kiwi wine and beer. This is a magic way to finish an amazing ride – food, beer, friends, family and the chance to meet new people while sitting with a view of the ocean. At Ruapuke, we get the last of the sun!
Vegetarian options available for Beach, Burgers and Beers on request. Minimum of 2 people.
Prices: $240 per person
We have a minimum of 2 people and a maximum of 6 people per horse trek.
Our minimum age is 12 unless the child has had some prior lessions. We don’t have ponies and we don’t lead them.
We have a weight limit of 100kgs however we do take into consideration fitness and riding ability so please get in touch with us about this.
Please be honest about your riding ability as we only want to pick the best horse for you! It is better to understate than overstate. If a majority of your riding has been done in Western Style please let us know this too. We ride predomantley in Australian Stock saddles and a few English GP saddles.