Waimak River Horse Treks Ltd and Waimak River Adventures Ltd were set up by Erika and Stan McStay in February 2001 for the purpose of providing a safe and enjoyable riding experience for riders of all abilities.

We already had the land at Coutts Island and felt this could be an ideal location being so close to the river and all the trails around it! Not to mention being only 15 minutes

drive from the central city!
So we started small with 5 horses.  As we became known to the tourism industry and the locals we gradually grew the business. Currently we have 20 trek horses and 23 ponies. Plus some horses are used for competition only.
We are open 7 days a week every day of the year except Christmas Day! Just remember if it's raining at your place it doesn't mean it's raining at ours. If in doubt give us a call! We may not have a crystal ball but we are getting better at predicting our local weather conditions.

It has always been our goal to give the best quality riding instruction and consequently the vast majority of our lessons are one-on-one because you, the client, will learn so much more and more quickly too!  Group lessons can be arranged but generally not encouraged as we want you to get the greatest benefit from your lesson.  Consequently  as of 1 April 2015 1 hour lesson prices have increased, please see price list.



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