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Ohariu Valley Equestrian Centre

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Address: 517 Ohariu Valley Road | Johnsonville, Wellington 6037, New Zealand
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+64 4-478 8472
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Escape the city and enjoy an adventure on horse back. Trek across 850...

Escape the city and enjoy an adventure on horse back. Trek across 850 acres of beautiful farmland, through native bush, streams and pine forests. Enjoy views of Wellington's new wind farm.

​Guided by our friendly, experienced staff, we have a selection of excellent trekking horses. Our horse treks are catered for beginners and safety is our number one priority. With quiet horses, those new to riding will have an enjoyable time.

For the more experienced rider, we do offer a 2 hour horse trek once a month for experienced riders only. For more information about our experienced horse trek, please contact us.

One hour and two hour treks available, Saturdays and Sundays. Children aged 8 years and over can go on our one hour treks. For younger children, we have pony hires available in our outdoor sand arena.

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Despite the change of the date of booking, still thanked the farmer Ward for arranging the tour in the rare sunny days in winter!!! My friend and I joined the horse trekking and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 July 2016
YaYa C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

Just had a wonderful first time ride on a horse at the OVEC. Everything about the experience was great - friendly staff, great instructors (Alice and Georgia) and just a really nice time with my great-niece. Thank you.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016

Despite the change of the date of booking, still thanked the farmer Ward for arranging the tour in the rare sunny days in winter!!! My friend and I joined the horse trekking and farm tour together and there were only two of us for the activities. Ward picked us at Wellington Railway station and we rode the horses (one hour)... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2016

We had a very good riding time. My husband used to ride and I am a complete beginner. We had the chance to have a group of ... only the two of us with two guides which allowed a "two levels" ride : slow walking and a few trots for me and a bit of galops for my husband. That... More 

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AlexSK6033, Owner at Ohariu Valley Equestrian Centre, responded to this review

Hi Njoylifeisshort, Thanks for your review. We are so glad you had an enjoyable horse trek and that even though both you and your husband had different levels of experience you were both given the opportunity to have a great time! Our horse trekking guides will be so pleased to read your review, which I will show them. We hope... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2015

I was excited to go on the 2 hour trek with Ohariu Valley Equestrian Centre, I'm an intermediate rider and I have lots of years riding experience behind me. I was firstly surprised at how poorly managed this place was. They didn't really put any thought into the whole experience - they put small children on large horses, adults on... More 

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AlexSK6033, Owner at Ohariu Valley Equestrian Centre, responded to this review

Hi Dawnieb1982, Firstly we apologize for the not responding to your feedback immediately - we simply overlooked responding to you as we focused on addressing your points with our staff, but but we do appreciate you taking the time to write your review regarding your horse trekking experience. As owners of this business, we have taken each and every point... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2015

We were so excited to go the the OVEC, Ohariu Valley Equestrian Center to do the 2 hour hourse trekking on weekends. It costs $90 for adults and $80 for children. Both me and my daughter are experienced equestrians which we told the staff. When I called and made the booking I specifically asked if it was going to be... More 

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AlexSK6033, Owner at Ohariu Valley Equestrian Centre, responded to this review

Apologize for the not responding immediately to your feedback. We're sorry that your experience was disappointing but we have addressed the key point you have raised but we have discussed each and every point with our staff. As our treks are on weekends only, we try to accommodate as many booking as possible, with a maximum of 10 people per... More 

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