Robyn Smale

‘This ride really gives both kiwis and overseas visitors a chance to immerse themselves in a slice of kiwi life that not everyone has access to, or even knows about. I can’t even think of words to describe Nicola, Janey and their wonderful family. It felt like a great privilege to spend such incredible time with four generations of their family, from the seniors down to the great grand kids. Everyone at River Valley made my experience that much richer. I kept thinking, ‘this is the best day’, but every day brought surprises and variety in terrain, views and experiences. Nothing felt orchestrated; we rolled with each day as it came: finding new paths, meeting farmers and their curious kids, watching shearers at work, talking to colourful locals, swimming at the river and spending time with the family dogs. The great thing about the horses on this trip is that they are are trained to be independent, and we are shown how to ride them that way. So refreshing!
I for one value the ‘guarantee’ that comes from booking with Globetrotting: we always know the rides have been tested and are of a high standard, and we know that the horses, guides, accommodations and experiences are solid. Thank you!’

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