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Horse Trek'n

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Address: 33 Bayly Road, Paihia 0240, New Zealand
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+64 210 680 633
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Welcome to Horse Trek'n. If you are looking for a fun activity, come for a...

Welcome to Horse Trek'n. If you are looking for a fun activity, come for a ride with us!

If your dream is to swim with horses, we are the place for you;

Ride along the beautiful scenery of the Bay of Islands and experience the thrill of swimming in the ocean with your horse when weather conditions permit!

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Great horse trek, amazing view, lovely guide and an amazing swim with the horses!

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 who is also the owner... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
julchenk1
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Muenster, Germany

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Muenster, Germany
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 who is also the owner of this small business. It was a great ride and I was amazed by how well-behaved the horses were. I had Moana... More 

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Thank julchenk1
Emma C, General Manager at Horse Trek'n, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review, Julia, it was a pleasure riding with you! Thanks for noticing how much we love our horses here, and care about them, it's fantastic to get feedback on this aspect. I'm sorry the gravel road we had to take didn't suit your taste; as the forest is going to be logged, some tracks... More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I really had a fantastic morning ride with these guys and do highly recommend it for people who have riding experience. It's a wonderful way to see the area and swimming with your horse is bucket list stuff. Make sure you tell Emma your experience level and read the form carefully as accidents can happen. Experienced riders know the risks... More 

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Thank Hayley W
Emma C, General Manager at Horse Trek'n, responded to this review

Hello Hayley! Thank you for your lovely review! I'm glad you liked riding Ace, she is a sweetie! It is indeed really important to tell us your accurate horse riding level , thank you for pointing that out! This is crucial to ensure everyone enjoys a great horse riding experience! We do care about our horses (and guides!) health so... More 

Singapore, Singapore
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31 reviews
13 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

We took a 2hour trek - wonderful overlook of the bay + forest + a swim with the horses (bareback) It is a UNIQUE and wonderful experience !!! Run for it !!! Emma will take care of you and give you very nice and kind horses Wonderful memories we loved it very very much 💜💜

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Emma C, General Manager at Horse Trek'n, responded to this review

Thank you S for you nice review! It was a pleasure welcoming you and your family here in the Bay; We wish you an amazing 9 days in New Zealand! More 

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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 March 2017

I went riding with Emma on a private ride since I'm an intermediate to advanced rider and I had an absolutely amazing time! Her horses are beautiful (I rode Ace, a thoroughbred ex-racehorse) and very engaging, definitely NOT dead eyed overworked trail horse. I chose the private ride so we could stretch our legs a bit and BOY did we.... More 

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Thank Rebecca J
Emma C, General Manager at Horse Trek'n, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review Rebecca! it was a really fun and sporty ride, for sure! Have a great time in NZ! Cheers! More 

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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Had an amazing time on the ride and swim, surrounded by beautiful scenery and lovely horses. The staff were great I'd like to make an extra special thank you to them for helping me plan my proposal with a picnic and a beautiful view set up for us.

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Thank Oliver C
Emma C, General Manager at Horse Trek'n, responded to this review

Hello Olly, thank you for your lovely review! The guides will be happy to hear that. It was fantastic being part of the planning of your proposal, we were all excited for you! All the best for the future! More 

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Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Went for a 2hour ride and swim both times. First time i was with novice riders so we took a walk an a swim though they did give me a chance for a quick canter an trott. Swim was a amazing. 2nd time i was with a more experianced group so managed to get in a few canters and trotting.... More 

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Thank Leki M
Emma C, General Manager at Horse Trek'n, responded to this review

Hello Leki, Thank you for your review! It really means a lot to us that you actually enjoyed it so much that you wanted to come twice! Wish you all the best on your travels, and maybe see you an other time! More 

Mackay, Australia
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19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017

The crew were lovely and the horses were friendly and well-mannered. My dad and I did the 2 hour horse ride and swim. We rode along the road for the majority of the time. It dampened the enjoyment of the ride because the horses wanted to walk along the middle of the windy gravel road and we were worried our... More 

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Thank Shayna1406
Emma C, General Manager at Horse Trek'n, responded to this review

Hello Shayna, thank you for your review, We are really sorry this experience didn't meet your expectations; Due to extensive logging in the Waitangi forest this season, we are unfortunately not allowed to access our usual trekking paths; We had to find an alternative solution so that our valued customers can still enjoy horse riding in the beautiful Bay of... More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

What an awesome ride! It was my second time at horse trek'n and it was even better than the last:) I rode Sheekan, she was a well tempered fun ride. My guide, the owner of horse trek'n Emma was lovely and very helpful. As I am experienced, we enjoyed canters, trots and even a swim with the horses. It was... More 

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Emma C, General Manager at Horse Trek'n, responded to this review

Hello Zoe, thank you for your review; I am so glad you had such a good time, Good luck and all the best for your future studies, you are a smart young lady! Cheers More 

Hervey Bay, Australia
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14 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

Our 16yr old daughter did a horse trek with Emma. The original route was too boggy, so they did some ringwork before heading on a ride around the farm. The ringwork was most enjoyable for her, & Emma was very friendly & knowledgeable. She enjoyed it immensely and would like to recommend this activity to others. Our GPS had no... More 

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HorseTrekn, Owner at Horse Trek'n, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your feed-back. We are having a bit of a difficult time as our main access to enter the forest is closed due to logging, and our back-up entrance to the forest at the back of the farm gets boggy very quick in wet weather... hence we may have to do alternative rides through the farm... More 

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39 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

Initial booking was a little tricky, as the website is a little old. After that we had a great 2 hours out with Emma our guide. We were lucky enough to be the only 2 on that trek. Unfortunately my horse got a little stroppy, managing to rip off a stirrup, but Emma handled it really professionally and efficiently. She... More 

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