Horse Safaris

Terms & Conditions

A few pointers you should know before you do your booking


  • Riding with us is an adventure, experience and you will be involved in the daily work on the trip. No worries, we will show you what to do and will explain to you as much as we can.
  • If you are a rider you will help us in the mornings getting the horses ready and will also be asked to help with the free running packhorses and loose horses. That means leading and keeping them in order when needed.
  • If you are not a rider, there are plenty of other jobs to do, like helping in the kitchen, doing dishes and cleaning the huts in the morning before we leave.
  • We would like to make clear that you MUST be able to walk downhill. Everything we ride up, we lead the horses down. You must be able to walk downhill, on running shingle and lead your horse at the same time. Good hips, knees and ankles are necessary.

    If you are concerned about your level of fitness, please give us a call and we can discuss further on the phone.

Riding abilities

Everyone has a different point of view on their riding ability. We will try to explain what we think are the differences. Please be honest to yourself, it will help you and us to find the best horse for you. We don’t care how good you can ride, we appreciate honesty and our horses do too.

Novice: never been on a horse, up to people who can handle a trot or canter

Intermediate: can trot and canter on their own, mount a horse from the ground

Experience: years and years of horse riding experience


We do not supply wet weather gear, please bring your own

120 kg weight limit, if you have any queries or questions, please contact us



Booking Conditions

Reservations and Cancellations



All prices are in New Zealand dollars and include GST. A deposit of 25% is required with all bookings. The balance payable 30 days prior to commencement of trip. Payment can be made by personal or bank cheques, Visa, MasterCard, PayPal or even cash.


Cancellation notice is required sixty (60) days prior to departure of trip. If cancellation occurs within 60 days of departure, there is a cancellation fee of eighty (80%) per cent of your paid deposit OR your deposit may be transferred to another Alpine Horse Safari equal or greater value, given that the trip is taken in the same season. If cancellation occurs within thirty (30) days of departure and you do not wish to transfer as aforementioned, your deposit is fully forfeited. No refunds will be given on any safari that is in progress. Alpine Horse Safaris reserve the right to alter the itinerary should it be deemed necessary and to postpone or cancel any trip, anywhere, any time. Riders should not assume that they are covered by any insurance policy held by Alpine Horse Safaris, therefore we recommend you take out TRAVEL and CANCELLATION INSURANCE


Alpine Horse Safaris places extreme importance on the safety of all their guests. Guests must realize that all recreational  activities contain an element of risk and horse riding is no exception. Having attained a high standard of operational procedures, we seek to minimize that risk. Please accept your responsibilities to follow all instructions given by the staff.