Horses have an important place in the history of Canterbury, for years they have played an integral part in farming operations.
Trekking on horseback, as the early settlers did, is very much in harmony with the feel and pace of Methven's amazing landscape.
Horse riding locations near Methven include the Rakaia Gorge, Staveley, Erewhon and Peel Forest; providing breath-taking views of our native bush, mountains, braided rivers, Canterbury Plains and high country stations.
From a one or two hour trek to a multi-day trek through the high country, local operators have a great range of horses available to suit all ages and abilities - wagon rides behind Clydesdale Horse Studs are even available.
Safaris can be tailored to suit your ability, budget and time. Bookings are essential.
Corporate and group bookings are welcome.