Welcome!

Waimak River Riding Centre (previously Waimak River Horse Treks and Waimak River Adventures) was established by Erika and Stan McStay in February 2001. As tourism in New Zealand, and specifically Christchurch, has grown and changed, so too has our business. We have now combined our horse trekking, riding school, holiday programs and leasing into one business, Waimak River Riding Centre.

Horses are our passion, and we are dedication to providing a safe and enjoyable horse riding experience. Our calm, experienced  and well trained horses, experienced guides and instructors work together to ensure the best environment for fun and learning.

Now that Christchurch ha been rebuilt, and is now revitalised, we are ready to reach out to the travelling world once again.  Christchurch and Canterbury have so much to offer, so do come and experience it for yourself, whether it be on horse back or any other mode of transport.

Our Riding Centre is located alongside the Wamakariri (Waimak) River on the Northern boundary of the Christchurch City limit, Canterbury, New Zealand. Just 15 minutes drive from the central city, our location is not only convenient but also surrounded by the most beautiful rural and river scenery that is typical of Canterbury. The Waimakariri River is said to be one of the best examples of a braided river in the Southern Hemisphere.   Braided rivers only occur in Canterbury and Canada. Don’t just let me tell you about it come and see for yourself.

 

 

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info@waimakriverridingcentre.com
0800 TREKS R US (0800 8735 7787)

Location

219 Coutts Island Rd Belfast, Christchurch 7670
Canterbury, New Zealand
PH: 0800 TREKS R US (0800 8735 7787)

Operating Hours

7 days a week every day of the year except Christmas Day

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  • Looking for a fun way to spend your holidays??? At Waimak River Riding Centre we offer a school holiday programme for those who love horses, want to learn to ride and be around like minded children. Bookings can be made on our website now for January 2020. Prices and more information is also available at www.waimakriverridingcentre.com feel free to share.

    waimakridingcentre: "Looking for a fun way to spend your holidays??? At Waimak River Riding Centre we offer a school holiday programme for those who love horses,  want to learn to ride and be around like minded children. Bookings can be made on our website now for January 2020. Prices and more information is also available at www.waimakriverridingcentre.com feel free to share."
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  • Rain is easing up, great thunder and lightening....

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  • Keep hydrated, use sunscreen and be mindful - it's Hot Hot Hot

    waimakridingcentre: "Keep hydrated, use sunscreen and be mindful - it's Hot Hot Hot"
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  • Our resident foal Woody.... such a cutie.

    waimakridingcentre: "Our resident foal Woody.... such a cutie."
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  • Meet Bug, one of our youngest trek horses 💕💕 he's in training at the moment, but unfortunately he's had an accident in the paddock and is off work for now😔

    waimakridingcentre: "Meet Bug, one of our youngest trek horses 💕💕 he's in training at the moment, but unfortunately he's had an accident in the paddock and is off work for now😔"
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  • Introducing some of our trekkie horses! Jag, Rocky, Bill, Syd and Tonne! Their all standardbred geldings with the youngest being Syd(6) and the oldest being Jag(23)😀 . They're all ex-race horses that we take in, re-train and are able to take on treks. These guys take 30 minute treks to half days, prices vary for how long you wish to go. For inquiries about booking treks check out the link in our bio, or call us at 033239064

    waimakridingcentre: "Introducing some of our trekkie horses! Jag, Rocky, Bill, Syd and Tonne! Their all standardbred geldings with the youngest being Syd(6) and the oldest being Jag(23)😀 . They're all ex-race horses that we take in, re-train and are able to take on treks.

These guys take 30 minute treks to half days, prices vary for how long you wish to go. For inquiries about booking treks check out the link in our bio, or call us at 033239064"
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  • Another fantastic day of the holiday program with jumping day today. We still having spaces available for next week at only $60 a day. Come and join in on the fun. On another note I will try to be more active on this account now I got locked out of it for a while. Well done everyone today. If anyone wants some photos of today's competition flick me a message. Cheers @char_o_te Photo credit: @the.gingerninja.pony #horsesofinstagram#showjumping #schoolholidayfun #ponyjumper #canterburykids #horsemad #christchurch #holidayprogram

    waimakridingcentre: "Another fantastic day of the holiday program with jumping day today. We still having spaces available for next week at only $60 a day. Come and join in on the fun. 
On another note I will try to be more active on this account now I got locked out of it for a while.

Well done everyone today. If anyone wants some photos of today's competition flick me a message. Cheers @char_o_te

Photo credit: @the.gingerninja.pony

#horsesofinstagram#showjumping
#schoolholidayfun #ponyjumper #canterburykids #horsemad #christchurch #holidayprogram"
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  • Meet syd. He loves to ‘pose’ for the camera. #funnyhorse #christchurchactivity #horsetrekking #standardbred #horseofinsta #tonguesout

    waimakridingcentre: "Meet syd. He loves to ‘pose’ for the camera. #funnyhorse #christchurchactivity #horsetrekking #standardbred #horseofinsta #tonguesout"
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  • Our school holiday program starts next week. They are still spaces so if your looking for some fun come and join us. Ride one of our ponies or bring your own. Prices from only $60 a day. Give us a call or book online #christchurch #ridinglesson #horsenz #schoolholidaysnz #showjumping #fancydress #dressage #fun #games

    waimakridingcentre: "Our school holiday program starts next week. They are still spaces so if your looking for some fun come and join us. Ride one of our ponies or bring your own. Prices from only $60 a day. Give us a call or book online #christchurch #ridinglesson #horsenz #schoolholidaysnz #showjumping #fancydress #dressage #fun #games"
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  • Chiquita😍 with Caitlyn now leasing magic he currently isn’t for sale but we can’t keep them all so chicky is looking for a new home. She is a 10yr 15.1hh crossbred mare. Get in touch for more details#horseriding #horseforsale #palamino #dressage #canterbury #nzhorses

    waimakridingcentre: "Chiquita😍 with Caitlyn now leasing magic he currently isn’t for sale but we can’t keep them all so chicky is looking for a new home. She is a 10yr 15.1hh crossbred mare. Get in touch for more details#horseriding #horseforsale #palamino #dressage #canterbury #nzhorses"
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