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Great Southern Marathon ride

Horses survival depends on a well functioning herd. On the right leader being in charge so the right decisions can be made without discussion and immediately when a predator appears.

10 days, 450 km, across 4 mountain ranges, the ride of a life time!

We are opening applications to join our 2016 New Zealand Marathon ride in February 2016. There is very limited spaces available only!

We ride average 45km a day across mountain ranges, high country farm land, through rivers, remote valleys and old gold mining routes. We stay in tents or old musterers huts, in often remote locations along our trail. There will only be occasional showers.

Only for experienced and fit riders, up for a great adventure!

We ride arab x endurance horses who are fit and ready to go! We take great care of our horses and their welfare comes first. Only fit and able horses join us on these long rides, and many hours of fitness training is put into them. We have back up horses available in case of unexpected lameness.

Each afternoon we are met by our back up vehicle that carries food for us and the horses as well as our luggage.

This is the adventure of a life time; we will encounter amazing views and get a taste of what life was like for the pioneers. Our pace will be varied, with good amounts of trotting and cantering when footing allows.

We finish at our farm in Dunedin, and stay the last night in the tipi camp before returning to civilization.

This ride will take place in February 2016, exact dates are to follow. Register your interest here. There is a strict limit of 10 riders for this adventure.

The cost is $3000 NZD. An early bird discount applies for bookings before July 2015 of 15%.

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