Build a Bond Beyond Belief
Kate Tapley Horse Treks (KTHT) specialises in applied Natural Horsemanship, overnight horse treks and short rides. Kate and her trained staff have developed excellence in their ability to facilitate & teach others to benefit from the horse/human connection.
Trekking in beautiful New Zealand foothills & native forest is one of the many activities KTHT offers. Over the years, the central connection theme has become the core for lessons, riding programmes for young riders and adults, riding weekends, camps and holidays, multi-day riding and overnighters, team building & leadership training.
KTHT has two centres of operation:
With trails over the Port Hills on the edge of Christchurch, KTHT has a thriving community of people who love to ride, and learn about the human/horse connection. Programmes for young riders and adults and overnight trips to Governors Bay make Otahuna the ideal place to learn and enjoy riding.
Set in the foothills of the Southern Alps, 145 km North of Christchurch, Mt. Lyford offers stunning alpine riding. We offer a 3 day ride to Hanmer Springs, all day rides and short rides. This is the place to have the best horsey holiday ever.
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Sherwood Luxury Treks
Not far from Mt. Lyford is the Sherwood luxury country lodge offering day riding and catering for the 3 day trail to Hanmer Springs all with the comfort and style of a world class lodge.
The Company Story
Kate tells the story that inspires her to create this company and to fulfil her dreams.
Prey Animal to Partner - How Horses Think
An introduction by Kate Tapley
Download the fees schedule for Mt. Lyford & Otahuna: Fees