Weka Pass Horse Treks and Riding Centre is owned and operated by Jane Parrott, a very experienced and proficient horsewoman. The riding centre operates in a friendly and relaxed environment with safety being of utmost importance.
Jane has previously owned and operated a successful riding centre located in Rangiora , which has produced many successful, competitive riders and adult hunting riders. She is a past Master of the Brackenfield Hunt, has been a South Island show jumping representative and still actively participates in the Brackenfield and Christchurch hunts.
Jane has supported her own children in their equestrian pursuits for many years with success in eventing, show jumping and in the show ring.
Most of the horses and ponies used in the Weka Pass Horse Treks and Riding Centre have been carefully selected from the East Coast of the North Island and are therefore very sure footed and quiet. Most of the ponies and horses in the Riding Centre are suitable for beginners upwards and some have a competition background. A purpose built all-weather arena, stable complex and farmland to ride over, provide an ideal environment for learning to ride for all ages.
COME AND ENJOY SOME OF NEW ZEALAND’S FINEST VIEWS.
Spectacular views over the Waikari Valley, rural farmland, some tussock country and outstanding limestone rock formations. The option to view the historic Waikari Maori Rock Art along the ride is also available. This is on quiet, well-mannered horses with friendly, experienced instructors/guides. One, Two and Three hour trek options are available. All within 50 minutes drive from Christchurch and 40 minutes to Hanmer Springs.