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Ride along Lake Te Anau


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Complimentary Pony rides for children who stay if I am avaliable

Trek along the Waiau River near where the Lord of the Rings movie was filmed


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Learning to ride in the round pen Takitimu Mountains in back ground

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Kepler Horse Riding Lessons and Trail Rides


Kepler Boutique Treks offers stunning scenic horse rides along Lake Te Anau and the Waiau River with stunning mountain backdrops.  Ride along the edge of Fiordland National Park, New Zealand's largest World Heritage Area.

Internationally recognized for its exceptional beauty and natural, untouched qualities, it has been showcased in the Oscar winning  "Lord of the Rings" trilogy.  Choose a horse riding trek the suits.  Accommodation and trekking packages can be arranged.  Please email   your dates of stay, how many treks or lessons required and experience with riding if any.   There is the option to bring your own horse secure paddock available.

Trail Rides

Lake and River ride to lookout 1 1/2 hours $100
Ride along the edge of Fiordland National Park and beside the famous Waiau river near the filming locations of Oscar winner "Lord of the Rings" trilogy.Ride down the famous Waiau river and then along it to the beautiful Lake Te Anau for a paddle. 

All trails include 30 minutes preparation grooming & tuition.  Pace is tailored to ability of riders in each group - novice to advanced.  Minimum age on trails 10 years.


Pony & Farmlet Lifestyle Experience

Kepler Oaks is ideal for tourists with families to visit only on a fine day if they want to view ponies, chickens, dog, cat and rabbit, sheep(with the opportunity to feed lambs during spring).  Tour includes grooming the pony then ride in the safety of the round-pen or to the River look out.  As the children are young parents will be required to wear enclosed shoes so they can lead the pony while I walk beside the child.  Tours take 1 hour depending on number of children riding. Cost per family (up to 5) is $50. 

Horse Experience Riding lessons

Enjoy learning to ride on our beautiful horses & ponies; individual & small group sessions.

Locals only Pony Experience - 40 minutes - $50
Includes grooming, saddling, garden or river look out ride, fun lesson.

Locals only Lesson/Trail Combo - 2 Hours -$770

Instruction in horse care, management and pleasure riding.  As per list below.

Come and learn to ride correctly and care for horses  with a experienced instructor with over 44 years of riding knowledge.  We cater for all levels and ages, we are open Monday to Friday 9am to 3.30 pm.  We have a good range of schooled horses and ponies to learn on. We provide a half hour riding lesson and then complete a  45 minute trek along the Waiau River or Lake Te Anau.  The lesson includes a course to teach people about looking after horses.  This is designed to compliment your riding lessons. Sessions are 1 ½ hours. Run on a weekday from 9am to 3.30pm evenings (depending on demand) Bookings essential.

  • How to catch and turn out safely

  • How to lead correctly

  • Remove and replace covers

  • Grooming and hoof care

  • How to saddle and bridle correctly (martingales and breastplates)

  • How to check your tack fits correctly

  • Recognize when horse needs hoofs trimmed

  • Learn to Bare Foot Trim

  • How to tie up correctly with a quick release knot

  • Demonstration on plaiting – all to have a go

  • Take apart a bridle, clean and reassemble

  • Feeding

  • Basic first aid (when to call a vet)

  • Signs of colic and distress

  • How to worm a horse

  • Starting understanding the young horse

  • Prepare a horse for travel

  • Load a horse on to a horse float

  • Revision

  • If time, special requests on anything you would like to do that we haven't covered

  • Jumping lessons



Note: Riders must be responsible for their own insurance, and will be required to sign an indemnity form.






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