Baton Run Horse Treks. Horse Treks, Trekking and Back Country Accommodation, Nelson, Tasman, New Zealand (NZ)
This is Annie, part Clydesdale, part Arab and part Thoroughbred. She’s been carrying me up and down hills, along ridges, through rivers, and carrying the refreshments and hip flask for lunch and afternoon tea in saddle bags too. She’s very sure footed, some of the tracks are really rocky and barely wide enough for you or I so she’s a bit of a mountaineering horse too. I’m staying on the Baton Run, an old sheep station when the first settlers came and a gold mining area now farmed by the fifth generation of the Lublow family. By day we ride through the sheep pastures, along river valleys, and up and down hills in to the national park. By night we soak in the hot tub with a glass of wine and gaze at a jet black sky loaded with the stars of the southern hemisphere after feasting on delicious Baton Run meat and veggies.
Thanks so much for a truly marvelous weekend spent with you in August. We have just returned home and have been looking at our wonderful photographs of your stunning scenery and fabulous trekking team. Bill certainly enjoyed his time with you Richard and the fact that the pig you caught was only small, has completely bypassed him and has become like the average fishing story – it gets bigger every time he tells someone. We are planning to be in NZ again next Winter for more skiing and my sister and her husband are making noises about joining us, just so long as we can fit in another visit to The Baton Run. So look forward to seeing you again next year. Again thanks to you both for your wonderful hospitality.
Sincerely Jane and Bill
Thank you so much for such an incredible experience in the beautiful Baton Valley. What a special place. I am in love with Emily! She felt so safe, yet so free moving at the same time. Your hospitality was certainly a unique experience, and professional. I really feel like it has filled my soul!
Ange Palmer, Byron Bay, Australia 🙂
I have been coming to New Zealand every year since 2004 and one of the big highlights of my trip is going horse trekking in the beautiful Baton Valley. It is quite simply a magical awesome place that you will never forget and Fiona knows all the best places to take you so that you get the best of the spectacular views. One of the highlights for me was the first time I ever went across the Baton river on horseback, not always possible if river conditions are unsuitable but you never know, you may be lucky. I am now planning my next years trip to New Zealand and I will definitely be booking to go horse trekking up at the Baton Valley.