Need a horse for the Cavalcade? Got a spare seat on your wagon? Looking for some gear? Add your listing below.

Horses for rent (potentially), Get in touch with these guys below.

Brenda Harland at westwood stables will have cavelcade hacks for hire and or sale.  03 4811348.

“seasoned cavalcade horse for hire on Malcolm Oakes trail. Contact gilly at


We have at least five professionally trained trekking horses for hire.  All horses will be fitted to their riders along with tack.  All horses have a min of 2 years trekking within our company. Options of lessons, before the cavalcade starts. CONTACT HIGH COUNTRY HORSES (Deana Irvine) +64 3 442 9915 or 0508 595959 (with in NZ)

I have a couple of good fit xbred horses available, have done this a few times over the years, they are very experienced horses and have done plenty. Suzie Elmes

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  1. 2018 Owaka Cavalcade
    I’m looking for transport from North Canterbury (near Rangiora) to Clinton for the cavalcade. I’m keen to share costs etc. and have a great horse who is easy to float. If you can help then email me at or ring/ text on 0273138778

  2. for sale or lease ,5 year old gelding sb 15, 2 hands high lovey boy real ladies horse gentle easy to handle dose every thing you ask him to do no bad habbits ,bom profe on the rd cars trucks no problem , shoes floats , swims , have been using him for pig hunting has had pigs on him good round dogs etc want good money for this horse , all so for sale or lease 8 year old sb mare from eden dale tui 14/2 hands high awesome ride not for the faint hearted tui can be an absolute hand full on the way home she has a hard mouth hakamore might sort her out good bush horse as kahn is only a little sketchie round trucks , orther than that tui is a fery strong horse and need a strong rider , if you interested in leasing or buying one of this horsers ph 02040522967, and ask for beau shaw thank you

  3. R.I.P cowboy bill mcmillian u taught me alot i enjoyed going on the calvacade with u and riding dusty and sango, u taught me how to break in a horse, it was fun times

    solid 16h 8yr old gelding. done 2 cavalcades and a lot of trekking. ive had him jumping and hes also had a go at hunting which he was bldy fab.
    im only selling my special boy as i unexpectedly aquired a new baby and to be fair i cant keep 2 horses…dont have the time or the grass.
    harley needs a experienced rider and someone whos not affraid to be very firm on the ground. hes not dirty but does think he can be the boss sometimes.
    hes mostly pretty cruisy. likes getting out and about.
    he did jane witmores trial 2014 &15 with ease!
    only ever ridin in a french snaffle. comes with covers bridle and halter. feel free to ring 03 4139660 dor any more info. il tell ya all his good and bad.
    need him gone asap…hes easy to feed over winter…no hard feeding.
    so if anyones lookn for a cavalcade horse for nx year…heres yr man
    6g ono…price is nego…dont be afraid to ask

  5. hi ppl. ive had my chap advertised for a while and didnt no i could put him here.

    hes 16h. solid xbred. rising 9 (xmas time) has done janes trial last 2 cavalcades. done a heaps of trekking up round our kaitangata hills. needs an experienced rider…more so on the ground as he can try n get bossy…but fab to ride. he jumps and has had a crack at hunting which he seemed to really enjoy…..i no i did! id like him to go to a forever home…not past around. only selling him as a have a new baby horse ( that i got unexpectedly) and i dont have the time or grass for 2 horses (plus i have a float to dam pay) so ive made the hard decision to let harlz go. hes very easy to feed over winter…comes with cover bridle and halter. feel free to ring anytime 03 4139660.


    TB Mare “Summer” 16.1hh 9 years old. Quiet on long rein. Good cavalcade or dressage horse.


    Phone Kayleen and Charlie McLeod 027 883119 or 03 4883119

  7. Hello Readers,

    I am Simon MacDonald. I am a freezing worker (knifehand). In the off season I do either Class 5 Truck Driving or Engineering Maintenance work. I’m 39 yrs old. I live in Invercargill.

    I have a female friend, (47yrs) who is a Dairy Farm worker. She owns a horse and a Horse-Float. She has done the Goldfields Cavelcade once before. Her vehicle can’t tow her horse-float.

    My vehicle is a 2006 Mitsubishi Triton ute 3.5L V6, so it can tow her Horse-Float.

    I am wanting to participate in the Goldfields Cavelcade, so I am wondering if I could “hire a horse” and the associated equipment for a horse. (I do own a Halter and a Whip, got them at a Garage Sale). And “No”, I won’t be using the Whip on your horse.

    I would be prepared to pay up to $200 for the use of your horse and associated equipment.

    My weight is 82kgs & I’m 6ft tall. So hopefully a horse could support my weight?

    My female friend will be able to Instruct me on how to handle the horse and care for it. I can pick up your horse, (where-ever you’re located), and return him/her to you. I would tell you if the horse had any problems during the Goldfields Cavelcade.

    The only problem I see, is if my female friend is NOT ALLOWED to take time off work, from her employer.

    My landline is: (03) 217-3631. Mobile: 027 953 7674. E-Mail:

  8. I’ve got three good trekking horses that will be on sale at the end of march and could be tried on during the cavalcades. There is more information about the horses and reason for sale on this website: Please get in touch if you could be a forever home for one of them or if you’ve got any question.

    • Hi there I am looking for a clyde x horse around 15 -16 hands around 10 to 15 age group.Iam a adult rider returning to riding after 6 yrs break so the horse would need to be very boomproof in all respects.Have no problems with floating.I would rather have a gelding.I would be using the horse for hacking on the farm and adult riding groups.Hope you can help me.Regards Moira Molloy.

  9. FOR SALE: Stationbred Clyde X yearling filly for sale (born Labour weekend 2012 so 16 months now). Out of Stu Moore’s Black Clyde X mare that he had on Malc Oakes’ trail 2014 – stunning mare. Should mature around a solid 15.3 to 16.1hh. Lovely nature, handled from birth but not pushy or in your face. Will be very versatile. Genuine Enquiries phone 021-390-169 (no hoof kickers please!). Price $1500 not negotiable. Photos and short phone video available. May be able to help with transport.

  10. FOR SALE: Cavalcade Horse. Beautiful, lovely-natured reddish bay 15hh standardbred mare 11 yrs. She has a moderate speed walk, and a v comfy floaty trot. She is nicely put together- looks more like a QH than a SB. I have been told she is of show quality to look at.

    She has done one cavalcade, trekked and hacked out. She has a background in natural horsemanship, so has nice ground manners and can be ridden in a bit or rope halter. Has soft mouth and is responsive to leg.

    She loves people (can be cheeky), and will hang out with you in the paddock. She is fine with groups of horses- happy to be at front, middle or back. In the paddock, she is usually at the bottom of the herd.

    She is currently barefoot- nice hard hooves, but has been shoe-ed. Fine for worming, dentist, covering. Usually OK to float, though we haven’t done much. Doesn’t need to be covered.

    Over last 2 years she has only been companion horse while getting my daughter out on her pony, so while she used to be fine going out by herself, she is now anxious about it. When she is being ridden regularly, she is v. straight forward to ride, but I find that since we haven’t been riding much, I have lost my confidence, so she needs a confident rider to get her back on track. She isn’t a beginner’s horse.

    I would like to see her being used as she is such a lovely horse.

    Ph/txt 0274 370936 for photos/more details.

  11. Bates Kimberley CS Stock Saddle With Swinging Fender. Size Large. Photos available on request.

    Stunning saddle, probably only had 5-10 rides. Only selling as it’s too big for me, I need a Medium in this style. This is a Large.

    Fantastic for trekking, farm work, breaking in or riding multiple horses due to interchangeable gullet – fits anything. Nice and light to carry and throw up on those big horses.

    Offers even greater comfort and contact for trail riding, breaking horses, or working on the station

    Easy Change gullet – do it yourself. Comes with a Medium gullet.

    (These saddles retail at around $4395 NZ now!!) Offers over $2900 considered.

    Colour: Havana Brown Leather.

    Questions welcome, happy to post at buyers expense. Reserve the right to withdraw at any stage as it’s for sale on other sites/locations. Saddle available after 2/3/2013.

    • Update, this saddle seat measures just on 18″ so great for larger riders. Absolutely immaculate saddle, make an offer – I’ve found a medium to replace it!!!!!!!

    • Hello

      I”m interested in buying your (saddle) for sale from you and i need it urgently, I”ll want you to get back to me with the last price, present condition as well as the pics of it”s still available for sale or not I”ll be awaiting to read from you with your swift response.

      Mrs rose……(077-8691-6101

      • Hi, yes talked to Jane yesterday : (
        Happy to do the Boundary Track with Tony : )

        High Country Horses cancelled. Oliver Goldsmith (Harehill Horses) and Brenda Westwood have none.
        Alice Stuart (Rabbitrange) has none, but is still looking.
        Suzie and Murray’s email bounces back, both @ clear and paradise.

        Okay, I have not given up so, where do we go from here?
        cheers Bele

    • Hello

      I”m interested in buying your (saddle) for sale from you and i need it urgently, I”ll want you to get back to me with the last price, present condition as well as the pics of it”s still available for sale or not I”ll be awaiting to read from you with your swift response.

      Mrs rose……(077-8691-6101

    Anyone not going on the Cavalcade who would be available to take part in the Cambrian/St Bathans/Becks 150th celebrations parade Saturday 1 March 2013.
    Any sort of horse drawn vehicles welcome.

    Ph Joan 4473620

  13. 6yo 15.3hh bay Clydie X for sale or loan to the right person. Going to waste with me right now (not enough time). Would love someone to take him on the Calvalcade for some more mileage. Super friendly “people” horse. Ph Jo on 03 755 6684 or 027 291 0440.

    • Hi Jo. Do you still have your Clydie boy for loan? I am looking for a loan horse with a later option to buy. However, I am currently based in the North Island, Auckland (possible move to the Waikato). I have been on two cavalcades and a hunt trek and I just love them and want to do more plus I’d like to get into endurance riding. I am an experienced rider of 30+ years experience. I’d love to know more about your horse as he sounds great, good age, size, breed and disposition. I’m not sure how much it would cost to get him to Auckland but I’d be interested to find out if you would consider a North Island home for him. My email is and my landline 09 4832874. Depending on where you are I’ve met quite a lot of cavalcade people now who can vouch for me. I am the journalist who has written two stories about the cavalcade, one for Next which used to be linked to this site and one for NZ Today.
      Look forward to hearing from you. Josie.

  14. FOR SALE: Clydie X Stationbred (by Turbo Timer) gelding, 3yrs, 16.3hh. Broken in as a 2yr old then turned out, now back in work and going very kindly, including some early jumping training. Great in company or alone, has a beautiful big walk, lovely trot and ‘armchair’ canter. No dirt. Very likeable chap that just wants to please – would be a perfect cavalcader, hunter, show jumper type, very versatile. Phone Charlie or Kayleen McLeod on 03-4883119 or mobile 0274883119. Price $4000.

  15. For Sale: ****** BIG AL******** Seasoned Trekker/Cavalcader and gentleman. Approx 16.2hh, 11 year old gelding, solid type, good doer. Pretty much idiot proof. Red Bay Standardbred, Black points, white socks. Fantastic walker. Big handsome man that will take you anywhere you point. Also very reliable pack horse. Good to shoe, float, catch, tow behind bikes/trucks etc. Been reliable trail boss’s lead horse for past 3 years. Never been lame. Would keep him as spare but have horses coming out our ears!!! $2000. Phone Stu 03-4466741 or 0274549929.

  16. Anyone got a quiet Standardbred for sale – looking for one for a friend starting out again capable rider looking for cavalcade mount general hack and club rides 15.2h up must float well and be excellent in traffic knowledgable home… anyone has anything or knows of anything can they leave their # and Ill ring ya…

  17. FOR SALE – Crossbred Gelding (probably clydie x) – 11 years, 15.3hh. Has an awesome ground covering walk, very quiet and unflappable, will be a great cavalcade or trekking horse. Is great out with other horses and getting better out on his own although happier with a mate. Good to float and handle although is abit pushy on the ground but we are sorting that! Is currently barefoot with good hard feet and is a good doer. Surplus to requirements. $2000
    phone 032042117

  18. I may have avaliable a fit n ready to go Horse for anyone who may need a hire horse at short notice , Fee very very negotiable NO learners or begginer riders plz . The experience would be great for him so Happy to loan at very minimal cost. I was going to go this year but due to change in plans changed my mind . Avaliable to approved rider only who MUST come n ride him first to see if he and you get on all happy . he has trekked in 40plus horses and been fine . but is young in his education started 8 mths ago and trekked but not much else .027689612


    Gorgeous, hand woven, natural, undyed wool saddle blankets.

    The area directly under the saddle has a thicker, looped pile to provide extra comfort for your horse and the saddle flap area is single weave to allow close leg contact. This one blanket is the equivalent of using a thin blanket and a separate sheepskin half pad, providing an all-in-one blanket.

    The natural, woven, wool fleece has a natural bounce that provides a soft cushion for your horses back – wool breathes and absorbs wet & sweat. These blankets are perfect for trekking, training, hunting, endurance, beach riding.

    In stock at present: two brown fleece blankets with a gold stripe along the bottom. Designed for under English style saddles.

    Can make to order, with or without tassles and choice of stripe colour along the bottom edge, in natural black/grey or brown, also white.

    Easily washed or hosed off. The wool retains it bounce and comfort.

    Email: for photos or more info.

  20. Hi, I’m looking for a horse to hire for Alistair Gibson’s ride. We’ve just had one of ours go lame unfortunately so desperately trying to find a fit and experienced horse to use for a “seasoned” rider! We are based in Culverden, North Canterbury and can transport it if possible from here but preferably would like to find a horse near the location so we can bring less floats.
    Please call me on 03 315 8938 or email me on
    Thank you,

  21. Hi,
    I am planning on doing Stu Moore’s trail this year and wonder if anyone would have space in their float/truck for my 16hh Standardbred. I will share fuel and other transport costs. Can float myself up to Ettrick, but would prefer to share the trip with someone else if possible. I am based in Wairio.

  22. Hi, does anyone doing Stu Moore’s trail and passing through Dunedin have a spare space in their float? My usual way of transporting my horse and me to the start of the trail fell through this year. My horse is very friendly to other horses and floats well. Of course I’d be more than happy to share costs.
    If you can help me please leave a reply or email me at

  23. Horse available for hire: 16hh 5yo black Clydie X. Green and is tense when first get on but settles very fast. Is an amazing trekking horse. Very big, forward moving walk. Happy to cross bridges, go through rivers etc. His heart is in it. Happy to get him fit for additional cost. Email me if interested.

    • Hello,
      I’m interested in buying your (Saddle) for sale from you, I’ll want you to get back to me with with the asking price, present condition as well as the pics of it’s still available for sale or not.. I’ll be awaiting to read from you with your swift response.

      Mrs Meyers . ….501-295-7526

  24. Hi
    I’m in need of a horse. My name’s Josie. I’m the journalist who wrote the story on the Cavalcade that Terry’s put up on this site from Next magazine – that was 2010 when I went on heavy wagons then last year I did the five day ride and wrote a longer feature for NZ Today which I know many of you have read. Last year I was so lucky with the loan of a wonderful horse that made my cavalcade possible – and he was pretty too which was great for the magazine photos!
    I’m now addicted to Cavalcade and would love to come again but this year I need a horse. I am an experience rider, early 40s, been riding since I was 7, learned in the UK (been in NZ five years). I’m not super riding fit though so I aim to do the five day trip with Jane. I have plenty of people from the last few years who can vouch for my riding and know there’s some superb horsemen on my trek who will look out for one another.
    My funds are a little limited (what with my flight from Auckland on top of trek fee and being a sporadically-paid freelance writer) but I will treat your horse as if it were my own and will of course pay gas for transport to start (or arrange pickup) and make a hire-contribution. I am 5ft6in and 70kg. Can anyone help?

  25. Hi,

    Im on the hunt for a 15hh plus trekking horse would love a clyde cross but will consider any horse as long as its an easy comfortable ride (Im an experienced rider just had enough of dealing with difficult horses) wanting to do the 2012 Cavacade.

  26. I have a 5 yr old stocky 15.2hh stationbred (1/4 clydey) for free lease to the right person, he’s green but willing, a complete character will follow you round the paddock like a lamb. He’s been under saddle for about 3 months and was going well however as I’m now pregnant I’d like him to keep going with someone for the summer. He needs a confident rider as he can be a bit pushy, particularly on the ground. He’d be great to hack out on long rides.

    Please contact me on or 03 755 6684 (Hokitika).

  27. Looking for a WAGON, to join the cavalcade in 2012

    I’m and easy going, quick learning adaptable 47 yr old female 5.7 tall. I don’t mind sleeping in the hay, helping with horses, can lift and move stuff, worked on farms in the past. Get along with all people and animals.

    Have lived in New Zealand for over 10 years in Auckland. Originally from The Netherlands, speak NL, GB, FR, GE and heard many a good story about the cavalcade.

    I love the South island and hope to be part of the 20th Cavalcade next February. I used to do dressage, cross country, and jumping, but am not sure if I last a week riding, having been out of the saddle for a few years.

    Let me know if I can join you(r team) by replying on here or send an email to

    Thanks and look forward to meeting you

    • Esa, Josie here, you should have told me – I can put you in touch with the wagon I went on last year but not sure if they may be full by now – I’ll email you.

  28. Hi Does anyone have an Australian Stock Saddle (real leather, syd hill or similar) 16 inch with a med-wide gullet with NO HORN thanks. For young 1/4 clyde horse.

  29. HIRE HORSE avaliable. Will be fit shod and ready to go, fitness training all gear, saddle bags, first aid kit . etc . . Ready to jump on and go all the work will be done pick up will be provided.

      • Hi Chelle, do you still have your horse available and can you advise me of costs. I am looking to go on Jane’s five day ride out of Arrowtown and would need the horse transported to and from start/finish. I am experienced rider and went on last year’s cavalcade so have plenty of people to vouch for me. Thanks. Josie

    CONTACT HIGH COUNTRY HORSES 0508 595959 or +6434429915

  31. I am hoping to join one of the Cavalcades in 2012. Coming from Canada and will need to hire a horse. What is the cost of doing this, so I can start to budget my trip? I’m experienced as we have an outfitting operation here in Canada (

    Thanks for your help.

    • Hi Jan, the cost of the Cavalcade is around $600 – 700 for the week including all meals and accomm (though accomm is very basic – woolsheds, tents…) to rent a horse please make contact with the folks at the top of the ‘classifieds’ page.
      Thanks for your interest and we hope to see you in Cromwell 18th-25th February 2012.

    • Did you get a reply for finding a horse for 2012? I have a free one for loan for the cavalcade, as long as you are experienced!
      cheers, Lisa

      • Hi Lisa, I am looking for a horse (see my ad at top) I am experienced rider and have lots of people from last year to vouch for me. Unless Jan has got back to you. I actually know Jan! Rode with her in Mexico. My email is, thanks

  32. Gelding FOR SALE: $6000 Approved home only.

    Stunning Crossbred Gelding. 6 years old, dark bay, black points, blaze & 2 white back fetlocks. Approx 14.3hh.

    Dam is Riding pony/Lone Arrow Mare approx 12.2hh – Sire is Clyde/Trotter approx 16hh – now Gelded and veteren of many cavalcades and mustering.

    Done 3 Cavalcades and walks beautifully. Doesn’t kick or jig-jog. Broken in 2 weeks before his first cavalcade 2009 and he didn’t put a foot wrong the whole trip alternately led/ridden. Was ridden lightly after that then turned out. Brought back into work about 6 weeks prior to 2010 Cavalcade and was a dream, up front, at back, in middle – just cruises! Ridden in halter most way, 2011 Cavalcade ridden in halter. Safe bareback.

    Professionally schooled September 2010, very soft in snaffle – could show, pony club, jump etc.

    Born & Bred on hill country. Rivers, tracks, hills no problem, great to lead. Very friendly chap, always first up to gate. Easy loader float or truck.

    Would make top show hunter, hunter, pony club mount etc, moves well. Phone 021-390-169 for further details.

    1. One Book – The Distant Hours by Kate Morton.
    2. Red Reading Glasses with multi coloured sides in brown metal case.
    3. Black cotton sock with grey at toe area.

    Phone Stu 03-4466741 or 0274549929

  34. 2 x Standardbred geldings for sale have just completed the light wagon trail. 1 is 15 hh the otehr 15.2 5 and 7 years old both very safe n sound .. great confidence builders and both have been road and hill ridden by kids so very safe .. $800 EACH avaliable immidiatly after cavalcade 2011..

  35. Hi,

    Im on the look out for 2 trekking horses round 15hh gelding pref. one needs to be good for a beginner the other just a safe ride. need to under $4000 each. Wanted for general hacking, bush hunting and hopefully plenty of cavalcades.

  36. SADDLE BLANKETS – I have several new handwoven, natural wool (fleece) saddle blankets for sale. The area under the saddle has double loop pile for extra comfort. They mould to the shape of horses back & perfect in the heat, wet, or sweat. Colours: natural black or brown. If you would like photos emailed please contact me. 03 443 6196.

  37. HI there, I am in the Ida Valley, closest town Alexandra and looking to share ride to start of Stu Moores trail. I may also have a lovely standardbred for hire if anyone on Stu’s trail needs a horse?
    phone 03 447 4077
    or email

  38. For Sale: Great treking / Trail riding mare.
    14.3hh, 15yrs, reg Appaloosa Mare. Nicely marked chestnut roan. Safe & sane in all situations.
    Has done endurance up to 40km. Good walker. Likes to move out at trot but stays on a loose rein. Prefers to be bitless. Great broodmare also. Very honest horse.Good around stock & dogs. $3000. Ph 03 302 3060 for more info.

    • Hello,
      I’m interested in buying your (Saddle) for sale from you, I’ll want you to get back to me with with the asking price, present condition as well as the pics of it’s still available for sale or not.. I’ll be awaiting to read from you with your swift response.

      Mrs Meyers . ….501-295-7526

  39. I live in Dunedin and I’m doing Stu Moore’s trail. If there’s anyone who is also doing Stu’s trail, that could give me and my horse a ride please email me:, or text me: 0226579919. I would be more than happy to share costs

    • Hi Eva, try Les and Diane Beattie – I don’t know if they would have room or not but you can always ask. Their number is 03-4891863. Cheers.

  40. Am looking for a trekking horse. 15-15.2hh. Crossbred and gelding preferred. Must be sane and good walker. Experienced home with adult rider. Thanks. Ange.

  41. Horse FOR SALE – Charlie, 14yrs, 15h, Welsh Cob x Thorobred. Has done a few Cavalcades. Lives at Cromwell. Contact Mandy – 03 4454568 or 021 942 549

  42. Melmarie Amberley
    3/8/clyde X T/b 15.3hd,5yr old mare,Bay with white star Sire has sucessfully competeted in Ode;s Dressage & showjumping Dam Station bred mare. Amberley has been professionally Broken in & worked on roads & hills sinces.She is very sure footed & competent with creeks,ditches bogs.She’s great to shoe, cover, float,tie up.With her exceptional nature she is well used to dogs bikes balls etc thanks to my kids.Ready to sell now as more youngester arrive on the stud $3800.00 ono ph 03 4822422

  43. I have a 11 year old 15.2hh quarter horse for gelding sale.
    He is a genuine jack of all trades who has done everything including 3 cavelcades, numebrous treks, hunts, odes, rodeo pick up riding, and show jumping.
    In full work and competing show jumping and treking until sold.
    Listed under “Genuine Jack of all Trades” on trademe.
    Price negotiable but good home is not as have had this fantastic horse since he was 3years old.

  44. Hi. I am really keen to do the 2011 ride. Missed out in 2010 as I was having chemotherapy but I am now on the road to recovery and riding my own horse regularly. I am looking for 2 sensible horses to hire for the the 2011 ride. We have trekked and hunted our own horses and used draft horses on our farm but it is to far to bring them . Anyone know of anything suitable. Horses must have good temperament. Mature sensible riders.

  45. We have one and maybe two superb Cavalcade horses for sale.
    1/ QH X 14 year old gelding. Approx. 15 hands. Liver chesnut. Has done 6 Cavalcades. Walks out really well. Easy catch, shoe, good traveller, soft and responsive, leads downhill well without being pushy. A really nice type! $3300 OBO Call Jo 021 942234.
    2/ AQHANZ registered 14 year old gelding. Approx. 15 hands attractive chesnut. Ex cutting horse so really good handle on him. A real nice type. Easy catch, float, shoe, tie up etc… Well mannered and walks out well. Good to ride and lead off. Good around stock and dogs. Want long term home for this much loved man. $5000 Call Jo : 021 942234

  46. Hi, I hired a horse last year for the Cavalcade but he is not available for this coming trek…If someone has a sensible horse I could hire that would be awesome….too expensive to bring my own from Auckland.,,,thanks

      • Thanks Jo. My phone number is 09-5374033….really looking forward to heading down South again.Wish I could bring one of your boys home with me..Thanks, Elaine

    • Are you still after a horse? I have a loveloy standardbred galding, perfect gentleman, cavalcaded before, walks out well and a lovely nature.

  47. Wanting horses to hire 2011. We are 6 experienced riders, seasoned trekkers all with our own horses on farms in the North Island. We would like to hire horses for the 7 day treks. Two people on one trail and four for another.

  48. Hi there,
    My name is Alex and was just wondering if you could help me. I am looking for a horse. i’m from a farm and have a palomino pony (outgrown and cancer so retired) a draft cross (also retired) and my lovely tb mare who is in foal and no longer suitable for riding due to a funny hock. so i need a horse lol im now living in invercargill just heading out of town. i have a lot of grazing available. i was wanting just a hack with intentions of getting into endurance and the occasional trek. im unsure if you can help me but just thought id try :). im looking for a quiet safe sane horse around 15hh and under 15. i am a confident rider and open to anything. i dont have a lot of money but i have been saving for one for a while now. if you had something id love to hear from you. my number is 0272053610. Thank you for your time,

    • Hi I have 2 horses for sale 1 !5.2/3 Clydie X 5yr old has Been Trecked and rided are hills safe sound mare $3800..@nd 14.2/3 Same safe sound Lovely horse 3yr old $3400.For more imformation please contact me I’m just south of Dunedin 03 4822422

  49. FOR SALE: Stunning Clydie X English Riding Pony Gelding. 5 years old, dark bay, blaze & 2 white back fetlocks. (Sire is Clydie X Stallion approx 16hh – now Gelded, Dam is Riding pony x Lone Arrow Mare approx 12.2hh)
    Approx 14.3hh (haven’t measured him yet). I backed/broke him in 2 weeks before his first cavalcade last year (2009) and he didn’t put a foot wrong the whole trip. Was ridden lightly after that then turned out. Brought back into work about 6 weeks prior to 2010 Cavalcade and was a dream, up front, at back, in middle – just cruises! Ridden in halter most of 2010 Cavalcade. Born & Bred on hill country. Rivers, tracks, hills no problem. Very friendly chap, always first up to gate.
    Would make top show hunter, hunter, pony club mount etc, moves well. Phone 021-390-169 for further details.

      • Sarge is still for sale, he’s had some professional schooling since last cavalcade and hacking/stock work. Maturing into a lovely boy. Will be on this coming cavalcade to Oamaru so can be seen there.

  50. FOR SALE: Aluminium ‘Twisted’ Stirrups $100 per pair including postage NZ wide (ONLY 3 PAIRS LEFT!!!). These are amazing stirrups – no more sore knees! Designed with a natural twist in them so your leg and foot sits in a better position without having to twist your leathers. I only have 3 pairs of these left so be quick as I won’t be getting any more (not available in NZ). Phone 021-390-169 or email for pix. Cheers

  51. FOR SALE: Circle Y 15″ (western measurment) Seat Flex 2 Park & Trail Western Saddle, suit wide wither/flatter backed horse – stunning saddle, fantastic for trekking as is a light western saddle. Easily lifted with one hand by small lady. Circle Y is a well know top USA maker. This saddle is unmounted (no cinch billets or cinches with it). Would suit medium to large adult. $1500 Firm. Phone 021-390-169.

    • Hi Carmen. I might be interested in a lightweight saddle, Any chance you have some photos you could send please.I would have thought a 15″ would be suitable for a slim lady like myself?
      Cheers, Elaine

  52. Hi there,
    We are after horses and carriage for our wedding in Oct 2010 at Lake Hawea. I would like to be dropped off at the ceremony in it and then taken from the ceremony. We are looking for someone local. If you know of anyone can you please email me – Any carriages considered would just need photos before we decide. Thanks so much.

  53. Lost: last seen at the Wanaka Rodeo grounds – Stu Moore’s Ben Ohau paddock. Looks like a small black plastic bucket, handles strapped together with plastic bag inside. This is my horses’ medical/grooming kit in a big plastic bag inside two plastic trugs. If anyone has picked this up I would dearly love to get it back! Cheers Alice (P.S. Stu this does NOT warrant dick of the day for the first day on next year’s Cavalcade….)

  54. I live in Dunedin and I am doing Stu Moore’s trail. I’m 90% sure that I have a ride there and back but I would really like to have a back up. Is there anyone who could possibly give me a ride with my horse, I’d be more than happy to share costs. Please email me at

  55. FOR SALE:
    Swinging Fender Western/Stock saddle 16″ $360 ono. In new condition. Beautiful saddle- made of thick buffalo leather, and is lined with thick synthetic fleece. Has fenders, oxbows, string girth and thigh pads. No horn. Cost $500 new. Contact me for photos. 03-4489519,

  56. FOR SALE:
    Syd Hill Fender Synthetic Stock Saddle, New condition $550. Large seat suitable for larger person or man. Very comfy to ride in and super easy to look after. 8kg’s fully rigged, nice and light. Suit medium to med-wide withered horse. Fits normal dressage 2 point girth.

  57. Heavy Wagon Trail…Does anyone need their horse trucked from Wanaka to the start of the Heavy wagon Trail? Please call me on 03 443 5115 I have a couple of spaces available.

  58. I live in Christchurch and am doing Alistairs trail, is there anyone out there that can give me a ride down with my horse, happy to share costs. Can take my car but have no float. Please email me at with your phone number and i will give you a call. Thanks

  59. For Sale: BRAND NEW – Never Used. Set of Brown Canvas Saddle bags made by Blackhawk Saddlery in Oamaru. Has the two side bags (lined with PVC to stop sweat coming thru), and the top Jacket Section.Can email pix. These are surplus and not quite what I was after. $200. Phone Stu 03-4466741 or email

  60. For Sale: Gorgeous Australian Fender Saddle, highest quality, fantastic for long days, very comfy. Fully mounted with aluminium ‘twisted’ stirrups (no more sore knees), anti-gall girth, and matching breastplate . Absolutely beautiful – NEW Condition. For pix email $2000.

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