Nelson horse trekking. Blackbird Vallry horse trekking in Nelson

About Blackbird Valley Horse Treks in Nelson

Welcome to Blackbird Valley Horse Trekking.

For over 15 years, thanks to the kindness of our farming neighbours, we have been lucky enough to take many people riding in the Moutere Hills. Now because of land use changes around us, aging of our great working horses and ourselves we find that it is time to make changes to our operation. From now on we will be riding on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays only. We may expand to another day in the near future.

Due to retirement of some horses that have been with us from the beginning and herd dynamics we are no longer able to take child rides. I am still happy to get your very small children aquainted with horses and give short "pony" rides, there will be a $20 fee for this.

We now will accomodate 1 to 2 riders. Rates are still $60 for one hour, $100 for two, cash only, no electronic payment options.

We look forward to seeing old rider friends, spending more time with our growing grandchildren, getting more sailing time as a family and riding more for fun than work.

Thank you for your support over the years.

Kathy & Ron


"Evening Star Ranch"

"Evening Star Ranch", home of Blackbird Valley Western Pleasure Horse Trekking is a 39-hectare (100 acre) grazing block. We raise Boer cross meat goats and fatten cattle. Our horses are a mixed lot of various crosses to just hacks. Non riders are welcome to sit in our ever-evolving garden to wait for the riders' return, do a farm/bush walk or visit some of the local crafts people or vineyards. In winter all rides are weather dependent, please inquire.





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