For me as an over 60 wannabe horse rider to buy a horse on Trade Me and line up for the trek determined that I would be a horse rider by the time I had got to the other end was life changing. I am certainly braver and more receptive to challenge than I ever was.
Thank you so much,
Kindest wishes
Judith Hurndell
trekker 57. 2015,16,17

Incredible support and back up all the way

Camaraderie – riding through territory not normally available. Having such incredible support and back up all the way and always knowing assistance was available at any time if required. The opportunity to see New Zealand over country as few people are ever privileged to see it. A stunning and challenging concept. A privilege to be part of it. Having been in event management for many years I take my hat off to you Steve.
Adrienne Cole, Rider Stage 1, 2 & Crew 3, 4, 5

What an amazing adventure!

I just wanted to say thank you for the great time I had on the Great New Zealand Trek. I had an amazing adventure. One of the great things was having the time to build up a relationship with the horse I leased off Tasman Rides. Nice to spend time with my brother and his partner too. It’s been a bit hard coming back to the city life but lots of good stories and memories. I can see it’s a hell of a job you’ve got there. So big thank you and good luck with the family.
Sue Dorrington, Rider Stage 3, 6, 7, 8

It was awesome!

Hi Kitty and Hepa, It’s difficult to know how to express my most grateful thanks to you both, and to the rest of the crew for another awesome GNZ Trek (Stage 7). You guys just keep on getting it right and you should be extremely proud of everything that you do. I had the best trek ever – I was free to do my own thing, and caught up with lots of different people this year. It was awesome.
Jan Ferguson, Rider Stage 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

I want to be on every stage

Mule man was great out on trail information. Steve and partner – you have been fantastic! I believe you have given 100% with a smile and never a complaint. I am proud to have been part of stage 1. Thank you so much. I want to be on very stage with you both to Bluff!
Michelle Gullery, Rider Stage 1

The team is AMAZING! The volunteers superb, the catering FANTASTIC.

I hope that it will go on! I want to thank the staff from the bottom of my heart (and endurance – will power – whatever). Volunteers were so wonderful – they worked so hard. An awesome experience – thumbs up to all those who helped run it. The general organisation – the team you have is amazing. The concept is amazing. The volunteers superb, the catering FANTASTIC.
Maritza Rocsis, Walker Stages 1, 3

Thanks a million

Never had a holiday so demanding but then I’ve never finished a holiday feeling so pleased and proud of myself. Thanks a million.
Tony Devenish Walker Stage 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

My annual holiday was always one weeks ski-ing

Now the GNZT will take priority.
Bo Patel Biker Stage 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8