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Hanmer Horses - CLOSED

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Nice Ride - Horrible Manager

My partner had her heart set on a ride. When she called the manager abused her for asking for... read more

Reviewed 13 March 2012
t-mainia
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Brisbane, Australia
Great ride - horrible manager

My friend and I went for a ride at Hanmer Horses in mid January, the staff were great, the horses... read more

Reviewed 1 March 2012
Guest2013
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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7 Nov 2013
“Manager lets it down”
26 Aug 2013
“extremely expensive”
About
Hanmer Horses is one of the oldest riding stables on the South Island. We pride ourselves with the quality of our horses and our ability to make your ride exceptional. We can cater for the youngest toddler to very experienced riders. With over 30...more
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187 Rogerson Road, Hanmer Springs, New Zealand
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+64 3-315 7444
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 24 January 2011

Lovely scenic ride on great horses. I wanted to write this review because of previous reviews criticising Hanmer horses. I have been on lots of horse rides and treks and found the attention to safety and detail the best I have come across. Our guide...More

2  Thank Bung91
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 13 March 2012

The staff were lovely but shouted at by manager who spoke rudely to.many members of my group, i was snapped at for my stirrups not being done correctly. We had to get our own helmets and then we were continuously shouted at by this horrible...More

9  Thank emzle
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Reviewed 7 November 2013

The horses were lovely, the guide was very attentive and the scenery was beautiful. The only thing that let's this place down is the manager (I think her name was Jean). She was abusive to the staff, screaming at them in front of the customers...More

3  Thank ElectricGoldfish
Reviewed 27 August 2013

We had a 1.5 hour trek, it was generally up a ski road, then into a farm, nothing startling, luckily we didn't strike the manager that the other reviewers got ??!!!! However it was incredibly expensive, and i wouldn't recommend it to anyone

2  Thank pemb1est
Reviewed 26 June 2013

Went here with our children and the manager was just mean and nasty to our children. We left after a terrible experience.

8  Thank Bacwoods
Reviewed 9 January 2013

The lady who runs the place is horrible!!! The staff a lovely but when i was their the old crazy lady screamed at one so much that she started crying!!! Poor horses and staff that have to work for her must have a terrible life!...More

4  Thank Magnus W
Reviewed 8 January 2013

I told them I had experience and got put on a tired old Donkey who followed the leader, very boring.

3  Thank Lynley R
Reviewed 13 March 2012

My partner had her heart set on a ride. When she called the manager abused her for asking for directions then hung up on her. She went despite this enjoyed the ride but heard this same lady abuse another customer then winge about them once...More

5  Thank t-mainia
Reviewed 13 March 2012

The staff were lovely but shouted at by manager who spoke rudely to.many members of my group, i was snapped at for my stirrups not being done correctly. We had to get our own helmets and then we were continuously shouted at by this horrible...More

9  Thank emzle
Reviewed 1 March 2012

My friend and I went for a ride at Hanmer Horses in mid January, the staff were great, the horses are very friendly and the trek was absolutely stunning, but the manager was horrible. She shouted at her staff in front of us and then...More

3  Thank Guest2013
Reviewed 10 February 2012

We thoroughly enjoyed our trek with Clair. She was a lovely, friendly girl who made it very special. The horses were well-behaved and not at all scary and the scenery from the top of the hill was breath-taking.

1  Thank Margaret R
Reviewed 27 January 2012

I had fun and my horse "Kev" (short for Kevlar) yawned when I finally got off.

1  Thank mitchellgk
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