Your hosts Janice and Geoff Clear are long term locals who recognise what a privilege it is to live here in the magical Queenstown region. Their passion for this part of the world and their vast experience in tourism and hospitality has evolved into creating Moonlight Country & Moonlight Stables.
Janice Clear is a fourth generation Queenstown local. Her 25 years experience in the tourism industry of Queenstown began in the days of the Mt Cook booking office and grew into becoming the owner operator of Moonlight Stables, one of the regions most well known horse trekking operations. Janice's attention to detail and enthusiasm assures a high level of organisation, support and fun.
The moonlight stables team:
Johanna, “Jo”, has been with us since 2011 when she moved from Sweden to Queenstown, New Zealand.
Her love for horses started at a young age and includes working as a track work rider at several racing stables in Sweden, Australia and New Zealand, showjumping yard in Ireland, harness racing yard just outside of New York in the USA and working as a Jillaroo on the stock routs in Australia.
She loves the outdoors, downhill biking, travelling and working with her young quaterhorse x, Southerlea.
Rosie has been with us since 2012 when she arrived in Queenstown.
Originally from Ayr, Scotland, she grew up riding horses from a young age and competed in show jumping and cross country.
After leaving school, she worked as a groom, riding instructor, and breaking and schooling young horses.
She then studied at Edinburgh university and had a break from horses to focus on downhill mountain biking. She raced all around the UK and Europe at national and international level.