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Horse Riding Getaway Adventure - 2 Nights

Anglers Rest, VIC
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PHC732

Highlights

  • Horse ride through the Alpine National Park
  • Enjoy seeing wildlife in a remote and ruggedly beautiful environment
  • Come home to a hot shower and sleep in an authentic cattleman's hut

If you dream of turning off your phone, saddling up and heading out into the Victorian High Country then this horse riding experience may be just the ticket. You’ll explore a remote and beautiful section of the Great Dividing Range by day before relaxing in an authentic cattleman's hut by night.

Why You'll Love This

What's Included?

  • A full day adventure horse ride
  • Two nights accommodation in a rustic, cattleman's hut
  • All meals
  • Experienced guide
  • All horse riding equipment

This horse riding getaway adventure gives you access to a remote and beautiful section of the Victorian High Country that’s off the main tourist track. Tour operator and experienced horsewoman Helen Packer has been running trail rides in this region for nearly 30 years which means she’s equipped with extensive local knowledge. She’ll be able to organise a ride day that is personalised to you and your group. Sure to inspire and delight!

Come back to your temporary home after a day of horse riding and enjoy a hot shower, a tasty meal cooked over your campfire and sleep in an authentic cattleman’s hut. This style of accommodation is perfect for anyone who wants to escape modern life and get back to nature. Don’t expect any tvs, hairdryers or ensuites. Each hut has an outdoor toilet, shower and beds complete with towels and linen. The site is run on hydro and solar power and the mobile reception is fairly patchy. A great way to unplug and recharge the soul, you’ll be able to truly admire the outdoors without any screens getting in the way.

Rides start and end at The Willows – Helen’s rustic homestead — and are led by seasoned guides who will brief you and provide riding instruction if needed. Helen, uses natural horsemanship methods to train her even-tempered horses, so you can rest assured she understands their personalities well and will match you with one that suits your ability. Beginners and experienced riders are welcome.

On the Day

Session Length

  • Available from September till mid-June due to seasonal conditions
  • Rides generally start at 9.30-10am and return around 4ish
  • Times may vary accordingly to weather conditions at the time and to suit customers’ schedules

Numbers on the Day

The price quoted is for one person. The number of guides will vary according to group ability and age. It is possible to organise private groups, rides for the really experienced and rides for novice/intermediate.

Weather

The tour provider operates in mountain country which is subject to sudden, unpredictable weather changes. The itinerary may be changed on the day to ensure the safety and comfort of all customers. If the experience needs to be postponed due to unsuitable weather, you will be contacted so your ride can be rescheduled.

Dress Code

Please wear comfortable long pants, a long-sleeved shirt and closed toed, flat soled shoes. We encourage you to bring your own waterproof gear but can supply oilskin coats for rainy conditions if needed. Current Australian Safety Standard 3838 helmets are supplied and these must be worn by all riders. If you don’t wear a helmet you don’t ride. Riding chaps and a limited range of riding boots are also available for loan.

Other Info

First aid kits and mobile communication devices are carried on the rides. Well trained dogs are welcome on this trip.

... and Importantly

Restrictions

Riders are asked to sign disclaimer forms before riding. Riders under the age of 18 must have a parent or guardian sign for them. The operator reserve the right to refuse permission to ride if a rider is drug or alcohol affected.

Guidelines

  • Horses are available for all standards of riders
  • Cantering and hand gallops are possible in limited areas
  • Group sizes vary from 1 to 12
  • Children are welcome to ride but children under 10 must be on a lead unless they can trot or canter independently
  • There is a weight limit of 110kg for inexperienced riders
  • As rides go into remote areas a reasonable level of fitness is recommended
  • It is strongly recommended that you have ambulance cover and appropriate insurance

Cancellation

Please contact Helen if you need to cancel or reschedule your trip on: hdpacker@bigpond.com