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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
First aid kits and mobile communication devices are carried on the rides. Well trained dogs are welcome on this trip.
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.
Please contact Helen if you need to cancel or reschedule your trip on: email@example.com