Discover the breathtaking beauty of Australia’s legendary high country on a horse riding adventure. Home of the wild brumby and immortalised in Banjo Paterson’s 1890 poem The Man from Snowy River, the magnificent NSW Snowy Mountains offers horse riding tours for all levels of experience.
Rides vary from one hour to full day and multi-day treks, where you’ll be camping under the bright stars at night and swapping yarns around a campfire. All horseback tours are led by experienced local guides. You can also bring your own horse and take advantage of the stables across the region.
For unforgettable multi-day rides, try Cochran Horse Treks or Reynella Rides both located in Adaminaby, More adventures are available around Jindabyne, with Australia’s highest peaks and beautiful Lake Jindabyne a majestic backdrop. Snowy Wilderness offers horse riding in a sanctuary for wild brumby horses. Snowy River Horseback Adventure will take you on brumby trails and through snow gums.
Thredbo Valley Horse Riding in Crackenback, near Jindabyne, offers a range of trail rides in wilderness areas, including alpine streams, steep forested ridges and pretty meadows. There are special rides for kids and non-riders on easy trails. Pony rides are available for young children, too.
Enjoy exiting events throughout the year, including Man from Snowy River Rodeo in December, the Tumbarumba Rodeo in January and the Tumut Rodeo in April. There is show jumping at traditional country shows as well. You can watch the famous mountain horsemen in action at the Boggy Creek Show.