Explore the beauty of NSW on horseback, with incredible riding experiences. You’ll find stunning horse riding trails, multiday treks, lessons for beginners and pony rides for kids, with something for all abilities and experience.
On the Central Coast is Australia’s largest horse riding centre - Glenworth Valley Outdoor Adventures. Here you’ll find 3,000 acres of unspoilt wilderness where you can take guided rides, have a riding lesson or hire horses to explore on your own.
Ride along the beautiful sandy beaches of Port Stephens with Sahara Trails, a magical experience across the dunes and pristine coastline of the Worimi Conservation Lands. Further north in Coffs Harbour, HWH Stables offers rides along Boambee Beach or through the lush Orara Valley.
Stay at glamping accommodation at Turon Gates in the World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains, and go riding with their experienced team who cater for beginners to experienced riders and have ponies for the kids. Enjoy the beauty of the Australian bush on horseback, and you can even swim with your horse in the river.
The Snowy Mountains is the home of the wild brumby and Australia’s highest peak. You’ll find exhilarating horse riding adventures in the legendary high country and Kosciuszko National Park, such as multi-day camping treks with Cochran Horse Treks.
The 11 Day Leconfield Jackaroo and Jillaroo School, in Tamworth, teaches you how to be a real cowboy or cowgirl and the art of natural horsemanship, a method of training popularised by the film The Horse Whisperer. At Harlow Park in Uralla, you can stay on a farm and enjoy various trail rides.
The Hunter Valley
In the Hunter Valley you’ll find a great selection of riding schools and companies, including Hunter Valley Horse Riding in Rothbury, Chapman Valley Horse Riding and Hunter Valley Horses in Pokolbin. The latter offers Horse and Carriage Wine Tasting Tours.
Go wine tasting on horseback with Murchessons Equine wine and Dine tours. You’ll explore the beautiful Pokolbin region of the Hunter Valley, riding through the vineyards and stopping at boutique cellar doors for a tasting.
Join Regal Horse Riding School in Shoalhaven for a ride along Seven Mile Beach. Further north at Stanwell Tops is Otford Farm, which has been operating since 1961, offering rides through lush rainforest and native bush as well as lessons with their experienced instructors.