There is something magical about seeing the world from the back of a horse! There are many horse riding opportunities around Oberon and especially accessible are the State forests, which have well maintained tracks. The Bicentennial National Trail also passes on the eastern side of Oberon. Being a rural area, there are lots of horses to be seen standing around the paddocks and sometimes under saddle, out at work. As the pace of life increases, horses are now mostly used for pleasure riding and sport, such as camp drafting, which is popular in the area.
Here at High Country Trail Rides we offer horse trail rides and quad bike riding for families, couples and small groups.
We have two self contained cottages on the farm to stay. Our family of farm animals are lots of fun to visit, there are over 60 animals on the farm. We also have farm tours and night safaris in our polaris ranger to get up close with the local wildlife. So come and visit us for a day or a weekend or longer.
Oberon is the highest town in the Blue mountains, making it the perfect place to visit during winter to see possible snow or in summer as its cooler than the city.
Casual riders are welcome to ride with Central Tablelands Regional Trail Riders. Membership will need to be applied for after two rides. There is a fee to join a day ride which covers insurance.
Yarrabin was established in 1963 as Australia’s first guest property. We offer true Australian country hospitality in our original homestead and comfortable rooms and provide unforgettable trail rides on horseback through our 2500-acre property within the O’Connell Valley. With over 20 well-trained horses and enthusiastic staff, we cater for all riding abilities. We also run 5-day kids riding camps, venue hire and weddings, horse agistment and training, horse riding lessons and clinics AND we breed quality Australian Stock Horses.