Snowy Mountains – Cattle Station Long Riding Weekend
Be prepared for the scenery which will take your breath away while mustering either sheep or cattle on horseback through the hills or just enjoying the views from the saddle.
Check out the program we prepared for you as a horse riding enthusiast.
For non-riders there is always a job to do, like fencing, planting trees, take the dogs swimming in the dam, go for bush walks, watch a working dog demo, bird watching or just kick back and enjoy the views. If you bring your kids, they will be busy feeding the goats, the chooks, collecting the eggs and hanging out with the resident pony, Cowboy.
An experience like no other where lifelong memories are made! So, it’s time to get ready for an authentic experience enjoying farm life how it used to be….good old fashioned fun and most important of all great horse riding!
Day 1 Arrival (Thursday Afternoon)
Arrive Thursday afternoon and get settled in. Meet Brooke, your host and guide. Explore the farm, meet the horses and take your equine companion for a ride around the paddock. Enjoy dinner cooked over the open camp fire.
Wake to the sound of nature with no hurry to be anywhere, unless of course you want to watch the sunrise from high up on the hill. Following a hearty breakfast, saddle up and engage in moving some cattle. Enjoy a picnic lunch and have a snooze under one of these beautiful gumtrees before you continue your ride into the afternoon. Chances are that you will be able to spot some brumbies on the way. Sit by the camp fire and toast some marshmallows while your stew is cooking in the camp oven by the fire. Listen to the stories of the “Men and Women from Snowy River Country” or just gaze at the stars before you fall asleep.
Depending on the work which needs to be done on the farm you will engage in some cattle station activities – on horseback. In the evening, get ready to walk or be driven up the hill. Far up on the ridge, enjoy nibbles and a glass of wine and the most beautiful sunset. A real Aussie barbecue will be ready for you upon your return. Enjoy!
Day 4 Departure (Sunday morning)
Following a hearty breakfast you will have the chance to take your horse for a long morning ride, before you will – unfortunately – have to say goodbye!
Situated on the foothills of the Snowy Mountains, you will find the beautiful Brooklyn Springs sheep and cattle farm.
Forgot your smart phone or laptop? No worries! This is where you will get a true break from technology and your “To Do” list not only because of all the great farm and horse riding activities which are waiting for you but because you are completely “off the grid”.
If you’re looking for 5 Star Accommodation or a Michelin Star Restaurant, this is not for you, but looking at 5 trillion stars and enjoying meals cooked over the campfire, this place is yours! You get to sleep in a luxury swag and fall asleep gazing at the stars!
Your Weekend includes:
- A great horse incl tack and all equipment
- Your own personal guide for the duration of your stay
- Accommodation in “Luxury Swags” – sleeping under the stars
- Sunset Drive up to the ridge to watch the sunset with wine and nibbles
- Dinner on Thursday night, three meals on Friday, Saturday and breakfast on Sunday morning
- Transfer (We suggest you arrive in your own car or with a rental car available from Canberra or Wagga Wagga
- Domestic or international flights from and to the destination
- Transfer from and to the airport
- BYO Wine and Beer