Take a break from riding to indulge in a picnic lunch by the banks of Popran Creek and wind down after your ride with wine & cheese tasting
Relax as you’re in safe hands with our experienced horse riding guides
No prior riding experience is necessary – our horse riding is suitable for all abilities
You’ll be assigned one of our 200 horses that is suited to your riding ability
For a truly unique horse riding experience, enjoy a day of horse riding through spectacular scenery and indulge in a gourmet lunch with wine and cheese tasting on our popular Gourmet Picnic Rides.
Meet your friendly horse riding guides and get acquainted with your fellow riders at the Glenworth Valley homestead before setting out on horseback to enjoy one of the Valley’s most scenic trails on your way to the spectacular picnic lunch spot. You’ll enjoy a delicious gourmet lunch by the banks of Popran Creek, before riding back to the homestead to wind down and indulge in wine and cheese tasting.
Our Gourmet Picnic Ride is suitable for riders of all abilities from nervous first timer and beginner riders to very experienced riders. With 200 horses for riding, horses are individually assigned to each rider to ensure that riders of all ages and abilities are matched with a horse to suit their needs. Individual instruction is given to all riders prior to departure and throughout the ride.
This ride is a great day out for individuals, couples, small or larger groups and is a great way to meet new and like-minded people who enjoy horse riding and the outdoors.
Bookings are essential.
For safety and animal welfare, there is a maximum weight limit of 105kg.
Please be aware that our maximum weight limit may be lower than 105kgs and is subject to variation according to what horses are available for riding on the day of your visit.
In addition to a rider’s weight, we do also take into account a rider’s height to weight ratio, riding experience, general muscle tone and fitness when assessing whether we have a suitable horse available.
We are unable to guarantee that a suitable horse will be available on the day of your visit however every effort will be made to provide you with a suitable horse.
The minimum age for the Gourmet Picnic Ride is 7 years.
Please note that a minimum of 8 participants is required for this tour to proceed.
However if your group size is fewer than 8 participants we are normally able to operate by combining a number of smaller groups into the tour.
What to wear and bring
We recommend wearing full length pants. Jodhpurs, moleskins or jeans are ideal.
Fully enclosed footwear such as riding boots or shoes with a flat sole and small heel is best. If you don’t have these riding boots are available to hire or you can wear runners or sandshoes however they are not recommended. Sandals, thongs or large bulky shoes with a heavy tread are not permitted.
For safety reasons backpacks, handbags etc are not permitted to be worn whilst riding.
Remember to bring sunscreen, insect repellent and a brimmed hat. Sunscreen, insect repellent, caps and shirts are available for sale.
After your horse riding experience, extend your stay and enjoy a night under the stars by the campfire together with your family and friends. Glenworth Valley offers 200 acres of creek front camp sites with tent hire also available. For more information on camping at Glenworth Valley click here.