sydney & the central coast's

favourite horse riding tour

discover breathtaking bushland &

spectacular wilderness

enjoy the assistance of

friendly guides

From mounting your horse to taking your first steps, Glenworth Valley’s helpful instructors will be by your side and ready to assist at every step of the journey.

With tips and techniques picked up from a lifetime in the saddle, there are no better guides for an Australian horse riding adventure.

horses trained for

all abilities

As you’ll hear from every experienced rider, finding the right horse that matches your size and level is an essential step in having a safe and memorable riding experience.

Glenworth Valley hand selects only the most experienced horses with years of trail riding practice to create the perfect introduction for beginner, novice and first-time riders.

Catering to the comfort-level of the least experienced rider, tour groups typically enjoy a leisurely & relaxed pace. If all group-members are feeling comfortable and are at an appropriate level of skill, sessions may feature trotting. However our guided trail rides are designed to allow riders of all abilities to soak up the sights and sounds of nature in a peaceful & safe experience.

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bringing horse riding to the region

for over 50 years

Glenworth Valley opened its doors as a small horse riding center in 1969, bringing the magic of wilderness trail riding to the region. 

Word travelled quickly of the incredible trails, and it soon became a cherished experience loved by Sydney & Central Coast locals.

Since, Glenworth Valley has become an internationally visited destination, attracting global celebrities David Beckahm, Bill Gates & many more to discover its breathtaking & unspoiled setting.

Take the reins and discover why Glenworth Valley’s horse riding tour is the region’s favourite outdoor adventure.

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Winner of multiple tourism awards, rated in the top 10 things to do for Sydney & The Central Coast and reviewed at above 4 stars from over 600 guests, Glenworth Valley is an experience that guests simply keep coming back for.

Glenworth Valley Horse Riding
Excellent
4.3
Based on 605 reviews
Kiri VanderHeiden
Kiri VanderHeiden
My 2 daughters went for a 2hr trail ride and absolutely loved it. The whole valley is so beautiful, and my personal favourite was hanging out with the gorgeous fluffy cows! Definitely recommend this place.
Cali Willet
Cali Willet
My kids had a wonderful experience horse riding here last Sunday. The grounds are breathtaking and all the horses are calm and friendly and in excellent healthy condition. My kids were initially nervous, but staff person Rei was so patient, understanding and calm that within minutes they were both smiling and confident. She went above and beyond to help my special needs son. She was so competent in assisting him, as if she had special training in high needs children. Thank you Rei, you and Blueberry made their day 🙂
Rebecca Wild
Rebecca Wild
What a terrific experience for my 10 year old with no prior horse riding experience - Annette was friendly, knowledgeable, enthusiastic and energetic. Thanks for a great day out - we will be back!
Alana Johnson
Alana Johnson
Had a wonderful Sunday ride with myself and my two friends. Amy was a great leader and was super friendly and easy to talk to. We had a group that consist of first timers and very experienced riders. Amy made sure everyone was catered for. I myself who is an experience rider was able to enjoy the trail and was given opportunities to trot and canter where possible. Definitely a great experience.
Kay
Kay
I took my kids here for the halfday school holiday camp; They had alot of fun &loved it. I was extremely worried about my youngest but her guide Annette was amazing, well versed with kids, hands on & incredibly patient with a calm friendly demeanor. It’s actually impressive how everything was done, the kids were safe and had soo much fun. There were 2 beautiful helpers as well, who were very polite and kind.My older children loved their horse riding and laser skirmish, they spent the rest of the day talking about it and wanting to go back lol they rode around on their horse then continued with the laser where they got to hide behind trees and nature. I’m not sure who their guides were as I dropped them off and left, but considering how much fun they had and how well it went, Their guides must’ve been amazing.Everything was well organised. Everyone you meet, from the receptionist, the guides, even random people -they’re all in happy easy going mood. It was really nice. I loved that all my kids came home knowing their horses name. That was a very sweet touch to everything.Also the cafe has wifi
Natalie B
Natalie B
Gorgeous day, location and staff for my daughter's beginner half-day camp. She is 5 and had the most wonderfully magical time riding, grooming, and learning about horses. She finished with the biggest smile on her face and is eager to get back. Mum also got 3 hours off (in between a few photo ops) to enjoy a nice cuppa in the sun. Annette (the instructor) sent me some beautiful photos from the camp too, which was a lovely ending to the day. 5/5 would recommend!
Alex Fry
Alex Fry
Took me 4 months to do this review but still talking about the ride all this time later. Was a lot of fun very safe. Zoe was an amazing instructor, still cannot believe she knows all c.400 horses!!! Saw amazing wildlife (including Wallabies and Echidnas) would 100% recommend. The festival added to the fun!!!
Heather Morley
Heather Morley
ALICE IN WONDERLANDMy Daughter Amy gave me a wonderful camping trip to Glenworth Valley for my 60th Birthday! We were taken on a horse trail ride by our wonderful guide Alice, We had a very nice ride on the most patient reliable horses I've come across in trail riding. Alice not only guided us on our ride but happily instructed riders teaching them riding skills. I found this very beneficial as usually you are put on a horse with very little input along the ride. Highly Recommended for riders of all abilities. Thank You Alice and hope to see you next time. Heather.x
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quick summary

Ages: 7 years +

Weight limit: 100kg

Experience: First timer to advanced riders

Type: Guided. Catering to the comfort level of the least experienced rider, tour groups typically enjoy a leisurely & relaxed pace. Free-range riding is also available for very experienced riders. 

Price: From $120pp. Book today and save with off-peak pricing.

Includes: Horse, experienced guide, instruction

Extras: Helmets are compulsory for all riders. Helmets can be hired for an additional $7.50 fee

Available: Daily. Walk-ups accepted. However, many tours sell-out in advance and pre-booking is recommended.

Check in: 30 minutes prior

Start time: 10am & 2pm (Mon – Fri). 9am, 11am & 2pm (Sat, Sun, Public Holidays & School Holidays)

Duration: 2 hour experience – includes briefing. Note: 1.5 hours 11am time slot Mon-Fri during school holidays. Limited 4 & 6 hour rides and free-range riding available – please call to book.

information and

faq's

Helmets are compulsory for all riders. Helmets can be hired for an additional $7.50 fee.

Have Your Own Certified Helmet in line with current Equestrian Australia Standards and within 5 years of the manufacture date? Present it for inspection on the day of your activity. A non expired certification label must be visible to receive a refund of your helmet hire fee.

We recommend wearing full-length pants. Jodhpurs or jeans are ideal.

Fully enclosed footwear such as riding boots, sneakers or shoes with a flat sole is best. A limited amount of riding boots are available to hire. Sandals, thongs, steel caps or large bulky shoes with a heavy tread are not permitted.

For safety reasons backpacks, handbags etc are not to be worn whilst riding.             

Remember to bring sunscreen, insect repellent and a brimmed hat.

Minimum age is 7 years.

For animal welfare reasons, there is a maximum weight limit of 100kg, including all clothing and helmets. Please be aware that our maximum weight limit may be lower than 100kgs and is subject to variation according to what horses are available for riding on the day of your visit. 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.

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.

If guests in your party weigh more than the maximum 100kg limit, they will not be permitted to ride. They can choose either a refund or an alternative experience, such as quad-biking, abseiling or kayaking, should it be available. 

Free-range horse riding may be available for experienced riders who have ridden at least 50 times previously. Your safety is paramount and the final decision on a rider’s capability is at the discretion of the guide.

Please make a note in the comments of your online booking that you would like to be assessed for free-range riding.

Important Information. Please note: All participants, or guardians acting on behalf of minor participants, are required to sign a contract which includes a waiver of liability and important information describing some of the risks of the activity before being permitted to participate in any of our adventure activities.  Please click here to read a copy of the contract. To review terms and conditions of your booking and participation in Glenworth Valley activities, please click Terms & Conditions

packages loved by

horse riders

horse riding & quad biking

horse riding & laser skirmish

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the unforgettable group day out

corporate events & parties

Take to Glenworth Valley’s trails on horseback and soak in picturesque views with your friends or colleagues. With fresh air, the gentle rhythm of your horse and the sounds of native birds, you and your team will be moved into a world of peace and relaxation.

Plus with catering formal or casual as your prefer, a spectacular events centre and luxury onsite accommodation, you’ll wind down into an afternoon or evening in complete comfort.

Connect with a venue specialist today to secure a date for your dream event.

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