Dressage, Wine and Australian Nature

5.0 (5)
7 days 6 nights
Australia
Difficulty
Easy
Comfort
Basic+
Midscale
Weight limit
90 kg / 198 lb

This holiday package offers a week-long horseback riding experience where riders can set personal goals and work towards achieving them over the course of the week. Participants can enhance their skills and accomplish objectives that complement their usual riding routine at home. Each package is customized to meet the specific needs of individual riders, allowing for focused time on achieving particular goals. We are flexible and willing to tailor the experience to help you reach your unique goals.

Each day of the stay includes a chance to explore local attractions. Additional lessons can be arranged upon request, depending on the availability of horses and instructors. The week-long package features a well-thought-out menu with delicious meals, as well as both in-hand and riding lessons. We aim to impress you with our stunning surroundings and exceptional horses. This holiday promises a luxurious and educational equine retreat that you won't want to miss.

US$ 2 643
per tourist for 7 days
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Photo Leanne W.
Leanne W. is the provider of this trip
The provider speaks: English
I have dedicated my life to horses, as a young horse rider, all I wanted to do was work with horses. This dream became a reality and I have been lucky enough during my career to breed and train my horses to Grand Prix, represent my country and now share my wealth of knowledge and it is a privilege to do so. :)

Tour highlights

Australia Riding Lessons
Improve Your Skills
This program is perfect for all levels
Explore the Area
Take a ride on a rainforest train, visit a national park and sanctuary to meet over 200 species of Australian animals
Wine Tasting
Yarra Valley is the wine district of Australia, try its best

Route details

Day 1
Arrival

We'll meet you at the farm.

Enjoy your first horse-riding lesson (if it's scheduled).

Your first evening presents a splendid chance to relish the delightful nearby restaurants, or alternatively, you can opt to bring your takeout to our farm or prepare your own meal in the kitchen. Nestled in a picturesque setting, you can appreciate the serenade of parrots and kookaburras as the sun dips below the horizon in this tranquil sanctuary amidst the hills.

A recently introduced spa is now accessible on the premises, situated close to the stables within a freshly paved courtyard. Here, you can admire the sight of horses peacefully enjoying their supper as the night progresses.

Day 2
Wine and First Lesson
Day 3
Animals Sanctuary and Dressage
Day 4
Ride and Relax
Day 5
Rainforest Train, Picnic and Lessons
Day 6
Last Adventures
Day 7
Departure
Difficulty
Easy
Tour provider's comments

Suitable for all levels. 2 lessons per day.

Tack: Snaffle bridles with leather Peter Horobin saddles or leather dressage saddles.

Horses: 12 school horses from the 10hh Miniature Shetland to the 17.3hh FEI Trained Dutch Warmblood mare. 

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Accommodation

Comfort
Basic+
Midscale
Flat / Guest House
6 nights

Check-in Time: 14:00

Check-out Time: 10:00

Accommodation in the Bunkhouse will reduce the tour total price, please contact us for more details.

Don't forget to treat yourself to our spa, campfire, and BBQ areas, providing a serene sanctuary overlooking the stables and horse areas near our reserve. Whether it's daytime or dusk, the atmosphere is simply enchanting.

6 nights
Our Apartment

Indulge in the relaxation of our comfortable Apartment, featuring a private bedroom with queen bed and ensuite bathroom. Just a few steps away, you'll find a fully equipped kitchen, ready to satisfy your culinary desires. With a flat screen TV, DVD player, and a collection of movies at your disposal, you can enjoy a quiet evening in. Surrounded by our enchanting gardens, you can immerse yourself in the beauty of nature while reading a book or observing a horse-riding lesson.

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6 nights
Our Bunkhouse

Weather during the tour

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Tour conditions

Included

  • 2 dressage lessons per day;
  • all meals except restaurant;
  • accommodation;
  • pick up from the local bus stop.

Extras

  • flights;
  • airport transfers (extra 200 AUD);
  • alcoholic drinks outside the farm and at restaurants;
  • all outings;
  • extra activities.

Group size

up to 6 tourists

Duration

7 days
6 nights

It's important to know

What kind of food will be served?

Upon your arrival on Sunday evening, a fully catered Australian barbecue dinner with salad will be served to welcome you, followed by homemade banana cake with seasonal fruit and yogurt.

Each day, breakfast is served at 8 a.m., offering a selection of cereals, muesli, raisin bread, crumpets, sourdough, spreads, yogurt, seasonal fruits, and fruit juices. Prior to your stay, we will inquire about your breakfast preferences.

For Monday's lunch, you have the chance to explore local restaurants, wineries, or eateries.

Every evening, a pre-dinner entrée will be provided, featuring cheese, crackers, antipasto, and an alcoholic beverage during happy hour.

Monday's dinner options include salmon or chicken schnitzel with seasonal vegetables and salad, followed by homemade chocolate cake with cream and ice cream.

On Tuesday, enjoy a picnic lunch during your excursion to destinations like Healesville Sanctuary or Dandenong Ranges National Park. The picnic includes wraps or focaccias with various fillings, chocolates, muesli bars, fresh fruit, and drinks.

Tuesday evening includes happy hour followed by a Mexican-themed dinner of burritos and a fruit platter with cream or ice cream.

Wednesday offers lunch choices at 'Elevation' restaurant or a local winery. Dinner consists of marinated pork ribs with mashed potato and salad, followed by homemade apple pie with ice cream.

Thursday's lunch is another picnic at the beautiful Memorial reserve. Dinner features Australian spaghetti Bolognese with salad and garlic bread, followed by homemade cheesecake with seasonal fruit and cream.

Friday includes another picnic outing for your local adventure in the Yarra Valley. Dinner is not provided to allow for a dining experience at your leisure.

Saturday morning includes breakfast before check-out. Meals at external venues like wineries or restaurants on Monday lunch, Wednesday lunch at Elevation Restaurant, and the final dinner at Wild Cattle Creek Winery are not included in the package.

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Tour reviews

5.0
Based on 5 reviews
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    phoebe
    24 Jun, 2024
    about provider
    What an amazing chance to improve your skills on a graceful responsive horse with classical training, and Leanne's guidance was both insightful and encouraging. I highly recommend it to anyone looking for the graceful movements on a well-trained horse.
    24 Jun, 2024
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    Paul
    5 Jun, 2024
    about provider
    If you like horseback riding in a secure setting, this is the perfect destination. They offer horses for all skill levels, and Leanne, along with her team, provides a professional and caring atmosphere where you can advance as much as you desire.
    5 Jun, 2024
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    Chloe
    4 Jun, 2024
    about provider
    It was an unforgettable experience. I met many new friends and acquired valuable skills. My accommodation had a picturesque view and was ideal for a solo stay. Loved my time and cant wait to sign up for the next trip. Ps, they have friendly farm cats and dogs that enjoy visitors. Sebastian almost ended up coming home with me 🫣
    4 Jun, 2024

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