I’ve always thought there’s something SO romantic about horse riding.. Imagine horse riding Margaret River?
Surrounded by natural bushland and forest. The twitter of birds and the whisper of a breeze through the trees while you amble along on horseback amongst friends… See, it’s romantic.
Don’t get me wrong, it’s not just for couples! My eldest loves it, it’s a treat to take a friend on school holidays or for a birthday outing. It’s nice to do something unique on holidays that’s one of my favorite things to do in Margaret River with kids.
Perhaps you’ve gone horse riding in Perth once or twice and want to try it in the lush countryside of the Margaret River Region.
We are so lucky to be surrounded by picturesque rural properties which are perfect for beginners, intermediate riders and even advanced riders.
I live locally and am an expert on all things Margaret River. So you can trust my tried and tested guide to Horse Riding in Margaret River. Giddy up!
Top 3 Places To Go Horse Riding Margaret River
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Jesters flat is located about 20 minutes drive from Margaret River. It is a scenic, rural drive and sure to add to your horse riding experience in Margaret River. You’ll be trotting amongst nature in no time at all.
Jesters flat forms part of a working equestrian farm and vineyard which really adds to its authentic, Margaret River farm feel.
It was named after ‘Jester’ who was their original Australian Stock Horse whose career thrived from 1978 -1986. He won more than 35 A grade cups, won 9 fairest and best awards and competed in four national titles. Go Jester!
Helmets (and boots) are available for hire if needed but it is recommended you wear practical gear such as long pants, long sleeved shirts and enclosed shoes with socks.
Lessons will still go ahead if there’s rain forecast making it one of the most adventurous things to do in Margaret River when raining!
The Jesters flat guru’s will also supply insect repellent and sunscreen if required.
Bonus! If you’re doing a trekking tour you can stay in glamping tents as part of your experience. How unique! Horse Riding and glamping in Margaret River!
Find Jesters Flat;
Phone: +61 8 9757 4562
Open Daily from 9:30am (Bookings Essential)
The Humble Horse
This is the first place I took my eldest child to ride and it was amazing! Our experience at Humble Horse has made horse riding one of my favorite things to do with kids in Margaret River.
This also will suit families looking for horse riding in Busselton as the Humble Horse farm is centrally located about twenty minutes south of Busselton and twenty minutes north of Margaret River.
The staff were SO attentive, patient and encouraging. You’d want nothing more in a beginner horse riding experience in Margaret River.
However, it does not stop there! Humble Horse suits beginners, intermediate AND advanced riders so there is really something for every equestrian. Trail rides happen year-round so it’s also one of the most outdoorsy things to do in Margaret River in winter.
They offer private lessons or group sessions as well as equipment hire. You can turn up here as a novice and leave feeling accomplished.
Our favorite ride is the 1 hour and 30 minute twilight ride. It’s the perfect opportunity to get out at the end of the day and watch the sun set amongst the natural bushland.
Find The Humble Horse;
Phone: +61 4 34 905 675
Open Tuesday - Saturday from 10am (Bookings Essential)
The Horse Resort
The Horse Resort brings everything equestrian to Margaret River. This the creme de la creme of horse riding in Margaret River. The property is to die for if you're an equine enthusiast.
It is situated over 300 acres of farmland, creeks and bush but also offers a dedicated arena which is where all lessons begin before heading out on the property.
The Horse Resort suits all levels of riders from beginners to advanced and takes you out in small groups only making it one of the most rewarding Margaret River family activities.
The horses are all well-trained and the instructors are experienced and professional.
The team at the Horse Resort also share their knowledge with training programs and sometimes even have horses for sale!
So if you want to make horse riding a more permanent holiday these are the experts you need to speak to.
Find The Horse Resort;
Address: 1813 Osmington Road, Margaret River, WA, 6285
Phone: +61 8 9757 4444
Open Daily (Bookings Essential)
I don’t know about you but I’m keen to hit the trails now with my family. Horse riding in Margaret River is such a fun activity for families, couples, groups or singles! You might even make some new friends.
There are wonderful horse-loving experts ready to help you learn to ride, perfect your skills and even teach you about grooming. Even better, horse riding is great exercise.
If you’re looking for a family-friendly activity in Margaret River this will tick the box and create some beautiful, lifelong memories.
Enjoy a relaxing trail ride amongst natural bushland, tranquil rural properties and vineyard views.
If you want to you can even book overnight trails. The professional teams I’ve mentioned today will go above and beyond to ensure you have the best possible experience horse riding in Margaret River.
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