Mornington Peninsula Horse riding
Do you just love horse riding? or have you never been but would love to try it?
Horse riding can be an adventure, an exhilarating experience but it can also be very relaxing. Here on the Mornington Peninsula Horse riding can be undertaken on dedicated bridle paths or along windswept beaches or you can explore all the fabulous Mornington Peninsula wineries on horseback! What? wait a minute did you say visit wineries on horseback? Yes! Do we get to stop and drink the wine? Yep sure do. Ok, count me in I hear you shout.
Actually, there are a great number of different horse riding experiences on the Mornington Peninsula and here are just three of the best:
Gunnamatta Trail Rides
Do you want that classic horse riding experience? You know the one you imagine with you cantering down a windswept beach like something out of a romance novel…ok, well not quite like that but horse riding on the beach? Yes, of course you do.
Well, Gunnamatta are the guys to see about that experience. They will take you on beautiful coastal bush tracks and spectacular beaches. They have 75 well trained horses for every level including those who have never ridden before and their facilities are world class. Our kids particularly love this activity and beg to visit every time we stay in on of our beach cottages or holiday home rentals here on the Mornington Peninsula.
Visit their website: www.gunnamatta.com.au to learn more.
This is a great one for the kids. This Mornington Peninsula Adventure Park is set on 200 acres with views of green pastures and horses grazing – it’s like a little town with Bass Strait in the background. The theme that makes up the ‘Ace-Hi Experience’ is one of ‘The Old West’. Since its opening Ace-Hi has always portrayed a western theme and this has helped them establish themselves as a truly unique and exciting adventure theme park.
The little town consists of a number of themed facilities including two homesteads, authentic wagons & an old red rattler train carriage. The sheriff’s office & jail house together with the livery stable located in the same area. The beautiful sandstone chapel restaurant makes the perfect dining hall.
Ace Hi caters for all type of horse riders – from children to experienced adults.
- Scenic Horse Trail Rides
- Forest Horse Rides
- Bush’n’Beach Horse Rides
- Private Horse Riding Lessons
CHILDREN’S PONY RIDES
At Ace Hi they try to cater for all age groups! if you have a young one who is 6 years or under & would like to try riding why not let them have a pony ride. You will need to lead the pony on a pre determined track (this will take around 5 minutes depending on how long you take to walk the pony). For young infants one parent is required to hold the infant steady on the pony while another parent leads the pony around the track.
Pony rides are available for children from 10am-12pm & 1pm-4pm weekends & school holidays. Bookings are not essential, however if you intend to pony ride then please ring ahead to check on the availability. Pony rides are only $10 per ride & all tickets can be purchased from the Chapel restaurant.
Visit their website: www.ace-hi.com.au to learn more.
Horseback Winery Tours
Want to ride through the beautiful vineyard region of Red Hill on horseback and taste award winning wines at ONE of Australia’s finest wineries, T’Gallant, Mantons Creek, Green Olive at Red Hill, Mock orchard or Frog Hollow Estate.
Horseback Winery Tours have different tours available from a short 2 hour ride to an all day novice or experienced tour/ride.
You can even add in lunch, a Peninsula Hot Springs Visit or even a Dolphin Sightseeing Tour if you choose to book one of their packages.
Amenities include; a stunning reception centre with oak flooring, a cellar door, a twelve stable complex and indoor arena with viewing deck, plus a 30 x 60 outdoor arena. There are also twenty-six under cover tie up bays and hot and cold wash bays, mounting yards, tack rooms, magnificent paddocks with horse shelters and secure post and rail fencing.
The quality of the soil and consistent rainfall across the Peninsula also ensures our pastures are weed free and full of nutrient goodness for our much loved horses.
They just loooove their horses.
Visit their website: www.horseback.com.au to learn more.