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Ryders Horse Riding Tours

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Published January 2nd 2016
Fun, affordable, trail rides
Only an hour and a half drive from Melbourne, Ryders Horse Riding Tours offers city dwellers a chance to escape the concrete hustle bustle and enjoy a serene horse ride through Australian bushland.

Ryders Horse Riding Tours
Ryders Horse Riding Tours #ryders #BED
Ryders Horse Riding Tours offers a variety of fully guided tours including 1 hour basic ride, 2 or 3 hour ride with opportunities to trot and canter, and a ride and winery package where riders can enjoy wine tastings at nearby Gypsy Creek Winery. Tours run 7 days a week, departing at 10am, 12.30pm and 2pm, and cater for all levels of experience. Keep an eye out on the website for new packages and a soon to be introduced overnight ride for those wanting a real adventure!

Safety being paramount, each rider is provided with a helmet at the start of the tour, and instructed on the basics of horse riding: mounting, starting, stopping, steering, down- and up-hill riding, and rising trot, before and during the ride.

A horse is selected for each rider, based on size and riding ability. The well-trained horses then follow the lead in orderly fashion, meandering their way through a marked trail through bushland within Bunyip State Park.

The 1 hour trail ride is perfect for beginners and families who want a short and relaxing ride, with a brief opportunity to trot. Groups of 2 to 15 are guided by an experienced guide in the lead, and one at the rear of the group, assuring a pleasant and safe ride.

Ryders Horse Riding Tours
Ryders Horse Riding Tours : getting fitted #ryders #BED
Ryders Horse Riding Tours
Ryders Horse Riding Tours : on trail #ryders #BED

What to take:
Wear long pants and enclosed shoes, bring sunscreen and a camera, and a waterproof jacket if rain is predicted.

Arrive at least 15 minutes before your scheduled ride.

Age restrictions:
Pony rides – 3 years old and over
1 hour rides – 6 years old and over
2 hour or more rides – 10 years old and over

Weight limit:
Less than 110kgs.

Cash only.

All trail rides are a perfect outing for a date, a children's birthday party, a treat for yourself, a gift for a colleague, or as a group activity with family and friends; special discounts apply for group bookings! Check out Ryders Horse Riding Tours website or Facebook page to book a trail ride, buy gift certificates, and to meet some of the wonderful horses. Alternatively, contact owner Daman directly via mobile 0408 370 235 or email

Share your experience and images with hashtag #ryders!

Ryders Horse Riding Tours
Ryders Horse Riding Tours : Chicko, Albert, Big Mama #ryders #BED
Ryders Horse Riding Tours
Ryders Horse Riding Tours : with Albert #ryders #BED

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Why? Fun, affordable, trail rides for all levels of experience
When: 7 days
Phone: 0408 370 235
Where: 350 Forest Rd Labertouche VIC 3816
Cost: From $50
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This would be a good way to introduce children to riding.
by Gayle Beveridge (score: 3|8042) 1747 days ago
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