Experience the beauty and history of the Victorian High Country on horseback.

Michael and Sally Watson welcome you to a high country adventure experience. Our trail rides range from 1 – 3 hour Short Rides through to a 2 Day luxury horse ride and a 5 Day Man from Snowy River and Heritage horse ride. We are open all year round and our horse riding tours are 3 hours driving time north east of Melbourne near the township of Mansfield. We run Our Rides 7 days a week through all seasons, be it in the warmth of an oilskin coat in the cool weather or enjoying relief from the heat in a high country summer.

This is your first step to experiencing the beauty and history of the Victorian High Country on horseback.


Jump Months

january, 2017

Sort Options
24jan9:30 am- 12:00 pm9.30am - 2 Hour Ride9:30 am - 12:00 pm Price: $90.00pp inc GST
24jan12:30 pm- 2:00 pm12.30PM - 1 Hour Ride12:30 pm - 2:00 pm Price: $50.00pp inc GST
27jan9:30 am- 12:00 pm9.30am - 2 Hour Ride9:30 am - 12:00 pm Price: $90.00pp inc GST
27jan12:30 pm- 2:00 pm12.30PM - 1 Hour Ride12:30 pm - 2:00 pm Price: $50.00pp inc GST
28jan - 29All Day2 Day 2 Night Howqua River Ride(All Day) Availability: BOOKED OUT Price: $399.00pp inc GST
30jan - 3febAll DayBOOKED OUT - Camp Howqua School Groups(All Day)




Operating trail rides over 2 generations.



Actively working with us.



Working farm and stables.


Living in the High Country

See what our guests have to say

Great value 2 night 1 day rides now available to book for this winter. Arrive Friday night, horse ride Saturday visiting where the 'Man from Snowy River' jump scene was filmed, and then Sunday you can explore the area..maybe visit the slopes of Mt Buller for skiing.. check out some wineries. To find out more and book visit watsonstrailrides.com.au/our-rides/one-day-two-night-man-from-snowy-river-winter-ride/ ... See MoreSee Less

Roo Harps, Bradley Hazell and 23 others like this

View previous comments

Jacqueline WatsonHey Ann We missed out on the July/Sept dates, what about this one, have a look at the dates available, I'm thinking maybe end July?5 days ago
Anita HaynesSam Hánz this is what I was telling you about5 days ago
Artessa WildwoodTemptations...should move to Mansfield!5 days ago
Ann HallMy sister was looking into one that's in June. Snowy mountains I think she said it was. I will double check with her. We arrive I think the Saturday morning, have breakfast,go on a trail ride. That night they have a fun night. BYO alcohol. I counted you in for that one5 days ago   ·  1
Amy LushPaula Peppin5 days ago   ·  1
Paula PeppinLynda Gavin - this would be awesome!5 days ago
Eddie Teresa LynchJo this looks amazing !!5 days ago   ·  1
Kelly WallClayton Wall💕💕5 days ago   ·  1
Romana DanielsMatt Daniels 😍5 days ago   ·  2
Ash GenevieveGillian Broadbent i want to do one of these5 days ago   ·  1
Stephen BurnettWhat a terrific idea. Pity I don't know how to ride a horse. LOL.5 days ago   ·  1
Margie Anne BootheyThat would be fanstatic x4 days ago
Craig ErringtonLisa Costello4 days ago   ·  1
Marnie IrvineJosh Mihan this could be us.4 days ago   ·  1
Caryn TooheyShould we book??4 days ago
Nadine GoeKahla Bodiam we should go on a little trip ;)4 days ago
Debbie SingletonSteven Jeppesen bucket list stuff4 days ago
Karen ChilcottNaomi Hodgens????4 days ago   ·  1
Rebecca DartnallLinda Kessner how awesome would this be 😜4 days ago   ·  1

Comment on Facebook

Join us on one of our very popular 2 day 2 night Howqua Valley Rides this Autumn.. only 6 spaces left on our last departure for the season - the weekend 27th May 2017 or maybe our first ride for Spring - the weekend 9th September 2017. priced at only $400.00pp inc GST. Find out more at watsonstrailrides.com.au/our-rides/two-day-rides/ ... See MoreSee Less

Lynne Rutherford, Steve Bevens and 23 others like this

View previous comments

Beck FidockBianca Sarah1 week ago   ·  2
Kim van SchieJayden Caddy want to go 4 ur birthday with me1 week ago
Darien SanderHelen Preston1 week ago   ·  3
Jacqueline WatsonAnn Hall When are we going?1 week ago
Deanne LawnMaddie Lawn1 week ago   ·  2
Lauren BlairCheryl Lieuwen Deborah Grassby Daelene Campisi the memories 😊1 week ago   ·  1
Sophie HigginsJosie Rebecca Narelle1 week ago   ·  2
Kat ColeEthan Salan1 week ago   ·  1
Western Horse RidingThanks for the post big scientific grooming horses fan here1 week ago
Cat ClarkPenny interested?1 week ago   ·  1
Jade KoschelLuita mum this is what I want to do for Tahlias birthday!!!1 week ago   ·  1
Jade KoschelTim for Tahlias birthday!!1 week ago
Carolyn DowseDayna Sommer Danni Hall Joanne Aldwell Lesley Norris Amanda Morgan Nicole Gattringer Tina Dowse - anyone keen to do this maybe August if they go then, otherwise the first ride on the 9th September - my birthday weekend! Close to your birthday too Dayna and Lesley! 🍾🐴1 week ago   ·  3
Claire JohnsonDylan Caccamo1 week ago   ·  1
Lisa van SettenMJ Kelly??? 😮😮😮😮1 week ago   ·  1
Sheryn VogelsAndrea Gibbins we should do this1 week ago
Emily WaldronRachel Kobiela we should do something like this!1 week ago   ·  1
Rebecca OatesRichard Oates 😍1 week ago   ·  1
Kynwen PaparellaThat looks like a good one as well1 week ago
Karen DenfordTracey Darvill we could go for my birthday1 week ago
Vicki BrennanClay Tonner Brien1 week ago   ·  1

Comment on Facebook

Dates released for our 2017 Bluff and Beyond 7 Day Ride..Saturday 2nd December 2017 - Friday 8th December 2017. Find out more at watsonstrailrides.com.au/our-rides/seven-day-high-country-peaks-ride/ ... See MoreSee Less

Karen Joy Smith, Robyn Simmie and 23 others like this

View previous comments

Hazel Farrawaywould love to do this2 weeks ago
Heather CambridgeLooks wonderful....if only.!2 weeks ago   ·  1
Kasey Jadewould love to do this2 weeks ago
Zoe ThompsonAlison Powdrell this is what i would love to do one day2 weeks ago
Western Horse RidingGreat article2 weeks ago   ·  1
Sally-Anne WoodsVanessa Woods2 weeks ago   ·  1
Sally-Anne WoodsYeah - downside...upside though - you can save up!!!2 weeks ago   ·  2
Lucy RichardsI would so love to do this2 weeks ago
Genie PriceI'm saving..saving hard!2 weeks ago
Amy ThompsonNigel Thompson 💖2 weeks ago   ·  2
Jacqui PitcherShellie Pike this could be us2 weeks ago
Sandra PurchaseBeen there, done that! It was awesome! :)2 weeks ago
Glenda Marie de RoosI want to do this before I am much older. Nikki Moore ??2 weeks ago   ·  1
Kate LutzeMontana Size2 weeks ago   ·  1
Dawn AndersonEmily Schultz2 weeks ago   ·  1
Rach ElJan McKindley 😍2 weeks ago   ·  1
Libby ThompsonHelen Graves and me, wouldn't this be awesome, we might start saving!!!!!2 weeks ago
Michelle WaltonGeorgina Walton2 weeks ago   ·  1
Christine JealEllie Jeal 🐴😍2 weeks ago
Kate LindenAnna Sweeney Valerie Little your next girls trip?!?!2 weeks ago   ·  1

Comment on Facebook

Watsons Mountain Country Trail Rides
Rides from 1 hour to 3 hours available over the Christmas and New Year period.
... See MoreSee Less

Horse Rides from 1 hour through to 3 hours available daily throughout the Christmas - New Year holiday.

Horseback riding fans, Glenn Smith and 23 others like this

Western Horse RidingVery Valuable Post4 weeks ago
Martia WilsonLarissa Treay4 weeks ago   ·  1
Horseback riding fansStuff about horseback riding is why everyone loves your page3 weeks ago

Comment on Facebook

Go check out the pictures and videos from our latest ride 'Bluff and Beyond 2016'. Great memories shared with amazing people... and horses of course! ... See MoreSee Less

Margaret Grunsell, Horseback riding fans and 10 others like this

Western Horse Ridingwho else really thinks grooming horses !1 month ago   ·  1
Horseback riding fansStuff about equestrian is why everyone likes social media1 month ago
Margaret GrunsellA spectacular ride. Glad I was fit.4 weeks ago

Comment on Facebook

Great Christmas present idea - 2 night 1 day horse riding weekend in the High Country - $250.00pp inc GST. You can either choose a weekend or a gift certificate.. watsonstrailrides.com.au/our-rides/one-day-two-night-man-from-snowy-river-winter-ride/ ... See MoreSee Less

Johanne Robinson, Feona Gilmour and 23 others like this

View previous comments

Russell SynnottSarah Synnott2 months ago   ·  1
Marissa MinutilloLaura Minutillo I think we need this !? 😍2 months ago   ·  1
Jess BattenKimberley-Nayomi Vogel cheap!2 months ago   ·  1
Chris MouserCarolyn Archer pick a date2 months ago   ·  1
Kaylene ZakeljLike would like this for my Christmas present Maree Anne and Victoria Zakelj2 months ago   ·  1
Kaylene ZakeljChris Thilonius2 months ago   ·  1
Kaylene ZakeljKate Jones2 months ago   ·  1
Jackie StanleyMarianne Tome - !!!2 months ago
Rachael McIvorHmmm....winter ❄️💨🌨 are we game....? CaCaitlin Broomhall KyKylie Payne2 months ago   ·  1
Tracy CummingsDarren Cummings I would this for Christmas 😉2 months ago
Zoe HillierPaige Hillier. Hint hint. Xox ❤2 months ago   ·  1
Marica BorgCynthia Buttigieg2 months ago   ·  1
Vicki BrennanClay Tonner Brien2 months ago   ·  1
Shelly FeverThat would b so cool2 months ago
Carole HatelyYay booked so excited2 months ago   ·  1
Alethia RifMelissa Jane Harris come ❤2 months ago
Ashley DeadmanPrudence Rigg?? wanna?!2 months ago   ·  1
Kathy KerryDavid2 months ago   ·  1
Phoebe ChristineRacheal Brown2 months ago   ·  1
Nat SmithNatalie O'Malley thought you might like this2 months ago   ·  3
Carole BreustMeredith Fattore2 months ago   ·  1
Carole BreustCathy Close2 months ago   ·  1
Emma RossJenean Cooper2 months ago   ·  1

Comment on Facebook

Like to ride with your own private group..check out our available dates and secure your own private ride with just a $1500.00 deposit for your group. Prices per person from just $250.00pp inc GST.. more information can be found at watsonstrailrides.com.au/our-rides/private-group-ride/ ... See MoreSee Less

Feona Gilmour, Joy Sugiartha and 23 others like this

View previous comments

Dyan HillMichelle Harris, we need to do this3 months ago   ·  1
Carolyn HoskinSheridan Anne 😀😀😀3 months ago   ·  2
Western Horse Ridingdoes anyone else love this way about !3 months ago
Holly SloanDallas Sloan3 months ago   ·  2
Narelle ElseyWhats the youngest you take??3 months ago
Danielle TaylorKira Brown3 months ago   ·  1
Lea HannahRegina Griffiths3 months ago   ·  1
Zoe MackayNice3 months ago
Leanne MorrisAmy Morris we need to do this!!3 months ago   ·  1
Ang Turlan-StoneIs that a $1500.00 Deposit?3 months ago
Sophia FordJane Ford3 months ago   ·  1
Lynda LalorWould love to bring my horse. Such a long way away but would be a trip of a lifetime.😊 do you cater for this?3 months ago
Watsons Mountain Country Trail RidesHi Lynda Lalor, sorry we only use our own horses on our rides. Warm regards Michael3 months ago
Sally NasaLaura Breckon check out their page!3 months ago   ·  1
Kaylene ZakeljKate Jones this would be fun3 months ago   ·  1
Carolyn BushbyCarolyn Ann Dixon3 months ago   ·  1
Jane HooperKaren gee the huts look a lot better then we went brings back some good memory's3 months ago
Robyn SurteesSharon Gardener3 months ago   ·  1
Daniella James WhiteheadNerida Whitehead.. can't wait for our trip!3 months ago

Comment on Facebook

We now have room for 1 more guest or a couple to join our 5 day Man from Snowy River and Heritage ride departing Monday 16th January 2017. If you would like to join us more information can be found at watsonstrailrides.com.au/our-rides/five-day-rides/ .. NOW BOOKED OUT ... See MoreSee Less

Sammy Christopher, Horseback riding fans and 23 others like this

View previous comments

Amanda ConstableTracy Baggs let's do this one day3 months ago   ·  1
Western Horse RidingAmazing article very interesting3 months ago
Mishell LewisWant too go soooo bad3 months ago
Debra PengellyI wish :-)3 months ago
Joanne BrownEmma Kay3 months ago   ·  1
Jenny SharpeI'm very interested please3 months ago
Ange FlemingSarah Wilson3 months ago   ·  2
Shelly FeverThat would b so cool3 months ago
Sarah JohnsonStephen Johnson3 months ago   ·  1
Jessica FreestoneTammy Freestone this is what I want to do after I have bubs :)3 months ago   ·  1
Rachael WeileyFiona White we could do this?3 months ago   ·  1
Kirsty HarknessCarley Cullen we could do this next year :)3 months ago   ·  1
Bridgette BattagliaKevin Jamieson start practicing riding..3 months ago   ·  1
Tash ReiterSam White3 months ago   ·  1
Mandy RaeDaniel Forrest 😬3 months ago   ·  1
Kimberley AshcroftAdam Zentveld in my dreams3 months ago
Natalie WebbRich Coldwell3 months ago   ·  2

Comment on Facebook

2 places have just become available for our 2 day luxury ride on the weekend of the 22nd October 2016. Why not join us... watsonstrailrides.com.au/our-rides/two-day-luxury-ride/ NOW BOOKED OUT.. ... See MoreSee Less

Horseback riding fans, Kristy Jeanes and 23 others like this

View previous comments

Laura McBrideAnton Drummond! We should go on this one!3 months ago   ·  1
Jaynia IngeJodi Brown want to do this one day?3 months ago
Adam HolmElizza Mai3 months ago   ·  1
Fiona DobbinsMelissa Donnelly you free then?3 months ago   ·  2
Russell SynnottSarah Synnott3 months ago   ·  2
Debbie CooperOn the bucket list 😊3 months ago   ·  1
Stacey LepoidevinJody Forster this would be so much fun 😏3 months ago   ·  3
Kevin CowleyMel Cowley3 months ago   ·  1
Samara JohnstoneJess Kingsland 😆😆😆3 months ago   ·  1
Jenna CorrieDanni Doyle can we please go here3 months ago   ·  1
Western Horse Ridingdoes anyone else thinks grooming horses !3 months ago
Carolyn HoskinSheridan Anne 😊3 months ago   ·  2
Horseback riding fansTremendous post very interesting I love horses3 weeks ago

Comment on Facebook

Join us on our 5 day Man from Snowy River and Heritage Ride departing Monday 6th February 2017 until Friday 10th February 2017 ... See MoreSee Less

Janette Birmingham, Sarah Woodhouse and 23 others like this

View previous comments

Ali CroweStephen Crowe :D4 months ago   ·  1
Kaitlyn WoodrowKirilee Watts we need to do this one day 😍4 months ago   ·  1
Carol MitchellSedona Hodges4 months ago   ·  1
Jodie MutzelburgThis looks so nice Tamara Lanskey4 months ago   ·  1
Hanna CostanzoAmy Withers4 months ago   ·  1
Catherine GarrardHow much is it?4 months ago
Karen ShawCameron Shaw 😘4 months ago   ·  2
Rose WaddinghamEli De Kwant Esta LeCren Deb Waddingham😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍4 months ago   ·  3
Sharyn PageI have done a 5 day ride with Watsons a few years back, and i highly highly recommend it, don't dream it just do it, Michael is amazing in matching you with the most appropriate mount, so you can enjoy the whole experience. 10 stars, way above your 5star.4 months ago   ·  4
Michelle StanleyPm details please4 months ago
Stacey LocastroJulianne Max Bobbie-Lee4 months ago   ·  1
Molly LeviMonica Burford - another option ..4 months ago
Zoe HillierCarolyn Rogers.4 months ago   ·  2
Sarah GabrielKate Lyons4 months ago   ·  1
Jules AtkinsKirra Boyle Paige Kuchel Carl Kuchel what do you think??4 months ago   ·  2
Cherie-Anne Van BaardwykMitch Van Baardwijk Breanna Reid when im skinny4 months ago   ·  1
Mishell LewisTania Jensen4 months ago   ·  1
Christine SmithRaewyn Francois this is what we need to do4 months ago   ·  1
Holly SloanDallas Sloan4 months ago   ·  1

Comment on Facebook



Michael and Sally Watson

PHONE (03) 5777 3552
FAX (03) 5775 1757
EMAIL info@watsonstrailrides.com.au

ADDRESS 296 Three Chain Rd, Booroolite, Victoria, 3724
MAIL PO Box 207. Mansfield VIC 3724

Join our mailing list for latest offers

Sign up now