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.


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Have ridden with Watsons a few times now, both 2 day weekend rides and day rides, always great! Highly recommend the weekend rides. Get a few friends together and have a ball. ... See MoreSee Less

Thank-you Michael and Sally, and Ian at Howqua Valley Views for one of the most memorable weekends I have ever had, Fantastic weather, great accommodation, and a wonderful horse named "Johnny". Awesome country to ride through and awesome hospitality and food from Sally. Hadn't ridden for ten years and you made it possible for me to totally get back into the saddle and love it. Thank-you Lisette and Wil, great group leaders and examples to go by, big hug to Lisette for giving me the courage to go further than I thought I would on the horse. Great bunch of people on the ride over the weekend too. An experience that I will never forget and a memory that I will treasure. ... See MoreSee Less

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Watsons Mountain Country Trail RidesThanks Lee, we are so pleased you had great fun. Michael & Sally.2 weeks ago   ·  1

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Chillaxing during lunch at Howqua. ... See MoreSee Less

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Carolyn Anodin, Deborah Anne Mccarthy and 3 others like this

Jo NobleThelma showing Michael some love...3 weeks ago

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Posing at the top of The Man From Snowy River 'the ride scene' 2013 ... See MoreSee Less

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Dale Hill, Jan Stephens and 2 others like this

Lucienne CroftWilly Dingo heeee hawwwwww3 weeks ago   ·  1
Lucienne CroftPs You guys are adorable!!!! Xox3 weeks ago   ·  1

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Got close to one of the resident Wedge-tail Eagles on last weeks 3 hour ride. ... See MoreSee Less

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Thankyou for a great weekend- from the Dickson family xxoo ... See MoreSee Less

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Anita Dikkenberg3 weeks ago
Linda HardyI remember that crossing. The weather looks beautiful.3 weeks ago
Linda HardyLooks like you all had a ball, love that pony of James'.3 weeks ago

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Amazing weekend! Can't wait to come back again. Thanks so much Michael Sally and the gang you guys where fantastic! ... See MoreSee Less

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Gwenyth Higginbotham, Gemma Fisher and 19 others like this

Nadine Matt RobinsonOmg wow you have had the beat weekend1 month ago
Michelle MilsteinWas so good I loved it... X1 month ago   ·  1
Kaliopi TsousisLooks fab!1 month ago
Watsons Mountain Country Trail RidesThanks Michelle, it was a great weekend....great group of people and fantastic weather!!1 month ago

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Thank you for the amazing weekend! everything was just beautiful :) just what I needed! cannot wait to see some of the photo's and videos :P ... See MoreSee Less

Watsons Mountain Country Trail RidesPleased that you had such a great weekend. Hope to see you again.1 month ago
Bijmin SwartHey Skye, those videos are now up :) apologies for taking so long to get them online!2 weeks ago

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Will be up at Sawmill Settlement next week - will you have 1 hour rides on Wed or Thurs for 3 people, and something to keep a 6 year old amused (I will stay with her)? ... See MoreSee Less

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Watsons Mountain Country Trail RidesHi Grant, we have a 1 hour ride available at 12.30pm Thursday and we could offer a pony lead around after this ride (approx. 2pm) for your 6 year old. Thank you for your enquiry.1 month ago
Grant FraserFantastic - will confirm with you next week when we are up there. I am not fussed if the other three have a ride whilst I stay with the 6 year old...but we can chat next week.1 month ago

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Just spent a fantastic weekend on your 2 day trail ride.. Loved it!
Couldn't have asked for better weather, hosts, bunk room mates and of course the horses.. Thanks Ian, Michael, Sally, Shaz, Bijmin, Bec and Jamie.
I'm sure we'll be back! Ashlee Mills, Kelly Tyndall, Kath Burnard, Katherine Dempster, Robby Lewis and mum & dad
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Katherine DempsterI wrote almost exactly the same thing.. At least we are all on the same page! Haha great weekend.2 months ago   ·  2

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Michael and Sally Watson

PHONE (03) 5777 3552
FAX (03) 5777 3068
EMAIL info@watsonstrailrides.com.au

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