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

Michael and Sally Watson welcome you to a high country adventure experience.ย Our trail ridesย range from 1 –ย 3 hour Short Ridesย 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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New saddle seats available for our 3 day ride in April starting Saturday 8th April 2017.. also departs Saturday 16th September 2017. Limited spaces available. Find out more at watsonstrailrides.com.au/our-rides/three-day-rides and the cost is only $500.00pp inc GST ... See MoreSee Less

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Pauline ChivellLilliana Vella what do you think about this one in September?1 week ago
Peita MorrisYes!!!1 week ago
Natalie PiperSheree Griffin what omg what do u think..1 week ago
Linda HudsonAlyssa Gray weren't you on standby for this ride1 week ago
Margaret RuffelsTina Ayton ๐Ÿ˜ƒ1 week ago   ·  1
Lesley WhelanMaybe we should do this sometime Gayle!1 week ago
Vanessa DickinsonErica Dickinson this would be fun1 week ago
Vicki BensonOo oo yes Alyssa! !!!1 week ago
Emma FlanneryOhhhh Amy Cope!1 week ago   ·  1
Watsons Mountain Country Trail RidesApril date is now booked out but we have spaces left on our September departure.1 week ago   ·  1
Nicky JordanGreg Cave. Looks good but over east i think1 week ago
Juliet WilliamsLaurie Colville, I'm going on this one in April with Bill and my girls ๐Ÿค— will do some research for you and MMichelle Michalik1 week ago   ·  3
Sarina ChappleSounds good are u in Mel7 days ago
Belinda WattsHow about this for a 18th gift Indianna Watts6 days ago   ·  1

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Looking for a special valentine present.. check out our new luxury horse ride and fly fishing tour..the perfect escape for couples. Find out more at watsonstrailrides.com.au/our-rides/two-day-luxury-ride-and-fly-fishing-tour/ ... See MoreSee Less

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Mary EdgarWarwick Edgar4 weeks ago   ·  2
Belinda HeadMaybe we should do this Kieran Dupuy !4 weeks ago   ·  1
Carol DuniamNo4 weeks ago
Kieran DupuyRydo4 weeks ago
Kieran DupuyI probably won't b able to walk for a couple of days after it Belinda Head. Up to u, I'm tough lol4 weeks ago   ·  1
Nic Nic FawcettSam Oliver would you and Katie be keen to do this๐Ÿป4 weeks ago
John MilneLooks awesome3 weeks ago
Nella MuracaFiona Rigoni3 weeks ago   ·  1
Kerrie Murray-cookLexcia Duncombe When we going ๐Ÿ˜3 weeks ago
Nicole GattringerHorse riding and fly fishing !!!! Amazing ๐Ÿ˜€3 weeks ago
Hazel McAndrews StevensChristopher Collins Gabrielle Collins Perfect for you ๐Ÿ’‘3 weeks ago   ·  2
Dianne RiceWow.. that would b amazing. ..3 weeks ago
Joy HaighOh how I would love to ride a horse again been years3 weeks ago
Gaye SteelLove to do this again3 weeks ago
Michael CapilliNow you're talking Donna Capilli3 weeks ago

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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

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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?1 month ago
Anita HaynesSam Hรกnz this is what I was telling you about1 month ago
Artessa WildwoodTemptations...should move to Mansfield!1 month 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 one1 month ago   ·  1
Amy LushPaula Peppin1 month ago   ·  1
Paula PeppinLynda Gavin - this would be awesome!1 month ago
Eddie Teresa LynchJo this looks amazing !!1 month ago   ·  1
Kelly WallClayton Wall๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•1 month ago   ·  1
Romana DanielsMatt Daniels ๐Ÿ˜1 month ago   ·  2
Ash GenevieveGillian Broadbent i want to do one of these1 month ago   ·  1
Stephen BurnettWhat a terrific idea. Pity I don't know how to ride a horse. LOL.1 month ago   ·  1
Margie Anne BootheyThat would be fanstatic x1 month ago
Craig ErringtonLisa Costello1 month ago   ·  1
Marnie IrvineJosh Mihan this could be us.1 month ago   ·  1
Caryn TooheyShould we book??1 month ago
Nadine GoeKahla Bodiam we should go on a little trip ;)1 month ago
Debbie SingletonSteven Jeppesen bucket list stuff1 month ago
Karen ChilcottNaomi Hodgens????1 month ago   ·  1
Rebecca DartnallLinda Kessner how awesome would this be ๐Ÿ˜œ1 month ago   ·  1

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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

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Beck FidockBianca Sarah1 month ago   ·  2
Kim van SchieJayden Caddy want to go 4 ur birthday with me1 month ago
Darien SanderHelen Preston1 month ago   ·  3
Jacqueline WatsonAnn Hall When are we going?1 month ago
Deanne LawnMaddie Lawn1 month ago   ·  2
Lauren BlairCheryl Lieuwen Deborah Grassby Daelene Campisi the memories ๐Ÿ˜Š1 month ago   ·  1
Sophie HigginsJosie Rebecca Narelle1 month ago   ·  2
Kat ColeEthan Salan1 month ago   ·  1
Cat ClarkPenny interested?1 month ago   ·  1
Jade KoschelLuita mum this is what I want to do for Tahlias birthday!!!1 month ago   ·  1
Jade KoschelTim for Tahlias birthday!!1 month 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! ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿด1 month ago   ·  3
Claire JohnsonDylan Caccamo1 month ago   ·  1
Lisa van SettenMJ Kelly??? ๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ˜ฎ1 month ago   ·  1
Sheryn VogelsAndrea Gibbins we should do this1 month ago
Emily WaldronRachel Kobiela we should do something like this!1 month ago   ·  1
Rebecca OatesRichard Oates ๐Ÿ˜1 month ago   ·  1
Kynwen PaparellaThat looks like a good one as well1 month ago
Karen DenfordTracey Darvill we could go for my birthday1 month ago
Vicki BrennanClay Tonner Brien1 month ago   ·  1

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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

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Hazel Farrawaywould love to do this2 months ago
Heather CambridgeLooks wonderful....if only.!2 months ago   ·  1
Kasey Jadewould love to do this2 months ago
Zoe ThompsonAlison Powdrell this is what i would love to do one day2 months ago
Sally-Anne WoodsVanessa Woods2 months ago   ·  1
Sally-Anne WoodsYeah - downside...upside though - you can save up!!!2 months ago   ·  2
Lucy AllenI would so love to do this2 months ago
Genie PriceI'm saving..saving hard!2 months ago
Amy ThompsonNigel Thompson ๐Ÿ’–2 months ago   ·  2
Jacqui PitcherShellie Pike this could be us2 months ago
Sandra PurchaseBeen there, done that! It was awesome! :)2 months ago
Glenda Marie de RoosI want to do this before I am much older. Nikki Moore ??2 months ago   ·  1
Kate LutzeMontana Size2 months ago   ·  1
Dawn AndersonEmily Schultz2 months ago   ·  1
Rach ElJan McKindley ๐Ÿ˜2 months ago   ·  1
Libby ThompsonHelen Graves and me, wouldn't this be awesome, we might start saving!!!!!2 months ago
Michelle WaltonGeorgina Walton2 months ago   ·  1
Christine JealEllie Jeal ๐Ÿด๐Ÿ˜2 months ago
Kate LindenAnna Sweeney Valerie Little your next girls trip?!?!2 months ago   ·  1

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Watsons Mountain Country Trail Rides
Rides from 1 hour to 3 hours available over the Christmas and New Year period.
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Horse Rides from 1 hour through to 3 hours available daily throughout the Christmas - New Year holiday.

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

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Margaret GrunsellA spectacular ride. Glad I was fit.2 months ago

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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

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Russell SynnottSarah Synnott3 months ago   ·  1
Marissa MinutilloLaura Minutillo I think we need this !? ๐Ÿ˜3 months ago   ·  1
Jess BattenKimberley-Nayomi Vogel cheap!3 months ago   ·  1
Chris MouserCarolyn Archer pick a date3 months ago   ·  1
Kaylene ZakeljLike would like this for my Christmas present Maree Anne and Victoria Zakelj3 months ago   ·  1
Kaylene ZakeljChris Thilonius3 months ago   ·  1
Kaylene ZakeljKate Jones3 months ago   ·  1
Jackie StanleyMarianne Tome - !!!3 months ago
Rachael McIvorHmmm....winter โ„๏ธ๐Ÿ’จ๐ŸŒจ are we game....? CaCaitlin Broomhall KyKylie Payne3 months ago   ·  1
Tracy CummingsDarren Cummings I would this for Christmas ๐Ÿ˜‰3 months ago
Zoe HillierPaige Hillier. Hint hint. Xox โค3 months ago   ·  1
Marica BorgCynthia Buttigieg3 months ago   ·  1
Vicki BrennanClay Tonner Brien3 months ago   ·  1
Shelly FeverThat would b so cool3 months ago
Carole HatelyYay booked so excited3 months ago   ·  1
Alethia RifMelissa Jane Harris come โค3 months ago
Ashley DeadmanPrudence Rigg?? wanna?!3 months ago   ·  1
Kathy KerryDavid3 months ago   ·  1
Phoebe ChristineRacheal Brown3 months ago   ·  1
Nat SmithNatalie O'Malley thought you might like this3 months ago   ·  3
Carole BreustMeredith Fattore3 months ago   ·  1
Carole BreustCathy Close3 months ago   ·  1
Emma RossJenean Cooper3 months ago   ·  1

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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

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Dyan HillMichelle Harris, we need to do this4 months ago   ·  1
Carolyn HoskinSheridan Anne ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€4 months ago   ·  2
Holly SloanDallas Sloan4 months ago   ·  2
Narelle ElseyWhats the youngest you take??4 months ago
Danielle TaylorKira Brown4 months ago   ·  1
Lea HannahRegina Griffiths4 months ago   ·  1
Zoe MackayNice4 months ago
Leanne MorrisAmy Morris we need to do this!!4 months ago   ·  1
Ang Turlan-StoneIs that a $1500.00 Deposit?4 months ago
Sophia FordJane Ford4 months ago   ·  1
Lynda LalorWould love to bring my horse. Such a long way away but would be a trip of a lifetime.๐Ÿ˜Š do you cater for this?4 months ago
Watsons Mountain Country Trail RidesHi Lynda Lalor, sorry we only use our own horses on our rides. Warm regards Michael4 months ago
Sally NasaLaura Breckon check out their page!4 months ago   ·  1
Kaylene ZakeljKate Jones this would be fun4 months ago   ·  1
Carolyn BushbyCarolyn Ann Dixon4 months ago   ·  1
Jane HooperKaren gee the huts look a lot better then we went brings back some good memory's4 months ago
Robyn SurteesSharon Gardener4 months ago   ·  1
Daniella James WhiteheadNerida Whitehead.. can't wait for our trip!4 months ago

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Michael and Sally Watson

PHONE (03) 5777 3552
FAXย (03) 5775 1757
EMAILย info@watsonstrailrides.com.au

ADDRESSย 296 Three Chain Rd, Booroolite, Victoria, 3724
MAILย PO Box 207. Mansfield VIC 3724

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