Imagine this. It is early morning and you turn your horse along a ridge to see the beautiful valley of green paddocks dotted with grazing cattle, bordered by the countless greens of the pine forest.
This is the amazing experience of horse riding in the Oberon area.
Oberon was made for horse riding, with breath-taking views and riding trails for some relaxing riding, in addition to some truly challenging hills and mountains for the thrill seekers.
Oberon has a number of trail riding experiences which are definitely worth a visit. Here families or even those new to riding can get in the saddle and experience Oberon’s spectacular views from horseback with all the guidance of a competent instructor.
Oberon is becoming a haven for endurance riding. Riders experience every facet of the country side while participating in these increasingly popular events, which attract riders from all over the country and even internationally.
For a real challenge, the Bicentennial National Trail is a wonderful opportunity for horse riders. The Trail, dreamed up by legendary horsemen R.M. Williams, stretches for 5,330 kilometres from Cooktown in Queensland down the eastern coast of Australia to Healesville, near Melbourne in Victoria.
The trail, which journeys through many climates and landscapes, is designed for self reliant, non-motorised trekking, so travellers can experience the remoteness and natural beauty of the outdoors. The trail allows its travellers to also enjoy a more basic and down to earth experience, as well as celebrating our cultural history.
The trail is divided into 12 sections, each detailed in a numbered guidebook. The trail passes through the Oberon region in sections 9 and 10, from Aberdeen to Jenolan Caves in the ninth section and from Jenolan Caves to Yaouk in the tenth. During these two sections, travellers can experience amazing areas including the Wollemi and Blue Mountains National Parks, Taralga, Crookwell and Gundaroo. For more information on the trail near the Oberon region please see The Bicentennial National Trail Guidebook Number 9 and 10.
For other information on where you can ride horses in surrounding national parks, call the National Parks and Wildlife office in Oberon.
Oberon is also the heart of many other horse riding activities, such as regular polocrosse and equestrian events, pony club for the keen young riders, and the annual campdraft and annual rodeo.