Day Time Riding Adventures
If you love horses...
If you would love to spend time riding and caring for a horse as your own, we have plenty of day time riding adventures for you to choose from!
At Saddle Camp you’ll have your own beautiful, gentle and well-mannered horse for as long as you're here. You’ll have an assistant on the ground to give you tips along the way, and there are Trophies & Rosettes awarded for the competitions. We’ll make sure you learn loads, and have heaps of fun too!
Boys are very welcome! Parents & little brothers & sisters are very welcome to stay and play, or they can leave you here and have their own fun elsewhere!
And if you have your own horse or pony and would like to bring it along to ride in any of these adventures, it's half the price.
You can choose from:
MINI ADVENTURE RIDE
A great introduction to the wonderful world of horse riding. We introduce you to your horse and make sure you're comfortable before heading out on an escorted 25 minute ride through the bush, looking out for wild native animals. Stop at the dam and let your horse have a drink. If you feel confident, try a trot (or even a canter!). Recommended for riders 2 years and over.
Available every day Just $25.00 per rider
PICNIC TRAIL RIDE
Choose your horse and head out on a scenic 5 km bush ride. Look out for wild native animals, pop over some jumps (optional!), and try a gallop (or canter, or trot - your call). Take a break on the ride with a quick picnic - Rob's awesome Chocolate Brownies (or we can pack other food if you're gluten or lactose intolerant). During the ride you'll hear many stories of the area’s history. Recommended for children 6 years and over.
Wednesdays (10 am to 12 noon) and Sundays (9.30 to 11.30 am) $90.00 per rider
Take a relaxing ride down to the Bombay Swimming Holes on the Shoalhaven River. Cool down with a swim or explore the old gold-fields and snack on afternoon tea before riding back. Recommended for children 5 years and over.
Wednesdays and Mondays (1 pm to 4 pm, or help unsaddle & put horses away and finish at 4.30 pm) $90.00 per rider
A great way to learn more about caring for horses. Learn how to groom a horse, saddle-up and how to ride. Learn how to drive a pony and cart. Practice your new skills in a mini-gymkhana, learn about the points of the horse. And at the end of the day, receive a Trophy or Rosette! Lunch & morning tea included. Recommended for children 6 years and over.
Tuesdays and Saturdays (9.30 am to 3.30 pm) $145.00 per rider
A day full of fun on horseback! Learn new riding skills and put them into action. Practice riding the Ball & Racket Race, Diamond Flag Race, Barrel Race, Bending Race, Bend Bar Aft, Bounce Pony and Candy Steady. At the end of the day receive a Trophy or Rosette! Lunch is included too. Recommended for riders 6 years and over.
Thursdays (10 am to 2 pm) and Mondays (9 am to 1 pm) $105.00 per rider
A little more serious - Learn the basics of dressage: Learn how to groom a pony and how to plait up a pony’s mane and present the pony for showing. Compete in a leading class, a riding class, a dressage test and jumping competition. And after the serious riding is over, finish off with some crazy fun party games on horseback. At the end of the day, receive a Trophy or Rosette! Lunch is included. Recommended for 6 years and over.
Fridays (10 am to 4 pm) and Sundays (11.30 am to 4 pm) $110.00 per rider
I would like to thank you for such a great day my kids, Ashley and Phoebe, had when they attended your Horsemanship Day earlier this year. I’ve been meaning to let you know that I thought you were so well organised with your well behaved ponies. My girls had a fantastic day. The ponies were great and so much information was given. My kids learnt so much in one day in a safe and fun environment. You are a credit to your business and I hope you do well with it. Hope you and your family and those great ponies have a wonderful Christmas, Leah.
Dear Helen, Rob, Blake, Dexter, Comet, Cupid, Chico, Red, Cindy & Douglas, Though Douglas has only been here a few months, I would like to thank you for all the opportunities – the past opportunities and the upcoming opportunities to be able to ride at the Saddle Camp!!! What I have done so far has been so much fun. I can’t wait for more! Lots of Love, your Horse Crazy Friend Millie.
Dear Helen, Comet, Cupid, Chico and Jasper, I had a lovely time at Saddle Camp on Chico and Comet. And enjoyed riding them. I love horses and it has been my biggest dream to have one. Now, thanks to you I have realised that horses take more work so I don’t bother my mum or dad any more. I am really looking forward to coming back to Saddle Camp, from Jacqui
Once again thank you for a very special day on Saturday. Elody has been talking about it ever since and she is most proud about the trophy. She has taken it to school today for show and tell. Also, she drew this and she'd like to give it to you next time we visit. We'll definitely be back but in case we forget the drawing here it is now :) - Ilaria
Hi Helen, I just wanted to thank you for a wonderful day on Sunday. Amryn had a fantastic time and now wants her own pony. We will definitely see you again. - Yma Carnell
Though we run these camps every day of the year, places are very limited as we have a maximum of 6 riders. So call or email Helen as soon as you can on
0417 456 093 or [email protected].
Between us, we’ll make sure we choose an adventure and horse that your child will LOVE.