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Watson’s Mountain Country Trail Rides
Discover the beauty of the Victorian High Country made famous by the movie 'The Man from Snowy River'. Join family owned Watson's Mountain Country Trail Rides on a trail ride through this spectacular country side.
Watson's Mountain Country Trail Rides is operated by Michael and Sally Watson. Michael began riding almost as soon as he could walk, and is the second generation in his family to saddle up the horses and guide visitors deep into 'Man from Snowy River' country, including the famous jump scene from the movie. Sally also began riding as a child, and is an expert polo-cross player who has represented Victoria in this sport.
Michael's family have lived on a 730 acre farm adjoining the High Country for 50 years, and are close friends with the fifth generation of farming families who settled in this region in the 1870s. Michael has roamed the hills with these mountain cattlemen countless times, and developed much of his vast local knowledge from them.
Michael and Sally's tours take place throughout the Victorian High Country. They are suitable for beginners and experienced riders. You can choose from day trips to extended 3 and 7 nights trail rides. Alternatively, Michael will customise an itinerary including 4wd and helicopter options to explore the magnificent High Country.
Watson's Mountain Country Trail Rides is one of only two businesses in Australia with accreditation from the Association of Horsemanship Standards and Education, which sets the world's highest safety standards.