Horse Riding

There are several alternative ways to get out into the High Country and the most atmospheric is on horseback, just like the mountain's early pioneers.

Saddle up and explore Mt Stirling like the Man from Snowy River, roaming freely along mountain ridges and through wide-open fields. You can even join a guided tour with one of the local horsemen.  Horse riding is available outside of the winter period only.

Horse Riding activities on Mt Stirling are permitted between 1 November and 30 April each year. There are lots of fantastic rides for all ages and abilities, including trips to Craig's Hut and summit tours. Day trips and overnight horse rides are also available.

Please note: A number of trails on Mt Stirling are shared by walkers, mountain bikers and horses. Always give way to others - other trail users have the same rights as you. Anticipate other trail users around corners or in blind spots. When you do come across other trail users let them know you’re coming – a friendly greeting is considerate and works well.

Tours operators conduct rides:

McCormacks Mountain Valley Trail Rides
Tel: 03 5777 5542

Hidden Trails
Tel: 03 5776 9867

High Country Horses
Tel: 03 5777 5590

Buckle Up Bush Rides
Tel: 0402 103 234

Download Fact Sheet: Horse Trail Riding in the Mansfield High Country, Mt Stirling Area

The Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) have created a Fact Sheet to assist you if you're planning on holding a club event or saddling up and bringing some friends to horse ride around Mt Stirling, Mansfield State Forest or the Alpine National Park.