Chum Creek Horse Rides & Huts offer a one-hour horse riding experience to cater for our younger customers, introducing them to horses in a safe and supervised manner. Provided in each session is one horse, carefully picked to ensure their suitability and one experienced Equestrian Handler. Sessions can include grooming, saddling and riding, and parents and guardians are encouraged to stay and watch.
A one-hour session is $150 per hour (minimum 1 hour) and includes one horse and one experienced Equestrian Handler. The minimum age is 6 years old. We ask that all participants wear long pants and closed-toe shoes, helmets are provided.
Our 1 Hour Horse-Riding Experience Sessions focuses on ensuring our customers are safe and has fun on and around a trusted quiet horse, in an enclosed arena and/or horse yard.
We strictly ensure a strong safe environment, as the number one priority.
Horses do not see abilities or disabilities, they accept you just as you are.
We currently offer guests these 1 Hour Horse-Riding Experience Sessions on a large farm environment surrounded by the mountains and State Forests. This tranquillity of rural life, coupled with tailored Sessions allows time to commune with nature and time for quiet relaxation. We offer this only 1 hours drive from Melbourne’s CDB, near Healesville.
We provide all our guests need for a safe and fun Equine Facilitated Support Session, including helmet, brushes, horse leads and halters, horse yarding, toilets, shelter and viewing area for carers.
- Rides are on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 10am, 11.30am and 1pm. Saturdays 11.30am and 1pm
- To find availability and book please book and pay directly through our website.
- The cost is $150 per hour session (minimum 1 hour).
- We also offer various accommodation options. Look at our accommodation page for further information.
OUR SAFETY RECORD – We can confidently say we are Australia’s safest horse riding operation. The principal (qualified with a Bachelors Degree in Teaching and a Bachelors Degree in Applied Science – Psychology), has personally taken over 8,000 guests on horse rides with not one ambulance call out to the guests.
We strictly and seriously want to keep this impeccable record and our practices reflect this experience.
OUR HORSE ROTATION POLICY – We have over 25 quiet riding horses. Some of these horses are very big and some are smaller.
Like people, horses get tired of their job. We have a large number of horses to ensure each horse is rested and rotated to ensure each horse is ‘fresh’ and keen to do its job. Beware of other providers that have small teams of horses, as all horses get tired and that’s when accidents can happen.
COSTS: $150 per person
NOTE: HELMETS PROVIDED. PLEASE WEAR LONG PANTS AND CLOSED-TOED SHOES. (NO SHORTS OR SANDALS PLEASE.)
WEIGHT LIMIT – 95kg : For the welfare of our horses, Chum Creek Horse Rides enforces a rider weight limit of 95kg.
WEATHER: Horse Trail Rides go out ‘INDEPENDENT OF WEATHER’.
Chum Creek Horse Rides provide drizabone coats. It is up to the discretion of the Senior Trail Riding Guide at the horse yards to cancel a ride.
If Chum Creek Horse Rides & Huts cancel a ride, options will be provided such as; Full Refund or a Credit/Choice of alternative times/days.
Chum Creek Horse Rides & Huts only take small groups on our horse trail rides, and as such, we knock back customers for many rides.
CUSTOMER SHORT NOTICES: If a customer cancels their booking at short notice (less than 5 days notice), then a refund or a reschedule will not be provided if the vacancy is not filled.
LATE or 'NO-SHOW' CUSTOMER: If a customer is late or is a 'no show', then a refund or a reschedule will not be provided.
ADDRESS: 221 Heath Road, Chum Creek, Victoria, Australia.
Go to the end of Heath Road until you see big horse-riding signs. Drive another 200m and meet and park at the horse yards.
Chum Creek Horse Rides & Huts are only 1 hours drive from Melbourne’s CBD.
BOOKINGS: BOOKING ESSENTIAL. CALL 0407 326 276, or book online