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 Equestrian Handler/Instructor. Sessions can include grooming, saddling and riding.
Parents and guardians are encouraged to stay and watch.
A one-hour session is $150 per hour (minimum 1 hour).
The minimum age is 6 years old. We ask that all participants wear long pants and closed-toe shoes, helmets, horse brushes, horse leads and halters, horse yarding, toilet, shelter and viewing area for carers are provided.
Our 1 Hour Horse Riding Experience Sessions focuses on ensuring our customers are safe and have fun on and around a trusted quiet horse, in an enclosed arena and/or horse yard.
We strictly ensure a strong safe environment. Safety is the number one priority.
We currently offer this on a working horse 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 are only a 1-hour drive from Melbourne’s CBD, near Healesville, in the Yarra Valley.
- Check the booking calendar on this page
- Availability may change.
- To 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.
COSTS: $150 per person
OUR SAFETY RECORD – We are one of Australia’s safest horse riding operations. 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 are very dedicated to keeping this impeccable record and our practices reflect this experience.
OUR HORSE ROTATION POLICY – We have around 25 quiet riding horses. Some of these horses are very big and some are smaller.
Like people, horses can 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.
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