Experience Details

Situated on the foothills of the Snowy Mountains, you will find the beautiful Brooklyn Springs sheep and cattle farm.
Be prepared for the scenery which will take your breath away while mustering either sheep or cattle on horseback through the hills. Enjoy a real horse and cattle mustering experience watching the dogs work and help to move the livestock to their new paddocks.

For non-riders there is always a job to do, like fencing, planting trees, take the dogs swimming in the dam, go for bush walks, watch a working dog demo, bird watching or just kick back and enjoy the views. If you bring your kids, they will be busy feeding the goats, the chooks, collecting the eggs and hanging out with the resident pony, Cowboy.

Forgot your smart phone or laptop? No worries! This is where you will get a true break from technology and your “To Do” list not only because of all the great farm and horse riding activities which are waiting for you but because you are completely “off the grid”.

If you’re looking for 5 Star Accommodation or a Michelin Star Restaurant, this is not for you, but looking at 5 trillion stars and enjoying meals cooked over the campfire, this place is yours! You get to sleep in a working shearing shed in luxury swags, each having your own pen (room) or choose to take your Swags anywhere on the 932 acres and sleep under the stars.

An experience like no other where lifelong memories are made! So, it’s time to get ready for an authentic experience enjoying farm life how it used to be….good old fashioned fun and most important of all great horse riding!

At a glance

LOCATION:

Brungle, New South Wales

AIRPORT:

Canberra or Wagga Wagga

TYPE OF EXPERIENCE:

Cattle Station Experience

SEASON:

August - November and March - May

DURATION:

2.5 Days / 3 Nights

PRICING:

Starting at AUD 350 / Euro 220

LEVEL:

Novice, Intermediate and Advanced Riders

ACCOMMODATION STYLE:

Shearer's Quarter/"Luxury Swags"

FOOD OR DRINK:

All Meals included

ADDITIONAL NOTES:

BYOH - You can bring your own horse to this event. Ideal for individuals, one or two couples or families

What to expect

Day 1 Arrival
Arrive Thursday afternoon and get settled in. Meet Brooke, your host and guide. Explore the farm and meet the horses. Enjoy dinner cooked over the open camp fire.

Day 2
Wake to the sound of nature with no hurry to be anywhere, unless of course you want to watch the sunrise from high up on the hill. Following a hearty breakfast, saddle up and engage in moving some cattle. After lunch, enjoy watching a working cattle dog demonstration and in the afternoon join in and help with checking and fixing fences. In the evening, get ready to walk or be driven up the hill. Far up on the ridge, enjoy nibbles and a glass of wine and the most beautiful sunset.

Sit by the camp fire & toast marshmallows while your stew is cooking in the camp oven by the fire. Listen to the stories of the “Men and Women from Snowy River Country” or just gaze at the stars before you fall asleep.

Day 3
Following breakfast, pack your saddle bag and lunch and get ready for a day in the saddle. Depending on the season and the farm’s work agenda, you will be participating in cattle work and mustering throughout the whole day.

Enjoy a picnic lunch and have a snooze under one of these beautiful gumtrees before you continue your work and ride into the afternoon. Chances are that you will be able to spot some brumbies on the way.

In the evening, get ready to enjoy a true Aussie barbecue!

Day 3
Following breakfast you will have the chance to take your horse for another morning ride, before you will – unfortunately – have to say goodbye!

The Horses

You will be riding Australian stockhorses and quarter horses, all of them well-bred and trained as a cow horse to make your riding experience most enjoyable.

Brooke French

Join a great Australian horsewoman, campdrafter and farmer for a very special farm and horse riding experience where she shares her passion and love for the land, for the horses and for this beautiful part of the country she calls her own.

Your Guide

Included:

  • A great horse incl tack and all equipment
  • Your own personal guide for the duration of your stay
  • Accommodation in the Shearers’s Quarters in “Luxury Swags”.
  • Sunset Drive up to the ridge to watch the sunset with wine and nibbles
  • Dinner on the first night, three meals per day and breakfast on the day of departure

Transfer:
By rental car from Canberra or Wagga Wagga.

Not included:

  • Domestic or international flights from and to the destination
  • Transfer from and to the airport.

Prices and Dates

BYOH! You can also join this event with your own horse. Price will include an overnight yard for your horse.

Dates from Dates to Price Status
5th March 2020 8th March 2020 AUD 950 / Euro 595 per person Available
19th March 2020 22nd March 2020 AUD 950 / Euro 595 per Person all incl. Available
7th May 2020 10th May 2020 AUD 950 / Euro 595 per Person all incl. Available
25th June 2020 28th June 2020 AUD 950 / Euro 595 per Person all incl. Available
9th July 2020 12th July 2020 AUD 950 / Euro 595 per Person all incl. Available
3rd September 2020 6th September 2020 AUD 950 / Euro 595 per Person all incl. Available
15th October 2020 18th October 2020 AUD 950 / Euro 595 per Person all incl. Available
12th November 2020 15th November 2020 AUD 950 / Euro 595 per Person all incl. Available

Get in touch

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+61 (0) 418 613 930

email us

info@horsesandcattle.com

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