New England Region – New South Wales

There is no other reason to come to this region than to indulge in your hobby and live your passion of riding horses, see horses perform at their highest level and enjoy meeting and training with the best horsemen and horsewomen Australia has to offer – period.

Driving up from the Hunter Valley, taking the Northern Inland route from Newcastle to Singleton, Scone, Tamworth, Armidale and way up to Warwick, you can see why so many of Australia’s great horse trainers, clinicians and equestrian associations call this area their home. This is great horse and cattle country and true campdrafting, stockmanship and horsemanship territory. If you are engaged in a horse business have a passion for horses and want to train with and learn from the best, this is where you come to.

Make sure you mark the Landmark Classic Campdrafting and Auction in your calendar. This is the most action-packed week of Campdrafting and the place where you can for a period of four days, attend a horse auction where over 600 horses are sold.

It’s actually the town of Scone who claims they are the horse capital of the Australia, but with the home of the AELEC it seems Tamworth is always one step ahead. The Australian Equine and Livestock Events Centre (AELEC) is the state-of-the-art equine facility in Australia which attracts not only the major campdrafting, western disciplines and horsemanship events and horse auctions but also brings to the region the legendary horsemen and clinicians who share their knowledge and passion with riders from all over the world.

And don’t worry about the cattle. There is plenty of great cattle country all around to find your beast (cattle) and test your skills and we’ll make sure you get a few more go’s at mustering cattle.

Airport:

Tamworth, Newcastle, Sydney

Must See/Do in the area:

Everything horse and equestrian

Best time to travel:

All year round

Horse Events:

Early February: Landmark Classic Campdraft and Sale
End of February: Australian Stock Horse Society National Championships
April: Australian Quarter Horse Association National Championships
May: NCHA Tamarang Cutting Futurity

Experiences in New England Region – New South Wales

Waterloo Station – Cattle Station Adventure with Jay Charnock

4 - 5 Days and Weekends | Intermediate and Advanced Riders

Guided by Australia's most renowned stockmen and campdrafters, a small group of accomplished riders will ride and get engaged in some real life cattle station work. Today this is a 4000 acres working cattle and sheep property and whilst you can join in the action you don’t have to forego any of the luxuries when it comes to accommodation and enjoying some of the best regional foods and wines.

Markdale – Long Riding Weekend

3.5 Days / 4 Nights | Intermediate and Advanced Riders

Located on the Southern Tablelands of New South Wales, Markdale Station is rich in history and offers an out-of-the ordinary experience to fire up the senses of horse enthusiasts. Guided by Australia’s best trainers and stockmen you will explore 6300 acres of beautiful horse riding country and enjoy a horse riding adventure of a lifetime.

Markdale – Cattle and Sheep Station Riding Week

4.5 Days / 5 Nights | Intermediate and Advanced Riders

Located on the Southern Tablelands of New South Wales, Markdale Station is rich in history and offers an out-of-the ordinary experience to fire up the senses of horse enthusiasts. Guided by Australia’s best trainers and stockmen you will explore 6300 acres of beautiful horse riding country and enjoy a horse riding adventure of a lifetime.

Waterloo Station – Cattle Station Riding Adventure with Codie Law

4 Days / 5 Nights and Long Riding Weekends | Intermediate and Advanced Riders

Here you can ride your heart out, get your hands dirty by participating in some real life cattle station work and train and ride along Australia’s best stockmen and campdrafters. Today this is a 4000 acres working cattle and sheep property and whilst you can join in the action you don’t have to forego any of the luxuries when it comes to accommodation and enjoying some of the best regional foods and wines.

Waterloo Luxury Weekend Experience

2.5 Days / 3 Nights | Intermediate and Advanced Riders

Driving through the gates of Waterloo Station you will feel of how it must have been to live in a pastoralist mansion a couple hundred years ago and you can now enjoy a real luxury horse and cattle station experience and relive history in beautiful surroundings. Waterloo is a delightful place to relax and enjoy the pristine surrounds of this historical property.