Driving into Kimo (Ky-mo) means you are entering one of the hubs of Horses & Cattle Australia, where everything is waiting for you to follow your passion of riding horses in an environment that’s so beautiful to die for.
This is a 7000 acre working sheep and cattle farm. It is one of the oldest properties in this region and its history is filled with interesting people. From illegitimate French royalty to legitimate Australian royalty the history of Kimo is a fascinating tale, and especially interesting is the obvious power that existed in the emerging colony in agriculture and land ownership that brought simple farmers to be in elevated positions of power, fraternising with politicians and even Governors, all on the lawns of Kimo Estate. All of these tales make for fascinating discussions around the dinner table or camp fire with the owners of Kimo, the Ferguson Family, Dave and Emilia our hosts who have opened up and will share their beautiful property for us to enjoy.
Kimo is an aboriginal name for “mountains” and makes reference to the large hills of the now Kimo Range. The name was adopted by the squatters that arrived in the district who arrived, even before the first Explorer, Charles Sturt passed through. In Sturt’s journal he declared that the river “banks were too precipitous, and the ranges too abrupt”, forcing them to cross to the southern side of the river.
We can guarantee that you will love everything about Kimo, the riding country, the area, the beautiful accommodation its people and of course the horses.