*UPDATE: Since this story was published, Barossa Horse Riding has ceased its trail riding operations*
It’s a crisp, sunny day. In front of you is the picturesque Southern Barossa Valley. Perhaps you’re with a loved one, perhaps it’s a close mate. Best of all, you’re sitting atop a trusty horse and a glass of red/white/sparkling awaits you. That’s right – you’re out with Barossa Horse Riding.
The owner of the company is avid horse rider Bridgette Hasting, who grew up in a winemaking family in the historic Hoffnungsthall Valley. Hasting conceptualised Barossa Horse Riding as a chance to give punters the opportunity to tour the Valley via horseback, and learn more about the Shiraz vines on her sprawling family property.
Trail rides are led by expert guides and paced according to rider capability. On arrival, a guide will match you to your horse and teach you to steer, and most importantly, stop. Once all party members are comfortable, a ride through some of the most beautiful vineyards and fields in the Barossa will begin. Choose the Platter and Wine trail ride and you’ll dismount at the top of a hill for a magnificent view of the Southern Barossa whilst enjoying a tasting platter and your choice of wine.
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