Horse Riding

Horse Riding Sydney

Situated just 1 hour north of the Sydney CBD, 20 minutes from Hornsby or Gosford and 1 hour south of Newcastle. Hidden Valley offers some of the best horse riding facilities close to Sydney.

Our horse trail rides take you through the  surrounding Ourimbah State Forests with creek crossings (weather permitting), shaded rainforest and ridgeline pathways.

For the more experienced horse rider we boast our own Western arena, round arena, Dressage arena plus show-jumping and eventing courses. These are available for hire. For rates, click here.


We conduct many horse riding and handling events which build confidence and competence in beginners and experienced riders alike.

Horse Riding Sydney


Horse Trail Rides

Located at the head of  Ourimbah Creek. Hidden Valley offers many kilometres of bliss on horseback.

Our popular 40 Acres bush horse trail ride is an ideal introduction to horse riding. It gives you the experience of getting on and off a horse and riding one of these beautiful animals along a bushland track. No previous horse riding experience is necessary.

As we must ride at the level of the least experienced rider, the 40 Acres bush horse trail ride is a walk-only ride unless everyone in the group wishes to try some slow trotting. Our experienced wranglers will show you the basics of riding before the ride commences.

The 40 Acres bush trail ride takes approx 60 minutes and suits people with limited time and horse riding ability. Horse trail rides are generally only available for those staying at Hidden Valley unless by prior arrangement.

Horse Days

For the more casual rider, the  monthly Horse Day is ideal for instruction in multiple disciplines.(Members Only)

Horse Camps

Our Horse Camps are held during school holidays – numbers permitting. (Members only)


The Hidden Valley One Day Event is not to be missed. Over two days of dressage, show jumping and cross country, we host in excess of 160 riders to a top class competition. Held twice a year this event is one of our major highlights.


Course HireHidden Valley One Day Event - ODE

Hidden Valley is a great venue to train and take instruction. Our equestrian facilities include:

  • Dressage Arena 20m x 60m
  • Show Jumping Area
  • Western Arena 30m x 80m
  • 2.4 km Cross Country Course from Encourager to Pre-Novice
  • Round yard, pens, wash facilities.

Contact the manager for course hire information: