Do you have to have had ridden prior to joining a trail ride at Yarrabin?
No riding experience is required prior to riding at Yarrabin, but we do recommend a lesson before heading out on a 2-hour trail ride. This will give you the basics of horse control before being expected to do it out in the open.
If I have ridden before, is there an option to walk, trot and canter on the ride?
At Yarrabin we cater for all riding abilities and are able to manage a ride in such a way where people (if deemed capable) will be able to walk, trot and canter.
Is there a weight limit to ride at Yarrabin?
Our weight limit is 105kg for safety reason. However, this is adjustable to the discretion of the managers at Yarrabin. Our property is very hilly and rocky so this weight limit has our horse’s welfare in mind. We can allow for some heavier riders on our slower and more flat rides, so please mention this when making your booking.
What is the minimum age for riding?
The minimum age to join a guided trail ride is 8yrs of age. We have ponies available to hire for lead rides and this is for any children under the age of 8yrs. We also offer riding lessons to children aged 5yrs and older.
Is there a maximum age to ride?
There is no maximum age to ride at Yarrabin, however horse riding is a sport so you do need to be reasonably fit and healthy. If you have ridden throughout your life then you will find it easier to ride at an older age, if you have never ridden before then we don’t suggest beginning this at a senior age.
Do you have any gear that we can borrow to ride?
We have a large supply of helmets and boots for you to borrow at no extra charge. There are also some chaps to protect your lower leg from rubbing and also some long pants for anyone who comes un-prepared. You should wear enclosed shoes (preferably boots), long pants and a sun-safe top.
Do you staff have any formal training?
All our paid staff have their ‘working with children’ check, criminal check, first aid certificate and hold either a ‘trail ride leader’ or ‘trail ride assistant’ certification from the Australian Horse-Riding Centres Association.
Are there any other activities to do other than horse riding?
Yarrabin is a working sheep and cattle property so there are often animals around the homestead, and we can also organise a farm tour to view these animals. At the house there are also chickens, cats and dogs to play with. There are numerous walking trails throughout the bush, or bring your push bike and do them that way! It is also a nice walk down to the local café/pub. Many guests just enjoy the atmosphere here, so take the time to read a book, sit by the pool or play tennis.
Do the rooms come with linen and towels or do we bring our own?
All the beds come fully made with a top and bottom sheet, blanket and doona. The rooms also come with a towel for each guest and bathmats/hand towels/face wash for the private bathrooms.
How much is it to come visit Yarrabin?
Please visit our ‘Prices’ page for the breakdown of costs to stay at Yarrabin or email us for a personalised quote.
Is it possible to have exclusive use of Yarrabin for our group?
Yarrabin often has groups take over the whole place. You can either stay with our fully catered option or the self-catered package. Mid-week or weekends are available. Use of all facilities included.