High Country Horse Rides
The Victorian High Country combines some of the best Victoria has to offer in one region. From the Great Alpine Road to Beechworth’s Ned Kelly connections, skiing and wineries there is something for everyone. But the real action happens in and around Mansfield. The home of Victoria’s traditional cattlemen and High Country horse rides.
Horsemanship has long been a way of life in the region, originally when settling the region in the 1870’s and right up to today. Horseback is still the most effective way to get around many areas in the region. Buckle Up Bushrides comes out of three generations of running horseback tours and high country horse rides, with your hosts, Paul and Shelly, who know the secret trails and scenic hideaways better than anyone.
While cattlemen still farm the region the boom in Victorian tourism has allowed operators like ourselves to be able to show off the countryside we have fallen in love with, and the only way to see it all is… you guessed it, from the back of a horse.
Horse Riding Mansfield
Mansfield is the home of horsemanship in Victoria. About 2.5 hours outside of Melbourne this township of about 5000 people has plenty to offer. However the area around Mansfield is where the real action happens. Buckle Up Bushrides is located just outside the township of Merrijig in the beautiful rolling hills of the Boorolite valley which is one of the most exciting places to explore in all of Victoria.
There is no better place to explore in Victoria than this region. And there is no better way to discover the area, and your inner cattleman than by trying horse riding in Mansfield and beyond, into the great dividing range.