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Address: 296 Three Chain Road, Mansfield, Victoria 3724, Australia
Phone Number: 03 5777 3552
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Description: We offer horse trail rides in the high country starting from our family...
We offer horse trail rides in the high country starting from our family farm. Our rides vary in length from 1 hour through to 5 days. Many of our rides visit the famous jump scene from the Man from Snowy River movie and we often see much wild life. Feature rides include a winery ride, 2 day and 5 day luxury rides. We are open 7 days a week all year round.
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Great fun... :-)

Haven't ridden a horse in 27 years, so it was really lovely to have three hours to enjoy the ride. Everything run smoothly and our 2 horses (Johnny & Boo) were great.. Give it a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 6, 2015
MrMike1967
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Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Haven't ridden a horse in 27 years, so it was really lovely to have three hours to enjoy the ride. Everything run smoothly and our 2 horses (Johnny & Boo) were great.. Give it a go...you'll love it! Just prepare for the sore legs & Bottoms the day after... LOL

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Michael_and_Sally, Owner at Watson's Mountain Country Trail Rides - Day Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your ride. We are pleased you had a great time and hope to see you back. More 

Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Recently completed the 5 day Gourmet ride. Cannot speak highly enough of this experience. Thank you Michael and Jess for your good humour, professionalism and can do attitude. I particularly liked that Michael cares for his horses who were all in good condition and not one pulled up lame on what was a full on ride, covering 30 kms on... More 

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Michael_and_Sally, Owner at Watson's Mountain Country Trail Rides - Day Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your ride with us. We are so pleased you had an enjoyable time. Warm regards Michael, Sally and the team at Watson's. More 

Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
17 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 via mobile

as 1 of us having ridden many years and the other a complete novice we were unsure how we would go. With the guidance of Wil, Karen, Bawon and Michael we were riding like pros in no time, well would you believe able to stay on a horse, trot and canter up a hill. The accomodation was rustic and full... More 

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Michael_and_Sally, Owner at Watson's Mountain Country Trail Rides - Day Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your experience, we really appreciate it. We are so pleased you had a great time and we look forward to welcoming you back. Warm regards from Michael, Sally and the team at Watson's More 

Melbourne, Australia
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84 reviews 84 reviews
27 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Haven't ridden a horse in years, so it was really great to have three hours to enjoy the mountains and valleys of Mansfield. Watsons ran things very smoothly and the horses were lovely. Everyone felt comfortable with the pace, mostly sauntering along, and only trotting or cantering if you were happy to and after careful explanation of how to do... More 

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Michael_and_Sally, Owner at Watson's Mountain Country Trail Rides - Day Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your experience, we really appreciate it. We are so pleased you had a great time and we look forward to welcoming you back. Warm regards from Michael, Sally and the team at Watson's More 

Melbourne, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

2 DAY 2 NIGHT HOWQUA VALLEY RIDE was the best weekend I could possibly hoped for! Weather was beautiful, driving up to Mansfield was relaxing, accommodation in bunk beds was awesome, bringing back childhood memories; camp fire at night under the stars and John playing guitar, Ian making sure everyone is happy and Mick feeding us well was all part... More 

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Michael_and_Sally, Owner at Watson's Mountain Country Trail Rides - Day Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your experience, we really appreciate it. We are so pleased you had a great time and we look forward to welcoming you back. Warm regards from Michael, Sally and the team at Watson's More 

2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Just did the 3D/3N Howqua River Ride. Was apprehensive at first taking two teenagers who have never ridden before but they were still beaming on day 3 so I think this trip was a real hit. The accommodation, Howqua Valley Views was fantastic and Ian, the host very accommodating. The girls weren't too impressed at no internet but they did... More 

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Michael_and_Sally, Owner at Watson's Mountain Country Trail Rides - Day Tours, responded to this review

Hi Cherie, Thank you for taking the time to review your ride with us and thank you for the fabulous feedback. We look forward to welcoming you back!! Warm regards Michael, Sally and the team at Watsons. More 

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

The weekend just gone 21st to 23rd November, 2014 was the greatest experience I have had horse riding. Not only was it great to meet such lovely new people and share many laughs, it is a place that welcomed friends and families of all ages and most of all with all levels of riding experience. The horses are simply beautiful... More 

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Michael_and_Sally, Owner at Watson's Mountain Country Trail Rides - Day Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback for your ride it is really appreciated by us. We are so pleased you had a great time and look forward to welcoming you back. All the best from Michael, Sally and the team at Watson's More 

Albury, Australia
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48 reviews 48 reviews
11 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

We have just had the best weekend away for a very long time. I have fulfilled a dream of sitting on the back of a horse and feeling in semi control. Having very little experience around horses I was a bit apprehensive about two days of horseback riding. Michael, Sally and their team made the whole weekend an absolute joy.... More 

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Michael_and_Sally, Owner at Watson's Mountain Country Trail Rides - Day Tours, responded to this review

Thanks Alan for your great review, we really appreciate you taking the time to do so. We look forward to welcoming you back in May. Warm regards Michael, Sally and the team at Watson's. More 

Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

I had an amazing weekend horse riding through Victoria's high country. The scenery was spectacular, and it was so lovely to meet everyone there. I fell in love with Mitch (my horse), Poppy & Rusty (the two friendly dogs at the picturesque rustic accommodation in Howqua Valley) and had a fantastic weekend. The staff were all wonderful, the atmosphere was... More 

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Michael_and_Sally, Owner at Watson's Mountain Country Trail Rides - Day Tours, responded to this review

Hi Danica, Thanks so much for reviewing your ride, we really appreciate you taking the time to do so. It was a pleasure having you there and we hope to see you back here one day. Warm regards Michael, Sally and the crew at Watson's. More 

Bendigo, Australia
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We enjoyed the 2 day ride with Michael and his fantastic staff. My wife and I had put this off for awhile, as we are both novice riders. Michael and the crew could not have been more accommodating to all regardless of ability. The weather and scenery was nothing short of spectacular. We had a ball on the Saturday night... More 

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Michael_and_Sally, Owner at Watson's Mountain Country Trail Rides - Day Tours, responded to this review

Thanks John for your great feedback it is really appreciated that you have taken the time to do so. Look forward to welcoming you back. Michael, Sally and the team at Watson's More 

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