High Country Trails

High Country Trails, Normanville: Address, Phone Number, High Country Trails Reviews: 3.5/5

High Country Trails
3.5
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3.5
13 reviews
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Treedoc13
Adelaide, Australia51 contributions
A fun attraction
Dec 2020 • Family
We book in for our kids birthdays and have always had a great time. The horses are quiet and well trained and the route is scenic and peaceful. Plenty of instruction is given as each horse has its own personality. A must when in Normanville. 👍
Written December 26, 2020
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Georgia D
2 contributions
Poor
Nov 2020 • Couples
Terrible! Don't do it to the poor horses. The trails are rough, and the horses have to do them 3 times a day and the staff are nothing but rude and inconsiderate. One staff member kept reaffirming that horses are stupid & the owner was nothing but rude. The horses have to stand outside all day everyday without any shelter and apparently they do not have enough money to feed all their horses (according to a staff member). So rude & dodgy, old gear (espically helmets) & robot horses. Please do not provide this company with business, unless you enjoy animal abuse.
Written November 7, 2020
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Deb m
Adelaide54 contributions
Extremely Disappointed. Unsafe
Jan 2020
Wouldn't reccomend for children. The "pony" ride was a horse ride. Inexperienced and abusive staff. Grandson had to jump off to my daughter as horse was rearing up and he almost certainly would have been thrown. Staff blaming other daughter for " not walking it properly". Then said horse was in pain from a bite. Reluctantly, Tried again with other grandson with staff close by. Same thing happened. This time blamed the car and bike noise??? To top it off staff verbally abused the 9 year old. Disgusting. Never again
Written January 14, 2020
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Janette S
12 contributions
Beach ride was a absolute highlight
Oct 2019
Horse riding with the most capable Karen, she made us feel comfortable and safe.. the ride through the sand dunes and beach will never be forgotten what a fantastic experience. Two hours flew past so quickly. Thanks to my lovely horse “Jack” .
Written October 13, 2019
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John O
6 contributions
Established 1969
Jan 2019 • Business
I just stumbled across this and wanted to add how proud I am at the History of this establishment.

In 1969, as a Brother a little concerned that my Young Brother needed to settle down a bit :), and knowing that he had a Passion for Training Racehorses but was Single and broke as we always are at the Young Ages, the Property that saw the start of Young Bart Cummings and the Melbourne Cup Winner, Comic Court who broke Pharlaps record. Comic Courts Parents are buried down the back Paddock, in the same Grave and they have Legs entwined together.

There have been over 200,000 Clients through High Country Trails and they have not lost a single Soul. Something of an achievement considering that 75% of all Riders, have NOT been on a Horse.

This establishment, pioneered 'Holidays on Horseback' Australia wide and back in my Day, ran 2,3 & 4 Day Pack Horse Tours to the HIgh Country and down to Tunkalilla Beach on the South Ocean side.

It is still owned and run by my Brother.
Written January 19, 2019
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Pamelaza
Adelaide, Australia17 contributions
Rushed
Mar 2018
Taking my daughter and two grandaughters for a ride on the beach for a birthday gift was an exciting prospect, however we arrived to a very disorganised and hassled owner. I felt that the instructions given to the beginners was very rushed and poor and, at one stage, a few of the horses shied when a group of boys raced by on their skateboards while going through the caravan park. The owner didn't even turn around to check that everyone was OK. Unimpressed!
Written May 28, 2018
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Fishesm
Salt Lake City21 contributions
Unexpectedly terrific!
Mar 2018 • Family
We let our daughters, ages 9 and 11, choose one activity on the Fleurieu Peninsula and this was it. Mom and Dad were initially lukewarm on the idea, but we all enjoyed ourselves immensely. Riding a horse on the beach under the brilliant blue Australian skies is a pinch-yourself moment that you'll never forget. Don't be put off by reviews criticizing the instructor. She's strict on purpose -- her job is to keep you safe! -- but she's perfectly friendly, and even took a dozen photos for us. Thanks for a great day!
Written March 6, 2018
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Liana T
Adelaide, Australia12 contributions
Fantastic experience
Oct 2017 • Family
It was a fantastic experience, my first time on a horse and managed to stay in control all the time, with lots of winging but great instructor! I will do it again!
Written February 23, 2018
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elle87975
Adelaide, Australia127 contributions
Great Day Out
Sep 2017 • Couples
Such a fun day out, have never been horse riding before and the instructions you are given before you go out riding are very clear and concise. The horses are just beautiful and its a great two hours. Will be back again!
Written September 13, 2017
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Sumeet A
Adelaide, Australia25 contributions
Very Good
Dec 2016 • Friends
Being a beginner, I was instructed well. I rode a retired race horse Rueben. Full sleeves and pants are recommended as you will pass many bushes. Also,consider taking fly mask; thousands of them around. Give your self some extra time, we were late by 1.15 hours. Over all a very good experience.
Written December 16, 2016
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