Contact Us

Horse Riding
0428 943 441
info@darkesforestranch.com.au

Agistment
0409 943 441
boarding@darkesforestranch.com.au

Saddlery
02 4294 3453
saddlery@darkesforestranch.com.au

Address
448 Darkes Forest Road,
Darkes Forest, NSW 2508

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Family owned and operated

Darkes Forest Riding Ranch and Boarding stables 30 min South of Sydney, 30 min north of Wollongong was established in 1971. 

For over 40 years our family owned and operated horse riding ranch, set in native bushland is a great place to enjoy a horse ride or a horse riding lesson. 

We have experienced ride leaders and instructors that are keen to share their love of horses with people of all ages and experience levels. 

There are activities and classes designed especially for children.  We also offer lessons for beginners and advanced riders of all ages. We cater for both horse ride and pony ride birthday parties.

We have a kiosk on site, so stay for lunch or have a coffee and read the paper.

We’re open 7days a week, all year round [except Christmas Day] Come and ride with us today.

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We want to make your visit with us fun!

We offer the following facilities:

  • Barbecue and picnic facilities
  • A gift shop -- purchase that special shirt, hat or other gift to take a bit of Darkes Forest home with you!
  • Ample parking
  • Helmets provided for all riders
  • Agistment facilities
  • Enclosed footwear required on property at all times

DARKES FOREST RANCH & COVID-19

*DUE TO CURRENT GOVERNMENT RESTRICTIONS WE ARE CURRENTLY CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC FROM JULY 10th 2021

WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU ALL AGAIN ONCE STAY AT HOME ORDERS CEASE IN GREATER SYDNEY 

Thanks to wonderful friends the 54 school horses have been kept fed and healthy while in lockdown through the generous support provided via

 https://au.gofundme.com/f/help-keep-darkes-forest-riding-school-alive?utm_source=customer&utm_medium=copy_link_all&utm_campaign=p_cp+share-sheet

Upon Return to Trading rest assured;

·        Increased frequency of cleaning touch points throughout the venue, including pens, tables, horse tack, point of sale, door handles and other areas;
·        Hand sanitiser stations have been set up at reception and eating area, and additional stations will be added throughout the Ranch as required;
·        Stronger cleaning protocols and workplace hygiene procedures have been implemented;
·        No employees will be allowed at work showing flu-like symptoms.

How can you assist?

  • Masks are currently Mandatory until exercising or eating. Please wear your mask to the Ranch
  • It is a condition of entry that you Check In with Service NSW App
  • Please follow your own local area guidelines regarding leave orders
    ·        We ask that all visitors evaluate their own health prior to visiting the Ranch. If you feel unwell or show any flu-like symptoms, please stay at home;
    ·        Please remain at home if you have been in contact with any person who has been diagnosed with, or shown symptoms of, COVID-19.

    We encourage all visitors and guests whilst attending the Ranch, to follow the below guidelines to maintain safe hygiene practices;

    ·        Regularly and thoroughly wash and clean your hands for 20 seconds, and utilise the hand sanitiser stations throughout the property;
    ·        Maintain a distance of 1.5m from other guests where possible;
    ·        Avoid physical contact when greeting others;