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

Online Enquiry

* Required fields

What We Offer

 

Trail Riding from $70*

Enjoy the Aussie bush as you've never experienced it -- from horseback!

We have honest, reliable horses, experienced trail leaders, and beautiful bushland for you to ride through. You can choose from a half-hour, hour, or hour and a half horse ride. Or you can combine your horse ride with one of our terrific package tours -- they're great value, and lots of fun!

We also Welcome Large Groups

*30 minute Ranch Trail

Riding Lessons from $90*

Riding is more fun when you know how!

Our instructors are eager to help you and your children learn in a safe, supportive environment. We match you with a horse that's right for your skill and confidence level, and we always make safety our first priority.

Saturday and Sunday are the main lesson days, but weekday lessons are available by appointment.

Private, semi-private and group lessons can be a trail lesson or an arena lesson, or a combination. Please note that trail lessons are only available to riders age 7 and older.

*30 minute private riding lesson

Day Camps from $160

During school holidays, we offer a fun and exciting opportunity for your children. What child wouldn't love the chance to learn about, take care of, and ride a horse for a whole day?

Group and private day camps are available; both run from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., and include lunch, morning tea, drinks, horse hire, instruction, and a special package at the end of the day. (If you need to drop your child off earlier or pick them up later, please arrange this with us prior to the day.)

Deposit Required

 

Private Group Day Camps $200 per rider

These special private group which must have 4+ students. These are great for birthdays and students that have done the group day camp many times. These camps can be booked any day of the week. 

Deposit Required

Pony Play Camps from $115

Pony Play Camps are half day camps catering for children aged 5 to 7 years. These camps start at 9am and finish at 12.00pm. Cost is $110.00 which includes horse hire, instruction, morning tea and a Certificate of Participation. Numbers are limited so as to keep the groups smaller for the littlies. Pony Play Camps are run Tuesdays & Thursdays in the School Holidays.

Deposit required

Contact us for more details.  

Ranch Birthday Parties

 

Pony Party

The Perfect Party for Ages 7 years & Under

  • Pat and Bruch a Pony
  • Pony Rides
  • Party Game
  • Party Host
  • Food Provided
  • 1.5-2hrs of Pony Party Fun

Trail Ride Party

The Perfect Party for Ages 7+

  • Introduction to Horsemanship
  • 1/2 or 1 hour Trail Ride
  • Party Game
  • Food Provided
  • Riding instructor/Party Host
  • 2hrs of Happy Birthday Horsey Fun

Call the Ranch for further Information
0242 943441

 

Disability Services

Darkes Forest Ranch is a NDIS Provider offering services to participants including pony leads, one on one lessons & guided trail rides.

(Assessment Required)

Darkes Forest Star Club

Darkes Forest Riding School introduces *New* in 2018 a monthly riding group for people with a disability.

(Assessment required)

Sessions include; 

  • grooming
  • horsemanship
  • lead rides
  • further riding advanced tuition as required

Call the Ranch for further Information
0242 943441

 

 

Darkes Forest Saddle Club

Saddle Club is a children’s group that meets once a month. There are 4 different levels and each student is graded individually so that they are with other students of the same ability and age. Saddle club is held once a month on Saturdays or Sundays for 3 hours either in the morning 9am- 12pm or afternoon 1pm to 4pm. Each session includes theory notes, instructed riding lesson, theory practice related to the subject, trail ride and riding games. Your child’s progression will be watched and reported on at the end of the year.

Saddle Club is $100 to register, this includes a t- shirt that students wear each session and a theory folder that they need to bring each time they attend.

Each session is an additional $120, which includes their tuition and horse hire.