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High Country Horses

High Country Horses is nestled in the foothills of Merrijig. Owner/operator Chris Dunlop has been in the area for over 30 years and taking commercial trail rides up into the breathtaking Victorian High country for 15 years. With 60 horses, we have horses to suit all level of riders and the flexibility to adjust the ride according to your ability. Our rides range from 2 hours to multi days. On our shorter rides, our main area of operation is through the foothills of Merrijig. Ride through Dead Wood Forest as featured in ‘The Man from Snowy River’. splashing through creeks and enjoying the serenity of the natural bush where the wild life abounds. Our extended camp out rides travel up the headwaters of the Delatite River over the Summit of Mt Stirling, to Craig’s Hut taking in the breathtaking views along the way as we pass through forests of majestic Alpine Ash and the twisted, gnarled multi coloured Snow Gums. For the more adventurous, we can run rides into the beautiful Howqua Valley, Mt Howitt, the mysterious Wonangatta Valleyand beyond. Our horses are tried and true mountain horses as honest as the day is long. Our tour guides are professional horse people with a sound knowledge of the environment they travel as well as a good knowledge of local folklore, in addition to this our guides have undergone formal training and our Leaders are accredited with the Association for Horse Safety and Education (AHSE). Our aim is to provide rides that take in as much of the magnificent high country as we can, ensuring our guest have a memorable and safe experience.

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