There are many things to do in Thredbo, but few compare to the thrill of horseback riding. There are a number of trails that allow you to see some spectacular views with your trusty steed. If you're looking for an experience that will have you coming back year after year, this is it! 

Take a break from your routine and enjoy winter horseback riding! It is an activity that will not only be fun, but it'll also get you outside in Australia's beautiful natural environment.

What are you waiting for? Get over to Thredbo and stay at Lantern Apartments

What's the best time of year to go winter horseback riding? 

June to August are the perfect horse riding months because these months offer the most optimal weather and snow conditions so you'll get the best experience of alpine wilderness.

There are many horse riding tours to choose from in the Snowy Mountains of Australia. You can go for a day ride along the rugged mountain ranges, through the country wilderness or on an adventure into the beautiful sub-alpine landscape. 

Thredbo Valley Horse Riding is a well-known horse riding company popular for both tourists and locals alike.

For an hour trail ride it’s priced at $95 per person, $140 per person for an hour and a half trail ride and $180 per person for a two-hour trail ride. Bookings are necessary and all rides are weather dependent. Check here for prices and booking.

How to get there 

You can fly into Cooma's Snowy Mountains Airport or Canberra, which is about 2 hours and 30 minutes away. From both of these airports, you can rent a car or arrange for transfers. Buses are available regularly in this area even during the night. 

Or you may check out this transportation guide.

Where to stay

Lantern Apartments are definitely one of the best accommodation providers in Thredbo. You can get a luxurious stay without breaking the bank. 

Check this link so you can customise your accommodation search depending on your budget, features you want to consider and the number of guests.

Here are some things to know about horse riding in the Snowy Mountains

1. Be prepared for an adventure

A winter horseback riding adventure awaits you. With a riding area of 2,800 acres, Thredbo Valley Horseriding has a wide range of trails that will suit any skill level. If you're a beginner, don't worry. All rides from Thredbo Valley Horseriding include introductory lessons.

2. You must wear appropriate clothing

It's important to suit up for this amazing experience. You need long pants and closed in shoes with small heels. Wearing of sandals, flip flops, and high heels are strictly not permitted. Also avoid wearing jackets and jumpers during this trip.

3. You must check with the company a day prior to the tour

There is a chance that your ride will get cancelled if the weather conditions are considered unsafe for riding.

4. You must not bring headphone or a cell phone when riding

You can't wear headphones or bring a cell phone on this trip because they might distract the horse.

5. Bring something to eat

Bring some snacks and treats that will keep hunger pangs at bay while enjoying all of those beautiful country views together with friends or family!

Why go horse riding in the Snowy mountains

If you are still undecided about going horse riding in the snowy mountains, here are some reasons why you should make the decision on Snowy River Horseback Adventure:

Australia is a country that loves outdoor activities. With Kosciuszko National Park, Scheyville National Park, Popran National Park, and beautiful campsites, it’s no wonder. If you want to experience some awesome views, then book a horse riding adventure on the Snowy mountains!  

Most riders prefer these rides because the thrill of horse adds to that feeling of being completely immersed in nature--you'll be surrounded by incredible views of natural beauty and wildlife.

Horseback riding in the snowy mountains will enable you to discover a whole new world. The best thing that you could do is book your date, saddle up your horse and explore the Snowy mountains.

7 Tips for people who have never done horse riding

1. Start with an easy going horse

Thredbo Valley Horse Riding has options for every type of rider, from beginner to advanced. They also offer pony rides so you can enjoy Thredbo with your children.

2. Pay attention to the introductory lesson provided by the tour

All rides in Thredbo Valley Horse Riding have an introductory lesson that will help you get familiar with everything you need to know about the ride. 

3. Dress warmly

This is crucial. It's important to dress warmly if you are going horse riding, especially during winter months. You'll want to wear warm clothing, including a hat and gloves if possible.

4. Wear tight clothes

Pick those clothes that are not baggy. Loose clothing can get caught on the saddle and can cause discomfort and even injury to you.

5. Wear appropriate footwear

When you're horse riding, make sure your footwear is appropriate. Closed-in shoes with a small heel will give the best fit for this type of adventure.

6. Wear gloves and a hat

Always keep your hands and head covered when you're on a ride. You might think it's just hot air but the temperature can drop here, so be sure to bundle up!

7. Keep safety in mind

Horse riding is a lot of fun, but sometimes accidents happen and it's important not to take safety lightly. It's important to always wear a horse riding helmet that’s provided by Thredbo Valley Horse Riding no matter how much experience or skill level you have.


If you’re searching for a new winter adventure, this is the perfect thing. Wild winter horseback riding in the snow-covered mountains is one of life's greatest adventures. It's a feeling like no other, trotting through the forest on horseback, your heart racing with exhilaration and excitement. What are you waiting for? Plan your next horse riding adventure today! Book your accommodation at Lantern Apartment while you’re in Thredbo.