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God forbid that I should go to any heaven in which there are no horses - R.B. Cunninghame Graham
  Trail Experiences
South Australia has plenty of trails ideal for horseriding and some of the best can be found in our State Forests. At Kuitpo Forest, 45-minutes drive south of Adelaide near the town of Meadows, there are several multi-use loop trails, each 20-kilometres long. There's also the Onkeeta Trail – an 8.5 kilometre loop trail that has several picnic areas. Mount Crawford Forest, one hour's drive from Adelaide in the northern Adelaide Hills, also has some good horse trails, including three, 20-kilometre multi-use loop trails.

When riding in forest, horseriders are asked to remember that Native Forest Reserves are set aside for the conservation of flora and fauna, and may contain isolated populations of rare or endangered species. Riders are asked to make a minimal impact on the environment and to be considerate of the flora and fauna, other trail users, property and residents.

In addition, South Australia's peak horse body, Horse SA, is currently developing a 170 kilometre horse trail that will link the McLaren Vale wine region to the Barossa, via the beautiful Adelaide Hills.

    Safety tips
  • Only competent riders and well-trained horses should use the trails.
  • For your safety, wear ASA approved riding helmets and boots and ride clear of low overhanging branches.
  • Riders should keep their horses under control at all times and give way to walkers and cyclists where necessary.
  • Horses are to remain on the trail at all times, particularly in areas with valuable native vegetation.
  • Please keep horses clear of native forest reserves (other areas that may be closed to horses are indicated by a symbol of a horse rider with a red slash).

More information
Horse SA or Ph: (08) 8410 0423

Horses provided
Narnu Farm, Hindmarsh Island
Burra Trail Rides
Wirraway Homestead
Bensen Park, Waikerie
Templewood Horse Riding Centre
High Country Trails, Normanville
Kringin Horse Trail Rides & Holidays, Pinaroo, Ph (08) 8577 5314
Limestone Coast Horseriding, Ph (08) 8764 7457
Mallee Desert Treks, Alawoona, Ph 0427 865 076
Belair Park Gate Picnic Rides, Ph 0423 301 875

Provide your own horse
Australian Endurance Riders Association
Australian Trail Horse Riders Association
Gawler Trail Horse Riders Club
Glencoe Social Riders
Jamestown Trail Horse Riders Club
Adelaide Trail Horse Riders Club
Northern Trail Horse Riders Club
Riverland and Mallee Trail Horse Riders Club

Trail Leader Training and Accreditation
Association for Horsemanship, Safety and Education in Australia Inc.

Trail Advocacy
Horse SA


Show trails for:

Belair NP - Tom Roberts Trail
Bundaleer Forest Scenic Walk
Coast to Vines Rail Trail
Kersbrook Horse Trail
Kidman Trail
Kuitpo Forest Onkeeta Trail
Kuitpo Forest Tinjella Trail
Mt Crawford Forest Multi-use Trails
O'Halloran Hill RP - Bluestone & Biscay Clay Hike
O'Halloran Hill RP - Irongrass Hike
Para Wirra RP - Mack Creek Hike
Pichi Richi Camel Farm Trails
Trott Park/Darlington Link Hike
Wirrabara Forest Mt Ellen Lookout Walk
Wirrabara Forest Sugargum Lookout Walk

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