Why Would I go Horse Riding in Margaret River?

The Margaret River region is known for wine, beaches and natural beauty – and much of this natural beauty can be best enjoyed from the saddle.

There are several premium destinations for Margaret River horse riding, including
Jesters Flat, the Horse Resort and Margaret River Horse-back Tours.

Popular activities include:

Margaret River Horse Riding With Jesters Flat Polocrosse

  • Polocrosse: Combining elements of polo and lacrosse, this fast-paced sporting event has been hosted at Jesters Flat since 2006, with several recreational teams participating. You can have a go yourself at Polocrosse, but be warned it is addictive. If you have never ridden before I don’t think it will be for you but if you have been on a horse even a couple of times then you may well want to give it a go for a hands on experience. p.s I am the rider on the far right of the photo and yes I am hooked 🙂
  • Riding Lessons: Instruction is available for beginners as well as more experienced saddle riders – you can even take a brief personal riding lesson at an indoor arena. If you want to improve your skills whilst on holiday, or learn a different style of riding then this might be for you.
  • Trail Rides: Explore the native forest and bushland of the region from the saddle! Enjoy the beautiful countryside while your horse provides the transport. No matter if you have never ridden before or are a world class champion these rides can be tailor made to fit and you will be sure to enjoy some of the finest countryside and wildlife in Australia.
  • Brewery and Vineyard Tours: Combine your interests in Margaret River horse riding and the region’s premium wines – Ask about a tour that also includes wine tastings from local vineyards. This is a natural way to view what Margaret River is so famous for.
  • Residential Visits: Ideal for horse lovers, Margaret River Horse-back Tours offers ½ day and full day residentials and kids’ riding camps – learn the fundamentals of horseback riding with lessons and a trail ride, with instructions on grooming, feeding and caring for ponies.

Margaret River Horse Riding

    • ;-) Jesters Flat: Jesters Flat is set amidst a working vineyard and equestrian farm. Owners Fiona and Paul Brennan are long-serving members of the booming local community. The couple has a vast experience in vineyard contracting, cattle mustering and dairy farming.

Find the best Margaret River horse riding facilities

If you want to Experience the Best of Margaret River horse riding, it can be hard to know where to begin. We have selected the “Best” of each category of attractions – these businesses have been reviewed by a local expert.

Our guide can help you find the best Margaret River horse riding, the finest wineries, surfing, caves, nature trails, accommodation, fine dining, and much more.

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About Benji

I am married and live on a farm near Margaret River with my wife, daughter and son. I set up The Margaret River Guide to assist people coming to Margaret River Western Australia to easily find what they are looking for. I also wanted to allow people to find activities they did not know about and to be able to openly comment on/ review businesses.


  1. hi benji
    margaret river is the best place in the world

  2. Sounds like a plan, I can assure you it will be an experience to remember, beer or no beer, as the local scenery is stunning.

  3. I’ve only ever gone horse riding once – would love to try it again, if I can convince my other half that there’s beer involved there might be a small chance he would come with me…or get him to the brewery first and bring out the horses after a few beers 😉
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  4. Horseabout Australia horse riding gear shop online says:

    Ok, trail riding at Margaret River is now on my list of things to do next. Just finished a trail ride with High Country Horses in the Snowy Mountains and that was truly awesome!.

  5. Yep David is right – I so love horse riding and that is where I would be while visitng Margaret River – riding a horse and then at the end of the day tasting a good bottle of red 🙂

    Great to know that Margaret River provides Horse Riding.

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  6. The Margaret River region is gorgeous for horse riding. you should check out yarra valley as well.

    nothing like having a ride and a glass of wine in gorgeous surroundings! 🙂

  7. The Margaret River region is gorgeous and it’s very similar to the Yarra Valley in the respect of open spaces and wineries.

    check out horse riding yarra valley

  8. Hi Benji,

    You are truly fortunate to live in such a beautiful area! This ride combining the side attractions such as the brewery tour looks like a great idea.
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  9. Hi Jo-anne
    I do not know of anyone who does hire horses for a ride on the beach as a regular offering. If you want to find out more about how you might get horse riding on the beach I would contact the Watsons from The Horse Resort, follow the link near the top of the article. I hope you find a way and please let us know how you get on.

  10. Can you advise if you can hair horses for a ride one the beach.

  11. Hi Benjii,

    The concept of exploring a new place, or any place for that matter, on horseback, is one dear to my heart. No matter where you go, a horse doesn’t seem to be too far away. Now I really am going to have to put Margaret River on my list of places to visit.
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  12. Yes Jill you are quite right. Horse therapy is something which I believe is can create massive change. Not only children Down Syndrome can benefit but Autistic children have massive benefits. It helps them believe and trust in something else, creating a relationship. Equine Vaulting has huge benefits for most children with disability in my experience. Horses are also used in adult therapy for: anger management, relationships, fear and drug rehabilitation to name a few. So I agree the humble horse is so much more and I love them.

  13. Hi Benji

    I love horses, they’re such a beautiful animal. I believe horse riding is also a therapeutic treatment for children who have certain medical conditions. It helps kids that have Downs Syndrome also I’m told.

  14. hi Benji

    As a passionate animal lover I think your suggestions of combining many activities whilst horse riding is great. Horses are without a doubt, magnificent creatures, and being able to go on Vineyard tours whilst on the saddle would be a truly magnificent experience. Cant wait to head to the Margaret River some day!

  15. Hi Benji,
    I can see my wife Lisa heading off to the vineyards on horse back when we reach Margaret River on our round Australia trip. I might have to take some of those riding lessons though before any vinyard tours.
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  16. Rita Pepper says:

    Hi Benji,
    Western Australia is definitely on my list of places to visit, but when I come to Margaret River I will not be coming anywhere near the horses as I have an allergy to them, but the thought of relaxing with a nice wine and some good company sounds good.

  17. I love horses but I’m not too keen on riding them. I think when I go to Margaret River I will buy a nice bottle of wine and find a nice spot under a tree outside a winery to savor it while I watch the tourists do their Margaret River horse riding thing.
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  18. Patryc Lampasi says:

    I’m with you Jan! This is on a winner… horse riding in Margaret River region combined with brewery and vineyard tours! Yes please!!

  19. Hi Benji. I have never been to Western Australia, but it is on the list. I think horse riding in the Margaret River area sounds wonderful. I used to do a lot of horse riding as a child, and in the autumn would love going blackberry picking along the way. I have to say, visiting a winery on the trail is certainly very appealing.

  20. Hi Benji,
    Margaret River horse riding combined with brewery and vineyard tours – now that sounds like a plan. I’ve never been to WA but when I do I’m going to put that on the itinerary!
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