Horses are a predominant feature of the Scone and the Upper Hunter region of NSW.

For nearly 200 years the Hunter Valley has been home to world-class thoroughbred studs, broodmare farms, veterinarians, saddlers, farriers, equine transport companies, feed merchants, many other equine support industries and thousands of dedicated people with a love of, and passion for, horse husbandry.

From Jerrys Plains, the southern gateway to Upper Hunter Country, through Denman to the Widden and Bylong Valleys, east to Muswellbrook and Aberdeen, north to the Segenhoe Valley, Scone and Murrurundi – each stud presents a unique and unparalleled experience. All have a unique story to tell, from their history and heritage to their architecture.

Know as the ‘Horse Capital of Australia’, Scone is surrounded by world class thoroughbred horse stud and is rich in agricultural and equine activity. Home to the Australian Stock Horse Society headquarters and an annual Scone Horse Festival and the Scone Cup Carnival in May, it is easy to see why the town is the heart of horse country.

Australian Stock Horse Society

Australian Stock Horse Society

The Australian Stock Horse Society aims to preserve and promote the heritage and bloodline of the Australian Stock Horse, recognised for its versatility and superior performance amongst work and leisure breeds.

If you would like to learn about the Australian Stock Horse take a look around the Museum located at their office in Scone and reflect on the many famous stock horses and the history of their breeding. You can also purchase items from the Gift Shop.

The Australian Stock Horse Society Office is located at 48 Guernsey Street, Scone and is open Monday till Friday 9am – 5pm.

For more information visit their website

Hunter Thoroughbred Breeders Association

Hunter Thoroughbred Breeders Association

The Upper Hunter Country is home to more than 150 thoroughbred stud businesses and the centre of Australia’s multi-billion dollar thoroughbred breeding industry and equine critical industry cluster.

Jerrys Plains is the gateway to the Upper Hunter Horse Country, stretching west through Denman to Widden and Bylong Valley, east to Muswellbrook and Aberdeen, north through Australia’s horse capital of Scone and on to Segenhoe, Gundy and Murrurundi.

Horse Stud Tours can be booked through commercial operators, a local tourism office, or the Hunter Thoroughbred Breeders Association (HTBA).

For more information visit their website

Scone Country Tours

Scone Country Tours

Tour the scenic Upper Hunter.

Scone Country Tours offers fully guided pre designed tours or the opportunity to design your own day out. An experienced tour guide will talk and walk you through some of the most spectacular flora and fauna that the Upper Hunter Hunter has to offer.

Scone Country Tours are designed to accommodate for a wide range of interests. From Horse Stud Tours to National Park experiences, local food and wine and lots more. With an accredited Hunter Thoroughbred Breeders Association (HTBA) guide enjoy some of the Upper Hunters most beautiful horse studs.

For more information visit their website

Upper-Hunter-tours

Upper Hunter Tours

Featuring Thoroughbred Stud Tours of the Upper Hunter.

Come touring with us and discover the wonders of the Upper Hunter Valley, NSW Australia… in just one day you can experience many beautiful and totally different environments and climates, plus see some of the world’s most spectacular scenery.

Thoroughbred Horse Stud tours our specialty, plus vineyards, Barrington Tops National Park … & much more.

For more information visit their website

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