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.