Early Morning Guided Trail Horse Ride | Illawarra

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First responder families from the Illawarra area, join us for an early morning guided trail horse ride! The trail horse ride will commence at 8.45am for 9am start and conclude at 11am. The ride is suitable for all abilities and includes a 1 hour guided trail ride and refreshments. You’ll receive instructions on how to control and manage your horse with the experienced and friendly horse riding guides.

This activity is a great way to improve social well-being/ connection by broadening social networks and range of relationships with others in the wider first responder community – make new friends and meet other first responder families like yours. Families can spend time together strengthening family relationships and social connections. Good family relationships can make us feel safe, loved and provide a sense of belonging. Plus horse riding is a great way of improving/maintaining physical and mental health. Physical activity can help to relive stress and tension… plus it can help you build confidence and have fun!

Rider Restrictions – There is a weight limit to ride at Darkes Forest Ranch – Our weight limit is 100kg. However, this is adjustable to the discretion of the managers. The terrain of the trails include some hills and gullies where both riders and horses welfare are considered. Minimum age for trail rides is restricted to 7 years and over.

This activity is free for first responder families. Suitable for children aged 7 and over when being registered as part of a family. Children must be supervised throughout the day. Fortem is currently monitoring COVID guidelines closely and may reschedule this event and notify participants accordingly.

This is a small group activity with limited numbers. Note registration is not confirmed until Fortem sends a confirmation email. Restrictions apply in line with current COVID regulations.


Dec 12 2020


8:45 am - 11:00 am


No Cost


Illawarra, New South Wales, Australia


Fortem Australia Activities Team