Welcome. My name is Deborah and I am the owner/operator of Curra Ridge Horse Rides.
I have been on this property for 4 years now, operating the horse rides for just over three years. I have seen my ideas coming to life. There is still so much to do, but I am happy with the progress so far. I started with the idea of just getting a few quiet horses and giving people the opportunity to go for a nice casual horse ride. After lots of enquiries, I have expanded and expanded. I now offer more flexible riding experiences for both young and not so young including a morning tea damper ride and a sunset ride. I also am now able to offer a bush cabin for overnight stays. My aim is to allow people to enjoy the country as much as I do.
I still love taking people on a horse ride around my property. I have beautifully trained horses that will take you on an enjoyable ride around my 200 acres of bush land. You will enjoy riding through bush tracks, meandering through open paddocks and challenging yourself along the way with the different terrain that Curra Ridge horse offers.
You will see the wildlife that lives on the property including Goannas, snakes, wallabies and a large variety of birdlife. As described in the “Grazing Land Types of the Gympie District” this grazing land type is an important shelter and food source for koalas. These woodlands provide important corridors through the landscape for both resident and dispersing fauna.
This grazing land type is also a habitat for threatened plant species including: Acomis acoma (daisy), Marsdenia coronata (vine) and Sophora fraseri (pea flower shrub).
I have also seen deer on the property. You never know what you could see along the way.
I use swinging fender saddles as I find that they fit the horses better and they are more comfortable for the riders. They also have extra padding and holding points to make the rider feel more secure in the saddle. I do have standard stock saddles and all-purpose saddles for those that choose to ride in those saddles.
All riders are required to wear helmets and are provided for the ride. The helmets are Australian approved.
My horses are shod every 5 – 6 weeks as some of the tracks around the property are rocky and horse’s feet don’t hold up real well on those tracks.
Lead instructors at Curra Ridge Horse Rides are all accredited through Horse Safety Australia. All instructors are First Aide qualified
Please continue looking through my website for a variety of horse rides, accommodation and holidays activities. I look forward to hearing from you.
PLEASE NOTE. THE SMALL ANIMAL PETTING ANIMALS ARE NO LONGER OPERATING.