Horse Treks

2020 Dates For Our Horse Riding Holidays

Hello fellow horse lovers, You can start planning your Kimberley trip for 2020! We have set a few dates for next season, so take a look! For those who have ridden with us before, take note that we have included the arrival and departure days in the dates, in an effort to make things a…

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Remembering Rio

Rio

We lost an amazing horse this week. Rio was only about seven years old but had already looked after so many riders in his short life. He was the horse we saddled up for anyone anxious or unsure, but also for anyone needing a particularly smooth ride. We could take him on trail rides with…

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Diggers Rest Horses|Sweeney

Diggers Rest Station horses

Young Sweeney is an amazingly versatile horse, and that’s after only a few weeks of steady work with an excellent young horseman. On our recent muster he proved to be quite keen on the cattle, and comfortable in the lead, on a wing or on the tail. On trail rides he walks out beautifully, makes…

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Sunset Ride at Diggers

We recently had our first sunset ride of the season. The late afternoon light was perfect, and though it is still warm, there was a breeze to keep it comfortable. Two of our standardbreds, Queenie and Star, went out as well as a handful of our stock horses, Anzac, Duke, Rio and Nyarlie. They were…

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Airfares on sale for August!

Diggers Rest Station

Airnorth has a sale on for the Darwin to Kununurra route during August! If you have been considering a visit to the East Kimberley, and perhaps to Digger’s Rest Station for a horse riding holiday, this sale could be the clincher. August is a great time of year to visit the Kimberley, and we will…

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Who wants to see the Kimberley at it’s best?

Diggers Rest Station

And from the back of a horse! We still have a few saddles open on our May 23-26 trek.Our first horse trek of the season is always one of my favourites. Most years the creeks haven’t stopped running, and the rejuvenating benefits of the wet season are still apparent. It can be a little on…

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Diggers Rest Family|Remembering Helen

It is rare to have a friend who understands and accepts all of who you are. Helen Packer was that friend to both Roderick and me. Her qualities of acceptance and understanding also made her an excellent horsewoman. We first met Helen when she came on a trek with us in 2006. Ever since, Helen…

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Ever wanted to muster cattle on horseback?

Diggers Rest Muster

We have just added another adventure to our 2019 schedule, the opportunity to join an authentic cattle muster! The annual muster takes place in June, when we bring in the cattle for processing, and then walk them back out to their grazing paddocks…mind you, some ‘paddocks’ are tens of thousands of acres. If you are…

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The camping scene on our horse treks

Part of the unforgettable experience of horse trekking in the Kimberley is camping under the millions of stars, eating meals cooked over an open campfire, falling asleep in your swag with your horse close enough to hear him chewing away contentedly (though there’s plenty of space if you want to get away from their night…

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