***** The Long Paddock Cattle Drive is no longer taking bookings for the April ride. If you are interested in future events please complete the form below and we will add you to our list*****
In 2017, The Long Paddock will be offering a truly unique experience, inspired by Banjo Patterson’s Clancy of the Overflow
In my wild erratic fancy visions come to me of Clancy
Gone a-droving “down the Cooper” where the western drovers go;
As the stock are slowly stringing, Clancy rides behind them singing,
For the drover’s life has pleasures that the townsfolk never know.
And the bush hath friends to meet him, and their kindly voices greet him
In the murmur of the breezes and the river on its bars,
And he sees the vision splendid of the sunlit plains extended,
And at night the wondrous glory of the everlasting stars.
The Cattle Drive will be conducted over a 3 weeks and we will be inviting guests to join us for 5 or 3 day rides. We will be restricting the groups to just 12 riders so that you get the most out of the experience.
The ride will take place in August/September or October 2017, dependent on the conditions – don’t worry we will let you know the dates well in advance. Participants need to be 18 years or older.
We will move stock through some of the most unique landscapes on earth as you meet the locals and hear their tales.
The best part is you only need to bring yourself, a change of clothes and a sense of adventure. This experience caters for everyone, even those who have never ridden before.
And while we know that the life of the drover is a tough one, we also know you like your creature comforts so we have everything covered:
- A great horse plus instructor
- A floored tent, stretcher bed, mattress, linen, doona, pillow and towel
- Breakfast, lunch and dinner and of course, smoko – all sourced locally from the Riverina
- Beer, wine and soft drink
- Great company and an amazing experience
All we want you to do is have a good time – we will do everything else for you from setting up your tent to saddling your horse.
There is nowhere else in the world where you can experience the vast flatness and beauty of our region – the flatest place in the southern hemisphere. It provides majestic skies and easy riding.
Just 3 hours drive from Melbourne, we will make sure you have a weekend to remember and brag about for years to come.
We will be joining a real cattle drive – that means the location is dictated by the cattle not the people.
We will arrange for you to meet in either Hay or Deniliquin and then we will head out to meet up with the drovers at their stockcamp.
Please contact Alison McLean, firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange transfers.
We have not confirmed the dates for 2017 yet but we will be looking at September and October 2017.
We will confirm dates at least 3 months before we head out.
(includes horse, tack, instruction, accommodation, meals and drinks)
Register your interest
Simply complete the form below to register your interest.