Horse riding is a popular past time in the Warren Blackwood region. Although horses are not allowed in National Parks, there are still many opportunities to go for lengthy rides and enjoy the wonderful scenery.
Why not enjoy a holiday with your horse. Come to the peaceful and serene surroundings of the Warren Blackwood.
Local Horse CLubs
Blackwood Horse and Pony Club is a non-profit organisation aimed at teaching and supporting students in all aspects of horse riding and husbandry. The BH&PC hold rallies on a monthly basis at their beautiful grounds just outside of Bridgetown.
The Warren Ponyclub is held on the 3rd weekend of each month at the Kanny Park Corner of Ralston and Graphite Rd, new members/riders between the ages of 4 and 25 are welcome to come and join the fun. You will need to have your own horse and gear for the day. Come down for the day and enjoy the fun!
The Warren Horseman’s Club (WHC) is a not for profit community organization incorporated in 1987. The club holds clinics, workshops, single and multi day trail rides throughout the south west of WA, promoting fun and friendship with horses.
WHC resides at the newly refurbished Warren Equestrian Centre in Manjimup, a first class facility for clinics, training, meetings and functions and all things equine in the region.
Southern Forests Campdraft & Rodeo Club (SFCRC)
At the SFCRC we welcome the beginner to the horse world through to the experienced competitor in Campdrafting and Rodeo. Our club has a warm welcoming atmosphere with the intention that we are all here to have fun and work safely with our horse. Whether you want to be a serious competitor or just come as a social rider you are welcome to come along. Our aim at a the club level is to give quality instruction to educate both rider and horse.
Our primary sport is Campdrafting and the training that goes with the sport.
Our club meet at the Warren Equestrian Centre and hold an annual Campdraft competition.
To join the club please contact the Secretary Katie on 0409 112 529 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Warren Blackwood stock route
Construction is well underway for the Warren Blackwood Stock Route – a 320km bridle trail based on the old stock droving routes of the original farming families of the south west. The trail meanders through some of the most picturesque countryside in the south west, through Karri and Jarrah forests and farm land toward the south and west coasts. The bridle trail includes 8 equine friendly camp sites dotted between 30km and 45 km apart and sections of self-reliant trail to explore toward the coast. The trail will provide an opportunity for trail enthusiasts to experience living history by following in the footsteps of the pioneer farming families that opened up the coastal south west.
Long Distance Trail
Trail is under review...
The Blackwood Marathon is a relay race held annually on the last Saturday of October. The competitors enter this event in teams comprising of 5 members, or iron-men. A runner, a canoeist, a swimmer, an equestrian and a cyclist. The race begins in the town of Boyup Brook and finishes in Bridgetown after journeying around 60kms through some of Western Australia’s most picturesque countryside of the Blackwood River Valley.