History of Glenworth Valley
Situated in a valley amongst thousands of acres of National Park, lies Australia’s largest horse riding and outdoor adventure centre. Glenworth Valley Horse Riding & Outdoor Adventures operates on 3,000 acres of unspoilt wilderness at Peats Ridge where it has been operating for almost 40 years. We offer adventure experiences, fun and excitement for corporate team building, individuals and family groups.
Glenworth Valley has been renowned for their Horse Riding and agistment, but has seen recent growth with its expansion into adventure activities and now offers Quad Biking, Kayaking and Abseiling.
Glenworth Valley is the largest private land holding on the Central Coast consisting of 3,000 acres of spectacular wilderness, with everything from lush green valleys, ancient rainforest trails through to natural rock pools you can swim in. Glenworth Valley also holds claim to the oldest standing house on the Central Coast, built in 1832 and made out of local sandstone.
Largely due the efforts of Central Coast Tourism and Tourism NSW, Glenworth Valley is famous throughout the world as being the best place to go horse riding in Australia. We have built up a reputation as the most professional and successful horse riding centre in Australia including 200 quality horses, a beautiful riding environment where our customers have the opportunity to go free-range riding on their own or with one of our experienced guides. Horse riding enthusiasts travel from overseas particularly to go horse riding at Glenworth Valley.
Many famous guests have enjoyed horse riding and the other adventure activities on offer at Glenworth Valley over the years, including the likes of Bill Gates and his family during the 2000 Olympics, Nicole Kidman and rapper Kanye West.
For almost 40 years Glenworth Valley has conducted a horse riding business and the land that it operates on was purchased in 1972 by the Lawler family who had previously had a long association with the Central Coast. At the time the riding school consisted of 10 horses. Within 10 years the business expanded to become the largest horse riding centre in Australia with 200 horses to choose from and employing 15 fulltime staff to manage it. Safe enjoyable riding is our number 1 priority and accordingly all of our friendly staff are highly trained in safety matters. Glenworth Valley is a founding member of the Australian Horse Riding Centre Association that regulates safety standards for the horse riding industry.