About Gold Coast Horse Riding in Mudgeeraba

We are a Gold Coast horse trail riding club that has been around for over 20 years.

Riders of all ages, abilities, from anywhere, and with any type of horse are welcome to join us.

We are all about enjoying our horses and each other’s company while riding through the beautiful Gold Coast hinterland.

You do need your own (or use of )  horse to ride with us, we don’t have horses for hire.

We offer:

New riding experiences

Social and family events, both with our horses and without

The chance to meet new horsey people

Relaxed, no pressure riding

We have day rides, camps, fun & education days, and other events.

Check our other pages for all the info or contact us at info@horsetrailclub.com.au 


Safety is very important to everyone enjoying their time with us and over the many years we have been operating we have continuously implemented new safety practices. Many members have First Aid and CPR certificates , and Blue Cards. We have two way radios and always carry a First Aid kit on our rides. We strongly recommend that all riders wear an Australian Standard approved helmet whilst on our rides. We also have several very experienced and knowledgeable members who are happy to assist anyone new to trail riding.


We have new club grounds at Gilston which include a fully fenced arena, clubhouse with large meeting area, fully equipped kitchen, toilets and shower and a deck overlooking the arena. These all have disabled access and are child friendly. Use of the arena and deck is open to Club members only.

AFFILIATION WITH TRA (Trail Riding Australia):

TRA is our national body and enables our members to ride with any other TRA affiliated club throughout Australia. See the website www.trailridingaustralia-inc.org for other rides you can attend.


Helmets: All riders under 18 must wear a helmet while mounted. We strongly recommend that all other riders also wear a helmet.

Junior Riders: Those 16 and under must have a parent or guardian, who is also a capable rider, along with them on the ride.

Riding capability of the child and/or parent/guardian may need to be demonstrated and assessed as suitable, by the Ride Coordinator and/or a member of the Executive  Committee if requested.

Insurance: Each rider is covered by public liability insurance through TRA, including day visitors through their $20  Visitor Day Ride Fee.

Kicking horses: Known kickers must have a red ribbon clearly displayed in their tail (even if you are not sure, better to be safe than sorry) Horses on their first trail ride with us must have a green ribbon in their tail.

Passing other riders on the trail: Riders must call out to others if they want to go past, and do so slowly and carefully.

Pace of the rides: We regard trail riding as predominantly walking and trotting but cantering is allowed in safe areas for those who want to.

Shoes: Riders must wear safe, appropriate footwear, no runners or gumboots. Horses can be with , or without.