Cup Weekend at Spring Spur – All inclusive stay & ride package
We are proud to offer the perfect Melbourne Cup weekend getaway. Spring is here and the gardens at Spring Spur are delightfully pungent with blossoms and roses. The horses are shining with winter coats shed and spring in their step. The team of horses are always managed and well trained, reliable and fun to ride. So satisfy the jockey in you and join us for a weekend of Roses Champagne and our marvelous equine friends. If you have the experience to do a full day in the saddle this weekend will definitely suit. We can split this ride and accommodate both the novice rider and the more advanced by offering a ride that will travel a bit further and be a little more ‘animated’ shall we say, to help blow the cobwebs from your mind. Both groups will come back together for a champagne picnic lunch in the bush.
Lin and Clay’s return to the Baird Family farm has extended the opportunities and products, on offer, inspiring them to embrace a ‘paddock to plate’ and ‘reduce and reuse’ philosophy. As the tourism industry evolves and changes Lin and Clay have brought home modern flavours and principles learned from their travels, but also in keeping with the traditions of the past, they have incorporated campfire and old family recipes into a modern commercial kitchen. Natural hosts, having lived the business, committing to continuing the award-winning trail rides and packhorse expeditions established by Steve and Kath Baird in 1986, it was the natural progression to build Spring Spur Stay to accommodate riding guests offering the experience of Spring Spur and the Alpine National Park.
We are committed to hospitality ensuring you feel welcome and rewarded. Our Spring Spur Australian Stock Stud has been producing quality horses since 1989. All horses are trained using natural horsemanship philosophies, and are a pleasure to ride no matter how experienced you are, horses are matched to each riders ability and the horses’ horse-an-ality.
If you’re here for a full weekend of horse riding you can upgrade to a full day on Saturday and add an extra half day on Sunday morning. Alternatively, you may desire a luxurious sleep-in on Sunday morning opting for a late breakfast before a leisurely drive home. In-house massage is available or at one of the spa’s in the area but bookings are essential prior to arrival. There are many other activities available in the area; bush walks, cycle paths, mountain bike tracks, snowfields and gliding clubs (seasonal) and many wineries, some that you could include on your way home.
2 x nights accommodation at Spring Spur Stay
1 x Continental breakfast on the morning of your ride
1 x Half-Day Ride and Lunch
2 x Homestead Long Table Dinner
1 x Farm cooked ’Sunday’ breakfast
Stay for Melbourne Cup day (two extra nights)
Add an extra Half Day or Full Day Ride
In-house massage (contact our office for more information)