1 Day/1 Night Shenanigans Ride
Do you enjoy horse riding but don’t quite feel up to 2 full days in the saddle? Or perhaps you like to party so much around the campfire at night that a sleep in the following morning is required …… Well there’s no need to miss out on doing both!
RIDE DESCRIPTION: Our 1 day/1 night option gives you the best of both worlds! Riding out from our Merrijig property, you will spend the day in the bush on beautiful trails climbing up and down the high country mountain tracks (with a full lunch included). At night there will be a roaring camp fire, delicious dinner and of course as much alcohol as you wish to bring!! Our shenanigan nights are themed for maximum fun with fancy dress highly encouraged (and a prize on offer for best costume plus a major prize draw – refer to last ride info below). Have yourself a big night and then sleep in to your hearts content. When you awake the next morning, breakfast is included and you’ll still have the whole day up your sleeve.
Ride duration approx. 6 hours.
Sep 30: AFL Escape. Leave the Grand Final behind and go horse riding instead! With this ride you get a bonus night accomodation so you can take advantage of the Friday public holiday and make your way to Tru-Blu on the Friday night (dinner not included). The next day we will supply your breakfast before the ride (refer Ride Description above) followed by a night of fun & laughter. The theme for this ride is ……. 70’s Disco!! So bring along your flares, big hair and dance moves for fancy dress on the Saturday night and you’ll be in the running for a prize (plus the winner gets automatic entry into our End of Season Ride major prize draw).
Oct 28: Halloween. OK … so it’s not quite Halloween but it’s close enough to have an excuse to pull out those costumes!! Enjoy a day out on the trails in the heart of the Man From Snowy River country (refer Ride Description above) and then get ready for a night of fun! Fancy dress is the point of Halloween so go nuts and be in the running for a prize (plus the winner gets automatic entry into our End of Season Ride major prize draw).
Dec 16: Wild West. Do you fancy yourself a gun slinging cowboy … the town Sheriff … or perhaps you are more the Indian chief type!!! After a day out exploring the trails of Merrijig (refer Ride Description above), you’ll be ready for a hearty meal and fun times around the campfire!! Join in on the Wild West fancy dress on the Saturday night and you’ll be in the running for a prize (plus the winner gets automatic entry into our End of Season Ride major prize draw).
Jan 13: Back to the 80’s. How can you not want to relive the 80’s??!! The era of big perms, mullets, leg warmers, punk, break dancing ….. and iconic movies like Dirty Dancing, Back to the Future, Top Gun, Ghostbusters and not forgetting The Man From Snowy River!! Ride out on your trusty mountain steed for a day of adventure on winding trails and high country views (refer Ride Description above) before heading back to Tru-Blu headquarters for dinner, campfire & 80’s music while you ‘party on dude’! The ideas are endless for fancy dress so get in on the action and be in the running for a prize (plus the winner gets automatic entry into our End of Season Ride major prize draw).
Jan 20: Aussie Aussie Aussie. Oi Oi Oi!! Give your Australia Day costumes a trial run and celebrate early. Wear your Aussie pride and pull out the green and gold …. or the flannel shirt if you’re a bogan!! After being matched up with your Tru-Blu bush horse, you’ll get to spend the day in the Victorian high country for some all Aussie adventures (refer Ride Description above). Then at night you can crack open a beer around the campfire and enjoy a good meal and good company!! Show us your best Aussie spirit to be in the running for a prize (plus the winner gets automatic entry into our End of Season Ride major prize draw).
Aprl 14: Mexican. Hey Gringo …. it’s time to go to Mexico!!! Well not really but we can go horse riding on some amazing trails here in Australia!! Take in the sights as you ride along the tracks of the high country terrain (refer Ride Description above). Once you’ve had a chance for a siesta after your ride, you’ll be greeted with a Mexican feast for dinner ….. tacos, nachos, burritos etc. Add to that a campfire and perhaps some tequilla or margharitas and your night is set. Bring along your poncho & sombrero to be in the running for the fancy dress prize (plus the winner gets automatic entry into our End of Season Ride major prize draw).
May 12: Onesies. Yep – this is your excuse to be warm and cozy and wear your onesie in public!!! We all know the weather isn’t exactly hot in May so what better outfit to keep you warm and make a fashion statement at the same time? Luckily, your horse CAN keep warm in May so he/she will just be wearing their saddle for your day ride through the trails and bush tracks (refer Ride Description above). Bring out your best Onesie at night while you fill up on dinner and drinks around the toasty warm campfire and you’ll be in the running for a prize (plus the winner gets automatic entry into our End of Season Ride major prize draw).
May 19: End of Season Ride. Don’t miss the chance to come and join us for our last ride of the season! The day ride starts from our property in Merrijig where you will get to experience the local bush trails (refer Ride Description above) BUT there is no set theme so you can let your imagination run wild and dress up as anything you want on the Saturday night! The winner will be in the draw for our major prize (drawn during our end of season party) which is a Howqua River Getaway weekend ride for 2 people (value $990). Come and join the party and celebrate the season with us!!
Our Ride Schedule
PLEASE NOTE: We Also Cater For Private Bookings (Min. 6, Max. 16 People) For Group Rides. You Can Choose From Any Of Our Standard Ride Options Or Have Us Tailor A Ride To Suit Your Needs. Private Group Bookings Are Offered For 2 Hour Rides Right Up To 6 Day Adventures. Rides Greater Than 2 Days Are Subject To Schedule Availability And Are Typically Held Mid Week. If You Are Looking To Book A Private Multi-Day Ride Including A Weekend, Please Contact Us Well In Advance Of Your Preferred Ride Date So We Can Incorporate It Into Our Season Ride Schedule.