The Upper Hunter is home to unique Australian heritage and history, home to iconic world renowned horse studs and award winning wineries.
Jerrys Plains is the gateway to the Upper Hunter Horse Country, stretching west through Denman to Widden and Bylong Valley, east to Muswellbrook and Aberdeen, north through Australia’s horse capital of Scone and on to Segenhoe, Gundy and Murrurundi.
Each farm has a unique story to tell, from its history and heritage, to farm buildings, architecturally designed stallion barns and landscaping, through to the stud’s role in Australia’s national and international breeding and racing scene.
The Upper Hunter Country is home to more than 150 thoroughbred stud businesses and the centre of Australia’s multi-billion dollar thoroughbred breeding industry and equine critical industry cluster.
Every stud tour is a unique experience.
Tours can be booked through commercial operators, a local tourism office, or the Hunter Thoroughbred Breeders Association (HTBA).
Tours are by appointment only and are to be booked 5 days in advance where possible.