Newsletter June 2022

Dear guest,

John and I are in the process of retiring and transitioning our business to Brad Taylor, one of our long-term staff members who is carrying on the tradition of Australia’s oldest alpine riding establishment. Our premium staff will be joining the new owner to ensure that your riding adventure will be the same amazing experience that has kept Reynella Rides at the forefront of Alpine riding experiences for the last 52 years.

Please note that Reynella Rides is no longer offering accommodation at the Homestead with guests starting their trek at the campsite. This has proven to be very popular.  We will have more options of campsites ranging from Ware’s Yards, Rocky Plain and The Pines at Currango Homestead.

Last season, thanks to guest feedback research, we created and trialled some innovations to enhance your guest’s experience. These changes included eliminating baggage restrictions, as you are now able to bring your own vehicles into the horse camp. This enables you to arrive at your own pace on the first night and drive out on the last day or go for an evening drive after the ride if you wish. It also means you can bring more bulky items in your own car to the camp such as your fishing gear, kayaks, cricket bats or Jousting sticks. We can still arrange collections and transfers as required.

Reynella Rides will continue to provide the best High-Country experience of the amazing Alpine region that is a unique part of the world. Reynella rides give you a sense of timelessness, relaxation, connection, friendship, adventure and enchantment which provides a lifetime of memories.

The Rudd family would like to thank their guests over the last 52 years of campfires, friendships, hangovers, laughter and saddle sores and to support the new management to continue the mountain institution that Reynella rides have become. The Rudd’s will continue to mentor the new team with their lifetime of experience to keep the mountains with riders in it so the Australian tradition lives on.

We are saddened to announce that Reynella Rides had to cancel all of our treks for March 2021/2022 season. As you can imagine we were completely devastated and shattered by this news.  Our insurance company have changed the underwriting guidelines in their policy. This has made us unable to renew our policy with them. It also meant that we could not hold our license to operate in the National Park. I fear it will be the same with many horse riding companies. The fruit cakes have all been eaten, horses turned out to pasture, saddles oiled and packed away. Thank you all from the bottom of our hearts for making the last 51 years possible. We are in the process of obtaining insurance for our sale.

In preparation for the new season, we have released our dates! Please register any interest in the treks via our website or by emailing . Camp locations are still to be confirmed. We will not require a deposit until the 1st of July when the transition has been completed. Limited spaces are available.


Kind regards,

Roslyn & John Rudd OAM

Reynella Rides