A tranquil property set on 100 acres of tree-studded paddocks, the Hunter Valley Equestrian Centre is conveniently located in Black Hill, just 20 minutes from Newcastle and Maitland.

Full agistment is provided with the ability for us to tailor to the individual needs of you and your horse. Our highly skilled team provide the highest level of care, ensuring the health and safety of all horses is maintained at all times.

All disciplines of riders are welcome.

Agistment starts from $25 per horse per day and includes:

  • onsite live-in manager
  • individual paddocks ranging from 1-5 acres
  • electric standoffs on all fences
  • 2 x hard feeds and 2 x biscuits of hay supplied and fed daily
  • rugging/unrugging and fly veils on/off as weather requires morning & night
  • float parking

Access to all onsite facilities:

  • full size 60 x 20m indoor arena with lights and mirrors
  • outdoor arena
  • jumping area with poles and cavalettis
  • covered round yard
  • holding yards
  • breezeway for tacking up
  • lockable tack room
  • wash bay
  • bathroom

Additional services (available for a small fee):

  • arrange appointment & manage horses for farrier, dentist, vet etc.
  • paddock cleaning
  • stabling (contact to discuss requirements & pricing)
  • anything else? Just ask!

Meet the Team


As both agister and one of the support crew, you’ll see me around a lot.
I enjoy an early start and I’m responsible for feeding and rugging a few mornings each week.
My horse Red lives at HVEC and together we love to event.
Currently we are competing at 95cm.
I live in Newcastle and am a first year student studying Law and Commerce at Newcastle University.
Come and say hello. I love to know all the horses and their people.


My aunt introduced me to horses at a young age, and mum fueled my passion by taking me to lessons on the weekend – despite the fact she is petrified of large animals (thanks mum).
After finishing school I went on to study agriculture at Tocal College through their Australian Stock Horse Breeding and Training program, where I got to work with horses all day, every day having the time of my life.
You will now see me in and around the paddock and stables of HVEC working.


Growing up, my love for horses began when my great Grandmother told me stories about how she used to ride to school on horseback. My mum could see my love for horses wasn’t going to end and soon enough she booked my first riding lesson. A few years have flown by, and I have dedicated much of myself to horse riding, dressage to be specific.
Bobby went from prep to elementary under the instruction of Shaun.
You will often see me out riding or working alongside Shaun and the team.