Nestled in the beautiful Wollombi Valley at the south end of the NSW Hunter Valley, Willow’s Leap is an equestrian training facility offering lessons and horse education.

Open most days each week and weekends, we can cater for individuals or small groups, as well as running regular clinics with both our own Lyndel Taylor and special guest instructors (such as Belinda Bailey and Emma Mason).

Whilst you’re here to learn, the emphasis is on safety and fun as well as challenging you over our wide variety of fences. Our jumps range from ‘Complete Beginner’ (around 40cm) to ‘Wow, that’s getting high!’ (1.05m) - some of the examples are in ‘Our Jumps’ section for you to look at. Worried about your horse bolting on Cross Country? No need to here, as we have several fully fenced paddocks to train in.

Need that special reminder of that MASSIVE leap your horse did over our ditch pallisade? You may be in luck. For many of our clinics our resident photographer Phil will be there to chronicle your day. Have a look at our ‘Photos’ section (and sometimes our Facebook page) and there may already be a picture of you there…

We are fully insured, and always have qualified medical cover on site for your peace of mind.

  • XC Rolltop
  • Scorch Cross Country
  • Zebra Cross Country


“I just wanted to say a very big THANK YOU for Wednesday’s clinic! It was by far the best cross country schooling I have ever done! Thank you very much for challenging us with tyres, related lines and narrow jumps! Your clinic has set a new bar of standard! - AP, Newcastle.

“Thanks for a great clinic today, M and I really enjoyed ourselves!!! Love your x-country jumps, hopefully I’ll be a bit braver next time and try some bigger stuff!!!” - KM, Laguna.

“Thankyou for a fantastic day out on the x-country course. We all had such a ball and are very keen to come back for a visit soon!” - ES, Newcastle.

“ I picked 1 of each of the jumps you managed to snap me going over and they are going straight to the pool room!!” - NE, Branxton.

Willow's Leap has a great variety of jumps and caters for everyone from Newcomers to the star classes, and the crew - Phil, Lyndel and Ani - are so friendly and accommodating. And the dogs are adorable (if not a little confronting when I'm trying to have lunch). I always have a great time teaching there!
Emma Mason