Horse lovers take note – Scone is officially known as the horse capital of Australia and is reputed to be the second biggest horse-breeding town in the world.
Nestled in the Upper Hunter Valley, Scone is home to over 65 horse studs, an award winning Racecourse, Lake Glenbawn, Burning Mountain and many other attractions.
Scone is home to three award winning vineyards namely, Tyrell”s Lake Glenbawn, Birnam Wood and Winbourne Wines. Tasting is available at specific times during the year
The Australian Stock Horse Society have their head office in Scone, facilitating and registering all stockhorse in Australia. They also have a museum that is open on weekdays.
The Scone Horse Festival in May has over 10 days of rodeos, street parades and stock sales, coming before the massive six-week Hunter Horse Expo in September. Other attractions include the town”s old jails and courthouses, heritage parks, buildings and nearby winery.