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Thredbo Valley Horse Riding

Nev Barrass


Nev grew up a true country kid. Born in Roma in the western Darling Downs area of South West Queensland, Nev and his family came south and moved around over the years to live on several farms around rural NSW. Nev got to experience and develop a love for both life on the land and a passion for horses. At the age of 12 he was given his first horse and has been in the saddle ever since! Nev's interests in all things equine increased in 2000 when he enrolled at Yanco Agricultural High School where his horizons were broadened through exposure to the many different aspects of the equine industry.

During Nev’s time at Yanco, he was given a fantastic opportunity to come and work in the Snowy Mountains for Thredbo Valley Horse Riding. Nev met some amazing and influential people, rode some spectacular country and worked with many different breeds of horses. From that early experience, Nev discovered an enthusiasm for the tourism industry.

From that time on, the Snowy Mountains was in Nev's blood. Nev travelled to the Snowy Mountains at every opportunity to work with these impressive horses and lovely people and share in the stories of pioneering days from the people who the poems and legends were written about.

Nev moved to the stunning Snowy Mountains in 2003 to work full time for Thredbo Valley Horse Riding and in 2007, he jumped at the opportunity to buy the business.  The young fella couldn’t believe such an amazing dream had come true.

In 2011 Nev met Linda who is the love of his life (other than his mob of horses!) They married in 2017 and have never looked back! They are the happiest they’ve ever been in both work and love. Their teamwork, love and compassion for the horses and the land is something special. With 64 horses, 3 dogs and 1 cat, plus mobs of cattle, it’s a very busy life! They are a truly remarkable team

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