The Melbourne Cup may have passed for another year, but for many the peak horse riding season is only just beginning.
To mark the occasion, we've gathered some of the best horse-friendly properties on the market right now, from larger scale properties that could be used for an equestrian business to gorgeous lifestyle properties with all the facilities a horse enthusiast could ever need.
9 Walgrove Road, Manton, NSW
Located less than ten minutes from the NSW town of Yass, this property, known as 'Walgrove Ranch', has a plethora of potential future uses.
Set on 7.27 hectares, the the property has been used to train, spell, stable and agist horses since being purchased by Linda and Derek Hart in 2016.
There's a three-bedroom weatherboard homestead, a barn with 16 stables and an undercover horse arena.
Future uses could include renting out the facilities and living in the house, establishing equestrian clinics or even renting one of the paddocks out as a camp site on Airbnb, according to the listing.
It's currently on the market via McGrath North Canberra with a guide of "above $2 million" and will be sold via onsite auction on December 4.
196 Black Forest Drive, Macedon, Victoria
Hill Cottage, in the Victorian town of Macedon, features an indoor horse arena and multiple stables.
Other features include a garden with Shiraz-producing grape vines and a three bedroom house with deck and sunroom.
There is a separate driveway entrance for the house and equine facilities, assuring privacy for any new owners.
It's on the market with a price tag of $1.7 million with Kennedy & Hunt Gisborne.
There's plenty of room for the entire family - horse and humans - at this Dubbo property, located opposite the Dubbo race course.
A portable 25 stall stable facility is available for inclusion in the sale and there's also development approval for a race horse business in place, according to the listing.
There's a five-bedroom home with double glazing and ducted cooling, as well as a two-bedroom granny flat.
It's listed with Raine and Horne Dubbo with "offers invited".
This impressive property in Bunding, around 40 kilometres east of Ballarat, offers refined country living with all the facilities a horse lover could ever need.
There's a floodlit outdoor equestrian arena and American-style barn with two stables, tack room and an internal office.
The sprawling five-bedroom home features a library and formal sitting room, and is surrounded by a garden containing ornamental trees.
It's on the market with Belle Property Daylesford with price on request.
Listing agent Natalie Fagan nominated the property's privacy and views as among its best features.
"The privacy outstanding, you feel like it's your own slice of the world," she said.
334 Perryman Lane, Table Top NSW
This property in Table Top, just north of Albury, is currently home to horse training stables Moondyne Cutting Horses.
Equestrian facilities on the 36.43 hectare block, known as 'Grandview Park', include a sand indoor arena with viewing room and a stable complex with feed and tack room.
In addition to the three-bedroom home there's two one bedroom flats, perfect for staff accommodation.
It's up for auction on November 25 with Brian Liston of Nutrien Harcourts Victoria.
Mr Liston said that the property had a guide of $1.48 million to $1.53 million.
He said the properties horse infrastructure was one of its best features, with plenty of "horse lovers" having already shown interest in the property.