Beginners Horse Riding Lessons for Kids in Sydney

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Are your little ones begging for a pony? Do they insist, with angelic, innocent looks on their faces that there is enough room in the garden to keep a horse happy? Meet them halfway with beginners horse riding lessons instead!

There are plenty of options for even the littlest of riders across Sydney, from school holiday camps and workshops to weekly lessons if it becomes a regular hobby. Here are some of Sydney’s best:

Centennial Park Equestrian Centre

Centennial Parklands Equestrian Centre

Located in picturesque urban parkland, Centennial Parklands Equestrian Centre has two resident riding schools with horses and ponies to match all levels of experience. The schools offer a wide range of activities including Park rides, pony rides, horse-riding lessons, school holiday camps and more. Individual or group bookings are available.

South East Equestrian Club

At their fabulous seaside location, The South East Equestrian Club in Malabar run lessons for complete beginners through to more experienced riders. Lessons are a combination of horse handling and riding skills, and horse preparation such as grooming and saddling. Lessons can also include sporting activities and games to improve confidence and fitness.  

Hawkesbury Valley Equestrian Centre

Hawkesbury Valley Equestrian Centre

Just an hour out of Sydney at the foot of the Blue Mountains, the Hawkesbury Valley Equestrian Centre is the only place in Australia where you can ride 'showbiz’ horses. These gentle steeds are used for TV, movies and commercials when they aren’t carrying children! The centre offers private and group riding lessons, and school holiday & vacation care programs in a fun learning environment. Lessons are conducted in a fully enclosed sand arena and round yard with experienced instructors. They also have an 'own a horse for a day' program for kids to learn about daily horse care and chores, as well as handling and riding

Sugarloaf Horse Centre

Located on a 600-acre property, Sugarloaf Horse Centre at Sugarloaf Mountain Farm has escorted bush trail rides and lessons for all ages and levels. The only large acreage in south-western Sydney, riding is on private bush farmland with plenty of horses to suit all riders and experienced staff to ensure a safe experience. Lessons include the basics of how to ride and can also teach you how to saddle, bridle and brush. There are also pony rides for younger kids.

Palomino Riding School

Palomino Riding School

Situated in Belrose on Sydney's Northern Beaches and operating for over 50 years, Palomino Riding School offers trail rides, holiday programs and lessons for beginners to advanced riders. If you're stuck for birthday party ideas, they also offer riding parties!

Kurnell Boarding Stables & Riding School

Kurnell Boarding Stables

Minutes from the suburbs, yet a million miles away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, Kurnell Boarding Stables & Riding School is a Shire institution that offers lessons for kids aged 4 and up, plus school holiday camps, in the most fun and relaxed environment.

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Jun 23 2015

Hi Mike, thanks for your comment. Please feel free to contact the riding school directly via the contact details on our listing to learn more about what's available. Regards, Arielle @ellaslst


Mike Bridger

Jun 22 2015

i have two daughters aged 8 and 4. My 8 year old had a few pony rides when she was 5 but then we moved to Riverwood and I haven't been able to find any pony/horse riding schools here. I'm looking to get both girls into pony's and horses. Any help you can give me would be most appreciated.