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

Located in the picturesque surrounds of Centennial Parklands, there are 5 riding schools to choose from at this equestrian centre, catering for ages 4 and up. Also, if you’re just after a little trial ride, there are short pony rides in the Park every weekend.

More information here.

Hawkesbury Valley Equestrian Centre

Just an hour out of Sydney at the foot of the blue mountains, this riding centre is the only place in Australia where you can ride the horses of ‘showbiz’. These gentle horses are used for TV, movies and commercials when they aren’t carrying children! The centre offers private and group riding lessons in a fun learning environment. All lessons are conducted in our fully enclosed sand arena and round yard, and experienced instructors cater to all levels!

More information here.

Sugarloaf Horse Centre

Located on a 600-acre property, riders of all standards and ages can enjoy an escorted trail ride or riding lesson.

More information here. 

Sydney Horse Riding Centre

This centre offers both lessons and escorted trail rides weaving through the picturesque Badgery's Creek, ideal for complete beginners to advanced riders from 8 years and over.  The centre is situated on pristine grounds, set on 200 acres of beautiful riding trails with access to an additional 500 acres of stunning land to explore for extended rides!

More information here.

Palomino Riding School

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

More information here.

Kurnell Boarding Stables

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Minutes from the suburbs, yet a million miles away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, this Shire institution offers lessons for 4 and ups plus school holiday camps in the most fun and relaxed of environments.

More information here.

Sydney Equestrian Centre

Lessons are available for all ages at this gorgeous Dural riding centre, and their team of ponies for the children help in confidence building and are lots of fun for the little ones.

More information here.

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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.