Horse Riding 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 as a pet? Don't worry, you can meet them halfway with horse riding in Sydney instead!

There are plenty of options for even the littlest of riders across Sydney, and some of these spots have school holiday camps and workshops if it becomes a regular hobby.

Where to go Horse Riding in Sydney

1. Centennial Parklands Equestrian Centre

Horse Riding in Sydney
Horses and ponies are on hand for eager riders at Centennial Parklands Equestrian Centre.

Located in picturesque urban parkland, Centennial Parklands Equestrian Centre have two resident riding schools with horses and ponies to match all levels of experience.

The schools offer a wide range of horse riding in Sydney, including park rides, pony rides, horse-riding lessons, school holiday camps and more. Individual or group bookings are available.

Location: 114-120 Lang Rd, Moore Park 

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2. South East Equestrian Club

South East Equestrian Club
Horse riding by the sea, anyone?

At their fabulous seaside location, The South East Equestrian Club in Malabar run horse riding in Sydney 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.  

Location: Anzac Rifle Range, Malabar

3. Hawkesbury Valley Equestrian Centre

Hawkesbury Valley Equestrian Centre
You couldn't choose a more beautiful location for horse riding in Sydney than at the foot of the Blue Mountains.

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 horse riding in Sydney, and school holiday 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 Camp for kids to learn about daily horse care and chores, as well as handling and riding.

Location: 26 Hillcrest Rd, Yarramundi 

4. Sugarloaf Equestrian Centre

Sugarloaf Horse Centre
Sugarloaf Equestrian Centre

Located on a 600-acre property, Sugarloaf Equestrian Centre at Sugarloaf Mountain Farm escort bush trail rides and horse riding in Sydney for all ages and levels.

The only large acreage in south-western Sydney, horse 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 riding and can also teach you how to saddle, bridle and brush. There are also pony rides for younger kids.

Location: 315 Coates Park Rd, Cobbitty

5. Palomino Riding School

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. Plus, if you're stuck for birthday party ideas, they also offer riding parties!

Location: 192 Forest Way, Belrose

6. Kurnell Boarding Stables and Riding School

Kurnell Boarding Stables
For horse riding in Sydney, you can't beat Kurnell Boarding Stables and Riding School.

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

Location: 241-269 Captain Cook Dr, Kurnell

7. Terrey Hills Riding School

Terrey Hills Riding School
Happy people riding happy horses is the mantra at Terrey Hills Riding School.


Located in picturesque Duffys Forest just 40 minutes from the Sydney CBD, Terrey Hills Riding School has been turning out some of Sydney's best riders since 1986!

Their horse riding lessons in Sydney are geared towards children as well as adults and have a strong focus on teaching techniques, skills and focus so riders can intimately connect with their horses for better riding performance. 

Location: Anembo Rd, Duffys Forest

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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.