10 of the Best Places to Ride Horses in Melbourne

10 of the Best Places to Ride Horses in Melbourne

Horseback riding is an athletic way to get fit, learn a new skill & meet great people. The facilities below are great places to ride horses in Melbourne, why not go for a ride this week?

1. Valley Park Riding School

Located less than 30 minutes from Melbourne’s CBD, in Templestowe. Catering for all ages, from beginners to advanced riders. Plus during school holidays they provide more intensive programs & fabulously fun Pony Birthday Parties are held year round.

86 O’Briens Lane
Templestowe, VIC 3106

Phone +61 475 00 00 88
E-mail info@valleyparkriding.com.au


2. Tandivale Equestrian Centre & Pony Club

Whether your goal is doing some trail riding or you are an aspiring Olympian, this is a great place to get your horse fix. Offering group lessons for juniors & adults, ranging from beginners to advanced riders. Also offering private lessons during the week. During school breaks they run a holiday program for children 8+. A great way to spend the holidays, being outdoors and active!

88 Johansons Road
Warrandyte VIC 3113

Phone +61 3 9844 3882
E-mail tandivale@hotmail.com


3. Victorian Equestrian Centre

Situated in Upper Beaconsfield, about 45 minutes from Melbourne. Featuring magnificent facilities for riders with an indoor arena with seating for 300 people, 2 outdoor ménages, stables & covered stalls. Private & group riding lessons cater to all ages & you can choose to go with our instructors on a trail ride. School holiday programs & residential holiday camps are held on holiday breaks.

76 Beaconsfield-Emerald Rd
Beaconsfield Upper VIC 3808

Phone +61 3 5944 3751 or +61 3 5944 4166
E-mail admin@vechorse.com.au


4. Taleeho Riding School

Featuring activites to suit all budgets & the emphasis is always on safety, education & fun. Offering riding lessons for children & adults riders. Plus clubs for riders who are keen to learn the finer points of horse care, horsemanship & riding.

955 Ballan Road
Werribee, Victoria 3030

Phone +61 400 142 417
E-mail info@taleeho.com.au


5. Oakwood Riding School

Established in 1958, this is a not-for-profit company which uses on a membership system. Offering riding lessons from qualified instructors on resident horses, private instruction, children’s riding camps & adjustment.

The Meadows
10 Smiths Lane
Clyde North, VIC 3978

Phone +61 3 9702 6566
E-mail info@oakwoodridingschool.com.au


6. Gunnamatta Trail Rides

Whether you want a half-day activity, full day adventure, lessons or a holiday program, they have a program for you.

150 Sandy Rd
Fingal VIC 3939

Phone +61 3 5988 6755
E-mail info@gunnamatta.com.au


7. Tranquil Park Stables

A riding school located on 20 acres of bushland in the South Eastern suburbs. Offering horses to suit any level of rider & a qualified NCAS AHRC level 1 instructor. Featuring private lessons, group lessons, school holiday programs & pony parties.

168 Browns Road
Cranbourne South VIC 3997

Phone +61 418 170 984 or +61 3 9776 5638


8. Beltain Park

An accredited Australian Horse Riding Centre, operating since 1995. Offering riding lessons, beginners & nervous riders being their speciality. Learn to ride on quiet horses & ponies in all weather. Featuring supervised classes with qualified instructors in indoor & outdoor arenas.

741 Warburton Highway
Seville, VIC 3139

Phone +61 359 642 445
E-mail m.leist@bigpond.com


9. Bogong Horse

Offering riding holidays in the Australian high country of northeast Victoria. A unique combination of great horses with the beauty of the Bogongs, they have been in operation since 1986.

52 Fredas Lane
Tawonga, VIC 3699

Phone +61 3 5754 4849
E-mail info@bogonghorse.com.au


10. Ryder’s Horse Riding Tours

Offering guided riding tours, 7 days a week. Ranging from one hour to half day tours. Even if you’ve not been on a horse, they can still accommodate you.

350 Forest Rd
Labertouche VIC 3816

Phone +61 408 370 235
E-mail rydershorseriding@gmail.com


If you know of another great place to ride horses that isn’t listed above, let us know & we’ll add it to our next list.


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