10 of the Best Places to Ride Horses in Sydney

10 of the Best Places to Ride Horses in Sydney

Horseback riding is a high-energy way to get fit, learn new skills & meet good people. The facilities below are great places to ride horses in Sydney, why not go take a ride this week?

1. Sydney Equestrian Centre

Welcoming all riders, whether you are a beginner, a new horse owner, a competitor or simply enjoy riding. Providing supportive, qualified coaches & a group of horses/ ponies that are well schooled, quiet & reliable. Offering 1st rate facilities & a variety of services, including adjustment & schooling of horses.

3 Paragon Road
Dural, NSW 2158

Phone +61 419 991 920
E-mail kerryfrench@bigpond.com


2. Sydney Horse Riding Centre

Situated in the Gledswood Hills,just a 45 minutes from Sydney’s CBD. Offering riding for all ages & levels of experience. The facility is located on pristine grounds with access to 100 acres of rolling hills & riding trails. Their team of expert staff has years of experience. Services include, lessons, individual or group rides, corporate days, tour groups, bus groups, pony parties & pony rides.

900 Camden Valley Way
Catherine Field NSW 2557

Phone +61 418 111 056
E-mail info@sydneyhorseridingcentre.com


3. Centennial Parklands Equestrian Center

Situated minutes from the Sydney CBD, in Moore Park. The site was formerly run by the Royal Agricultural Society & famed as an historic part of the former Royal Easter Show site. The site is large & features five different riding schools in addition to horse rentals.

114/120 Lang Rd
Moore Park NSW 2021

Phone +61 2 9339 6699


4. Darkes Forest

Founded in 1971, this is a family owned & operated ranch. Set in bushland, this is a great place to enjoy a ride or take a riding lesson. Featuring experienced ride leaders & instructors that share their love of horses with people of all ages & experience levels. Offering lessons for beginners & advanced riders of all ages. Also catering for trail rides & pony ride birthday parties.

448 Darkes Forest Road,
Darkes Forest, NSW 2508

Phone +61 428 943 441
E-mail darkesforest@bigpond.com


5. Sydney Community College Horse Riding Courses

Provides students an broad of horse fundamentals & riding. Utilizing mechanical, electronic & real horses to provide students an introduction to sitting in the saddle, achieving correct position & maintaining it while the horse moves.

2A Gordon Street (corner of Victoria Road)
Rozelle NSW 2039

Phone +61 2 8752 7555
E-mail customer.service@scc.nsw.edu.au


6. Glenworth Valley Horse Riding

Offering more than 200 quality horses & catering for the needs of all levels of riders. Visitors have the option of free-range riding or guided riding. Their knowledgable staff will select a horse to suit your ability, individual instruction is provided prior to departure & roving supervisors are on hand to assist if required.

69 Cooks Road
Glenworth Valley NSW 2250

Phone +61 2 4375 1222
E-mail adventures@glenworth.com.au


7. Sydney Trail Riding Centre

A 400 acre property with picturesque Sydney landscapes. Featuring world class facilities, riding lessons & trail riding where you never thought you could go!

Sydney Polo Club
100 Ridges Lane,
Richmond NSW 2753

Phone +61 432 105 104
E-mail info@sydneytrailriding.com.au


8. Scenic NSW Horse Riding Centre

Situated amongst the bush lands of Denham Court, 45 minutes from the CBD. This sprawling 360 hectare farm provides visitors access to a unique riding experience. See what life was like for Australian Pioneers following one of the horse trails on the property. Forget about the hustle & bustle of city life by enjoying a day with beautiful horses amongst the luscious evergreens.

205 Campbelltown Road
Denham Court NSW 2565

Phone +61 2 9605 7410
E-mail info@scenicequine.com.au


9. Sydney Hills Horse Riding Centre

More than 25 years of experience owning & managing successful riding centres. Their focus is the safety & comfort of their riders while increasing confidence in their abilities. Featuring well trained horses & ponies for all levels or ages. Providing a comprehensive learning & riding experience with different lessons/ programs available.

66 Kenthurst Road
Dural, 2158 NSW

Phone +61 421 218 983
E-mail carolyn@sydneyhillshorseriding.com


10. Hidden Valley

A picturesque 370 acre co-operative farm retreat, an hour’s drive north of Sydney. Featuring horse riding, a swimming pool, mountain bike trails, bush walking & other family activities. Their horse trails take you through the Ourimbah State Forests with creek crossings, rainforest & ridge line pathways. For more experienced riders they offer a western, round & dressage arenas plus show-jumping & eventing courses.

986 Ourimbah Creek Road
Palm Grove, NSW 2258

Phone +61 2 4362 1438
E-mail manager@hiddenvalley.com.au


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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