Horse Riding for Kids in Brisbane
Horse riding Brisbane style? We’ve got the best list of options below.
Top spots to try horse riding in Brisbane
Riding a horse can be an amazing experience for children, whether they take lessons or just spend an afternoon on the trail in the countryside. Exercise without realising they’re exercising, care of another being as well as giving them confidence and teaching respect for other animals, people and property are all powerful reasons to listen when your children ask for a horse.
But if a horse isn’t in the budget right now, here’s a list of horse riding Brisbane locations where you can go for lessons, and locations on the Northside of Brisbane and the Southside of Brisbane where you can go for trail rides and longer experiences. We’ve broken them in locations: Horse riding Brisbane south, horse riding Brisbane north and if you scroll all the way to the bottom, you’ll find horse riding on the Gold Coast too!
Horse Riding on Brisbane’s Northside
Check out these northside of Brisbane locations to take your kids horse riding!
Taylord Equestrian is a small but friendly riding school. They are part of a close-knit community and they want you to have the best experiences while learning to ride. Individual programs ensure your education starts at the beginning and it goes as far as you want it to.
Phone: 0435 269 997
Address: 129 Meldale Road, Meldale
Website: Taylord Equestrian.
Slickers Horse Riding
Located at Kurwongbah, just 50 minutes from Brisbane, Slickers Horse Riding offers 3, 500 acres of land to explore from horseback. With experiences from pony parties, lessons and horse leasing right up to trail rides and weekend trips, Slickers can accommodate adults, too.
Phone: 07 3285 1444
Address: 116 Dunlop Lane, Kurwongbah
Website: Slickers Horse Riding.
Wattle Creek Riding School
This is an outdoor centre surrounded by unexpected bushland so close to the city in The Gap, Wattle Creek Riding School offers lessons for young and old, and a popular school holiday program. Private lessons here are quite popular!
Phone: 07 3300 6422
Address: 28 Kays Road, The Gap
Website: Wattle Creek Riding School.
Gypsie Lodge Equestrian Centre
Gypsie Lodge in Kobble Creek (near Mt Samson) offers group and private riding lessons with qualified instructors. They also offer agistment, holiday camps and horse and rider development.
Phone: 07 3289 9393
Address: 198 Kobble Creek Road, Kobble Creek.
Website: Gypsies Lodge Equestrian Centre.
Trevena Glen Farm
You can find Trevena Glen Farm at Mount Samson. They are passionate about helping your children get into the saddle with a holistic approach to lessons.
Phone: 07 3289 4257
Address: 1100 Winn Road, Mount Samson
Website: Trevena Glen Farm
Bribie Island Road Saddle Club
A friendly club conveniently located at 392 Bribie Island Road, Caboolture, Queensland. We offer riding lessons for all ages and abilities as well as agistment at great prices. They offer ‘Pony Parties’ and horse riding lessons! Click here for more information. School holiday programs are available.
Phone: 0410 886 504
Address: 392 Bribie Island Road, Caboolture
Website: Bribie Island Road Saddle Club.
Brumby’s Run Riding School
This sweet spot is located in Dayboro, north of Brisbane. Talented riders and instructors will work your children through their paces to help them become confident riders. A lot of Brumby’s Run horses feature at the Ekka as well!
Phone: 0421 480 573
Address: 4521 Mount Pleasant Road, Dayboro
Website: Brumby’s Run Riding School.
Horse Riding on Brisbane’s Southside
Dalson Park Indoor Equestrian Centre
At Dalson Park Indoor Equestrian Centre, you can keep up with your lessons, whatever the weather. Conveniently located in Slacks Creek, Dalson Park provides group or private lessons, as well as agistment for your horse, and support when you’re ready to buy.
Phone: 0448 034 514
Address: 63 Nujooloo Road, Slacks Creek
Website: Dalson Park Indoor Equestrian Centre
Boasting indoor and outdoor arenas, Heritage Riding in Thornlands caters to the first-timer horse rider, who’s never been near a horse, right through to elite competition level riders who have ridden forever. They also provide thorough school holiday camps.
Phone: 07 3206 3951
Address: 59 Boundary Road, Thornlands
Website: Heritage Riding.
Cherbon Waters Equestrian Centre
Nestled on the banks of the Tingalpa Reservoir, Cherbon Waters offers group lessons as well as private lessons to children and adults. They also offer weekly trail rides, suited to beginners who want to learn-by-doing.
Phone: 0417 704 671
Address: 121 Cherbon Street, Burbank
Website: Cherbon Waters Equestrian Centre.
Crowson Park Riding for the Disabled (RDA – Riding Develops Abilities) – Greenbank
Straight from the horse’s mouth! This wonderful place works for riders in assisting them to reach physical milestones of improved strength and balance, mobility, postural correction and flexibility. Each program is tailored to suit he individual child. It’s a great centre and one that Brisbane is lucky to have.
Phone: 07 3200 1055
Address: 129 Crowson Lane, Greenbank
Website: Crowson Park Riding for the Disabled.
Riverside Equestrian Centre
With a focus on dressage, Riverside Equestrian Centre also provides basic lessons to all ages with a focus on horsemanship, teaching children to care for the animals and prepare for riding.
Phone: 0478 646 354
Address: 3666 Moggill Road, Moggill
Website: Riverside Equestrian Centre
Horses in Mind Inc.
Travel to Hemmant to discover Horses in Mind Inc! They’re a not-for-profit service that offers riders of any ability the chance to learn about horsemanship.
Phone: 0413 314 428
Address: 105 Ragnor Road, Hemmant
Website: Horses in Mind Inc.
Sherwood Little Rides
At Sherwood Little Rides their horses and ponies are their pets. They offer rides, lessons and parties in a large paddock in the leafy Brisbane suburb of Sherwood, around 10km from the Brisbane CBD. You can meet their friendly goats too!
Phone: 0402 726 318
Address: 24 Strickland Terrace, Sherwood.
Website: Sherwood Little Rides.
From beginner lessons and school holiday camps to competing and advanced eventing, Ethereal Equestrian offers a full range of services in their outdoor and undercover arenas.
Phone: 0434 570 330
Address: 1538 Mt Cotton Road, Burbank
Website: Ethereal Equestrian.
Indarra Equestrian – no longer in operation
A safe, friendly centre in Wellington Point, we’ve reviewed Indarra Equestrian over here.
Horse Riding Near Brisbane
Not in Brisbane? Check out the choices for horse riding for kids near Brisbane.
Tamborine Mountain Trail Rides
Located in the beautiful Tamborine Mountains, on a 300 acre farm, Tamborine Mountain Trail Rides has ponies available for parties as well as trail rides from a half hour through to whole day trips, and they offer lessons too.
Phone: 07 5545 7963
Address: Cedar Creek Falls Road, Tamborine
Website: Tamborine Mountain Trail Rides
Kiah Park is located Beenaam Valley, north of Noosa. They offer riding camps each school holidays. Children can get back to nature for a week.
Phone: 07 5486 6166
Address: 578 Beenham Valley Road, Beenam Valley
Website: Kiah Park.
Gummies Farm and Horse Riding Resort
Located in Biddaddaba in the Gold Coast Hinterland, Gummies offers farm stays at their beautiful 140-acre horse farm. Horse riding is their main activity, where you can do a trail ride through their amazing property.
Phone: 07 5543 0191
Address: 400 Biddaddaba Creek Road, Biddaddaba
Website: Gummies Farm and Horse Riding Resort.
Nag Nanny and Equine Resolutions
Located at Canungra, Nag Nanny has lots to offer – individual and group lessons, kids pony parties, horse sleep out camps, school holiday programs and trail riding.
Phone: 0429 091 004
Address: 198 Little Flying Fox Road, Ferny Glen
Website: Nag Nanny and Equine Resolutions.
Taking your Brisbane Kid Horse Riding?
Horse riding Brisbane style will mean heat, sun and bugs. Don’t forget the sunscreen and be aware that the first time on a horse’s back can be a little daunting. What looks like fun in a kid’s movie can be frightening at first. Talk to them about safety, respect for animals and listening to the instructor. If you do take your kids horse riding Brisbane, let us know how it went – we’re always keen to hear all about Brisbane experiences.
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