Horse Riding for Kids in Brisbane
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 in the South East where you can go for trail rides and longer experiences.
Horse Riding on Brisbane’s Southside
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.
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.
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
A safe, friendly centre in Wellington Point, we’ve reviewed Indarra Equestrian over here.
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.
Horse Riding on Brisbane’s Northside
Located near Toorbul/Donnybrook on the way to Bribie Island, Taylord Equestrian is a small but friendly riding school that are there for their students. 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. They offer a free ‘Meet & Greet’ sessions are available by appointment so give us a ring … they’d love to show you around.
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.
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.
Mirtna Park Equestrian Centre
Located in Upper Caboolture, Mirtna Park Equestrain Centre offers individual and group lessons for beginnners to those looking to lear dressage.
Gypsie Lodge Equestrian Centre
Gypsie Lodge in Kobble (near Mt Samson) offers group and private riding lessons with qualified instructors. They also offer agistment, holiday camps and horse and rider development.
You can find Trevena Glen Farm at Mt Samson. They are passionate about helping your children get into the saddle with a holistic approach to lessons.
Horse Riding 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.
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.
Gumnuts Farm and Horseriding Resort
Located in Canungra, Gumnuts 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.
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.
Taking your Brisbane Kid Horse Riding?
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 child horse riding in Brisbane, let us know how it went – we’re always keen to hear all about Brisbane experiences.
Find the contact details to these horse riding centres here.