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Horse Riding in Brisbane for Kids

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

 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.

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.

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!

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.

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. 

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! 

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.

Heritage Riding

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.

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. 

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.

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. 

Sherwood Little Rides – temporarily closed

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: 

Ethereal Equestrian

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.

Indarra Equestrian – no longer in operation 

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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.

Kiah Park

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.

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?

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.

Keen to go horse riding on the Gold Coast? Here are our top tips! 

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Janine Mergler

Janine Mergler is a veteran Queensland teacher, graduating from QUT with a BEd majoring in Social Sciences. After many years in the classroom, Janine moved on to academia. She has proudly trained new generations of teachers in her role as a lecturer at Queensland University of Technology Faculty of Education. She has also worked in the Queensland Government as an education specialist, developing education resources and delivering community awareness programs to help families conserve water. Currently she is the owner and editor of Families Magazine, a publication specifically targeted at parents who value a quality education for children.  Janine leads a team of professionals who write about family lifestyle, early childhood, schools and education information and family-friendly events.

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