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 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.
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.
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.
Indarra Equestrian – no longer in operation
A safe, friendly centre in Wellington Point, we’ve reviewed Indarra Equestrian over here.
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.
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 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. You can find more information here.
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 (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 Mt Samson. They are passionate about helping your children get into the saddle with a holistic approach to lessons.
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 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 is located Beenaam Valley, north of Noosa. They offer riding camps each school holidays. Children can get back to nature for a week.
Gummies Farm and Horse riding Resort
Located in Canungra, 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.
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