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Horseriding in Sydney


Centennial Parklands Horseriding

Horseriding through Centennial Parklands – right in the heart of Sydney – is great summer fun for all ages and experience levels. Centennial Parklands Equestrian Centre has five riding schools, and Centennial Stables offers one-hour guided rides around Centennial Park, as well as tuition in dressage and showjumping for more advanced riders.

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Horseriding in Sydney for everyone

Glenworth Valley, Central Coast

If you've never been on a horse before, don't worry. All horseriding centres in Sydney have well-trained horses and ponies for beginner riders. Take a guided trail ride at the Sydney Trail Riding Centre just 40 minutes out of the CBD, or learn the basics as you ride around the beautiful Centennial Parklands with an experienced guide from one of the five stables at the Centennial Park Equestrian Centre.

Papillon Riding Stables provides lessons in horse care and harmonious horse-rider communication, while fine-tuning horsemanship skills in dressage and showjumping is available at Moore Park Stables.

Children who love horses will find much to delight in in Sydney. For the under-fives, led pony rides are available at most equestrian centres. Older kids, whether beginners or more experienced, can have a lesson, trail ride and even a birthday party at Sydney's Centennial Park Equestrian Centre or within an hour of Sydney at a family-friendly venue such as Valley View Park at Grose Vale. Pony camps are available during school holidays, or enjoy a family day out at the Golden Ridge Animal Farm, where kids can have a pony ride, feed lambs and goats, and even milk a cow.

Glenworth Valley, about an hour north of the CBD, has 3,000 acres of scenic beauty to discover, and more horseriding adventures await you in greater NSW.

Windsor Rodeo, Hawkesbury Valley

Tobruk Sheep Station

If you'd like to see Australian horses at work, a visit to Tobruk Sheep Station is a must. Watch stockmen muster sheep on horseback with their sheepdogs, enjoy some billy tea and damper around a camp fire or why not try your hand at sheepshearing? It's a true-blue Aussie farm experience.

Glenworth Valley, Central Coast

Trail riding

You needn't travel far from Sydney's CBD to take a trail ride through some spectacular scenery, and summer is the perfect time to do it. Go for a guided horseride at Sugarloaf Horse Centre or Glenworth Valley, or saddle up at the Sydney Trail Riding Centre.

Royal Easter Show 2009

Sydney International Equestrian Centre

The world-class facilities at the Sydney International Equestrian Centre at Horsley Park provide a great location for horseshows and events. The indoor and outdoor arenas, steeplechase track and cross-country course were all venues in the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games.