If you've never been on a horse before, don't worry. All horseriding centres in Sydney have well-trained horses and ponies for young beginners. Take a guided trail ride at the Sydney Trail Riding Centre, less than an hour by car from the city centre, or learn the basics as you ride around the beautiful Centennial Parklands with an experienced guide from the Centennial Parklands Equestrian Centre.
Children who love horses will be delighted in Sydney. For the under-fives, led pony rides are available at most horseriding schools. Older kids, whether beginners or more experienced, can have a lesson, trail ride and even a birthday party at Sydney's Centennial Parklands Equestrian Centre or an hour from Sydney at a family venue such as Valley View Park at Grose Vale, in the Hawkesbury. You can also stay at Valley View in a log cabin.
Glenworth Valley, about an hour north of the city on the Central Coast has more than 1,200 acres of scenic beauty to discover, and more horseriding adventures await you in other splendid locations in greater NSW.