Brisbane experiences

Brisbane horse riding

On the outskirts of Brisbane there are quite a few places to take a trail ride. With many of them less than an hours’ drive from the city, it’s easy to take an occasional ride through the bush. Trails are generally through State Forests. Riding in national parks is not permitted.

Horse riding

Take a trail ride, get regular lessons or arrange a special pony party for your child at Slickers. There is a kids club too and overnight rides can be arranged.
They have more than a hundred horses, ranging over 100 hectares in Brisbane’s north-west. In under an hour from the city, you could find yourself in the saddle.

Pine Lodge Equestrian Park
The facilities at Pine Lodge Equestrian Park at Thornlands include indoor and outdoor arenas, with lessons in dressage and other competitor events on offer.

Wattle Creek Riding School
The Wattle Creek Riding School at The Gap runs school holiday riding programs and they specialise in one-on-one lessons. Keen riders can also learn how to look after their animals in the horse management courses. The emphasis here is on regular lessons, rather than an occasional trail ride.

Riverside Equestrian Centre
This riverfront riding centre at Moggill in Brisbane’s west, has a variety of riding lessons and casual rides. They also have popular school holiday day camps and an emphasis on dressage training. Group rides include some time learning how to catch, saddle and groom the horse, rather than simply riding.

Windsong Equestrian Park
At Mount Cotton in the Redlands, Windsong runs lessons and school camps on the 18 acre property.

Cherbon Waters Equestrian Centre
At Burbank on the southside, Cherbon Waters has an internal riding arena, plus lessons and trail rides. You can BYO horse too!

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