Saddle up and get ready to ride! If you’re looking for a new activity, competitive sport, or adorable experience, horseback riding is the perfect option! Singapore has many different options for interacting with horses, whether you want to gallop in the wind or just hang out with your favorite four-legged friends! Check out Little Steps’ list of Singapore’s best horse riding opportunities below!
Public riding and horse leasing options are available at Pasir Ris and Horse City Bukit Timah. Lessons range from one-on-one pony rides for your toddler (3 yrs+), Private Junior (aged 4 to 6), Group, Semi-Private, and Advanced. Wee-ones will love the public weekend pony rides (recommended age 3+). You can also host riding birthday parties here, super fun!
The Trail Rides program instructs trailblazing kids ages 5 and above in fundamental equestrian skills. Formal riding lessons begin at age 7 where kids can also become members of the Pony Club. While riding is for members only, non-members can enjoy The Verandah restaurant and Polo matches Monday - Friday.
A good resource for local riders, NEC offers the Pony Programme for kids aged 6 -16. Pre-school and primary age children will also enjoy pony-themed activities and pony rides. NEC also hosts EQUAL (Equine Assisted Learning), bringing together over 160 students for equestrian-centered activities, and the Riding for the Disabled program.
Host the 2010 Youth Olympic Games, STCRC's Riding for Schools Programme teaches kids aged 8 - 18 safe riding rules, horse anatomy, fundamental riding skills, stable management, and care of horses, and also offers an annual riding camp. The Co-curricular Activity group riding ranges are Primary Schoolers and Secondary, JC, Polytechnic, and ITE.
Singapore Turf Club Riding Centre, 1 Equestrian Walk (Off Woodlands Avenue 3), Singapore 737863, +65 6879 3600, https://www.turfclub.com.sg/en.html
Is your little princess still pestering you for a pony? Bukit Timah Saddle Club offers Sunday Morning Pony Rides, a Pony Club for children 7 years and older, public lessons, holiday pony camps, and an own a pony scheme where kids can adopt their own pony to ride for that week’s lessons (a great idea!). Afterward, take a break at Riders Cafe, where you can dine up close and personal with your four-legged friends.
Bukit Timah Saddle Club, 51 Fairways Drive, Singapore 286965, +65 6466 2264, www.btsc.org.sg
RDA Singapore provides horse riding therapy to children and adults for free in Singapore. It is the only charity in Singapore that provides horse riding therapy, or hippotherapy, for both physical disabilities, such as cerebral palsy and muscular dystrophy, as well as cognitive disabilities, such as Down’s Syndrome and Autism. Benefits of this type of therapy include and increase in self-confidence, improved circulation, respiration, balance, motor coordination and mobility! Apply for sessions through their website!
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