Horse Riding Perth

Horse riding is a great activity for kids for many reasons. It builds confidence and teaches them responsibility, as they will need to care for their horse before and after each ride. It also requires patience and coordination, two skills that will be useful in other areas of their lives. Horse riding is also a great way to get exercise and fresh air, both of which are important for growing bodies and minds.

There are plenty of horse riding schools in Perth that offer lessons for kids of all ages and levels of experience. Whether your child is a beginner or a seasoned rider, they’ll be able to find a school that’s perfect for them.


Tips for choosing a horse riding school for your child

When it comes to horse riding schools, there are a few things you should take into account to ensure your child has the best experience possible. If you’re considering enrolling your child in horse riding lessons, here are a few things to keep in mind when choosing a school.

First, consider your child’s age and level of experience. It’s important to find a school that offers lessons appropriate for your child’s skill level. There are many different types of riding, so you want to make sure the school offers lessons that match your child’s interests and skill level.

Next, take into account your budget. Riding lessons can be pricey, so be sure to find a school that fits within your budget.

Ask about the instructor’s qualifications and experience. You want to make sure your child is learning from a qualified and experienced instructor who can provide a safe and fun learning environment.

Ask about the school’s safety procedures. Horseback riding can be dangerous, so you want to make sure the school has strict safety procedures in place to protect riders.

Finally, ask around for recommendations. Talk to other parents whose children take horse riding lessons and see if they have any suggestions for schools in the area.


Where to take your kids horse riding in Perth

Horse Riding Schools – North of the River


Happy Hooves Horse Riding School – Wanneroo

Happy Hooves Riding school is a unique Perth horse riding centre offering beginner riding lessons for children aged 2 – 12 with active parent participation. All lessons are on lead, and children can enjoy a gentle introduction to riding. Every Monday they run a very popular, 2 hour long, horsey playgroup where children aged 2 – 4 years can enjoy two pony rides and a variety of horsey-themed activities including horse care and pony games. They also offer very popular school holiday programs and vaulting lessons.

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Happy Hooves Wanneroo


Centura Riding School – Wanneroo

Centura Riding School is an AHRC accredited riding school offering horse riding lessons for all levels of riding ability. The school is owned by Roz Tippett who is one of Australia’s most respected riders. Centura offer riding lessons for all levels or riding ability in their private and group lessons.

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Centura Riding School

Wanneroo Riding Centre – Wanneroo

Wanneroo Riding Centre offer horse riding lessons that suit kids and adults from age 6 and up. Whether you are just getting started or have been around horses your whole life, their experienced coaches can tailor your lesson to help you reach your goals. They also offer therapeutic riding which can help individuals with disabilities improve their physical, emotional and social well-being through mounted and unmounted equine activities. Occasionally Wanneroo Riding Centre offer their very popular beach riding lessons. 

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Wanneroo Riding School Beach Ride

Zamalee Equestrian Centre – Gnangaga

Zamalee Equestrian Centre are a boutique riding school that offer group and private horse riding lessons.

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Zamalee Equestrian Centre, Gnangara

Showgrounds Equestrian Centre, Claremont

Showgrounds Equestrian Centre is located at the Royal Showgrounds in Claremont. They offer horse riding lessons in a group or private setting for adults and kids from the age of 4. During the school holiday their ‘Pony for a Day’ program gives kids the chance to experience owning a pony for a day or week. The program covers horse care, horsemanship, how to ride and general equestrian activities.

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Claremont Therapeutic Riding Centre – Mt Claremont

Claremont Therapeutic Riding Centre (CTRC) provides horse riding for therapy, sport, recreation and training for children and adults of all abilities. The Centre is a not-for-profit organisation that is dedicated to providing quality therapeutic riding programs to the community. The centre is very popular and you must register in advance to be placed on their waiting list.

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Horse Riding Schools – South of the River

Zia Park Equestrian Centre

Zia Park offers horse riding lessons to children and adults from the age of 3 years old for beginners to experienced riders. All of their highly experienced riding coaches have nationally recognised coaching qualifications. They also offer leisurely trail rides through the picturesque Perth Hills and have a variety of safe trail riding ponies suitable for children aged 6 and up.

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Zia Park Equestrian Centre


Forge Farm – Chidlow

Forge Farm is a boutique equestrian centre located in the Perth Hills. They offer group and private term riding lessons, along with day camps which run throughout school holidays, programs for school and community groups and regular training days and clinics, 

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Ellison Park Riding School – Hopeland

Ellison Riding school offer group and private lessons that cater for beginners to advanced riders. During the school holidays they run day camps for kids aged 4 to 16 years which include activities such as bareback riding, trail rides, horsemanship and games and competitions.

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Foxwood Farm Equestrian Centre – Wattle Grove

Foxwood Farm Equestrian Centre offers top-quality riding lessons for riders at all levels. Their lesson program is taught by Australian Horse Riding Centres of Australia NCAS qualified instructors. Lessons are held all year round in the indoor arena.

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Brookmans Riding School

Brookmans Riding School is the longest running riding school in Western Australia having been established over 50 years ago. They provide a wide variety of horse riding activities across a broad range of skill levels and ages, including private, shared and group lessons, day camps for children, school holiday camps, horse management courses, birthday parties and trail rides.

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In conclusion, horse riding lessons for kids in Perth can be a great way for your child develop confidence and learn about teamwork and responsibility. If you are looking for an activity that is both fun and educational, horse riding lessons may be perfect for you and your family.

So why not sign your child up for horse riding lessons today? They’re sure to have a blast while learning new skills and making new friends.

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About Jennie McNichol

After spending 11 years in London working in the television industry for the BBC, Jennie McNichol made the move to Perth in 2010. As the Co-Founder and Editor of Buggybuddys, she has been able to use her experience and passion for helping families to create a trusted online resource for parents across Perth.
Jennie is the proud mother of two daughters, aged 14 & 12 and is a big advocate of the family-friendly lifestyle that Perth has to offer.

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  1. Kanwal 12 months ago

    Thank you for this information. It was very helpful.
    Keep the hard work going Team buggybuddys, love your emails.

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