Giddy Up! Where to take kids horse riding in Singapore

by Lynn Lee
5 years ago

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In the past, horse riding in Singapore was an expensive interest in which one had to pay costly membership fees in order to go for riding lessons. 

Thankfully, it has now become more accessible and affordable to the general public as more centres offer lessons without requiring riders to pay for club membership. 

Now, you and your kids can definitely have more options apart from a leisure ride on a pony in the zoo.

Here are five of the best stables Singapore has when it comes to horse riding. 

Our recommendations of places to take kids horse riding in Singapore

1. Bukit Timah Saddle Club

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(Photo: Bukit Timah Saddle Club)

Nestled in the tranquillity of Fairways Drive is the Bukit Timah Saddle Club (BTSC) where you will find keen equestrians and beautiful horses galloping in the open space. It is an approved centre of the British Horse Society so you can be certain that it maintains the highest standards of safety, horse welfare and best coaching practices. 

Although BTSC is a private club, it provides riding lessons for the general public. There are pony rides that are available every Saturday and Sunday morning and these rides provide kids (3 to 12 years old) an introductory experience to the thrills of horse-back riding. 

If you are keen to take up riding lessons, you can consider the Public Riding Programme that is sold in a package of 4 lessons. Other activities include photo shoot opportunities with a horse, trail rides and you can even hire a pony for your little one’s birthday. 

Address: 51 Fairways Drive Singapore 286965

Opening hours: Tuesdays to Sundays, 8.30am – 12.30pm & 3.30pm – 6pm

Contact number: 6466 2264


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2. Gallop Stable

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(Photo: Gallop Stable)

Gallop Stable is one of the better-known stables for leisure horse riding in Singapore. It started from humble beginnings in 2003 at Pasir Ris and currently runs two stables in Singapore, with the other one in Horsecity @ Bukit Timah. 

Gallop Stable aims to provide opportunities for the public to enjoy horses and horse riding and offers affordable riding and ways for everyone to be close to horses and ponies. There are a variety of horse related activities such as riding lessons, pony rides and feeding, trail rides, riding camps and workshops. 

You could even hold a birthday party at Gallop Stable, complete with their lovely ponies and horses. 


Gallop Stable @ Horsecity (Bukit Timah) 

100 Turf Club Singapore 287992

Gallop Stable @ Pasir Ris 

61 Pasir Ris Green Carpark Singapore 518225

Opening hours: 10am to 7pm (Pasir Ris), 8am to 8pm (Horsecity)

Contact number: 6583 9665 (Pasir Ris), 6463 6012 (Horsecity)


3. National Equestrian Centre

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(Photo: National Equestrian Centre)

The National Equestrian Centre is a public riding school that aims to promote and develop horse riding in Singapore. 

It offers various lessons and programmes such as the beginner course, group lessons, pony camp and a guided 45-minute trail ride. The young ones (3 to 6 years old) can certainly go for a 45-minute, parent-accompanied Pony Playgroup and learn more about ponies and horses in a fun way and safe environment. See them squeal with delight as they attempt to give a bubble bath for the ponies. 

Address: 100 Jalan Mashhor Singapore 299177

Opening hours: 7am to 11am & 3pm to 7pm

Contact number: 9753 8739


4. Singapore Polo Club

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Singapore Polo Club is one of the oldest sporting and social clubs in Singapore. If your kids display a very keen interest in horse riding, getting a membership to one of the best stables Singapore has to offer will be well worth the investment. 

They will be trained by a dedicated team of certified teaching professionals in their fully-equipped facilities. Non-members can consider enrolling in The Pony Academy where there will be opportunities to groom the ponies and horses, wash, shoe, feed and cuddle them, ensuring an ample weekly dose of horse interaction. 

Address: 80 Mount Pleasant Road Singapore 298334

Opening hours: 7am to 10pm daily

Contact number: 68543999


5. Singapore Turf Club Riding Centre

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The Singapore Turf Club Riding Centre aims to introduce the sport of riding to everybody, especially young people. It has lessons suited for riders with or without experience. 

If your kids have absolutely no experience but would love to learn to ride a horse, they would have to be enrolled in a seven-week riding programme conducted on Saturdays. Through this weekly 45-minute lesson, they would be able to grasp the fundamentals of riding and upon completion of this programme, the instructors will be able to further advise on your children’s next riding class or group. 

Address: 1 Equestrian Walk Singapore 737863

Opening hours: 9am to 8pm (Tuesday – Friday), 9am to 6am (Saturday & Sunday), closed on   Monday

Contact number: 6879 3600


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There you have it. Horse riding options in five of the best stables Singapore has to offer. Enjoy the ride!