Pony rides for small children
Hand-held pony rides are the ideal way to introduce children to the thrill of horse riding.
These specialised pony riding opportunities are available in two ways in Centennial Park:
- Saturday and Sunday of the first weekend of every month from 10.00 am to 2.30 pm (find out when the next pony rides are on)
- At any time by arrangement with one of Centennial Parklands Equestrian Centre’s riding schools.
Horses and ponies are carefully matched to the ability and confidence or the rider. Children are eased into approaching and getting to know the horse, then expertly guided by trained horse handlers so that they are relaxed and enjoy the experience.
The scheduled monthly weekend pony rides take place from the corner of Parkes Drive and Grand Drive in Centennial Park. Tickets are sold at the nearby Visitor Information Counter, next to the kiosk. It is not possible to make bookings.
For hand-held pony rides at other times, contact one of our riding schools. Simply visit one of their web pages to find contact and booking information.
Equestrian Centre riding schools
Contact one of these riding schools for Centennial Parklands horse riding opportunity information:
- Centennial Stables
- Eastside Riding Academy
- Moore Park Stables
- Papillon Riding School
- Budapest Riding School
new and existing clients
Richard Ballard has over twenty years experience as a farrier and is on site at the Equestrian Centre daily.
Centennial Park Veterinary Practice is a specialist equine practice ideally situated within the Centre.
John Leckie has been providing agistment and livery services in Moore Park for over 30 years.