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Horse riding lessons in Gauteng

Horse riding lessons are fast becoming more and more popular as extra-curricular activities for kids these days. Even adults enjoy the many benefits from horse riding You will find equestrian centres and horse riding venues that cater for beginners to more experienced riders, in Gauteng. Browse the list below.

EduRide at the EARTH Centre

West Rand

Horse Riding Lessons for kids and adults plus Equitherapy that helps with learning difficulties incl e...Horse Riding Lessons for kids and adults plus Equitherapy that helps with learning... Horse Riding Lessons for kids and adults plus Equitherapy that helps wit...Horse Riding Lessons for kids and adults plus Equitherapy that...
From 3 yrs old

Indigo Horse Centre

Johannesburg

Kids and teens : Life & communication skills, emotional intelligence, physical benefits while having o...Kids and teens : Life & communication skills, emotional intelligence, physical ben... Kids and teens : Life & communication skills, emotional intelligence, ph...Kids and teens : Life & communication skills, emotional intell...
All ages

EARTH Centre NPC

West Rand

Free therapeutic horse riding & other interactive equine therapies for physically and mentally challen...Free therapeutic horse riding & other interactive equine therapies for physically ... Free therapeutic horse riding & other interactive equine therapies for p...Free therapeutic horse riding & other interactive equine thera...
From 4 yrs - All ages

Equidome Equestrian Centre

Johannesburg

Beautiful fun horse riding school and pony part venue, set in the magnificent Waterfall Equestrian Est...Beautiful fun horse riding school and pony part venue, set in the magnificent Wate... Beautiful fun horse riding school and pony part venue, set in the magnif...Beautiful fun horse riding school and pony part venue, set in ...
All ages

ArkStar Kidz Club

Johannesburg

NPO creating opportunity for our youth to learn, grow and participate in equestrian sportNPO creating opportunity for our youth to learn, grow and participate in equestria... NPO creating opportunity for our youth to learn, grow and participate in...NPO creating opportunity for our youth to learn, grow and part...
All ages

Sun Valley Stables

Johannesburg

Shows, pony camps, fun days and outrides. Different levels of promotion. Safe first ponies to competit...Shows, pony camps, fun days and outrides. Different levels of promotion. Safe firs... Shows, pony camps, fun days and outrides. Different levels of promotion....Shows, pony camps, fun days and outrides. Different levels of ...
All ages

Silvertree Stables

Johannesburg

Horse Riding lessons, Pony Parties, Kids Birthday Parties, Pony Camps, Fun Days, Pony RidesHorse Riding lessons, Pony Parties, Kids Birthday Parties, Pony Camps, Fun Days, P... Horse Riding lessons, Pony Parties, Kids Birthday Parties, Pony Camps, F...Horse Riding lessons, Pony Parties, Kids Birthday Parties, Pon...
From 3 yrs - All ages

Shepherds Fold Stables

West Rand

Find horse riding lessons for children and adults from 3 to 63 years! -We have experienced and caring ...Find horse riding lessons for children and adults from 3 to 63 years! -We have exp... Find horse riding lessons for children and adults from 3 to 63 years! -W...Find horse riding lessons for children and adults from 3 to 63...
From 3 yrs - All ages

Bexton Park Stables

West Rand

Horse riding lessons for all ages from 3 years old, outrides, trail rides, stabling, livery Horse riding lessons for all ages from 3 years old, outrides, trail rides, stablin... Horse riding lessons for all ages from 3 years old, outrides, trail ride...Horse riding lessons for all ages from 3 years old, outrides, ...
From 3 yrs - All ages

Aragon Stables

West Rand

We offer quality horse riding lessons plus pony parties and camps for all ages in Muldersdrift. Whethe...We offer quality horse riding lessons plus pony parties and camps for all ages in ... We offer quality horse riding lessons plus pony parties and camps for al...We offer quality horse riding lessons plus pony parties and ca...
From 3 yrs - All ages

Baron's Riding Academy

Pretoria / Tshwane

Horse riding centre, horse riding lessons, stablingHorse riding centre, horse riding lessons, stabling Horse riding centre, horse riding lessons, stablingHorse riding centre, horse riding lessons, stabling

Ranger Stables

Johannesburg

Ranger Stables is a small stable yard found in the heart of Craighall Park. We offer horse riding less...Ranger Stables is a small stable yard found in the heart of Craighall Park. We off... Ranger Stables is a small stable yard found in the heart of Craighall Pa...Ranger Stables is a small stable yard found in the heart of Cr...
All ages


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There is no secret so close as that between a rider and his horse - R.S. Surtees

Benefits of horse riding for kids

It is with good reason that horse riding has gained attractiveness in recent times. Aside from the interaction with horses, there are so many good things about horse riding that will benefit young people. - It develops confidence and control as well as good balance and core strength. - Kids are naturally attracted to horses and this encourages a love for animals. - Horses make wonderful childhood companions, unlike the TV, xBox or playstation! - Horse riding lessons will improve overall fitness of children and is a great full body workout. - It also assists in developing stronger muscles as well as muscle tone and concentration.

Horse riding competitions and shows

Depending on the equestrian centre you choose, you will find that some of them host competitions for the kids to participate in. Horses are used in different ways in competitions which can include dressage, endurance riding, eventing, reining, show jumping, tent pegging, vaulting, polo, horse racing, driving and rodeo. Dressage involves the progressive training of the horse to a high level of impulsion, collection and obedience. Competitive dressage has the goal of showing the horse carrying out, on request, the natural movements that it performs without thinking while running loose. (Wikipedia) Show jumping comprises a timed event judged on the ability of the horse and rider to jump over a series of obstacles, in a given order and with the fewest refusals or knockdowns of portions of the obstacles. Studies at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln found that 4-H horse shows were much more than just an enjoyable activity for children. They also found that participating in these shows enhances important skills, including goal-setting, self-reliance, and follow-through.

Horse riding for special needs children

Therapeutic benefits of horse riding are numerous. Kids who struggle with concentration, have been diagnosed with ADHD or have disabilities can all enjoy the calming feeling of interacting and riding horses. They will see a marked improvement in their coordination, muscle tone and concentration. Click here for a list of extra murals for special needs children.

What to expect when you start horse riding lessons

- As with any other extra mural, you will start by learning the fundamentals about horses and riding. Safety is important not only for yourself or your child but for the horse too. Good riding instructors will teach your child all they need to know before even getting on the horse. - In general, riders will need to have a riding helmet, comfortable pants and in the long run, riding boots too. Usually the equestrian centre would have a contact to supply these easily. - Basics taught are (among other things) mounting, balance and control, steering and stopping and later how to get the horse to trot, walk, canter etc.

Begin your search

Horse riding lessons are found mainly on the outskirts of the city, on small holdings or farms. Click on the suburb search button above to find a suburb close to you where you will find horse riding lessons. Alternatively if you donot mind the traveling, scroll through the listings and see what each one offers. Good luck and happy riding!