TIEP (Terengganu International Endurance Park) in Lembah Bidong is one of the best venues for endurance ride in Malaysia.
In year 2024, a total of 7 endurance competitions will be happening in Lembah Bidong. Namely in Jan, March, May, July, August, Oct, Dec. Download the Horse Riding Malaysia 2024 calendar to check out the further dates.
Kak Umi Stable, Lembah Bidong
Before the first endurance competition begins, I booked my horses with Kak Umi‘s stable. Took this opportunity to meet up with some friends ahead of the game.
Kak Umi got Nufa and Filly from Pak Bidi for us.
Filly is handsomely tacked before heading out.
Jack on Filly and Daniel on Nufa. Both are Arabian (horses).
We used the back trail to head to TIEP starting pointing while trotting along the way.
Passing by Stable 4 to get into TIEP facilities.
Walking on the tar road slowly, heading over to the starting point.
Vet check area on the left. Tents for various riding clubs on the right.
Passing through the popular entry gate.
Here we go.
Say Hi to Kak Umi!
Slow cantering in the trail with Nufa.
The track in TIEP is wide and clear. For this reason, this is an international grade for endurance riding.
We came back for a water point break after approximately 10km of ride.
We went on another 6-7km before calling it a day as the day is getting warmer.
Beach Route, Lembah Bidong
Then, on the next day, we have another ride at the beach route.
Jack was warming up Nufa in a fenceless round pen.
Jack on Nufa and Daniel on Aryyan.
Taking photo with 2 beautiful grey Arabians while getting ready for beach route.
Plenty of relaxing cantering with the boys along the beach.
We also stopped by a water point for the horses to catch a break.
The water point area is usually for long distance riding competition.
Enjoying the relaxing beach.
I like this track a lot as we can have mix of both trail and beach ride.
Posing with Aryyan, also known as the hero tamil by Kak Umi, because the ride is so stable that rider can do stunt on the horse back like a tamil movie hero.
Group photo before leaving the beach.
There is a restaurant on our way back.
Next time, we are going to do a drive thru for kopi-peng!
Sashenka, a beautiful Arabian is looking at his buddy returning home.
Aryyan gets a shower after the morning ride. Good job, boy!
Look at what Aryyan and Sashenka are discussing.
Row of stable in Kak Umi’s facilities.
Another 3 boxes next to the big round pen.
A paddock for keeping the horse outside.
There is Ammy Homestay right next to Kak Umi’s stable for affordable accommodation.
Further down the road, there is Kak Umi’s house.
An extended container house.
Anyway, it’s been a while since I was competing in endurance competition.
Going for a leisure ride in TIEP, Lembah Bidong is definitely a good experience if you want to get a taste of how it’s like to do endurance riding.
If you want to get a ride in TIEP, Lembah Bidong, please contact Kak Umi at +60 12-221 0612.
Location for Kak Umi’s stable as below. Alternately, look for Ammy Homestay in Google Map.