Hey riders! This is Daniel Foo, an equestrian enthusiast. My blog shares information about riding horses in Malaysia.
Paya Indah Wetlands is located in Dengkil. Slightly further south from Cyberjaya. The horse riding facilities and tracks are for endurance competition standard. Definitely one of the best in Malaysia.
Horse carriage at display at the entrance.
There is a big arena for riding lessons.
Riders can comfortably ride in a group of 4-5 horses for an arena of this size.
The tack room where saddles are neatly organized.
The main stable that houses the horses in Paya Indah Wetlands.
Another stable at the back.
Basir – one of my favorite horses that trot and canter so softly.
Wet saddle cloths and saddle pads are getting some sunshine.
There is also a fridge that keep cold drinks and a small resting area next to the arena.
Trail ride at Paya Indah Wetlands
I went out to the trail with Pizu and Abeh in the morning.
Pizu on the left and Abeh on the right. Both are very good riders.
We have a yellow theme on that day.
The track is filled with greenery and it was so relaxing.
We could occasionally see a patrolling security guard in the track.
We took a slightly different route today and headed out to the Gamuda construction site.
Trotting on the construction site.
Of course, not to forget some photos along the way.
Crossing the road, we are going to Starbucks!
Ride thru Starbucks.
By the time we head back, the sun was already bright and high.
Passing through the bamboo farm.
There is a beautiful rumah Malayu along the way back.
Throughout the trail, there is also plenty of lake.
Very calming experience when riding along the lakes.
I used to ride here often about 6-7 years ago with MM2020. The operation was ceased and I have always wanted to come back here. I’m glad that Pizu and his team is operating the facilities here.
For more information, please contact Pizu at +60 12-777 4767.
SEDEC Equine is located approximate 16km away from Kuching city center in Sarawak.
According to the owner, SEDEC Equine stands for Sarawak Development Center for Equine.
Here is the entrance of the riding school, along a straight road.
When I arrived, Coach Shaza, was training her student.
At the point of writing this, SEDEC Equine is the only riding school I could find that is open for public for riding lesson.
A staff was lunging a very active horse before putting the saddle on.
The riding center is also open for public to try a joyride if you want to get a taste of riding a horse with an affordable fee.
The staff will help you to get on the horse and hold the horse to walk for a few circles.
If you are into taking riding lesson, Coach Shaza can teach you the right techniques for horseback riding.
Coach Shaza (on the right) is an active tent pegging player, who actively takes part in competition in Kuala Lumpur.
Coach Shaza showing the student how to check on the girth before mounting.
Student mounting on the horse from the ground.
Once the students are done with their riding lesson, they can also hang out at the resting area.
Infographic about horses on the wall.
Looking out from the resting area.
Tastefully decorated with plants at the reception area.
Toilet for changing clothes or taking a bath after your riding lesson.
Also plenty of parking space within the facility.
Moving inside, there is a float for carrying the horses for traveling, carrying the SEDEC Equine brand.
The stable where approximately 10 horses live.
Inside the stable.
More Information on SEDEC Equine
If you are interested to go for a visit, please contact Coach Shaza at +60 11-2308 6773 or visit their Facebook page.
Do take note that the entrance of the riding center might not be very noticeable along the street. I recommend you to slow down upon reaching the entrance.
Kok Mak Stable is located in the northern most part of Malaysia, approximately 500 km away from Kuala Lumpur.
The scenic view of paddy field and being right at the Thailand border have always caught my interest to ride in Kok Mak Stable.
There is a big arena for riding activities.
The greens around the riding track makes the riding experience extra relaxing.
A number of stable boxes next to the big arena.
There is a big open area in front of the stables for chilling out.
Imagine sipping a warm cup of coffee in the morning watching sunrise, or a BBQ dinner in the evening with your favorite people, anyone?
There are also many boxes for the horses.
The row of stable next to the arena with thick saw dust for the horses’ comfort.
I always appreciate stable who put the name signage for their horses. It shows how much they care. It’s the little acts that count.
Another row of stable with the tack room in the middle.
Neatly organized tack room. Each of the saddle is named with the horse.
The signage of Kok Mak Stable.
Ploy – beautiful painted horse with glass-like clear blue eyes.
Trail Ride at Kok Mak Stable
We booked the trail ride at 7.30 A.M. As we arrived the horses are almost done tacking waiting for us to depart.
Yumi adjusted her stirrup before mounting on her horse, Attakama.
Daniel on Coco, passing by a road before entering another part of the trail.
We passed by rubber estate on our way out to the trail.
There are plenty of long and clear track for slow cantering to enjoy the environment.
More photos of the riders, Yumi, Coach Wan and Daniel.
It took us a while to get to the top of the hill.
Climbing uphill passing through the bushes.
Finally, arriving at the top of the hill.
Of course, not to forget some solo photos.
Group photo at the top of the hill.
Next, we moved on to the kenaf farm.
Passing down clear wide open field.
Coach Wan and Daniel entering kenaf farm.
A photo of taking photo.
Coming out from the photo taking spot.
The signage of I Love Kenaf. As you can tell, the sun was bright as we passed.
Kenaf is a warm-season annual row crop in the same plant family as okra and cotton. In Malaysia, kenaf is fast becoming the country’s 3rd industrial crop after palm oil and rubber.
Kenaf plants are capable of growing to a height of 20 feet under favorable conditions; however, heights generally average 8 to 14 feet in a growing season of 4 to 5 months.
The beautiful scenery while coming back.
After returning from the trail, we also played with another horse in the arena.
Accomodation in Kok Mak Stable
If you are interested staying inside the stable, Kok Mak Stable also provide accommodation.
If you come in small number, you can choose to stay in the hobbit room. There are 2 hobbit rooms available.
The bathroom is right next to the hobbit room.
If you are coming in 4-5 persons, you can also consider staying in the camper van.
You can park your car right next to the camper van.
There are 3 single beds.
And a double bed, which has a bathroom attached.
The bathroom is reasonably functional for a camper van size.
If you are in planning to visit the northern part of Malaysia while being very close to the Thailand border, Kok Mak Stable is a riding facilities you should check out.
For more information, please contact Mr. Farhan +60 12-330 6301 or visit their Facebook page to make an appointment.
Saville Equestrian Park is located inside Saville Free Range Agro, Semenyih. The facility is in the state of southern part of Selangor, approximately 1 hour away from KL city center.
Upon entering, you will see the office on the right side.
On your left, you will see a big covered arena for riding activities.
In front of the arena, there is a little hut, tables and spacious chairs for students and visitors to relax.
The horse riding activities in Saville Equestrian Park include riding lessons and also trail ride for experienced riders.
One of the coaches is teaching a young rider for the riding lessons. The riding lessons are conducted in both morning and evening.
There are approximately 15 horses in Saville Equestrian Park. All comfortably housed in their own boxes.
Stable B, another row of stables.
The washing bay for giving shower to horses.
Another thoughtful facility in Saville Equestrian Park is the air-conditioned room for the visitors. A very comfortable place to relax if you do not like prefer waiting outdoor.
The room is tastefully decorated with horse photos. This collection showcases the construction progress of the stables.
A collection of horse photos. I wonder if these are all the horses the owner owns.
This collection shows more of the riding activities.
I came here for a trail ride and I got Sheldon as my riding buddy.
Together with another two riders, we went out and Hairi was our guide for the day. Hairi is a skillful horseman, riding a stallion during our trail ride. Not the mention, he is very cheerful person.
While we were heading up the hill top.
Passing through the lush green.
A few more photos during the trail ride.
Some solo photos for myself.
A group photo for ourselves. Smile!
I have particularly enjoyed my time there as the staffs are very friendly. The air-conditioned resting room is impressively clean and comfortable. The arena has a roof covered, that means the students do not have to worry about rain during the riding lessons. The trail is slightly short but there is enough of uphill cantering. Will definitely come back for another trail ride!
More Information on Saville Equestrian Park
For more information, please contact the administrator Nyna at +60 19-755 3501, or check out the Facebook page.
Kasavilla Stable is located in Dengkil. It is a new stable started operating in early 2022. A team of experienced horseman is taking care of the welfare of the horses.
As you arrived, you will see a newly built stable.
Red bricks and a clean roof with cream and black color design combination make the stable uniquely recognizable.
Upon entering, you can see the boxes are well kept, clean and tidy.
At the side, there is a paddock for training the horses and lesson for students.
The big paddock is located right next to the stable.
The wide entrance of the paddock.
The paddock is big enough for 3-4 horses riding at one go comfortably.
The rider and the horse were bonding before mounting.
The staff in Kasavilla Stable was kind enough to bring us some nasi lemak before our ride. Not to mention the nasi lemak was so tasty!
Kity and I booked for a trail ride and we mounted on our horses in the paddock.
Misty is a young and active horse. She can get a little naughty in the beginning but once she is warm up, she is so fine. It is really fun and exciting to ride with her once I took her out further into the trail.
Ben is an older horse with very steady pace. He was a little heavy in the paddock but once he was out he will carry the rider comfortably. A very good horse for riders who are getting started with trail ride.
Kasavilla Stable Trail
The trail offers a lot of greenery which is relaxing for the eyes and refreshing for the lungs.
We also got plenty of even and straight track for cantering. Super fun track!
Stopped by for photos after a long stretch of slow cantering with our riding buddies.
Totally enjoyable the Sunday morning ride. Thumb up!
We came back in slightly below 2 hour covering 18KM.
Next, a few more photos around the stable and paddock.
Peeping from behind one of the boxes in stables.
Clean and tidy interior of the stable.
Toha (right), the man who is running the stable who is also a very experienced horseman.
More Information on Kasavilla Stable
The location of Kasavilla Stable as follows. For more information, please contact Toha at 01157394989 to book your ride or visit their Instagram.
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Riders Resort is an equestrian friendly mansion-style resort. It is located in Kulai, approximately 50KM from Johor Bahru.
The resort has a stable attached to it, which makes it very convenient for the guests to go for a ride within the facilities.
Apart from riding lessons, the resort also offers trail riding for beginners and intermediate riders.
For total beginners, the staff will lead the horses and walk the horses into the trail side by side with the riders. It is a relatively safe ride as the horses are pretty calm.
As I arrived to the resort in the afternoon, the receptionist together with the resort manager, Dennis took care of my check-in to the resort.
Dennis is your friendly host who is willing to go the extra miles to take care of your needs. Definitely A+ for his attitude in offering great hospitality to his guests.
Upon arrival, we had lunch in the cafe. The setting of the cafe is tastefully decorated to provide a cosy environment.
I booked for 2 trail rides during my 3-day stay.
Before mounting on the horse, Halim checked if we can handle the horses on our own before letting us out. The staff helped me with mounting on my horse.
We warmed up the horses in the arena before heading out.
Passing by a big field in the resort on our way out, before hitting the trail.
The trail offers a lot of greenery. Here are some views from the horse back during our trail ride.
Of course, not to forget some photos with my hairy friend in the palm oil estate.
Posing in front of the resort main building.
More information on Riders Resort
Overall it is a very relaxing ride in Rider Resort. The trail is clear and easy to ride. The horses are calm and easy to handle. It is a very suitable place for beginners to get a taste of what trail ride is.
Please visit Rider Resort Facebook page or contact Rider Resort at 019-7105330
Cape Cavallho Equestrian Club is located in Rembau, approximately 45KM south of Seremban. The location is at the border between Negeri Sembilan and Melaka.
It’s an equestrian club that I wanted to visit for a long time because I always see the beautiful photos from their Facebook page. Thanks to the moon and stars aligned, I finally managed to dropped by for a visit last week.
This is the main arena for riding activities. The horses are prepared for our trail ride.
Janice and I booked for a trail ride. Do note that trail ride is only available during weekday.
We mounted in the arena before heading out to the trail.
We’d really love to try the trail which is 20KM, which takes around 1.5 hour to complete. The bad news is the year end flood just went away, the track is not in great condition so we were only able to ride the mini trail within the facilities.
The view along the way looking over the arena and stables.
We did attempt to get into the trail. Unfortunately, we were only able to make a small loop before we decided to turn back after assessing the condition of the trail.
Nevertheless, the ride surrounding the grazing areas are still pretty enjoyable. It’s a very refreshing experience to have a relaxing ride.
There are total of 9 large grazing areas for the horses to roam around. What else can you ask for?
Of course, we also stopped by to take some photos with the magnificent view behind us.
We saw a happy horse playing with water in the grazing paddock.
More photos along the trail.
Some individual photos with the beautiful scenery in Cape Cavallho Equestrian Club.
After our ride, we spent a lot of time chatting with the owners. We call them Aunty and Wak.
I really love the personal touch and sense of being part of the family in the club. They are so friendly and you almost feel like chatting with some long time friends. They are kind enough the share how they got started and what their vision for the equestrian club is.
Wait… did I mention Aunty cooked mee hoon goreng for us too? Also not to mention they keep asking us to help ourselves with the coffee available for us.
After visiting so many clubs over the years, this is the first time ever I felt like I must show everyone who these friendly people are.
The hospitality offered by Aunty and Wak are simply fantastic. I highly recommend people to come over to sign up for riding lessons and make friends with these folks.
More Information on Cape Cavallho Equestrian Club
The equestrian club also offers horseback archery lessons and clinics. Do drop by if you’d like to know more.
For more information, please contact aunty at +60 12-200 0012.
Here is the location to the equestrian club:
Pusat Ekuin Ladam Merah is located approximately 14KM away from Melaka city center. Haji Din, who is the owner also runs the operation with his staff to provide basic horse riding and horseback archery lessons.
The riding lessons are by appointment. I recommended visitors to contact Haji before visiting the equine centre.
The view of the entrance from Google Street View.
Upon entering, you will see Haji’s beautiful house and the horseback archery facilities.
This area also serves as the grazing area for horses to roam around when there is no riding activities.
The centre has a big arena for basic horse riding lessons. Students can spend time here mastering the basic riding skills before advancing to horseback archery.
Haji Din is a specialist and famous for his horseback archery. So, it will be a really good idea to come here for horseback archery practice.
The stables for the horses.
There is also a mini track behind the arena.
There is a resting area in front of the arena for riders and visitors to hang out.
Haji Din is showing us one of his horses, Mansor – a very good endurance horse.
The main area for horseback archery.
Informative boards prepared by Haji Din to understand the big picture in horse riding activities.
We spent almost 2 hours chatting with Haji Din on how he started Pusat Ekuin Ladam Merah. Haji was generous enough to share some of his life experiences in the corporate world before setting up the equine center.
Haji even served us drinks and cookies. The hospitality offered by Haji Din to Kitty and myself is simply fantastic. Overall, it was a really pleasant experience visiting the facilities.
More Information on Pusat Ekuin Ladam Merah
For more information, please contact Haji Din at +60 13-381 3311
This is the location to the equine centre:
Hang Tuah Equine Centre is located approximately 7KM away from Malacca city center. The centre is currently managed by Batrisya Stable & Riding Centre team led by Mr. Syam and Adam.
Batrisya Stable & Riding Centre has recently moved their operations from the previous location. The new location here offers an upgraded facilities for both the riders and for the horses.
There is also a bigger space for riding activities such as fun ride and riding lessons in the new location.
The sight of Hang Tuah Equine Centre with morning sunlight.
There are plenty of space in front of the riding centre for parking. Not to mention it’s such an impressive facility!
The stables that can fit a lot more horses.
There is also a mini rabbit collection in the riding centre that will entertain the rabbit lovers.
The riding centre offers funride, which is one of the favorite activities for the public.
Carts for horse carriage that are well-maintained in great conditions.
At the back of the riding centre, you can still see Batrisya’s team float for transportation purpose.
You can also see the new banner for Hang Tuah Equine Centre is up!
The full list of activities are listed as below.
Leisure Ride in Hang Tuah Equine Centre
Mr. Syam and and Adam arranged a leisure ride for Kitty and myself during our visit.
Hakim led the way while Adam escort us from behind.
We rode along the river and walked pass paddy field. Absolutely peaceful scenery.
Happy girl put a big smile on her face!
Adam was kind enough to take a lot of photos for us along the way.
We spent a lot of time enjoying the calming scenery along the river.
We stopped by to pose in front of the riding centre.
As we returned, we spent a little more time with the horses in the paddock giving them some active trot and slow cantering.
Kitty was enjoying her time petting the horses in the stables.
This is the shower and drying area for the horses.
Overall, it was an enjoyable time for Kitty and myself visiting Hang Tuah Equine Centre that is managed by Batrisya management team.
Great job for the team looking after so many horses and providing riding facilities for the public. If you are in Melaka, you should surely drop by for a visit.
For more information, please contact Mr. Syam (+60 19-756 3341) or Adam (+60 12-638 5673).
Here is the location of the riding centre:
Kelab Berkuda Al Heyzum is located in Batang Kali, approximately 50km north of Kuala Lumpur. The club offers basic riding lesson and amazing trail ride adventure along the river for experienced riders.
We passed through a rubber estate before arriving to the club.
We made our trail ride appointment at 9AM, but we were few minutes early.
Wasted no time, Kitty mounted on her horse, Teja, a wonderful ex-polo that has extremely soft canter.
After about 10 minutes of warming up in the arena, we headed out to the trail!
Personally, I enjoy this trail very much as we get to appreciate the trees surrounding us along the track.
After trotting and some slow cantering for approximately 3km, we arrived to the entrance to the river.
Happy girl posing with Teja in the river.
My view on Shakor, an endurance horse in the river.
Cantering on water is definitely one of the experience every rider should try.
The river can get pretty deep at some point. Get down to swim if you like.
More happy poses with Teja!
Sudden water attack!
We spent about 30 min in the river cantering. Needless to say we were all soaked from this trail ride.
We headed back with slow canter which is a very enjoyable experience.
Here are the facilities in Kelab Berkuda Al Heyzum.
Big arena for flat work and basic riding lessons.
Stables for the horses.
Shower area for the horses.
There is a little hut for riders and staff to hang out.
A float for transporting horses.
For more information, please visit Kelab Berkuda Al Heyzum Facebook page or contact Robi (+60 18-328 1740) to make an appointment.
Here is the location to Kelab Berkuda Al Heyzum.