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Horse Riding in Malaysia - Daniel Foo

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Mz Stable

Mz Stable is located next to TIEP (Terengganu International Endurance Park) specialized in endurance riding.

At the entrance, you can see a truck with Mz Stable branding.

Mz Stable - truck

Further in, there is a long row of stable for the horses.

Mz Stable - row of stable

Saddle pads, saddle cloths, saddle are hanging outside for drying after a ride.

The team is cooling down the horses after returning from a training ride.

Mz Stable - cooling down

I got Giant, an ex-polo for me ride.

Mz Stable - Giant

Adjusting stirrups before mounting on Giant.

Mz Stable - Daniel Foo and Giant

Jack on Naqi.

Mz Stable - Jack & Naqi

Slowly trotting over to TIEP starting point.

Giant knows where are the places suitable for trotting and cantering. You can be assured that riding Giant you will be well taken care.

TIEP, Lembah Bidong

Passing through Stable 4.

Mz Stable - stable 4

The iconic vet check lanes in Terengganu International Endurance Park.

Mz Stable - TIEP, Lembah Bidong

Passing through the entry gate.

Cantering in the track with Giant.

Giant keeps a fairly steady canter even when there is big wide track. You will not need to worry being carried away.

Giant is such a easy horse to ride. You can let the rein loose freely while cantering.

Giant maintains a stable pace with very limited head movement which makes you ride super relaxing.

More cantering in the TIEP track with the team.

Coming back to Mz Stable after the ride.

There are some empty paddock for horses to come out.

A whiteboard for listing the schedule for various activities for all the horses.

Mz Stable - schedule

A float for travelling horses.

Mz Stable - float

Photo with Mizi and his son.

Mz Stable - Mizi & Daniel Foo

I had a dinner with Mizi and his family and the team after the ride.

I definitely enjoyed spending my time with them who are actively involved in the endurance games in recent years.

We exchanged fair bit of stories about what the updates are in the riding scenes. Definitely a good catch up!

More Information on Mz Stable

For more information, please contact Mizi at +60 13-928 6117.

Lembah Bidong, TIEP Endurance Ride

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.

Lembah Bidong - TIEP: Filly

Jack on Filly and Daniel on Nufa. Both are Arabian (horses).

Lembah Bidong - TIEP: Jack & Daniel Foo

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.

Lembah Bidong - TIEP: Stable 4

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.

Lembah Bidong - TIEP: Starting Point

Passing through the popular entry gate.

Lembah Bidong - TIEP: Entry Gate

Here we go.

Lembah Bidong - TIEP: Track

Say Hi to Kak Umi!

Lembah Bidong - TIEP: 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.

Lembah Bidong - TIEP

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.

Lembah Bidong - TIEP: Jack warm up Nufa

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.

Lembah Bidong - TIEP: Daniel Foo

Group photo before leaving the beach.

Lembah Bidong - TIEP: Jack, Daniel, Kak Umi, Black

There is a restaurant on our way back.

Next time, we are going to do a drive thru for kopi-peng!

Lembah Bidong - TIEP: Restaurant

Sashenka, a beautiful Arabian is looking at his buddy returning home.

Lembah Bidong - TIEP: Sashenka

Aryyan gets a shower after the morning ride. Good job, boy!

Look at what Aryyan and Sashenka are discussing.

Lembah Bidong - TIEP: Shashenka and Aryyan

Row of stable in Kak Umi’s facilities.

Another 3 boxes next to the big round pen.

Lembah Bidong - TIEP: Kak Umi stable

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.

More Information

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.

Glenora Stables

Glenora Stables is located 28 KM away from Kota Kinabalu, Sabah.

Glenora Stables is founded by Susan, who came to Sabah from the U.K. The stables were established 8 years ago to provide riding facilities in the Papar district.

Before arriving at the stables, you will see the following signage.

Glenora Stables - signage

Upon arriving, you will see the family’s residence on the right and the arena on the left.

Glenora Stables - house

A beautiful view of looking over the arena from the house.

Glenora Stables  - view from house

The row of stables on the left. The arena is in between the horses’ house and the human’s house.

Walking along the stables and you can see the pretty horses.

Say Hi to Gypsy and Valencia!

Glenora Stables - Gypsy & Valencia

Also Nimbus and Copper!

How can we miss out the cute little Hamish!

There are a few more horses at another row of stable.

The resting and social area for the staffs to chill out.

There is a smaller arena for HBA (horse back archery) activities behind the big arena.

Glenora Stables - horse back archery

A round pen for horses that need a little more discipline.

Glenora Stables - round pen

Claire, Susan’s daughter tacked Gypsy for our little friend to have joyride. Adjusting the stirrups.

Glenora Stables - joyride

Walking around the big arena for joyride.

Claire was kind enough to let me ride Gypsy in the arena. Such a lovely horse.

Before leaving, we also get to see the workers were preparing a few horses for the afternoon race.

Taking a shower before heading out.

Loading into the float.

The Sabah’s way of transporting horses.

Susan, who has been riding horses since she was 8 years old and have been in Sabah for the last 50 years.

Claire is an FEI Level 1 Coach.

Daniel (right) has a big smile on his face teaches archery and horseback archery in the riding school.

Glenora Stables - Daniel Foo, Susan, Claire, Daniel

For More Information on Glenora Stables

Glenora Stables is operated by Susan’s family and I definitely enjoyed spending my time with them.

Please check out the Facebook, Instagram or contact Claire at +60 19-870 0090 if you want to ride there.

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Agrofarm Love & Respect Sanctuary

Agrofarm Love & Respect Sanctuary is located in Desaru, Johor. The facility is in Tanjung Sedili owned by Dato Ashraf Bakar.

Murshidah and Zeal collaborated with the owner to jointly manage the stables that has 5 ex race horses that he re-homed.

Agrofarm Love & Respect Sanctuary stable

Empty spaces outside of the stable for grazing.

Agrofarm Love & Respect Sanctuary home

The concrete container for feeding is thoughtful and practical to keep the stables clean.

Hello neighbour!

The simple and well-equipped tack room for basic riding.

Agrofarm Love & Respect Sanctuary tack room

Tiger is allocated for me for the trail ride.

Tiger - Agrofarm Love & Respect Sanctuary

The trail lead, Fawad Ali used lead rope with a special tie to also serve as martingale to prevent Tiger’s head from pulling up too much.

Fawad led the trail with another horse, Beauty.

Steering Tiger with lead rope instead of normal rein.

There are plenty of straight and clear path along the trail.

The hill that we head to has a lot of greens to offer.

Posing with Tiger on the hill while Tiger getting a quick bite.

Daniel Foo - Agrofarm Love & Respect Sanctuary

We spent some time riding around the hill and enjoyed the wonderful scenery.

Tiger has a beautiful round neck when he is relaxing.

Turning back after we enjoyed a fair bit of cantering around the hill.

On our way back, we rode passed another farm.

Arriving back to the stable. Fawad untacked Beauty while the groomer, while Ishaq untacked Tiger for me.

Tiger was left outside for grazing after the trail ride.

Tiger has a special bonding with Murshidah. They are totally enjoying each other’s companion.

Murshidah - Agrofarm Love & Respect Sanctuary

A group photo of Tiger with Zeal & Murshidah’s family and Fawad.

Murshidah, Zeal, Daniel Foo - Agrofarm Love & Respect Sanctuary

More Information on Agrofarm Love & Respect Sanctuary

Agrofarm Love & Respect Sanctuary social impact is to rehome ex race horses and give them a 2nd chance in life. The horses can be used for basic riding lessons, joyrides, trail ride and therapy. 

For more information, please contact Zeal at +60 17-618 8445 or Murshidah at +60 19-607 3155 to book your ride, or visit their Instagram.

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TNT Arabian Stable

TNT Arabian Stable is located in Dengkil, approximately 40KM from KL city center.

The stable is known for endurance rides in the southern part of Selangor.

The Arabian horses were almost done tacking when we arrived in the morning.

The tacking space next to the horses.

TNT Arabian Stable - tack area

Well-established stables where the horses live.

TNT Arabian Stable - stables

Posing in front of TNT Arabian Stable signage.

TNT Arabian Stable - Daniel, Ily, Aina

From left, Daniel on Tokyo, Ily on Osaka, Aina on Elsa.

On our way out to our morning trail ride.

Say Hi to Ily!

TNT Arabian Stable - Ily

Before entering to the palm oil estate. A short break making sure everyone is doing good with our horses.

Green views along the trail. Definitely very cooling for the eyes.

The riding buddies while taking a water break inside the palm oil estate. The Arabian horses are performing so well.

Big and clear track for a lot of cantering if you like riding fast. The Arabian horses offer such a soft cantering.

Some cantering videos on the clear tracks.

Enjoying another wonderful cantering stretch with the team.

We also spent a lot of time walking on our way back to enjoy the beautiful scenery.

TNT Arabian Stable - walking back

On our way back, we passed by KAET, another stable in the area.

TNT Arabian Stable - KAET

Coming back home.

TNT Arabian Stable - back home

The trail takes approximately 2 hours (with breaks for about 15-20 min in between) covering 16KM.

TNT Arabian Stable - trail record 16km

Interesting, TNT Arabian Stable shares the similar trail track with a few other stables such as Kasavilla Stable.

So, don’t be surprised if you bumped into other riding groups especially during the weekend.

A clear trail for a fun ride with Arabian horses that I will come back for another ride for sure!

For More Information on TNT Arabian Stable

For more information, please contact Ady at +60 12-345 6204 or Zaki at +60 11-6261 1551. The location is below:

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Batangsi Trail Saville Equestrian Park

Batangsi river is one of the most fun and relaxing trail rides in Malaysia offered by Saville Equestrian Park. Batangsi river trail is located in Semenyih, approximately 35km from KL city center.

It’s been a few months since I last visited, pleasantly surprised by some of the facility upgrades.

Kitty got Sheldon, an ex-polo for her ride.

Batangsi Trail Saville Equestrian Park - Kitty

Warming up in the arena.

Faiz joined us in this ride with Sergio.

Batangsi Trail Saville Equestrian Park - Faiz

Harith came along with us in an ATV watching our back.

Batangsi Trail Saville Equestrian Park - Harith ATV

Continue trotting into the trail.

Batangsi Trail Saville Equestrian Park - Hairi

Hairi led the way. We passed by some Durian trees.

After a good riding workout, we arrived at the signage of Sungai Batangsi.

Batangsi Trail Saville Equestrian Park - signage

We rode passed a row of shop lots that provide facilities for the nearby activities.

Kitty was leading Sheldon into the river bank.

View from the middle of the Batangsi river with crystal clear water.

My horse, Shubah, a KKA who really enjoys playing at the river.

Kitty’s played splashing water with Shubah.

Smile!

Humans taking photo with Sheldon and Shubah.

Hairi and Sky, a very fun stallion were enjoying their time at the river.

Photo with Harith, a friendly horseman who took good care of our needs along the trail ride.

Batangsi Trail Saville Equestrian Park - Daniel and Harith

Sheldon and Shubah, smile!

Batangsi Trail Saville Equestrian Park - Sheldon and Shubah

Group photo before heading back.

Batangsi Trail Saville Equestrian Park - trail ride

Tacking the horses to get ready going back.

Heading back passed by the shot lot row.

Shops and stalls along the way.

ATV for rental.

The view along our way back.

We also stopped by the take some photos at this spacious junction.

Daniel on Shubah. Kitty on Sheldon.

Batangsi Trail Saville Equestrian Park - Daniel and Kitty

Thanks Harith, for the wonderful solo shots!

Heading back into Saville Equestrian Park.

Arriving at the stable at around 12:00 PM

Group photo before leaving the stable.

For Information for Batangsi Ride

The trail took us approximately 2.5 hour. We spent about 1 hour at the river and 1.5 hour riding. Definitely a fun and relaxing trail.

For more information, please contact Nyna at +60 19-755 3501 or visit their Facebook page.

Penn Endurance & Equestrian Club

Penn Endurance & Equestrian Club is one of the longest serving equestrian clubs in Malaysia.

It is strategically located in Cherating, Pahang.

Penn has always been a stable that I wanted to visit for years. It is well-known for the In-Land Highway track and the beach ride.

The entrance to the facilities. Once you make the right turn, continue driving further in until you see the orange buildings.

Penn Endurance & Equestrian Club - signage

The signature mural painting for Penn Endurance & Equestrian Club.

Penn Endurance & Equestrian Club - arena

Spacious arena for training horses.

Penn Endurance & Equestrian Club - stable

Further in, that’s where more rows of stable are for Penn horses.

Penn Endurance & Equestrian Club - saw dust

The storage of saw dust for horses’ bedding.

Some horses are out for grazing in the round pen. Some horses are roaming around freely.

Penn Endurance & Equestrian Club - horses are tacked

Our horses are out and tacked for the ride.

Penn Endurance & Equestrian Club - daniel foo

Posing with Sakap, a very beautiful pure blood grey Arabian. Active yet well behaved with a comfortable light canter.

Heading out for the adventure!

We walked pass some trail which is a wonderful combination between beach ride and trail ride.

Clean beach for a very relaxing ride in the morning.

We did a lot of crossing between beach and trail. Definitely very fun!

Penn Endurance & Equestrian Club - trail ride

There were also a lot of uphill and downhill. Penn called this trail as roller coaster trail. Super fun.

I love this combination so much and I will for sure come back for more.

Penn Endurance & Equestrian Club - beach

Of course, also not to forget some walking along the beach to enjoy the ocean breeze.

Penn Endurance & Equestrian Club - penn and daniel

Good job, Che Penn for offering such a wonderful riding experience for us.

Che Penn is one of the most respected figures in the Malaysia equestrian world especially in the endurance scene.

I admire Che Penn’s energy and passion for the sport.

More Information on Penn Endurance & Equestrian Club

For more information, please contact Che Penn +60 14-796 9739 or visit their Facebook page.

Check out other beach rides.

Kembara Sunnah Equestrian Team

Kembara Sunnah Equestrian Team is conveniently located 7 KM away from Kuantan town in Pahang.

The team offers beach ride for the experienced riders and joyride by the beach for the beginners.

Riding lessons will be by appointment only depending on the availability of the instructor.

Kembara Sunnah Equestrian Team horses

Horses are prepared by the crew for beach ride.

Kembara Sunnah Equestrian Team cabin tack room

The cabin used as the tack room for all riding equipment.

Kembara Sunnah Equestrian Team stable

A row of stable by the beach. What a wonderful living environment the horses have!

Kembara Sunnah Equestrian Team - getting ready

Another horse is getting ready for riding.

A playful buddy in the house.

Kembara Sunnah Equestrian Team - stable interior

Interior of the stable. Well-ventilated for the horses to breathe the fresh ocean breeze.

The other side of the interior. Pretty thoughtful to have the mat in the middle to avoid slippery.

Beach Ride at Kembara Sunnah Equestrian Team

After tacking the horses, we headed out to our beach ride.

Rahman is a nice horse that is fairly easy to handle. He could go fast or slow depending on how much the rider asks for.

Kembara Sunnah Equestrian Team - Iesman

Iesman and his partner came along to escort us.

Riding along the beach enjoying the ocean breeze in the evening.

Kembara Sunnah Equestrian Team - carriage

There was a carriage passed by the same beach while we were riding.

Giving Hidayah a try while passing by a stream of water flowing back to the ocean.

Solo photos by the beach with beautiful horses offered by KSET.

It took us about 1.5 hour to return to the stable. Of course, you can also opt for a longer beach ride if you are up for a challenge.

More Information on KSET

For more information, please contact Iesman +60 13-333 5733 or Naim +60 17-987 6392 from Kembara Sunnah Equestrian Team. Visit the Facebook page for more recent photos and videos.

I have definitely enjoyed my time in KSET with their prompt communication and great hospitality in taking care of our riding needs.

Note: Many know this stable by the former name of Kugie. It has been re-branded as KSET (Kembara Sunnah Equestrian Team) recently.

Check out other beach rides.

Kesuma Stable

Kesuma Stable is located in Semenyih, approximately 40 km away from KL city center.

Kesuma Stable banner

The stable was founded by Suhly and Ina, a lovely couple back in 2021.

They started off riding horses as personal hobby many years ago.

At the point of writing, the stable already has 6 beautiful horses, where 5 are mares and 1 is gelding.

As you enter the stable, you will see a big arena on your left.

Kesuma Stable arena

The arena is often use for horse back archery practice and also for basic riding lessons.

As you move in further, you will see the stables where the horses live.

Say Hello to Puteh, Shifa, Qaisara and Nina!

Kesuma Stable horses

Further in, you will see 2 more horses.

They are Rose (left), a mare used to live in MAEPS that has a private owner and Gunther (right), an ex-race gelding that is going through schooling again.

Puteh is one of my favorite horses in the stable with a little bit of naughty character but has shown a lot of improvement in the recent weeks.

Saddles hanging next to Puteh’s box.

There is a feed area where the food and utilities are. Pretty neat!

Kesuma Stable - feeding

There is a washing bay that can fit up to 2 horses at one go, with rubber mat to avoid being slippery.

Kesuma Stable - washing bay

The tack room for storing the gears for riding needs.

Kesuma Stable - tack room

The tack room also has fridge that keeps cold beverages for riders. Riders can purchase the drinks at an affordable price.

A simple and functional setup for washroom.

Kesuma Stable also offers trail ride. Suhly and Ina use the ATV for outride purposes.

Kesuma Stable - ATV

A few more shots around the arena.

When the horses are grazing in the arena.

More Information on Kesuma Stable

Kesuma Stable owner, Ina (left) and Suhly (right) in the house.

Kesuma Stable - Ina, Daniel, Suhly

I always find myself enjoying my time in Kesuma Stable either with their trail ride or simply riding in the arena.

Sometimes, the facility also runs a short 1-day tent pegging course by Coach Nasrul.

The stable is privately run and not doing too many public advertisement. Please contact Ina at +60 12-694 7408, or check out their TikTok.

Algontory Trail Ride

Since my last visit to Algontory Stable riding in the arena, Algontory trail ride is now open for public.

Algontory Trail Ride arena

We have a large group, total of 8 horses hacking out.

After a short briefing, we headed out with Afiq leading the way with his beautiful grey horse named Snow.

Algontory Trail Ride - Afik

We trotted along the village for about 1 km before entering the trail on the left.

Algontory Trail Ride into the trail

Off road – entered into the track.

The views between the ears in the track. Plenty of green and relaxing sceneries.

There are a fair bit of steep uphill cantering in this direction.

And you will get fairly nice view from the top.

We spent some time taking photos at the top of the hill.

The riding buddies for the day.

Everyone was taking a break. The Algontory crew members was thoughtful enough to bring some mineral water bottles for the riders to drink.

Posing for photos after tiring ride to the top of the hill.

Algontory Trail Ride - daniel foo

A video view from walking around the top with my horse, Alif.

It was approximately 12km to complete the Algontory trail ride.

In the last 2km, we cantered on the road circled around the village.

Algontory Trail Ride map

Another video in TikTok done for Algontory trail ride. Good job team for making the video post riding as memory.

Our riding group came back and gathered for our breakfast. A spacious environment for us to move around in front of the stables.

Algontory team is generous to prepare nasi lemak, sambal and fried chicken for us as breakfast after burning the calories.

We cover approximately 12km in one and a half hour.

Algontory trail ride offers a good challenge for the experienced riders. It’s been a while since I last had such an exciting ride with the team!

More information for Algontory trail ride

Please contact Umar at +60 17-620 0661 or visit their Facebook, TikTok, Instagram.