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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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.

Pusat Equestrian Pahang (Day 2)

2nd day of our 3-day horse riding trip across Peninsular Malaysia!¬†We selected Pahang Equestrian Centre (also known as Pusat Equestrian Pahang) because riding at the beach is one of Suki’s bucket list items. Jaclyn and I have never done beach riding as well so we were really looking forward to ride at the beach.

We got there in the morning about 8.00 AM.

The stables are not located right next to the beach. We had to cross a busy street in order to get to the beach. The traffic started building up at that hour so we had to wait until approximately 9.00 AM for the traffic to be clearer.

The good news is, that gives us a lot more time to play with our horses in the arena. Yay!

Jaclyn got on Pekan (right), I got on Goldie (middle) and Suki got on Putra (left).

Flatwork in the arena.

We had to trot for almost 1KM in the village road before arriving to the beach.

Around 9.30AM, the sun was high and bright. We were already sweating before even arriving to the beach.

Here we are at the beach, Tanjung Lumpur!

Suki overtook everyone and started cantering at the beach!

Jaclyn with her signature pose.

Goldie is trotting freely at the beach.

We passed a small stream while riding at the beach.

Jaclyn cantering fast from my right.

Suki cantering fast from my left.

 

The girls are having good time posing with their horses after exiting the beach.

After exiting the beach, we passed through a long strech of village road.

We stopped at an open field to take a rest before heading back to the stables.

Back to the stables. Suki posing with Putra.

Here is at track recorded by Jaclyn’s smart watch.

Cantering on the endless beach is an unique experience for us who are mostly riding in the arena or trail. It is an experience that every rider must try!

Further Details on Pahang Equestrian Centre / Pusat Equestrian Pahang

We had a chance to take photo with the crew members who went out ridng with us.

Pahang Equestrian Centre, Pusat Equestrian Pahang

This is the location to Pahang Equestrian Centre / Pusat Equestrian Pahang. The riding fee is RM200. If you would like to visit, please give Cikgu Paiza a call, +601113237416.

Up next, we are heading to T.I.E.P. (Terengganu International Endurance Park) – one of the top 10 endurance track in the world!