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.
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.
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
National Orientation Level Course in Basic Horse Care and Management Skills is a course by Majlis Ekuin Malaysia O Level.
The National Orientation (O-Level) Course syllabus was initially designed by Equestrian Australia Queensland Branch Coaching committee in 1993. Majlis Ekuin Malaysia (MEM) adopted the course in January 1995 and has localized the teaching materials to suit Malaysia conditions and needs.
As the course name suggests, it aims to provide an understanding in the care and handling of horses. The course is suitable for first time rider, horse owners and operators of riding facilities.
The objective of the course is to provide participants with practical knowledge in the requirements of horse care. More importantly, to educate the participants on how to work around a horse in a safe environment, for both the person and for the horse.
To break it into details, the outline of Majlis Ekuin Malaysia O Level is as follows:
General Horsemastership A – Safe handling method, knowledge of correct paddock handling procedures, yard management and care of bedding.
General Horsemastership B – Identification and measuring.
Grooming – Identify grooming equipment needed for grooming and correct application of various equipment.
Saddlery – Identification, fitting and care of horse equipment used on a horse for exercise.
Boots and Rug – Identification, application and fitting.
Feeding – Understand rules of good feeding, types of feed and methods of feeding
Foot Care – Identify correct shoeing and foot care
Horse Health – Identify signs of good health, ill health, minor wounds, ailments and lameness. Identify the need for worm control and vaccinations
Traveling – Understand preparation for and understand safe procedures
As a weekend leisure rider, I always enjoy exploring a little more than my typical trail ride and riding school routine. This course is perfect to put myself slightly beyond my comfort zone.
With a little bit of good timing, good friends coming together and the moon and stars are aligned, I managed to attend the course from 18th – 21st Oct 2021.
On the first day, the course started at 8.30 AM. We arrived at 8.00 AM for registration.
Each participant gets a bag of study material consists of 2 books, 1 folder with informative booklets, an empty notebook and a pen.
The primary instructor for the course is Husref Malek Jeremiah, a Level-1 General Coach (SSTA).
Husref is one of the best coaches we can ask for in Malaysia. Extremely experienced, knowledgable, yet humble and delivered the course in a friendly and enjoyable manner.
After an initial round of introduction and walking through the course outline, we dived right into the course.
This course is primarily practical at approximately 70% practical and 30% theoretical.
Wasted no time, we were sent to the big paddock to bring a few horses back into the stables. The horses are pretty calm and relax. It was relatively easy to put the head collar on them.
Back to the stable, Husref gave us a briefing on the bedding and Rahizza showed us how to prepare one.
Everything that was shown to us in the morning will be the activities we will need to do over the next few days.
Back to the classroom, we were assigned with horses to take care for the remaining of the course.
I raised my hand for Nazir, a Grey horse (instead of a pony) because I wanted to give myself a bit of challenge. Oh boy, Nazir totally didn’t let me down.
I paired up with Ziyad, my reliable partner who shown a lot of love for Nazir throughout our times together.
We started second day at 7.30 AM.
Ziyad took care of the grooming for Nazir while I did the bedding. It was certainly one of the most exhausting activities in the course for me.
Ziyad and myself posed in front of our first attempt to our stable boy job. Good job, Ziyad!
Also look at the happy boy, Nazir with a fresh bed!
As we still had some time before the classroom session begins, we took some time to roam around to pose with other lovely horses.
Back to the classroom, Husref gave us a lecture on different types of saddle for riding. Jac was asked to be the model sit on the saddle for explanation.
Next, we headed out to paddock for feeding!
The view of horses running over to get their food is totally amazing. Feeding in such a big paddock is new and totally refreshing.
Then, we went back to stables to finish up our feeding work.
After lunch, Dr. Edward Samuel, senior veterinary surgeon for MEM delivered a lecture on foot care and teeth care.
It was a rather interactive session. Apart from the lecture slides, Dr. Edward also showed us videos and discussed the diagnostic.
Again, we repeated our morning routine by grooming Nazir, making the bed and brought Nazir out for grazing and a walk.
Husref also brought us into the feeding room to explain the feeding chart, different type of food, the rules of feeding and considerations when feeding.
In the evening, Husref showed us the usage of rug although it is not commonly used in Malaysia. Well, it never hurt to learn a little extra.
The highlight of the 3rd day will certainly be loading the human (participants) into the float.
In order to get a sense how it is like to be traveling in a float, we travel for a short distance in the float around MAEPS.
We had a taste of what is it like to have a good ride and also a bad ride.
Guess what? It’s the assessment day!
Ziyad and I did our usual grooming and bedding. Then Husref popped over to start asking questions.
We also had to demonstrate how did we put on the bridle in front of him. Putting on the bridle is probably the trickiest part of the entire assessment that some people struggle.
After the assessment, Husref gave a debrief on what we covered in Majlis Ekuin Malaysia O Level for the last 4 days. He also explained a little more on what the next levels are after the completion of National Orientation Level Course in Basic Horse Care and Management Skills.
The Intro course and Level 1 are definitely something very appealing for people who have an interest in advancing their horsemanship or maybe go professional in the industry.
Next, certificate ceremony. We received our certificates and then headed out for a group photo.
Final Thoughts on O Level Majlis Ekuin Malaysia:
1. The syllabus covered in the course totally exceeded my expectation for the cost of RM350. The materials and duration covered can easily cost RM3000-RM5000 if such programs are by the private sector. I’m really happy to see MEM making this course affordable for the community.
2. Everyone in MEM is extremely helpful, friendly and cheerful. The entire crew could address me by my name throughout the course. The hospitality offered by MEM is beyond many private corporate training.
3. The practical part of the program is slightly overwhelming for me because stable work is not something that I do often but I’m super proud that I completed it.
4. This course is very suitable for a) stable workers who want to learn the safe and efficient ways of handling horses, b) the passionate riders who wants to know everything about horses, c) horse owners to understand what it takes to take care of horses.
5. In MEM, I saw genuine care and love for horses from the entire crew. On the first day, Husref talked about sometimes they worried if the horses slept well last night. I thought that was silly. On the forth day, the first thing when I woke up, I wonder if Nazir slept well the night before.
6. Throughout the years, I have seen stables that are managed in different conditions. The facilities in MEM is simply fantastic. Clean, organized and spacious. It definitely set a good standard to the rest of community. If I were to do my Intro course, I will come back to MEM.
For more information, please contact Pn. Mimie at +60166911059 or check out Majlis Ekuin Malaysia website.