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MAEPS

MAEPS (Malaysia Agro Exposition Park Serdang) is located in Serdang, approximately 30KM from KL city center.

I went to MAEPS for a ride on Kolonel Fakharuzi’s recommendation whom I met in Unit Ekuin UPM few weeks back. He is one of the guys who helping running the stable operation in MAEPS. Last week, he was out of town so he got his partner, En. Faud to take care of my riding arrangement.

MAEPS is a massively huge place. The stable in MAEPS takes a little effort to find. Make sure you check out the map at the end of the article to get there easily.

After circling around for 10 minutes and asking 3 different people, I finally arrived the stable.

Stable in MAEPS
Stable in MAEPS

There was a stable management course going on. The staff was explaining the importance of horseshoe the participants.

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This handsome young man is Aziq, son of En. Faud. Aziq brought me out for the trail ride later on. Aziq is only 17 years old but he is already a solid rider. He has been riding for many years. He is now actively training for endurance competition and he even trains horses for other private owners.

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I got my horse, Rohill for my trail ride. Although Rohill is a schooling horse, he is surprisingly responsive. I could easily pop him into trot and canter without using a whip. With a whip, a light tap on his shoulder will get him to canter really fast.

I brought Rohill into the arena to warm up while waiting for Aziq to get ready. The arena is pretty big to the point there are another 2 smaller circles within the big arena for other riders to train.

Riding in MAEPS arena
Riding in MAEPS arena

I was trotting and cantering in the arena for about 15 minutes to warm up Rohill.

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Shortly after, Aziq and I left the arena to head to the trail.

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Trail at MAEPS

Here is a video of my ride inside the arena and at the trail.

We walked on tar road and passed by a pineapple farm.

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Aziq got back up on his horse after he got down to open the gate to trail entrance.

We started trotting at the entrance of the trail.

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One thing you can be assured is to get a good view of greenery and wide clear sky in MAEPS.

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The trail has swallow trace.

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You can also spot a lot of trees along the trail although they are not big enough to provide shade.

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There are plenty of hilly path where you can canter up comfortably.

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Overall Riding Experience

The track in MAEPS is not particularly long. If you are new to trail riding, this will definitely be a good start. I spent most of the time trotting. I did not get a lot of chance to canter because there are plenty of turns I was not familiar with. Once you are familiar with the turns, it will be a really good place to test your cantering skill. Also, we took the shorter trail because the night before was raining hence we could not go to another trail which is supposed to be more challenging. I will definitely go back for another ride to try out another trail. The fee is affordably at RM80/hour.

If you want to ride in MAEPS, feel free to call up En. Faud (019-2770449)

7 Comments

  1. Mia Mia

    Hi Daniel,
    I am Mia from Bangi. Thanks for this very useful blog of horseriding in Malaysia. I found it very informative for a beginner like me.
    Btw, do you have the riding school fee from MAEPS?
    I already took 5 classes and learnt trotting – sitting and standing in Gombak
    However since I have moved to Bangi, the nearest will be UPM or MAEPS. Fee in Putrajaya Equin is a bit expensive for me.

    Hope you able to help and perhaps we can meet someday for trail

    Till then,

    Rgds,
    Mia

    • Hey Mia, I don’t know the lesson fee in MAEPS. But you can call En. Faud to find out more, 019-2770449

      • anon anon

        Its En. Fuad 🙂

    • Azrul Azrul

      Boleh saya tahu sapa incharge horse riding disana, contact no?

  2. Azraei Azraei

    Lesson for beginner RM570 for 8 session. Update yesterday.

    • sf sf

      how about the lesson fee for intermediate?

    • Khairil Khairil

      Thank you for the updated info.

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