Kasavilla Stable

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.

Kasavilla Stable interior

Upon entering, you can see the boxes are well kept, clean and tidy.

Kasavilla Stable

At the side, there is a paddock for training the horses and lesson for students.

Kasavilla Stable

The big paddock is located right next to the stable.

The wide entrance of the paddock.

Kasavilla Stable 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.

Kasavilla Stable - daniel foo

Totally enjoyable the Sunday morning ride. Thumb up!

Kasavilla Stable - trail ride

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 - Kasavilla 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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Kelab Berkuda Al Heyzum

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.

Terengganu International Endurance Park, T.I.E.P. (Day 3)

3rd day of our 3-day horse riding trip across Peninsular Malaysia! We selected Terengganu International Endurance Park (T.I.E.P.) as our final destination.

Terengganu International Endurance Park (T.I.E.P.) is my most looking-forward-to track to ride since my endurance competition last year.

Our accomodation is fairly near to T.I.E.P. It took us about 15 min drive to get there. (Look at Suki’s sleepy eyes!)

Good morning horsies!

The girls abandoned me in the car while I was parking. They ran over to welcome the horses instead!

Jaclyn got Princess, I got Jacq and Suki got Langkasari.

Wasted no time, we started off our ride in T.I.E.P. – one of the top 10 endurance tracks in the world!

The initial track that we planned for was 14KM.

Upon completing the 14KM, we didn’t get enough of umh! and requested our guide, Anuar to bring us to another round of 10KM.

In total, we completed 24KM in the track as you can see in the following video.

Upon coming back, horses rest and drink before heading back to the stables.

This is an emotional moment for me.

I took Jacq for my 40km last year. I spent fair amount of time training with him back in Batu Arang last year (average of 3-4 times in a week).

Jacq was sold to another private stable in Terengganu, which means I can’t see him and ride with him as frequent as I used to.

Because of the endurance training, my riding style has changed so much to fit to Jacq. When I was riding Jacq, we feels in-sync with each others’ movement.

Jacq has got a lot more thinner than he used to be. Frankly, I have such an unspokeable heartache to see him again.

As much as I felt reluctant to leave Jacq, but it’s time to move on after petting and feeding Jacq.

I carried a heavy heart to come back to Kuala Lumpur on Friday.

It was as if I farewell to a long time friend.

It was really good seeing you again, Jacq.

Gold Medal for Sultan Mizan in SEA Games 2017

Congratulations to Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin for winning Gold medal in SEA Games 2017 equestrian endurance competition!

Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin winning Gold medal in SEA Games 2017 equestrian endurance competition 80 KM

More than 20 riders earlier took part in the SEA Games endurance race that began in 3 AM of Sunday morning at the Terengganu International Endurance Park (TIEP) in Setiu.

Sultan Mizan is the first Sultan to have participated in SEA Games history.

Tuanku led the Malaysian team which comprised five other riders.

It was also the first time Sultan Mizan had won gold in 80 KM equestrian endurance at the SEA Games. Malaysia had previously bagged two gold at the 2013 Myanmar Games.

The riders had to go through an 80 KM track and the horses would have to undergo checks at designated locations to ensure their fitness.

The official result as follow:

Our Sultan ranks 4th in the world. His majesty has vast experience having competed in numerous international equestrian endurance events in the Middle East and Europe.

Our champion rider, credited team effort for Malaysia’s success in the following video:


Sultan Terengganu, Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin created new record for SEA Games by completing the endurance in 3 hour 48 minute 38 second, with average speed of 21 km/h. Video by: ARJASNEH AHMAD – BERNAMA

In Sultan Mizan’s words

We worked in cohesion, moved together and our strategy worked. Although it was a long race, it did not seem boring or lethargic as we galloped energetically.

I would like to congratulate all and sundry, from the trainers, horse handlers, veterinarians, officials to the state government, for helping us achieve our target and working tirelessly for a successful race which went without any untoward incident.

~ Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin, 20 August 2017

According to NST, the ruler also hoped Malaysia’s success would boost its chances to host the Asian Endurance Cup and the World Junior Endurance Championship next year.


On behalf of Malaysians and all horse riders in Malaysia, we sincerely appreciate your contribution to the equestrian field in Malaysia. You have inspired us so much and we look up to you to be a better riders. Thank you for making us proud, Sultan Mizan & team Malaysia!

Endurance Training 2

Endurance training continues in Batu Arang for 2-3 sessions a week. Last Thursday Jaclyn Seng and Suki Low joined me for a ride. This was the week right after Hari Raya.

As usual, Abang Iskandar came to town to pick us up with his pick up truck. This is the clearest shot I have. You can probably tell how shaky it was in the truck while going up the stable.

It was 7-ish A.M. when we arrived the stable. Looks like Abang Suhairi (on Mizumo) and Sara (on Danit) were even earlier than us!

Abang Suhairi always has a big wide smile on his face. It was his first ride after the month of Ramadan and Hari Raya… to trot off all the delicious lemang, rendang and ketupat obviously.

Sara just done flatworking Danit. I took the chance to play with Danit for a little while.

And thanks Sara for the portrait shot with perfect filter!

Shortly after, we head off to the trail. Here is a video of our trail ride.

And here are some more photos that are not included in the video.

Wefie of the Raya riders! Yeeeeehar!

When we were exiting palm oil farm.

A photo from my helmet camera.

On our way back. The sun is much brighter but cloud also gathered in the sky. Jaclyn has the fully matching attire, including her whip.

The background made Jaclyn look like she was filming ancient Korean drama on a horse.

On our way back, Suki’s horse (Joker) right shoe came off. Abang Is exchanged horse with Suki. So Suki was riding Shadow on the way back and it was really cute to see Suki bouncing on the little pony.

Abang Is shared a trick with me that if a shoe came off, we should either walk or canter. When we canter, we should canter on the lead where the shoe is still on.

More photos on the top of the hill…

Everyone with their signature pose!

On our way walking back to stable.

Jaclyn looked like having a really good time with Love while Suki has been “bouncing” all her way back 😀

When we got back to stable, Abang Iskandar wasted no time and brought out Jack for jumping practice.

How well can Jack jumps? A photo speaks a thousand words.

The little fans who has been admiring at the side just now decided to give it a try to jump herself!

Looking good jumper!

Great job! Keep going!

Go Jaclyn, go!

The face Jaclyn made after a really awkward jump.

Jacklyn getting a bit more coaching from Abang Iskandar.

Satisfied with her virgin jump. Finally getting off Jack.

It’s now Suki’s turn to jump with Jack.

Woop! Looking good Suki!

Since it was the week right after Raya, everyone was still in Raya mode. Abang Is prepared Teh-O with Raya cookies for us in the stable. Yummie!

It was a fun time training with Suki and Jaclyn. We covered 15KM which was a really comfortable yet satisfying distance for an outride.

Looking forward to ride with you both again, until next time~

Endurance Training 1

There is an endurance competition in TIEP (Terengganu International Endurance Park) happening on 7th-9th July 2017. I have a discussion with Abang Iskandar on joining the endurance competition for 40KM and he agreed to train me for that. This is my first time joining an endurance competition. How exciting!

I wanted to bring Jack up to TIEP for the competition. Unfortunately right before my training starts, Jack got into a fight with Shadow and had a few scratches on his legs and body. That makes Jack unfit for training, at least for the past 2 weeks.

As a replacement, Abang Iskandar suggested me to use Rainbow instead.

Heading out from the stable. Abang Iskandar and Opie are in front. Rainbow was throwing a bit of attitude right before hitting the track, hence I was falling behind.

Trotting out the track. I was heading front.

Further out into the trail.

It was always pleasant to have a chat with Abang Iskandar during the ride. He is always generous sharing his horsey experiences.

Continue trotting out…

We hit the tar road and continue trotting. We were trotting pass a mosque. It was early morning where the sun was rising behind the thick cloud.

Big piece of empty land along the tar road.

Long stretch of tar road for trotting. We definitely trotted for several KMs on the tar road.

This is almost the end of the tar road we trotted. Abang Iskandar was adjusting his saddle.

We passed by kampung houses in the Batu Arang. There are a lot of big beautifully constructed houses in the area.

After we completed the tar road section, we went back into kelapa sawit farm. This is a video where we rode few weeks back but it is on the same track. (Make sure you watch the video in HD)

On our way walking back. We wanted to cool down the horses to lower their heart rate. This is the same pace we are going to follow during our competition as a trial run. We wanted to check the horses heart rate when we got back.

I was discussing with Abang Iskandar why Arabian was being such a preferred breed while riders going for endurance competition.

On our way back, we passed by the big arena for conducting jumping class when it is ready. It’s a really huge arena.

To put the size into perspective… This is the arena compare to a human and horse size. Really looking forward to see it to be filled with students jumping inside.

Making a turn at the corner of the big arena to get back to stable.

Rainbow tend to raise his head when he gets thirsty. Hey… hold on, we are reaching stable soon!

Upon reaching stable, our groomer Faizal came helping me getting Rainbow.

Opie made it back to the stable right behind me.

Faizal untacking Rainbow.

I was removing saddle pad while Faizal removed the saddle.

Yours truly needed to drink after 2 hours ride.

On Sunday, we covered 24km according to Abang Iskandar. The day before (Saturday) I did 1 hour of flat work in the big arena with Hanna and Liliana. Surprisingly it wasn’t too tiring – at least my muscle didn’t ache too bad on Monday.

If you would like to ride in Batu Arang, please contact my favourite coach Abang Iskandar (011-21277822).