Riding Lesson at DARC for 1 Day

If you wonder how it is like to take a horse riding lesson, this article will give you the experience of a riding lesson at DARC, Denai Alam Riding Club.

When you arrive at DARC, you will be greeted with a big “WELCOME TO DARC” sign.

The Rider Counter is on your right side. This serves as the admin office, where you take care of your registration, payment and scheduling matters.

Get your horse card here. You will be given one horse card, which shows the horse you will be riding for the day.

Then, proceed to the stables to get your horse.

Walk straight ahead to go pass the cafe.

After exiting the cafe, walk straight ahead on this path toward the stables.

This is outside of the stables where you collect your horse. Usually, there will be some crew members waiting at this area.

When you go slightly further front, there is a table where you can check the riding schedule and which horse is scheduled for you.

Check your horse and inform one of the friendly crew members the horse you are riding.

Usually one of the crew members will help you with tacking the horse and bring the horse to you.

If you are feeling adventurous, ask for permission to go along with the crew member and tack the horse together!

Once you get your horse, proceed to the arena you are allocated in the schedule.

This path will lead you to the main arena.

Continue walking and you will arrive to the entrance to the main arena.

Walk your horse in, adjust your stirrups length, tighten your horse girth and mount on your horse.

You can use the little stair (on the left) if you need some help getting up. Remember, always mount from the left side.

Riding Lesson at DARC

Lessons are usually conducted in group of 4 to 5 students.

The following is Coach Roma coaching his students on a Sunday morning.

Riding Lesson at DARC

Coach Roma is coaching riders from a close distance.

Riding Lesson at DARC

The scenic view from the arena which I always enjoy gazing.

Riding Lesson at DARC

Coach Roma is giving instructions from far.

Riding Lesson at DARC

Riders who are able to ride independently at this level are usually Green, Blue or above.

Check out DARC Colour Syllabus to understand rider’s level progression.

Riding Lesson at DARC

Coach Roma is asking the second rider to close the distance with the first rider. The correct distance between riders is one horse distance.

Riding Lesson at DARC

Coach Roma is instructing the group to change leader, where the first rider goes to the back.

Riding Lesson at DARC

Riders are taking a turn at the arena corner.

Riding Lesson at DARC

It is important for the riders to ride on the track instead of taking shortcut by cutting into the arena at corners.

Riding Lesson at DARC

After every lesson, the coach will recap what has been practiced for the day, give every student feedback on what they have done well and what further improvement is needed.

Riding Lesson at DARC

The students get down from their horses, organize the stirrups before exiting the arena.

Riding Lesson at DARC

After Lesson

When you exit the arena, turn left to exit according to the signboard to avoid clashing with in-coming horse(s).

You will untack your horse under the tent.

You should leave the saddle pad, saddle cloth and saddle (including stirrups and girth) in this area for crew members to collect later.

Then, head over to the washing bay to spray your horse with water to cold down your horse.

The crew members will help you with showering and grooming the horse later.

Once you are done, you can head back to the cafe to enjoy the delicious food served there.

That’s it! A day of riding in DARC. Yeehar~~~

Feel free to check out DARC website or contact Mr. Sulaiman, the manager at +60 10-240 2606

3S Equestrian Centre Cyberjaya Horse Riding

3S Equestrian Centre is strategically located right next to Taman Tasik Cyberjaya. It is a favorite leisure riding place for many kids and adults who like to try riding a horse for the first time.

3S Equestrian Centre

There is a paddock for general riding purpose. You can take riding lessons or a joyride in the paddock.

3S Equestrian Centre paddock

The center houses about 6 stables. 4 stables facing the front and another 2 facing the back.

3S Equestrian Centre stables
3S Equestrian Centre stables back

The stables are fully occupied with a good mixture of different horses, pony and even a baby horse!

This baby horse is only about 6 month old and he is still staying with his mother.

Khalifa – a horse previously used for jumping and currently staying in the stable. He is a tall horse and is very suitable for taller adult riders.

Queen – a very calm mare, currently own by a private owner. Queen is perfect for a relaxing leisure outride. She is busy munching her breakfast!


There is also a pony who can be really loud when he neighs.

Cyberjaya Pony

There is a small hang out area right next to the paddock. Riders can sit there to hang out while seeing other riders ride.

Hang out area

Sometimes I go there for an easy practice ride in the paddock with my favorite horse, Albait. But usually, I will go for a trail ride.

On the way out to the trail.

Horse riding at street - 3S Equestrian Centre

3S Equestrian Centre trail route in the morning.

Cyberjaya Trail Ride - 3S Equestrian Centre

Chilling at the tree area for horses to rest.

Daniel on Albait

We passed by a lake on our way out.

We exited the trail.

Cyberjaya street - 3S Equestrian Centre

Passing by another small lake along Cyberjaya road.

The trail ride is approximately 11KM and will take about 1.5 hour depending on how fast you ride.

More Information at 3S Equestrian Centre

Here is the location to 3S Equestrian Centre. To find out more, please contact Along at +60 11-6456 3259 or Tuan Syed at +60 12-727 9002.