Perdana Stables has one of the largest riding facilities in northern Malaysia. The Langkawi horses are famous for horse shows and variety of riding activities for riders.
The entrance of Perdana Stables for Langkawi horses.
Upon entering, you can see the arena on the left and stables are further inside.
The classical Langkawi Geopark sign that has been around for years.
The mounting area for riding the get on the horse.
The main stables where it connects to the office.
Beautiful grey horse, Seven Wells Akira named after the tourist attraction nearby.
A big round pen for training.
Float for transporting horses.
Variety of unique saddles at display.
Short riding boots – probably can be loaned for ad-hoc riding sessions.
Medals and certificates own by Perdana Stables from competition locally and internationally.
Photos of Tun Mahathir when he was active in horse riding activities.
Looking out from the sitting area of the stables.
A big arena for horse shows and riding activities.
Audience bench for enjoying the horse shows.
Hanging a few saddles on the side of arena.
Custom built training equipment without using a real horse for practice.
Looking into the arena from the audience bench.
The toilets are at a separate building next to the main arena.
Jungle and Beach Ride
I booked a jungle and beach ride with Perdana Stables.
Passing through lush of greenery while heading out.
Small stream along the way.
Magnificent view between the mountain area connecting to the beach.
We have arrived the beautiful sandy beach. Berjaya Resort is on the right side.
Walking on water with splash of the waves.
Stopped to pose at calming water.
We continued our trail to walk passed the trees next to the beach.
Walking slowly on a long stretch of tree next to the beach.
We went up to a small hill to see the additional man-made islands in Langkawi that made up the 101 instead of 99 islands.
Came down from the hill to enter back the beach.
Approaching the beach.
More stunning views along the beach.
Let’s get closer to the water.
The water is so calming.
It’s time for a bit of cantering.
Walking back while enjoying the mountain view.
You can see the Langkawi Skybridge Cable Car in operation along the way back.
A short video to capture the jungle and beach ride.
Pimienta, a lovely Anglo-Arabian that gave me a wonderful ride with soft cantering. Getting a shower after the morning working shift.
I had the opportunity to chat with Hamzah, the founder of Perdana Stables and one of most respectable trainers in the Malaysia horse riding industry. No words can describe the contribution and dedication Hamzah put in the horse industry over the last few decades.
The Langkawi Horse Show originated by Hamzah and his team (the Hanssens’ family) is one of the most unique horse shows in Malaysia. You must check it out if you have the opportunity.