Horse Riding in Melaka - 7 Horse Riding Stables & Clubs
Though Malacca offers a limited set of options for horse riding, this small town state capital will definitely offer an unforgettable experience for your fun recreational moods as well as for a top-notch adventure! Here are Malacca’s top horse riding clubs and places for saddle up for a new adventure-
1. A’Famosa Equestrian Club
Located about 40 mins away from the city of Melaka, this horse riding club operates inside A’Famosa, a 520-hectare resort in Alor Gajah, a countryside town. This club is a wide-open space comprising evergreen lush valleys and plains suitable for practicing a ride. This club has wide varieties of thoroughly bred horses that can be rented for a trot and is open to the members as well as tourists and visitors. If you are a beginner, they also have riding lessons which can be fixed as per your schedule. If you do not prefer horseback riding, you can also opt for their horse-drawn carriages for a quick ride around the tracks. They also have cute pony rides for kids.
Opening Hours: 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM (Closed on Tuesdays) Location: A’Famosa Resort, Jalan Kemus, Simpang Empat, Malacca (24 km North of Melaka) Telephone: +60 6-552 0777 Email:[email protected]
2. Hang Tuah Equine Center & Club
Situated inside the Hang Tuah Center, a tourism complex with fun activities, this horse riding club in Malacca offers short horse riding experiences, mainly for kids. There are very few horses available here, and this place is usually less crowded. There is an admission/entry fee of RM 10 for Adults, RM 5 for Child, and free for kids aged 6 and below.
Opening Hours: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM, (Closed between 12:45 PM - 2:45 pm on Fridays for prayer break) Location: KM6 Hang Tuah Centre, 75460 Ayer Molek, Malacca Telephone: +60 12-638 5673 Email:[email protected]
3. Batrisya Stable & Riding Centre
Batrisya Stable & Riding Centre is more of a recreational center for all age groups of people. They offer their horses on rent for a short gallop and also provide horse riding lessons for those willing to learn. The staff is also polite and friendly. Apart from their short courtyard space, they also take learners in small groups to nearby places such as sandy beaches, mountain tracks, and muddy fields during the weekends, for better riding lessons and experience. This place is mostly visited by family members earning for horse riding activities with their loved ones. Don’t forget to carry cash, as they do not accept cards.
Location: Jalan Haji Ishak,Kg Tambak Bugis,Telok Mas, Malacca City Telephone: +60 19-756 3341 Email:[email protected]
4. Serama Adventure Park
This is a famous amusement park and an adventure sports center in Malacca that is about 5 minutes away from Ayer Keroh Toll. The horse riding activity in this adventure park is most visited by families, kids and thrill-seekers. The prices for the rides are cheap and affordable, with a limited variety of horses.
Opening Hours: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM (Closed on Mondays) Location: Jalan Padang Keladi, Durian Tunggal, Alor Gajah, Malacca Telephone: +60 13-393 799 Email:[email protected]
5. Pusat Ekuin Ladam Merah (PELM)
PELM is the only active horse riding school in Melaka that has its own riding arena. This is a compact center with a typical village ambiance that mainly provides horse riding and horse stable managing services. Apart from these, they also have a unique equine assisted therapy that involves experiential activities between horses and those with cognitive or physical illness. This place is quite good for kids between 5-9 years, as there are well tamed horses along with experienced coaches who are very much friendly and patient while teaching. For any type of service, you need to fix appointments with them beforehand.
Opening Hours: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM Location: 1397, Kampung Bukit Durian, Paya Dalam, Malacca Telephone: +60 13-381 3311 Cost: Less than 500 RM for 4 Riding Modules of horse management, walking, trotting, and cantering
6. Astana Riding Stable
This place offers horseback riding and training sessions in groups, horseback carriage service for any events or functions, and also provides horse trainers for those who want to opt for private riding sessions.
Location: Lot 159 – 3, Masjid Tanah, Malacca Telephone: +60 11-2321 0513
7. Klebang Beach
Just a few minutes from town, Klebang beach is one of the most popular tourist attraction sites in Melaka. For those who would like to have a fun riding experience on the beach, this place is the perfect match! There are plenty of horses near the kid’s playground area and are available every weekend. These horses are particularly much smaller and are hence comfortable for kids. There will also be a horse keeper to guide the horses during the ride.
Opening Hours: Mostly available during the weekends Location: Near 1Malaysia Square, Malacca Cost: RM 10 per ride
Tips for Horse Riding
Wear long pants and full-sleeved clothes to protect yourself. As comfort is the key, avoid wearing long accessories such as stoles or scarves, and loose clothes that keep sliding down.
Wear shoes with slight heels, so that your feet fit right into the stirrup and do not slip off.
Carry your own water bottles to stay hydrated during the rides.
Before you jump into the saddle, make sure the riding equipment is secured and not loose.
Be gentle with your horse, get to know him/her before the session starts, and listen to your instructor’s guidelines.
Do not take photos of your horse with flash, as their eyes are too sensitive and this might annoy them away.
Before visiting any horse riding places, make sure you book your service or call them and fix a schedule, to avoid disappointments.
With the above options at your fingertips, looking for the best horse riding places in Malacca shouldn’t be that difficult anymore! Happy Riding!