There’s something pretty special about horse riding, and while there aren’t many, you can find riding schools for your kids to take everything from pony rides to professional equestrian lessons.
Horse riding in Hong Kong has a long and established history, with horse racing having been introduced by the British in 1881 resulting in the formation of the Hong Kong Jockey Club in 1884. These early roots started a deep and lasting relationship with horses and horseback riding in Hong Kong. Despite its small size, Hong Kong hosts several world-class riding schools offering casual to competitive lessons for every member of the family. With locations in Clearwater Bay to Sheung Shui, as well as private and group options available at most horse-riding centres, there is sure to be a riding school that you can saddle up with.
Lo Wu Saddle Club
This independently owned horse-riding school in Sheung Shui offers private, semi-private and group horse riding lessons, with group sizes capped at six and tailored by age and ability. Lo Wu Saddle Club also hosts competitions in dressage, show jumping, cross-country and pony camps for the younger kids.
International Riding Centre
Located in Yuen Long, the International Riding Centre is Hong Kong’s largest riding centre, offering a green and luscious 160,000 sq. ft of space with five large irrigated sand paddocks providing a suitable landscape for riders of all levels. There are about 36 horses from various backgrounds that have been specifically trained for riding. Private and group options are available for all members of the family with package options as well.
Clearwater Bay Equestrian & Education Centre (CEEC)
CEEC is a private member-based horse-riding school with riding options available for non-members as well. The CEEC is an international equestrian school with British Horse Society standard training available for all interests and levels.
Beas River Equestrian Centre
Another one located in Shueng Shui, Beas River Equestrian Centre is a Hong Kong Jockey Club riding school. It’s a member-only riding school that is recognised by the British Horse Society as a certified Riding and Livery Centre with all of its instructors having British Horse Society qualifications or equivalent. Beas River Equestrian Centre offers lessons from beginner to very advanced as well as training for British Horse Society career exams.
Tai Tong Riding Club (TTRC)
Located within the Tai Tong Organic EcoPark, TTRC is the largest private horse stable in Hong Kong. The TTRC offers horse riding courses for children, as well as lessons for beginners, advanced riders, and for those interested in show jumping. TTRC has unique offerings in that it also has introductory camps for groups over 20, such as Horse Riding and BBQ, as well as learning to ride half and full-day camps.
Hong Kong Jockey Club Public Riding Schools
Managed by the Hong Kong Jockey Club, there are three government public riding schools in Hong Kong (unfortunately two of them are currently under renovation work). These horse-riding schools offer both private and group lessons for a set fee with professional training available that is in line with The British Horse Society standards. Pony rides and stable visits are also available making these schools a great choice for younger kids.
Tuen Mun Public Riding School
The largest public riding school in Hong Kong and is a popular venue for horse riding competitions.
Pokfulam Public Riding School
Under redevelopment and opening in Autumn 2025.
Lei Yue Mun Public Riding School
Temporarily closed for restoration work. Opening in 2023.
Riding for the Disabled Association
Running out of the Tuen Mun and Pokfulam riding schools is an excellent horse-riding programme for kids and adults with varying mental and physical disabilities. Founded in 1975, the Riding for the Disabled Association was started by Lady MacLehose and has carried on since due to its massive success.
Riding horses provides a wide range of both physical and mental benefits and is accessible to almost anyone with a disability. Group and independent riding, along with competition options are available and applicants can apply by filling in and returning the application forms on the website.