Let's go horse riding or driving!

(horses are available at the centre)

Academy of Dressage

International Riding Masters Barrie & Sarita Stratton care deeply for horses and their welfare. They are passionate about Modern & Classical Equitation, are Dressage Specialists, and have spread their Pegasus wings into the realms of Working Equitation, Horse Agility and Intelligent Trick Horse Training.  Barrie Stratton – National ‘A’ Level Dressage Judge & Judge Educator. Sarita Stratton – Senior & Clinic Instructor with Horse Safety Australia. Our personal horses are available. Lunging, Long Reining, Work in Hand & Side-saddle training available. Horse Safety Accredited.  Visit Facebook

Alba View Equestrian

Alba View “ Learn to Ride’  is a modest riding school set just out of Gawler belt. Our little school  offer ‘Learn to ride’ lessons with a focus on complete beginners.  Our popular Horse Mad Gang for children 6 –16 years old is run every Saturday.  Our  students are guided each step of the way on all the  how to’s of  horse riding, horse management and safety around horses. Perfect if you are venturing into horse owner-ship or will keep those  horse mad kid happy for a while! Alba View offer a social and fun  environment with experienced  and enthusiastic coaches. Visit Facebook.

Benson Park Trail Rides

Benson Park is located on 14077 Sturt Highway in Waikerie, South Australia. Located near Waikerie, Benson Park is a great place to go back in time and experience a different lifestyle.

The 500-acre property, owned by Ken and Bev Nitschke, offers: Trail Rides, Twilight Rides, Hay Rides, Bush Walking, Kids Birthday Parties, Bush Banquet Barn, Weddings and Horse Agistment.

Catering for the Novice to the Experienced. Visit Facebook.

Equitation Science Coaching

Horse handling and horse riding lessons using the principles of Equitation Science. Can travel to your property, or don't have your own pony (yet?!) Come to our place and meet one of our lovable ponies ready to teach you. Our one-on-one lessons provide the opportunity to develop skills in handling horses and ponies. Grooming, leading, tacking-up and riding - all while learning about horses body language and welfare needs. Visit Facebook.

Classic Carriage Drives

Classic Carriage Drives based in the Adelaide Hills offers a personalised & professional horse drawn carriage service celebrating any occasion. Experience something of yesteryear that evokes nostalgia, romance & wonder. Servicing the Adelaide Hills, City & Barossa Region. Gift Vouchers available. Call  0429 887 121 or Facebook .

Four Oaks Farm

Four Oaks Farm is a niche Tourism business operating at Littlehampton in the beautiful Adelaide Hills, just 30 minutes from the CBD. Four Oaks Farm incorporates 5 aspects of horse-related activities, including Ponies Love Parties, a Horse Riding School, Trail Rides for those people with any level of riding skill, “Time for Tots” and Farm Visits. “Ponies Love Parties” provides specialised parties just for kids. One of the unique features is that the business is mobile. This provides the opportunity to host your child’s birthday party in your own home, or another location – the choice is yours.  Facebook

Koolyangarra Equestrian Centre

Koolyangarra Equestrian Centre is situated on 11 acres in the beautiful Adelaide Hills, 5 minutes from Stirling and 15 minutes from the Toll Gate at the foot of the SE freeway. From beginner children at 3 years or a beginner adult, Koolyangarra will provide a safe and nurturing environment to teach you the skills needed for a partnership with a horse or pony. Have a lesson on one of ours or bring your own.   Visit Facebook 

Templewood Horse Riding Centre

The Centre is situated on 200 acres in the Adelaide Hills 45 minutes from the CBD. Take a break from your busy lifestyle and relax, unwind and enjoy our beautiful open spaces and stunning scenery. Riders of all ages are welcome, from tiny tots to retirees.  We have a junior school of ponies and a senior school of horses. Beginner riders right through to competition level are catered for and you don’t need to own your own horse! Templewood is a haven where riders can feel comfortable by way of a safe environment, wonderful horses and friendly, understanding professional staff. Visit Facebook.

The Riding Patch

More than just horse riding lessons …whether you are just starting, regaining confidence, or have a particular goal to achieve- The Riding Patch can help you realise your dreams with quality horse riding lessons by experienced and qualified instructors. We are an affordable place for learning to ride with confidence and enjoy the social atmosphere of the regular events we hold at our well-equipped facility. We cater for all ages and abilities and all equestrian pursuits. - and you can even learn whip cracking, bareback riding and obstacles. Visit Facebook .

Wirraway Homestead Youth Centre

Welcome to Wirraway Homestead! Wirraway is a non-denominational, not-for-profit school and holiday campsite which runs throughout the year for young people 10 years and over. Wirraway offers an opportunity to enjoy outdoor activities on 70 ha of countryside near Strathalbyn, staying in 'Early Settler' buildings  to hear what Christians believe in a relaxed, informal atmosphere. Experienced staff organise the activities, cater & run all aspects of the program. Visit Facebook.

Yass Valley Riding School

Yass Valley Riding School provides horse riding, coaching and training for horses from foundation training upwards, specialising in resolving problem behaviours. Located in NSW, Yass Valley Riding School provides training that is largely based on Equitation Science. Visit Facebook.

Please reload

Social riding with hounds

Social riding with hounds

Adelaide Hunt Club



Southern Vales Dressage Club, Aldinga. Photo PYT Equine Photography

Endurance riding

Endurance riding

Northern Adelaide beaches Photo Shirley Ellis

Victor Harbor, South Australia Horse drawn tram

Horse industry

Horse industry

Trail riding

Trail riding

Gawler Trail Horse Riders Club. Beltana Station, Flinders Ranges. Photo: Tamara Godfrey

Events, shows, festivals

Events, shows, festivals

Australian International Three Day Event



The Kidman Trail, McLaren Vale Photo: Michael Mullen

Thoroughbred racing

Thoroughbred racing

Port Lincoln Racecourse Photo: M.Coles


Horse SA 
C/- Adelaide Hills Business Centre

82 Onkaparinga Valley Rd Woodside 
South Australia 5244  

Mob: 0402488306

ABN:  80915482672
Incorporation No. A05065

We acknowledge the support of the Government of South Australia through a grant from the Office for Recreation, Sport and Racing

Disclaimer  Horse SA, as the authors and publishers, shall have neither liability nor responsibility to any person or entity with respect to any loss or damage caused or alleged to be caused directly or indirectly by the information contained on this website. While it is as accurate as possible at the time of publication, there may be errors, omissions, inaccuracies or information that becomes out of date. This site contains links to external websites.  Privacy statement.

© 2020 Horse SA