I have driven past Putrajaya Equestrian Park (Taman Ekuestrian Putrajaya) a number of times and it always seems as if not much is going on. Recently I went inside to take a look around.
This equestrian centre is not very well known and like many of Putrajaya's impressive recreational facilities it is under-utilised.
It has a riding school open to the public at reasonable rates with packages for beginner, intermediate and advanced riders.
I saw a number of horses and ponies stabled here, some of which might be privately owned.
I am not an expert on horses but they looked like they could do with some company.
I am sure they are being well looked after but they were being plagued by flies that hot afternoon.
If you are a 'horsey' person, why not go along to Putrajaya's Equestrian Park and take the horses for a ride?
Here are some details about the riding school:
7.45 - 11.45am
4:15pm - 7:15pm
Tuesday - Sunday (Closed on Mondays)
Minimum age for children: 7 years.
Riding helmets are available for rent.
Group riding lesson (45 minutes) with instructor (Minimum of 2 riders) RM 60.00
Private lesson (45 Minutes) with instructor RM 70.00
Horse rental (45 minutes) RM 50.00
Pony Ride (20 minutes) RM 20.00
Escorted hacking (Minimum of 2 riders) RM 60.00
RIDING LESSON PACKAGES (8 LESSONS)
Beginners Package RM 380.00
Group Lesson Package RM 430.00
Private Lesson Package RM 500.00
Basic horse sense, safety rules and how to take care and handle the horse.
Names of parts of the horse's body and names of equipment.
How to mount, seating position, hand position, how to dismount.
Basic horse control - how to start, stop, turn, basic figures.
Control and sitting at the trot.
Exercises on horseback.
How to gain confidence and relax.
Horsemanship theory, care and handling of the horse.
How to saddle and adjust tack.
How to maintain the balance of horse and rider.
Learning to canter.
Games on horseback.
Advanced horsemanship theory.
The centre also has equestrian and polo fields, dressage arena, grandstand and paddock and hosts the occasional racing and show jumping event.
There is a restaurant, Mangiamo Café which is open from 8am - 10pm.
The club house area also is available for corporate functions, weddings and so on.
Tel 03 - 8888 6080 (ext 118) or 03 8881 1271
Fax Fax: 03 - 8888 8699
You can find more details on their Facebook page.