kids horse riding

lead horse pony riding

share the joys of riding with

kids 3 - 12 years

Share the magic of horse riding with a special, young horse lover in your life.

With the assistance of friendly guides, learn how to lead and handle a beautiful horse. Before having the freedom to set off on your own self-guided adventure, exploring picturesque Glenworth Valley at your own pace.

With a charming horse to meet and lifelong memories to be made, this is an experience your little one will cherish forever.

just 20mins from

gosford & hornsby

dependable horses perfect

for young children

Horses – as opposed to ponies – have extremely calm temperaments, making them ideal for kids. As such, it is mostly horses which are used for kids rides at Glenworth Valley. Only the most dependable horses who have a long history of being ridden by young children are hand selected to make the safest experience possible.

an activity for the whole family

self-guided touring

As a self-guided tour, parents or guardians are required to lead the horse for the duration of the experience. 

For children aged 3 & 4 years, two adults are required per horse (one adult to lead the horse while the other closely supervises). For older Children aged 5-12 years, one adult is required.

Glenworth Valley does not provide tour guides or supervision. Enclosed shoes are required for both the adult and child.

over 50 years of

horse riding experience

Glenworth Valley opened its doors as a small horse riding center in 1969.

Word travelled quickly of the incredible experience, and it soon became a cherished favourite of Sydney & Central Coast locals.

Since, Glenworth Valley has become an internationally visited destination, attracting global celebrities David Beckahm, Bill Gates & many more to discover its breathtaking & unspoiled wilderness.

Discover this timeless Australian adventure with your little one, and discover why Glenworth Valley’s horse riding tour is the region’s favourite outdoor adventure.

lead horse riding

quick summary

Ages: 3 – 12 years

Weight limit: 80kg

Experience: First timer to intermediate riders

Type: Self-guided. Two Adults are required per horse/pony for Children aged 3 & 4 years (one to secure the Child, the other to lead the horse). One Adult is required to lead each horse for Children aged 5-12 years.

Price: From $45-$75. Save with off-peak pricing.

Includes: Pony/Horse. Multiple riders can share a horse between them (one rider at a time) in 15 minute intervals. Up to 4 Children can share a horse per hour or 2 Children can share a horse per 30 mins.

Excludes: Tour Guide/Supervision

Extras: Helmets are compulsory for all riders. Helmets can be hired for an additional $7.50 fee. Wet weather poncho.

Available: Daily

Check in: 30 minutes prior

Duration: 1 hour mid week, 30 minutes Weekends and Public Holidays

information and


Helmets are compulsory for all riders. Helmets can be hired for an additional $7.50 fee.

Have Your Own Certified Helmet in line with current Equestrian Australia Standards and within 5 years of the manufacture date? Present it for inspection on the day of your activity. A non expired certification label must be visible to receive a refund of your helmet hire fee.

We recommend wearing full-length pants. Jodhpurs or jeans are ideal.

Fully enclosed footwear such as riding boots, sneakers or shoes with a flat sole is best. A limited amount of riding boots are available to hire. Sandals, thongs, steel caps or large bulky shoes with a heavy tread are not permitted.

For safety reasons backpacks, handbags etc are not to be worn whilst riding.             

Remember to bring sunscreen, insect repellent and a brimmed hat.

2 adults required for children aged 3 & 4 years. 1 adult required for children aged 5-12 years per lead pony.

Free-range horse riding may be available for experienced riders who have ridden at least 50 times previously. Your safety is paramount and the final decision on a rider’s capability is at the discretion of the guide.

Please make a note in the comments of your online booking that you would like to be assessed for free-range riding.

Important Information. Please note: All participants, or guardians acting on behalf of minor participants, are required to sign a contract which includes a waiver of liability and important information describing some of the risks of the activity before being permitted to participate in any of our adventure activities.  Please click here to read a copy of the contract. To review terms and conditions of your booking and participation in Glenworth Valley activities, please click Terms & Conditions

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