Pony Rides


Sometimes the prospect of having to mount a six-foot horse can be pretty terrifying for beginners; this is why here at Eastside Riding Academy, we have made a point of allowing our riders to opt for their smaller counterparts instead. Pony rides offer many of the same rewards as horse riding – albeit on a smaller scale and usually at a slower pace.

Our ponies are just as well-trained as our horses, and our coaches and trainers have spent plenty of time educating them in the art of transporting a rider. With ponies of different ages being available, we can all but guarantee to cater to children and teenagers – and even adults that would prefer to be closer to the ground.

About Our Ponies

You might not know this, but ponies are considered genetic cousins to horses. They might be smaller by nature, but they possess the same levels of intelligence and can therefore be trained and educated to similar levels as their larger kin. Over the years we’ve seen more than a handful of horse riding academies that have paid less attention to their ponies – but that isn’t the case with ours.

We care for them individually and our coaches have worked with them for months and years to ensure that they are as friendly as they are capable. One of the main reasons why so many of our riders consider booking our pony lessons is because they can be considered the ideal introduction to riding in general.

And our ponies aren’t just suitable for long term riders either, in fact they can be hired for parties, celebrations and small events to name just a few! As each of our ponies are trained to be as gentle as possible when it comes to interacting with their rider; we find them to be a great way to introduce small children to horse riding – or to add a little more enjoyment to a party.

Booking Our Pony Rides

If you’d like to book a lesson or a quick riding session with one of our ponies there’s no better way to do so than by giving us a call. You can also reach us by email if you’d prefer, or even visit our Equestrian Centre in Centennial Park for a quick tour, or to have your questions answers directly by our friendly and knowledgeable team members.