If horse riding as a sport interests you, we’ve got a bunch of places you can head to now. Enjoy the wind in your hair and the neighing of the horses as you gallop away your stress.

Adagio Riding Stables

Started by national champion Rudrika Singh and French rider Caroline Juneja, Adagio Riding Stables is a place for children {five years and above} and adults who are trained in horse mastership and animal management, as per the European Equestrian model. Currently, Adagio has a total of 10 ponies and 12 horses.

The two founders of the organisation are also the instructors, and they frequently host sleepovers and camps for kids.

Where: Village Baliyawas, Opposite Teri Gram, Gurgaon – Faridabad Road, Gurgaon

Nearest Metro Station: Huda City Centre

Contact: +91 9818485302, +91 9910120410

Price: Starting at INR 3,500 for a week’s worth of riding

For further details, visit their website here.

Olympic Riding And Equestrian Academy {OREA}

orea Giddy Up: 7 Places To Go Horse Riding In Delhi & GurgaonFounded by Kapil Modi, OREA is a horse riding centre for children and beginners. They specialise in dressage and show jumping. The estate boasts of German horses, 20 stables, a horse swimming pool and free yoga classes for parents.

Where: Mandi Road, Jaunapur

Nearest Metro Station: Chattarpur

Contact: +91 9717104441

For further details, follow their Facebook page here.

Aspen Riding And Polo Academy

Founded by Aroon Pal Singh, a fourth-generation polo player {he comes from royal lineage}, Aspen has a structured system for those who want to take up horse riding. Classes and fees are according to age and take place both in the morning {7am onwards} and evening {5pm onwards}.

Where: Village Dhulsirus, Sector 24 Dwarka {Near Pochan Pur}

Nearest Metro Station: Dwarka Mor

Contact: +91 9811157598

Price: Starting at INR 4,000 per month; INR 300 for one session {30 minutes}

For further details, visit their website here.

Excellentia Equitation Centre

excellentia1 Giddy Up: 7 Places To Go Horse Riding In Delhi & GurgaonExcellentia {just five minutes away from DLF Promenade} provides professional training in basic horse-riding skills and equestrian sports comprising show-jumping, dressage, eventing and polo. The centre has two riding arenas, as well as a space for stabling up to 30 horses, and a fully functional al fresco cafe with a beautiful view. They accept people of all ages and conduct both beginner as well as advanced classes.

Where: Ram Mandir Road {Near Fortis Hospital}, Vasant Kunj

Nearest Metro Station: Chattarpur

Contact: +91 9810111753

For further details and updates, follow their Facebook page here.

Equestrian Sports Academy

ESA gives lessons to horses and riders in everything related to equestrian sports including dressage, show jumping, tent pegging, eventing, endurance and polo. The organisation is known for creating riders of national and international standing.

Where: Sohna Rd, Vigyan Vihar, Sector 56, Gurgaon

Nearest Metro Station: Huda City Centre/IFFCO Chowk

Contact: +91 9213410487

Price: Varies according to intructor

For further details, visit their website here.

Janak Horse Riding

janak Giddy Up: 7 Places To Go Horse Riding In Delhi & GurgaonSkilled trainers, great facilities, plenty of space and the most adorable horses. Whether you’re new to horse riding or going back to where you left off, Janak Riding School {led by Sumer Singh} is receptive to all your needs and welcomes folks of all ages. Choose from a bunch of activities including horse riding, jumping, cross country, equestrian yoga, and therapeutic riding.

Where: Janak Riding Club, 1139 G Block Sector 57, Gurgaon

Contact: +91 9910458106

Price: INR 2,500 per month {children below 15 years}, INR 3,500 {15 years and above}

For more details, visit their website here and follow their Facebook page here.

Beeya’s Riding Facility

Started by Beeya Vohra, this riding club is open to all. They have thorough-bred horses for those aged between four and 60, and ponies for toddlers. Apart from Beeya, the academy has two other instructors {Saab and Salim} and lots of cute horses. If you join, you’ll be riding with Badshah, Leela, Surprises, and Heidi the rehabilitated horse, and learning the art of dressage and show-jumping.

Where: Park Lane, Vasant Kunj

Nearest Metro Station: Chattarpur

Contact: +91 9810062736

Price: INR 750 {half hour session}, INR 1,000 {one hour session}; there are also various schemes, depending on whether  you sign up for the month or the year.

For further details, visit their website here.

Army Polo Riding Club

aprc Giddy Up: 7 Places To Go Horse Riding In Delhi & GurgaonOne of the best clubs in India, The Army Polo Riding Club was founded in 1995 and is currently presided over by the Quarter Master General of the Indian Army. This is the place to go, if you’re looking to go professional.

Where: 61, Cavalry, Cariappa Marg, Delhi Cantt.

Nearest Metro Station: Dhaula Kuan

Contact: 011 25699444, 011 25699555

For further details, visit their website here.

Woodstock Riding School

Situated in Palam Vihar, Woodstock Riding School offers locals the chance to enjoy equestrian activities without leaving their locality. They offer classes for all ages {though there are specialised classes for kids}, and the minimum age is six years. One month of classes equates to eight rides.

Where: Plot Number 18, Palam Vihar, Gurgaon

Nearest Metro Station: IndusInd Bank Cyber City Rapid Metro/Micromax Moulsari Avenue Rapid Metro

Contact: +91 9910225794

Price: First month’s fee is INR 6,000, after that INR 4,000 per month

Follow them on Facebook here.

The Children’s Riding Club

tcrc1 Giddy Up: 7 Places To Go Horse Riding In Delhi & GurgaonAs the name suggests, this was started as a riding school for children {in the early 60s} but now teaches adults as well. The space was given by Pandit Nehru, and the horses by the army. Once you enrol at The Children’s Riding Club, you learn how to bond with their horses, groom their mounts and learn lessons in stable management.

Where: Behind Safdarjung’s Tomb, Race Course Rd, Teen Murti Marg Area

Nearest Metro Station: Jor Bagh

Contact: 011 23012265

Price: Starting at INR 4,500 per month {for children}, INR 9,000 per month {for adults}, Flat membership rate of INR 10,000

For further details, visit their website here.

Ryder’s Sports Academy

Located in Ardee City, Sector 52, the Ryder’s Sports Academy offers a variety of sports lessons for children. However, their horse riding stables and classes are located in a different location entirely {check it out below}. They offer classes all seven days of the week, and have a minimum age of four years.

Their four-step programmes {starting from learning to walk the horse, then trot, then canter} help novices get a feel for the horse before ever being left alone. Trainers are constantly with the children to ensure the safety of every individual.

Where: Kadarpur, Sector 63, Gurgaon

Nearest Metro Station: HUDA City Centre

Contact: +91 9810141889

Price: INR 3,000 registration fee. INR 7,400 quarterly fee from then on

Follow them on Facebook here.

{with inputs from Ujas Kumar}


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