Most of the black sand beaches along the island’s west, including Petitenget Beach in Seminyak and up northwest towards Canggu, Pererenan, Umalas and Tanah Lot are popular for horseback riding in Bali. Stables feature a wide range of mounts, including local ponies, thoroughbreds, and sometimes imported Arabians, Lipizzaner and French crosses. The west is obviously where to go for sunset jaunts.
Bali Equestrian Centre
This horse stable in Canggu is a 2.5Ha facility manned by certified international instructors. Over 40 local and imported breeds are groomed and well-kept, and there are also riding lessons available. When you’re confident enough at the reins, you can opt for beach or village excursions. Riding packages include meals at an onsite restaurant, with a pool and playground overlooking the riding arena.
- Opening Hours: Mon-Sun 07:45-11:45; 14:45-18:45
- Location: Perumahan Canggu Asri, Jalan Karang Suwung, Berawa, Canggu
- Tel: +62 (0)361 844 6533
Bali Island Horse
The coast of Yeh Gangga, between north Canggu and Tanah Lot, is the home of Bali Island Horse stables. Sunset riding activities are popular here with the exotic seascape serving memorable backdrops. This stable’s horses are naturally fed, backed by a leading equine nutritionist from Down Under. The horses also go through daily ‘equissage’ treatments, as well as acupuncture and red light therapy. All to give you the healthiest and happiest horses for your walking-lead beach tours (and even ocean swims with the horses!).
- Opening Hours: 07:00-15:00
- Location: Jalan Pantai Yeh Gangga, Sudimara, Tabanan
- Tel: +62 (0)361 846 9616
Kuda P Stables
Aussie-owned Kuda P Stables is near the black sand coast of Pererenan. The facility overlooks the green expanse of paddies in the farming village, with its collection of well-trained and groomed horses ready to take you on a joyride through several activity packages, such as through rice fields, nearby villages and along the exotic sands of Pererenan. Kids under the age of six can choose ponies, while disabled guests are welcome to try ‘therapeutic rides’.
- Opening Hours: 08:00-15:00
- Location: Gang Sabana, Banjar Kang Kang, Pererenan, Canggu
- Tel: +62 (0)811 393 9011