Horseback Riding in Bali

All About Bali Horse-Riding

Horseback riding in Bali is a fun and exciting way to enjoy the island’s outback – from paddy trails to quiet stretches of sandy coastlines – all from the saddle of a horse. There are notable stables near secluded beaches where horse-riding is most popular, such as the black sand coasts of Berawa in Canggu, and further up north towards Pererenan Beach and Tanah Lot, where you’ll find the unique combination of rice fields and coastal views.

However, there are also increasingly popular horseback trails in the island’s east, central and northern areas, where beginners are welcome, be it children or adults, with tours lasting up to two hours. You can ride local breeds of Bali pony, or Sumba sandalwood crossbreeds, and even go for a sunset beach ride which can be a highlight of your honeymoon. Retreats up north also offer horse-riding activities through mangroves and unspoiled Bali wilderness. Here’s where to experience horseback riding in Bali for your next equestrian joyride.

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Horseback Riding in East, Central and North Bali

The east coast of Saba Bay in Gianyar offers a fine combination of landscapes and seascapes:

  • Savannas
  • Stretch of volcanic sand and crashing waves
  • Silhouettes of Nusa Penida Island on the horizon and Mount Agung in the background

The central highlands of Ubud features:

  • Scenic trails through rice fields of local farming villages, such as Pupuan Village in Tegallalang

The north coast:

  • Retreats away from the southern crowds
  • Natural settings, mostly part of the West Bali National Park

Bali Horse Riding

Part of a major operator in Bali that provides a wide range of action and adventure tours, Bali Horse Riding lets you enjoy the exotic coast of Saba Bay on Bali’s east coast, where you’ll be guided to a comprehensive safety briefing from their professional guides at their onsite stables, prior to your adventure. Trot through grassy countryside toward the volcanic sand coast and splash through the waves, with the outlines of Nusa Penida Island and Mount Agung in the background.

  • Opening Hours: 09:30 - 16:00
  • Location: Jalan Tukad Ayung XI, Carangsari, Petang, Badung
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Ubud Horse Stables

A fun way to explore a different side of the Ubud environs, the Ubud Horse Stables takes you on slow rides for beginners that allow you to enjoy nature views at a gentle pace, passing forests, rivers, and rice paddies of Tegallalang, to exciting combos for advanced riders, which include a trek down to a secret waterfall where you can take a splash.

  • Location: Banjar Timbul, Pupuan, Tegallalang
  • Tel: +62 (0)813 3958 5666
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Ubud Horse Riding

Ubud Horse Riding takes you on an adventurous journey through rice terraces and rainforests of the Bukian farming village in Payangan, on the northern outskirts of Ubud. During your ride, you’ll witness traditional Balinese life at its best, with sightings of tropical birds and wildlife along the nature trails. One and two-hour riding activities are available for both beginners and advanced riders.

  • Location: Banjar Amo, Bukian, Payangan
  • Tel: +62 (0)878 618 924 32
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Bali Saddles at The Menjangan

This horse stable is tucked away within the jungle of The Menjangan on the unspoiled north-western tip of Bali. The resort offers land and water activities, and on horseback, you can enjoy a bit of both, riding past a mangrove forest with views over the calm waters and the namesake Menjangan Island on the horizon. Their collection of Australian horses are good for kids too.

  • Location: Jalan Raya Gilimanuk - Singaraja Km. 17, Pejarakan, Gerokgak, Buleleng
  • Tel: +62 (0)362 94700
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Horseback Riding in Bali West Coast

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
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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
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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
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