From the moment you enter the property you will notice the calming, peaceful tranquility of the beautiful bushland setting.
You will also notice that all of our horses live in herds, in the paddock 24/7. We are very passionate about ensuring that all of our horses are met. Horses are by their very nature a herd animal, highly social and their happiness relies upon being about to see, touch and interact with other horses. Sure they will fight occasionally, but what family doesn’t!
Most of our lesson and therapeutic horses are retired racehorses, either pacers and trotters or Thoroughbreds. We take on several from trainers when they retire from their racing career and also rescue several horses each year. These are then either kept by us for the centre or rehomed.
We work with these horses to retrain and re-educate them to help them transition into their next phase of life as a ridden, pleasure horse. We also take on a few rescues that need special care and attention to get them back to full health.
Horses enjoying the company of others
Horses are Herbivores and when they live in the wild they choose to live in herds. They are very social mammals and like to be with other horses for company as well as protection. You will often see our horses grooming one another, playing or just chilling together. This is a sign of happy healthy horses.
The herd has a strict hierarchy, with a boss and all other horses have their place in the herd. Like brothers and sisters the horses will fight occasionally but generally are happier and healthier being together.
During the day our horses live in their day paddocks. This makes it easy for us to catch them. However after hours our horses are released into their night paddock, this is 200 acres of bushland where they get to run, play and be horses (and eat more hay).
In the morning they are all waiting at the gate of the day paddock to come in for breakfast.
A safe, friendly and supportive environment to learn
We set up Wanneroo Riding Centre to be a friendly supportive place anyone can come and spend time with these beautiful animals. Either take lessons or simply spend time with these beautiful animals.
We work hard to ensure our horses are happy and healthy and well looked after, and that you get to have an enjoyable, safe experience with our horses.
Text any querys to us and we will reply as soon as we are back in the office!
1611 Wanneroo Road, Neerabup Western Australia 6031, Australia
07:30 am – 12:30 pm
"I can not recommend this place highly enough. My ten year old granddaughter had her first trail ride yesterday. She has never been on a horse before The lady that took her (Ellis) was perfect. She was so friendly ,kind and encouraging. My granddaughter felt totally relaxed with her. She had the time of her life We will definitely be back as often as we can"
"Today myself and 8 friends went on the 5.30 trail ride. We ranged in age kids7-17 and Adults. The staff were very well organized and friendly.
I highly recommend going and we got a discount for a larger group booking.
We even got to see some Kangaroos.
Thanks so much. See you again"
"Had the most lovely twilight ride with my daughter today, the team at Wanneroo Riding Centre were welcoming, friendly, knowledgeable and put us totally at ease after not being in the saddle for many years. I rode Bruce and he was such a lovely calm boy which is just what I needed to build my confidence again. I will definitely be making this a regular activity and I would highly recommend the centre, thank you and see you soon"
"Went riding for the first time in my life here today , and it was one of the most memorable experiences of my life! Wonderful staff, super friendly and beautiful horses! I will definitely be back soon! Thanks Again"
"You girls have made getting back into riding a walk in the park. You guys are definitely the best in Perth, everyone has an amazing attitude and the horses are beautiful. You've given me something I thought I'd lost! Thank you!! "
"Had a great time yesterday out on my trail ride...such a beautiful place to ride and the staff are super friendly. My sister had got me a gift voucher for my birthday, what a brilliant present idea! Thanks so much to everyone at the riding centre"