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Family fun activity in Penang – Horse Riding
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Family fun activity in Penang – Horse Riding
WRITER: Hard Rock Hotel Penang Team PHOTOS BY: Penang Team
Family fun activity in Penang – Horse Riding 15. March 2018, by Hard Rock Hotel Penang Team, Photos by Penang Team
Countryside Stables Penang- An ideal place for riding horses and getting close to nature. The stable is nestled in the midst of Sungai Burung agriculture area in Balik Pulau, Penang. Located quite a distance away from the city, this area offers a quaint and fresh environment.
Owner - Wan Aikhsan, explaining on how to feed hays to the horses
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Entrance of Countryside Stables, Penang

Countryside Stables is a privately owned property by Wan Aikhsan & Doris Lim. Their children were horse riders who represented the state of Penang. It all started when Wan Aikhsan’s son, Wan Adam decided to pursue in horse riding. Wan Adam started horse riding in primary school. He was trained by a professional trainer from the Penang Turf Club and as he advances in horse riding, more horses were bought and trained to partake in competitions.

We were also informed that special kids visit the Countryside Stables Penang for therapy riding. Countryside Stables Penang is opened to the public not for profit but for the love of horses.

Did You Know?
  • As of now, the Countryside Stables Penang houses 36 animals of various breed including adult horses, ponies, miniature horses, deer and donkeys.
  • There are many breeds of Horses: Australian horse breed, Argentina pony, Appaloosa horse breed (first in Penang), Uruguay horse breed, Australian Pony, Cambodian Pony, Arabian horse breed and more.
  • Horses are imported from Australia, Europe and the USA
  • The proper method of touching a horse where you stroke with the back of your hand with an angle that is not higher than the horse’s head. The saddles purchased are measured accordingly to all horse sizes instead of a one-size saddle. This is to prevent saddles from getting too tight when the horse grows bigger which will cause discomfort to the horses. Prices of expensive saddles can go up to $30,000 in which most were made from France
  • Miniature Ponies in the stable are not more than 32-inch of height
The horses in this stable are very well taken care of.
Nutmeg Farm
 
Nutmeg Farm
All horses are released to the field that is located within the stables every evening when is not too hot for them to get fresh air and regular exercises.
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miniature pony...
Nutmeg Farm
All horses are released to the field that is located within the stables every evening when is not too hot for them to get fresh air and regular exercises.
Highlights:
  • Circle of Arena is catered especially for beginner riders and for training purposes. You also can have a Joy Ride or guided ride there.
  • Closed and shaded Indoor Arena with ceiling fans are built to host school activities and special events
  • Mini Deer Farm houses a family of deer. You can feed the deer with the carrots provided (charges apply).
  • Animal Petting
  • Horse Carriage (Within Arena – 400 meter)
Animal feeding
Nutmeg Farm
Deer Feeding
Countryside Stables Penang

Operation Hours: 10.00am – 12.00pm & 2.00pm – 7.00pm, Daily
Address: Lot 10050 Jalan Sungai Burung, Kampong Jalan Baru, Balik Pulau, 11000 Penang, Malaysia.
Email: w.aikhsan@gmail.com
Contact Number: +6012 408 0678
Website: https://www.facebook.com/countrysidestablespenang/

*picture credit : Countryside Stables Penang’s Facebook

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