The Parklands Stables acknowledges that we walk upon the traditional lands of First Nations peoples.
We pay our respects to them and recognise the continuing gift of their cultures to the life and spirit of Australia.
We put children's safety and well being at the centre of everything we do.
The Parklands Stables is a small equestrian centre in Berrima, 90 minutes south of Sydney. Our services range from a gentle introduction to horses and riding to our comprehensive high achievement program.
We take pride in the strength of our rider education, safety and horse welfare standards. The horses we care for are our partners and their physical and psychological needs are at the centre of our community. To read more about our standards click here.
The Parklands Stables welcomes everyone. You're invited to be part of our community in the way that works best for you.
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35% are adults who want to ride regularly but don't have their own horse
15% are adults who float their own horse to us so their riding is a social experience and they have support from a coach for them and their horse
25% are adults who’ve had a break from riding (anywhere from 4 to 30 years) and wish to resume
10% are children and young people who are competent riders and wish to extend their skills
15% are child and adult beginners
Our horses can support riders to build skills for general riding, show jumping to 80cm, medium dressage and eventing to novice level. Our team are professionally schooled and enjoy their work. They give no more than two lessons per day, rest on Mondays and live in fields together where they're able to socialise. Read about some of our much loved team below.
ARI has competed in dressage, show jumping and cross country. He has a short, balanced stride which is very reassuring for nervous riders. He can be sharp off the leg for experienced riders but they need to prove themselves to him first. Ari was the very first member of The Parklands Stables team. He stands 15.3 hands.
BEN is a 17 hand thoroughbred who has competed in dressage, showjumping and eventing. His favourite phase is jumping and with an advanced rider he's very enthusiastic. He loves scratches and cuddles.
ISAURIAN is a 16 hand thoroughbred. He raced successfully for Godolphin and is being retrained by Parklands Stables. He's proving to be a very calm horse and comfortable to ride. He has well established paces and is starting to show jump. Isaurian loves to play.
REUBEN stands 15 hands, if he keeps his shoes on. He's a thoroughbred who never raced. He's very relaxed and has lovely paces. Reuben helps our more advanced beginners refine their technique. He'll lift his nose for a kiss if asked.
OSCAR stands 14.3 hands and is a Quarter Horse x Appaloosa. He takes care of all his riders regardless of their level of experience. His passion is jumping and with an advanced rider he's very motivated. Oscar adores children.
ROSIE is just 10 hands tall and loves being brushed and cuddled. Rosie enjoys giving young children their first equestrian experiences and is very patient. She's the star of our Pony Preschool program.
We don't offer trial rides
but we recommend:
ARENA & CANTER TRACK
We ride on a professional 60 x 20m dressage arena which sits inside a 400m canter track.
COVERED ROUND YARD
Our round yard is all weather with good cover and effective lights.
We're currently building a small 60cm cross country course.
We use Jump 4 Joy show jumps with FEI Safety Cups.
Our course is constructed of recycled & natural materials and is used both in hand and under saddle.
If you feel you haven't received the service you paid for, or have had a negative experience of any kind while on the farm, please contact Jacqueline Cosgrove at firstname.lastname@example.org or 0484 240 648. High standards of client service matter to us and we value the opportunity to repair relationships where trust has been breached. Your comments will always be received with respect.