Forest Park Riding and Equitation School has been run by Grant and Heather Hughes for many years and they have promoted a nurturing family environment for all their clients. The overriding goal at Forest Park is to share their love of horses and horse riding with everyone wishing to be involved in equine pursuits no matter how young or old.

Trail Rides

Our trail rides are a fun and relaxing way to learn new skills whilst taking in some of Canberra's scenic views.

Spend an hour with our beautiful horses, each one unique and with their own personality.

Available for riders from beginner to advanced, ages 7 years and over. Come alone or bring a group of friends - it is completely up to you!


Available most days, including public holidays!




Group Lessons

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At Forest Park we run a large range of group lessons to meet the needs of riders of different levels of experience and needs. 

We run lessons for adults and children  7 days per week.  A fun and social way to develop your riding skills.

Run on a regular term structure and in school holidays.

We also run School Holiday Program if you are looking for fun activity for your children in the holidays.

Ride on our reliable school horses and ponies, or bring your own horse


Private lessons are available for riders of all levels and experience. 


Learn to ride, brush up on your skills or prepare for your next competition.

Available for adults or children on our riding school horses & ponies or private horses.


Private Lessons

​With over 35 years of experience and accredited by the Australian Horse Riding Centres (AHRC),
Forest Park Riding School offers a large range of services, some including;


  • Group and Private Lessons for children and adults

  • Little League classes for children aged 2-7 years old

  • School Holiday Program 

  • Trail rides

  • Agistment Services

  • Coaching for Competition Riders

  • Horse Training and Selling through Emmaville Performance Horses

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COVID-19 Changes

 ACT covid-19 lockdown.

The lockdown has now been extended a further 4 weeks until Friday 15th October.  This takes us to the end of week 2 of  term 4.  Unfortunately under the current restrictions we will be unable to provide lessons or trail rides during this period.  

Clients who have been enroled in our term 3 classes will be given credit for the 5 weeks missed this term, assuming we will be able to resume sometime in term 4.  We will be unable to run our spring holiday program due to the restrictions.

We will be offering places in our summer programs to those who had booked into the spring program.

Our office will be open for reduced hours, Monday, Wednesday and Friday 9am - 1pm.

We are hopeful that lessons and trail rides may be able to re-commence  in mid-October but will confirm on this website and our Facebook page.


Once we re-commence we ask the following:

Please do not visit us if any flu or cold symptoms, if you have been a known close contact with a confirmed case or have travelled to a hot spot in the last 14 days. We ask all returning clients to please supply your own helmets and boots for your lessons. We recommend Horseland Canberra located in Fyshwick.

We thank you all for your patience and support during these times & helping to keep our community safe.

We are looking forward to being of service to you and sharing our love of horses with you all again

-Grant and Heather Hughes