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

 We are happy to announce that our group lessons are up and running again. Our primary aim is to keep our staff, clients and community safe. As a result, we have made a number of changes to our day to day operations and procedures, whilst following the Australian policies with regard to COVID-19.


Our staff are following strict cleaning and physical distancing procedures throughout all areas of our business. We ask all clients to please utilise the hand sanitiser located at our blue hand hygiene station opposite our office. Please clean your hands before and after visiting with us. Please maintain 1.5 meters from all others on the property and stay home if unwell. 

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