Horse Riding at Cherbon Waters Equestrian Centre is a dream come true for many aspiring horse riders and advanced riders. Our facilities feature a prestige indoor Equestrian Centre and on-location trail rides, located on the shores of the Lesley Harrison Dam in Burbank, south-east Brisbane, less than half an hour from Brisbane CBD, and minutes from Mt Gravatt, Cleveland, Rochedale, Mackenzie and Capalaba.

Cherbon Waters has been touted as Brisbane’s Best Horse Riding School for beginners, intermediate and advanced riding lessons.

Horse Riding can make you feel happy and positive, and lower your stress hormones – it naturally stimulates production of serotonin, giving you a sense of well-being. You might like to ride just to relax and experience the outdoors and enjoy the natural outdoors, take in the beautiful fresh air, soak in the stunning water views and spot some of the native wildlife including the gorgeous pretty face wallabies.

You might like to focus on  learning new riding disciplines like dressage or jumping –  to be honest, you never really stop learning when you’re into horse riding. Whatever it is you’d like to do, our instructors will help you, either improve your riding –  or  accompany you through the beautiful surroundings and water views here at Cherbon Waters.

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Laurel Edwards from the Seven Network’s “The Great Day Out” (formerly The Great South East) takes a look around Cherbon Waters and gets to see first hand, why Cherbon Waters is Brisbane’s Premier Equestrian Centre.

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One of the stars of Channel 9’s “The Shak” Kendall, tries her hand at “Horse Whispering” Cherbon Waters style, and catches up with some of the students from Mansfield State High who get to go horse riding for school sport!

Our Horse Riding Facilities

Cherbon Waters Equestrian Centre’s instructors are passionate horse people who are experienced with horses and riders of all levels, as well as being fully insured professionals. We have horses and ponies to cater for all ages, sizes, and levels of experience and confidence levels, ensuring a safe and pleasant horse riding experience for everyone. Cherbon Waters will supply all riding and safety equipment, including Australian Standard helmets and riding boots.

Riders need positive, safe experiences. This is our aim at Cherbon Waters. All of our horses are vaccinated against the Hendra virus and receive regular booster shots – are the horses you ride safeguarded?

Cherbon Waters Equestrian Centre is equipped with a Fully Lit 60m x 20 Indoor Arena as well as Indoor and Outdoor Round Yards – which means that horse riding lessons can be conducted rain, hail or shine, and into the evening!

Please contact us on 0417 704 671, we would love to discuss how we give you an excellent equestrian experience, whatever your current abilities.



Fantastic instructors, great horses, beautiful grounds. I got married here in November 2015 (which the owner was amazing and helped out so much when we had issues), and have been taking lessons for going on 8 months. Every lesson I learn something new. ‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌
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We had my daughters 6th birthday party at Cherbon Waters Equestrian Centre, and I can’t speak highly enough of how wonderful the day went and how fabulous the staff were. The girls got to go on a trail ride and even tried some bare back riding on two of the older horses. It was certainly a day all the girls won’t forget! Thanks to Trevor and the team!
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A beautiful afternoon, my daughter her friend and myself went on a trail ride and it was just perfect for beginners. The instructors were very kind and explained everything so well. Gladly recommend this place and go back again.
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Where should I start?

Horse Riding can take you in so many directions, so the first question you should ask is “Do I want to ride for fun, or would I like to have lessons and learn to ride?”. 

We recommend a Trail Ride as the best place to start. Join a Sunday Group Trail Ride or invite a friend or two on your own Private Trail Ride.

Horse Riding Lessons are our specialty. Get started with some private lessons, then progress to Group Lessons, then later look at our combined courses or advance to Dressage or Jumping…the choice is yours. 

Start with a Private/Assessment lesson so we can assess your level of ability, then the horse riding world is your oyster. Talk to us about all the options available here at Cherbon Waters.

Whether it’s Private Lessons, Group Lessons, Gymkhana, Courses, Holiday Camps, Dressage, Jumping or more, we have you covered. You can pay as you go, or buy lessons in blocks and save money. Click HERE for details.

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Frequently Asked Questions

We have a minimum age of 2 years.

Our horses are very well trained and love looking after beginners! Our instructors and staff members are always on hand to ensure you will have a safe and fun riding experience at Cherbon Waters Equestrian Centre.

That’s a great question and one we get often. if you’ve never ridden a horse before,  we suggest a  Group Trail Ride  which run every Sunday. It’s a great way to be introduced to a horse and the basics of riding, all at a safe and leisurely pace on horses that “know the drill”. Bring a friend too.

No you don’t. We have a huge range of horses with just the right temperament, that we will carefully select to suit you. That said, if you would like to bring your own horse to ride, you’re welcome to, as long as your horse is healthy and up to date with vaccinations.

No you don’t. We have a huge range of horses with just the right temperament, that we will carefully select to suit you. That said, if you would like to bring your own horse to ride, you’re welcome to, as long as your horse is healthy and up to date with vaccinations.

Yes we do. For your safety, and our horses, Cherbon Waters has a maximum rider weight limit of 100kg.

We have a whole variety of courses depending on your interests and passions. For beginners, we have our Go Gallop courses which teach you the fundamentals of riding and horsemanship. Once you can walk, trot and canter confidently we can offer you courses in dressage, jumping, gymkhana or a combined course (which is a bit of everything) to advance your technical skills. For the more relaxed, casual riders we offer trail riding for all levels of riders.

Absolutely not! We cater to all riders – from those who have never been on a horse before up to advanced show jumpers and dressage riders. We have lessons to suit all skill levels.

Yes. You can book a one-off Trail Ride or lesson without any obligation or requirement to become a regular rider at Cherbon Waters.

Trail Ride is simply a relaxed ride through the native bushland on our property. The beauty of a Trail Ride (or Horse Trek) is that you don’t need to have any prior horse riding experience at all. If you’d like to find out more about enjoying a Trail Ride at Cherbon Waters, fill out an enquiry here, or just call us on 0417 704 671.

If you love horses, and working at a venue like Cherbon Waters Equestrian Centre is your idea of a dream job, fill in our Expression of Interest form. Let us know about your experience level…whether it’s as a strapper, a riding teacher/coach or similar and we can have a chat.

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