Redwoods Riding Centre offers out rides/trails as well as tuition. Please see all the details below. –
Our out rides are very popular with visitors to the area, whether you can ride or are just looking for something new. We offer just the out ride or a fantastic champagne breakfast experience.
Here’s the down low –
What to wear
Wear long, fitted pants and closed shoes, preferably with a heel, for your safety and comfort. – we will provide safety helmets. – wear a long-sleeved top or put on lots of sunscreen as one does get burned on the ride if you don’t put it on! – very small hand bags like ‘moon bags’ and small cameras are permitted on the ride, larger hand bags and backpacks must be left in our club house or in your car.
– We currently do not have horses available to carry persons of more than 90 kg in weight, so please book accordingly.
Our rides are usually about an hour, hour and a half depending on how guests are enjoying themselves.
We usually leave on the rides by 8:30am in summer, 9am in winter, to fit in
with weather and our stable schedule. We ask that you arrive at least 20
minutes before the ride departure time in order to fit helmets, sign forms etc.
It takes 20 minutes driving at a moderate pace to reach Redwoods from
Ballito, about 40 minutes from Umhlanga and an hour from Durban.
Champagne breakfast horse ride option
As for the breakfast side of things, we usually offer a couple of options: A bohemian-type picnic on a beautiful Persian rug or a table set up in our magnificent garden or by the nearby dam. We use timeless silver cutlery and accessories. We usually offer a choice of a hot or continental breakfast.
Hot: starter of yogurt and fruit, then main of bacon, egg, toast and jam on the side, mushrooms and tomato.
Continental: starter of yogurt and fruit. Fresh, warm croissants with a choice of cold meats and cheese, strawberry jam and whipped cream. We usually put some extra nibbles like grapes and muffins alongside both, and of course your Champagne and orange juice.
For a little extra (retail cost dependent), we can also throw in a bouquet of flowers or some extras.
Cost, booking and payment
– Cost of the normal trail ride is R350 per person.
*- High season trail rates – R400 per person (Includes Easter, July/August school hols and December/January school hols and all public hols. Redwoods reserves the right to adjust fees as necessary according to seasonal demands. Verbal quotes from Redwoods staff stand as valid).
– Cost of the Champagne breakfast picnic ride starts at R750 per person, *R850 per person in high season (depending on any customised requirements).
– We usually accept 50% non-refundable deposit to secure your booking.
Full payment can be made by EFT or normal banking deposit ahead of your ride, or in cash on the day. We do not have card machine facilities.
We will send directions/GPS co-ordinates to you upon confirmation of booking. Contact us for banking details.
Redwoods offers a few horse riding lesson options. We do have a focus on flat work and dressage, this being our métier, yet we do offer basic show jumping training as well.
We do afternoon lessons on weekdays, from about 2pm, mainly for children and young adults. We do have morning slots available for adults, especially the Thursday morning 9am group class. Enquire for further availability.
Hour private lesson – R 320
Half hour private lesson – R 250
Hour semi private lesson (two riders) – R 285
Hour group lesson – R 240
R 4100 per horse per month
R 3800 per pony per month
Half lease (3 days) – R 2500 per month (includes 2x group lessons per month).
Full lease (5/6 day, horse as your own) – R 4000 per month (includes 2x group lessons per month).
*Please contact us for more info on horses available for lease and detailed lease structure.
We are available to offer children’s parties depending on availability of horses. Rates for kid’s parties start at R 150 per child for a two-hour slot, depending on number of children. This includes use of Redwoods stable yard ablution and picnic facilities, horses and staff assistance.
Give us a shout for further details.
Redwoods is also available to hire for photography shoots. Please visit our page on shoots for samples of photos taken at the venue as well as rates – you can just click here.
Please visit (and like!) our Facebook page and give us a shout on 083 301 5532 for any further information! –