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Horseback Riding in Taiwan

Updated on June 4, 2008

Your Guide to Horseback Riding in Taiwan

Horseback riding may not be what first comes to mind when you think of Taiwan but if you love riding or would like to learn how, there are opportunities for you to do so in Taiwan.  A family friend recently treated me to my first lesson at his equestrian club in Taichung and I'm eager for my next.  Horseback riding is a nice break from urban living and you often do not have to leave the city to enjoy it.  This lens will discuss horseback riding and equestrian training programs and clubs in Taiwan.

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Your Guide to the Lens

This lens is roughly organized as follows:

I. Suggested books for the beginner equestrian.

The careful reader will note my somewhat twisted sense of humor coming out in this section. If the last book listed offends anyone, I'm sorry.

II. A series of modules highlighting various equestrian clubs.

These are organizations that you can take riding courses and practice riding at. Most are open to the general public, but also have membership and coupon programs. These are a work in progress and some club information is not complete.

III. Chinese Words and Phrases for the Equestrian

Right now, this is a place holder. It may take me some time to create this module as Squidoo does not support Chinese character encoding so I will have to make image files for each word/phrase.

IV. Useful Links

At the end of this lens is a list of articles and other resources available on-line.

Books on Horseback Riding for Beginners - I apologize in advance for listing the fifth book.

Stretch Exercises for Your Horse: The Path to Perfect Suppleness
Stretch Exercises for Your Horse: The Path to Perfect Suppleness

Now this is something that I never would have thought I'd need to know.

 

Club Hightlight: Hannover Equestrian Club

Location: Taipei

Address: 143-1, ChengDe Rd, Sec. 7, Taipei

Telephone:(02) 2823-3763

Website:www.hannover.com.tw

Hours: Tuesday through Sunday; 8 am-12 pm, 2-9 pm

Public Transportation:MRT: Shi Pai

English Instruction Offered?: Yes

Cost:

Beach Country Riding Club

Address:36, Alley 33, Lane 280, DanHai Rd, Danshui

Telephone:(02) 2805-8189

Website: www.horse-riding.com.tw

Hours: 9 am-6 pm

Public Transportation: MRT: Danshui, then Bus - red 26

English Instruction Offered?: Yes

Cost:

Club Highlight: Hanwang Ehosting Guide Center

Location: Taichung City

Address: No. 1186, Sec. 1, Songjhu Rd., Beitun District, Taichung City 406

Telephone: (04) 2436-1350 / (04) 2437-2542

Website: http://han-wang.ehosting.com.tw/

Hours:

Public Transportation:

English Instruction Offered?: No

Cost:

NOTE: I am not sure how "Ehosting" became part of the club's English name. I assume that this was a typo and that "Equestrian" is the intended word. I will verify this and correct the title of this module if this is indeed the situation.

Shuang Kou

Address:

Telephone: 037-584065

Website: http://www.shuangkou2002.com/index.htm

Hours:

Public Transportation:

English Instruction Offered?:

Cost:

Omega Riding Club

Location: Xi Zhi (near Taipei)

Address: 99-3, ChangJiang St., Xi Zhi

Telephone: (02) 2648-7670

Website: N/A

Hours: Tuesday through Sunday, 9 am-6 pm

Public Transportation: Bus: 605 from Taipei Main Station to Xi Zhi Primary School

English Instruction Offered?: Yes

Cost:

Blue Sky Equestrian Club

Location: Taichung

Address:

Telephone: (04) 2335-9122

Website: http://www.blueskyclub.com.tw/bluesky.htm

Hours:

Public Transportation:

English Instruction Offered?:

Cost:

Tain Sain Horsemanship Club

Location: Taichung

Address:

Telephone: (04) 2557-9830

Website: http://www.taconet.com.tw/l1210121/

Hours:

Public Transportation:

English Instruction Offered?:

Cost:

Chinese Words and Phrases for the Equestrian

This list uses the Pinyin system of romanization. The numbers in the words indicate the tone. For more information on the Pinyin system of romanization and Chinese pronunciation, see: http://www.pinyin.info/

At this time it is not practicle to include the Chinese characters as Squidoo does not support Chinese encoding and creating images files for every word and phrase is not practical.

ma3....................................... horse

qi2....................................... ride

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      Liza_V 5 years ago

      If I am ever in Taiwan I will be sure to check these out!

      http://www.squidoo.com/the-joy-of-horse-riding

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      ChouDoufu 5 years ago

      @anonymous: I believe Beach Country Riding Club offers beach excursions. I don't know about anything overnight. Not sure why the link above doesn't work when you click on it, but if you copy-past in your browser the following url should work: http://www.horse-riding.com.tw/

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Are there horseback riding excursions? I already know how to ride but I would love to ride along the beach or do an overnight ride.

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      catwell2 6 years ago

      You've provided some great resources for horseback riding in Taiwan. Great lens!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      @anonymous: See her answer to my post below. There is, it's called Oldenburg

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Great lens. Is there any place where I can just rent horses for a few hours for riding on trail or off in the mountains?

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      Does any one know if there is horseback riding in the kaohsiung area? Thanks!

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      Hi!! Finally some info on horse riding in Taiwan! Thanks so much! It's gonna be a tad more expensive than riding here in the UK so might have to save up for it! I love this website! I hope you can update i. If I find anymore schools then I will post here and let you know! :)

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      Umm what's so fun about horseback riding? i mean seriously, it looks so boring!

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      There is one place in Kaohsiung. Quite nice, pretty professional. Website is www.oldenburg.com.tw and phone is 076518000

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      ChouDoufu 9 years ago

      Wow, has it been two years!?! I'm sure there is horseback riding in the area, but I am not sure. Have you tried posting the question to Forumosa.com? I really need to update this lens...hard to find the time. Good luck! Post back with any info you find!

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      Thanks for the information-great lens. Since it's been 2 years since you created the site, is there any horseback riding available now near Kaohsiung? I have been riding for about 15 years and it's hard to give it up, but I live in Kaohsiung so I am not sure what to do. Please advise :)

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      anonymous 10 years ago

      I am a 13 year old girl and will stay in Taipei with my parents between July 22 and August 20. I would love to find some interesting places where to continue my horseback riding activity.

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      Horseback_Heaven 10 years ago

      Cool lens. Horseback riding is a passion for us too.

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      ChouDoufu 11 years ago

      I know, I'm a bit behind on updating the horse club info here and I've many more clubs I should add. I also have to get to work on the Chinese words and phrases section. But with the baby due later this month, my work this and other lenses is sporadic.

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