Horse Riding in Amsterdam
Horse riding in the Netherlands is very popular. Due to the success of the top dressage, jumping, carriage driving, and three-day-event riders at the highest international level, the sport has an excellent teaching and development structure. The KNHS (Koninklijke Nederlands Hippische Sportfederatie) is the umbrella organization which sets the sport standards from grass roots level up to the top riders, with the belief that developing talent through the whole system is the only way to maintain Holland’s global ranking in the equestrian world.
Unlike a hundred years ago, only a few horses and carriages for tourists can be seen on Amsterdam's streets today, but anyone can still explore the outlying areas of the city on horseback. In the leafy district of Amstelveen horses and saddlery can be rented by the hour from the Manege Nieuw Amstelland riding stables. Ride your trusty Dutch steed in the nearby Amsterdamse Bos, a huge wooded common on the southern edge of the city. Anyone with limited mobility or a learning difficulty can also join in the Saturday afternoon lessons for adults and children with a disability.
Right in the center of Amsterdam, a stone's throw from the Leidseplein and adjacent to the Vondelpark is a closely guarded secret. A discreet entrance in the Vondelstraat gives access to the most beautiful city riding of Europe; De Hollandsche Manege.The Dutch Riding School is the oldest school in the Netherlands. In 2007 it celebrated 125 years of existence, yet its history goes back as far as 1744. However, this old and beautiful building houses a modern versatile riding school where everyone is welcome. Horseback riding is possible for young to old; from beginner to advanced rider.
Turners Stable is an equestrian livery on the outskirts of Amsterdam Noord. Besides stabling own horses we offer riding lessons for all ages from 6 years. They offer lessons for beginners to advanced 6 years, taught by certified instructors. The lessons are on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays free. Classes are divided by level. They also organize for regular, experienced riders Turner's Stable rides to Twiske, they have mutual matches and have a lot of fun leasing system...