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“Horseback riding without the commercial undertone”

Countryside Stables Penang
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Countryside Stables is a privately owned property by Wan Aikhsan & Doris Lim. It is nestled in the midst of Sungai Burung agriculture area in Balik Pulau. Away from the hustle and bustle of city life. To date, it is home to 28 horses which consist of miniatures horses, Pure Bred Arabian Horses,Polo Pony, Thai, Myanmar, Malaysian ponies, donkeys and deer. Upon entering Countryside Stables, an entry free of RM5 (adults) & RM3 (children) will be charged. This fee is however deductible when visitors take part in joy ride or guided ride.
Hong Kong
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“Horseback riding without the commercial undertone”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 20, 2014

It's a humble stable run by a very nice couple Wan and Doris. We went on a Tuesday to avoid the weekend crowd. The horse and donkey petting was a lot of fun young and old, we had a chat with the owner couple Wan and Doris before we embarked on a 2-1/2 hour ride led by a trained person and followed by an assistant with water supply. Along the way photos were taken by the accompanying staff and eventually posted onto their Facebook page for all to share and enjoy. This beats the horseback riding on the beach (for example Batu Ferringhi) which I find too commercialised and very amateur.

I would highly recommend this to those tourists who have their own vehicles, the venue is currently mostly patronized by locals who have cars.

Visited February 2014
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