You're about to take a holiday or be far away from your home for a reasonable period, say, a month or more. What's the one thing you're likely to miss most? Everyone is different but let's say you own a horse and ride it whenever you can back home. Suddenly being far from home will almost certainly mean being separated from your equine pal. But all is not lost if you land in Sydney.
And remember that the Centennial Parklands Equestrian Centre is a mere canter from the heart of Sydney. If you're a tourist and fancy a ride or any close-to-the-city resident who would enjoy learning to ride or someone in town who doesn't want to be separated from their horse, everything is fixed.
Age and experience is not important when it comes to lessons. You can be a child or a senior and the expert tuition will have you ambling, even trotting around and through one the most spacious and green parks in Australia. And the CBD is just over the hill.
New York and London have great parks with bridle paths but Centennial Park offers glorious sunshine all year round and hundreds of hectares in which to indulge your passion for horses and the great outdoors. Centennial Park may not get the fanfare the Bridge and Opera House attract but its location and facilities are superb. And speaking of facilities, the Equestrian Centre has not one but five riding schools with some of the world's best riding instructors. There's a veterinary service as well.
If you wish to introduce young children to riding, the ponies are a perfect starting point. The children can watch the animals being fed and groomed, pat them and of course have a supervised ride. This could be the start of a lifelong love for horses. And all of this is situated in Centennial Park in the heart of Sydney. If you're planning a picnic, you could add a visit to the historic buildings in the world class equestrian centre and go horse riding in town.