Bukit Timah Saddle Club

In 1951, Bukit Timah Saddle Club was setup at Fairways Drive to allow retired competitive race horses from the nearby Bukit Timah Turb Club to be re-trained in equestrian activities such as show jumping or dressage (also known as “horse ballet”)

Bukit Timah Saddle Club

Horses are allowed to roam with the trainer around the beautiful lush surroundings

Horses are allowed to roam with the trainer around the beautiful lush surroundings

It currently houses the largest equestrian facilities available in Singapore, extending to a size of 13,000 sq. metres that consist of two main arenas that provide up to five dressage arenas as well as an adjacent jumping arena built to international standards. Riders here compete at the highest level and have proudly represented Singapore at the South East Asia (SEA) Games amongst many other international competitions.

The Saddle club also operates the largest livery centre in Singapore; housing over 100 horses in their state-of-the-art stables for customers who are not able to keep these beautiful creatures on their own property.

The livery section houses the horses for those who well, can't keep a horse in their backyard.

The livery section houses the horses for those who well, can’t keep a horse in their backyard.

The horses that hail mainly from Europe and Australia looking radiant and healthy

The horses that hail mainly from Europe and Australia looking radiant and healthy

The lush greenery, gently sloping hills and overall picturesque surroundings has also made this place a choice destination for many to indulge in carefree brunches at the legendary Rider’s café or swanky Marmalade Pantry, take a wedding photoshoot, or simply brings your kids out for a one-time $10 pony ride.

Pony rides are available for kids for just $10!

Pony rides are available for kids for just $10!

The perfect weather just made the scenery all the more worthwhile

The perfect weather just made the scenery all the more memorable, you can also understand why its been popular for wedding photoshoots

The horse stables at the bottom with the legendary Rider's cafe in the background

The horse stables at the bottom with the legendary Rider’s cafe in the background

Exploring more into Rider's Cafe currently undergoing renovation

Exploring more into Rider’s Cafe that is currently undergoing renovation

Bukit Timah Saddle Club has undoubtedly kept the history of amateur horse racing alive, something that dates as far back to 1842, when the Serangoon Road Race Course (site of the current Race Course Road) was built by the Singapore Sporting Club as a source of sport and recreation for the Europeans.

As recent as of Feb 1 2013, Bukit Timah Saddle Club won a public tender that thankfully allows them to retain their premises at least till December 2018.

A jockey from the old Bukit Timah Turf Club

A jockey from the old Bukit Timah Turf Club

The road into the saddle club

The road into the saddle club

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