Want to keep the Ekka spirit going with the Brisbane City skyline as you’re backdrop then head to the ultimate horse riding school at the RNA Showgrounds and release your inner-city urban cowboy/girl. 

It’s truly a magical place, an enviable riding oasis located within the Brisbane Showgrounds. The fourth equestrian center in the world to be located so close to a capital city – the others being New York, London, and Sydney. 


Photo:– Damian Todd with students Louis and Thomas


Brisbane’s own urban cowboys and expert horsemen Joshua Smith and Damian Todd are the directors and host lessons on a generously sized round yard, with fresh sand surface, refurbished fencing and old charming stables. 

These guys are the real McCoy combining their exceptional skills and passion for horses to deliver a comprehensive range of lessons across various equestrian disciplines, all ages, and abilities, from novice to experienced riders. 

With patience, accommodation, and kindness they teach riders mainly children much more than fundamental riding techniques they teach their students discipline and responsibility, how to safely interact with and care for horses and developing non-verbal communication as horse whisperers should. 

You only have to read the comments on their facebook page to feel the unique and special effect this center is having on our community. 







RNA Ekka Showgrounds

Gate 4, 10 O’Connell Terrace, Bowen Hills 3257 1171 / 0408 183 079

Photo :- Damian Todd with students Louis and Thomas