Riding Centres

Ponderosa Farm and Equestrian Centre

Ponderosa Farm and Equestrian Centre was founded in 1967 and is situated on the Linstead bypass in Bog Walk, St. Catherine. Through the years many riders have been a part of the Wates family. Mrs. Betty Wates (Mothers) is a top coach in Jamaica and has been a long standing representative of the EJF to the FEI – she serves a member of their nomination committee. Ponderosa host riding camp that give riders locally and from many countries the opportunity to stay at the Wates home to experience not only coaching in dressage, show jumping and cross country but fun events such as trail riding, swimming in rivers and farm life. Riders are also taught about the keep and care of the horses and this gives them the tools to become successful riders. The Centre has a show jumping arena and the only cross country course in Jamaica.

The tradition continues as our new resident coach Julian Hyde'(he is level 2 FEI coach) who has been a student of Mrs. Wates for many years is now teaching and training at Ponderosa.

Contact Info

Betty Wates 876-382-4614 motherwates@gmail.com
Julian Hyde 876-805-5338 julianlh73@gmail.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ponderosafarmjamaica/

Kingston Polo Club & Equestrian Centre

KPCEC is one of the longest continuous Equestrian Education centres in the Caribbean. It is proud to be the home of Jamaica’s top Equestrians -Polo playing , Show Jumping, Eventing, Dressage and Pleasure riding. We have continually produce top Polo Players, Top Jockeys and Jamaica’s winning riders here and abroad. The mixture of Polo days and Equestrian competitions make for a wonderful tapestry of horse persons, from all walks of life and from all over the globe, who all love the HORSE, and love to have FUN.

It has had a consistent standard of teaching and coaches over many years. Jamaican, British, Colombian, Argentinean , American, Belgian and Dutch coaches have shared their knowledge and skill with many Equestrians here at the Club. We pride ourselves on the high standard of coaching, the continuity and unending commitment to make all riders, horse and grooms the best the can be.

Ms Simpson also runs the Seed of Change with Horse Facilitating Learning for children with mental and emotional disorder to experience the positive benefits of interacting with horses. Which is immediate, profound and sometimes life changing.

We are open all year round , to book lessons contact either of our two wonderful coaches listed below:

Contact Info

Contact: Julian Hyde 876-805-5338 | julianlh73@gmail.com
Debbie Simpson 876-286-1851 | debbiesimpson64@yahoo.com

The St. Ann Polo Club & Equestrian Centre

The St. Ann Polo Club & Equestrian Centre is located in Drax Hall, St. Ann. It was first established in 1982 and moved to its current location in 1905. Located in the middle of the North Coast it hosts the annual Jamaica Polo Association series of tournaments, featuring the players from all over the Island throughout the months of March and April culminating with the historic Senior Cup and Jamaica Cancer Society fund raiser. Their summer season includes the Burger King Juniors tournament, The Billy Vernon Fun Day and the ICWI & Palmarium Family Polo Tournament. Their excellent facilities include the polo field, a dressage arena, a full size international jumping arena and Club House. 

Contact Info

Facebook page: St. Ann Polo Club Drax Hall

Half Moon Equestrian Centre

For over 28 years, the Half Moon Equestrian Centre at the luxurious Half Moon provided memorable experiences for our guests and friends. We pride ourselves on giving exceptional care to our horses and animals, and to our riders who wish to share in our amazing experience. Through personal attention, it is our goal to create a safe, yet exciting sojourn with us.


You can enjoy a variety of equestrian activities, riding, jumping and polo lessons and the thrilling Turf and Surf Experience. The Stables provides horses and instruction suitable for beginners and experienced riders. 

Contact Info

876-953-2286 | trinadelisser@gmail.com

Caymanas Pony Club

Caymanas Pony Club is a Kingston based equestrian centre linked to the UK Pony Club which offers a variety of programs for children and adults including  jumping,  dressage and polo.  Caymanas Pony Club is also an approved extracurricular activity for both AISK (American International School of Kingston) and Hillel Academy.

Contact Info