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Equestrian Centre

For over 30 years, the Half Moon Equestrian Centre has 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 as well as thrilling beach rides. The Stables provides horses and instruction suitable for beginners and experienced riders from Mondays to Saturdays.


PONY PARK RIDES

Come learn and interact with the ponies and their friends. The park is home to donkeys, rabbits, goats and birds and of course, our fun-loving pony prince DeVito. Helmets, which are provided, are mandatory.

  • Ages | For children 6 years and under
  • Timings | Available for 9 am - 12 noon and 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
  • Requirements | Please wear shorts or pants, and closed shoes. 
  • Pricing | US $30 per child

ROOKIES' ROUNDUP

Never ridden before or not in a long time? This one is for you. Start with a short lesson in the Arena with a basic level of instruction, then a jaunt through the property. Helmets, which are provided, are mandatory.

  • Ages | Riders must be 6 years old and over
  • Timings | Available 11 am and 3:30 pm. Duration: 40 mins
  • Requirements | Long pants/jeans and shoes/sneakers. Riders must be under 220 lbs
  • Pricing | US $100 per person

SAND STROLL

A scenic and calm trek to the bay at Half Moon. Take a quick turn in the Arena with guidance from one of our friendly Trainers before riding to the Sunrise Beach and along the shore, taking your horse into the sea just a "likkle" bit. Helmets, which are provided, are mandatory.

  • Ages | Riders must be over 6 years old
  • Timings |Available 11 am and 3:30 pm. Approximately 50 mins
  • Requirements | Long pants/jeans and shoes/sneakers. Riders must be under 220 lbs 
  • Pricing | US $150 per person

Swim with Horses

Ride the turf and surf the waves with your horse. Starting with a few turns in the arena with our well-trained Guides the ride takes you along the beautiful Sunrise Beach. Removing the saddles, get to know your horse on the shore and swim bareback in the cool Caribbean Sea.  To enjoy this experience, Riders must be comfortable on their horse with or without a saddle and swim well.  Very personal attention is provided with one of our experienced guides assisting just two guests. Helmets and life-belts, which are provided, are mandatory.

  • Ages | Riders must be over 10 yrs. old 
  • Timings | 9 am. Approximately 1 hr. and 45 mins
  • Requirements | Long pants/jeans and shoes/sneakers with swimsuits underneath. Riders must be under 220 lbs 
  • Pricing | US $200 per person

PRIVATE LESSONS

The well-equipped Equestrian Centre also offers private lessons for all levels of experience. Lessons are for beginners to advanced riders, in basic dressage, and jumping or polo lessons. Helmets, which are provided, are mandatory.

  • Ages | Riders must be over 10 yrs. old
  • Timings | Contact the Equestrian Centre to arrange a time. Approximately 35 mins
  • Requirements | Long pants and shoes or sneakers. Riders must be under 180 lbs 
  • Pricing | US $150 per person & $200 for two persons

POSITIVE EMPOWERMENT SESSION

Learn to use body language to communicate with your horse. This un-mounted session guides you through a series of demonstrative exercises, using body language, to create mutual respect and cooperation in order to control your horse without the use of traditional ropes and equipment.

  • Ages | Adults only
  • Timings | Contact the Equestrian Centre to arrange a time
  • Requirements | Long pants or shorts/jeans and shoes/sneakers
  • Pricing | US $150 per person & $200 for two persons

Trina deLisser, Director of Half Moon Equestrian CentreTrina deLisser, Director of Half Moon Equestrian Centre

Trina deLisser is Director of Half Moon Equestrian Centre, international show jumper, retired International Federation for Equestrian Sports (FEI) show jumper judge and animal welfare activist. Born in Kingston, Jamaica, Trina got her introduction to horses and riding through her father, who played polo for Jamaica on the international circuit. Following years of riding horses in the hills on the city outskirts, Trina started her competition career at 7 years old, progressing to show jumping. Trina’s love of teaching would manifest itself at the tender age of 13, when she developed an early iteration of a riding
school at her parents’ stables.

Trina and her team of equine enthusiasts provide services such as riding school, animal shelter, wellness retreat and adventure activities. As an FEI-certified Level 2 Instructor, she provides tutelage in dressage, jumping and polo, as well as lends her expertise to multiple equestrian events around the Caribbean
as a consultant.

Trina’s passion for the protection of animal welfare spawned her horse-rescue programme an initiative which has seen countless horses rescued from adverse environments and activities, and rehabilitated to health, happiness and purpose. She has expanded this programme to include dogs, and other animals in need of a home.

Trina’s horses, who she dubs “wellness instructors”, also offer weekly therapeutic rides for children and adults with special needs.