Gunma-ken Baji Koen (Prefectural Equestrian Park)

Gunma-ken Baji Koen (Prefectural Equestrian Park)

Gunma-ken Baji Koen is a prefectural facility and is open to everyone. It's not a club, so membership is not required. However, a reservation is required to use its facility and services. Instructors give horseback riding lessons to visitors of all levels. First-timers are welcome!

You enjoy horseback riding by communicating with the horse you ride on. You interact with the horse on a one-on-one basis. Moving your body makes you feel refreshed. Recent studies indicate that horseback riding helps develop inner muscle. It's good to keep your body well-balanced. It even has a dieting effect. Here is the information on the facility and services of the Gunma-ken Baji Koen.

Riding Ground
The riding ground is surrounded by lots of greenery. It is designed for riders to enjoy horse-back riding to the fullest. Various competitions are held during the day and in the evening.

Ponies
Small ponies are there for children (three years or older) to enjoy horseback riding. No reservation is required for pony rides.

Indoor Riding Ground
You can enjoy horseback riding in all kinds of weather here. Night-time riding is also available.

Lessons
You must be in the 3rd grade of elementary school or older to take horseback riding lessons. Instructors will be present at all lessons. One riding lesson lasts for 45 minutes plus 15 minutes before and after the lesson for care of the horse and riding equipment.

Reservation is required
For the sake of convenience, a reservation is required to use the facility and the services of Gunma-ken Baji Koen. You can either go there in person or call them to make a reservation. As for riding attire, please wear long pants, socks, and a pair of gloves. Riding boots and helmets are available for rent.

Fee Schedule (As of April 1, 2012)
Type of Service Applicable to Fees Remarks
Ordinary horseback riding Adults (with lesson) JPY4,100 - 4,400 Fees for insurance and horseback riding equipment included
Senior high school students and under (with lesson) JPY3,300
Nighttime horseback riding JPY100 flat fee will be added to daytime fees.
Pony ride led by a horse Adults JPY600 Going around one circle of the horseback riding trail
Elementary school students or under JPY400
Accommodation Adults JPY2,500 One night
Senior high school students or under JPY1,300
Futon (Japanese bed) charge JPY1,100

Gunma-ken Baji Koen
Business hours:
9:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m. (from May to October)
9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (from November to April)
Closed on Tuesdays, Wednesday (if Tuesday falls on a national holiday), and from Dec. 29 to Jan. 3.

Location: 2425 Kogure, Fujimi-machi, Maebashi MAP
Phone: 027-288-7002

Website (in Japanese)