Price Of Breeding A Horse In Kenya

This page is a complete buying guide to the current price of a horse in Kenya in 2022. A fully grown horse costs a price range of Ksh500,000 up to Ksh2,000,000. A small horse (pony) costs about Ksh150,000 to Ksh200,000.

Horses are loved by humans since they are used to travel and can also be used for sports and fun. A horse can run an average of 80km per hour. There are about 3,000 horses in Kenya.

how much does a horse cost in Kenya

Price Of Breeding A Horse In Kenya

The cost varies based on age, breed, and gender, the horse has strong foot muscles to sustain it when it is running. It is also able to make a good jump among other factors as discussed below.

  • Breed – Horse pedigrees are classified into three main groups identified as heavy horses, light horses, and ponies. There are moreover other breeds like the Arabian horse, Fresian horse, Thoroughbred, American Quarter Horse, Appaloosa, Shire horse, Mustang, Haflinger, Percheron, Morgan horse, and Hanoverian horse.
  • Training – Horses can be trained for improved performance levels in competitions that can bring the owner millions of shillings. Horses with higher training levels cost much more.
  • Age – A horse reaches its prime age between seven to fourteen years. Older horses may not be able to perform better on track in races and even in general activities.
  • Health conditions – A healthy horse attracts more money than a sickly one. This is because they can perform optimally and require much less veterinary care.

Why People Keep Horses.

Owning a horse has many domestic and commercial benefits. People keep horses for various reasons such as engaging in various sports such as polo, horse racing, rodeo-barrel racing, combined driving, dressage, and show-jumping. Others tame them for lucrative entrepreneurial ventures, and some for their aesthetic and sentimental value.

Breeds of Horses in Kenya

  • Dutch warmblood.
  • Friesian horse breed.
  • Hanoverian.
  • Fusaichi Pegasus.

Cost of Riding on a Horse in Kenya

Horses used for enjoyment or transportation by mounted horse riders are called saddle horses. Many various horse breeds and varieties are appropriate for riding, and body shape varies greatly depending on the equestrianism job required and the rider’s equitation style. It costs an average of Ksh.6,000 per hour to ride a horse in Kenya.

Where are Horses Sourced From?

There are over 350 horse and pony breeds around the world.

Horse farmers in the country such as Anja du Toit from Malo Stables Kenya told a local daily that horses are mostly imported from Europe naming Denmark, Germany, and the Netherlands as the best countries to source top dressage horses. Other countries to source horses from are South Africa, Zimbabwe, Australia, and the United Kingdom.

In countries such as Denmark, horse-riding is among the country’s top sports ranking just as highly as football. For this reason, these countries are more advanced in horse breeding and care, placing them as the best areas to source various horse breeds. 

Most Expensive Horses.

Selling for a cool $70 million (£53.7 million) to the racehorse breeding powerhouse Coolmore Ireland in 2000, Fusaichi Pegasus currently holds the title of the most expensive horse in history.


How much does it cost to ride a horse in Kenya?

It costs an average of Ksh. 6,000 per hour to ride a horse in Kenya.

Where can you ride horses in Kenya?

1. Malo Stables Kenya
2. New Muthaiga Horse Riding Stables
3. Hardy Stud Horse Riding
4. Karen Riding  Stables
5. Xina Horse Riding School & Stables
6. Achis Ranch & Horse Riding Club
7. Forward Equestrian Centre
8. Tigoni Horse Trails
9. Kitisuru Riding Stables
10. Ngong Racecourse

Who is the most expensive horse in the world?

Selling for a cool $70 million (£53.7 million) to the racehorse breeding powerhouse Coolmore Ireland in 2000, Fusaichi Pegasus currently holds the title of the most expensive horse in history.

How much does a horse cost a month?

Responses to a horse-ownership survey from the University of Maine found that the average annual cost of horse ownership is $3,876 (Ksh.451,437) per horse, while the median cost is $2,419 (Ksh.281,740) That puts the average monthly expense anywhere from Ksh24,000 to Ksh35,000 – on par with a car payment.

Who is the fastest horse in history?

Secretariat set speed records at multiple distances and on different racing surfaces. But the Guinness World Record recognizes Winning Brew as the fastest horse ever. Secretariat is the greatest racehorse of all time; he annihilated his opponents and shattered course records.

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