Barbie Riding Club

Download Barbie Riding Club and join Barbie on a horse-riding adventure! Explore a beautiful countryside, take care of your horse, and enter competitions in this charming game for all ages. Saddle up and play now!
a game by Human Code, Inc.
Platform: PC (1998)
Editor Rating: 5/10, based on 1 review
User Rating: 9.1/10 - 7 votes
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See also: Games For Girls, Horse Racing Games, Barbie Games
Barbie Riding Club
Barbie Riding Club
Barbie Riding Club

You might not know, but Barbie Riding Club was an important game back then in 1998. Games based on toy franchises were a common thing, but Barbie Riding Club was one of the first attempts to bring them to the PCs, where they would reach more people than in consoles. The aim was to catch the public heavily related to Barbie, and they did!

It’s fair to say that it wasn’t the best game ever; in fact, there were many more interesting games at that same time. Nonetheless, it was entertaining.

A Pixelated Barbie

Let’s talk about the visuals, which are really bad even for 1998. The developers decided to adapt movie sequences into the game, and they did it by downgrading their quality even to the point where it’s impossible to differentiate the objects in the background from those in front of them. There wasn’t any other option; Barbie and the horses had to look cute, as the whole objective of the game is to sell more Barbie products. It’s hard to picture this game with any other graphics, as Barbie needs to look beautiful if they want to sell the toys.

The Minigames

The Barbie games aren’t known for having good or entertaining gameplay; they usually follow the casual formula: several Minigames that you can beat in a moment and aren’t challenging at all. This game isn’t an exception.

Here, the minigames are pretty simple; you can groom and pet your horse, which is pretty boring after a while because the horse doesn’t interact with you and the only response you get is Barbie saying that the horse looks beautiful, or you can take your horse for a ride through Secret Valley, exploring and completing quests.

The quests are also not entertaining because you can barely control the horse, and the game gets to be more of a point-and-click game with not so much to do. There’s no challenge, there’s nothing hidden, and it’s simple even for kids, which is lame considering the game aims to entertain them. At least, they tell a small story about Secret Valley.

The Trails

The Trails will let you explore the entire Secret Valley map, which is cool because this is the only part that doesn’t look ugly in the game. You have a bit more freedom here as you can jump with the horse. There are five trails, but they aren’t short, so you’ll be there for a while, exploring.

Rate: 5/10

It’s not a funny game; you’ll get tired of it after a small time of playing. At least, there are way better options than this game, such as Barbie Horse Adventures: Riding Camp, which has a very fun gameplay and it’s entertaining.


Barbie Riding Club wasn’t fun in 1998 and is not fun at this moment either. Nonetheless, if you love Barbie, this is a classic game that was the fuel for Mattel to produce more Barbie games.

Pros and Cons


  • Easy to complete
  • It’s a pretty relaxing game as it’s not bugged at all


  • Very short and boring
  • Not so good graphics even for its time.

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System requirements:

  • PC compatible
  • Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP

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