The Sims Freeplay- Hobbies: Horse Tricks


Once you have built the stables in the Need for Steed Quest you can built and clear the first arena which is horse tricks (read my guide to the stables post for more information) Once built 2 adult sims and 2 horses can complete this hobby at one time.

Send an adult sim to the stables, click on the horse and select:

  • Horse Tricks- 3 hours

After the time has passed come back and click the exclamation mark above your sims head to find one of the ribbon collectibles. Every time your sim does the horse tricks your horse tricks hobby skill level up percentage will increase, once you reach 100% you will level up, there are 6 levels. You need to reach level 6 to be able to unlock all of the ribbon collectibles, once unlocked you will be able to find them.

The table below shows the level up percentage:

This may change in future updates

 LEVEL Horse Tricks
1-2 50%
2-3 40%
3-4 30%
4-5 25%
5-6 20%

For example you would need to do horse tricks 2 times to reach level 2 from level 1

The next table shows you for each level what ribbon collectibles you unlock (so you can then find those ones too) and also the level up reward that a second and future sims will receive when they level up in this hobby:

1 Horse Servant Take a Bow and Here Boy are unlocked in the hobby collection
2 Neighbourly Friend Nod your Head and Kisses and Hugs are now unlocked in the hobby collection 250XP
3 Obedience Trainer Stay Put and Meet and Greet are now unlocked in the hobby collection 500XP
4 Sideshow Rider Rearing on Up and Spinning Pony are now unlocked in the hobby collection S750
5 Trick Master Back it Up and Look Away are now unlocked in the hobby collection 10,000 Town Value
6 Horse Whisperer Say Hi and Shake your Head are now unlocked in the hobby collection.

You can now complete the collection!


NOTE: only the first sim completing this hobby needs to get to level 6 to unlock all the collectibles, future sims will be able to find any collectible even if they are only on level 1 in this hobby!

You won’t find a new collectible each time, you will get repeats, if this happens just keep going, you will find them eventually! If it is still taking too long you can use the lucky spin on the row where you cannot find the item, this will cost LPs, when you click on the LP button it will clear the row and give you a random collectible on that row so you aren’t guaranteed a new item (you will get back any other collectibles you already had in that row) Need to earn some LPs to use the lucky spin?


The completed horse tricks collection is shown below, once you complete the collection you need to click ‘start a new collection’ at the top of the hobby collection screen, this clears the board so you can complete the collection again to earn more rewards (you will only get the option to restart the hobby collection when you have completed the collection):

You will earn XPs when you complete a row in the hobby but to complete the collection you need to find all 12 of the collectibles

The rewards for completing this collection are 2 star horses and 3LP:

You will now also be able to use the 2 star horses to complete this hobby quicker!

  • From the second time onwards each time you complete the collection you will earn 3LP


Confused about hobbies? Read my Hobbies Frequently Asked Questions post

Find all hobby posts here

Related Hobbies: Vaulting & Showjumping


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50 thoughts on “The Sims Freeplay- Hobbies: Horse Tricks

  1. This hobby was disappointing. After three hours, there were several times when the exclamation point never appeared and my Sim just stopped. It happened about 20-25% of the time and was still happening months after the hobby was released. I completed it once, but won’t again, and I don’t want to waste even more time vaulting. If they ever fix the glitch, I wish that preteens and teens could do this hobby. Also, I think that they should keep their riding outfit on and not change back into their regular clothes while doing it.

  2. help needed. I’ve cleared out the Horse Vault area and was ready for my sim to practice, etc… But I need a 2 star horse. My question. I know I can buy a new horse, but if I don’t want to, yet, will my 1 star (that I got free) ever earn a 2nd through other actions? And going forward with anything else (well, except furniture) increase in star ratings based on use?

  3. I have area cleared out and i try to get my sims to do the tricks but blue footprints just apear please help

  4. I already completed this quest and hidden unicorn quest, unlock all stables, reached level 6 horse tricks skill, and completed the collection then begin the next collection. But, why i still can’t buy the 2 & 3 star horses?
    Thank you

    • You should have unlocked 2 star horses when you completed the collection for the first time, have you built another stable to put the horse in? As you will need to do this to buy one

  5. I have a 1 starstar full happiness horse and a sim on obedience training level but now I keep getting blue footprints and can’t continue with the hobby. Have you any idea why…thanks

  6. Whenever I try to do horse tricks blue footprints appear. The horse trick area is cleared and fixed, but i still can’t. What’s wrong with it

  7. It’s because your sims can’t access the arena another horse is probably in front of gates . You have to click on ride the horse and make your sim ride the horse to different spot (away from gates) than dismount horse and pick the horse you want to use to vault / tricks/showjump etc and the gates are now clear to enter .
    I have a question for anyone who knows my sims life dream is to enter horse shows… How do I enter a horse show?

    • You can ride the horse into the stable then dismount. You then have your sim walk out of stable and the gate will close behind them. The sad thing is they don’t stay there but, for some strange reason I feel better if I put them up after feeding and grooming lol

  8. Hi!! so, I want to purchase the unicorn (just finished the unicorn quest) but it won’t let me quite yet because I don’t have the show jumping hobby. do I just need to clear the show jumping area to be allowed to purchase it, or do I need to clear the first two horse hobbies (tricks & vaulting) and clear the show jumping stable to unlock the show jumping and the unicorn/3-star horses? sorry if this is confusing

    • You need to clear all 3 areas and complete all 3 hobbies to unlock the unicorn
      Because horse tricks unlocks 2 star horses which you need for the vaulting hobby which unlocks 3 star horses which you need for the show jumping hobby, once that hobby is completed for the first time you unlock the unicorn

  9. I’ve been attempting to do the horse tricks for weeks. I’ve clicked the action and my sims (2 different ones) have done it, but I’ve yet to receive any ribbons. I’ve done this maybe 10 times and because of this I was unable to work towards getting the unicorn. Its aggravating. Has this happened to anyone else? I can’t proceed with the hobby if I’m not being rewarded for what I’ve done.

  10. My sims already repaired first stable and I had fist horse. They were feeding him and taking care.. Now he disappeared and I don’t know where.I didn’t restart the game or something cause it all happen in two mins help me 😭😭😭

  11. All I need is the final lvl 6 ribbon it all the game gives me is “take A bow”. I’ve been trying for two weeks straight. Anyone else have this happen?

  12. Can a two star horse do horse tricks and show jumping? Also, can the horses bought with lps do different things than ones bought with simolions? Ps love your blog;).

  13. I kept getting the blue tracks earlier today. I had my sim ride the horse out of the horse trick pen. Then I clicked the horse and the option for the horse tricks and both the sim and the horse went to the pen and did it. Yay!

  14. I have one sim who is level 6 on this hobby, and I have some advice. I want to unlock the two-star horses for another sim to own, and so I had to do this hobby. I have been constantly having Temporary Sim (the name of the horse tricks sim) do the horse tricks hobby. I started the hobby two weeks ago, and last week she became level 6 and so far has one last medal to go! In the morning (8 o clock) , if I am able to check up on my sims before school, I collect the medal she got and start her on another round. After school (4 o clock) I check up on my sims and collect her medal and start her again. Then after I’m done with my homework and all that, I go to the game again (7 o clock) and after I check on my other sims, I go to the island to collect the medal and start her AGAIN! I think this way is efficient because you have a greater chance of getting all the medals quickly.
    Tips: Don’t get frustrated. I know it’s annoying when you keep getting beginner medals, but all you can do is keep on going.
    Downside: Since she is only doing the hobby and nothing else, she is stinky, tired, and needs to use the bathroom. But hey- she isn’t confined to her house yet! Besides, when I updated, she became inspired again after a long time.

  15. How many sims can do the Horse Tricks Hobby at a time? I noticed on your horse vaulting and show jumping posts that only one sim can complete those hobbies at a time.

  16. My horses ended up in the ice castle and idk how to get them out..major glitch..I can’t get them back to the stables

  17. I came over to the stables and found my horse standing between the walls, wearing his saddle (doesn’t that only appear when a sims about to mount it?) It won’t move, and my sims can’t reach it. I’m pretty sure it’s a glitch, but it’s been this way for hours! Any ideas on how to fix this? Thanks

  18. Hi!
    I come to your posts everytime I need advice you are the best! Now I have a question that I see hasn’t been asked yet. I have completed all the horse challenges, do I need to keep a sim at that hobby? Like is there a time quest for it that will pop up later? Ex fashion designer or wood bench are used often in time quests. Will this happen with show jumping or vaulting or even the kitten and puppy hobbies? I try to leave at least 1 sim on each hobby but I am running out of Sims and am almost at vip 6 to have another sim added but I can use those who are in horse and kitten hobbies instead of just having them sit.

    • Thanks! There has only ever been one time limited hobby event for a horse hobby but that has never been brought back, even if they do bring it back you don’t need to keep a sim on a hobby once they reach level 6 and you have completed the collection for the first time. Once you do this you can change their hobby and if the event returns they or another sim will be able to complete the collection fairly quickly as you have already reached the highest level. So definitely switch them to a different hobby and get to the highest level in something else

  19. How do you repair/build another horse stall? There are no build bubbles over the other 5 stalls. I finished the Horse Tricks hobby and need a 2-star horse to proceed but to buy one I have to delete my 1-star horse since I only have one stall. Is this normal or am I missing something? I don’t want to get rid of David Hasselhoof. Thanks

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