Horse riding lessons - what you need to know!
You can now book, view and ammend all your lessons through our new booking system "Hopoti". Hopoti has been used extensively throughout Europe for many years and arrived in Australia in 2019. Now widely used throughout all states and territories, by registering an account you can travel or ride at other centres with the same ease of booking at home.
Alternatively, we are always happy to take your call, our mobile number is 0419 945 359. If we are unable to take your call, then please text us a message as we can get busy with customers and horses so that we can respond to you much faster as left voicemails may not be responded to till the end of the day.
Lessons must be paid for in advance and should you be unwell we have a 24 hour calcellation policy whereby you will get a credit and be able to reschedule the lesson. Please note we do not accept cash payments on the day. All lessons not paid for by the cut off time within the booking system are automatically cancelled and the booking returned to the system for rebooking. Email reminders and links to payment are sent automatically by Hopoti though please email us if you are having difficulties and we can assist you.
How long are lessons
You can book lessons for 30 or 45 minute lessons. This is actual riding time. Due to COVID we require that riders meet us at the indoor arena.
When safe to do so, we will invite riders to arrive 10 - 15 minutes prior to their lesson to again tack up and lead their horse over to the arena. Currently we can not offer that additional service.
All children under 6 years or age will only have 30 minute bookings unless at the recommendation of one of our instructors.
We take riders from the age of 4.
What do I wear wear
Due to the impact of COVID during 2020 all riders now must provide their own Australian Standard riding helmet which must be within 5 years old.
Riders are also requested to bring and ride in riding gloves. Riders must wear either johdpurs or long pants, no shorts, skirts or dresses.
No singlets please, t-shirt or long sleeved tops are fine.
Shoes must be closed in with a slight heel, no sandals, thongs or the like.
When would my lesson be cancelled
We have both an indoor and outdoor arena and can accomodate lessons during most circumstances.
We will cease lessons and reschedule for temperatures that exceed 35 degrees and in the event of severe rain, thunder or lightening for the safety of staff, horses and clients.
In the event of cancelled lessons we will issue credits or refunds.
Where do I go
Upon arrival, please enter via the horse and float entry not the main house. You will need a kepcode to enter and exit the property 24/7.
If you do not have the keycode please text 0419 945 359 prior to arrival with your name and ride time and we will text you the code for entry.
Once in, drive up past the indoor arena, turn right and park near the truck and floats. Walk down to the indoor arena viewing area and staff will arrive there with your horse and greet you.
What days do you operate
We are closed Monday and Friday for the remainder of 2020.
We are generally closed on Public Holidays, if we operate there is a 20% surcharge on these days.
Weekends lessons run all day, we generally run 2 coaches on a Tuesday and Thursday after school and a ladies riding group on a Thursday evening.
We will be adding group lessons for chidlren on a Tuesday night from 2021 onwards.
Are there any restrictions on who can ride
We ask that you complete a risk waiver prior to riding. Any medical or health issues that you believe may affect your time on the horse please let us know.
At all times, prior to riding, if you are concerned about any aspect of your health that you feel may hinder your abilitity to ride please speak with your medical practitioner prior to booking.
Our maximum rider weight we can accommodate is 90kg.