Pony Goodness, Fun & Friendship
A fun novice program for beginner riders ages 5yrs to 10 yrs. Ideal for children who know little or nothing about ponies or a nervous rider. Riders are well supervised and receive instruction from a Professional Riding Instructor.
At our Boutique Riding Premises, we offer a beautiful quiet country environment. Our ponies, saddlery, and property are to the highest standards.
We love teaching small groups of children, so they gain the utmost knowledge and experience in the short time they are with us.
Your child will learn the importance of
- Pony & Saddlery Care
- Handling the pony from the ground (a good relationship on the ground is crucial)
- Sitting correctly to achieve a balanced position
- Important first aids to Halt, Walk, Trot
Most children will be able to 'Rise to the trot' within their first or second day.
Once the basics are established, the students will play games, learn basic pole work, go for a farm ride, etc. To practice the objectives taught in their lessons, and that develop confidence and skills.
Our focus is on achieving a Balanced Thinking Rider while developing empathy, respect, gratitude and love towards ponies. We take care in encouraging but not over facing your child, to set the children in good stead for further riding experiences.
Safety and fun is our highest priority for the children and our ponies.
The children will also take part in fun and instructional barn games, crafts and activities if time allows.
"I like all the little tips you give us Kathryn. It helps us to be effective riders and your ponies listen to us. It is so different from other places we have ridden, where you are told to get on and go. Your ponies have nice soft mouths too and are much easier to stop."
Zsabella Goldsack 9 years with Spirit December 2014
Posts on our Facebook Page after the April Pony Pals
Oh, thank you so much, it was wonderful for our city girl to be able to enjoy some time on the farm and with the ponies, she thoroughly enjoyed every minute!
Rebekah Graham April, 29, 2016
Thank you all, Zahra hasn't stopped talking about everything she learned about caring for & riding the ponies
Clarrissa Arnold, April 29th, 2016
Pony Pals Holiday Programme was amazing!!! Carlie Jean absolutely
adored it and learn't loads all while having the best Pony experience
of her little life... Thank you very much for having us!!!
For Boys and Girls ages 5-10 years
Limited to 10 children
50% deposit required to hold your child's space non transferable non refundable if we can't fill your child's position. Please be aware we need a minimum of five children to start any day. If we cannot fill the programme we can either refund or you can swap for Private Riding Lessons or a Pony Treat.
The children will learn to groom and have a Mini Riding Lesson each or lead rein rides. Plenty of pony contact in a caring, quiet environment. Approx 40 minutes riding. English or Western saddles available.
1 hour for two children (2 ponies) for children who have ridden before or with a confident parent who is happy to assist with leading if required
From $50 incl per half hour per pony, in paddock condition lightly brushed.
School hours & School Holidays by appointment
Weekends Minimum 2 ponies required in the weekends, only available if we are not booked for parties.
Private Riding Lessons
Our focus is on achieving a Balanced Thinking Rider, while developing empathy, respect, gratitude and a love towards ponies. We take care in encouraging but not over-facing your child. Developing a correct position while enjoying time with the ponies is our aim. Professional Instruction.
$50 per Private Lesson half hour