Private lessons provide one-on-one attention and pacing to exactly suit the rider, on our quiet school ponies or your own horse. Our 30-minute lessons are best suited to younger children, unfit riders or those wanting a short taster lesson. The longer lessons are more suitable for those with some level of fitness and focus. Riders should attend 15 minutes before and after their actual lesson time to groom and tacking up. Portions of the lesson may include work on the lunge line as needed.
On a school horse:
On your own horse:
Riders new to EVRS and wanting to join group lessons are required to take at least one private lesson and be able to walk and trot on their own before joining a regular group. Most riders should expect to take a term or two of private lessons initially - this one-on-one time is an important foundational period in a rider's education that sets them up well for the rest of their riding career.
Semi-private lessons are for two riders, allowing siblings or friends to learn to ride together. 90 minutes duration including grooming and tacking up.
We hold regular group lessons (3-4 riders) during each school term. Beginning Rider lessons for the 5-7 year old age group are 90 minutes duration and heavily supervised; other group lessons are 120 minutes. The first and last 20-30 minutes of each lesson allow riders to learn to brush, tack up, untack and care for their horse.
Group lessons go ahead no matter the weather - when it is too poor to ride, unmounted horse management lessons are given. We aim to produce well-rounded riders who take pride in the care of their horse and tack and who understand the responsibilities of having a horse.
Riders new to EVRS and wanting to join group lessons are required to take at least one private lesson and be able to walk and trot on their own before joining a regular group (except for 5-7 year old riders who may join the heavily supervised Beginning Rider group). Most riders should expect to take a term or two of private lessons initially - this one-on-one time is an important foundational period in a rider's education that sets them up well for the rest of their riding career.
For riders 3-6 years, our short lead-rein rides are perfect for introducing young children to the joys of ponies in a safe and relaxing way within the limits of their attention span.
A delightful gift for Christmas and birthdays, or perhaps an end-of-school "well done" reward. Vouchers can be fully customised to include the recipients/givers names' and/or the occasion, if required.
Single lesson or block lesson vouchers are available (5 and 10% discounts apply to the latter - see the sidebar on this page) at the normal rate + $5 for printing, wrapping and postage (if required).
Concession cards can be purchased for all types of lessons.
Purchase a 5-lesson concession card for a 5% discount, or a 10-lesson concession card for a 10% discount.