Private lessons

Private lessons provide one-on-one attention and pacing to exactly suit the rider, on our quiet school ponies or your own horse.

On a school 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.

• 30 minutes riding (60 minutes total); $65

• 45 minutes riding (75 minutes total); $76

On your own horse:

Riders should be ready to ride and warming up by the start of their lesson time. It is expected that riders are able to tack themselves up (or that their parent will assist them to do so).

• 45 min riding; $54

Riders new to EVRS and wanting to join group lessons are required to take at least one private lesson for assessment purposes and be able to walk and trot confidently on their own before joining a regular group. Beginning 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 

Semi-private lessons are for two riders, allowing siblings or friends to learn to ride together. 75 minutes duration including grooming and tacking up.

• On a school horse: $59 per rider

• On your own horse: $42.48 per rider

 

Group lessons

We hold regular group lessons (approx 4 riders)  during each school term. The first and last 30 minutes of each lesson allow riders to learn to brush, tack up, untack and care for their horse.

• On a school horse: $486 per 10 week term (including the 10% paid-on-time discount if paid by second lesson of term)

• 25% discount for riders on their own 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 for assessment purposes and be able to walk and trot confidently on their own before joining a regular group. Beginning 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.

Lead-rein rides

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.

• 30 minutes; $33

 

Concessions

Concession cards (which we call "token packages") can be purchased for all types of lessons. 

Purchase a 5-token pack for a 5% discount, or a 10-lesson token pack for a 10% discount.

Gift vouchers


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.

No charge for pick ups, or add $5 for postage.