Why is Anstead Acres a great place to learn?
Whether your child wants to learn to ride or already has some experience, we offer riding lessons to suit beginners to advanced from 6 years and up.
Pam Andrew is a Senior Instructor, with the nationally recognised body Horse Safety Australia. She has been working with horses for over 40 years, and teaching riders of all abilities for many years.
If you would like to organise an introductory lesson please call us to arrange your lesson.
What can you expect from your child’s lessons?
Because of our broad experience and knowledge, we are able to customise each lesson to best suit the individual abilities and desires of your child. We keep a record log of your child’s progress.
Your child’s coordination will develop as they learn to move with the horse in walk, trot and eventually canter, developing their confidence and balance. These initial lessons cover steering, stop and go, with emphasis on good technique and safety. These may be conducted on a lead line, or in our enclosed round-yard.
The lessons progress from the round-yard to the arena, when the rider is comfortable to do so. Due to the high quality of our horses, all lessons from beginner to advanced are greatly sought after. The high level of education of our horses provide opportunity for riders to advance their skill levels in many areas from groundwork, horsemanship, and English and Western riding techniques.
Pam is happy to have a chat to help you decide where would best suit your child to start their horse journey. The best way to get start is to enquire about a lesson.
Private Riding Lessons
Group Riding Lessons
Riding is always more fun with friends! A group lesson is a great way to improve your child's skills and have fun at the same time.
Groups lessons are offered in the afternoons on specific days of the week.
We offer kids group lessons in the afternoon at different times on different days. Once we have assessed your childs riding level in a one-on-one lesson, we can slot them into an appropriate group.
For more beginner focused group lessons, we prioritise riding safely in a group and further your childs education with fun exercises to improve the stability of their seat, their communication with their horse and their technique to stop, go and steer with more finesse and feel.
For groups of more advanced riders we aim to take their riding to the next level, giving them more detailed information and exercises. Some areas we focus on include improving seat, and balance, control at different gaits and understanding the techniques involved in achieving softness and clear communication with their horse.
$80 Anstead Acres horse
$70 your horse