Clinics & Programs

Would you like to experience something
different from just riding around in an arena?

Maybe you would like to further develop your horse knowledge and experiences? Or maybe just learn the basics so you can help and support your child on their equine journey. Maybe its as simple as you just want to have fun with your horse!

 
 

Adult Riding Clinics

Do you want to ride but nerves don't allow you to enjoy something you love to do, or something you would like to start doing? We’ve all been there!

  • Maximum of 10 riders 

  • Plenty of one-on-one guidance to help you

  • Understand how to ‘read’ your horse so you can better assess their behaviour

  • These clinics are typically a half day clinic from 8:30am to 12pm

The price for a clinic is $120 with your own horse. If you'd like to use an Anstead Acres horse please enquire.

This is a great way to get back into riding, either on your horse or on one of our safe and educated horses. 

Working Equitation Obstacle Clinic

Obstacles are a very important part of the working equitation competition with two of the possible four phases being built around the use of these obstacles.  The stylised obstacles are designed to reflect the activities the horse and rider would perform during a normal working day on the land.

The phases of working equitation competitions display the suitability of the horse, and allow the rider to showcase the training and control of the horse.

During this clinic, as well as receiving guidance on how to approach and support your horse through the different obstacles, there will be plenty of opportunity for you to familiarise yourself with these types of obstacles used in working equitation.  

 

After lunch we will have time for you to compete the course whilst being timed, so you can compete against yourself to improve your skills over the afternoon.

 

Saturday 20th of June - 9am to 3pm.

$140 per rider. 

Fence sitters are $55.

 
 

Over the past 30 years of using horses every day in his work Chris has an incredible insight into the horse as well as the rider.

Good horsemanship skills provide the building blocks which support the horse and rider in all disciplines, no matter where they are in their journey.

Guest Instructor Clinic with Chris Grant

Would you like to be able to give your horse more confidence in you on the ground and in the saddle?

 

The aim of this clinic is to produce a calm, confident and co-operative horse and develop a willingness in the horse to work in partnership with the rider.

This is achieved through understanding horse handling skills on the ground and in the saddle and developing your awareness as a rider.

 

Learn to be confident with your groundwork and understand how it relates to your success in the saddle, whatever your discipline.

Saturday 25th & Sunday 26th of April.

9am to 4pm both days.

$170 per day. 

Fence sitters are $55 per day.

Ladies Riding Mornings

Our ladies mornings run on the first Wednesday of each month. These are a wonderful morning of riding and education followed by coffee & cake for morning tea. This relaxed atmosphere is a great way to meet other like-minded ladies who want to enjoy their horses. The program is very much guided by the interests of the participants.

 

The program continually changes and can include:

  • Horsemanship and Groundwork

  • Grid pole work

  • Ring craft to improve your competition performance

  • Gymnastic exercises for your horse

  • Softening techniques to help your horse relax

  • Rider’s seat exercises

  • Perfecting transitions

  • Having a great time!

9.30am start and finishes at 12pm. Includes a morning tea break!

 

The price for the morning activity is $100.

 

Groundwork Clinics

Do you struggle managing your horse on the ground? Are you interested in improving your horse’s athleticism & softness? Our groundwork clinics help you learn how to do just that. 
 

Topics covered during our clinics include:

  • Understanding the importance of your body energy and position 

  • Gaining your horse’s respect on the ground

  • Understanding biomechanics

  • Changing gaits in the lunge with softness

  • Lunging your horse without chasing

  • Learn how to get your horse to want to work for you with the subtlest of aids

  • Learn how to get your horse to want to connect with you

Price is $120 for this clinic. If you'd like to use an Anstead Acres horse please enquire.


Good groundwork supports and improves your riding. We know groundwork can be daunting, but in the supportive environment of this clinic you will achieve your goals!  

 

Holiday Day Camps

Kids Activities

 

Kids Horse Care Program Level 1 

This is an entry level program for children with a love of horses but have little or no experience around horses.  A fantastic opportunity to be introduced to our equine friends in a safe and fully supervised environment.

This program runs as a 9-week block. Every session is a combination of instruction and hands-on experience designed to teach your child to be comfortable and confident around horses.

The program will equip your child with basic skills to care for, understand and interact safely with a horse. The last session of the program will see your child put their new skills into practice by preparing a horse to be ridden. In this session the kids will have their first riding lesson on the horses they have prepared.

So we can tailor the instruction to suit the experience and ability of your child, we have split the program into two age groups on two different days.

Tuesday Program

  • 4pm to 5.30pm

  • Suited to children aged 10 to 14

  • Cost is $315 for the entire term

Wednesday Program

  • 3.30pm to 4.30pm

  • Suited to children aged 6 to 9

  • Cost is $270 for the entire term

 

If you would like more information or have any queries just click Enquire Now and we will be happy to help you!

 
Interested in horsemanship? Check out our upcoming clinic with Chris Grant...

Contact Us

Got a question or want to book in? Call us on 0412 420 002 or message us now!
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312 Hawkesbury Rd, Anstead QLD 4070

e: pam@ansteadacres.com.au

p: 0412 420 002