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Horse Riding Lessons

At Avoca Park, we understand that each rider is unique, and we value your individual preferences. That's why we offer the flexibility to negotiate the lesson time within the designated period, providing you with a personalized and tailored approach to your riding education.

Our esteemed coaching team comprises Equestrian Australia Qualified Coaches, who possess a wealth of experience and expertise in the art of equestrian instruction. Rest assured, you will be guided by professionals in their field, ensuring that your riding journey is nothing short of exceptional. Whether you're a seasoned rider seeking to refine your technique or a beginner eager to master the basics, our private lessons offer the ideal platform for growth and progress.

When you have gained the confidence and independence to ride solo, you can elevate your experience even further by transitioning to our esteemed semi-private lessons. These exclusive sessions are designed for riders who can confidently trot independently, providing an opportunity to refine your skills alongside another like-minded equestrian enthusiast.

Please keep in mind that our Semi-Privates are available exclusively to riders who can trot independently. Riders will need to have previously ridden with us or have undergone a private assessment lesson and have a riding coach's approval before starting semi-private lessons.

We do have limited riding groups available with our Pony Club Australia program (scroll down for more information)!

**We have a 90kg weight limit for the wellbeing of our horses**

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Horse-Riding Lessons

 Riding Lessons with EA Qualified Intro Coach

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Casual or Regular Lessons

30min or 1hr Duration

Private or Semi-Private (max 2)

Weekday or Weekend

School Horse or Bring Your Own


Our coaches are either fully qualified Equestrian Australia Introductory coaches or trainees.

For Regular Riding Lessons:

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Riding Lessons with EA Level 3 Dressage Coach  

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Casual or Regular Lessons

30min or 1hr Duration

Private or Semi-Private (max 2)

Weekday or Weekend

School Horse or Bring Your Own


Leanne Williams is a fully qualified Level 3 Dressage Coach with Equestrian Australia and is the proud owner of Avoca Park Equestrian.


Advanced Lessons on FEI Trained Edoras Jazmine

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If you would like to ride a classically trained FEI horse in self-carriage, Edoras Jazmine is for you.


Lessons are with EA Level 3 Dressage Coach and Licensed Legerete (French School of Lightness) Teacher Leanne Williams.


Available for lessons for riders with at least EA Preliminary or Grade 3 ARC or PCA riding experience.

Ladies Day - Second Tuesday of the month.

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Avoca Park is introducing Ladies Riding Day on Tuesday from 10am. Our day will include a semi-private lessons for horse-owners and non-horse owners with a sensational lunch included. These lessons will be $80 for horse-owners and $100 for non-horse owners.

Come for the day and meet some amazing like-minded people or bring a friend and make more!

Contact us today: 0422 561 126

*Assessment lesson required before starting with a school horse to ensure horse and rider safety and compatibility.

 Lessons for Avoca Park Trails (Obstacle Course)

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Cross Country Lessons with EA Level 2 Jump Judge 

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Jumping Lessons with EA Level 2 Jump Judge

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Horse & Pony Activities

Meet Our Ponies

Daisy

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Height: 10.2h

Colour: Chestnut

Sex: Mare

D.O.B: Unknown estimated 2008

Breed: Shetland

Max rider weight: 30kg

Max rider height: 130cm

Rider suitability: No experience to Beginner


The smallest member of our herd and a spunky little miss! 


Miss Daisy joined us early 2023. She is affectionate and very sweet. She loves being led and brushed by the children.


Due to her size she comes out for our smallest of riders. 



Vegemite 

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Height: 11.1h

Colour: Black

Sex: Gelding

D.O.B: 2000

Breed: Shetland

Max rider weight: 35kg

Max rider height: 135cm

Rider suitability: No experience to Basic skills

 

Perfect for our younger riders. Vegemite is super for both lunge lessons and once riders develop enough skills to ride independently both in a group and by himself.


Vegemite is both cheeky and clever, occasionally he sneaks under the fences to our neighbours in the middle of the night to get some of their green lawn!

Santa

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Height: 12.2h

Colour: Chestnut - blaze & socks.

Sex: Gelding

D.O.B: 1994

Breed: Welsh

Max rider weight: 50kg

Max rider height: 145cm

Rider suitability: Beginner to Canter work.


Aka Santa. Young at heart, he is a good fit for riders that need a well-educated pony to expand their knowledge. He is a forward moving kind little lad that accepts light hands and instruction from his rider. Ideal for confident but petite riders.


HISTORY: Trained to Grade 3 Pony Club and competed up to State Championships for Jumping and Dressage.

Roxie

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Height: 13.1h

Colour: Grey

Sex: Mare

D.O.B: 2006

Breed: Welsh

Max rider weight: 55kg

Max rider height: 155cm

Rider suitability: Beginner to Canter Work


Roxanne aka Roxie. Perfect for more experienced independent riders but also fantastic for private lessons.


HISTORY: Trained through the Pony Club levels up to Grade 3 dressage and Grade 4 eventing.

Meet Our Horses

Scooby

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Height:

Colour: Chestnut Leopard Spot

Sex: Gelding

D.O.B:

Breed: Appaloosa

Rusty

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Height: 15.2h

Colour: Chestnut Blanket - blaze & sock

Sex: Gelding

D.O.B: 2018

Breed: Appaloosa

Max rider weight: 75kg

Max rider height: 173cm

Rider suitability: Basic Skills

Stormy

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Height: 15.1h

Colour: Bay - blaze & socks

Sex: Gelding

D.O.B: 2006

Breed: Clydesdale x Stockhorse

Max rider weight: 70kg

Max rider height: 170cm

Rider suitability: No Experience to Advanced


Perfect for our older children and smaller adults, his wonderful temperament enables him to work with both beginners and advanced riders. 


HISTORY: Previously competed up to and including Grade 2 dressage and Grade 3 eventing. Trained in lateral movements such as shoulder-in, travers, renvers, and half-pass. He will counter canter but only for the most competent & confident riders.

Felix

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Height: 16h

Colour: Brown

Sex: Gelding

D.O.B: 2007

Breed: Warmblood

Max rider weight: 75kg

Max rider height: 183cm

Rider suitability: No Experience to Advanced


A lovely gentleman suited to intermediate riders. He is patient, kind, wants to please, and easy to get along with in every manner.


HISTORY: Extensive dressage training.

Perry

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Height: 16.2h

Colour: Bay

Sex: Gelding

D.O.B: 2012

Breed: Thoroughbred

Max rider weight: 80kg

Max rider height: 188cm

Rider suitability: Basic Skills to Advanced


HISTORY: Raced until late 2021 and started re-training in 2022.

Holly

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Height: 16.3h

Colour: Bay - Star/Stripe/Snip Joined & Socks

Sex: Mare

D.O.B: 2005

Breed: Clydesdale x Quarter Horse

Max rider weight: 90kg

Max rider height: 191cm

Rider suitability: No Experience to Basic Skills

Edoras Jazmine

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Height: 17.3h

Colour: Grey

Sex: Mare

D.O.B: 2004

Breed: Dutch Warmblood

Max rider weight: 85kg

Max rider height: 173cm

Rider suitability: Advanced to Experienced


Aka Jazmine. She is excellent for riders looking to develop a feel for the higher-level exercises including shoulder-in, travers, renvers, half-pass, walk-canter, canter-walk, counter canter, flying changes, some piaffe, and some passage.


HISTORY: Small tour champion winning and placing in all competitions during her travels through NSW and QLD with wonderful percentages.

Meet Our Coaches

Leanne

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Qualified EA level 3 Dressage Coach.

Qualified level 2 Jumping Equitation Judge.

Licensed level 1 teacher in Philippe Karl’s School of Légèreté.


During her riding career, Leanne trained and competed Avoca Black Saint to Grand Prix and in that time represented both Australia and Victoria.


Leanne is currently continuing the development of her riding with the School of Légèreté and studies many aspects in maintaining and improving the horse and rider’s wellbeing.

Vicky

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Qualified EA Introductory Coach.


Currently working towards their level 1 certificates!


Vicky has been a part of the Avoca Park family several years as a client riding with Leanne as her coach.

She is now studying for her Level 1 Coaching. Vicky challenges our riders to push themselves and she has a huge following.


Vicky is often competing and continues lessons with Leanne to always work on herself and her skills to become bigger and better all the time.

Amy

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Qualified EA Introductory Coach.


Amy has worked in riding schools for many years. With over 10 years’ experience coaching young riders and groups. 


She loves coaching and guiding riders with a passion for horses. Amy is know for her enthusiasm and cheeky sense of humour.


Amy usually works Saturdays for us during our terms and school holiday programs.



Mandy

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Qualified EA Introductory Coach.


Mandy previously worked for a riding school in England for over 5 years before moving to Australia.


She completed an Advanced Diploma in Horse Management and went on to ride trackwork and work senior roles in racing at Caulfield Racecourse for 10 years prior to working at Avoca Park.


Mandy enjoys teaching both children and adults throughout the week, occasionally you will see her on a Saturday as covers for other coaches or if she is teaching our EA Introductory Horse Management course.

Danya

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Qualified EA Introductory Coach.


Danya achieved her Introductory coaching qualifications at the end of 2023.


As one of our long-term stable hands, Danya had been patiently waiting to complete her EA Introductory coaching qualification, (only held up by the minimum age requirement). We are excited to have her officially certified!


Danya is often teaching on Sundays or during the school holidays.

Danya has proved very popular with our NDIS funded children. Her quiet, calm manner has been a soothing presence helping riders grow social skills and confidence.

Narelle

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Qualified EA Introductory Coach


Narelle has been obsessed with horses for 10+ years, which all started with her walking past a paddock of horses when she was in grade 6.


She loves working with them, they are her reason to wake up and they keep her sane every day. 


Narelle is keen to continue her learning with Avoca Park.

Paityn

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Trainee Coach.


Paityn has been around and riding horses since she was 5 years old and is always excited to learn new skills.


She has been at pony club since 2019 and is currently making changes from riding eventing to show jumping, but she does love dressage as well. 


She currently has two horses (Luca and Sprite) and loves to work with horses as it’s so rewarding seeing the hard work pay off.


Paityn loves teaching kids; they share jokes together and she says it’s so amazing watching them improve every ride.


Paityn is looking forward to continuing her education at Avoca Park.

Would you like to join the team?

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If you would like to become a coach at Avoca Park we would like to hear from you!


Please send us your resume to us at [email protected] 


If you are currently unqualified but believe coaching is the future for you... We are happy to help you on your journey to gain your qualifications with Equestrian Australia.


Due to our standard of safety and quality of service, ALL coaches at Avoca Park Equestrian must be working towards their qualifications if they are not already qualified.


We do provide working students opportunity to learn from the beginning. Email us to find out more!


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