Riding School

For the first 8 weeks of every school term we run a Riding School after school on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.  This is an opportunity to give children the chance to learn how to ride a horse. Whether they are a complete beginner or have had horse riding lessons before we are able to offer a riding programme. (This programme is not available for children already enrolled in our Therapeutic Riding Programmes)

Riding School Programme

Our riding programmes consist of group lessons (max of 5 riders per lesson) for 1 hour sessions including grooming and tacking up. Once you are enrolled in the programme your place will automatically rollover to the next term, or until you choose to opt out.


8 week programme - $440

Lesson times

Class times are based on rider capabilities and your lesson time will be confirmed a week before lessons are due to start.

  • Tuesday - Beginners 4-5pm
  • Wednesday - Novice (can walk and trot) 4-5pm
  • Thursday - Intermediate (learning to canter) 4-5pm

Term Dates

Our Riding school starts the first week of each School term. 

Enrolment and Payment

Please click on the link below to register for our riding programme waitlist.  Our waitlist is currently an approximate 8 month wait.  We will notify you once a riding space becomes available.

Riding School Waitlist 

Riding School Policies

Please read our Riding School policies before enrolling your child in our riding programme.

  • Enrolment- All riders must have enrolled in the programme prior to starting. Once enrolled, you have committed to the full term. You enrolment will automatically roll over for the next term or until the time you opt out. 
  • Fees -Riding fees are due before the start of the programme. An invoice will be sent to you on enrolment for immediate payment
  • Classes - Riders will be placed in groups with similar capabilities.  Your riding time will be confirmed 1 week prior to your start date
  • Weather - We have two covered arenas, so rides will not be cancelled due to rainy days. However, we may have to cancel in the event of a storm for Health & Safety concerns
  • Postponement and Cancellations - In the event that lessons are postponed by Tauranga RDA, you will receive a makeup date.  If the lessons are cancelled by Tauranga RDA, you can receive a refund.  No refunds are available if you can't make your lesson
  • Adult Lessons - There are no adult lessons or casual lessons at this stage
  • Weight Limit - Maximum limit 75kg
  • Age Limit - 6 to 16 years