Kids Riding lessons
Our amazing ponies and horses are here for your child to learn to ride, build confidence, improve balance, fitness and coordination and most of all to have fun!
After School Riding lessons
After-school lessons for ages 8-16 years run as a 2-hour program on Friday from 3.30 - 5.30pm.
After-school riding lessons are 8 sessions run weekly or 4 sessions fortnightly during each school term. Students sign up for the school term for weekly or fortnightly lessons.
Schoolbus pick up is available at the Woodsong bus stop (Pyengana schoolbus)
Parents also have the option of dropping off and leaving, or staying to watch the lesson.
Arriving at 3.30pm, the students participate in grooming and tacking the horse in preparation for the mounted lesson. The duration of the riding lesson is 1 hr. After the riding lesson, the students assist with the yard duties (packing up all gear, help with brushing, feeding and rugging the horses. Take horses back to the yards and clean the stable.)
If arriving after school isn’t possible until after 4pm, we will get the horse ready so your child can join in the mounted lesson as soon as he/she arrives.
Payment is due upfront before the start of term.
Adult Riding lessons
Why should kids have all the fun? Whether you want to 'Return to the Saddle' or are a complete beginner, we are here to help you gain your confidence.
No age limit.
Group riding lessons
Share some fun with like minded people! Group horse riding lessons are a great way to achieve your riding goals, improve confidence or just get you started!
Lessons are held in an outdoor fully enclosed 40 x 20 sand arena or in an enclosed obstacle training yard (intermediate riders +)
Lessons are suitable for adults and children aged 13 and over. We have ponies and larger horses available for lessons.
The duration of the lesson is 1 hour and this includes ground time, so expect to spend about 45 minutes in the saddle.
Group horse riding lessons are a great way to achieve your riding goals, improve confidence or just get you started! We cater for complete beginners through to clients who have experience but want to further their riding ability.
Group lessons are available on Saturday from 11.00-12.00 during school terms. Bookings only.
Our Saddle Club is a program for kids aged 6 - 12 yrs. In our program, children will learn the fundamentals of grooming, tacking and riding a pony/ horse.
We have a fully enclosed 20m x 40m sand arena and offer lessons is a fun and safe environment. 2 children will share a pony or horse to groom and will take turns riding 30 minutes each.
The duration of the lesson is 90 minutes and consist of 15 minutes grooming & tacking up, 30 minutes riding (each) and 15 minutes taking your pony back to the stable & packing up gear and brushes.
The Saddle club is available during school terms on Saturday from 12.30 - 2.00 pm (BOOKINGS ARE ESSENTIAL)
Parents are welcome to stay and watch. Why not relax and enjoy a coffee or tea and snacks from our Cafe ☕
1 hour private riding lesson $80
1 hour shared private riding lesson $70
1 hour Age 13+ group lesson $60 (3 - 6 riders)
After School Riding lesson Weekly - $60 per lesson (8 lesson sign up term costs $480)
After School Riding lesson Fortnightly - $65 per lesson (4 lesson sign up term costs $260)
Saddle club kids group lesson $45 (term price - 8 lesson sign up $360)
Saddle club kids group lesson $50 (single lesson)
Helmets are supplied and insurance is included in the price.
For bookings call or txt Catelyne on 0400280103 or fill out the booking enquiry form.
Please call or fill out the booking enquiry form to make a booking.
You will receive an invoice to confirm your booking. We accept credit card or bank transfer. Payment is required upfront and in full to confirm your booking.
Please arrive 15 mins before your start time. If you are late, your lesson will still conclude at the scheduled time so we do not run late for our next bookings.
A waiver of liability must be completed before your first lesson.
We will often proceed in showers, so pack a rain coat as the arena is safe even when it's wet.
If we are experiencing extreme weather, Blackwood Ranch staff will contact you directly and reschedule your lesson or give you a full refund.
Please contact us immediately if you need to reschedule or cancel your booking.
If you need to reschedule or cancel your booking, you will receive a:
After-school bookings/ Saddle club (booked for whole school term): There is no refund for missed lessons due to illness or student away dates. Make up lessons/ date swaps will be offered where possible and spaces exist during the same term, but not be guaranteed. Lessons missed with less than 24 hours notice will not be offered a makeup. In the event that Blackwood Ranch cancels due to extreme weather, a make up lesson date may be offered, and you will have the option to attend a make-up lesson or receive a refund.