Ready Set Trot
LESSONS AVAILABLE IN SCHOOL TERM ONLY
1.5 hr sessions
Learn to Horse Ride
Learn to care for a horse
Friendly group environment
New topics each week
$80 per child per session
Available after school & Weekends
$10p/w school pick up service available
Ready Set Trot is a junior participation program for children with an interest in horses but don’t have one of their own. Ready Set Trot aims to introduce young people to horses and provide them with a better understanding of horsemanship in a fun and exciting way – regardless if they have access to a horse or not. Ready Set Trot will teach the fundamentals of horsemanship, introduce young people to the many various areas of the horse industry and aims to instil in them a lifelong passion for horses.
Ready Set Trot- Stable Skills – introduces children to the fundamentals of horsemanship and the basic elements of horse riding. The program is delivered by a local NCAS accredited coach or delivery centre. Sessions provide participants with the opportunity to learn about basic horse welfare and the fundamentals of horse riding. Ready Set Trot - Stable Skills is the perfect opportunity for horse mad kids to get involved in the horse world.
Ready Set Trot NCAs accredited coaches and delivery centres are accredited by EA, PCA or RDA to deliver the Ready Set Trot programs.
The two hours is spent partly on the ground with the horses, partly in the hut learning about the weekly topic then finally the children all mount up and go for a trail or arena lesson where they will be coached along the way. This is a great introduction for children as it not only covers the basics in riding, but also provides them with essential skills to handle horses safely on the ground. It also teaches the children the responsibilities involved in owning your own horse or pony and of course it’s always really FUN!
Your child will be part of a small group but rest assured, they will be watched closely and coached individually. We want to see your child’s riding progress each week.
Port Macquarie Horse Riding Centre aims to provide a safe, friendly, professional and welcoming environment for all. We generally buddy up a complete beginner with another child who may have a little more riding experience. The friendships are quick to form and last a lifetime. Your child will no doubt find themselves a favourite horse to spoil at the centre and dream about at night.
BOOKING TERMS: As lesson times are highly sought after and bookings are generally full, it is important to give as much notice of any changes or cancellations as possible.
Lessons cancelled within 24 hours of the booking time will be made payable in full. This policy will be strictly adhered to.
Please allow plenty of time to prepare before your lesson time slot. In the event that a client is running late, all lessons will conclude at the scheduled time and full fee will be due
What to bring and wear:
Jodhpurs, or tight fitting pants or jeans
Flat soled boots with a small heel
A collared T-shirt with sleeves (no singlets)
We encourage you to bring your own horse riding helmet (must meet CURRENT (UPDATED 1 JAN 2017 Australian Safety Standards), but can also provide you with one if you don’t have your own.
Who can participate?
Children aged 6 and over.
Are there any prerequisites?
Parents are required to complete an emergency contact form, liability waiver form and a child’s information form before allowed to participate in ANY activities at Port Macquarie Horse Riding Centre.
We will spend time talking with parents and children about their individual level of experience and ensure they can safely participate.
What time should I arrive?
Please arrive 15 minutes before start time to sign in. Children will remain in parent’s care before and after the program.
Things you need to know:
Horse Riding is a dangerous activity. All riders will be required to sign a waiver of liability form before commencing the ride. All riders must wear a helmet and correct footwear. All riders must listen and obey the trail guides at all times, or they will be asked to dismount their horse, and no refunds will be given.
Please be advised that all horse rides are subject to availability of a suitable horse.Helmets MUST be worn at all times when riding a horse. You are encouraged to bring your own helmet. But we do provide them free of charge.