School Holiday Horse Riding

During school holidays, we offer fun and exciting half or full day horse riding programmes and overnight camps which caters for the complete beginner to the advanced pony club rider. Adults wanting to participate are also welcome!

Options

Come for a half day or up to five full days– it's your choice.

  • Half day (9 to 12)
  • Full day (9 to 4)

All bookings require a $50 deposit, with the remainder begin paid prior to the start of the first day.

OSCAR Approved

All horse riding is OSCAR approved
We are now OSCAR approved for all lessons - as well as holiday programmes.

This gives you assurance we meet government standards for health and safety (and eligible families can apply for subsidies for all their horse riding)

If you would like to know about this subsidy please
contact us

Activities

Activities will vary depending on ability and interests of riders.
Activities may include: farm riding & trekking, learning horsemanship skills (from how to catch, lead, brush & saddle your pony, to dealing with difficult situations)

We also do private lessons, games, orienteering, bareback, show preparation, course design.

We NEVER cancel – rain, hail or snow, nothing can stop us.
However, activities may change for health and safety reasons.

While attending our holiday programs, you are based at "Hotel California".
This 3 bedroom house sleeps up to 11 people and is here for you to use the kitchen, bathroom, lounge facilities etc.

A warm fire is lit on cold days. Phillips Equines' office is also situated here.

Bring your swim suits for those warm summer months.
During the hottest part of the day, we all take a break - the ponies are put out in the paddock with 'lunch', and then we enjoy the salt-water swimming pool.


The emphasis is safe FUN, so that everyone is able to have maximum enjoyment, while learning new skills.

What to bring:

  • Own food (morning tea, lunch, snacks).
  • Drink.
  • Sunscreen and sun hat.
  • Wet weather gear (rain coat, warm clothing).
  • Change of clothes.
  • Suitable riding attire, including long pants.
  • Riding gloves - optional, but good with sensitive hands or cold weather.
  • Swim wear and towel are also recommended for summer time.

Overview

We start of by catching and brushing our ponies and get them nice and clean before we tack them up. Don't worry if you don't know how to do it! We will help and teach you. That's a part of the program.

We make sure that you are completly comfortable on your pony.
We have all different kinds of horses and ponies to be able to give you a perfect match that suits your age, size and experience with horses.

Come and explore the horse farm with us! We've got 50 acres to ride on and there's heaps of things to do:

  • Farm rides and horse trekking (we are also allowed to ride on several neighbours property so time is our only limit),
  • Games,
  • Orienteering,
  • Treasure hunts
  • and we've got jumping logs and other cross country jumps.

Be ready for all kinds of games:

On the photos you can see shoots from the Norwegian Christmas Cookie Game!

As fun is one of our main things no matter what we do, there is always something new to try!

Maybe you can help us make and try out new stuff! We can all learn something from each other.

Photos taken during our School Holiday Program that show some of the stuff we do and all the fun we have!

All sizes and ages are welcome to come here and try out a fun day learning new horsemanship skills and meeting other poeple with the same passion for horses and ponies.

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