BANNOCKBURN RIDING ACADEMY - "No one can teach riding so well as a horse"
This is a fantastic day for children of all ages and abilities to own a pony for a day. We accept children from the ages of 4 years old to 17 years old.  NO experience is necessary. We have safe horses and ponies to cater for all riding abilities.    

The programme teaches the children all about horsemanship skills and knowledge - such as the basics of catching, leading, brushing, saddling and pony health. As part of their riding they do a basic lesson of learning or advancing on their riding skills and knowledge before they play games on horseback, learn to ride over jumps, go for a farm or road ride. 

The children get to paint the ponies and learn how to plait their mane and tails with the help of older pupils. This is a great experience for kids to experience owning a pony or horse for 1 day, team building activities, make new friends and perhaps making horse riding a new sport, passion or future career.  On the farm children will also meet 5 friendly although rather loud dogs, many chickens, a goat and 2 Kune Kune Pigs. 

We do overnight camps usually on a Wednesday every week for children between the ages of 10 - 17 years old. Children come on the Wednesday - bringing their own lunch, do the all day programme and once the day has finished they can swim in the pool, play games, do team building exercises and enjoy a nice BBQ and dessert before night time activities. In the morning on the Thursday we provide a selection of breakfast food and drink, they help out with morning farm duties until the programme starts again at 10am doing a another full day programme. We provide their lunch and drinks. 

Programmes are run Tuesday,Wednesday & Thursdays. Some days may differ if they fall on a public holiday or other event. Prices are per session, per day, per child. Multiple children from the same family or a child doing multiple days are discounted. 

Morning                            9.00am  -  11.00am                  $65
Afternoon                         12.00pm - 3.00pm                    $75
Full day                             9.00am - 3.00pm                      $90

Overnight camp     ~     9.00am Wed - 3.00pm Thur     ~     $200         
Line up of some of the kids in the school holiday riding programme
Equine collage 

Cancellation policy:

If for any reason you cancel your school holiday programme in less than 24 hours of your booked lesson time or you fail to turn up then you will be charged for the full amount of your programme price due to the high volume of bookings making spaces limited.

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