DRDA Community Riding School

DRDA runs a Community Riding School after school on Mondays and Thursdays currently. 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 some horse riding lessons before we are able to offer a riding programme. Our community riding school is open to children of all abilities. All riders who ride within the riding school, regardless of (dis)ability, are charged equally.

Riders in the Community Riding School will be assigned to a group of 4 to 5 riders, who will work with two coaches in a mixture of one on one and small group instruction.



If you are interested in joining our Community Riding School, click HERE to fill out a Rider Registration Form. 

Once we receive your registration form our coach will be in touch with you via email.

2022 Community Riding School Lesson Dates :

T1 - 14 February - 15 April

T2 - 2 May - 8 July

T3 - 25 July - 30 September

T4 - 17 October - 16 December

*Length of lesson depends on oversight required during gearing up. For riders that require assistance with gearing up, lessons are 60 minutes. For more advanced riders, lessons are 45 minutes and riders are to be geared up at their ride time. Please discuss with coaches if you are unsure what the expectations are for your lesson. 

Adverse Weather Policy: In the event of adverse weather, riding lessons will be unmounted and focus on gearing up, horsemanship and practical theory (horse colours, breeds, horse care, riding skills etc). Unmounted lesson plans are geared towards all riding levels. Where inappropriate or impossible, DRDA lessons will be cancelled. 

Cancellation Policy:  There are no refunds for rider cancellations.


In the event that lessons are cancelled by DRDA, you will offered a makeup lesson. If you are unable to attend your makeup lessons there will be no refunds.


DRDA charges a Term Fee regardless of cancellations or makeups. For more information about our Term Fees, please email office@rdadunedin.org