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DRDA Community Riding School

DRDA runs a Community Riding School after school on Mondays 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. 

Riders in the Community Riding School will be assigned to a group of 3 to 4 riders, who will work with two coaches in a mixture of one on one and small group instruction.


Please note: We can provide one off lessons please fill out the rider application form below and email us.

If you are interested in joining our Community Riding School, Click here to fill out a Rider Application Form. 

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

2023 Community Riding School Lesson Dates :

​Term 1 - 13 February - 6 April

Term 2 - 24 April - 24 June

Term 3 - 17 July - 22 September

Term 4 - 9 October - 8 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

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