DRDA Riding School

Riders who do not identify as having a disability may be offered either private or group lessons within the riding school.  Riders with disabilities who are independently trotting may also be ‘graduated’ into the riding school programme and to ride alongside riders of all abilities. 

All riders who ride within the riding school, regardless of (dis)ability, are charged equally (see below).


Requirements to be completed for enrolment into the riding school:

1. Rider Registration

2. Schedule Rider Assessment (please email office@rdadunedin.org when all forms are completed)


Whether a group or a private session is most suitable will be determined by the coach after a rider assessment has been completed.

2022 Riding School Private and Group Lesson Dates (Monday-Friday 1pm-7pm| Lessons do not run on stat holidays):

T1 - 14 February - 15 April

T2 - 2 May - 8 July

T3 - 25 July - 30 September

T4 - TBC

*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. 

For more information about lesson fees, please email treasurer@rdadunedin.org

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

Postponements & Cancellation Policy: In the event that lessons are postponed by DRDA, you will receive a makeup date. If the lessons are cancelled by DRDA, you can receive a refund. No refunds are available if you can't make your lesson.