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 are also ‘graduated’ into the riding school programme and will ride alongside riders of all abilities.
Requirements to be completed for enrolment into the riding school:
2. Schedule Rider Assessment (please email email@example.com 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.
2020 Private and Group Lesson Dates:
T1 - 3 FEBRUARY - 10 APRIL
*Any lessons schedule on Good Friday will be run
on Tuesday the 7th of April
*Due to Waitangi Day, Thursday riders will have
their final lesson on the 16th of April
T2 - 28 APRIL - 3 JULY
T3 - 20 JULY - 25 SEPTEMBER
T4 - 12 OCTOBER - 18 DECEMBER
*Any lessons that fall on a holiday will be
made up during the holidays
2020 Riding School Prices (Effective T3, 2020):
Group Lessons: 45-60 min $35/lesson
Private Lessons: 45-60 min $50/lesson
- Riders with disabilties who ride within the riding school programme pay the prices above.
*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.
Payment for 5 weeks of lessons are invoiced at the beginning of term with the remaining 5 invoiced mid-term.
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 cancelled.
Cancellation Policy: Any beginner or integrated lessons cancelled by DRDA will be made up during the term or school holidays. Alternatively, credit applied towards DRDA holiday programmes is also available.
Please note there are no refunds for cancellations on behalf of the rider.
Weekend Lesson Dates - Variation Due to Holidays:
T1 - 1 FEBRUARY - 4 APRIL
T2 - 2 MAY - 4 JULY
T3 - 25 JULY - 26 SEPTEMBER
T4 - 17 OCTOBER - 19 DECEMBER