Horse Riding School
Learn Horse Riding near Perth!
Zia Park Horse Riding School has produced and supports many horse riders competing successfully in dressage, show jumping, eventing, mounted games and endurance riding. Many of our horse riding school riders belong to one of the local pony clubs or adult riding clubs and regularly attend rallies, training days, inter-club competitions and official EA competition. Many of these riders are mounted on leased Zia Park riding school horses.
We run programs for riders from 5 - 17 during every state school holiday period. Zia Park also runs clinics throughout the year which are suitable for riders of all ages on their own or on Zia Park horses.
For details about what we can offer you, scroll down. Lesson prices can be found on our booking pages.
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Horse Riding School: Group Lessons
Participation in group horse riding lessons is a great way to meet people who share your interests and enthusiasm for riding. Our lessons may include training in horse control, rider position, dressage, show jumping, cross country jumping, mounted games, bush riding and horse management. All lessons are designed to fit the skill level of the class so that riders develop at a pace that enhances their skill and confidence in and out of the arenas. We hold regular group lessons for children, teenagers and adults at levels from just off the lunge to experienced competition riders.
If you’re a rider with some experience but are new to Zia Park, please book a private assessment lesson before enrolling in a group session. This is so we can choose a group that is a good match for your age, confidence, interests and skill level. When booking your assessment lesson, please let us know as much as possible about your riding history and what your riding goals are.
Group lessons may be purchased by the term at a discounted rate. Our terms coincide with WA State School Terms. Zia Park is a delivery centre for Equestrian Australia’s new Trot, Canter Gallop program.
Horse Riding School: Ready, Set, Trot Program
Ready Set Trot is a national program developed and managed by Equestrian Australia. It is targeted towards junior horse lovers and beginner riders (under 11 years), Zia Park was the first Ready, Set Trot delivery centre in WA.
Ready Set Trot introduces children to horses and provides them with an understanding of horsemanship in a fun and exciting way. It instills core values, such as responsibility, communication, respect, empathy and teamwork. We deliver the Stable Skills Program which is an outcome based program divided into 4 ribbon levels. Riders progress through the levels at their own pace and receive a certificate each time a level is completed.
You can find more information on www.readysettrot.com
Horse Riding School: Tiny Tots Lessons
For our youngest riders (3-6 years) we offer a 30 minute private Tiny Tots Lesson. We also have a group 50 minute Tiny Tots lessons on Saturday morning where we include a short trail ride on the lead as well as arena activities. Children learn balance and coordination on horseback through games and agility exercises.
These lessons are designed to be lots of fun and parents are encouraged to get involved by assisting their child and leading the pony when required. Don’t worry if you’re not horsey, the coach for the lesson will teach you how to lead a pony safely and effectively.
Children gain confidence and basic riding skills and many move onto the Ready Set Trot program later on.
Horse Riding School: Private Lessons
Private Horse Riding lesson are available on Zia Park school horses and ponies or with their own mounts. The material covered will depend on the rider's skill, experience and interest. Most competition riders choose this option, as the lesson can be tailored specifically for their needs.
Private Lesson are also required for beginner riders until their skills have developed to the point where they are capable of joining a group lesson. We also ask experienced riders to have at least one private lesson before joining a group so that we can choose a group that is the best fit for your skill level and interests.
Horse Riding School: School Holiday Programs
Zia Park runs non residential school holiday programs during every school holiday period. We run themed programs for novice and competing riders in Eventing, Show Horse, Vaulting, Mounted games, Dressage and Show Jumping.
Horse Riding School: Clinics and Training Days
Zia Park runs clinics and training days throughout the year. We have a variety of disciplines represented, including Vaulting, Show Jumping, Agility, Confidence Building, Dressage, Eventing, poles and cavaletti training, and mounted games. Please click HERE to view details of upcoming and past clinics.