Kid's Pony Lessons and Clinics

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Lesson Options for Children

All lessons incorporate elements of basic horse care, understanding of horse psychology, developing self-awareness, ground working skills and ridden skills (if the rider's confidence allows). Children learn these skills though verbal teaching, play opportunities and fun games. Please take the time to read our Philosophy page so you can get a feel for what lesson experience with us is like.

  1. Preschool - for children wanting to learn basic handling, grooming, catching and riding on the lead. Parents must stay for lesson. Small helmet sizes available. Appropriate footwear to be worn. 45 minute lessons for $25 or 5 pre-booked lessons for $100. Your child may be grouped with others.
  2. Beginner - for children with limited or no riding experience. Learn the basics as above and develop confidence to ride alone. 1 hour lesson for $30 or 4 pre-booked lessons for $100. Your child may be grouped with others.
  3. Intermediate - for children with some experience and a developing knowledge of horse riding and behaviour. 1 hour lesson for $30 or 4 pre-booked lessons for $100. Your child may be grouped with others.
  4. Advanced - specific lessons, tailored to that child's next step of mastery. 1 hour for $40 or 4 pre-booked lessons for $150. This is a private lesson, not with others.

I can travel to you with your pony for any of the lesson options above (some travel charges may apply). Can also travel to you with my ponies too.

Liberty lesson with Jewel.

Clinic Options for Children

There is so much more to horses and ponies, than just riding. I specialise in teaching not only riding, but horsemanship too.

Horsemanship is like a big overarching umbrella, under which comes all of the things you need to do, think and learn to be really good with horses. Sometimes the best way to learn this is in a group setting, for a longer period of time, such as in a clinic setting.

Our clinics are as unique and individual as the children participating, so please contact us directly if you are interested in hosting or attending one of our Children's Clinics.

Email versatile.equinesnz@gmail.com, check us out on Facebook or call 02102707512.

View our posters for past children's clinics below, to give you an idea of what to expect.