Tandivale Equestrian Centre & Pony Club

Providing Comprehensive Equestrian Education Since 1976
Group & Private Horse Riding Lessons, School Holiday Programs, Birthday Parties

School Holiday Program

Holiday program children with Felix

We run School Holiday Programs weekdays during the midyear term breaks and for a few weeks during the summer holidays.  No riding experience is required as students will learn the basic skills they require to groom, saddle and ride their own horse or pony for the day.  The Holiday Program is also suitable for those with some riding experience as we will modify the format to suit the needs of our students.   

Holiday program trail ride

The day runs from 9am till 4pm, a BBQ lunch is provided for all students.  Our standard day starts with a lesson in the morning focusing on the basics of stop, go, steering and the rider's position and balance, and we'll play mounted games to test those controls!  


Children with riding experience will be suitably challenged with an appropriate horse and activities matching their skill level.  


We run a grooming competition and go on a trail ride in the afternoon.


We may modify the standard program format depending on the weather and other influencing factors, such as the age and experience of attendees.


The program is suitable for children aged 8 & above.  The price is $130/child per day and payment is required to secure your booking.  For groups of 4 or more paid for in a single transaction, the price is $120/child per day.

We will respond as soon as possible to confirm places are available and request payment to secure your booking.  If your preferred days are sold out, we'll suggest some alternatives, or we can put you on a Reserve List incase we have a cancellation.  Payment will not be processed if we cannot confirm your booking.  Next steps:

1.  View the Holiday Program Fact Sheet for important information such as what to wear and bring.

2.  Print and complete the registration forms which can be brought with you on the day.

4.  Remember that we start at 9am each day, regardless of the weather!  We look forward to having you spend the day with us.