Tandivale Equestrian Centre & Pony Club

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

Work Experience

We have limited work experience places for students currently undertaking a tertiary or university education. Work experience students get involved in a hands-on way and will gain some experience in:

  • Horse handling - behaviour & body language
  • Use of grooming equipment
  • Use of equipment & saddlery - tacking up, untacking
  • Feeding & watering
  • General horse health & veterinary observations
  • Yard management & general farm duties


Working under the supervision of Tandivale staff, work experience students may assist instructors with management of horses/ponies in the lessons, providing useful observations of how the animals behave in a group and herd situation. Students studying towards teaching qualifications will be particularly interested in teaching methods used. Experience is also likely to be gained by assisting instructors in the delivery of the non-riding component of the program. 


This is an excellent opportunity for all students regardless of their level of knowledge and experience and they will be encouraged to make the most of the opportunities provided to them.


We’ve hosted students from various schools/universities doing Equine, Veterinary or Teaching studies, including:

Box Hill TAFE

Melbourne University

Deakin University

Luther College


We are a member of Box Hill Institute's Academic Associate Program.