Riverside Equestrian Centre is located at Moggill in a park-like setting on the banks of the Brisbane River. At Riverside riders can enjoy the experience of riding one of our school horses in a country atmosphere just a half hour drive from the centre of Brisbane. We offer group and private riding lessons for junior and senior riders. Although the emphasis is on dressage, we teach the basic riding skills required for all horse sports and pleasure riding.
Saddle club is ideal for child beginners who want to give horse riding a try. Each session has 30 minutes of hands on theory sessions and a 30 minute riding session. Saddle club is run on Saturdays and is very popular.
Those that fall in love with the horses and riding then progress via an assessment lesson into our regular group lessons.
We offer group lessons for school aged riders Monday – Friday at 4pm and 5pm, as well as Saturdays at 9am, 10am and 11am. Groups range in size from 5 to 8 riders
At Riverside we pride ourselves on teaching not just riding but horsemanship as well so while the ride duration is 45 mins to an hour, we encourage the students to arrive 30 mins prior to their lesson time to prepare and saddle their own horse for the lesson and stay 30 minutes after the lesson to assist unsaddling and putting the horses away. Where this is not possible, we try to be accommodating.
To ensure your child is added into the correct lesson, we will complete an assessment lesson where the rider is assessed and receives a copy of the book Riding the Magic Horse, authored by Riverside’s founder, Liz White.
Adult group lessons can be organised with a coach, we recommend groups of 2-4 riders, so bring along some friends and enjoy a ride in the arena where you can focus on perfecting your skills or enjoy a tour of our beautiful 54 acres on horseback. Contact us for more information . . .
We have a regular adults group lesson on Saturdays at 4pm, riders need to be assessed to join this lesson and can book in following that on a casual basis.
We have 30-minute or 45-minute private lessons available, and usually run between the times of 8am and 2pm. Receive an in-depth training session with one of our coaches, we have horses to suit all riders, no matter what your experience may be! Please complete the attached form if you would like to book a private lesson.
Please remember to arrive at least half an hour before our lesson to saddle.
Join the fun that is Day camps for at Riverside !
Spaces in the day camps fill fast so book early!
Organising your birthday party has never been easier with Horse Riding Parties at Riverside!
We run Birthday Parties for groups of 5-10 riders at a time on Saturdays at 12:30pm. Birthday Parties are run in the same format as Saddle Club, and include a half an hour ride and a short hands on theory session. We have spaces in reception to set up a table with party food and gifts to enjoy before or after the party.
The formatting of our Birthday Parties is:
Arrive between 12:15pm and 12:30pm, we ask that all guests have signed an indemnity form which can be emailed to you prior to the party.
At 12:30pm we commence with a safety talk and begin our riding session, followed by the hands on theory session after.
Following this, there is time to enjoy some party food and give gifts until approximately 2pm.
We ask that riders wear long pants, enclosed shoes with a heel where possible and a sun safe shirt (no singlets). We have helmets available in a range of sizes to suit everyone's needs.
For bookings of more than 5 riders there is a charge of $55 per rider which will be invoices upon receiving confirmation of riders attending.
Birthday party bookings have a $275 non-refundable deposit upon booking
If cancellation is made greater than 48 hours from the start of a party a voucher is issued to the amount paid for the party less the non-refundable deposit. If cancellation is made less than 48 hours prior to the start of the party the monies paid for the booking will be forfeit. If a doctor certificate is supplied within 24 hours specific to the cancelled activity a full credit will be given less the booking fee.!
Half Day Camps
Sign up to hear from us about specials, sales, and events.