Saturday 9.00am – 5.30pm
Group lessons 9.00am – 12.00pm
(includes theory, catching, grooming, tacking up, riding lesson)
Private lessons 1.00pm – 5.30pm
2 hour lessons (if using a school horse)
(includes catching, grooming, tacking up, riding lesson)
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday – private lessons by appointment
Safety around horses
Safety is continuously addressed at Bingara Dell because of its importance.
It’s essential that pupils consider the size of the horse and understand the potential danger of being around a large animal. Horses require firm yet sensitive handling, with an understanding of their behavioural characteristics.
Beginners learn to read the clues and body language a particular horse is giving them. Every contact they have with the horse is a training opportunity.
Saturday mornings are members only club which consists of a 3 hour session. Riders may graduate to this group by invitation once they can walk, trot and canter independantly.
*Please allow 45mins before lesson time to tack up a school horse.
All riders at Bingara Dell are required to have their own insurance from their Equestrian Victorian membership. You will be required to sign a waiver outlining the dangers of horse riding activities.
Reanor supervises every lesson.
All care is taken to ensure the new pupil is confortable, safe and happy.
"We try to carefully match the temperament of rider with the most suitable pony or horse"
We teach the following:
Catching, Grooming & Tacking Up – riders are taught how to:
safely catch their horse or pony in the paddock,
lead and tie up, with appropriate gear,
groom, (including which tools to use on the different parts of the horse),
pick and dress horses hooves,
safely tack up their horse or pony,
and correct fitting of the gear.
This discipline is about training the horse gymnastically and forms the training basis for all aspects of riding.
Good dressage promotes safe, predictable, consistent responses from the horse, resulting in a happier horse and a better experience for the rider.
It encourages the horse to use its body more athletically, leading to a fitter animal that will stay sound for longer.
Jumping requires a different riding position and set of skills for both rider and horse. Bingara Dell has experienced jumping horses that enable the rider to concentrate on fine tuning their position. We can then also train the rider’s own horse using a variety of obstacles on the all weather ménage.
Cross Country Riding
We have a separate dedicated grass cross country arena including a variety of ditches, Normandy bank, logs, mounds, hedges and water jump.
Children learn better when they’re having fun. Because of this, we have devised “games” to play on horseback. This way, kids don’t realise they are learning essential riding skills while gaining confidence, because they are too busy having fun.
First Time Buyers
Buying a horse for the first time involves a great deal of planning and thorough preparation on the part of the new owner (catching, grooming, tacking up, feeding, management).
Raenor takes you through each area carefully and thoroughly so you are confident and well prepared for the responsibility.
"One of the things we are best at is getting people ready to buy their first horse."
Horses can develop issues that their owners don’t know how to address.
If your horse needs re-schooling, bring it to the centre and Raenor will train you in how to train your horse. Once an owner knows and implements the right methods, their horse can respond to them correctly. It's not enough to be a good rider, you need to be a good trainer.
Horses can develop issues that their owners don’t know how to address. If your horse needs re-schooling, bring it to the centre and Raenor will train you in how to train your horse. Once an owner knows and implements the right methods, their horse can respond to them correctly. It‚s not enough to be a good rider, you need to be a good trainer.
For riders who do not own their own horse, our well-behaved school horses are available. Horses are available for all level of riders ranging from beginners to advanced.
Riders with Disabilities
For individual lessons, please contact Raenor.