Welcome to Gold Coast Equestrian Centre

Open all summer !

Trail rides, private lessons, holiday camps, birthday parties...

About us

Gold Coast Equestrian Centre is a family owned riding school located in Clagiraba (Gold Coast, South East Queensland). Our goal is to teach people of all ages and levels of experience how to ride in a safe, respectful, and fun environment. We have more than 40 horses, including 30 well trained school horses for riders of all levels. We also offer trail rides on our beautiful 50 acre property. GCEC is the only equestrian centre in South East Queensland that has a full size covered arena. So rain, hail or shine, we ride!

 

We teach beginners from the age of 3 all the way through to advanced riders. Our horses and ponies are professionally trained and cared for. 


Our coaching team hold European professional coaching qualifications and their collective experience in dressage and showjumping is unparalleled.


At GCEC, we host the most amazing birthday parties you will see on the Gold Coast, please see our "Events" for more details and photos.


At GCEC we not only offer lessons that can take you to the highest level of competition, but we also offer fun, amazing friendships with your fellow riders and most importantly the love and bonding between a rider and a horse. 

Our team

Daniele and Pascal, founders

Daniele and Pascal are passionate about family and horses ! Together they have over 20 years experience running riding schools in Australia and New Caledonia. Both Pascal and Daniele are highly decorated dressage and showjumping riders. They have sought to create not only a world class riding school at GCEC with facilities unlike any other in South East Queensland, but most importantly a school that feels like a family. Everyone is welcome at GCEC.

Peta-Anne, Manager

Peta-Anne recently joined the GCEC team and has assumed the role of Manager of the riding school. Peta-Anne has a background in finance with accreditation in Banking, Finance, Mathematics and an MBA. Peta-Anne has worked in finance in Sydney and New York for 20 years and, as a self-described "horse crazy" person, is most happy being surrounded by the horses and fantastic people at GCEC. There is nowhere else she would rather be !

Alexia, head coach

Alexia is a Federation Equestrian International accredited coach who has many years of international coaching experience, predominantly in Europe. Alexia's passion for horses and for teaching others to ride makes her a world class asset at GCEC. Alexia teaches riders of all levels and disciplines and her knowledge, positivity and encouragement brings out the best in all who ride with her. She is dedicated to ensuring that all her riders achieve everything they wish for.

Marie, coach

Marie is a highly skilled rider, both showjumping and dressage, and brings her passion for teaching these skills to lessons at GCEC. She has many years experience with horses and riding and we are very fortunate to have her sharing her passion with our students. She is warm, patient and supportive of all her students.

Morgane, bookings sales and marketing

GCEC is lucky to have Morgane as our Sales and Marketing Manager. Morgane graduated from the European Business School of Paris (EBS) and is always busy at GCEC with enquiries, marketing materials, organizing events and of course, securing bookings for our many riders. Morgane is an excellent rider and easily steps in as a Coach. Morgane also runs Equi Jump, our onsite equestrian boutique.