Thinking of learning to ride a horse - or thinking of getting back on ? We would love to meet you. Come and see all the wonderful things GCEC has to offer and book in for a trial lesson. Trial lessons last for 30 minutes and are a great way to meet everyone at GCEC especially the horses and ponies. It also gives our coaches an opportunity to assess your level and then we can chat with you about the best fit for lessons. Please wear long leggings or stretchy jeans and boots if you are able. We will provide you with a helmet and body protector for your trial lesson.
Private lessons are for 1 or 2 riders maximum and can last for 30 minutes, 45 minutes, or 1 hour. Private lessons are a great way to improve your riding quickly and can also be a benefit beginners to get their skills up to then integrate into a group lesson.
Group lessons last 45 minutes and are for 3 or more riders. Your horse will be ready to go when you arrive and you simply jump on and join your friends !
We organise two Kindy groups through the week. One 30min lesson on Thursday 9.30-10.00am for kids from 3 to 5yo. And a 2 hour program on Saturday mornings for children aged between 3 and 8. Kids learn how to care for a pony, with hands on activities including shampooing and brushing and also learn some theory ! And of course they ride their beautiful ponies with lots of help from our coaches and assistants.
Adult group lessons are scheduled on Wednesday and Friday mornings. Of course, private lessons are available at a time during the week that suits you !
Coming to the Gold Coast for holidays ? Come and visit us ! We offer trail rides on our beautiful 50 acre property. Rides last 1 hour and include an initial 15 minute lesson in the arena before venturing out to enjoy the sites and just relax and ride. Our horses and ponies are very well trained and reliable. Trail rides are a great way for family and friends to experience horse riding on the Gold Coast.
During QLD school holidays we run camps at GCEC for children up to 17yo. Our member riders have priority in booking and will be able to secure their spots before camp registration is opened to non members. Bookings are essential. Caps are usually 2 and a half days; Tuesday and Wednesday from 9am to 3pm and on Thursday from 2pm - 5pm with an optional sleepover on Thursday night. Friday morning collection is at 9am.
It is not an insurance, it gives you access to members prices and benefits. Members minimum once a week during terms
1 or 2 riders maximum. 20% discount for second rider of same family
3 riders or more
1 or 2 riders maximum
3 riders or more
15 minutes in the arena learning the basics and 45 minutes outside, weight restriction 95 kgs