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.
One of the things that sets GCEC apart is our uniform. All our member riders will require :
Breeches one colour
Riding Boots and Half Chaps, or Full Boots BLACK
Helmet to latest Standards fitted r checked by us
Back protector fitted or checked by us.
Polo shirt with GCEC Logo.
Please wait to see us before purchasing your gear, it is very importante that you are guided to the right and well fitted gear.
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. Lessons booked and paid by the end of previous term will be discounted by $5 on each lesson. Only fully paid term will secure your spots in lesson.
($80 if full term paid before end of previous term)
($120 if full term paid before end of previous term)
($160 if full term paid before end of previous term)
3 riders or more
($65 if full term paid before end of previous term)
1 or 2 riders maximum
3 riders or more
Minimum of 2 riders and max 6 riders per ride. , weight restriction 90 kgs, 15 minutes in the arena learning the basics and 45 minutes outside
2.5 days (15hours camp)
Riders leasing a horse
Riders owning a horse
1.5 hours activities