The Bartley Riding Academy offers quality riding lessons and horsemanship training to all our clients. We specialize in teaching clients on our experienced and reliable mounts.

We also take pride in teaching good basic skills to give all riders the best possible start to their riding, whether it be for pleasure riding or competition. This involves giving pupils skills in dressage, jumping and the very important safety aspect needed to ride horses in any situation.

To join the Riding Academy you need no previous riding skills or horse interaction. We provide the situation and the opportunity to start your journey in becoming a confident rider.




We offer holiday programmes to all levels. Our courses consist of correct learning of basic to advanced skills, experience handling horses in a safe manor, while having fun in enjoying the learning process of horse riding. All Beginner and Advanced beginner children will be supplied a helper to teach and help to assist to pre pare the ponies. We have experienced teachers and helpers to make your learning experience enjoyable and safe.


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Wednesday 8th April, drop off 10am – Friday 10th April, pick up 3pm

Are you looking for a fun educational camp to bring your pony to these school holidays? If you don’t have one simply borrow one of ours! We cover a range of activities in a safe fun filled environment to gain confidence , experience and up skill your riding! This camp is filled with a bunch of amazing adventures from;

* Horse painting

*Orienteering/ team work activities

*Horse hair bracelet making

*Horse treat making

*Flat and Jumping lessons (Divided into suitable levels)


Come and enjoy a 3 day camp with your pony or one of ours and meet some new friends. We are passionate about teaching correct skills and enjoy seeing riders become more confident in a fun, yet challenging environment.

 Ages from 10 years plus and must have good basic skills.

$400 for own horse (including 2 nights grazing)

$520 for school horse

$60 for food and activities



Monday 13th  and Tuesday 14th April 9am till 3pm $320

Start to learn basic skills on the horse and horsemanship. Gain confidence on and around your pony. Easter egg hunts, horse painting and much more! Will be lots of fun and cool prizes up for grabs. (Ages 6years – 10years & 11years plus) No exp needed



Wednesday 15th April 5.30pm – 7.30pm  $75.00

This is a day where you can come and spend the day with your horse and have a free time practice session and another group fun activity. Approx 1 ½  hours riding plus spending that time with the horses on the ground. This is a great opportunity to come along and practise your skills and learn a few more. Open to adv beginners and up including adults. Limited spaces for horse availability.

If you are not able to attend this practice day and If this is something you would like to attend on a more regular basis please let us know your feedback so we can put on more days.



This course is open to teens and adults who wish to get more understanding of the horse and how he works. This will help your knowledge and confidence around them and on their backs.

Day course learning:

*How to deal with horse on the ground and also difficult horses

*How to act and behave around them safely

*To communicate via body language mounted and un mounted

*Different types of horses and behaviours

*Rope halters, No bridles or saddles


Afterwards, For those who would like to come and enjoy a drink and platter across the road at Turanga creek winery after our day of horsing around!

Saturday 18th April 9am- 3pm $160


If you are interested in any of the courses above, Please fill out an application form online and please state which course you would like to attend. LIMITED SPOTS AVAILABLE! BOOKINGS CONFIRMED AFTER PAYMENT HAS BEEN RECEIVED.


If you are interested please contact us through email or put your name down on the conformation sheet at the school on noticeboard.