Our Riding Clinics and Camps at Chester Farm
As well as ongoing
private and group lessons for you and your horse, we also hold popular
2 and 3 day horse riding clinics and camps here each year through
the spring, summer and autumn months suitable for riders and horses
of all ages and levels. Bring your own horse or pony, come with
some friends and make memories that last a lifetime!
(See the Events Calendar page to view
coming Events including Clinics and Camps.)
Camp life at
Chester Farm horse riding clinics and camps
Rider Empowerment Camp Feb 2017
& riders cooling off in the river after lessons during one of
our summer riding clinics and camps.
and camps are open to everyone - children and adults, beginners
to advanced - and involve riders being placed into small groups
of 2 - 6 riders of similar level and participating in a lesson each
day. Flatwork, Jumping and Horsemanship lessons are available at
Camping onsite is welcome in our large camping paddock surrounded
by farmland, native bush and river. Onsite facilities include toilets,
showers, picnic area shelter, and permanent yards for horses to
of lesson time people enjoy relaxing around the campsite and river,
having fun riding around the Derby course, learning from watching
other lessons, exploring local activities like bush walks and the
bike rail-trail, and meeting other like-minded people! Non-riding
family members and friends are also welcome to camp onsite with
you or come to watch you ride.
These 2 and 3 day clinics offer fantastic opportunity for horses
and riders to progress from consecutive lessons while also getting
to enjoy a fun holiday away with your horse in a beautiful setting.
We have also
developed two very unique 2 day clinics that are usually both run
once or twice a year - a "Young Rider Showjumping Development
Camp" aimed at aspiring young riders keen to progress in
showjumping competition, and our "Adult Rider Empowerment
Camp" which is a fantastic
confidence building and personal discovery clinic for
riders. These special camps involve two intensive full days including
riding lessons, off-horse exercises, fun group activities, discussion
groups, personalised workbooks and more. Both of these camps can
also be held at any other location - please contact
us if you would like to run one in your area!
All lessons, clinics and camps at Chester Farm require you to bring
your own horse or pony to ride. We DO NOT have horses here for people
required for all clinics and camps as places are limited, information
and booking forms from all up and coming clinics are listed on our
Events Calendar page.
PONY CLUB CAMPS, PRIVATE / INDIVIDUAL CAMPS AND HIREAGE OF FACILITIES.
are welcome from Pony Clubs, Riding Clubs, groups of friends or
individuals interested in either holding one-off rallies/riding
days here, holding your own private club camp here or coming to
stay for a few nights, having lessons if you wish and using our
the Hire Our Facilities page for
including permanent wooden yards for the horse to stay in.
Social BBQ and
swims at our summer camps.
and Horsemanship Groundwork Lessons at the Chester Farm all weather
Having fun going around the awesome Derby course!
arena surrounded by native bush, farmland and river makes for a
very scenic lesson and camp location.
Adult's confidence booster lessons
Practical horsemanship lessons are fun and inspiring!
setup for the start of the Spring October 2013 clinic.
of young riders on first ponies having fun together, while
Laura shows great style on the last day. October 2013
a watchful eye during a jumping lesson, April 2012.
wait their turn for a lesson in the yards beside the arena,
good form over the sunshine wall, April 2012
and young horse Luey, April 2012
and Gypsy doing polework exercises during a flatwork lesson
with Diana, April 2012
and Renee confidently jump over the red wall,
exercises for a Young Horse / Confidence Builder group, April
onsite during our riding clinics makes for a fun holiday with
colours surround during our Autumn clinic and camp held over
easter weekend, April 2012
the finer points of riding technical lines with Cherie, April
cool off in the river next to the camp site, great swimming
hole and shallows for all ages to enjoy.
of similar ages and levels make for fun lessons.
the river after lessons.
lessons to help get you and your horse working confidently
the boxer just loves making new friends!