Hawkesbury Valley Equestrian Centre is not your average riding school, we promote confidence building and horsemanship and our lessons involve ground work and riding.
Learn to ride
Group Horse Riding Lessons
Group Riding lessons are a great way to learn to ride in a fun environment, each group consists of up to 4 people under the guidance of instructors. Groups will be co-ordinated so that riders are at a similar level of competency.
*1 hr group lesson - $80.00
Private Horse Riding Lessons
HVEC offers half hour and 1 hour private riding lessons for people who wish to begin their riding career or advance their current skills. Private lessons are great for people wanting one on one time with their instructor for intensive learning.
*1/2 hr lessons - $70.00
*1 hr lessons - $100.00
Bush Trail Ride with Arena Tuition
A 1 hour horseback riding experience. We start off with half hour of riding tuition in our enclosed arena followed by a half hour bush trail ride. You will learn all the basics of mounting & controlling your horse in a safe manner in preparation of a relaxing trail ride.
* 1 hour total - $100 Private - $80 for 2 or more people.
Trail Ride only
These rides are by appointment only for groups. Please inquire
*Please note, we only accept children over the age of 7 years.
Other kids programs
‘Ready 2 Ride’ - After School Program
Our R2R after school program is for school age kids wanting to learn to ride, or brush up on their skills, after school. Enrolments for this program are for the duration of the school term. Each lesson will be held 1 day per week for 1 hour and is in a group of up to 6 riders. This will include 15 min of grooming & tacking up their horse or pony, 30 minutes of riding under instruction and 15 minutes to untack and put their horse or pony away. This is a great afternoon activity to ensure kids master their horse riding skills. (2 catch ups per term available for missed classes - 48 hours notice required to cancel) Min age 7
* $480 for 8 weeks OR
$560 for the more experienced group
Own a horse for a day - School Holiday day camps
Our OHD program is a fantastic way for kids to learn about the care and daily chores involved with owning horses as well as getting to handle and ride their "very own horse" for the day. Own a horse for a day is a 4 hour program designed for all levels of riders over the age of 7 years.
* $150.00 per day (School holidays only)
- If a customer cancels a lesson with less than 24 hours notice, FULL payment will be required. If the lesson was not already pre-paid, this amount will be added to your next booking, and you will be unable to ride if this has not been paid.
- 50% payment of lesson payment will be withheld if cancelled with less than 48 hours notice.
- Deposits or full payment are required to hold spots for clinics & events. (This will be listed at the time of booking). Deposits are non refundable if cancelled within 7 days of the clinic being held. Full payment will be required if cancelled with less than 24 hours notice.
- If lessons are cancelled due to bad weather, or other circumstances outside of our control, a full refund or chance to reschedule at a later date is available.
- We accept riders from the age of 7 years old.
- We are currently not offering trail rides on our property, however we can offer a short trail ride as part of a 1 hour lesson.
- Yarramundi River Rides & Scheyville National Park rides are only available with HVEC on HVEC horses. These rides are for EXPERIENCED riders only who can trot and canter.
- Ladies Social Club is for riders who can trot.
HVEC is a Covid safe workplace, and we are always working to keep our staff and customers safe, however we need your help to do so.
Hand sanitiser is available at the office, tack room and at the helmet box. Please use this before and after riding.
Please try to maintain a 1.5m distance between other customers.
DO NOT COME TO LESSONS IF YOU ARE SICK! Please ensure you advise us by email or FB if you are unable to attend due to illness.
Ladies Confidence Classes - FRIDAY MORNINGS
Our Ladies Confidence Classes are a fun, social activity for women who love horses! This is a 2 hour express clinic, learning all about horses. Every Friday is different, with activities including; Grooming, tack education, ground work, tuition & some fun horseback games. All of this is followed by a refreshing morning tea!
* $100.00 on one of our horses
* $50.00 on your own horse
(Please note this does not run during school holidays)
Scheyville National Park Ride - Experienced riders only
As an official tour provider for Scheyville National Park - we now host 1.5hr riding tours for experienced riders on our safe and experienced trail riding horses.
Scheyville national park has been one of the most popular horse riding spots in the Hawkesbury for many years!
*1.5hrs - $150
Hawkesbury Valley Equestrian Centre will be offering different equine clinics throughout the year. Keep an eye on our Social Media page for upcoming events.
General Arena hire available from $25/hour
Mechanical Cow hire - Just $10.00 extra
Cattle/BISON working days
HVEC offers a range of Cattle working clinics for complete beginners to more experienced riders wanting to progress in Campdrafting, Cutting, Team Sorting etc. Keep an eye on our events page or Facebook for upcoming events.
RIVER RIDES - Experienced riders only
Cancelled due to flood damage - hopefully returning soon
Carriage driving lessons
Bring your own horse or learn with our experienced horses. Contact us for more details and pricing for carriage driving lessons.