Australia Classical Dressage Getaway

5.0 (5)
5 days 4 nights
Australia
Difficulty
Easy
Comfort
Basic+
Midscale
Weight limit
90 kg / 198 lb

Experience a dressage riding retreat with us! This five-day program aims to enhance riders' knowledge of the traditional methods for training and practicing dressage, focusing on fundamental horsemanship abilities. All packages can be tailored to individual needs.

Enjoy lessons in a covered arena, serene gardens, entertaining animals, and top-notch school horses.

Each day includes visits to local attractions, delicious meals, and riding lessons for a truly indulgent and educational equine retreat. Suitable for riders of all levels, this package emphasizes classical Dressage training and good horsemanship skills.

US$ 1 760
per tourist for 5 days
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Photo Leanne W.
Leanne W. is the provider of this trip
The provider speaks: English
I have dedicated my life to horses, as a young horse rider, all I wanted to do was work with horses. This dream became a reality and I have been lucky enough during my career to breed and train my horses to Grand Prix, represent my country and now share my wealth of knowledge and it is a privilege to do so. :)

Tour highlights

Improve Your Skills
This program is perfect for all levels
Relaxing Evenings
With local wines, cheese and delicious dinners in the serene atmosphere
Explore the Area
Take a ride on a rainforest train and meet over 200 species of Australian animals

Route details

Day 1
Arrival

We'll meet you at the farm.

Enjoy your first horse-riding lesson (this one is not included in the price).

Your first evening presents a splendid chance to relish the delightful nearby restaurants, or alternatively, you can opt to bring your takeout to our farm or prepare your own meal in the kitchen. Nestled in a picturesque setting, you can appreciate the serenade of parrots and kookaburras as the sun dips below the horizon in this tranquil sanctuary amidst the hills.

A recently introduced spa is now accessible on the premises, situated close to the stables within a freshly paved courtyard. Here, you can admire the sight of horses peacefully enjoying their supper as the night progresses.

Day 2
Your First Lessons
Day 3
Ride and Relax
Day 4
Last Dressage Sessions
Day 5
Departure
Difficulty
Easy
Tour provider's comments

Suitable for all levels. Total 6 hours riding lessons.

Tack: Snaffle bridles with leather Peter Horobin saddles or leather dressage saddles.

Horses: 12 school horses from the 10hh Miniature Shetland to the 17.3hh FEI Trained Dutch Warmblood mare. 

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Accommodation

Comfort
Basic+
Midscale
Flat / Guest House
4 nights

Check-in Time: 14:00

Check-out Time: 10:00

Accommodation in the Bunkhouse will reduce the tour total price, please contact us for more details.

Don't forget to treat yourself to our spa, campfire, and BBQ areas, providing a serene sanctuary overlooking the stables and horse areas near our reserve. Whether it's daytime or dusk, the atmosphere is simply enchanting.

4 nights
Our Apartment

Indulge in the relaxation of our comfortable Apartment, featuring a private bedroom with queen bed and ensuite bathroom. Just a few steps away, you'll find a fully equipped kitchen, ready to satisfy your culinary desires. With a flat screen TV, DVD player, and a collection of movies at your disposal, you can enjoy a quiet evening in. Surrounded by our enchanting gardens, you can immerse yourself in the beauty of nature while reading a book or observing a horse-riding lesson.

Another option
4 nights
Our Bunkhouse

Weather during the tour

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Tour conditions

Included

  • 2 dressage lessons per day;
  • all meals except restaurant;
  • accommodation;
  • evening activities.

Extras

  • flights;
  • airport transfers (extra 200 AUD);
  • alcoholic drinks outside the farm and at restaurants;
  • massage;
  • all outings;
  • extra activities.

Group size

up to 6 tourists

Duration

5 days
4 nights

It's important to know

What kind of food will be served?

On the evening of your arrival, you can savor an Australian barbecue with salad, followed by a homemade banana cake with cream.

Breakfast is served at 8 a.m. daily. Before you arrive, we will inquire about your preferences from the following options for your entire stay: cereals, muesli, raisin bread, crumpets, sourdough, spreads, yogurt, seasonal fruits, and fruit juices.

Tuesday's itinerary includes a picnic lunch for your first outing. Many guests enjoy visiting Healesville Sanctuary, Puffing Billy, or exploring the scenic national parks. Your picnic will consist of a wrap or focaccia with fillings like salmon and cream cheese with rocket, chicken and avocado with cheese and mayonnaise, ham and salad, or plain salad. Additionally, there will be chocolates, muesli bars, fresh fruit, and drinks.

Before dinner, you can enjoy a selection of cheese, crackers, and antipasto along with your chosen wine.

For dinner on the second night, you can choose between salmon or chicken schnitzel with seasonal vegetables and salad, followed by a decadent homemade chocolate cake with cream and ice cream.

On Wednesday, lunch is not provided (available upon request at an extra cost). This allows you to have lunch at the renowned 'Elevation' restaurant, visit a local winery, or explore the Yarra Valley Chocolaterie. After a private riding lesson in the afternoon, enjoy happy hour at 6 p.m. followed by a Mexican-themed dinner with burritos and a fruit platter with cream or ice cream.

On your final full day, after breakfast and a riding lesson, another picnic lunch will be provided for your enjoyment during your adventures. Emerald Lake is a beautiful destination near Puffing Billy or you can visit it directly. Your last dinner features succulent marinated pork ribs with mashed potatoes and salad, followed by a homemade apple pie with ice cream.

Breakfast is served on your departure morning before check-out.

Please note that meals purchased at restaurants or chocolateries are not included in the package (lunch on Wednesday).

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Tour reviews

5.0
Based on 5 reviews
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    phoebe
    24 Jun, 2024
    about provider
    What an amazing chance to improve your skills on a graceful responsive horse with classical training, and Leanne's guidance was both insightful and encouraging. I highly recommend it to anyone looking for the graceful movements on a well-trained horse.
    24 Jun, 2024
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    Paul
    5 Jun, 2024
    about provider
    If you like horseback riding in a secure setting, this is the perfect destination. They offer horses for all skill levels, and Leanne, along with her team, provides a professional and caring atmosphere where you can advance as much as you desire.
    5 Jun, 2024
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    Chloe
    4 Jun, 2024
    about provider
    It was an unforgettable experience. I met many new friends and acquired valuable skills. My accommodation had a picturesque view and was ideal for a solo stay. Loved my time and cant wait to sign up for the next trip. Ps, they have friendly farm cats and dogs that enjoy visitors. Sebastian almost ended up coming home with me 🫣
    4 Jun, 2024

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