Training

Training & Squad Courses

Competition Training and Squad Training courses unique to Heritage Riding are structured to help riders advance their riding skills, essential for competing in the three disciplines of Dressage, Showjumping and Eventing.

Heritage Riding offers a variety of options for riders wishing to participate in EA or Inter High School Competition once they are capable.

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Duration

Lessons at Heritage Riding are generally 30, 40 or 60 minutes in duration. Many of our young riders ride once a week, or up to 5 times a week depending on their training aspirations.

Our Approach

Heritage Riding teaches children from 5 years of age. Lessons are taught with patience, understanding, enthusiasm and firmness from their Instructor.

Grouping

Group lessons consist of 2-6 riders of similar skill level. This allows each rider to receive social interaction and support from peers and each other. It also keeps things fun and interesting.

Assessment

All riders, including those more advanced and experienced, are given an "Assessment Lesson" on their first visit to access the best way to progress with a program thereafter.

Competition Training

Competition Training is offered at Heritage Riding, utilising some of the many well educated School Master Horses that Heritage Riding offers. We also offer training to clients on their own horses.

The three disciplines of Dressage, Showjumping and Eventing are taught by both Melanie and Rhianydd. Lessons are available with both Melanie Byrne, EA Level 2 General, and British Horse Society Intermediate Instructor. As well as Rhianydd Davies, British Horse Society Intermediate Instructor.

Training is available to in-house clientele who train with us daily, so they are consistently supervised by a watchful eye from the ground.  Outside clients can also bring their horses to Melanie to be coached on a weekly basis.

 Heritage Riding follows the German Training System, which Melanie has trained under Edgar and Marianne Lichtwark for 20 years.  This system has been followed in Germany and Europe by the “Old Masters” for many centuries.

The Training Scale of Education is taught from a young age to Squad Members, who then take it through their Competition Career having been given a correct and solid foundation.

This is as follows

Rhythm
Suppleness
Contact and acceptance of the bit
Impulsion
Straightness
Collection
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Squad Training

Squad Training is offered to children who have been riding for a period of time, and they have become competent on the Flat (Dressage) basics and started Jumping.

The School provides this program for those riders who wish to improve their riding and may go on to lease or purchase their own horse, and have an interest in competing in Dressage, Showjumping and Eventing.

This program involves Squad Training Days which consist of a lecture topic covering Stable Management or Riding Principles. As well as a riding lesson with our Chief Instructor, we are often lucky enough to bring in highly qualified coaches such as Olympian, Christopher Burton. This is a great opportunity for children to get a sound and excellent knowledge of the basics for their riding and training that is unique to Heritage Riding.

The opportunity to be trained by such highly qualified coaches especially to young inexperienced riders, is generally only available in Europe.

Squad Training camps are also offered every school holidays for 5 days of intense coaching in the three disciplines; Dressage, Showjumping and Eventing.  This involves riding, lectures, and a competition is held at the end of the week.

The Squad members wear a special uniform, and this gives them prestige within the Riding School and team spirit amongst themselves.

Squad Training is offered to children who have been riding for a period of time, and they have become competent on the Flat (Dressage) basics and started Jumping.

The School provides this program for those riders who wish to improve their riding and may go on to lease or purchase their own horse, and have an interest in competing in Dressage, Showjumping and Eventing.

This program involves Squad Training Days which consist of a lecture topic covering Stable Management or Riding Principles. As well as a riding lesson with our Chief Instructor, we are often lucky enough to bring in highly qualified coaches such as Olympian, Christopher Burton. This is a great opportunity for children to get a sound and excellent knowledge of the basics for their riding and training that is unique to Heritage Riding.

The opportunity to be trained by such highly qualified coaches especially to young inexperienced riders, is generally only available in Europe.

Squad Training camps are also offered every school holidays for 5 days of intense coaching in the three disciplines; Dressage, Showjumping and Eventing.  This involves riding, lectures, and a competition is held at the end of the week.

The Squad members wear a special uniform, and this gives them prestige within the Riding School and team spirit amongst themselves.

Added Benefits

Heritage Riding can support you or your child competing in any age of the equestrian disciplines of Dressage, Showjumping or Eventing. We will transport horses to and from competitions, so you do not have to worry about horse transportation, and our staff will be there for the day to support and assist clients participating.

All our staff are fully qualified BHS or EA Instructors, and we have visiting International Coaches. One of these visiting coaches is Olympian, Christopher Burton.

What Our Customers Say...

I started riding at Heritage as an adult. I was very nervous as I had only been on a horse a handful of times. The Instructors made me feel confident and at ease due to their knowledge and care for their clients. They explain everything so it is easy to understand and are happy to answer all the questions I like to ask.......They make you feel like you are part of the family and it is my happy place....
Sharlene Spiller
I started riding at Heritage when I was 6 when I got 10 lessons for my birthday. 3 years later and I still love it just as much. When I started I couldn't trot and steer the horse at the same time, now I do dressage, jumping and cross country. This year I have started leasing Tribby and I love him so much.
Ruby
Heritage Riding School is fantastic. The instructors are extremely friendly and have an extremely high knowledge about riding and caring for horses. The camps they offer children are great fun and a must every school holidays.
Stacie Ann
Heritage Riding is a great riding school for both beginners and experienced riders, with awesome instructors and horses who make the experience super fun!!
Zoe Vallance
My daughter loves this place, a great opportunity to meet new friends and learn something. The staff are always kind and are very understanding. My daughter looks forward to her lessons and she always comes back with a smile. Great place for kids, children, teens, parents and everyone!
Jennifer Devaney
I first went here when i was younger and i loved every bit of it! Their camps are the best way to have some fun on the holidays and the way they treat the horses is amazing. I love being here and learning and just helping around! The staff are so kind and always try to teach new things! A great place for fun and learning!
daniella devaney
This is the best riding school in Brisbane it teaches from beginners all the way to advanced riders and they make it really fun. If you are looking for a place to ride HERITAGE RIDING IS THE PLACE FOR YOU TO GO!!!!!!!!!!
Charlotte McLellan
My daughter has been riding at heritage for nearly 3 years - she loves it and would be down there riding every day if she could. The whole team is passionate about horses and making sure everyone is safe; it’s a great environment to enjoy riding and learning about horses.
Rach Warren
Heritage Riding is the best riding school there could possibly be. They have taught me so much and everyday I look forward to my riding lesson on Saturday...
Charlotte Mc
I started riding at Heritage as an adult. I was very nervous as I had only been on a horse a handful of times. The Instructors made me feel confident and at ease due to their knowledge and care for their clients. They explain everything so it is easy to understand and are happy to answer all the questions I like to ask.......They make you feel like you are part of the family and it is my happy place....
Sharlene Spiller
I started riding at Heritage when I was 6 when I got 10 lessons for my birthday. 3 years later and I still love it just as much. When I started I couldn't trot and steer the horse at the same time, now I do dressage, jumping and cross country. This year I have started leasing Tribby and I love him so much.
Ruby
Heritage Riding School is fantastic. The instructors are extremely friendly and have an extremely high knowledge about riding and caring for horses. The camps they offer children are great fun and a must every school holidays.
Stacie Ann
Heritage Riding is a great riding school for both beginners and experienced riders, with awesome instructors and horses who make the experience super fun!!
Zoe Vallance
My daughter loves this place, a great opportunity to meet new friends and learn something. The staff are always kind and are very understanding. My daughter looks forward to her lessons and she always comes back with a smile. Great place for kids, children, teens, parents and everyone!
Jennifer Devaney
I first went here when i was younger and i loved every bit of it! Their camps are the best way to have some fun on the holidays and the way they treat the horses is amazing. I love being here and learning and just helping around! The staff are so kind and always try to teach new things! A great place for fun and learning!
daniella devaney
This is the best riding school in Brisbane it teaches from beginners all the way to advanced riders and they make it really fun. If you are looking for a place to ride HERITAGE RIDING IS THE PLACE FOR YOU TO GO!!!!!!!!!!
Charlotte McLellan
My daughter has been riding at heritage for nearly 3 years - she loves it and would be down there riding every day if she could. The whole team is passionate about horses and making sure everyone is safe; it’s a great environment to enjoy riding and learning about horses.
Rach Warren
Heritage Riding is the best riding school there could possibly be. They have taught me so much and everyday I look forward to my riding lesson on Saturday...
Charlotte Mc

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