Children's Pony Parties, Pony Rides, Pony Play Group
& Horse Riding Tuition

Creating childhood memories

Horse Riding Tuition

KME Kathryn Morgan Equestrian

Private Riding Lessons for half an hour with a Professional Instructor for children from 3 years to 10 years.

Our focus is on achieving an Empathetic Balanced Rider. Helping children to develop empathy, respect, gratitude and a love for ponies. We take care in encouraging but not over facing your child.  
 

From learning to ride for the simple pleasure or with a dream of competing, developing a correct position while enjoying time with the ponies is our aim.  

 We love to encourage and prepare children for the competitive disciplines of Show Hunter, Showing, Dressage, One Day Eventing and Show Jumping.

Our Schoolmaster ponies are safe, well-handled ex-competition ponies. Our ponies are perfect for shy or nervous children, children with disabilities or children who have suffered a loss.  You will see your child grow in confidence as achievements are celebrated each lesson. Our Riding School Ribbon Days give the children an opportunity to compete against other riders.  This teaches the children skills on how to manage themselves and a pony for competitive riding, plus a taste of winning ribbons.


Ground handling skills are paramount. If it is to wet to ride, we undertake Pony Care Lessons.  These lessons focus on the care of the pony, pony behaviour and pony/human body language so the children learn to handle the pony safely on the ground.  If I feel the child is not confident in this area, we may change a riding lesson to a Pony Care Lesson to boost their confidence.

Facilities

Quiet, boutique and well presented. Our country grounds are well kept at all times. We have 8 acres of picturesque rolling paddocks.  Our neighbours are generous in allowing us to ride on their properties giving us 30 acres of rolling land for hill work and cross country practice. 

Safety is our highest priority for the children and our ponies. We start in the grass arena, then progress to the paddocks when it is safe for your child. 

Preschool Lessons

Teaching preschool children to ride is our bliss.  If your child loves ponies and has shown an interest for a while, this could be the beginning of a great passion.  Your child will learn to focus, communicate clearly and in time establish a correct, balanced position.  This is so important for the children's safety and for the well being of all ponies. 

Our little riders have beautiful positions, it is easy for them to learn the correct way from the beginning and

One on one Riding Lessons for children from 3 years to 10 years or up to 12 years if your child is small.  Safe well handled ponies, previously ridden by our children. 

Our focus is on achieving a Balanced Thinking Rider, while developing empathy, respect, gratitude and a love towards ponies. We take care in encouraging but not over-facing your child.  Developing a correct position while enjoying time with the ponies is our aim.  

Balanced, empathetic and thinking.  Our son Dylan at 7 years riding his pony Jonte

 

Quiet Facilities

Quiet, boutique and well presented. Our country grounds are well kept at all times. We have 8 acres of picturesque rolling paddocks.  Our neighbors are generous in allowing us to ride on their properties.  

Safety is our highest priority for the children and our ponies. We start in the grass arena, then progress to the paddocks when it is safe for your child. 

Our ponies and facilities are perfect for shy or nervous children, children with minor disabilities or children who have suffered a loss.  You will see your child grow in confidence as achievements are celebrated each lesson, no matter how small.

We love our riders celebrating together on Ribbon Days.

 Celebrating with 'Victory Gallops'

 

Preschool Lessons are our Specialty

Teaching Preschool Children to ride is our bliss!                                 

If your child loves ponies and shown an interest for a while, this could be the beginning of a great passion.

Your child will learn to focus, communicate clearly and will establish a correct balanced position.  This is so important for children's safety and for the well being of all ponies.  Our little ones have beautiful positions, it is easy for them to learn the correct way from the beginning.  Having fun at this age is important. If your child has had enough riding in their lesson, we will return to the barn and teach about grooming, handling and taking care of the ponies.

Pony Play Group is a good place to start if you are not sure about your child's commitment to riding.

 


To anyone that wants their preschool child to learn the wonderful value of looking after, loving ponies and to learn the great skills of riding (which helps in many other aspects of growing up) I can TOTALLY recommend  Pony Tales. 

Kathryn Morgan is an awesome, teacher and friend to both my children. They LOVE going to riding. Annabell is now 4yrs and Andrew is 2 1/2yrs. They have both learn't valuable skills, thanks to the lessons they are learning to speak up and share their thoughts.  Andrew who wouldn't talk is now talking heaps and learning words - his first main words were Candy, walk on and trot.      

We love our time at riding and love that the ponies are SO well looked after.

Thanks heaps Kathryn to you and your wonderful ponies.

Elizabeth Relf, August 2014

 

                      

My daughter has started getting lessons from Kathryn this term. There is an amazing improvement in my daughters riding ability and her confidence. Kathryn is wonderful in the way she talks to the kids and her ability to gain my daughters trust (my daughter is on the shy side). I fully recommend this facility for anyone wanting to get lessons for their beloved children.

Rachelle Collings, September 2014

 

Our 9 year old daughter started riding lessons with Kathryn Morgan in February 2016. I was hesitant about her taking lessons, as we had previously had a bad experience with a riding school. Word of mouth lead us to Kathryn and we were not disappointed.

Kathryn has a beautiful way with children. They trust her implicitly and our daughter who is often shy talks easily with Kathryn and asks questions when she is unsure. I have been so impressed by the way Kathryn works with the child to connect with the animal first and foremost. She has a calm, beautiful manner which children and animals respond to.

Kathryn puts safety first which was my biggest priority as a parent. She ensures the children work through each stage in their own time and instills correct riding techniques to enable them to have good lifelong riding habits.  I have enjoyed watching the process and learning how children can have fun on a horse while learning to ride correctly.

In 9 short months we have watched our daughter become a confident, safe rider. She is horse crazy, but when asked who she loves more the horses or Kathryn she always chooses Kathryn!

I cannot recommend Kathryn highly enough. She is a wonderful instructor who has a teaching style that children respond to. She is teaching our daughter to be a sensible, conscious rider who can be confident in her ability to keep herself and her horse safe.

Our thanks to Kathryn for her time, effort and kindness. We will continue lessons with Kathryn indefinitely.  She is simply fantastic!

Karen Geer September 2016


                                                                               

 

"I like all the little tips you give us Kathryn.  It helps us to be effective riders and your ponies listen to us.  It is so different from other places we have ridden, where you are told to get on and go. Your ponies have nice soft mouths too and are much easier to stop."

Zsabella Goldsack  9 years December 2014

 

 Our child is having difficulty riding our own pony

Our lessons are great for children who are having difficulty managing their own pony.  Your child will learn the skills and confidence to progress.  Ponies respond to clear signals and generally wish to please.  Problems usually arise due to constant unclear signals, ill fitting gear or your pony is sore.  Once we have established the problem, then we can teach your child how to be clear with their aids and the importance of focus and intention. We can then work towards a happy partnership with your pony. 

You are welcome to bring your own pony along or mix it up between using our ponies and your own which we find very successful. 

We start on our ponies so we can gauge your child's confidence and riding ability.

We have found our lessons are beneficial for parents who have little or no riding experience.  Through listening and being an active participant of which I encourage, then helping with homework set, you can be part of your child's riding experience.  You can learn to manage your child's riding at home.  This proves invaluable if the partnership has been a little difficult - you will learn to look for the signs, therefore most situations can be avoided.

 

Lesson Times

 Monday to Thursday

Weekends   Due to our busy party schedule it is rare that we can offer lessons in the weekends. You are welcome to put your child's name on our Casual Riding List.  If we are able to take lessons, we will email on a Tuesday the available times for the upcoming weekend.

 

Prices

After School & School Age $45incl per half hour lesson if booked and paid for at the beginning of a School Term $50 if late paid or paying installments

Preschool Lessons within school hours $40 per half hour.  First set of lessons we are happy to book in 5 lessons at a time so you can be sure of your child's interest. 

$55 incl per half hour Casual if not paid in full or a one off lesson

 

We provide helmets for up to 10 lessons and then recommend you purchase your own.  Spaces are limited.

 

  Yes please - it's time to ride

 

Contact us

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 [email protected]

or phone 0278080867

 

Extended trot

 I am not sure how my child will react around a pony 

Give it a go!   If you are not sure how your child will react to a real  pony  - why don't you visit. We will have a pony saddled for riding, your child can brush the pony, have a lead rein ride, or play in the barn.   We will be available for you for half an hour.  For the special price of $40incl you will feel at ease about booking lessons and have a lovely outing at the same time.  

 

Yes please -  lets Give it a go!

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Most children will also learn to ride bareback
 
 
Learning to keep the same rhythm down hill at trot



Mentoring our riders and preparing them to become competitive riders is a big thrill 

In riding a horse we borrow freedom - Helen Thomson