A self ride means that you can get your horse ready, ride and then put your horse away afterwards during our opening hours. Self Rides suit advanced riders who don’t have the time or resources to commit to a lease. Self Rides are also good if you’d like to try what it feels like to be responsible for a horse and its exercise, before committing to a lease.
Self Rides are an opportunity to put into practice all that you’ve learned about safely fetching a horse, properly grooming and tacking up, doing an appropriate warm up, correctly exercising the horse, then properly taking care of the horse after a ride.
Self Rides are available to advanced riders only and for particular horses. Self rides can be a one-off, occasional or regular event. To be eligible for a Self Ride, riders must be having at least one weekly lesson with Sydney Horse and we must know you well.
We allow up to two hours for a Self Ride, no more than one hour of which can be ridden. Self Rides are $75 per session or $675 for a block of ten.
Sydney Horse determines who we consider to be an Advanced Rider and reserves the right to refuse a Self Ride for any reason.
Leasing a horse means that you can ride the same horse several times a week. Leasing and part-leasing is only available to riders we consider advanced, who have been riding with us for a while and who we know well. Riders are welcome to ride during our opening hours.
This entitles a rider to two shared lessons a week plus one self-ride. A good option for advanced riders who can ride three times a week. Part-leasing is $900 per calendar month (a saving of $250 per month, compared to package prices). If a person part leasing decides they would like additional lessons, these will be at the package price.
This entitles a rider to ride five days a week, for two shared lessons each week and three self-rides. Leasing is $1,300 per calendar month (a saving of $435 per month, compared to package prices). If a person who is leasing decides they would like additional lessons, these will be at the package price.
Conditions of part-leasing and leasing
- Payment must be made by the 20th of the month before. For example, if you are leasing for February, we must receive your payment by 20 January.
- Riders must commit to a lease for at least an initial six month period. After the first six months, leases can operate month to month.
- Leases are like rent – if you go on holidays, are unexpectedly away or are sick, you still need to pay your lease. Refunds or make up sessions are not available if you can’t ride during your lease period.
- If your particular horse is injured or unwell during your lease period, we will substitute another suitable horse until your own leased horse is recovered. In the event that another suitable horse is unavailable, we will refund the portion of your lease you are unable to ride because your horse is unavailable. Needless to say, if your horse is injured due to your actions, no refund will be available.
- Sydney Horse reserves the right to cancel and refund a lease or part lease at any time. We also reserve the right to refuse a lease or part lease for any reason.