riding coaching


Riding Training Facility

An hour from central Sydney near the town of Picton, picturesque Wellington Park Equestrian Centre’s Riding School offers professional one-on-one training or group lessons.

Wellington Park’s dedicated coaches specialise in Cross-Country training for both horse and rider. Learn dressage, cross-country and show jumping in small groups or one-on-one.

What is Eventing?

Eventing is an Equestrian event which comprises dressage, cross-country and show jumping.

Dressage comprises an exact sequence of movements ridden in an enclosed arena in a graceful, relaxed, and precise manner. Riders and their horse are judged on balance, rhythm and suppleness, obedience of the horse, and its harmony with the rider.

While tackling a cross-country course, both horse and rider need to trust each other and require a high level of fitness. The course comprises 12-20 lower level fixed jumps and 30-40  higher levels throughout a long outdoor course. The course is a combination of solid fences, with various obstacles such as water, ditches, drops and banks. Many jumps allow part or all of the jump to collapse if hit with enough impact.

Show Jumping
The technical jumping skills of the horse and rider, including suppleness, obedience, fitness and athleticism are tested in Show Jumping. 12-20 brightly coloured fences are set up in an arena and can be knocked down, unlike solid cross-country obstacles. In addition to normal jumping skills, Show Jumping tests the fitness and stamina of the horse and rider.

Training for Eventing

Wellington Park Equestrian’s specialty is cross-country. Be guided by our Head Coach, Lauren Bentley who has over 20 years of eventing experience both here in Australia and in the UK. Previously Lauren worked for Olympian Shane Rose and was his groom for the 2014 World Equestrian Games. Lauren brings a wealth of knowledge and experience. Book your lesson today.

Our students have access to Wellington Park’s full cross country training course with jumps, including a water jump, ranging from 45cm up to 2* plus a grass incline gallop track. Our Cross-Country training facility is available for our students to practice on when accompanied by one of our qualified riding coaches.

Phone or email us to book your riding lesson at Wellington Park Equestrian.