WHAT IF I HAVEN’T RIDDEN BEFORE?

Dalson Park’s coaches are very experienced at teaching beginners of all ages how to safely ride and enjoy horses, so please contact us to discuss your riding goals.

ARE YOU EXPERIENCED COACHES?

Our six wonderful coaches and owners have a combined 120 years’ experience in the equine industry, most of whom have also been riding since childhood.

HOW DO I BOOK LESSONS WITH YOU?

The best way is to give us a call, or fill in our contact form so that we can call you back, and discuss your individual needs so we can choose the right lesson type for you.

ANSWERS TO OUR MOST COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Many people dream of learning to ride a horse, or honing their skills, and do have a lot of horse riding questions about what’s involved and what Dalson Park can offer. We have collected our most frequently asked questions here to help guide you.

Please feel free to browse the rest of our website, fill in our contact form to ask a question, or just call us and one of our friendly staff will answer all your queries.

Please see our Prices page or contact us to discuss which of our lesson types would suit you.

Absolutely, we are more than happy to help train you with your own horse. Just give us a call to make the arrangements.

Yes, all family and friends are welcome to come and view a rider’s lesson.

Yes, friends and family are welcome to come and watch you ride in your lessons.

Yes of course. Horse riding lessons are a great present for your loved ones, and even if you’re not sure what kind of lessons your loved one needs, we also have gift vouchers available.

Our coaches are not RDA qualified so we cannot provide lessons in this situation. Please contact RDA Queensland to find an RDA approved centre near you.

All our lessons are in high demand and spots book out quickly. We recommend booking all lessons at least 2 to 3 weeks in advance.

You will need to wear long pants, fully enclosed shoes (flat heeled boot) and a T-shirt or polo shirt. Dalson Park has helmets you can borrow for your lesson.

Park on the road outside the centre, come down the stairs, and into the Indoor Arena. Your coach will be waiting near the grandstand for you.

We ask that all riders arrive about 10 minutes prior to their lesson scheduled time. Lessons run to time and riders that are late will miss out on riding time.

Dalson Park requires a minimum of 24 hours’ notice for cancellation of all group lessons. Make-up lessons will be offered if the correct notice is given. For Private Lessons and/or Assessment Lessons, a minimum of 48 hours’ notice is required to cancel. No refunds are offered on Private or Assessment Lessons cancellations.

Cancellation Procedure: To cancel your lesson please text 0448 034 514 with your name and lesson time. Cancelling via text logs your cancellation time. If you are cancelling within the required notice period, you will be contacted to organise a make-up lesson.

Unfortunately, Dalson Park does not offer trail rides.

Unfortunately, due to Occupational Health and Safety, no unsupervised people are allowed on the property. Staff are busy with their normal duties and don’t have time to supervise. Please feel free to book a lesson to get your horse fix.

Yes all horses at Dalson Park are Hendra vaccinated.

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WHAT OUR RIDERS SAY

I absolutely love Dalson Park, the whole team (people and horses) are all absolutely wonderful.

I highly recommend Dalson Park to anyone interested in going to an excellent riding school. Also conveniently located just a couple of minutes off the M1!

Natasha, Adult Rider

Nothing else feels like riding a horse. It’s the most relaxed, connected feeling. You simply have to try it, and Dalson Park is the best place to do that.

Robin, Adult Rider