Equestrian is a recreational and competitive horse riding sport that has disciplines which involve both mounted and unmounted activities.

The disciplines are:

  • dressage and para equestrian
  • show jumping
  • eventing, vaulting
  • carriage driving


Be calm around the horse, they feel more secure when you are confident.


  • Increased core strength
  • Develop self confidence
  • Make new friends


To begin you will need long trousers, a long sleeved shirt, a riding helmet, gloves and sturdy boots with a small heel.

Seasons / typical registration period

Horse riding is an all year round activity with no set registration date. Check with your local club for exact registration dates.

Approximate participation costs

The costs involved will vary across clubs but an introductory lesson would last for 30 minutes and will cost approximately $80-120.

Levels of competition

The levels of competition vary depending on the discipline you are involved in.

Equestrian organisations

Equestrian Australia