Our EA programs runs at the same time as the school terms. Each Saturday we offer a morning program (7.30 am to 11.30am). This horse riding program is for children 12 years and older.

For children under 12 please see our Hoofbeats Program.

EA (Equestrian Australia) – Over 12’s

For children 12yrs and older, Wattle Creek offers children the chance to achieve various EA Certificates. The EA program offers the required training and assessment for the Equestrian Australia Riding and Horse Management Certificates to the general public (you don’t need to own a horse to complete these certificates).

The training you receive at Wattle Creek prepares the horse rider for their assessment and certification with SSTA’s (Skill Specific Trainer and Assessor) whom asses the Introductory Certificates in Riding and Horse Management and Coach Educators who assess Level 1 and higher. We offer this training on a Saturday morning as per the above times.

The EA Program horse riders mostly ride in squads of 2 to 4 riders for longer periods of time. One on one lessons also occur if the Coach feels the riders need more intense focus as the riders abilities develop. Like our Hoofbeats program, rider logs are updated after each horse riding lesson to ensure each child has continuity to their lesson. These logs are also for Parents so that they can follow their childs’ progress.

The EA Program requires a single registration for each of the Introductory Certificates with Equestrian Australia.  We will walk you through this at the time of joining.

Want to know more about the EA Programs?

This program is designed for kids with no or little previous horse riding experience. The Introductory program provide a basis for riders to move on to higher levels. The program is also suitable for anyone wanting to learn more about horses and for those children that are seeking recognition of their current horse riding skills. The program covers the variety of skills and knowledge needed to perform equestrian riding up to and including Preliminary Level Dressage, including safety when riding in the open.
This program enhances the riders ability developed through the Introductory Riding Program by covering the skills, knowledge and concepts that will enable to the rider to ride/compete up to and including novice dressage, 90cm and above jumping and Eventing cross country courses with fences to 80cm.
This program covers the basic concepts of general horse management, essential to the provision of minimum standards of horse welfare and practice. It is designed for kids with no previous horse management experience and therefore is essential for any child starting out in horse care or for persons with little experience wanting to learn more.
This program further develops the basic concepts covered in the Introductory course with a focus towards the care of performance horses for sport activities (.i.e. Dressage, Eventing, Jumping etc).

What does the EA program cost?

TERM 1 2017 EA PROGRAM

$1135

EVERY SATURDAY
9 WEEKS

28th JANUARY to 25th MARCH
Squad Riding or 30 minute private riding lesson
Horse Maintenance
How to Saddle a Horse
Morning/Afternoon sessions
Rider logs for lesson continuity
Morning/Afternoon tea available
Full payment required at the start of the program

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TERM 2 2017
EA PROGRAM

$1135

EVERY SATURDAY
9 WEEKS

22nd APRIL to 17th JUNE
Squad Riding or 30 minute private riding lesson
Horse Maintenance
How to Saddle a Horse
Morning/Afternoon sessions
Rider logs for lesson continuity
Morning/Afternoon tea available
Full payment required at the start of the program

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TERM 3 2017 EA PROGRAM

$1135

EVERY SATURDAY
9 WEEKS

15th JULY to 9th SEPTEMBER
Squad Riding or 30 minute private riding lesson
Horse Maintenance
How to Saddle a Horse
Morning/Afternoon sessions
Rider logs for lesson continuity
Morning/Afternoon tea available
Full payment required at the start of the program

BOOKED OUT

TERM 4 2017 EA PROGRAM

$1135

EVERY SATURDAY
9 WEEKS

7th OCT to 2nd DECEMBER
Squad Riding or 30 minute private riding lesson
Horse Maintenance
How to Saddle a Horse
Morning/Afternoon sessions
Rider logs for lesson continuity
Morning/Afternoon tea available
Full payment required at the start of the program

BOOKED OUT

2018

TERM 1 2018 EA PROGRAM

$1135

EVERY SATURDAY
9 WEEKS

27th JANUARY to 24th MARCH
Squad Riding or 30 minute private riding lesson
Horse Maintenance
How to Saddle a Horse
Morning/Afternoon sessions
Rider logs for lesson continuity
Morning/Afternoon tea available
Full payment required at the start of the program

TERM 2 2018
EA PROGRAM

$1260

EVERY SATURDAY
10 WEEKS

21st APRIL to 23rd JUNE
Squad Riding or 30 minute private riding lesson
Horse Maintenance
How to Saddle a Horse
Morning/Afternoon sessions
Rider logs for lesson continuity
Morning/Afternoon tea available
Full payment required at the start of the program

TERM 3 2018 EA PROGRAM

$1135

EVERY SATURDAY
9 WEEKS

21st JULY to 15th SEPTEMBER
Squad Riding or 30 minute private riding lesson
Horse Maintenance
How to Saddle a Horse
Morning/Afternoon sessions
Rider logs for lesson continuity
Morning/Afternoon tea available
Full payment required at the start of the program

TERM 4 2018 EA PROGRAM

$1135

EVERY SATURDAY
9 WEEKS

13th OCT to 8th DECEMBER
Squad Riding or 30 minute private riding lesson
Horse Maintenance
How to Saddle a Horse
Morning/Afternoon sessions
Rider logs for lesson continuity
Morning/Afternoon tea available
Full payment required at the start of the program

Registration / Waiver Form

All riders must complete our Registration / Waiver form before they are eligible to ride. Below is a PDF copy that you can print and fill in to save time when you arrive. This form is updated every 12 months.

Download Waiver

EA Program Conditions.

  • Riders must arrive 10 mins prior to commencement of the training session; lessons will start and finish at the scheduled time.
  • 24 hour notice is the minimum required to cancel a Saturday training session due to any circumstance (sickness, injury, other commitments).  If received within the correct time frames a “Make-up” lesson can be arranged prior to the start of the new Term.  The lesson of the training session is made up only. If no notification is received then the Saturday training session including the riding lesson is forfeited.  Cancellation of a booking must be received within working hours (Mon to Sat – not Sun) 24hrs prior to the booked lesson to be accepted. This can be received via email, text or phone message.
  • Weather – due to safety reasons, riding lesson component of Saturday Training Sessions will be cancelled if rain conditions becomes too heavy or heat temperature exceeds 38°C. Internal training sessions still continue in inclement weather and the rider will receive a “Wet Weather Make-Up” Lesson to be arranged by the client before the start of the next term.