Horse Riding

Horse Riding Lessons & Experiences

You asked and we listened!
Katherine Outback Experience is excited to now be providing Private (one-on-one) and Group 1/2 hour and 1 hour Horse Riding Lessons and Experiences for beginners through to advanced riders. Riders are welcome to ride one of our horses that will be matched to your skill level, or bring your own horse.

Not only are these Lessons/ Experiences educational, but they are great for fitness, leisure and building confidence. It is proven that animals can help alleviate stress, anxiety, depression and feelings of loneliness and social isolation. Animals may very well be the medicine we all need to get us through the current times.

Please contact us regarding special requests and tailored Lessons or Experiences.

1/2 Hour

Recommended for our beginner riders or those wanting a leisure experience.

1 Hour

A more in depth session tailored to the rider's ability, confidence level and goals. suited for those wanting to work on a specific issue with their own horse.

Tailored

Tailored to meet special requests such as half day or whole day clinics with multiple horses. please contact us direct.

Forms

All participants or Legal Guardians (if participant is under the age of 18 years) are to complete the Risk Waiver and Medical Form prior to your first session.

Our Team,
Skills & Expertise

Tom Curtain has over 30 years’ experience in training horses and has started over 2,000 horses in numerous disciplines including Campdrafting, Showing, Eventing, Racing and Pacing.

Tom has won numerous Campdrafts and Challenges including the 2013 Ultimate Colt Starting Championship.

Anyone who has seen Tom work with horses or dogs will know he has an affinity with animals. He has spent years studying their body language and behaviour.

Tom has a particular passion for teaching kids and adults to ride. He knows the impact animals can have on mental health and wellbeing as well as building confidence and independence.

Annabel Curtain

Annabel competed in her first one day event at just six years old and won her first camdpdraft when she was eight. She is an Open Campdraft Competitor and has won a number of WA Campdraft Rider State Titles.

Annabel Curtain

Shannon Carty

NT local Shannon has worked with a number of trainers interstate and considers starting her own horse Lewi one of her greatest achievements. She has a passion for sharing her knowledge and teaching others, as well as competing in a range of events including Campdrafting and the show ring.

Shannon Carty

Nicci Teitge

Nicci grew up riding horses, attending pony club and competing. she has worked with a number of racehorse trainers and on stations and properties throughout VIC, NSW and QLD. Nicci has a Bachelor Degree in Agricultural Business and enjoys competing in Campdrafts.

Nicci Teitge

Our Venue

We are based just 6 km from the Katherine Town Centre. We have a large 65 x 40 metre insulated undercover Arena and a second larger outdoor Campdraft Arena. We also offer off-farm rides down local roads and bush tracks.

Horse Riding Options & Rates

We are open Monday to Saturday from 10:00am to 5:30pm for Horse Riding Experiences. We offer both Experiences and Lessons including Group, Private one-on-one and Tailored sessions. Our Group sessions are currently restricted to a maximum of four participants unless special requests are made.

We also have a number of packages available including the Group Horse Riding Experiences.

Bookings can be made online by clicking the Book Now button below.

* Please note the Booking System we use applies a small Booking Fee that we are unable to absorb into the booking price. This fee was taken into consideration in pricing the Horse Rides. This fee covers costs for the third party Booking System.

Group Horse Riding Options

1/2 Hour Group Horse Ride Options

  • 1x Group Ride

    $ 55*

    1/2 Hour Ride (pp)

    One 1/2 Hour Group Ride

  • Block of 5x Group Rides

    $ 245*

    5x 1/2 Hour Rides (pp)

    Buy 5x 1/2 Hour Group Sessions now at a discounted rate and book later with your Unique Booking Code

  • Block of 10x Group Rides

    $ 455*

    10x 1/2 Hour Group Rides (pp)

    Buy 10x 1/2 Hour Group Sessions now at a discounted rate and book later with a Unique Booking Code

1 Hour Group Horse Ride Options

  • 1x Group session

    $ 85*

    1 Hour Ride (pp)

    1 Hour Group Ride

  • Block of 5x 1 Hour Group Sessions

    $ 395*

    5x 1 Hour Group Sessions (pp)

    Buy 5x 1 Hour Group Horse Ride sessions now at a discounted rate and book later with your Unique Booking Code

  • Block of 10x Group Sessions

    $ 755*

    10x 1 Hour Group Sessions (pp)

    Buy 10x Group Sessions now at a discounted rate and book later with a Unique Booking Code

Private Horse Riding Options

1/2 Hour private one-on-one Sessions

  • 1x Private Lesson

    $ 65*

    1/2 Hour

    One private 1/2 Hour Session (pp)

  • Block of 5x Private Sessions

    $ 295*

    5x 1/2 Hour Session (pp)

    Buy 5x 1/2 Hour sessions now at a discounted rate and book later with your Unique Booking Code

  • Block of 10x 1/2 Hour Private Sessions

    $ 555*

    10x 1/2 Hour Sessions (pp)

    Buy 10x 1/2 Hour Sessions now at a discounted rate and book later with a Unique Booking Code

1 Hour Private (one-on-one) Sessions

  • 1x 1 Hour Private Session

    $ 100*

    1 Hour Ride

    One 1 Hour Private Session

  • Block of 5x 1 Hour Private Sessions

    $ 470*

    5x 1 Hour Private Sessions

    Buy 5x 1 Hour Private Sessions now at a discounted rate and book later with your Unique Booking Code

  • Block of 10x 1 Hour Private Sessions

    $ 905*

    10x 1 Hour Sessions

    Buy 10x Sessions now at a discounted rate and book later with a Unique Booking Code

Tailored lessons and experiences

Please contact contact us directly by email or phone to discuss tailored options for you and/ or your horse.

Testimonials

April 2020: harrison absolutely loved his riding lesson with tom, he learnt so much and is keen to ride with him again. tom made harry feel safe and at ease with him. we would, without hesitation, recommend katherine outback experience horse riding lessons to anyone. it’s wonderful for young boys to have such a fantastic male role model within our community in a predominantly female dominated field. 

04/2020

April 2020: harrison absolutely loved his riding lesson with tom, he learnt so much and is keen to ride with him again. tom made harry feel safe and at ease with him. we would, without hesitation, recommend katherine outback experience horse riding lessons to anyone. it’s wonderful for young boys to have such a fantastic male role model within our community in a predominantly female dominated field. 

04/2020

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes! We are taking COVID-19 very seriously and are monitoring government advice. We continue to alter our Policies in response to restrictions. We are taking all measures to minimise risk to guests and staff. This includes:

  • Daily cleaning of seating, toilets and equipment
  • Cashless transactions encouraged
  • Cleaning of helmets, saddles and bridles following sessions
  • Availability of hand wash and sanitiser onsite

Please respect the health and safety of our team (and young family) and do not enter our property under the following circumstances:

  • If you have COVID-19 or somewhere you are living/ travelling with has COVID-19
  • If you have COVID-19 symptoms

We will happily reschedule your Ride should any of the above circumstances occur provided we are notified within cut-off times with the exception of snap hotspot lockdowns/ lockouts (in which case we will refund/ reschedule). There will be ramifications should it be found the above requests are ignored.

We offer horse riding for participants as young as 3 years old through to 60+ years of age.

Weight restrictions is limited to around 120kgs. If you are 100kgs or more, please let us know in the comments section when making your booking so we can match you to the best suited horse and maximise the time in which you are riding. This information remains confidential within our team. It also helps significantly if you include your height so we can match you to the right horse.

Closed-in shoes are essential.

Although not essential, we do recommend the following:

  • Sun smart attire including long pants and a long sleeved collared shirt is encouraged. Despite having an undercover arena, we often ride in the open paddock outdoor arena and bush tracks
  • Helmet if available provided it meets national standards. We do have helmets on hand that meet Australian Standards and are cleaned following every lesson. Bike helmets unfortunately do not meet these standards
  • Avoid large/ long jewellery that can get caught like rings, long necklaces and dangly earrings for added safety.

We accept NT Sport Vouchers for Horse Riding Lessons!

To use your Sports Voucher to make a booking you need to email your voucher to admin@katherineoutback.com.au.

We will then either:

  • Book you into the preferred date/ time and issue you a gift voucher with a booking code for you to redeem any remaining credit through our online booking system prior to the cut-off date of the voucher; or
  • Issue you a gift voucher with a booking code for the full value of the voucher for you to redeem via our online booking system prior to the cut-off date of the voucher.

Please note, if this is your first lesson, you will need to book a private lesson (as opposed to group lesson). We would also recommend the 1/2 hour lesson for your first lesson.

When you book a lesson/ experience, you have the option to book:

  • 1X session
  • A package of 5x sessions
  • A package of 10x sessions
  1. Click ‘book now’ (all book now buttons take you to the same page)
  2. Choose between the following options:
    • 1/2 Hour horse riding session
    • 1 Hour horse riding session
  3. Choose the date
  4. Choose the time
  5. Choose either:
    • 5X horse riding sessions
    • 10X horse riding sessions
  6. Fill in the required information and pay
  7. You will receive a confirmation email for the 1st lesson that will include a Unique Booking Code. You can then use this code to book the remaining 4x lessons or 9x sessions depending which package you chose.

To book lessons using your Unique booking code:

  1. Click ‘book now’ (all book now buttons take you to the same page)
  2. Choose the applicable lesson option relevant to the package you previously booked:
    • 1/2 Hour horse riding session
    • 1 Hour horse riding session
  3. Choose the date
  4. Choose the time
  5. Choose 1x horse riding session (not 5x or 10x as you did previously)
  6. Complete the requested information
  7. An additional information box will appear asking for your “gift certificate or lesson package code“. enter the code here. you will see the payment box will disappear.
  8. Click ‘complete your booking’
  9. Repeat process for remaining lessons as required.

Prior to the first lesson/ experience, all participants or legal guardians (if participant is under the age of 18 years) are required to complete the digital risk waiver and medical form.

Forms are only required to be signed prior to the first session unless your medical/ contact circumstances change or management requests otherwise.

No one is allowed to ride without completing the form and refunds/ vouchers will not be issued in a situation where a rider/ guardian refuses to sign the form where this occurs outside of cancellation/ amendment timeframes. forms completed on arrival during your allocated time-slot will not result in a longer horse ride.

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