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.
Recommended for our beginner riders or those wanting a leisure experience.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
1/2 Hour Group Horse Ride Options
1/2 Hour Ride (pp)
One 1/2 Hour Group Ride
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
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
1 Hour Ride (pp)
1 Hour Group Ride
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
10x 1 Hour Group Sessions (pp)
Buy 10x Group Sessions now at a discounted rate and book later with a Unique Booking Code
1/2 Hour private one-on-one Sessions
One private 1/2 Hour Session (pp)
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
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
1 Hour Ride
One 1 Hour Private Session
5x 1 Hour Private Sessions
Buy 5x 1 Hour Private Sessions now at a discounted rate and book later with your Unique Booking Code
10x 1 Hour Sessions
Buy 10x Sessions now at a discounted rate and book later with a Unique Booking Code
Please contact contact us directly by email or phone to discuss tailored options for you and/ or your horse.
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:
Please respect the health and safety of our team (and young family) and do not enter our property under the following circumstances:
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:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will then either:
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:
To book lessons using your Unique booking code:
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.
When making your online booking, please note you will be bringing your own horse in the comments and let us know of any specific issues you would like to work on so we can prepare accordingly. the more information you can provide, the easier it will be for our team to identify the cause of the issues and possible solutions.
We are now offering group horse riding sessions
We can now offer tailored clinics of up to twelve participants to match your goals and issue points. this may include a 1/2 day, full day, 2-day and 3-days clinics. we do have to work these around our bust tourism schedule and we do need to achieve a minimum number of bookings to make them viable.
The booking system we use applies a small booking fee that we are unable to absorb into the price. this fee was taken into consideration in pricing the horse riding sessions.
The online booking system allows instant bookings at any time of the day or night without the need to phone or email katherine outback experience staff and await a reply. unfortunately our small team does not have the current capacity to be in the office full time around meetings, feeding and training animals, running shows and lessons, and raising a young family.
Some of the many benefits of this booking system include:
The following outlines how to buy a gift certificate:
The gift card will be emailed to you and will include a unique booking code/ gift card number.
How to redeem a gift card/ certificate:
We send out “reminder emails” 24 hours before your scheduled visit. please read these emails as they contain important information in preparation for your ride.
We require payment at the time of booking unless agreed otherwise with management.
We understand that plans change. we are happy to rebook your horse riding experience or lesson at an alternative time and/ or date, issue a voucher to be used at a later date or provide a full refund for cancellations made at least 72 hours (3 days) prior to the horse riding session.
For cancellations made within 72 hours prior to the booking, refunds will not be issued unless in extenuating circumstances as deemed by management. amendments within this timeframe will attract a $35 amendment fee to cover staff costs. we roster our staff around bookings. unfortunately last minute changes make it very difficult to fill that space in our schedules.
Lessons are booked back-to-back. if you are running late, please contact us on 1300818612. although it cannot be guaranteed, we will do our best to fit you in subject to existing bookings. although we will try to make it work, at times, it is simply not possible to extend your horse riding experience in such cases where you are at fault.
We will do our best to fit you in however this will not always be possible. should you be running late, we request you phone ahead to let us know on 1300 818 612.
Unless in extenuating circumstances, you will not be eligible for a refund. we can not guarantee you will get the full length of your booking in cases where you are at fault.