July School Holiday Program for Katherine Locals!

June 20, 2022
By Katherine Out Back Experience

Katherine Outback Experience is excited to be working with the Department of Chief Minister Office to deliver two School Holiday Programs to Katherine Locals on Tuesday 5 July 2022!

1. Half Day Horsemanship Clinic 1 – Tuesday 5 July (SOLD OUT)

The half day Horsemanship Workshop is an introduction to Horse Riding targeting young people aged 10-17 years who do not have regular access to horses. The workshop will cover:

  • Catching and tying up horses safely
  • Grooming horses including types brushes and how to use them
  • Types of tack and how to tack-up a horse
  • Riding horses including walk, stop and turning. Depending on the confidence of the riders, they may have an opportunity to trot. We will assist them around an obstacle course
  • First Aid, nutrition and health of horses

The workshop will include morning tea and lunch. Participants will be presented with a Certificate of Completion of the Katherine Outback Experience Introductory Horsemanship Workshop.

Participants are required to have a waiver signed by a parent or guardian in order to work with and ride the horses. Participants will need to wear closed-in shoes and are encouraged to wear sun smart attire including long pants, long sleeve shirt and a hat.

Get your tickets here.

2. Outback Show – Tuesday 5 July

As part of the School Holiday Program, Katherine Outback Experience is providing a full two hour show for Katherine based Youth and their family completely FREE! 

This is an event for local Katherine youth aged 10 to 17 years to enjoy with their family. It has been generously funded and supported by the Department of Chief Minister. A stipulation from the Department is that at least one child must be between 10 years and 17 years in the booking. A maximum of 2 adults per family may book with their children. 

The show will include horse training and working dog demonstrations and hands-on fun for the kids. As always, there will also be a few extra surprises and plenty of opportunities to interact with the animals. This show is tailored to the kids and is not a Standard Katherine Outback Experience Show.

Seats are limited and will be served on a “first in best dressed basis”. Please register your tickets today!

Gates open 4:30pm for a 5:00pm start.

If you acquire tickets and can no longer attend, please cancel your ticket so another family can enjoy the event. 

A special thank you to the Department of Chief Minister for generously coordinating the School Holiday Program and supporting local small businesses.

Get tickets here.

3. Half Day Horsemanship Clinic 1 – Thursday 7 July

The half day Horsemanship Workshop is an introduction to Horse Riding targeting young people aged 10-17 years who do not have regular access to horses. The workshop will cover:

  • Catching and tying up horses safely
  • Grooming horses including types brushes and how to use them
  • Types of tack and how to tack-up a horse
  • Riding horses including walk, stop and turning. Depending on the confidence of the riders, they may have an opportunity to trot. We will assist them around an obstacle course
  • First Aid, nutrition and health of horses

The workshop will include morning tea and lunch. Participants will be presented with a Certificate of Completion of the Katherine Outback Experience Introductory Horsemanship Workshop.

Participants are required to have a waiver signed by a parent or guardian in order to work with and ride the horses. Participants will need to wear closed-in shoes and are encouraged to wear sun smart attire including long pants, long sleeve shirt and a hat.

Get your tickets here.

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