Our Group Lessons bring a social aspect and allow you to learn from the instructor in a fun, interactive and collaborative environment. For group lessons we normally recommend and group riders of similar riding levels to make the lesson inclusive and rewarding for the entire group. Lessons have a maximum of 3 riders, this ensures a good balance of attention is provided to all riders by the instructor.
At Maywood your welcome to group with your friends and family, generally this is a great idea if you are all starting your horse riding journey at the same time. If you want to join a group, our friendly team can assist to build a group for you with other Maywood students. We may, however, request you attend a 2-3 private lessons so we can assess your riding level so as to make a good match with other riders.
Your welcome to bring your own horse(s) (float parking with turn around available) or use on our school horses (included). Helmets are provided, but your welcome to bring your own. Any equipment you bring (tack) however on safety and training grounds we may not allow it to be used.
New to horse riding in a group?
Horse riding can be intimidating, and for some can add stress in a group lesson environment, but we assured your in safe and very highly experienced hands at Maywood. We understand that in a group you may feel anxious but have the confidence our instructors know how to break the ice, calm nerves and focus on your riding and having fun.
Parents: Kids riding in groups
Unlike adults, in a group situation kids like to show off their skills, its, therefore, asked so our instructors can best understand how your child learns and may respond to their peers that they have 2-3 private lessons beforehand.
What to bring, wear...?
Riders will need:
- – Sun safe shirts
- – Long pants (jeans, jodhpur’s, tights or leggings)
- – Helmet that meets safety regulations (MayWood will supply these, but your welcome to BYO)
- – Closed in shoes, ideally boots if not riding boots.
- – Hat
- – Water Bottle
and of course a smile.
We look forward to you making a booking and experiencing Maywood Equestrian and Horse Riding School. We are passionate about becoming Gympie’s and the Sunshine Coast’s premier riding school and would love you to be involved in our journey.