Our horse riding lessons at the Outlook Riding Academy in Terrigal will help you to build your skills, knowledge and confidence on the ground and in the saddle. Riders can expect a fun and safe learning experience. Lessons may be presented in an arena, a small or large paddock, or on a short ride out. 

Riding lessons span for one hour, and include catching, grooming, tacking up the horse and riding. Some lessons may also include washing and feeding. We value horsemanship and horse-wisdom as much as mounted learning so riders will be provided with opportunities to learn with, from, and on the horse. 

Wet Weather: Our lesson plans are creative, fun and adaptive and will continue during wet weather. Your lesson may be held in the stable or shed and may also include horse theory and wisdom. 


Horse Riding Assessment

New horse riders will start their journey with an initial assessment. This is a private session for 1 hour, which allows us to evaluate the riders horse knowledge, safety awareness and riding ability. The assessment will inform their individually designed equine program. 

Private Horse Riding Lessons

This is our most popular lesson as your will receive 1:1 support and instruction for the hour. Private lessons are $99.

Parent and Child Riding Package

The parent and child riding package is a fun 1 hour experience. It can include a trail ride, horsemanship skills and games on horseback. The participants will receive a gift pack to take home.

Price is $198 for 1 hour per 2 riders (Additional riders $77 per person)

(Insurance included in both prices)

Ride and Gourmet Picnic Package

For a unique equine experience, we invite you and your friends to enjoy a private group ride with a gourmet picnic to follow. The experience will commence with an introduction to horses and horse-wisdom, include grooming, horse riding, and a horse ride out followed by a light gourmet picnic. This will include wine for groups over 18 years.

2 Person Package price is $198 (Additional riders $77 per person)

(Please advise of any dietary requirements at the time of booking)


For those who are new and/or nervous around horses, we can start with awareness, theory, and lessons on foot, before progressing into the saddle. There is no limit to horse-wisdom and skill acquisition on the ground.

Group Lessons

Lessons can be provided for groups of two to four riders of similar ability. Where possible, we will match buddies of the same age, ability and interests. Group lessons are an effective way of learning through shared problem solving, and giving and receiving feedback. Group lessons are $77 per person.

Pony Leads

Pony leads are a safe, supportive and fun way to introduce children to ponies and horses. We have a number of paddocks and a short rainforest track for leads to explore. Participants will learn the skills of awareness, safety, grooming, and horsemanship.

Children with Higher Needs

Sam has extensive teaching experience with children and adolescents affected by attentional, behavioural and emotional difficulties, both in the classroom and in the paddock. Please phone to discuss your child’s individual strengths and difficulties.