Hi! I’m Aleana – I’ll be the one providing most of the lessons with a little help from my sister as an assistant instructor. I grew up on a property riding out on trails from a young age. During this time I had a lot of experiences such as cheeky ponies and runaway horses. This allowed me to experience all types of behaviors in horses and challenge myself.
When I was only 7 I decided to canter on my dad 15hh Appaloosa x Stock Horse without permission and I met the ground not just physically but my pride as well. I then went on a long journey to rebuild my confidence as a rider. I believe this experience helped me to very aware of my surroundings and has made me a cautious rider, staying in tune with where the horse is at all the time. It is my absolute passion to help people rebuild their confidence and enjoy their horses. It doesn’t all have to be about training regimes or competition but simply getting along with your horse and feeling safe around them again.
It is our mission that everyone understands the responsibilities of owning a horse and how to care for them. This is why we incorporate this in our lessons so… your learning much more than riding! Everyone starts fresh at Wollemi Hills, there is no judgment on what you do and do not know, all we ask is that you come with a heart to learn, learn from us and from your horse. Everyone is always learning on their horse journey – we are still learning! and you can only start with what you have. We’ll assist you with natural horsemanship methods and help you to understand the way your horse thinks. Horses have so much to teach us if we choose to listen.
In case you need the paper…
I’m a qualified Riding Instructor with
– Horse Safety Australia Instructor and Trail guide
– PCA Preliminary Instructor
– Certificate III in Performance Horse with TAFE NSW
– A saddle fitting statement of attainment
On top of this, I have worked in the horse industry in areas such as trail riding, school riding, endurance riding, classical, pony club, etc.
Competing for a little fun in Team Penning and Show Jumping
I am also currently studying for my Introductory Coaching course with Equestrian Australia.
Lydia, has been riding since she was knee-high. She is an experienced rider competing in show jumping and other various events with her horse Dakota and will be assisting with Group lessons on most occasions.
We look forward to meeting you!
If you would like to inquire about riding at Wollemi Hills or just have any general questions please do not hesitate to contact us.
Address: 245A The Inlet Road Bulga NSW