Riding lessons with Kathy

 Horse Riding Lessons

Affordable lessons at The Riding Patch will have you riding independently and with confidence before you know it!  

Kathy Angel is the Senior Instructor and has a unique teaching style with experience instructing all ages and abilities.   You can bring your own horse or enjoy the hospitality of of one of our school horses.  

We are into quality, not quantity so lessons will always start one on one.  We teach more than just riding - horse handling and safety become second nature.  

We cater for all interests - whether you are a beginning rider, love dressage, have showjumping dreams, are inspired by bareback or want the adventure of pleasure riding - 
we can help you realise your equine dreams!


Basic, Intermediate and Advanced
For children and adults

A program to learn all things horsey in preparation for horse ownership.  

Riding lessons and activities are great fun but do you know all the other things that need to be known so you have a happy and healthy horse?  

This program is specially designed by Kathy Angel, Manager and Senior Instructor, and each student will build a sound knowledge base incorporating both theory and practical experience. Programs held throughout the year.

Horsemanship with The Riding Patch

Encourage Gymkhanas

Riding Patch Encourage Gymkhanas are held twice a year and are always popular.  They are a great introduction for those wanting to compete.  

With lead rein, walk trot, walk trot & canter, country casual option, jumping and novelties there is something for everyone.  The event is a positive and supportive confidence building experience for all ages of riders from the little kids to the big kids (adults) and their horses. 

 Fees are paid by the class which includes insurance and there is no gate fee.  The event is fully catered at very reasonable prices.

Next gymkhana: 20th November 2016
check the Calendar for all the details.

Jump Clinic

Jump Clinic is an in-house opportunity for Riding Patch jumping students, past and present, to practice their skills in a fun and social learning environment.

Show your interest: info@theridingpatch.com.au

Horse jumping lessons

Horse riding birthday parties

Birthday Parties

Horse riding parties are lots of fun!

A lively afternoon for your guests and up to 8 riders with games on and off the ponies.

Riding Activity Programs

Riding Activity Programs give you and your horse the opportunity to learn, build confidence and experience the fun of horsing around with a group of like-minded horse loving people.  

These days are reserved for Riding Patch students and riders, past and present, and are a great way to meet new friends whilst having fun and learning group riding skills.
Check the Calendar for details of the next Riding Activity Program
Group riding lessons

learning Whip cracking

Whip Cracking Clinics

Cracking good fun for everyone!  Learn the great aussie art of whip cracking with Luke Fritsch, current Aust Men's Whip Crack Champion and Noella Angel, 2013 SA Senior State Champion. 

Clinics are held regularly and vary in duration from 3 hours to two days.  New skills can be mastered on the ground and then learn to crack the whip on Ned and Silver - our very static horses designed for the purpose of learning to whip crack on horse back.  

Pop down to  the The Royal Adelaide Show, Saturday 12 September, to see the Whip Cracking Comp - we'll be there!

Facilities Hire

The Riding Patch is proud to offer this beautifully developed facility for hire.  Whether you need an arena for an hour or you need a well equipped venue to enable the smooth and successful hosting of your event.   Facilities can be hired individually or as a complete package. 

The venue caters for all weather including:   
  • 20 x 60m half-covered arena 
  • 30 x 50m outdoor arena and 
  • Spectacular cattle arena that is 80m across.    

 The Shed provides a comfortable and rustic space for relaxing with a 6 burner BBQ, fridge and work benches.  

Self catering is welcome or talk to us if you would prefer to have your event fully catered. 

 There is also plenty of room for parking and bush camping.
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