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Lessons with an Equestrian Australia Qualified Coach

 Cost on a school horse/pony:

*Please note prices are going up in the new financial year*

Casual Private 1 hr lesson: $115.00

 Private 1 hr lesson Term Commitment: $100.00(each in a term commitment with upfront payment of 5-10 lesson)

Casual Private half hour lesson: $95.00

Casual Semi-Private 1 hr: $95.00 each 

Semi-Private 1 hr lesson Term Commitment: $75.00(each in a term commitment with upfront payment of 5-10 lesson)

Semi Private lessons are 2 riders (or more)- must be able to trot independantly &  must have ridden at Avoca Park before)

A Bit About Teachers 

Leanne Williams

Leanne is the proprietor of Avoca Park Equestrian. In the past 29 years she has achieved her Equestrian Australia, National Coaching Levels 1, 2 & 3 in Dressage. She is also a level 2 Jumping Equitation Judge and is Australia’s only licensed teacher in Philippe Karl’s School of Légèreté.


During her riding career Leanne trained and competed Avoca Black Saint to Grand Prix and in that time represented both Australia and Victoria. Leanne’s currently continuing the development of her riding with the School of Légèreté and studies many aspects in maintaining and improving the horse and rider wellbeing.


Leanne’s rates are charged higher than our normal coaches due to her qualifications. However she loves to know all her clients so it isnt uncommon for her to cover some of our other coach’s lessons occasionally.


Amy Bevans

Amy has over 8 years experience coaching young riders. She has lots of experience teaching groups and loves coaching and guiding riders with a passion for horses. Amy has recently taken on a full time role at Avoca Park and has become an integral part of the team.


Introduced to Avoca Park by Katie Watson (below). She has worked as Katie’s protege for almost a decade, with their sisterlike comraderie- we found ourselved welcoming Amy into our Avoca Park family long before she started working here.



Amy has nearly completed her prerequisite courses in her journey to become an EA Qualified Coach. It wont be long before she is fully qualified.


Shannon Price

Shannon is starting her assessments in 2022 to become a qualified EA Coach. Shannon works full time at Avoca Park and if often available for midday-midweek sessions. You will also meet Shannon over the weekends too. 




Shannon has been found to have an amazing rapport with riders that may need a bit more patience and understanding. Shannon has a very calm and quiet approach but knows how to challenge her riders to push themselves and become amazing riders.


More on Shannon coming soon! 


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Victoria (Vicky) Stewart 

Vicky has been a part of the Avoca Park family several years as a client riding with Leanne as her coach. Vicky has wanted to get her Equestrian Australia qualifications for a long time and partook in the courses starting in 2020. She is now a qualified Introductory EA Coach and we hired her at the beginning of February.


More on Vicky soon!







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Frank Thomson

Shannon is starting her assessments in 2022 to become a qualified EA Coach. Shannon works full time at Avoca Park and if often available for midday-midweek sessions. You will also meet Shannon over the weekends too. 


Frank comes from Queensland and commenced his horse career at Pony Club progressing to Dressage, Eventing and Show Horse. He has had many years of success competing at a high level, but now wishes to put back into what has been a much loved hobby, by encouraging others to constantly strive for improvement and enjoyment.



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Katie Watson

Katie Watson is an Introductory level coach with experience beyond her years. She has been a beloved coach of ours for over 2 years now. With her 10 years of coaching experience and EA qualification, Katie is equipped to teach beginners through to more experienced riders of all ages. Her independant teaching career has taken off, leaving her unavailable to coach with us at the weekends. If you are looking for a quality EA Coach to travel to you, we highly recommend Katie.


She does still drop in to help us with our school holiday clinics and runs our EA Introduction to Horse Management Course.



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