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Lessons, Clinics & Camps

"Wonderful guides... Breathtaking setting"


“Wonderful guides (and amazing with the kids) in a breathtaking setting. Love that the new owner is an expert in natural horsemanship and they do not use metal bits with their horses.”

Emily Cunha

Liberty & Freestyle with Neil Pye

Level 1, offical or self assessed 

 3 Days

$900pp

Parelli Natural Horsemanship is known for building safety and respect between horses and their humans through love, language and leadership.

Date: 1-3 November 2024

Cost: $900 

Early Bird price: $825 if paid in full by 1st of August 2024. 

Clinic details


The art of Liberty can be summed up!  “When you take the halter and lead rope off, all that’s left is the truth”

Liberty is the ultimate test of your connection.

For the Horse;

Liberty helps your horse work on his gymnastic improvement and overall athletic capability. By creating good self carriage without a rider, a horse develops better posture and movement overall, which translates very well to the saddle.

For the Human:

Playing at Liberty helps you develop more control over your energy. As your horse learns to follow your suggestion, you learn how to be more effective and clear in making your suggestion. You learn the exact amount of energy it takes to get your horse out at a trot and at a canter, you also learn how to be more precise in your body language when you want your horse to back up, come forward, change direction, or make transitions.

Experience how your connection on the ground sets you and your horse up for Freestyle Riding, with or without a saddle…. a strong connection at Liberty can be the difference that makes the ‘difference’

LIMITED POSITIONS AVAILABLE.

Cost: $900 

Early Bird price: $825 if paid in full by 1st of August 2024. 

Prerequisites for this course: To set you up for success in these subjects, you would need to have completed a minimum of level 1 in the Parelli Natural Horsemanship program and ideally be progressing through the level 2 course material.  This pathway can be found and followed step by step here: https://community.parelli.com/share/c9AyJ-QKXPMzjGLg

This event will be followed by 2 days of advancing horsemanship for levels 3+. These two days will be a smaller, more exclusive clinic. Please talk to us if you’d like to book all 5 days!

Neil Pye will set you up to achieve your HORSEMANSHIP goals and dreams.

NO STALLIONS

Not able to bring your horse with you, but still wish to attend?:

Options to lease a horse and equipment. Please contact us to discuss finding the best possible equine partner for your course. 

HORSE GRAZING: 

We will have yards available for participants bringing their own horses. You will be required to keep the stalls clean and feed and water your own horses. 

CAMPING:

Camping may be available on site, but there are no showers, or book your own accommodation. There are a great many lovely Airbnb's and lodges in the Glenorchy region to choose from, with a variety of budget options. If you would like our assistance with booking accommodation or recommendations, please call 021766437 or email, bookings@lighthorseadventures.com

CATERING:

Tea, coffee and water available. You are welcome to BYO lunches and snacks, OR order them through Lighthorse at an additional charge. 

EQUIPMENT:

You will need to bring any equipment needed for your horse, feed for your horse, feed and water buckets, brushes, hoof picks, etc. 

REQUIRED EQUIPMENT FOR THIS CLINIC:

Helmet and riding apparel

Saddle or bareback pad and saddle blanket/pads

Carrot stick and savvy string

12ft, 22ft and 45ft lines

halter

Bridle or hackamore (depending on what you usually ride in)

We are riding out onto stones on the riverbed, your horse will need to either be shod, or have hoof boots. Cavallo hoof boots can be purchased through us if desired.

* If you do not have any of these items please let us know and we may be able to arrange lease or loan of these.

YOU WILL NEED TO BRING:

a notebook and pen

a camp chair

hat and sunscreen

water bottle

clothing for all conditions, the clinic will continue regardless of weather

Getting there


Driving yourself:
We are located in  the Dart Valley, Glenorchy. You will need to allow  1 hour to drive from Queenstown.

Our address is, 2 Swamp Road, Glenorchy, Otago, 9372. 

Horse Arrival:

Horses should arrive the day before the clinic so that they are settled in by the start time of the clinic. Please call to discuss your arrival time. 


What you need to know


NO STALLIONS

NO DOGS

Options to lease a horse and equipment. Please contact us to discuss finding the best possible equine partner for your course. 

HORSE GRAZING: 

We will have yards available for participants bringing their own horses. You will be required to keep the stalls clean and feed and water your own horses. 

CAMPING:

Camping may be available on site, but there are no showers, or book your own accommodation. There are a great many lovely Airbnb's and lodges in the Glenorchy region to choose from, with a variety of budget options. If you would like our assistance with booking accommodation or recommendations, please call 021766437 or email, bookings@lighthorseadventures.com

CATERING:

Tea, coffee and water available. You are welcome to BYO lunches and snacks, OR order them through Lighthorse at an additional charge. 

EQUIPMENT:

You will need to bring any equipment needed for your horse, feed for your horse, feed and water buckets, brushes, hoof picks, etc. 

REQUIRED EQUIPMENT FOR THIS CLINIC:

Helmet and riding apparel

Saddle or bareback pad and saddle blanket/pads

Carrot stick and savvy string

12ft, 22ft and 45ft lines

halter

Bridle or hackamore (depending on what you usually ride in)

We are riding out onto stones on the riverbed, your horse will need to either be shod, or have hoof boots. Cavallo hoof boots can be purchased through us if desired.

* If you do not have any of these items please let us know and we may be able to arrange lease or loan of these.

YOU WILL NEED TO BRING:

a notebook and pen

a camp chair

hat and sunscreen

water bottle

clothing for all conditions, the clinic will continue regardless of weather

Cancellation & Refunds

For Clinics: 

  • If a participant cancels more than 30 days from the clinic date, they are able receive a refund for any fees paid.
  • If a participant cancels less than 30 days from the clinic date, but more than 14 days before the clinic date, they will lose their deposit but will be refunded the other 50% paid.
  • If a participant cancels less than 14 days from the clinic date, they will not receive any refund.
  • All terms and conditions can be found here: https://www.lighthorseadventures.com/terms-conditions/

Private Lessons

All Levels

 60 Mins

$150 pp

Private riding and Natural Horsemanship coaching with Licenced Parelli Professional Lynetta Schionning.

Ride details


Private riding and Natural Horsemanship coaching with Licenced Parelli Professional Lynetta Schionning. Receive tuition on one of our awesome horses. Lessons are for 1 hour, longer lessons may be available to be booked by contacting Lighthorse Adventures on 021766437. 

Getting there


Driving yourself:
We are located in  the Dart Valley, Glenorchy. You will need to allow  1 hour to drive from Queenstown.

Transport / Transfers:
Unavailable at this time.

What you need to know


Our horses are not machines, and they have been trained with particular cues and communication. We don’t kick or yank our horses and you’ll be asked to use the methods that they are familiar with when you ride with us.

Our rider weight limit is 105kg, allowances for riders outside of this weight limit may be granted for experienced riders or for shorter rides, depending on the riders’ weight. Any allowances made by Lighthorse must be granted in writing and will be checked on the day.  

We have different sized horses for different sized people. But at the end of the day, horse riding is still an athletic activity and you need to be able to get on and get off safely without hurting yourself or the horse. Please be honest about your weight and ability as there will be no refunds if you’re turned away from your ride because inaccurate information was provided. If in doubt (call us) to discuss your needs prior to booking.

Cancellation & Refunds

Cancellations must be made with a minimum of 24 hours notice prior to the day of your booked ride to qualify for a booking re-schedule or refund. Cancellations and booking changes made after 30 days, but prior to 24 hours will incur a 10% of the total booking fee, cancellations made within 24 hours of the day of your booked ride are non-refundable.

All terms and conditions can be found here: https://www.lighthorseadventures.com/terms-conditions/

Parelli Natural Horsemanship
Level 1 Clinic

Level 1

4 Days

$390 pp

Level 1 - The Partnership level, focuses on safety on the ground. We will cover the 7 Games and how to play them to create a language, respect and trust. Parelli Natural Horsemanship is known for building safety and respect between horses and their humans through love, language and leadership.

Ride details


Learn the Natural Horsemanship program that has created more horsemen and women worldwide than any other.
Famous for helping ordinary horse lovers to get extraordinary results with their horses and changing the way we communicate and interact with our horses.


In this clinic will cover level 1 and 2 of the Parelli Program with a half day format over 4 days. The morning will be level 1 and the afternoon for level 2. Join in for both classes with your horse, or watch for the half day you’re not attending.

Level 1 - The Partnership level, focuses on safety on the ground. We will cover the 7 Games and how to play them to create a language, respect and trust.

Getting there


Driving yourself:
We are located in  the Dart Valley, Glenorchy. You will need to allow  1 hour to drive from Queenstown.

Transport / Transfers:
Unavailable at this time.

What you need to know


Our horses are not machines, and they have been trained with particular cues and communication. We don’t kick or yank our horses and you’ll be asked to use the methods that they are familiar with when you ride with us.

Our rider weight limit is 105kg, allowances for riders outside of this weight limit may be granted for experienced riders or for shorter rides, depending on the riders’ weight. Any allowances made by Lighthorse must be granted in writing and will be checked on the day.  

We have different sized horses for different sized people. But at the end of the day, horse riding is still an athletic activity and you need to be able to get on and get off safely without hurting yourself or the horse. Please be honest about your weight and ability as there will be no refunds if you’re turned away from your ride because inaccurate information was provided. If in doubt (call us) to discuss your needs prior to booking.

Cancellation & Refunds

For Clinics: 

  • If a customer cancels more than 30 days from the clinic date, they are able receive a refund for any fees paid.
  • If a customer cancels less than 30 days from the clinic date, but more than 14 days before the clinic date, they will lose their deposit but will be refunded the other 50% paid.
  • If a customer cancels less than 14 days from the clinic date, they will not receive any refund.
  • All terms and conditions can be found here: https://www.lighthorseadventures.com/terms-conditions/
  • Parelli Natural Horsemanship
    Level 2 Clinic

    Level 2

     4 Days

    $390 pp

    Level 2 - The Harmony level, is both on the ground and ridden. Now we are safe, we focus on really starting to have fun with our horses and we learn how to be a leader and dance partner for them. You will build more connection on the ground and begin your journey of Freestyle riding (riding without contact building to bridle-less). Parelli Natural Horsemanship is known for building safety and respect between horses and their humans through love, language and leadership.

    Ride details


    Learn the Natural Horsemanship program that has created more horsemen and women worldwide than any other. Famous for helping ordinary horse lovers to get extraordinary results with their horses and changing the way we communicate and interact with our horses.

    In this clinic will cover level 1 and 2 of the Parelli Program with a half day format over 4 days. The morning will be level 1 and the afternoon for level 2. Join in for both classes with your horse, or watch for the half day you’re not attending.

    Level 2 - The Harmony level, is both on the ground and ridden. Now we are safe, we focus on really starting to have fun with our horses and we learn how to be a leader and dance partner for them. You will build more connection on the ground and begin your journey of Freestyle riding (riding without contact building to bridle-less).

    Cost
    Level 1: $390
    Level 2: $390
    Both levels: $700.
    Horse and equipment hire available. This clinic is instructed by graduate of the Parelli Program and 3 star licensed Parelli Professional Lynetta Schionning.

    For more information on Parelli and what it can do for you and your horse, visit https://shopus.parelli.com/ 

    Getting there


    Driving yourself:
    We are located in  the Dart Valley, Glenorchy. You will need to allow  1 hour to drive from Queenstown.

    Transport / Transfers:
    Unavailable at this time.

    What you need to know


    Our horses are not machines, and they have been trained with particular cues and communication. We don’t kick or yank our horses and you’ll be asked to use the methods that they are familiar with when you ride with us.

    Our rider weight limit is 105kg, allowances for riders outside of this weight limit may be granted for experienced riders or for shorter rides, depending on the riders' weight. Any allowances made by Lighthorse must be granted in writing and will be checked on the day.

    We have different sized horses for different sized people. But at the end of the day, horse riding is still an athletic activity and you need to be able to get on and get off safely without hurting yourself or the horse. Please be honest about your weight and ability as there will be no refunds if you’re turned away from your ride because inaccurate information was provided. If in doubt (call us) to discuss your needs prior to booking.

    Cancellation & Refunds

     For Clinics: 

  • If a customer cancels more than 30 days from the clinic date, they are able receive a refund for any fees paid.
  • If a customer cancels less than 30 days from the clinic date, but more than 14 days before the clinic date, they will lose their deposit but will be refunded the other 50% paid.
  • If a customer cancels less than 14 days from the clinic date, they will not receive any refund.
  • All terms and conditions can be found here: https://www.lighthorseadventures.com/terms-conditions/
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    We offer tailor made packages through the stunning surrounds of the Dart Valley. Let us create the perfect  experience,  just for you.