Submit your club to the Horse SA Club Directory: for Horse SA members only.
The Adelaide Plains Equestrian Club (APEC) is a not for profit club established by a group of local horse enthusiasts who want to create a multi-discipline club to provide a benefit to horse owners, riders and social enthusiasts. The main goal of this club is to create a friendly, relaxed environment to encourage all members to participate in enjoyable & safe horse riding, ownership and other equine related social or educational pursuits.
Where like minded people, riding their own horses, enjoy the Australian countryside. Trail rides are conducted once or twice a month within a 50 km radius of Adelaide, South Australia. Periodically, weekend rides are held further a field, with an extended annual ride to places such as the Flinders Ranges.
This association holds the Stud Books in Australasia for the Purebred Spanish Horse, the Australian Andalusian, the Hispano-Arabe, the Partbred Andalusian and shares, with the Lusitano Association of Australasia, the Stud Book for the Purebred Iberian Horse (Pure Spanish x Pure Lusitano).
The Australian Miniature Pony was derived from selectively breeding down to reduce the size of the known pony and horse breeds. Decades of dedicated breeding, refining height and conformation, has achieved the breed as it is seen today. Ponies must not exceed 87 cm. as measured at the withers.
0434 962 028
The Australian Stock Horse Society was established in 1971 in Scone, New South Wales with the aim of preserving and promoting the bloodlines of the Australian Stock Horse, recognised for its versatility and superior performance amongst work and leisure breeds. Today the Society is Australia’s largest equine recreational and pleasure association, with a loyal and growing membership of more than 9,500 individuals and in excess of 180,000 registered horses in the Stud Book. Contact Secretary of ASH SE Branch Alison Gordon for local information.
ATHRA was formed way back in 1972 to fill a much needed gap for those people who enjoyed horses, our heritage, the outdoors and camaraderie all encompassed within a non- competitive leisure horse pursuit. Today ATHRA boasts over 115 clubs nationally with a membership base of approximately 3500 members. ATHRA is structured to optimise the benefits to its members, it has a National, State and Club based management. ATHRA is primarily a leisure trail horse riding organisation that provides to its members the ability to ride anywhere that permits horse access and with any ATHRA club. What this means is once you become an ATHRA club member, you belong to a national organisation, which effectively opens up the whole of Australia to our members and wherever they travel with their horse, they’re sure to be welcomed by the local club and enjoy the riding and hospitality of that area.
n ‘A’ Class member of the World Breeding Federation for Sport Horses (WBFSH) ensuring pedigrees of AWHA Ltd registered horses are accepted by other overseas breed societies. The WBFSH is the major connection between the breeding organisations of sport horses and the international equestrian sport (FEI). Horses bred under the AWHA Ltd banner: Meet with the Association’s breeding guidelines to provide assurance of the quality of horses, can point to generations of proven pedigree, and are bred for performance riding.
The Barossa Light Horse Historical Association is currently the only active light horse living history troop in South Australia. The troop is based near the small township of Williamstown, located on the fringes of the Barossa Valley wine growing region.
0408 050 622
Metro Zone Pony Club in Adelaide SA. Committed to providing best locations and best instructors for our riders. A variety of riding locations are sourced for member activities.
0409 922 049
Meets at the Burra Showground
Dilutes Australia’s SA branch is excited to be a part of a nationally recognised society for dilute horses, as a branch we are working very hard to give horse owners a chance to show there horses in led and ridden classes all over South Australia.
DCSA is a non-profit making organisation who provide Official and Associate competitions and Critique Days ranging from Preparatory to Grand Prix.
DCSA was the first dressage club in South Australia, having been started by Tom Roberts in the early 1950s. Initially, the club met weekly on Saturday mornings in Adelaide’s South Parklands, near where the hockey fields are located.
Later, with the untiring dedication of John Vaughan, a Sargeant in the Mounted Police, and Tom Roberts, the club found a permanent home on the narrow isthmus of the parklands between the Torrens and the railway lin
The Equine Dental Association of Australia (EDAA) is the oldest horse dentist association in Australia. The EDAA assists in delivering Certificate IV in Equine Dentistry ACM40512. EDAA has 35 fully accredited and fully insured members who provide, humane, routine, dental care to horses, ponies and donkeys. Our members can assist horse owners with advice aimed at improving the longevity and well-being of their beloved horses.
A family friendly focused hunt club established in 1983. Lovely runs with great jumps & excellent road following for all.
To provide a safe and pleasant environment for people of all ages to ride and enjoy horse related activities, whilst learning to care for and manage their horses, associated equipment and improve their riding skills. Gawler River Pony Club sets a program of rallies and varied activities. Rallies on our grounds generally consist of a morning and afternoon session, with the canteen operating for lunch and refreshments. Rallies are generally held on the second and fourth Sunday during the months of February thru November.
The Gawler Trail Horse Riders Club encourages a non-competitive, social trail riding group. Members have all sorts of horses from Pony to Draft & saddlery from English to Western & all sorts in between. Club trail rides are held at least once each month, training days and camps. Trail rides include beach, road, paddock, moonlight, sunrise & forest to name a few, usually lasting for around 3 hours (some longer rides also), mostly walk & a little trot but some are a bit faster (detailed in newsletter), group size varies (average ~8). The social atmosphere of our rides finishes with a get together for lunch & a chat.
Harness Racing Australia HRA is the forum and co-ordination point between the State Controlling Bodies for uniformity of rules and reciprocity of horsemen’s licences, registration of horses and suspensions and disqualifications. In addition, HRA acts as the national body in international harness racing affairs and is a member of the International Trotting Association. As a joint member of the Event Committee set up in 2008 with Harness Racing New Zealand, HRA is involved in supervising the Australasian Inter Dominion series (formerly under the auspices of the Inter Dominion Harness Racing Council Inc).The object of HRA is to promote the Harness Racing Industry and to assist its Members to more effectively carry out their powers and obligations under their respective constitutions and Incorporating Statutes. By reason of the State/Federal political system, each State Controlling Body administers harness racing within its own State jurisdiction, but the common bond is Harness Racing
There are literally hundreds of harness racing events held in South Australia each year. A night at Globe Derby Park or one of the country venues is enormous fun and you will find all of the dates for every harness racing event in South Australia in our events calendar.
A small group of horse owners, with a focus on the Tom Roberts Horse Trail and horse keeping, covering the Southern Mount Lofty Ranges Membership 5 per year. Enquiries Kay Scarborough email@example.com
0411 685 211
Horse Safety Australia is interested in excellence in horse activities: safety, good management and an enjoyable outcome. Horse Safety Australia covers all disciplines and types of horse activities and the organisation provides qualifications for instructors in a variety of horse riding and handling areas including Western riding, natural horsemanship, horse handling clinics, trail riding and other areas.
Held 2 October 2017: Why not join us from 10AM. Come and see classic cars, horses in action plus the off the track series. We have BIG games and free face painting, laser skirmish, cattle, sheep, shearing, wool, Old McDonalds Farm, magician, Xtreme Trails Motor Bike stunts, new food outlets along with fashion parades and of course all the wonderful entries in the pavillion and a great time under the Bank SA marquee.
+61 8 8536 3473
The Legend’s Event
The Lower Lakes Stockman’s Challenge is designed to emulate and preserve the skills and adventure of the famous pioneering Australian Bush Stockmen.
Over three days we will challenge our competitors and their horses and celebrate the Legends of the Australian Bush who went before us. The exciting finale on Sunday will see the crowning of a new Aussie legend, the winner of the Lower Lakes Stockman’s Challenge and new “Legend of the Lower Lakes”!
0497 147 890
1st & 2nd October 2017
“The Loxton Show promises once again to be an outstanding event on the Riverland calendar. Our team of some 200 dedicated volunteers have been busily working to present this the 98th Annual Loxton Show to the wider Riverland Community. We welcome everyone to our fine event, and look forward to greeting you there!”
McLaren Districts Riding Club is a friendly, fun club designed for all ages and catering to all riding levels. We meet regularly at our club grounds, Main Road, McLaren Flat.Our grounds have a small cross country course, and a full sized sand dressage arena. The grounds are fully fenced for horse and rider safety, and there are a series of tie up bays for use.
The Miniature and small horse is a unique breed and is not to be confused with a miniature pony or Shetland. Upon maturity, the Miniature horse must not exceed 86 cm in height. If this height is exceeded then it is put into the category of small horse, which must not exceed 96.5 cm.
A friendly & fun group of people who all have the same interests. Sunday Mornings 9am – 2pm. We have instruction days (flatwork, jumping and novelties), Gymkhanas, Handy Horse, Fancy Dress, Beach Rides, Forest Rides, Open Shows, Combined Training Days and Dressage Competitions.
Mount Barker Adult Riding Club holds regular riding rallies (usually once a month) at selected venues within the Adelaide Hills. MBARC aims to provide a safe, social and enjoyable riding environment for adults of all ages (above 18). All levels of riders are welcome at MBARC – from beginners to advanced. Novice riders are especially welcome, as club rallies can provide a great environment to build confidence for both horse and rider.
Polocrosse is an exciting sport that has the potential to help improve riding skills and overall horsemanship in a family friendly and fun environment. The Oakbank Polocrosse Club was established in 2010 and has adopted as key mission to support both current and potential members, providing riders with opportunities to improve horse skills and game strategies throughout the season, as well as promoting the sport of polocrosse more widely to horse enthusiasts. The club home base is currently at the Adelaide Polo Grounds at Mt Barker, where the majority of club practices take place. The practice season runs from late October to early January, when tournaments commence across the state. The club hosts one tournament each year, held early January at Hynam, in the South East. New members are always welcome, including riders of all ages and previous experience.
0419 864 364
Holding western shows and other activities at our home ground at the Owen Oval
Promote teaching sound, well balanced horse handling skill.Encourage safe riding for both horse and rider. Offer a wide range of teaching skills to encourage all ages and experience levels. Facilities include full size dressage arena and cross country course.
Pegasus Pony Club Inc established in 1953 is the oldest running pony club in SA. We are part of the Metropolitan Zone. Our members come from all walks of life with a wide range of abilities and ages. We encourage people to ride and learn all kinds of sports connected with horses and riding. We provide instruction with qualified coaches in in a safe manner and environment. We promote and instil in members the proper care of their animals and correct care and fit of equipment. We have social riders and non-riding members who just want to be involved with horses.
To encourage young people to ride and to learn to enjoy all kinds of sports connected with horses and riding-To provide instruction in riding and horsemanship and to instill in members the proper care of their animals. To promote the highest ideals of sportsmanship, citizenship and loyalty, thereby cultivating strength of character and self discipline in the members.
Riding for the Disabled Association of Australia (RDAA) is a voluntary, nonprofit organisation which provides opportunities for anyone with a disability to enjoy safe, healthy, stimulating, therapeutic, horse-related activities in Australia.
Riding for the Disabled Assoc. SA Inc (RDA SA) is a voluntary, not for profit, organisation providing horse riding instruction, carriage driving and related equestrian activities for people with disabilities. Volunteers and donations of horses are often required.
A group for horse riders and owners alike, who share a common goal to enjoy their horses no matter what they do with them. All levels of riders and non-riders are welcome at SAFE, from beginners through to more advanced. Novice and nervous riders especially welcome. Social events also organised.
The South Australian Harness Racing Club Inc is home to SA Harness Racing based at Globe Derby Park. Monday and Friday Night race meetings are free to attend. Visit the website for information about harness racing. Make a social event of it with friends\!
The South Australian Jockey Club is South Australia’s premier racing club, playing host to 65 days of racing action throughout the year at Morphettville and the external entertainment venue- the Morphettville Junction.. The site also has information on how to own a racehorse.
The South Australian Racehorse Owners’ Association (SAROA) represents racehorse owners in South Australia. SAROA liaises with the SAJC, TRSA and other racing and government bodies to ensure that racing’s decision-makers always consider the best interests of owners. Members of SAROA, can enjoy a range of fantastic benefits including:
Invitations to race day lunches, stud visits and other SAROA functions
An invitation to the annual Christmas Party, always a great day.
Monthly members newsletter
Updates on racing issues that affect owners.
Networking with people who have a similar passion for thoroughbred racing
At just $70 per year (or $95 a couple) for SAROA membership, this is really great value. Support the organization that represents owners and join now.
S.A Arabs Inc. has a very active group of Arabian breeders and owners with a diverse range of interests. The Club aims to cater to the interests of all its members, with a dedicated and enthusiastic committee working hard to ensure the Club continues to meet its member’s needs.
During the year we attend a variety of Country Shows and Open Days where we provide displays and demonstrations. Our aim is to enhance the knowledge of the working Draught Horse as best we can by continuing to educate ourselves and others about the horses, the harness and the equipment used by our forefathers and at the same time enjoy a social get together doing something we all enjoy.
The Southern Carriage Driving Society was incorporated in 1997. It is based in the Murraylands of South Australia and is affiliated with the Australian Carriage Driving Association. We look to promote carriage driving in the atmosphere of fun and friendship, covering the driving disciplines of pleasure, historical, showing, and CDE (dressage, cones, and marathon obstacles) for all ages and abilities.
Southern Star Western Performance Club is located at Kirkcaldy Park with access to a large outdoor and Indoor arena. We are dedicated to helping people learn the basics of western riding and showing through club days with local trainers, clinics and/or training days with professional trainers/instructors.
“We celebrate horsemanship and sportsmanship…”
‘The Hub’ seeks to promote the development of excellent riders, that values of horsemanship and sportsmanship and to enrich the equestrian community within Australia. The Hub is a focal point for local riding clubs, event organisers and competition hosts to come together in order to celebrate success and to recognise individual achievements and improvement. The Hub hopes to offer an affordable way forward for the Equestrian community, in which members and organising committees are supported and the ethos of volunteering is valued.
A small, but inclusive and proactive, horse archery club currently located in Gawler Belt. Promoting the international sport of horse archery. We have members also located in the US, Western Australia, The Riverland (SA), Port Pirie, Kadina and Clare.
Thoroughbred Racing SA (Racing SA) Ltd is the umbrella body for thoroughbred racing In South Australia. There are two metropolitan clubs in South Australia – the South Australian Jockey Club and the Oakbank Racing Club. The South Australian Racing Clubs Council represents the interests of both provincial and country clubs throughout South Australia. There are four provincial clubs and nineteen country clubs in South Australia.Visit the website for all sorts of racing and fashion information.
Western Districts Riding Club was founded in the 1950s and is the oldest riding club in South Australia. WDRC caters for riders of all ages and abilities and has in-house Accredited Instructors to assist members to increase their riding and horsemanship knowledge and skills. Families will enjoy the friendly social atmosphere of the club. The club meets at Trinity College Equestrian Grounds, Gawler.
Equine Sanctuary for the abused, neglected, abandoned and unwanted horses. Established in 2013, as a not for profit rescue shelter for horses in Hahndorf, South Australia. The Haven due to a shortage of this kind of facility in South Australia.Our aim is to help save horses that are destined for the knackery that deserve a second chance at life, we take in abused, neglected, abandoned, and unwanted horses that are able to be rehabilitated and rehomed. Once a horse has completely our training course we look for suitable adoptive homes. The adoption process involves seeing prospective owners interact and ride if it is to be a riding horse, we will match the horse to the owner not the other way around. All our horses come with an adoption fee which is determined by the age, experience and ability of each horse. The fee will range from 00 – 500. We offer a 4 week refund period minus 10% of the adoption fee to help new owners get to know their new horses and ensure it is a correct match, we also offer payment plans.
0407 533 380
The Winged Horse Equine Welfare Inc is a not-for-profit, registered charity with DGR status that is currently based in Portarlington, on the Bellarine Peninsula, in Victoria, Australia. Our mission and purpose is to take in unwanted, neglected, abused and/or slaughter-bound horses and other animals to rehabilitate, support and eventually find each sentient their perfect forever home, where possible. While nurturing those in our care we also aim to educate the wider community about issues related to animal welfare, rescuing and rehabilitating at risk horses and how people can help our efforts.
Welcome to Wirraway Homestead! Wirraway is a non-denominational, not-for-profit school and holiday campsite which runs throughout the year for young people 10 years and over.
Wirraway offers an opportunity to enjoy outdoor activities on 70 ha of countryside southeast of Adelaide, staying in buildings arranged in a beautiful “Early Settler” setting & to hear what Christians believe in a relaxed, informal atmosphere. Experienced staff organise the activities, cater & run all aspects of the program.