FULL MEMBERS: $40 per lesson.
ASSOCIATE MEMBERS: $50 per lesson.
(Payable when booking into a rally on Global Entries Online)
GENERAL RALLY INFORMATION
Rallies are held on the 3rd Sunday of every month starting in February and finishing in November. We also hold a half day Friday morning rally, normally held monthly.
Small class sizes - generally 3 riders at a similar level in a lesson.
Members can enter for either one lesson (AM or PM) or two lessons (one AM & one PM). Friday morning rallies are limited to one lesson only.
The core lesson types offered are flat work (dressage), working equitation, show jumping and poles.
Others lesson types offered may include green horse/rider, ground work, desensitisation games, jumpcross and cross country.
To enter into any of GEA's rallies and events you will need to set up a personal account with Global.
Bookings for rallies are accepted on a first in best dressed basis and full payment is required with the booking.
All members who ride are assigned a helper duty.
Use of stables is free to members. Stable use can be requested with your rally booking.
We have canteen facilities available for snacks, cold drinks etc and for our Sunday rallies we generally have a food van in attendance for lunch purchases.
GEA is fortunate to have qualified and experienced instructors who return to teach at the club because of their positive experience at rallies.
We expect all members to treat our Instructors with respect.
Flat work training is important to improve communication between horse and rider. It aids in improving a horse’s physical abilities to help develop a horse’s balance, flexibility, and strength, to help prevent injuries and improve overall health. Flat work helps riders of all disciplines to develop their own skills and abilities, improving balance, coordination, and overall body awareness. The level of flatwork will vary between groups. From walk, trot work to advanced dressage. It’s a good idea to familiarise yourself with some of the basic school figures as ‘most’ instructors will use these when instructing. A great web site is: http://www.dressage.net.au/dnlinks3.html#movements60
The level of jumping will vary between groups from ‘Introduction to jumping’ for those who have been doing pole work and want to advance to the next level i.e. trot poles between jump wings and small cavalletti type jumps to more advanced jumping.
Comprised of 4 Phases WORKING EQUITATION DRESSAGE PHASE The dressage phase highlights the skills and harmony required by horse & rider within working equitation. The dressage phase will give you the skills required to ride and navigate obstacles with style and elegance to suit all levels. MANAGABILITY EASE OF HANDLING EOH (Obstacle Phase) Ride obstacles with style & elegance. Can be ridden at walk, trot or canter depending on you and your horse’s level of skill. SPEED PHASE Riding obstacles at speed to test the speed, agility, athleticism, and submission of the horse and the balance, aids and seat of the rider. CATTLE PHASE Due to logistics this phase is not be offered. A number of competitions are held in WA throughout the year. Membership of ANWE (Australian National Working Equitation) is required to participate in competitions. For more info on Working Equitation visit https://anwewa.com/
Riding over poles in various formations at different paces depending on the level of rider and horse. Polework can increase your horse’s strength and flexibility and assist in developing rhythm. Poles can be used as an introduction to jumping for both horse and rider, improving both horse and rider’s balance.
Ground work is basically a way of establishing communication with your horse before you start riding. You will be shown some handling/ground work exercises that you can then work on at home. This is a great way to introduce young or inexperienced horses to the club and start to desensitise them to being ‘out & about’ without the pressure of riding. Or you may just want to brush up on your handling skills! Please bring (if you have them): rope halter, long lead (preferably not a lunge line), dressage type whip, gloves and helmet. Helmets are compulsory wearing for ground work.
These lessons take place in the small enclosed arena and are walk trot only. Suited to nervous or inexperienced riders or horses. Great to introduce horses to a busy club environment
We hold the occasional Cross Country clinic depending on the availability of the grounds. Suitable for those wanting to give it ago through to experienced event riders.
Combines the art of riding over natural terrain with the accuracy of clearing knock-down fences. It combines the skill and accuracy required for show jumping with the thrill of riding cross-country. JumpCross is an excellent way of training both horse & rider in the art of cross country riding, and is suitable for all ages and abilities. Body protectors are essential.
No special gear is required for the desensitisation or games. The level of experience with games will vary between groups and if horses are nervous instructor may suggest that the games/obstacles be introduced in-hand (unmounted) at first.