The HorsePower Riding Academy property at Empire Bay on the beautiful Central Coast of New South Wales, as seen from the verandah of the house.

About

HorsePower Riding Academy (HPRA) is located at 300 Empire Bay Road, Empire Bay, on the beautiful Central Coast of NSW.

A view through the paddocks towards the houses.
A view through the paddocks towards the houses. Photo © Irma Havlicek.

Logos: Equestrian Australia, Pony Club Australia, Ready Set Trot, Australian Sports CommissionIt is a fully insured riding academy, owned and operated by Sandie Gleeson, an EFA/NCAS Level 1 Accredited Instructor and Assessor for the Equine Institute.

HPRA is:
– a proud member of Equestrian Australia;
– affiliated with Pony Club Australia Inc and the Australian Sports Commission,
– a supporter of Riding for the Disabled (RDA);
– accredited delivery centre for the Ready Set Trot program.

HorsePower Riding Academy offers:
– Riding instruction to beginners, intermediate and advanced riders in private or group lessons
– School holiday camps
– Gymkhanas
– Agistment
– Horse functions (for corporate events, fairs, fetes, weddings and birthday parties) onsite at HPRA and at other locations

Sandie and her team of experienced instructors provide the riding tuition at HPRA.

HPRA has one outside riding arena for lessons, with plans to develop another.

HPRA prides itself on personal and friendly service. Sandie personally knows all her riders and agistees, and this ‘family feeling’ on the property contributes to the friendliness and safety on the property.

Sandie Gleeson, owner and principal riding instructor at HPRA, won Australian Stockhorse Champion with Shadow Rain in 2014.
Sandie Gleeson, owner and principal riding instructor at HPRA, won Australian Stockhorse Champion with Shadow Rain in 2014.
Sandie has trained a great team of capable horsepeople who help out at some of the events. Leading the ponies, from left, are: Jacy, Taz and Ashleigh/Maddison.
Sandie has trained a great team of capable horsepeople who help out at some of the events. Leading the ponies, from left, are: Maddison (in the background), Jacy, Taz and Ashleigh. Photo © Irma Havlicek.

More about the HPRA team of instructors and yardworkers in Our People.

And, of course, HPRA revolves around our fabulous velvety-nosed fur-friends. You can meet some of them in Our Horses.

Ponies kissing while waiting to take children for rides at the Oyster Festival at Ettalong in November 2015.
Two of the ponies HPRA uses for pony rides – who knew horses kissed? Photo © Irma Havlicek.

Featured image at the top of the page of the view over the property from the house; © Irma Havlicek.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: