Private Coaching - 45 minute lessons

Individual ridden or groundwork lessons with your own horse.

Cost: $65 Whitford and local, other venues will incur a travel charge and subject to minimum numbers. (eg Clevedon/Ardmore $75 per lesson, Karaka/Drury $80 with min 4 lessons). 

Regular Clinics - 45 minute individual lessons

Clinics held at Waimauku or Dairy Flat fortnightly; Tauranga monthly; Hawkes Bay every 6-8 weeks and Dunedin (2 day) every month.

Other venues by application. For prices and clinic organiser contacts at each venue please see the events page.

Shared lessons (2 riders)- 60 minutes

Ridden or groundwork lessons for riders/handlers of similar skill level. $100 (local), apply for costs at other venues.

Private lesson on Velika - 45 minutes

Individual ridden, lunge or groundwork lesson with Velika at our arena in Wades Rd, Whitford

Lessons also available for selected clients on Cracker or Gigolo

Click here for more information on the horses

Cost $90

Video Lessons

Sign up on SmartCoach, upload your video (up to 5 minutes) for me to review and you'll get it back with my commentary over your video plus handy notes to refer to. to register. Mysmartcoach subscriptions as little as $6 per month and $15 per video lesson.

Gift Vouchers

Available for all Ridewell Trainwell equestrian services (Except Equitation Science International lessons or auditing).

Vouchers for specific products (eg lessons) or value vouchers. 

Workshop session - rider biomechanics - 1 hour

Small groups (1-6 people)

Themed workshops and series available

Cost: $100/session local, apply for costs at other locations

Equitation Science International Clinicians - Manuela and Andrew McLean

Julie is the clinic organiser for Manuela McLean who visits Auckland 3-4 times per year. Click here for next date. Spectators and Rider places available on application. Julie also arranges riders and books spectators for Andrew McLean when in Auckland.

Classical Dressage Clinics with Valenca Academy Trainers Goncalo Linhas and Sofia Valenca

In hand or ridden lessons with internationally reknown classical dressage trainers from the famous Valenca Academy in Portugal right here in Whitford, NZ

Pasture/soil management for horses workshops

Lecture / interactive workshop series or single workshops


Soil Testing, Fertiliser and Pasture Management Advice

Property visit, taylored advice and report

Priced from $180 plus lab fees and travel (Auckland/North Waikato only)

Learnwell: What can you expect from a lesson with Julie?

Good humour, empathy and clear explanations. You will be assessed for the effectiveness and stability of your position and aids, and your horse will be assessed for the responsiveness to the aids. Your lesson may focus on improving responsiveness for your horse or it may focus on improving your stability and effectiveness. Many lessons will combine both approaches. Whether its working on the basic way of going or performing figures and exercises, the underlying reactivity of the horse will be refined and the position and stability of the rider improved. Julie will work with you to progress your riding goals be they competition or pleasure riding orientated.

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