(All bookings: call Margaret Jones on 0435 831 304)
Kirby Park MJET Riding School
The Megan Jones Riding School offers a range of horse riding lessons given by qualified and experienced horse riding instructors led by South Australian Olympic Silver Medallist, Megan Jones.
We are in the Adelaide Hills at beautiful Hahndorf, less than 30 minutes up the freeway from Adelaide CBD.
The Riding School is part of the 100 acre training facility and horse breeding stud – Kirby Park Stud.
We have a large team of gorgeous horses and ponies which will suit all levels of rider from beginner to advanced riders.
Our qualified horse riding instructors will find a horse or pony which is perfectly matched to your riding experience. Beginners especially are sure to fall in love with their horses soon after they get to know each other!
We want you to be confident and relaxed with your horse so that your riding lessons will give you the best chance to learn to ride quickly, improve your riding skills and gain confidence on horseback.
Remember, our team of horses are experienced and well educated as school mounts and are handpicked for their gentle nature and rideability.
Of course if you have your own horse and would like to ride with an instructor or trainer, we can accommodate you.
If you have never ridden a horse before or if you want to get back on horseback after a break or even if you are an experienced rider wanting to improve your horse riding skills or begin your dressage or jumping training – it is time to pull on your riding boots, get in the saddle and take the reins!
At the Kirby Park Stud property we have three well surfaced arenas and a full show jump course.
- Semi private and private horse riding lessons,
- Group horse riding lessons
- Trail rides through the 100 acre property,
- School holiday program and weekend Ready, Set, Trot,
- Fun Gymkhanas,
- Birthday parties and other special occasion equestrian themed events,
- A range of trained and experienced horses and ponies,
- Three arenas and a full show jumping course,
- A team of experienced riding instructors directed by Olympic Silver Medallist Megan Jones who has 20 years experience teaching and training riders
More Than a Riding School – Workshops, Trail Rides, Gymkhanas, Corporate Days
The Riding School offers more than just learn to ride classes. Apart from group or private horse riding lessons the school also offers school holiday workshops, saddle club and trail rides.
The Megan Jones Riding School also offers equestrian Birthday Parties or other special occasion equestrian events , even corporate team building can be accommodated for.
All our riding school lessons, trail rides and other equestrian events are held at the glorious Kirby Park facility in rolling hills surrounded by beautiful gum trees at this 100 acre property.
Our facilities for horseback riding, riding lessons, cross country riding, trail rides and horse jumping are unmatched in Adelaide and South Australia.
A Message from Megan Jones (Team silver medal at Beijing Olympics)
All our horses are kitted out in quality saddles and equipment from Bonnetts Saddleworld to make your ride safe and comfortable. We want to make your whole experience of learning to ride fun, safe and educational.
The workshops let you get your hands dirty and really feel what it’s like to own your own horse for a day.
I have been teaching and coaching over 20 years now and I have a passion for it.
I now coach competition riders, but I still have a passion for seeing children and adults learning the wonders of riding a horse and the amazing feeling you get when you connect with another animal. This is why I decided to open the gates to Kirby Park and my rider training system so everyone could feel what it is like to ride and connect with a horse.
About Megan Jones
Megan Jones is one of Australia’s top event riders. She was a Silver Medallist at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games and was chosen for the London Olympic Games. Unfortunately her horse was unable to compete due to an injury.
Megan began riding at the age of 5. She broke into international competition in 2003 appearing at the World Cup Final. In 2005 she won the Melbourne International Three Day Event riding three star on her horse Kirby Park Irish Jester.
She won the four star at the 2005 Adelaide Horse Trials on Kirby Park Irish Jester. She took second in the two star competition on another mount.
Megan then competed at the 2006 World Equestrian Games in Aachen, Germany. The Australian Event Team took the bronze medal and Megan finished 16th individually.
Megan won a team silver medal at the Beijing Olympics in 2008 riding Kirby Park Irish Jester alongside Clayton Fredericks, Lucinda Fredericks, Shane Rose and Sonja Johnson.
In 2010 Megan and Jester were chosen to represent Australia at the World Equestrian Games in Kentucky, USA. Jester suffered from travel sickness during travel to the event and was unable to compete.