New Ready Set Trot program gets students on horseback
Image: Milman State School in Rockhampton have their first ever horse experience.
Students across Queensland and Victoria were lucky enough to be able to experience a brand new Equestrian Australia program in Term 1 this year, and they loved it!
For some of the students from Milman State School in Rockhampton (QLD) and Minaret College (VIC), this was their first ever experience with horses and horse riding which made for an exciting start to the program.
Teachers and students involved in the Term 1 sessions said that they found it fun and engaging, while also providing a positive introduction to the sport.
Following the completion of their Sporting Schools sessions, several students also went on to join their local school holiday riding programs to continue the fun while also developing their skills.
The new Ready Set Trot program provides greater flexibility for schools by taking into account the differing school environments and requirements to provide the best experience possible.
Coaches for the program are local and can be available to continue student’s equestrian journey with established quality controlled programs and discovery pathways beyond the school yard.
Sporting Schools is a $160 million Australian Government initiative to get more children playing more sport, before, during and after school. Want to run a Ready Set Trot program at your school? Check out all the details on the Equestrian Australia page.