Future Horse Safety Australia Clinics

The clinics available for 2024 will be advised through this website and via emails sent to those who have filled in their Expression of Interest forms.

If you want to be informed of upcoming clinics, you could attend please fill in and return the expression of interest form to jewels@horsesafetyaustralia.com.au:

Expression-of-Interest HSA-clinics 2024

Registration form for the last clinic this year: CLINIC REGO FORM Tunnel Ridge Ranch

Costs and length of clinics:

Our live-in Clinics (food, accommodation and horses provided) run for between 3 and 5 days and nights (depending on the qualifications you have chosen to concentrate on).

The clinic costs and times are as follows. In general a clinic will run from 9am on Day 1 to mid-afternoon on Day 5. We prefer your arrival to be the night before the clinic starts to cover registration docs and general admin – so we have a short session running from 7pm that night. The dates currently set for the Clinics include that first night. The number of days you attend will depend on the qualification you are seeking.

Instructor and trail guide certifications

Attendance is required for 5 days and 5 evening sessions. The dates set for the clinics include the night of arrival. The cost is $2450 (including GST) beginning Day 1 at 9am, ending Day 5 usually around lunchtime. 

Horse riding instructor certification only

Attendance is required for 4 days and 4 nights, and the cost is $2300 (including GST). This includes the instructor of horse handling section.

Trail guide certification only

Attendance is required for 4 days and 4 nights, and the cost is $2300 (including GST).

For those  wanting Instructor of horse handling certification only, the clinic will run for 3 days and 3 nights and cost $2090 (including GST).

Fees cover :

Food, accommodation (in a residential campsite environment), supply of horses & tack, clinic paperwork, certification (as attained), Horse Safety Australia membership for three years.

We link a lot of our materials to a unit of competency from a Training Package :  SISOEQU010 Identify hazards, assess and control safety risks in horse handling and riding activities.  We consider this unit to be fundamental to safety when handling horses and the supervision of others as they interact with horses. It focuses on systems of risk management related to interacting with horses, horse and rider assessments and matching the horse to the rider and the activities undertaken.

There will be some paperwork to do before and during the clinic. Along with other assessment processes in your practical sessions, this will help provide us with evidence of your experience and knowledge. The pre-clinic materials will be sent to you  approximately four  weeks prior to the clinic, after receiving your deposit.  The pre-clinic workbook must be completed and handed in for marking at the beginning of the clinic. The balance of your fees must be paid for attending the clinic.

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Travel and Accommodation

You will be responsible for your own travel. Normally participants live-in and this is factored into the costs, as the clinic includes evening sessions and often preparation time is needed for the next day’s activities, so staying off site is not advised. (There is no reduction  in the fees for staying off site when accommodation is available ).

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These will vary according to the qualification/s you are seeking.  The details are on the individual registration forms, and they vary between clinics depending on the day of the week the clinics start.

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Registration Procedures

You will need to return the registration form (available above and on the home page for download), and deposit (non refundable) to:

email: jewels@horsesafetyaustralia.com.au

or mail it to: Horse Safety Australia,  Box 1190,  Strathalbyn, SA 5255

For more information email  libby@horsesafetyaustralia.com.au

For direct debit account details, see the registration form.

N.B. For multiple attendees from one site, please reproduce pages 3 & 4 of the registration form and send registration details and deposits for each participant.  A Tax Invoice is provided once fees are paid. In extenuating circumstances payment plans are available, but qualifications are not available until full payment is received.

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