83 Hammond Way

Kelso, Townsville 4815

0400 345 727

Riding Lessons

For Age 6 upwards

Welcome to Ranchlands Equestrian Centre

Ranchlands has been operating in Townsville since 1977, with Jenny and Lew Haines, at the helm from the beginning,  , Ranchlands has been teaching adults and children to ride horses, with up to 5 families on the 3rd generation..

We cater for the young horse crazy children from 6 years to adults who have always wanted to ride but never had the opportunity. Students can participate in private or group classes, where they can learn basic horsemanship, dressage, games on horseback and jumping. Students travel at their own pace.

One of the most wonderful things about riding is that everyone can enjoy the experience. Besides helping you to get fit and stay supple, you will meet like minded people and have a chance to interact with the world of the horse

“For most people it becomes a lifelong passion.”

About the Owners

Jenny‘s love for riding started at a young age and her passion shines through in her qualifications and accomplishments.

Lew has been a professional Farrier for over 45 years and his experience in the hoof department is extensive. He is also the chief maintenance man at the centre.

Jenny’s achievements include:

  • Equestrian Federation of Australia Level 2 Coach (dressage)
  • Advanced dressage judge – retired
  • Riding for the disabled Level 1 coach
  • Equine Assisted Learning Facilitator
  • Competed and placed at  State level Show jumping
  • Represented Australia at Prix St Georges level in Dressage on three occasions
  • Trained three horses to FEI level taking one through to Grand Prix (Olympic) level