83 Hammond Way

Kelso, Townsville 4815

0400 345 727

Riding Lessons

For Age 6 upwards

Instructors at Ranchlands Equestrian Centre

Esther Smith

Esther is our longest serving  instructor, she started here at Ranchlands as a 10 year old learner, and always wanted to be a instructor here, and after much travelling around with the army one of her other jobs, she has now been teaching here for well over 25 years.

She has  competed regularly and successfully in the dressage arena for many years.  But her passion is teaching, she just loves to pass on what she has learnt over the years, to our many aspiring riders, and as a testimony to her ability, they keep turning up year after year.


Ester has a certificate 111/IV in Sports Coaching

Tania Greenwood

(operations Manager and Instructor) 

Tania hails from England, where she became a Instructor with the British Horse Society, and worked there teaching before arriving Australia in 1996.
Tania actually has been working at Ranchlands on and off for nearly 25 years, in between children etc. She loves passing on her knowledge and respect of the horses and to celebrate every small achievement you can gain whilst riding different horses. She gains a great rapport with her students and is passionate about what she can help people achieve.

Theresa Roberton


Theresa is a qualified pony club Instructor, and loves her teaching, to see kids improve and strive to have a better relationship with their horse, and to understand them, give me much pleasure, she says.

I have been around horses all my life, and the more I get to know them the more I am fascinated with what they have to teach us. The Equine Assisted Learning that Jenny runs locally here at Ranchlands has shown and blessed me with what they have to offer us humans.

Danielle Graves


Stable Boss/Instructor
Danni’s mum even learnt here at Ranchlands, so another next generation. Danni is a uni student studying to be a teacher, and has ridden all her life, and been involved in pony club throughout competing and instructing.
A welcome addition to the Ranchlands Stable.