Our Community & Committee

GCEC has a team of dedicated and passionate community members who work collaboratively with the Management and Coaches to support the safe and smooth running of our beautiful club.  All members of GCEC are invited to get involved in the club as volunteers to support our mission to provide safe, respectful space for the community to enjoy positive partnerships with horses and ponies.  In addition, our not for profit committee conducts fundraising initiatives to facilitate horsemanship and riding experiences for people with diverse needs and mixed abilities.

Respect  . Trust  .  Relationship  .  Safety  .  Community

Working with and caring for horses offers people so much more than just the opportunity to ride.  Horsemanship programs can support the development of so many other life skills, not to mention have tremendous impacts on mental health and well being.

The benefits of horse riding and horsemanship:

  • Make friends and improve social interactions

  • Improve communication skills (receptive and expressive language skills)

  • Increase confidence and independence

  • Develop patience and self regulation

  • Improve wellbeing and mindfulness

  • Learn team building skills and how to interact with other people in groups.

  • Learn how to listen to and follow direction from coaches and friends

Of course there are many physical and  therapeutic benefits to horseriding and horsemanship skill development too, including:

  • Improve coordination, posture and balance

  • Develop core and muscle strength

  • Increase joint range of motion

  • Stretch tight muscles

  • Improve sensory integration

  • Increase fitness and endurance.

Who can horse riding help?

Horse riding programs are suitable for people of any age and ability and may be able to assist people with:

  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

  • Depression and Anxiety

  • Autism spectrum disorder

  • Cerebral palsy

  • Down Syndrome

  • Spina bifida

  • Movement dysfunction

Our Community Program Team can assist you in identifying how horse riding and horsemanship programs will meet your NDIS goals.  Contact us to learn more about what we can offer.

Make a one off donation to our Ride for Life Program and help us bring the healing powers of horses to people with diverse needs

Make a one off donation to our Ride for Life Program and help us bring the healing powers of horses to people with diverse needs

Make a one off donation to our Ride for Life Program and help us bring the healing powers of horses to people with diverse needs

WHAT TO WEAR WHEN YOU VISIT GCEC?

It is a very good idea to wear long pants and boots, if you have them, every time you are onsite at GCEC. Even if you are not riding closed in shoes are a great idea. If you don't have boots, sneakers or other similar closed shoes will suffice. Helmets will be provided by the school if you are riding.

Plan to arrive 15 mins earlier than your scheduled appointment or lesson.

Please note that bookings are non-refundable, no cancellations due to bad weather as we have an undercover arena. 

Get in touch

Our Business Hours

Tuesday - Friday 7:00am - 12.30pm / 2:30pm - 6:00pm

Saturday 7:00am - 1.30am

Send text messages to: 0499 099 901

Send emails to:  gcequestinfo@gmail.com 
 

Your inquiries are important to us. As our site team and coaches are typically hard at work during business hours and cell phones are not permitted in the equestrian areas of the centre we can't always take your call.  To ensure your inquiry doesn't get missed, we prefer you contact us by text message or email rather than phone call as we aren't always able to receive voice calls.  Better still, use our online booking service to secure your spot.

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0499 099 901 

gcequestinfo@gmail.com

212 Stewart Road, Clagiraba, QLD 4211, Australia

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