Learn how to ride with Emily Hehir

Southern Riverina news - - EYE ON EQUINE -

Emily Hehir has been rid­ing horses for more than 25 years and is now mov­ing into coach­ing.

Lo­cated on the Tup­pal Road at Hehir Fam­ily Farms, she can guide be­gin­ners into be­com­ing skil­ful eques­trian rid­ers.

Her ac­cred­i­ta­tion with Eques­trian Aus­tralia as a coach as­sures she has a Work­ing with Chil­dren’s check, first aid and in­sur­ance.

She said with her ex­pe­ri­ence — and love — of horses, she will be suited to peo­ple who are start­ing out.

‘‘If there’s a be­gin­ner or ner­vous rider I think I will suit that sort of per­son.

‘‘I can adapt to each rider and their abil­ity. I can teach all ages, in­di­vid­u­als or group lessons at my arena or I can travel.

‘‘I am a com­pe­tent trainer of young horses or horses com­ing back into work.

‘‘I also have a 9h minia­ture ‘Crin­kles’ and 12h welsh pony ‘Spike’ avail­able for pony rides, lessons, or par­ties,’’ Mrs Hehir said.

Rid­ers can learn in the en­closed sand arena 63mx35m and show jump set, 20m ad­justable round yard, and plenty of farm tracks and pad­docks.

Mrs Hehir is also a Horse Rid­ing Clubs As­so­ci­a­tion of Vic­to­ria mem­ber and com­peti­tor, Pony Club As­so­ci­a­tion Vic­to­ria mem­ber and coach plus she is sec­re­tary of Co­bram Ba­rooga Eques­trian Club and be­com­ing in­volved in Tocumwal Pony Club.

She has pre­vi­ously worked as a ve­teri­nary nurse and has var­ied work ex­pe­ri­ences in horse train­ing and breed­ing, Syd­ney rid­ing schools, Queens­land and Vic­to­ria.

Mrs Hehir holds a Bach­e­lor De­gree in Equine Busi- ness Man­age­ment spe­cial­is­ing in event­ing and Cert 4 in com­pan­ion an­i­mal train­ing spe­cial­is­ing in pos­i­tive re­ward dog train­ing.

Half hour lessons start from $30, con­tact Mrs Hehir on 0408 832 357 or emi­ly­he­hir@big­pond.com for more de­tails.

Emily Hehir rid­ing her horse North­ern As­ter­isk.

Lo­cal rid­ers Sally Mars­den, Sa­man­tha Arthur and Emily Hehir are mem­bers of the Co­bram Ba­rooga Eques­trian Club.

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