Who We Are

Heritage Riding was established over 20 years ago and has since become one of the largest, most comprehensive Equestrian Centres and Riding Schools in Australia today.

Boasting 2 full-time and 2 part-time Instructors, 26 School Master Horses, a large Indoor Arena, Outdoor Arena and 32 acres with a small cross-country course and most important of all – a spotless safety record and full insurance coverage.

The School offers both Equestrian Federation of Australia, British Horse Society and FN German trained and qualified Instructors.  Heritage Riding is both a Riding School and Competition Training Centre for all levels, catering for the complete “beginner rider”, child/adult through to the “international competition rider” competing in Dressage, Showjumping and Eventing.

There are few establishments that offer lessons to the total “beginner rider” up to FEI Dressage and Novice Level Eventing, as well as having top quality School Master Horses that cater for these disciplines.

Heritage Riding,  located 30 minutes from Brisbane and 45 minutes from the Gold Coast, is in the beautiful suburb of Thornlands, in the Redland Shire.  Our large Indoor Arena allows riders to train/ride no matter what the weather offers – rain, hail or shine, you can always ride, or have your lesson!

Melanie Byrne, who ownes Heritage Riding, is an EFA Level 2 General and British Horse Society Intermediate Instructor and holds a Diploma of Equine Management VCAH Glenormiston.

Melanie rides and trains at Grand Prix Dressage Level and teaches all the equestrian disciplines of Dressage, Showjumping and Eventing.

The Riding School conducts a five day business week from Tuesday to Saturday.  During school holidays and competition days our week extends to six days.

Training and agistment is also offered for Competition Level Riders, as is assistance in purchasing your first horse or your next competition horse; or travelling your horse to a Dressage or Jumping competition and being warmed up by Melanie.

Come visit us for yourself to enjoy the ultimate and intimate fun equine experience for all ages and levels of riders.