Phillip Island Adult Riding Club Inc.


PO Box 737 COWES VIC 3922

Club Rallies

PIARC rallies are usually held on the 3rd Saturday of each month at Ventnor Reserve. Rally notifications and information are published on this site by the Club Rally Co-ordinator three weeks in advance and final lesson times are published in the week prior.


Rally costs vary from month to month depending on riding numbers and instructor cost but, as a guide are approximately $70-$90 for private lessons, $30 – $40 for semi-private (2 riders) and around $25 for a shared lesson (max 4 riders). Our membership at present is more slewed toward dressage, however several of our instructors are also jumping specialists and when interest is shown either a gymnastic, poles or jumping session will be included in the rally day.


Can be made on cash the day or via direct deposit.

Account name: Phillip Island Adult Riding Club

BSB:  633 000

Account number:  14366 5750

Monthly Club Meeting

Our club meetings are held on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at various venues. 7pm for dinner and 8pm meeting start.

Rally Duty

Each month members will be allocated for ‘duty’ in pairs:

  • one person grooming arenas before and after the day
  • one person doing the setup for the day

For any poles/jumps sessions, all riders participating are required to help setup and packup.


  1. The Jo Oxenbould ménage (60 x 20 rubber/sand surface) should be raked & groomed both prior to / and after the rally…this entails raking the rubber back from the baseboard (rake provided) and then whole arena graded. Ideally this should be done at least 1 hour prior to the first lesson of the day, or if not convenient then the day prior to the rally or contact Jill to discuss other measures.  The ‘after’ grooming can be done at any time /day after the rally. The main thing is the regular maintenance of the surface.
  2. The Sand arena, (75 x 35) should also be groomed. This can be done just once, at any time either before or after the rally. This does not have to be done all at the same time but what we are looking for is regular maintenance of both arenas.

Day Duty

Make sure you know where the key to arenas is located and how to remove from the key safe! And make arrangements prior to rally to collect shed key from Jill.

Cleaning  Please clean and sweep the toilets, replenish toilet paper as necessary. Empty bin. Sweep out open section of shed and wipe down bench tops. At the end of the day, tidy up shed area, check toilets and place any rubbish in the bin at the front gate.

Refreshments: Before rally starts – Set up the kettle, coffee/tea etc for members .. bring milk & biccies/cake for same.

In general, attendees will bring something to share for lunch and this should cover lunch for the instructor/s as well. Ensure that the instructors have water, tea/coffee, and any assistance or setting up to do.