Phillip Island Adult Riding Club was formed in 2005. We are a small but dedicated group of HRCAV riders and friends, sharing our love of horses and striving to improve our skills through education, fun and competition.
Our beautiful club grounds and facilities are the Ventnor Recreation Reserve on Phillip Island, Victoria, Australia, also home to the Phillip Island Pony Club.
PIARC members have access to the show-jumping arena, menage and open area of the club grounds for general riding and training, along with the opportunity to learn and train with top quality instructors at our monthly rallies (generally the 3rd Sunday, sometimes Saturday of each month), and can also take part in club ‘goings-on’ at our club meetings or trail rides in local locations.
PIARC uniform colours are black & pale blue, but for some time now (maybe since COVID) we have been fairly relaxed with our dress code 🙂 Branded clothing and saddle blanket logos can be organised for members who wish to be a little more fancy or represent the club at competitions. Please contact the committee for further info.
Annual fees are set each year at the end of October and the new membership year begins 01 November.
2023-2024 Riding Member = $270
Comprising of: HRCAV Membership $67, Insurance $103, PIARC Membership $100.
2023-2024 Non-Riding Member = $65
Comprising of: HRCAV Membership $18, Insurance $22, PIARC Membership $25.
Please contact us for more info on joining the club or attending a rally.
Rallies are usually held on the 3rd Sunday (sometimes Saturday) of each month at Ventnor Reserve. Information, meeting or rally dates, social notifications and other updates are published on the Facebook page, and e-mailed direct to members by PIARC Committee Members.
Rally costs vary depending on riding numbers and instructors, but average between $90 to $120 per lesson. As our rallies are held monthly, we generally have 7 dressage lessons, with 5 opportunities for jumping, poles, 3PE (equitation) and trail rides. When interest is shown, other disciplines are welcomed on the rally days after consultation with members.
Can be made with cash the day or via direct deposit (details below).
Account name: Phillip Island Adult Riding Club
BSB: 633 000
Account number: 14366 5750
We are a family of like-minded horsey people who come together to have fun, practice our riding & enjoy time with our horses (and each other), but there are a few guidelines we ask for everyone to follow, so we don’t have to get the whip out (pun intended).
Rally Dates are posted via Facebook / email with as much notice as possible to confirm interest or book a place on the day. Please respond at your earliest convenience, so the Rally Coordinator doesn’t have to turn into a friendly pest & also nominate a time you would prefer, so we can aim to please as many people as possible!
Lesson times are generally 45 mins, and are usually followed consecutively by the next lesson – so if you are late, you will likely have a shorter ride.
Booked lessons need to be paid for if you do not attend – the alternative being a replacement rider with current HRCAV insurance & membership. Should replacement riders not have HRCAV insurance & membership, a $30 day membership charge will be applied to the cost of the lesson to cover liability costs.
We also have a cancellation Policy to follow as a club, which can be used a guideline when making decisions about cancellations at rallies – please ask the Rally Coordinator for further information.
Please ensure you clean up after yourselves and your 4-legged friends after each day at the ground or at the end of each rally. All manure, hay, or other organic waste on the grounds (tie up area, yards, arenas etc…) must be cleaned up and placed in the ‘poo pile,’ near the front gate of the grounds. All other rubbish must be collected and placed in the garbage or recycling bins provided (this includes doing the dishes / cleaning the loos in the clubroom if used). Gates and padlocks need to be locked, shut and stored in the key safes.
Lastly, when using the grounds on non-rally days, please be sure to volunteer to ‘groom,’ the arena frequently and ensure any equipment is tidied away, so the next person who uses the area doesn’t have to clean up after you.
The PIARC 2023/24 Committee
President: Jill Grayden
Vice-President: Amanda Price
Secretary: Robyn Morgan
Treasurer: Amanda Price
Rally Coordinator: Carolyn Gleixner
Safety Officer: Amanda Price