4 Week Horse Riding Course

Difficulty: Beginner to Intermediate
Taking interest now for 4th quarter class
Location: Mount Tamborine, Queensland

4 Week Horse Riding Course for Film with Hollie Shiels

Course Overview:

Time to UPSKILL actors. Keep a competitive edge and add ‘Horse Riding’ to your CV! This course is designed for beginners, so learn all the basics of horse riding that is specifically designed to suit actors on set. Know you are in good hands working with the legendary Outback Spectacular star Hollie Shiel. Finish this 4 week course with a short video to add to your showreel and impress casting professionals..

Course Outline:

  • Learn the basics in horse care
    • Catching, tying up
    • Saddling up
    • Grooming/hosing down
  • Learn the basics in horse riding
    • Halt
    • Walk
    • Rising trot
    • Sitting trot
    • Canter Lengthen
    • Canter/Gallop
    • Transitions
    • Small jumps
    • Obstacles
  • Learn fluent and balanced rise trot while steering through obstacles
  • Mounting and dismounting manoeuvres with other technical tasks while on horse back
    (Including speed mounts / dismounts)
  • Includes short piece for your showreel

Teacher Biography:

Hollie Shiels

Hollie Shiels


Hollie started riding at the ripe age of 3 years old and hasn’t looked back since. She has been trick riding since 15 years old and has 28 years of show horse and breeds and other equestrian disciplines experience.

Hollie spends most her time coaching, training and performing in both trick riding and show horse disciplines as well as riding lessons from beginner mounts and riders all the way to advanced. Hollie was given her first horse at the age of 6 and spent most her time helping her mother manage an agistment and trail riding property.

Hollie competed in her first horse show around 5 and soon after started pony club where she also competed in show jumping and eventing in both PC, inter school and open competitions. After some success, Hollie was asked if she would like to become a trick rider and it’s quite obvious the answer she gave, six months later Hollie performed with the new all-girl troupe at Sydney Royal Easter Show which was soon followed by Brisbane Royal Show (EKKA) and Equitana Melbourne.

Hollie continued to perform for 5 years. In 2005 Hollie moved to the Gold Coast where she joined a world famous dinner horse show. She became a supervisor, trick riding trainer, animal trainer (camels, chickens, sheep, cattle and horses), cast co-ordinator and an OHS supervisor.

In 2016 Hollie started her own business HLS TRICK RIDING & EQUESTRIAN SERVICES Where she now teaches full time kids and adults riding lessons, trick riding lessons, kids camps, pony club camps & clinics. Hollie also gets out on the show circuit with her show horses where she is competing at royal, state and national level successfully


Teacher: Hollie Shiels

Dates: TBA 4th Quarter 2019
Time: 4:45pm – 6:15pm 
Cost: $400 + GST

Location: Karen Court, Mount Tamborine
Bring: Water bottle & Snack

$400.00 +GST / Includes all four days

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