Racing Victoria’s Saddle Up School Holiday Program is a fun and engaging all day program, providing a range of horse-related activities for primary aged children which is held at Victoria’s most picturesque racecourses over each of the school holidays.

Get your kids out of the house and into the saddle for this Spring school holidays edition where they will learn to ride a horse, craft their very own jockey colours or riding goggles for the Saddle Up Cup, watch a trailer for the much anticipated ‘Ride Like A Girl’ movie and participate in a trivia competition and scavenger hunt, plus much more.

The range of activities offered for each child taking part in the program include:

• Learning the fundamentals of riding a horse
• Meeting a thoroughbred horse
• Designing their own jockey colours or goggles ready to compete in the Saddle Up Cup
• Participating in the ‘Ride Like A Girl’ trivia competition and scavenger hunt
• Taking part in a variety of supervised horse themed group sporting and art activities
• Having their photo taken with their parents and an iconic trophy

Every child enrolled will receive a complimentary 2 for 1 ‘Ride Like A Girl’ movie pass to be redeemed at cinemas nationally when the movie opens from Thursday 26 September 2019.

All activities are facilitated by Racing Victoria and Kelly Sports at a cost of $80 per child including GST.

 To book your children into the Saddle Up School Holiday Program Spring Series, please visit www.kellysports.com.au/events.
Search Saddle Up programs by postcode with the following options available:

• Werribee (3030)
• Ballarat (3350)
• Flemington (3031)
• The Valley (3039)
• Geelong (3219)
• Pakenham (3810)


Book Now

To book your children into the Saddle Up School Holiday Program Spring Series, please visit www.kellysports.com.au/events. Search Saddle Up programs by postcode with the following options available:

  • Werribee (3030)
  • Ballarat (3350)
  • Flemington (3031)
  • The Valley (3039)
  • Geelong (3219)
  • Pakenham (3810)
What To Bring

Children are encouraged to bring the following:

  • A drink bottle to refill throughout the day
  • A packed lunch for the main lunch break and snacks for morning and afternoon breaks. Please avoid foods that may contain nuts.
  • Wear clothing suitable for the weather, including something for wet weather (should it be applicable)
Program Dates and Times

The Saddle Up Spring Series will operate from 8.30am – 5.30pm on the following dates and racecourses:

  • Monday 23 September – Werribee
  • Tuesday 24 September – Ballarat
  • Thursday 26 September – Flemington
  • Tuesday 1 October – The Valley
  • Wednesday 2 October – Geelong
  • Thursday 3 October –Pakenham
Daily Activity Timetable
Click here to download the Daily Activity Timetable
Fees
$80.00 per child per day incl. GST