Horse agistment and riding facilities in the heart of the Adelaide Hills

Horse agistment and riding facilities in the heart of the Adelaide Hills

Where comfort and care come first

gilr on pony

Horse agistment and riding facilities in the heart of the Adelaide Hills

Horse agistment and riding facilities in the heart of the Adelaide Hills

Where comfort and care come first

gilr on pony

About Darby Lodge Equestrian Centre

Your horse is a beloved family member, so naturally, you want the best for them.

Darby Lodge Equestrian Centre has been a trusted horse agistment facility amongst the Hahndorf community for many years. At Darby Lodge, we understand finding the right riding facility depends on many factors.

Our large indoor riding arena is available for hire in all weather conditions, allowing you to maintain your training routines year-round.

indoor arena and rider
indoor arena and rider
female riding horse

About Darby Lodge Equestrian Centre

Your horse is a beloved family member, so naturally, you want the best for them.

Darby Lodge Equestrian Centre has been a trusted horse agistment facility amongst the Hahndorf community for many years. At Darby Lodge, we understand finding the right riding facility depends on many factors.

Our large indoor riding arena is available for hire in all weather conditions, allowing you to maintain your training routines year-round.

How to find Darby Lodge Equestrian Centre

Darby Lodge Equestrian Centre is located in the heart of the Adelaide Hills passionate horse-loving community.

Nestled between Hahndorf and Mount Barker, Darby Lodge is a short, 25-minute drive down the South Eastern Freeway from Adelaide.

You’ll find us at:

146 Haines Fire Track
Paechtown, via Hahndorf

How to find Darby Lodge Equestrian Centre

Darby Lodge Equestrian Centre is located in the heart of the Adelaide Hills passionate horse-loving community.

Nestled between Hahndorf and Mount Barker, Darby Lodge is a short, 25-minute drive down the South Eastern Freeway from Adelaide.

You’ll find us at:

146 Haines Fire Track
Paechtown, via Hahndorf

family

The family behind Darby Lodge

Hi. We’re Catherine, Daniel, Reilly and Ali. We bought Darby Lodge in April 2023.

Catherine and Ali have spent the past few years immersed in the equestrian world. Through continued lessons, we’ve honed our riding skills and developed our knowledge of theory, groundwork, and handling.

Our family expanded three years ago with the spirited, Jazz, a 11.2 hands high (hh) pony. Since then, the family grew to include Rocky, a 12.2hh Welsh riding pony, and Suklaa, our gentle giant Clydesdale and Quarter Horse mix, standing tall at 14.3hh.

As for the boys? Well, they’re drawn to a different kind of horsepower – the thrill of dirt bikes!

family
rider, horse and instructor
horse rider

Horse riding lessons and horse management

If you need help managing your horse or honing your riding skills, we have a experienced riding instructors and horse trainers on-site.

Kellie Summers offers riding lessons for all levels. She caters to casual and professionals — from children to adults — helping all riders learn and improve their riding skills.

Horse riding lessons | Horse care and management | Float training

Naomi Mashford teaches riding to children and adults using the rider’s own horse.

With a Diploma of Equitation Science, Naomi can be contacted on 0407 806 448 to book your lesson.