Racing Victoria’s Saddle Up School Holiday Program’s winter series returns this July, with a debut visit to Pakenham Racecourse among the offerings for primary school-aged children across Victoria. In partnership with Kelly Sports, Racing Victoria (RV) will run a series of engaging and educational sessions from July 2-11 at racecourses including Caulfield, Flemington and The Valley.

Following the success of the first pilot program during the 2018 July school holidays at Flemington Racecourse, Saddle Up has been offered as a commercial program each school holidays since. The program is run in partnership with Kelly Sports, who have nearly 25 years’ experience in the facilitation of school holiday programs.

The unique program provides the perfect opportunity to get the kids out of the house, as they learn to ride a pony, be educated about equine welfare from an industry leading vet, and craft their own noodle horse and goggles to compete in the prestigious ‘Saddle Up Cup’. The winter series will take place from 8.30am-5.30pm, at the dates and venues listed below:

  • Tuesday, July 2 (Caulfield)
  • Wednesday, July 3 (Flemington)
  • Thursday, July 4 (Werribee)
  • Tuesday, July 9 (Geelong)
  • Wednesday, July 10 (Pakenham)
  • Thursday, July 11 (The Valley)

The cost of each full-day session is $80 per child (including GST). For more information, visit Racing Victoria or to book, please visit Kelly Sports.

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