Dressage Lessons

Here at Papillon we are reaching out to horse lovers who want more from a stable than just a riding lesson. We offer you the opportunity to build a relationship with our horses. If you want a unique horse experience in an oasis in the middle of the city then please come and join us.

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Groups & Kids

Papillon offer group lessons for a maximum of three riders (to ensure each rider gets some attention during the lesson). These are run for an hour and are held in one of the Centre’s arenas. Kids' private lessons allow for one-on-one tuition and are an excellent way to focus on acquiring or improving riding skill.

Just For Kids

Park Rides

Escorted park rides can be a good way to practise some existing riding skills in a different environment, or they can be suitable for beginners to simply enjoy a relaxing riding experience. The ride begins at the Stables and crosses Lang Road to Centennial Park, where we make a circuit of the Park, typically taking 45-60 mins.

Ride in Centennial Park

Meet Our Horses

All of our horses and ponies are well trained and patient with beginners. They all have their own unique personality and strengths which we match the rider's skill level and interest.

Meet all of our horses


"I've ridden with Papillon many times and received dressage coaching with Sigrid on Thoura, Max and Elvis - all patient teachers! I would highly recommend Papillon to anyone interested in any discipline of horse riding that wants to learn the 'correct way to ride', with an understanding and care for the horse by using the right aides and body position."


When I first started riding with Sigrid in the 1980's, I was drawn by her method of teaching, which focussed on establishing a good seat, combined with soft, giving hands. Over the years, I have come to understand that this method of riding is underscored by a strong philosophy, a philosophy which informs the relationship of the rider and the horse.