Welcome to the
Victorian Equestrian Centre
The Victorian Equestrian Centre (VEC) is located in picturesque Upper Beaconsfield some 45 minutes from Melbourne. The centre has magnificent facilities for riders with a huge indoor arena that has spectator seating for 300 people, 2 outdoor ménages, stables and covered stalls.
Children aged from 6 to 18 are encouraged to participate in riding clubs that run throughout the school year. These clubs cater for all ability levels from beginners through to more experienced riders. Private and group riding lessons cater for all ages of rider -you may even choose to go out with our instructors on a trail ride. One day school holiday programs and five day residential holiday camps are held each holiday break. Riders learn correct technique in a safe environment, learn to care for and manage their horses and still have plenty of time for socialising. Each camp and club term ends with a gymkhana where riders compete for ribbons, trophies and medals in dressage, show jumping and games. The most cherished awards being for Group Champion, Horsemanship, Most Improved, and Encouragement.
The centre offers a range of agistment options from full livery to semi private. Your horse will be looked after by our very capable and friendly full time and part time staff. They are always eager to help and provide great advice to help you enjoy your riding and equine friend. All horses are checked twice daily, fed and have their rugs changed if needed. The riding facilities are the icing on the cake.
Each year the VEC plays host to the Victorian Interschool Equestrian Challenge, Show Jumping Challenge, Dressage Challenge and the Primary Interschool Challenge. These events see hundreds of young riders coming together to share their love of horses and equestrian activities.
The VEC facilities are also available for hire to groups wishing to run clinics and competitions, or other special Equestrian events. It is possible to hire the entire VEC facility or just part of it as needed. Rates are by negotiation, and catering can be provided.
In addition, the VEC will by request design riding programs for both secondary and primary schools, Youth groups, Clubs, Tourists, Businesses, and other organisations.
For more information feel free to Contact Us at any time, or call us on: 03 5944 3751