On Property Lease

Through our unique On-Property Lease program we provide the chance to try horse ownership. With a minimum lease term of six months this is designed to suit riders thinking of owning their first horse, riders returning to horse ownership after a long absence or riders who are too busy with family or career to manage full time horse care responsibilities. In addition to regular riding and in-hand lessons On-Property Lease participants will be taught all aspects of horse care.

Price Range    $145 pw - $165 pw for most horses/ponies
     $50 pw - $80 pw for lead rein pony (no lessons included)
Minimum Lease Period    6 Months, with 3 monthly renewals thereafter

Included in the lease price is the following

  • The right to visit and ride the leased horse on any of the open days. Currently the property will be open on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. This may vary in the future but will be no less than 3 days
  • All general expenses including, worming, feet, teeth, vaccinations
  • Agistment including hay when required
  • Use of all Blinkbonnie facilities
  • Supplements and additional feeding as required
  • Tack and saddle hire
  • One private riding lesson each 2 weeks or 1 semi-private riding lesson each week
  • Supervision of the property while the property is open by a suitably experienced person
  • Training by the supervisor in practical aspects of horse care
  • A formal induction training session


"We have been leasing a gorgeous horse at Blinkbonnie for just over six months. It has been a fantastic experience. Under Christine's expert guidance we have learnt a lot about caring for a horse and are starting to learn to ride in the Legerete style. Christine is highly safety conscious and her horses are well trained and cared for. Would thoroughly recommend the lease program which allows you to build a relationship with a particular horse without the stress or time demands of owning one outright. Couldn't recommend highly enough." - Natasha
"I am really enjoying leasing my horse Kyte at Blinkbonnie. The leasing arrangement is a fabulous opportunity for a beginner like me. My confidence and horsey knowledge has grown immensely and I love being free to spend time with him every week." - Sonja
"I have been leasing a horse at Blinkbonnie for 3 years now. My lease allows me to work fulltime and still have time to ride ‘my’ beautiful horse Millie usually three times a week.The cost of my lease includes all feed, farriers, dentist etc, my regular lessons in Legerete, and provision of all the gear I need (saddle, bridle, saddle blanket, rugs etc).I look after Millie when I am there, but Christine (or her friendly staff) look after her when I am not, or when I am away. Christine organises farrier, dentist visits etc, and is always available to give advice and support.Best of all, Christine gives Millie and me lessons in Legerete (lightness of aids), a way of riding I had wanted to learn ever since seeing a demonstration by Philippe Karl (the founder of Ecole de Legerete – School of Lightness) in 2010. Christine is a very knowledgeable and patient instructor of Legerete and Millie and I have learned so much together. I highly recommend leasing a horse at Blinkbonnie." - Janet


"I started leasing a horse through the on property lease program about a month ago. Christine has a wealth of knowledge and really cares for her horses and riders, ensuring she matches you with the right horse. I've been riding a schoolmaster called Will while getting back in to riding after a 10 year break, and have now transferred to Eachan who is helping me learn legerete. I used to own and compete my own horse through high school, but had to pause my riding as I studied at uni. When I found the on property lease program I was so excited! Until this point I had found it hard to get back into my passion, given the time and responsibility buying a horse takes. With the Blinkbonnie on property lease I can feel like I own a horse again. I can spend time and bond with Eachan while also managing my work and home life, as Christine keeps complete care of Eachan. PLUS I get regular lessons to help me back into learning great horsemanship. If you've had a break and want to start riding again, but it seems overwhelming with time, cost and feeling confident with your knowledge. This program is perfect. It is cost comparable to agisting your own horse at a facility (and all the other feed/shoeing/vet etc expenses). BUT you also get support from Christine and several other knowledgeable employees, regular lessons (!), no upfront cost of buying a horse, and complete care if you just can't quite make it as much as you'd like. Perfect segue to getting back in to riding, and later on I'll make that next exciting step to buying my own." - Megan