CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Please note that all events held at Seven Keys are limited to 6 participants with their one horse.
Spectators Welcome $55/day or $35 a half day event.
Fiona is also available for bookings not listed in the calendar of events both at Seven Keys and alternate venues.
Remote learning options including Video Coaching, Live Virtual lessons, Seven Keys Group Home Study Experiences and VIP Virtual Internships are available for booking throughout the year.
For all listed events please scroll down to view. Some events included later are listed lower down the listing and not in chronological order.
For more information on each style of event plus pricing for alternate bookings please go to each of the relevant pages listed under Coaching. 
To make a booking for a listed event on the calendar click on contact listed under More or Get In Touch
Alternatively contact Fiona via her email sevenkeys@bigpond.com or 0429031395

*REGULAR WEDNESDAY LESSON DAYS

Starting up again Wed 4th August 2021.

Each Wednesday for 3 hours ground skills flows on to a riding session. Each lesson day focuses on a particular skill, technique, theme or strategy with a challenge or challenges to develop, test and strengthen the lesson focus. Bookings available for the ground skills or both the ground skills and riding sessions of the lesson.

Cost $130


Limited places - Bookings essential                                                                                                                                                              

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*REGULAR THURSDAY "TWILIGHT GATHERINGS"

During Daylight Saving Starting up again Thursday 18th November 2021

Each Thursday during daylight savings a “twilight” gathering from 5 to 6 pm. Join Fiona either with your own horse or as an observer of a training session including Fiona and one of her horses.

Booking essential

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* ANNUAL OPEN-DOOR DAY

To Be Announced

In a variety of demos Fiona will showcase the partnerships she is developing with her horses and her purpose built property.

Program available when  date announced

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*VIP VIRTUAL INTERNSHIP

Decide on taking a 3, 6 or 12 month commitment to study with Fiona.

Discounts on live events attended with Fiona over the time of your VIP Intern study.

A fantastic opportunity to have regular, ongoing access to a Master HHHL Instructor/Mentor with experience and expertise in offering guidance, motivation and inspiration in a customised training program. Think of the VIP Virtual Internship as a service rather than a course. With this format Interns have access to a weekly zoom gathering in review of the week of study and the horsemanship themes and perspectives that came up along with a Horsemanship Q & A, regular contact to plan/review/adjust the customised training program, unlimited video coaching and access to the virtual events dedicated fb group for Fiona to share ideas and insights, also for Interns to connect with and encourage each other over their 3, 6 or 12 month commitment. 
Fiona understands that over the 3, 6 or 12 months each Intern will vary in the time they are able to set aside for their horsemanship, sometimes more and sometimes less however with this commitment Fiona in turn is dedicated to empowering VIP Virtual Interns in keeping their training program goals insight. 

Intern Investment in study:

  • 3 month based on $55/week with one upfront payment of $725

  • 6 month based on $45/week with either one upfront payment of $1175 or an upfront 1st payment of $725 followed at the 3 month mark with the balance of payment of $450

  • 12 month based on $35/week with either one upfront payment of $1825 or an upfront 1st payment of $725 followed at the 3 month mark with a 2nd payment of $450 and the remaining payments at the 6 and 9 month marks of $325.

VIP Virtual Interns attending live events will have that weeks VIP payment equivalent deducted from the event cost.

Take this opportunity to have ongoing access to Fiona in developing, implementing and accomplishing your training program with your dreams and goals in mind.

*SEVEN KEYS VIRTUAL HOME STUDY GROUP EXPERIENCE: PUTTING IN PLACE A PROGRAM TO PROGRESS WITH YOUR HORSEMANSHIP AT HOME.

Starting the first Friday of each month.

Join this virtual home study group 3 week experience to get back and/or keep on track with your horsemanship training program for this year. Be proactive in designing and following through with your training program guided, encouraged and supported by Fiona. The opportunity is there to receive video coaching feedback and you will be able to meet and get to know the other participants via the dedicated private fb group set up as well as during the 4 zoom gatherings held over the experience.

Cost $225

*PERSONAL PROGRESSION PROGRAM: ADVANCING RIDING SKILLS WITH A HAPPY WILLING HORSE AS THE PRIORITIES.

22nd November to 2nd December

Individualised support with Modules 1 to 5 in place then focusing on Modules 6 to 8 of the How to Talk Horse curriculum Bending, Harmony and Agility. This Personal Progress Program runs over 11 days with arrival in the morning of the first day for the first afternoon session followed by 4 full days of horsemanship, a rest day to see the sights around Macedon Ranges Shire followed by a further 4 full days and finishing with a morning session on the last day prior to departure after lunch.

Cost $1620

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*INTENSIVE STUDY MODULE: ON LINE TO RIDING WITH SAFETY AND CONFIDENCE THE PRIORITIES. 

13th to 16th December

Individualised progress focusing on increasing the level of communication between horse and rider through Modules 1 to 6 of the How To Talk Horse curriculum Connection, Relaxation, Responsiveness, Confidence, Impulsion and Bending. By gaining more understanding, trust and confidence a lightness in your horse’s response can be achieved when riding the patterns established first on the ground. This Personal Progress Program runs over 6 days with arrival in the morning of the first day for the first afternoon session followed by 4 full days of horsemanship and finishing with a morning session on the last day prior to departure after lunch.

Cost $660

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*HORSEMANSHIP & HORSE TRAINING CLINIC FOR A HAPPY HORSE AND A HAPPY HORSE LIFE

7th & 8th January and 26th & 27th February 2022

Advancing On Line challenges, preparing for and moving on when ready to riding with the How to Talk Horse modules 1 to 7 as the guide: Connection, Relaxation, Responsiveness, Confidence, Impulsion, Bending and Harmony. Experience how the partnership gained On Line is translated to riding for safety, confidence, understanding and harmony between horse and rider.

Cost $280 for each clinic

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*LIBERTY CLINIC

29th & 30th January 2022

Open to those beginning liberty or further developing their liberty play to an advanced level. Individual and group sessions over the two days using the round yard, Honey Comb and when ready out in the obstacle playground paddock at Seven Keys.

Learn or review the fundamentals, be supported through the next stages of your liberty progress, be further inspired when observing other partnerships in the clinic and have fun in the group activity testing the partnership you share with your horse.

Cost $280


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*INTENSIVE STUDY MODULE: FOCUS ON DEVELOPING PATTERNS FROM THE GROUND TO RIDING BUILDING CONFIDENCE, IMPULSION AND BENDING.

28th February to 3rd March 2022

Intensive study of modules 1 to 6 of the How to Talk Horse Curriculum.

Individualised progress focusing on first establishing connection, relaxation and responsiveness and then building confidence, impulsion and bending using riding patterns established first on the ground. This module runs over 4 days and is an excellent opportunity to prioritise time for progress with your horse having a maximum of 6 participants. Take advantage of Fiona's 23 years wealth of knowledge and experiences as a 4 Star Parelli Instructor and now as a Master Happy Horse Instructor with Linda Parelli  at the purpose built facility that she has developed at Seven Keys. Intensive Study Modules are a great choice to advance your horsemanship skills and build an ever more meaningful, dependable and joyful partnership with your horse. Through a strategic mix of theory, simulations, preparatory ground skills and riding sessions you will gain valuable insights that will change the way you think of and interact with your horse. If you’re looking to elevate your knowledge and skill set around horses an Intensive Study Module with Fiona Darling would serve you well.

Arrival in the morning of the first day with the first afternoon ground skills session followed by a full day and finishing with a morning riding session on the last day prior to departure after lunch on the third day.

Cost $660

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*INTENSIVE STUDY MODULE: PROGRESS IN RIDING FOR BUILDING HARMONY, AGILITY, PURPOSE AND POWER.

11th to 15th March 2022

Intensive study of modules 7 to 10 of the How to Talk Horse Curriculum.

Individualised support focusing on building the stepping stones towards riding with harmony, agility, purpose and power over 5 days. An excellent opportunity to prioritise time for progress with your horse having a maximum of 6 participants. Take advantage of Fiona's 23 years wealth of knowledge and experiences as a Parelli Instructor and now as a Happy Horse Instructor with Linda Parelli  at the purpose built facility that she has developed at Seven Keys. Intensive Study Modules are a great choice to advance your horsemanship skills and build an ever more meaningful,  dependable and joyful partnership with your horse. Through a strategic mix of theory, simulations, preparatory ground skills and riding sessions you will gain valuable insights that will change the way you think of and interact with your horse. If you’re looking to elevate your knowledge and skill set around horses an Intensive Study Module with Fiona Darling would serve you well. Arrival in the morning of the first day with the first afternoon session followed by 3 full days and a morning session on the last day prior to departure after lunch on the fourth day. 

Cost $880

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EASTER HORSEMANSHIP FUN CAMP

15th to 17th April 2022

Have fun with your horse at this Easter camp choosing four from a selection of six  2 hr themed workshops. There will be one workshop offered on the first and last days with two available to choose from on each of the middle days. The workshops will have themes focusing on Ground skills In Hand challenges, Liberty play and Ridden focusing on the rider or focusing on the horse sessions. You decide which 4 workshops to participate in spectating the other two with an option to participate in them all for an additional cost.

Cost $360 with additional workshops $90 each.


Have fun with your horse at this Easter camp choosing four from a selection of six  2 hr themed workshops over the three days.The workshops will have On Line challenges or Liberty play or Ridden  themes focusing on the rider or focusing on the horse sessions. You decide which workshop days to participate in spectating the other two with an option to participate in them all for an additional cost.

Cost $360 with additional workshops $90 each.

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