Upcoming Events 2021

ALL UPCOMING EVENTS TO BE HELD AT SEVEN KEYS UP TO MAY ARE LISTED BELOW.

PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL EVENTS HELD AT SEVEN KEYS ARE LIMITED TO 6 PARTICIPANTS WITH THEIR HORSE. SPECTATORS WELCOME.

FIONA REMAINS AVAILABLE FOR ONE ON ONE AND GROUP LESSONS, WORKSHOP DAYS AND WEEKEND CLINICS AT YOUR OWN PROPERTY OR ALTERNATE VENUE.

REMOTE LEARNING  OPTIONS INCLUDING VIDEO COACHING, SEVEN KEYS VIRTUAL HOME STUDY GROUP EXPERIENCES AND LIVE VIRTUAL LESSONS ARE ALSO AVAILABLE.

FOR ALL EVENT BOOKINGS WITH DATES LISTED PLEASE SCROLL DOWN TO VIEW.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON ANY OF THESE LEARNING OPTIONS INCLUDING PRICING PLEASE GO TO THE RELEVANT PAGE LISTED UNDER COACHING.

FOR VIDEO COACHING, LIVE VIRTUAL LESSON BOOKINGS OR TO ORGANISE AN EVENT WITH FIONA CLICK ON CONTACT LISTED UNDER MORE.

*Regular Wednesday lessons

Each Wed up to 26th May. Starting up again Wed 1st September 2021.

Each Wednesday a morning ground skills session is available from 10 to 11.30 am followed by an afternoon ridden session from 1 to 2.30 pm. Each session includes a lesson focusing on a particular skill, technique, theme or strategy followed by a series of challenges to develop, test and strengthen the lesson focus. Bookings available for one or both sessions.


Limited places - Bookings essential                                                                                                                                                              

*Regular Thursday "Twilight gatherings"

During Daylight Saving Starting up again Thursday 7th October 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

* Annual Open-door day

To Be Announced

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

Program available when  date announced

 *Horsemanship & Horse Training to Develop a Partnership Workshop day Series

Sunday 28th March, 25th April, 16th May.

Advancing On Line challenges, preparing for and moving on when ready to riding. Experience how the attitude of cooperation, partnership and harmony with your horse using Love, Language and Leadership gained in On Line is translated to riding for safety, confidence and understanding between horse and rider. Attend one, attend them all.

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*Seven Keys Virtual Home Study Group Experience: Putting in Place a Program to Progress with Your Horsemanship at Home.

16th April to 7th May

Join this virtual home study group 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.

*Liberty Clinic

8th to 9th May

Begin or further develop liberty play with your horse. Individual and group sessions over the two days using the round yard, Honey Comb and for those 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. $280 with 2 places available.


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*Pony Pals Camp for young people and their horses

1st to 3rd October (end of the school holidays).

For young people 5+ years of age as a way of gathering together to develop their horsemanship skills and perspectives in a supportive, fun environment.

With safety around horses as the number one priority young ones are presented with the attitude, knowledge, tools, techniques, time, imagination and support required as a horsewo/man having empathy, patience and resilience to show the love, language and leadership all horses are looking for in their human partners.

As a result of the experiences shared in building partnerships with their horses young people also develop life long skills and perspectives that will serve them well in all their future relationships.

Ground skills to  develop communication, understanding and positive patterns are followed, when ready, with riding skills.

A parent or designated guardian is to be in attendance for the duration of this camp and included as part of the camp cost.

Day 1 arrival 10 to 10.30am for an 11am start. Session 1: 11am to 12.30pm Session 2: 1.30 to 3pm Session 3: an early Pizza night dinner for family to join in (separate cost dependent on numbers attending) before heading home or to self-organised accommodation.

Day 2 Session 1: 9 to 10.30am Session 2: 11.15am to 12.30pm Session 3: 1.30 to 3.00pm

Day 3 Session 1: 9 to 10.30am Fun Finale: 11.15am to 12.30pm Departure after lunch at 1.30pm

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*Private Progression: On Line to Riding Patterns with Safety and Confidence the Priorities.

1st to 11th November.

Individualised progress focusing on increasing the level of communication between horse and rider. 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 Private Progression 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.

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*Private Progression: Riding from Freestyle to Finesse for Advancing Riding Skills with a Happy Willing Horse as the Priorities.

23rd November to 3rd December

Individualised support focusing on building the stepping stones to successfully progress from Freestyle to Finesse riding. This Private Progression 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.

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*Horsemanship & Horse Training Clinic to Develop a Partnership

29th & 30th January 2022

Advancing On Line challenges, preparing for and moving on when ready to riding. Experience how the attitude of cooperation, partnership and harmony with your horse using Love, Language and Leadership gained in On Line is translated to riding for safety, confidence and understanding between horse and rider.

Book now

*Liberty Clinic

26th & 27th February 2022

Begin or further develop liberty play with your horse. Individual and group sessions over the two days using the round yard, Honey Comb and for those 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.


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*Intensive Study Module: Focus on Developing Patterns from the Ground to Riding

11th to 14th March 2022

Individualised progress focusing on increasing the level of communication between horse and rider for understanding, trust and confidence for lightness of response from the horse through riding the patterns established first on the ground. This module runs over 3 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 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 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.

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*Intensive Study Module: Progress in Riding From Freestyle to Finesse

25th to 28th March 2022

Individualised support focusing on building the stepping stones to successfully progress from Freestyle to Finesse riding over 4 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 2 full days and a morning session on the last day prior to departure after lunch on the fourth day.

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Easter Horsemanship Camp

15th to 18th April 2022

Have fun with your horse over this Easter camp choosing from a selection of three 1.5 hr workshops offered each day including On Line challenges, Liberty play and riding sessions. You decide whether to participate in all or electi to participate in some and spectate others.

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