A new equestrians school is set to open in Victoria this year, as equestrators prepare for the winter season.
A new training school will open in 2019.
The Victoria Education Department said in a statement the school was designed for both novice and experienced equestries riders.
The department said it would be located in a historic Victorian Victorian building on the Gold Coast.
The school will offer lessons and workshops for students aged 12 to 20.
“It’s important for us to offer our students the opportunity to be involved in equestrial events, especially in winter,” school director David Hall said.
“Our students will have the opportunity and support to build their skills and prepare them for an exciting winter season.”
The Victorian Education Department has invested $10 million into equestrials and outdoor education over the last six years, and is currently working with the Victorian Police to improve policing strategies.
Victoria’s equestration industry is growing and has seen a huge surge in numbers in recent years.
In 2015, there were more than 6,000 licensed operators in Victoria, according to the Victorian Government.
Victoria is a national leader in equidistance sports, with an average of 1,000 operators in operation, according the Victoria Government.