Eltham Lower Park, Victoria, Australia

Eastern Region

Adult Riders Club.

Nestled deep in the Diamond Valley, in a picturesque parkland setting , Eastern Region Adult Riders aims to support all levels of rider from beginner to advanced

The Aims of ERARC

We pride ourselves on being a friendly, relaxed supportive and accessible club, and we aim to welcome all levels of horse and rider, and we aim cater to all level and discliplines of riding.

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Quality instructors attend on a weekly basis, providing expert coaching in stunning surroundings

Featured Members

Meet our Featured members and their beloved mounts,

As you can see we have a diverse range of riders at our club and all levels, ages, types and discliplines are catered for!


Phoebe says: This is me and Gypsy Cob X Bessie. Bessie does super dressage work, is also a great training riding pony, and will be soon broken to harness. She also keeps getting stolen by my 9 year old daughter!


Ingrid says: I am the oldest member and this is my soon to be dressage pony Leo, he clearly prefers jumping. My other horse Fred is learning tempi changes and now throws them in constantly!


Yvonne says: This is Nelson and I. Nelson is an Arabian Warmblood and he has given me so much pleasure on our journey together . He has achieved many good performances including Championships at TTT events but he is just a lovely horse to own!


Emma says: Dancer and i enjoy Dr, Sj, and Xc.. our next aim is to get to L1.. Also would like to give Nav rides and 3 Phase Equitation a try.. Love the friendly, inclusive and helpfulness of ERARC members…

Our Coaches

Adam Benson
NCAS Level 1 Coach

Adam is a competitive successful CCI**** rider, who has been awarded Victorian Amateur rider of the year, and Young Ambassador (rider) of the year. He has competed successfully at prestigious events such as Adelaide International 3de CC****, Melbourne and Sydney 3de***, and HSBC Sydney World Cup CCIw***. 

Chris Smith
NCAS Level 1 Coach

Chris has competed and coached at the top level of eventing for more than 20 years, he has placed at World Cup Qualifiers and was awarded Victorian Event Rider of the Year. He has evented in the UK where he was based and trained with 3-time Badminton winner Ian Stark. Chris is currently competing at 2-star level on a failed racehorse he rescued from going to the market.  

Ian Smith
NCAS Level 1 Coach

Training is important to both horse and rider and Ian believes that one can never have enough training, no matter how good you think you are, it is vitally important to have a coach who gives positive encouragement and has the knowledge and experience to achieve the “correct way of going” in the horse and rider partnership and is someone who can also provide qualified eyes on the ground.

Affiliated with Horse Riding Clubs Association of Victoria (HRCAV)