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Karelia is owned and run by Angela Miettinen – EA Level 1 Dressage Coach and Pony Clubs NSW Level 1 Instructor with over 25yrs experience coaching, training and competing in Showing and Dressage. Angela has worked and been a trainer at many Riding Schools -including as Chief Instructor at Hall Pony Club - before finally creating her own Riding Centre. Angela is very experienced and patient when working with children and riders with special needs.

Angela & Levi 2

Karelia Riding Instruction edges away from the title of ‘Riding School”, which is often associated with tired, over-worked horses doing hours of lessons and endless, boring circles around the arena. At Karelia, the horses are part of the family, and are carefully rotated and given fun, interesting exercises throughout their lessons to keep both horse and rider happy and motivated. Karelia’s horses teach the students just as much as the Coach does, and riders are encouraged to “Listen to the horse”, learning from both horse and Instructor teaching together as a team.

To meet the team take a look at the Gallery - the horses photos and profiles.


Horseland Photo

Karelia Riding Instruction is located at 2 Clare Lane Bywong (between Sutton and Bungendore).

Karelia is just 8mins off the Federal Hwy, via Macs Reef Road.

It is only 20mins from Gungahlin, ACT (about the same distance away as many of the other in town riding schools).

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Prices are as follows:

1hr lessons for competition squads, In-house Shows and Holiday Programs - $POA Half hr Private lesson $50 Half Hour shared lesson $40 per rider


Riding School Hours:

Open 6 – 7 days a week, lessons by appointment only.


For more contact Angela Miettinen, EA Level 1 Dressage Coach
Karelia Riding Instruction - 2 Clare Lane, Bywong 2621 - Phone 0416 335 217 or 02 6238 1424
or via email :

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