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About Shellby

Shellby Equestrian Centre offers horse riding lessons for all ages and abilities on our beautiful horses. A successful riding school on Sydney's Northern Beaches for 15 years,Shellby is responsible for introducing hundreds of people into the horse world. A trip to the local clubs' equestrian events will show a large number of Shellby students, both past and present, participating in the various disciplines.


Rachelle Joisce, owner of Shellby, holds a Bachelor of Business in Management and Leisure Management, is an NCAS Level 1G Equestrian Coach and Skill Specific Trainer Assessor (SSTA) bringing a wealth of experience and knowledge to the Centre. Rachelle has been involved with horses for over 30 years and is passionate about teaching people how to enjoy the animals which have given her so much. She has a long history in Pony Club, Riding Club and open competition, and is dedicated to helping people achieve their goals in riding.

Our Team

Shellby has a wonderful team of permanent, full-time staff, dedicated to creating a perfect riding environment for our students.
All our instructors are accredited and insured. At Shellby, we are proud to have coaches in all disciplines – Dressage, Jumping, Western and Natural Horsemanship. Shellby is also a Child Safe Work Place.

Our Horses

All of our horses are carefully selected for their temperaments and suitability.
We also endeavor to provide horses suitable for all levels of rider to assure their safety and satisfaction.

Our Facilities

Shellby boasts an amazing, state-of-the-art complex consisting of stabling for 28 horses, an indoor 50x60 metre fully floodlit arena, an outdoor 60x20 metre Olympic arena, and 2 arenas catering for our beginner riders. We also have large paddock facilities to ensure our horses have “down-time”.


We look forward to introducing you into the wonderful world of horses, and hope that your experience with us is fulfilling and enjoyable.