Lessons are usually an hour long (55 minutes in winter). This includes saddling up and grooming of the pony, until the child is confident and able to do it on their own before the start of their lesson.
All our instructors are SANIP qualified (with a first-aid qualification) or trainees for their exams, as we try to maintain a high standard of tuition and the children's safety is of utmost importance to us.
After only one year of training with her horse, Callaho’s Furieux, Jessie achieved the following at Novice Dressage level: Gauteng North Reserve Champion, Gauteng Reserve Champion and 2013 South African Reserve Champion. Jessie and Callaho’s Furieux are currently the 2015 Elementary Gauteng Reserve Champions.
Maureen was born in Lille, France and from the womb, her passion for horses was fueled by her mother and father, both avid equestrians; her mother being the most widely recognised French breeder of miniature Shetland ponies.
Maureen competed in the French showjumping, eventing and driving circuits, and was part of the Northern France showjumping team. She is a recognised, second degree Carriage Driving instructor and obtained all her equestrian qualifications in 1966.
After meeting her soon-to-be South African Diplomat husband in
Paris, she followed him to South Africa where she founded Terrouges
Equestre in 1988.
Maureen has breed and successfully shown several carriage horses and ponies as well as South African ChampionRhodesian Ridgebacks.