Terrouges Equestre, in Pretoria East, offers horse riding in dressage, show jumping, showing, equitation and carriage driving. We cater for riders of all ages and levels of experience. Terrouges Equestre has four qualified in-house instructors and regularly hosts clinics presented by local and international riders.
Individual as well as group lessons are offered. Competitive and non - competitive riders are welcome. Terrouges Equestre also offers training or schooling for your horse or pony in dressage, showing and show jumping disciplines.
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.
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MEET THE INSTRUCTORS
SANEF Level 3 Dressage Instructor
Jessie has represented the Northern Gauteng Region from 1998 to 2005 and again from 2017 to 2018 at the South African Championships. Jessie's equestrian career started when riding her grandmother's miniature shetland ponies in France and the "horse bug" has been present ever since.
Jessie is a recognised Level 3 SANEF instructor and is on the Gauteng Dressage and Showing Judges panels.
Having trained in Portugal, Germany, Belgium and ultimately training under Michel and Catherine Henriquet www.henriquet.com in France, Jessie has learnt to ride with lightness, according to classical Dressage principles and still goes back to Europe on a yearly basis.
Schooling and competing horses from varying levels (from backing of youngsters to older horses with more particular problems to correct), Jessie is currently competing at Medium Tour level on Zucca Dice.
Other achievements include:
2016 Best Rider and Horse Mini Derby Winners
2017 Best Horse Mini Derby Winner
Selected to represent Gauteng at the South African Championships
2018 Selected to represent Gauteng at the South African Championships
2021 Qualified as a DSA Open Rider
2nd Degree Carriage Driving Instructor
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, Maureen 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 Champion Rhodesian Ridgebacks.
Jo was introduced to horses in 1982 and has been enthusiastically involved ever since.
As a child and junior and adult has competed in many disciplines including showjumping, dressage, equitation, eventing and showing but has an interest in all things involving horses. All this has given Jo a very broad spectrum of knowledge which she passes on to her students gladly. Jo-Anne competes as often as she can, mainly in showjumping.
Jo -Anne has successfully competed at 1.1 m , elementary dressage and open equitation.
Jo joined the Terrouges team in 2012 but has been teaching since 1995 and endeavors to pass on very correct styles to all her pupils, young and old.
Jo has produced many great riders who have gone on to be top riders in both equitation and showjumping. One of which was the top child showjumper for two years running.
Jo's formal qualifications are with EQASA and The Brittish Pony Club and has attended many natural horsemanship and horse wellness type courses.
Jo-Anne is responsible for organising all of the riding school lessons at Terrouges.