Tuition in Equestrianism

As of August 2019, Equanimity no longer offers riding school lessons. We decided to focus on our livery clients and their horses primarily, so Cheresa is no longer taking on new riders. New owners are still welcome and it is our pleasure to assist horse owners on every aspect of their journey with their horse, regardless of age or ambition. This is a place of continued growth and learning and every type of equestrian is welcome.

Tuition options and prices:

Anyone wanting to receive tuition at Equanimity will undergo a once-off assessment to gauge ability, personality and aptitude for riding. This assessment will give us a better indication of what type of tuition will best suit you. *Assessment fees are payable in advance and non-refundable. Due to previous experiences, we have had to instigate these rules in order to prevent chancers from abusing our time and disregarding our precious horses.

One-on-one tuition
R490 ad-hoc
50min session
R1700 monthly
Weekly 50min sessions
One-on one lessons are aimed at riders wanting to focus on a specific area of their riding or horsemanship. They are available to select clients, as well as to clients who have their own horses and would like to receive assistance in improving their own horse’s way of going, as well as their partnership. Monthly tuition guarantees a specific weekly, time slot whereas ad-hoc sessions are open to riders who cannot commit to a once-a week slot, but would still like tuition every now and then.

Group tuition
R300 ad-hoc
50min session
R950 monthly
Weekly 50min sessions
Group sessions consist of a maximum of 4 riders per group. This ensures that clients receive sufficient attention and practice time during their sessions. Camaraderie is encouraged and new members are welcomed and uplifted. Sessions include anything equestrian, ridden or non-ridden. Groups may be larger than 4 in theory sessions, especially in winter. Theory is invaluable to each rider’s development and dedication to these sessions are of utmost importance. As with one-on-one tuition, monthly group tuition guarantees a specific weekly, time slot and group.


View our calendar to see available tuition slots

We do not take on riders who do not have/do not plan to have their own horses, but we will happily refer anyone new to riding to a local riding school. Equanimity also reserves the right to cancel session slots or charge penalty fees if they are not respected by the individual horseman. Sessions not cancelled 24 hours in advance will be forfeited. All tuition is payable in advance.

We offer the following discounts on riding tuition fees:
10% family – the first family member pays full fees, the second and subsequent riders receive family discount
25% livery/leasee – for livery clients or clients leasing any Equanimity owned horse

Lessons are taught:
Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri 11am-8pm
Saturdays 8am-2pm (reserved for livery and lease clients)
The riding school is CLOSED on Sundays, Mondays and Public Holidays. Livery and lease clients are of course still welcome on these days.

For more information or bookings, please contact us. We look forward to meeting you!

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Please note that we do not offer trail rides, but we welcome visitors who would like to bring their own horses for rides around the farm, swimming in the dam, etc. Read more ..
Whether you are in need of a home for your horse where he/she will be treated with dignity and respect, whether you wish to enjoy the feeling of “owning” a horse without the permanent responsibility of owning a horse, or whether you wish to strengthen your bond with your horse, learn tricks or refine exercises beneficial to the wellbeing of your horse, read more ..