Riding School

Love for horses and riding often starts at a young age. What parents need most is a conveniently located Riding School offering happy, safe ponies, a fun environment and great coaching to realize their children’s dreams. Jade Equestrian offers it all and serves as a wonderful stepping stone environment, allowing its Riding School pupils to mature through the Riding School and eventually into competitive riding.

Meet Our Riding School Instructors


My name is Fiona van Zyl, I am a Sanef Level 1 Instructor with Level 2 First Aid. I love to focus on the basics of good riding to build a solid foundation, over the last 25 years I have started many a successful rider. I currently compete in Eventing, Showjumping and Dressage.


I am an enthusiastic coach who loves to help teach and communicate with my pupils as they learn. I will always refer to basics no matter the level as I like my pupils to all have a good, strong foundation with no gaps. I teach all ages and all levels. I have competed successfully in the Open levels in my pony career for Show Jumping, Showing and Equitation. I am currently competing in the 1m20 Adult classes.


I’m Nicole. I’ve been riding for nearly 17 years and I compete at 1.1m show jumping and 1m eventing. I absolutely love teaching at Jade Equestrian as the people here are so lovely and seeing the kids progress and being a part of their journey is very rewarding and the little smiles on their faces just make my day.