Equestrian Activities at Val de Vie Estate

VAL DE VIE EQUESTRIAN FACILITY

Enjoy riding in our fantastic fibre footing show jumping and dressage arena; equipped with a full set of jumping furniture. This is the annual host venue of the UIMP (Union Internationale de Pentathlon Moderne) S A Show Jumping Championships for aspiring athletes who wish to qualify for the Modern Pentathlon Olympics.

For all activities at our Val de Vie facility contact Rosemary Bartlett +27 72 247 2929 rosemary.bartlett@valdevie.co.za

LIVERY

Keep your competition horse in a state of the art stabling facility, managed by a team renowned for their commitment, expertise and horsemanship.

COMPETITIVE COACHING

If you are a competitive rider our experienced coaches are able to hone both you and your horse’s skills in the following disciplines:

  1. Show Jumping
  2. Dressage
  3. Cross Country
  4. Equitation
  5. SANESA all disciplines

Contact Rosemary +27 72 247 2929
Email: rosemary.bartlett@valdevie.co.za

PEARL VALLEY EQUESTRIAN CENTRE

Equestrian Activities at our ‘Free Range’ facility, in Pearl Valley Equestrian Centre – is where some of our horses and ponies live a natural outdoor life in shaded grassy paddocks.
The polo ponies come across and winter out in these idyllic surroundings and enjoy a few months of R & R after the busy polo season. For all our activities at our Pearl Valley Equestrian Facility contact: Rosemary Bartlett +27 72247 2929 equestcentre@hotmail.com

CAREER AND EDUCATION

Based at Val de Vie the REC (Riding Ethology Coaching) Equestrian Academy has been training equestriennes and coaches for the past seventeen years. Accredited with the RSA Department of Labour and Higher Education this Academy is SA’s longest running independent equestrian & equine educational institution, specializing in ‘training for excellence’.

OUTRIDES

Enjoy a gentle outride in the Valley of Life, on a well-schooled, well behaved horse with an experienced trail guide. All outrides begin with a short assessment lesson in the arena. Novices are especially welcome T’s & C’s apply.

INSTRUCTION

Have a private lesson with one of our experienced Instructors and be inspired to learn the art of riding, in a safe and professional environment.

CHILDREN’S PONY CLUB

Bring the children to enjoy an equestrian activity experience within a small group; to interact with a pony in the stable, learn about the equipment, and enjoy a safe mounted experience.

CHILDREN’S HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES

Every school vacation, our instructors plan at least one morning of games and mounted activities for those who own their own ponies.
We also have pony sharing activities and games for all, for those without their own ponies.

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