Tuition
Riverleigh provides horse riding tuition to riders of all ages and levels of skill, from total beginner to advanced dressage level.

Our aim is to continuously ensure that all pupils receive appropriate instruction to build their horse riding skills, learn how to be responsive to their horse and develop a rewarding relationship with their equine friends.

We also ensure that our own skills are regularly updated so that we provide the most up-to-date best practice equine teaching methods available to our clients.


Preliminary to Medium dressage

Preliminary to Medium dressage tuition and showing tuition is provided by Sheba Zager. Sheba has been a competitive Dressage rider since 1978 successfully producing and competing horses to Medium and Prix St. George level and has instructed professionally since 1985 producing many riders to provincial level.

She has also competed successfully in showing competitions, producing many champions!

Over many years Sheba has also ridden on courses with International trainers such as Gehard Bagdhan, Hans Staub, Armin Fritz, Hella Kunz and in Holland with Marjo Lichtenvoort-cats.

Sheba was also appointed as Chairlady of the West District at the inception of the Inter-District Championships. She held this appointment for a further 3 years and continued to serve on the committee as Dressage co-ordinator and selector for a further period of 7 years. Sheba is also a National Candidate dressage judge, provincial team selector and was GHS Dressage Chairlady from 2009 to 2012.


Michelle Van Staden

Michelle has successfully competed in Dressage, Showing & Show jumping competitions.

She is the perfect instructor for young children and adult beginners alike, specialising in confidence building for nervous riders on safe and reliable school ponies and horses.

She also provides basic to medium level jumping skills. An all time favourite is 'Pony Camp' - these are held during school holidays and provide children and teenagers with a week of fun and learning!
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Jennifer Labuschagne

Jennifer is the stable manager at Riverleigh.

Jennifer has her diploma for Equine Sciences Studies at Tshwane University and is currently completing her degree.

Her primary focus is on beginner and lower-intermediate riders, producing quality riders from a grass-roots level.