Sun Valley Stables is a riding school and livery yard located in the beautiful Sun Valley area just north of Johannesburg. Sun Valley Stables offers horse riding lessons to riders of all ages and levels of experience. Learn to ride in a safe and friendly environment with excellent facilities. Learn a new skill, improve your confidence or just enjoy time with our beautiful horses.
MEET OUR FOUNDER
For some reason unknown to me I was born with or developed at a young age a passion for horses. They are so much a part of my life that I don’t think I would survive long without them. I started riding when I was 6 years old at a riding school in Sandton. Later my family moved to a plot and I got my first pony. While at High school I started a horse riding club at the school and came upon the idea of inter-schools competitions. I ran the first inter schools show in 1988 and continued to run these shows for 12 years after which they were taken over by GHS. After finishing school I rode for the Lipizzaner team for 3 years while studying a B.Com at Wits part-time. During this period I also instructed and passed my Instructors Exams. After completing the B.Com I studied Veterinary Science at the University of Pretoria and began teaching part-time at Sun Valley Stables. In 1998 Terence and I bought Sun Valley Stables and moved it to its present home. There were no stables or arenas and the office was a sheep shed with 40 fleecy inhabitants. After completing my BVSc I bought my horse Diablo in order to continue my competitive riding. Diablo and I were selected for the Provincial Showing Team in 2001 and 2002. Diablo and I won the prestigious SA Derby Show Horse title in 2 successive years and also the Complete Horse 2002 at the SA Showing Championships held in Cape Town.