General Newsletter

January 2023
In this month's newsletter:
  • Upcoming events at SVS
  • New website
  • End-of-year pony camp recap
  • Championship show recap
  • Valentine’s show
  • ‘Bring a friend’ morning 
  • Lease a pony – dates and info
  • Family outrides – dates and info

Upcoming events at SVS

  • 17th December 2022 – Sun Valley
    closes for the year
  • 9th January 2023 – Sun Valley Opens
    for 2023
  • 21st January 2023 – Lease a pony
  • 22nd January 2023 – Family outride
  • 28th & 29th January 2023 –
    SANESA Bootcamp
  • 4th February 2023 – Lease a pony
  • 5th February 2023 – Family outride
  • 12th February 2023 – Sun Valley
    Valentines show
  • 18th & 19th February 2023 –
  • 25th February 2023 – Lease a Pony
  • 26th February 2023 – Family outride
  • 26th February 2023 – Bring a friend
    fun day

New website

You’re reading this so you’ve found our new website! Over the coming month(s) we will be adding options to make booking easier, such as online booking forms. We can’t wait to share the updates with you.

End-of-year pony camp recap

We had the most amazing end of year pony camp with everyone learning about
all the different disciplines gearing up to our 2023 show calendar as well as
learning how to plait a pony for shows, some spectacular outrides, swimming
in the sun and games such as Fly, Chase me Charlie and many more. At night
we thought it’s the perfect time to stalk the lantern and do what’s in the box
and some of the things we chose for What’s in the box was really hard to
describe without giving it away.

Championship Show

Whiles it was threatening to rain we got our Championship show in just in
time. We had such a good turn out and the riders had to work hard to win the ultimate Champion trophies. With some parent support and the teachers helping from the sidelines, it was a
fantastic way to end the year.

Congratulations to the following winning the trophies
Pony Pal:
Tegan Leisegang & Ben Shane
Novice rider:
Annabell Stainer
Emma Frahm-Arp
Most Improved:
Isabella Mills

Valentines show

The Sun Valley Stables Valentines Show will be on Sunday 12th February. Our shows are a great way to spend a Family Sunday morning in the stable yard. All the classes are designed to be challenging yet still fun and rewarding.

All levels of riders are welcome to enter from Junior Jockeys to Advanced riders. There will be an open tuck shop which boasts the best bacon and egg rolls if you get hungry. Rosettes are given to the winners of each class. All riders will leave with at least one rosette.

If you wish to take part in this fun-filled morning please sign up in the office or via email or on our notice board.

The start time is 8 am and we aim to finish at 1 pm

The cost for this show is R420 for the riding school and R380 for Junior Jockeys


Junior Jockeys:

  • Utility

  • Jump 4 Joy

  • Games 

All Junior Jockeys will receive rosettes

Pony Pals and Novice Riders: R420

  • Utility

  • Jump 4 Joy

  • Games

  • Accumulator with Joker

Competitive and Advanced Riders: R420

  • Utility

  • Equitation

  • Accumulator with Joker
  • Games

'Bring a friend' morning 

We will be having a “bring a friend to Sun Valley Stables morning” Sunday 26th February 9 am to 12 pm.

Sun Valley Stables would like you to share your passion and skills with a friend whilst having a fantastic and fun time on a beautiful outride through our wonderful countryside.


All rides will be well supervised by leaders and
instructors to help your friends who do not know how to ride.


Activities for this morning:
We will start the Morning by teaching your friends to groom and tack up the horses and ponies and a lesson on how to ride. We will then all head out on an
outride, once we return we will untack and put our ponies in the field.


As a pair the cost for both of you will be R450 or if you wish to come alone R250

Lease a pony - dates and info

We are excited to announce our new Saturday afternoon ‘ Lease a pony ‘ program.


Do you want to spend more time with your favourite pony/ horse? During this program, you are able to build a bond with the special pony you love. 


On Saturday afternoon you will be able to care for and spend time with your favourite pony/ horse. You will be able to ride the pony/ horse in the arena while being supervised by a Sun Valley coach, this is not a lesson but a supervised self-ride. Care includes tidying the stable, feeding, grooming, tacking up, hosing and hand grazing.


Saturday afternoons 2 pm to 5 pm
Riding 1-hour self ride
Care and bonding time 2 hours
Cost of leasing a pony for the afternoon is R450


Who is eligible?

  • Current clients of Sun Valley Stables taking weekly lessons.
  • Must be 8 years and older
  • Must be competent to walk, trot and canter independently


  • 21st January 2023
  • 4th February 2023
  • 25th February 2023

Family outrides - dates and info

We will be offering family outrides on Sunday mornings. These rides are open
to the public so bring your friends and family and join us on Sunday mornings for a gentle fun outride.

Cost: R300 per person for an 1.5-hour ride with snacks & juice afterwards.

Family outrides will take place on Sunday mornings from 9 am to 11 am.

Who can ride?

  • Riders must be over the age of 8 yrs (younger children can be arranged)
  • Beginners are welcome.
  • Weight Limit is 85kg


  • 22nd January 2023
  • 5th February 2023
  • 26th February 2023