Fairmont Equestrian Club is split into two groups. The first group is the Equestrian Team which is comprised of competitive riders who compete at SANESA or graded shows. The second group is the Pony Club, which is run like a society where students can learn more about horses and horse riding. Both groups can go on the outings which are organised by the Equestrian Club. Outrides and lessons are organised so that beginner students can learn to ride. The students in the club are also encouraged to go the SANESA shows and to support the riders in the Equestrian Team.
Fairmont's Equestrian Team has a very strong and talented group of riders who has won their school category numerous times. For those students who wish to do graded shows as well, they can receive graded points if they register and compete at SANESA qualifiers. Fairmont recognises equestrian achievements, and students can receive sports colours if they compete at national lever for the SANESA Western Province Team or a graded Western Province Tema. At SANESA and graded shows, students can compete in different equestrian disciplines such as show jumping, dressage, equitation, showing, etc.
Students must own or lease a horse to be apart of Fairmont's Equestrian Team.
Our Pony Club has joined the Tygerberg Pony Club, which is hosted at Silvermist Equestrian Centre in Joostenberg Vlakte. The students learn about horses, participate in fun riding activities, occasionally do shows and outings, and make new horsey friends. Pony Club takes place once or twice a month on a Saturday afternoon. Students can take part regardless of whether they own a horse or not. There is an annual membership fee of R260 for Pony Club and the cost of each rally is R20. There is also a once off payment of R50, to cover the cost of your club pin.
Pony Club is an international club that riders from around the world participate in to learn more about the general care for horses and riding. Riders work from workbooks and gain badges (like scouts and girl guides, but the horse version). They also earn certificates that they can use to show at school and if they qualify for their B and C certificate it is helpful and seen as a qualification internationally if they wish to work in the equestrian industry.
Teacher in charge
Ms L Hofmeyr
Riding instructor (EQASA module 4), WC Equestrian Judge.
- Private lessons for all ages and levels
- Schooling of young and older horses
- Remedial work for horse and rider
- Equestrian and Postural Analysis Clinics