OUR HISTORY

 

As founder of Ridgetop Equestrian over 20 years ago, it has always been my heart’s desire to work with and help people while sharing my passion for horses and the incredible amount they have to offer. The name Ridgetop was suggested to us by one of our first young riders here whose Mom was in isolation in hospital after a heart transplant and it was fitting that she had the honour of choosing our name while we were privileged to have her spend time here under difficult circumstances. It has been exciting and challenging to see the growth and changes over the years. A livery yard and riding school first, then an exclusively SARDA centre and now so much more with a wonderful partnership with Julie Ponquett our neighbour and friend. God has Blessed us immeasurably and in more ways than I could ever imagine.
Tracey Cumming

OUR VISION AND MISSION

 

Vision Statement

Inspiring people to achieve their unique potential through interaction with horses.

 

Mission Statement

A social enterprise dedicated to providing professional, inspirational environment to empower adults and children to be the best that they can be using the uniqueness of horses

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Ponies / Horses

We work with a wide variety of horses and ponies which enables us to select the best suited for the job and client’s needs. Our herd varies from 12hh ponies to 16’3hh horses and a great mix of breeds and sizes in between. Each comes with their own unique movement pattern, personality and ability.

Ponies and Horses

Facilities

Our facilities include large paddocks, an indoor and an outdoor arena, 2 lunge rings and access to outrides and activities on the property.
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24Horses
2000Children Helped & Taught
800People Trained

TEAM MEMBERS

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Tracey Cumming
BSoc Sc (UKZN), SANEF, SARDA Senior Instructor, Disability Coach SA Team at World Equestrian Games in Kentucky and Equestrian Team Manager Paralympic Games London 2012, TTouch Practitioner. 20+ years’ experience in all aspects of therapeutic riding. EMMETT Practitioner.
Julie Ponquett
EQASA Module 1, 2 and 3. Many years’ experience in running a stable yard and involvement in therapeutic riding, various administration positions in industry and NPO. EMMETT Practitioner.
Amy Cumming
Amy is a qualified book keeper and is completing her B.Comm degree. She is following her passion and teaching our Ridgetop Riders. As an Equestrian Amy has competed in many equestrian disciplines and represented KZN in the Junior Open Equitation Team and her country in the All Africa Games Young Riders Show Jumping Team. She has trained her own horses throughout her career.
Japhet Dladla
Stable Manager and experienced groom in the therapeutic riding field as well as aspects of in hand training and competition. Japhet is also a code 10 licensed driver.
Teresa Kenton
Teresa Kenton has ridden since she was 9 and participated in many riding activities and disciplines including showing, show jumping, and equitation. She worked in an office environment including at veterinary practices until August 2016, when she decided to fulfill her dream of teaching riding and assisting with the schooling of young horses or horses requiring reschooling.
Tracy Moxey
TTouch Eq P2 Equine Practitioner Level 2. Tracy has been practicing Tellington Touch for 9 years. Her qualification enables her to give one on one training's as well as 2 day group training's. Tracey has assisted in training the South African mounted police and been involved with horses her whole life. Her own horse, who used to be anxious and bolt, led her to find this unique gentle method of working with horses. He is now able to be ridden bridle-less and bit-less.Tracey also works in various administrative capacities and distributes horse and dog related products.
Cara Elmira
Cara has an Honours Degree in Psychology and is qualified as an Equine Specialist in Mental Health and Learning with the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH). Horses have been a huge part of Cara’s life since she was 8yrs old and she loves being able to combine her love for people and horses in her equine assisted learning sessions. Cara has her own practice but joins Ridgetop Equestrian for our group sessions (adults, teens and children) and corporate team work.
Our Grooms
We have an amazing team of grooms taking care of our horses and facilities who have many skills between them.