Sleepy Hollow Horse Riding
We offer riding lessons for both children and adults from Mondays to Fridays during the school term. Riding lessons are 30 minutes long for individual lessons. If the rider wants to later join a group which has space for another rider, and the instructor judges the rider capable of meeting the abilities of the other riders in the group, the rider may join a group for 1 hour lessons weekly instead of individual lessons. The rider will have one lesson per week every week, at the cost of R1 767.00 per school term.
We can also arrange ‘once off’ lessons for guests visiting on holiday. This costs R250.00 for one half an hour lesson.
SLEEPY HOLLOW HORSE RIDING INFORMATION
Phone numbers: 021 789 2341 / 083 261 0104
Web site: www.sleepyhollowhorseriding.com email us if you are interested in horse riding lessons. One of our experienced instructors will get back to you as soon as possible to let you know when they have availability, so that you may discuss what times would suit you the best.
Noordhoek Beach RidesTrails go out most days at 9.00, 13.00 and 16.00 Mondays 12.30pm
Horses are superbly schooled and rider friendly.
You are accompanied by knowledgeable and experienced trail guides.
Bookings are essential!
Please read ALL of the below criteria.
Criteria for all beach trails – very important!
Please read all the information below. All cost vat inclusive.
Age limit: 12 years to 65 years of age.
Weight limit: no persons over 90 kg – all people will weigh at the office!
Duration: 2 hours
Arrival time: 45 minutes before trail
Cost: R460 per person (as from 1st Dec price will be R480.00pp)
Speed: mostly at a walk
General ability to speak and understand English IMPORTANT for safety reasons.
Arrival time is 45 minutes before actual time booked, (please park inside the property) this allows us to meet and great, equip you with the correct equipment, sign indemnities and do a safety talk.
Riding experience is not essential as we allocate horses according to skill, however you need to bear in mind that horse riding is considered an extreme sport and horses all have their own personalities.
The trail will be kept at a walk. Only in certain exceptions will there be a trot or a canter. In accordance with Table Mountain National Parks rules no galloping is allowed on the beach at any time.
If you are pregnant, have had a recent operation or have a medical condition that maybe deemed unsafe to ride (if unsure please ask us), for safety reasons you may not ride on any of our trails or rides.
Riding hats are compulsory and we do supply these. No hat – no ride.
Riders must wear long pants and closed secure shoes with a small heel (1-1,5cm). We have a selection of shoes from which you may borrow, but please bring own socks!
No alcohol or recreational drugs may be consumed before the ride, and no alcohol is allowed on the beach.
Speed limit down Sleepy Hollow Lane is 15 km/h.
Booking is essential and we require 24hrs notice of cancellation as we bring in trail guides especially for these trails. No refund if horse was tacked up and rider does not want to ride anymore.
We require a 50% deposit of the total amount payable in advance to secure your booking. If we need to cancel due to extreme weather we will refund minus 6% handling fee.
*We require at least 24hrs notice of cancellation, if not, deposit is not refundable. If refund applicable – without 6% handling fee.
*We also need a contact telephone/cell phone number.
Business is closed on the 25th of December as well as on 1 of January.
Banking details as follows:
Bank: Standard Bank – swift code SB ZAJJ
Branch: Fish Hoek, 036009
Account Type: Current account
Account Name: Sleepy Hollow Horse Riding Account Number: 072 102 845
Fax Number: 021 789 2350 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
REF: NAME & DATE OF RIDE.
If you want to make a credit card payment, please send us the details, incl. expiry date and CVV number. We do not take American Express, Amex or debit cards. We need 24hr notice of cancellation, please.
SLEEPY HOLLOW HORSE RIDING DONATES A PORTION OF OUR INCOME TO SLEEPY HOLLOW SOUTH AFRICAN RIDING FOR THE DISABLED, A NON-PROFIT ORGANISATION.
THE NON – PROFIT NUMBER IS NPO 107-329
To contact us phone 021 789 2341 or email at email@example.com
2. BUSH TRAILS
Trails go out at 11.30am upon booking (arrival time: 30 min before trail departure). Horses are superbly schooled and rider friendly. You are accompanied by knowledgeable and experienced trail guides.
Only riders between the ages of 8 and 65years (during peak times 8 – 12 years), weighing below 95kg will be allowed to go on bush trails, although we do make exceptions during school terms. The ride will be 1 hour long and costs R285 (R300.00 as from 1st Dec) per person. The trail will be kept at a walk and only in certain exceptions will there be a trot or a canter. Riding experience is not essential as we allocate horses according to skill; however you need to bear in mind that horse riding is considered an extreme sport and horses all have their own personalities. If you have had a recent operation or have a medical condition that maybe deemed unsafe to ride (if unsure please ask us), for safety reasons you may not ride on any of our trails or rides.
Riders must wear long pants and closed secure shoes with a small heel, which we supply if you do not have any. If you would like to borrow our riding shoes, please remember to bring along your own pair of socks. Riding hats are compulsory and we do supply these. No hat – no ride.
3. PONY RIDES
Trails go out every day (except on Thursdays only from 11.30am) between 09.00am and the last will leave at 14.30pm when we have ponies available who are not busy with lessons or therapy sessions. Please call before coming for a pony ride to be sure when we have ponies available! The ponies will be led by our very competent grooms.
Only riders between the ages of 2 and 12 years will be allowed to go on pony rides. Parents are encouraged to walk alongside. The ride will be 30 minutes long and costs R130 per child.(R150.00 as from 1st Dec) The ride around the farm and along the lanes of Noordhoek will be kept at a walk. Riding experience is not essential. Riding hats are compulsory and we do supply these. We prefer that riders wear long pants and closed or strap-on shoes that will not fall off during the ride.
4. RIDING LESSONS
We offer riding lessons for both children and adults from Mondays to Fridays during the school term - either a half-hour individual lesson or a one hour group lesson. Group lessons will only be allowed after the rider has had ample individual lessons with one of our instructors and the instructor deems the rider capable of joining a certain group of her/her skill when there is an opening. The rider will have one lesson per week every week, at the cost of R2 100.00 per government school term.
We can also arrange ‘once off’ lessons for guests visiting on holiday. This costs R250.00 for one half an hour individual lesson.
Please phone (021 789 2341 or 083 261 0104) or e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) us if you are interested in horse riding lessons. One of our experienced instructors will get back to you as soon as possible to let you know when they have availability, so that you may discuss what times would suit you the best.
5. PONY CAMPS
Pony Camps are held every school holiday for kids between 4 and 18 years. We send out newsletters with the details about the dates and costs before each holiday. To get our newsletter, please send us an email at email@example.com requesting to be on our mailing list for Pony Camps specifically. You will also find the newsletter on our website.
6. PONY PARTIES
Pony parties available over weekends and depending on availability, during mornings of holidays at the cost of R650 for two hours. (R680.00 as from 1st Dec) This will include the use of the playground at Sleepy Hollow and two ponies for the half an hour (R130 per pony for every half an hour after that). Maximum of 12 children and if it is raining, there is an indoor room where the party may be held. You may also decorate the venue and we supply tables and benches.
At client’s own venue (in Noordhoek Valley only) over weekends or during holidays upon availability: R250 per pony per half an hour. A maximum of 2 ponies at a venue. Handler included.
VOUCHERS ALSO AVAILABLE AND MAKE NICE PRESENTS!!
DIRECTIONS TO SLEEPY HOLLOW HORSE RIDING
Along the M3.
At the end of M3 you will reach a T-junction set of traffic lights, turn right onto M42, then turn left onto M64 (Ou Kaapse Weg).
Turn right into Silvermine Road (Noordhoek turn off).
Upon reaching the T-Junction, turn right onto the M6 (towards Chapman’s Peak)
You will pass Noordhoek Farm Village on your right and the Noordhoek common on your left.
Just after the common, take the road to the left, Avondrust Circle, then the third right into Sleepy Hollow Lane, just after Beach Rd. Sleepy Hollow Horse riding is at the very end of the road. Please enter through the middle gate (the one with all our signs on it) and park inside.
From Chapmans Peak
Take the Chapman’s Peak road (M6) from Hout Bay. At the end of Chapman’s Peak, turn right into Avondrust Circle. Turn right at the third road into Sleepy Hollow Lane, just after Beach Rd.
Please park inside through the middle gate (the gate with our signs on).
Take the Kommetjie Road, M65 and turn left on the M6, towards Noordhoek and Ou Kaapse Weg. Turn left with the M6 towards Noordhoek & Houtbay.
You will pass Lake Michelle on your left and further on you will pass Noordhoek Farm Village on your right and then the Noordhoek common on your left.
Just after the common (open field), take the road to the left, Avondrust Circle, then the third right into Sleepy Hollow Lane (after Beach Rd). Sleepy Hollow Horse riding is at the very end of the road. Please enter through the middle gate (the gate with our signs on) and park inside.
From Fish Hoek
From Main Rd, turn right at the circle and onto the M65, Kommetjie Rd. Turn right onto the M6 towards Noordhoek and Ou Kaapse Weg. Turn left with the M6 towards Noordhoek & Houtbay and follow as above.
Coordinates : -34 6’12.60 +18 22’10.64
Since 1992 Sleepy Hollow therapy has been providing hippotherapy, therapeutic riding, riding for the disabled and para equestrian sport riding, for people with special needs.
Our mission is to provide excellence in treating and working with people with special needs, in both Therapeutic riding and an Occupational Therapy. We also provide training and education in the field of Therapeutic Riding and Hippotherapy.
Our goal is to assist and inspire our riders and patients to reach their dreams and capabilities.
Saddling up a horse is an enjoyable experience for many people, but for an individual with a disablility it can signify much morse – a road to recovery and freedom.Each year people with physical, cognitive and emotional disabilities are discovering the benefits of Therapeutic Horse back riding. Horses provide challenges as well as rewards.
Therapeutic riding is the use of the horse and equine orientated activities to achieve a variety of therapeutic goals. The benefits of therapeutic horse riding are as numerous as the types of disabilities and conditions served. Research shows that students who participate in therapeutic riding can experience physical, emotional, cognitive, social, educational and behaviour rewards.
The differences between Therapeutic Riding and Hippotherapy is that Hippotherapy is a treatment strategy used by therapists who specialise in Hippotherapy. The therapists treat with the help of a trained horse professional. Therapeutic Riding is conducted by a Therapeutic riding instructor who consults regularly with a therapist and the therapist does the assessment and determines aims and goals for that rider and a program is devised with the Therapeutic Riding Instructor. In Hippotherapy the horse influences the patient, and the patient does not usually influence the horse in any way, as the horse professional is controlling and moving the horse. In Therapeutic riding not only does the horse influence the rider, but the rider will at times influence the horse. The emphasis in Therapeutic riding is on working towards learning riding skills, through therapeutic activities on horse back, focusing on areas of challenge and specific therapy goals.
The sense of independance found on horse back benefits all who ride. The therapeutic qualities of horse riding are recognized by many medical professionals. Individuals of all ages, disabilities and many conditions utilize therapeutic riding and other equine activities, including Hippotherapy.
Therapeutic riding activities are conducted by Riding for the Disabled Instructors under the and in conjunction and over seen by Therapists specialising in Hippotherapy. Physiotherapist, Occupational Therapists or Speach Therapists who have under gone specialised training in Hippotherapy, can specialise in Hippotherapy. In South Africa Hippotherapy courses are run and organised by EATASA (Equine Assisted Therapy Association of South Africa).
If you have any queries, please phone us at 021 789 2341 or 083 261 0104, or send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sleepy Hollow Therapy is affiliated to both SARDA (South African Riding for the Disabled Association) and EATASA (Equine Assisted Therapy Association of South Africa).
Our unique team have qualifications in B Sc Occupational therapy specialising in Hippotherapy, SARDA (South African Riding for the Disabled Association) Senior and Branch Instructors, and SANEF Instructor.
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