Evergreen Stables

Enjoy a ride through vineyards, olive groves & pine forests. We are situated at the foot of the Du Toitskloof mountains. Our horses are reliable and well-schooled.



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Evergreen was established in Paarl, Cape Town, in October 1980. We started with 11 horses and have grown into a successful riding school with 50 horses and ponies. We offer horse riding lessons for children and adults as well as holiday pony camps. It has taken years to put together our wonderful team of instructors and very special equines catering for riders of all ages and abilities.

Our facilities include a sand 20 x 60 dressage arena, 15 x 30m indoor riding arena, 20 x 40 enclosed dressage arena, double & single lungeing ring, jumping arena, dam, bungalows & a dormitory for holiday camps, swimming pool and amazing outrides in the vineyards, olive orchards, and pine forests.

We have the most wonderful team of little ponies for our tiny tots. They have been specially trained and selected over the years and give the children instant confidence in being around horses.

Our other horses range from the most steady riding school workhorse teaching basic riding, up to our group of competitive horses and ponies that go out and introduce our up-and-coming riders to the competitive disciplines.

We are the home of the Paarl Branch of the South African Pony Club. The branch was also established in 1980 and has produced many dedicated riders over the years.

In 2009 Evergreen became a Pony Club Centre affiliated to the South African Pony Club. Pupils at the riding school have the opportunity to join as a Pony Club Member through the Evergreen Centre and work through the achievement badge and efficiency test programmes. Children from ages 5 years may join and membership may continue until the age of 25. More info about this on our Pony Club page. Gloria Kilian
I am a SANEF level 1 instructress and a WP Equitation Panel C judge.

Horses and children are my passion and it is so rewarding to look back over the years at the wonderful horses, ponies, and riders that have worked together to make Evergreen a safe, relaxed and friendly environment where people of all ages can get together for the love of horses.

I enjoy teaching all levels of riding. At present, my focus is mainly on private lessons and competitive riders.

Simone Kilian
I have passed my SANEF Module 5 as well as my Pony Club A Test.

I compete in dressage, show-jumping & eventing. I love competition, therefore, enjoy teaching & taking our competitive young riders to shows.

I have been a Pony Club member all my life.


Enjoy a ride through vineyards, olive groves & pine forests. We are situated at the foot of the Du Toitskloof mountains. Our horses are reliable and well-schooled and range from the safe & bomb-proof for beginners to horses that will give experienced riders a good and enjoyable ride. We cater for groups, families or individuals.

We teach basic riding to all ages and abilities. The group as well as private lessons.
We have a special team of ponies for riders from 2 years & older on the lead rein.
Our ladies lessons “housewives league” are weekday mornings. Weekends and public holidays by arrangement.
Term lessons are Mondays to Fridays where we offer a special discounted rate to all riders of school-going age.

Competitive Riding
We cater to competitive riders in dressage, equitation, show-jumping & eventing. Private and group lessons are available in all these disciplines. We have a variety of good competitive horses & ponies.

We offer a leasing facility for riders who would like to ride more often than once a week or who would like to progress to becoming horse owners. We have a selection of horses and ponies that are available on a half or full lease. A half lease entitles you to ride 3 times a week and on the full lease, you may ride as often as you wish.

Holiday Camps
We hold sleepover as well as day camps during most school holidays. Children sleep in 4 x 4-bed bungalows as well as in a dormitory. They are under capable & qualified adult supervision. They ride twice a day and the programme includes lessons as well as outrides, horse & pony care, games, and other healthy outdoor fun activities.

Training Shows
We hold regular training shows. This is an ideal opportunity to introduce novice riders & horses to competition in a relaxed and friendly environment. Keep checking our website for coming events.

We 55 stables and have a limited amount of space available for livery clients.

Although I love competition I also find working with the tiny-tots extremely rewarding.

Diane Byrne

I have passed my SANEF Module 4.

I enjoy teaching people of all ages and stages and especially the horse & pony care side which I lecture regularly at pony club rallies.

I am passionate about horses and riding for relaxation and enjoyment, therefore, love taking outrides and trails.

Barry Potter:

Owner: Simone Kilian
Warmblood Gelding he is a feisty youngster who will start his competitive career in 2010.

Has been to a few training shows so far.


Owner: Evergreen Stables
A thoroughbred mare with lots of spunk and energy she has competed in training and pony club shows.

Bukkenburg Percy:

Owner: Johannette Rheeders
Section C Welsh Cob Gelding who is a great all rounder which we occasionally have the privilege of using.


Owner: Evergreen Stables
Percheron cross Gelding Aged. This old timer used work in the film industry. He is a weight carrier yet is amazing even with the smaller kids.


Owner: Robin Dunbar
Young Warmblood Pony current owner has outgrown her so she will be looking for a loving new owner very talented young jumper.


Owner: Evergreen Stables
Crossbreed Gelding – This versatile little horse can do anything and is one of the favorites in the school

El Jays China Bear:

Owner: Leandri Oberholze and Half Leased by Mia Steyn
Welsh cross mare who has been in the Eastern Cape Showing team and has competed in all disciplines.


Owner: Petro Theunissen
Thoroughbred Mare who has competed in Junior 80cm.


Owner: Courtney Dowdall
Purebred Arab has competed successfully in all disciplines.

Dancing Lass:

Owner: Evergreen Stables and fully leased by Hilde Rheeders
CrossBreed Pony Mare who was born on Evergreen and has competed successfully in PR Elementary Dressage.


Owner: Evergreen Stables
Thoroughbred Gelding – We Rescued this young horse he has a heart of Gold and the most amazing jump. Has started with training shows.

Don Bolero:

Owner: Nancy Gatt
Thoroughbred Gelding – New horse and rider combination have started pre-novice dressage and training jumping shows.

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