At Farnham Riding School, we strive to offer a high standard of horse care and professional equine tuition, across all disciplines in a top quality environment.
A coaching team with over 100 years’ experience in horses between them, will ensure that your personal riding goals are achieved. Whether you ride for pleasure or wish to compete at any level, in any discipline our team is able to support, guide and advise you.
Our team of passionate, gentle and educated grooms and grounds men take care of the facilities and make sure that your horse is kept in top quality condition, receiving the very best care around the clock.
From our fully stocked clubhouse, through to a team of friendly and efficient office staff to assist you, we promise that your time at Farnham will be a stress free and enjoyable experience.
Our vision is to provide a safe, educational and family-orientated environment for all ages.
Tamar Gliksman has had a passion for horses her whole life, starting as a child rider and working her way up through the industry. Tamar currently competes at the top level in show jumping. She is a qualified SANEF and FEI Level 2 instructor.
Her strengths lie in schooling horses and taking them up the grades as well as instructing and advising riders of all levels in their individual competition careers.
Tamar is passionate about the sport, having achieved great success in both her riding career and her business career with Farnham Riding School.
Vicky was riding since before she could walk. She grew up with horses, getting her first pony at 2. Horses have been her passion for 30 years. Vicky has competed in many disciplines. The highlight of her competitive career was representing South Africa at the 2014 Altech World Equestrian Games in Normandy. Her dream is to compete at the Olympics.
Vicky specialises in dressage, seat correction and the horse’s way of going but is an all-round rider and coach. She enjoys the SANESA shows, helping and supporting her pupils at the dressage, Prix Caprilli, equitation and showing arenas.
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Starting his career off as a groom, Petrus joined the Farnham family in 2006. Tamar saw his passion for the horses and riders and guided him on the right path to becoming a qualified coach. An absolute legend at Farnham, Petrus is well loved by pupils, parents and ponies across the board. Specialising in novice and special needs pupils, Petrus has a special knack for getting any rider to learn and enjoy their lessons. His bubbly personality, soft-spoken manner and fun approach provides a proper foundation for riders wanting to step into a competitive career.
Petrus is also the go-to coach for any “Pony Party” and is often seen on pony camps with a swarm of little children at his feet.
Kirsten always knew that a life with horses was the only kind of life to have and she has surrounded herself with horses for as long as she can remember. She has competed in showjumping, eventing and showing.
A dedicated and passionate coach, her strength is in understanding horses and it seems all the ‘problem horses’ are drawn to her. There is no horse she doesn’t enjoy bringing working with and teaching. Kirsten wishes to instill that same sense of accomplishment in all her students, teaching more than just riding but also true horsemanship.
Kirsten enjoys spending days at shows with competitive students and would like to see one of her students compete in the South African Derby one day.
Bringing a vibrant energy to everything she does, Dani is the youngest member of the Farnham Team.
Having spent her whole life riding, Dani has competed in showjumping and equitation, bringing home numerous awards in these disciplines. Dani enjoys schooling young horses, preparing them for the show ring. Her aspirations are to be a top rider, taking all her pupils with her.
Dani has a flock of young riders wanting to grow up to be just like her. She enjoys nurturing young riders and ensuring they have a good understanding of the sport, whilst never forgetting the element of fun!
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Nicola is the office manager at Farnham.
She have been working at Farnham for 5 years. Coming from a background with no equestrian experience was sure a big dive into the ocean.
Nicola loves her job as it has exposed her tp horses and the connection they actually have with humans.
Her goal is to be able to incorporate the therapeutic activities horses have into clients’ normal living routines and encourage people who are not exposed to the equestrian world to come and experience the sport.