Welcome to the world of riding at Woodridge.

The prestigious Woodridge Equestrian Centre (WEC) offers pupils (and parents) top quality lessons on a variety of schooled horses and ponies on its well-managed premises. The highly-qualified instructors, coach riders from beginner to advanced in most English disciplines, including Show-jumping, Dressage and Equitation, as well as Eventing, Western Mounted Games and Mounted Archery.

Our WEC riders have gone on to represent their provinces at national competitions in all disciplines, earning accolades for Woodridge College and Preparatory School – one of the few schools in the country to offer Equestrian as a sport.

An open riding school

The Centre is not exclusive to Woodridge-enrolled pupils. Currently, just over 80 (internal & external) riders are taught at the WEC. At College level, horse riding may be selected as a first-choice sport, giving pupils the opportunity to earn sports colours during their high school career.

A total of 8 disciplines are offered by the WEC.

  • We boast two full-size sand dressage/show-jumping arenas
  • Lunge area
  • Eventing course (60cm-1m)
  • Western Mounted Games and Mounted Archery tracks
  • Stabling
  • Additional grass and shaded paddocks for livery horses and ponies.

The facility is currently home to 21 horses and ponies, of which 14 are used for daily lessons.

Did you know? The Woodridge Equestrian Centre has held the Eastern Cape's SANESA title for several consecutive years at Preparatory level, while the College has also bagged the coveted award a number of times.


The WEC has highly-qualified instructors, offering a wealth of experience.


Manager and WEC head instructor, Eleni was appointed in 2013 and began her riding career at the age of eight. A SANIP Level 1 Coach, she teaches riders of all ages across several disciplines: Dressage, Showing, Show-jumping, Eventing, Equitation, Western Mounted Games and Mounted Archery.

Her Equestrian achievements include:

  • 2011 Adult EC Provincial Novice Dressage team member
  • Reserve Champion Working Rider (Pool 2) at Horse of the Year 2012
  • 2013 Adult EC Provincial Open Showing team member
  • 2015 Eastern Cape Showing Chef du Equip for the Provincial Pony rider team
  • 2017 Adult Eastern Cape 80cm Eventing team member
  • 2018 Eastern Cape Adult Open L1
  • Western Mounted Games member.


The WEC has 4 grooms with a combined total of 21 years in the field. They go out of their way to care for the horses and keep the centre
neat, clean and in tip-top condition, while they get involved in the "behind the scenes" action and also accompany our riders to shows.
We cannot run the centre without their valuable contribution, care and dedication.

They are as follows:

Wilson Tsosane

Christiaan Petersen

Siyabulela Zondani

Wayne Goliath