A professionally run riding school

Woodridge Equestrian Centre

Do you speak ‘horse’?  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 – it is open to both internal and external riders.  Currently, 50 internal and 10 external riders are taught at WEC.  At College level, horse riding may be selected as a first-choice sport, giving pupils the opportunity to earn sports colour during their high school career.

What we offer

A total of 8 disciplines are offered by the WEC.

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.

Booking form - Internal rider  Booking form - external rider

Meet the A team

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

ELENI PULLEN

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 teachers 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.

MORRIGAN HALKETT

Assistant Manager Morgan was appointed in 2020 and began her riding career at the age of six.  She has competition experience across several disciplines, including Show-jumping, Equitation, Working Hunter, Working Riding, Polocrosse and Western Mounted Games.

Morrigan’s equestrian achievements include:

  • Provincial polocrosse (level 4 handicap; top level A division; provincial ladies’ team)
  • Level 4 Western Mounted Games (holds 12 of the 13 provincial records)
  • Senior Rider of the Year (Eastern Province)
  • South African Senior Ladies Team (WMG 2018)
  • Top ten on her horse, Block Booking, against over 100 riders in two Elite Internationals games (2018)
  • Hurry-Scurry Rider Of The Year and Kick-Up-Dust awards
  • Her horse, Block Booking, won Horse of the Year in 2019
  • Currently holds 8 of the 13 provincial records and looks forward to resuming competitive show-jumping soon.

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 TsosaneSiyabulela ZondaniChristiaan PetersenWayne Goliath