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Barbara Stander

Mountainview Horse Trails

Cell:+27 (0) 786721665
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“There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man.” ~Winston Churchill

I realized it again this morning, when I went riding with Barbara Stander from Mountainview Horse Trails in Wilderness Heights.

Barbara started riding when she was nine years old and when speaking to her, it was obvious that her passion for horses is an everlasting one. After school, she went to Stellenbosch to do her B.A degree but due to financial difficulties, she had to complete her studies at home through UNISA. In September 2011, Barbara once again realized that her passion for horses overpowered anything else that she will ever attempt and started Mountainview Horse Trails.

The trail we rode is one of two trails that Barbara has available. It is a scenic ride with spectacular views through farmlands and forest and takes about two hours including time to be acquainted with your mount. The other trail takes you to the famous viewpoint, The Map of Africa and is about 90 minutes long. The horses are extremely well behaved and they can accommodate any class of rider, from completely novice to the more experienced.

Apart from the trails that are on offer, Mountainview Horse Trails also offer riding lessons for anyone from 5 years old as well as a contract that Barbara has put together for the locals. She gives locals the opportunity to ride with her, without having to own their own horse. It is not a half-lease, as rides are always accompanied, but it gives you the opportunity to bond with your horse, exercise, relax and enjoy nature at its best.

Barbara’s plans are to complete her SANEF and FAGASA qualifications and take her riding centre to a completely new level…watch this space. During our ride, she expressed tremendous gratitude towards her neighbors in Wilderness Heights and she would like to thank each one of them for all the help and assistance.
“I couldn’t have achieved this without my neighbors.”

For more information on rides, lessons and prices please contact Barbara on 078 672 1665 or email her; barbarastander@yahoo.com

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