Welcome to the Nottinghill Equestrian Estate website, with which we take greatest pleasure of introducing you to the Lowveld’s premier Equestrian Centre. From the web-pages, you will be attracted to, and favourably impressed by the plentiful extraordinary and exciting collection of features, activities, events and services : which clarifies why Nottinghill has become regarded as the Horse-Mecca of Mpumalanga. Nottinghill Equestrian Estate lies amidst an 11-hectare, rustic, countryside setting – a location of peaceful rural beauty for which the Lowveld is so fondly renowned. The large homestead is the principal heart of all Nottinghill pursuits and happenings, surrounded by the plentiful stables, paddocks and arena’s – a true horse’s paradise!
Nottinghill is owned and managed by Ms. Kraai Kamffer – who is distinguished by her lifetime of commitment towards horses, and all things horsey. Kraai is the driving force and the human-dynamo behind the success, growth and phenomenal achievements at Nottinghill Equestrian Estate – whose passion and dedication is beyond comparison. Her love and knowledge of horses, her personal skills as a rider and show-jumper, and her proficiency, energy and enthusiasm are the qualities that result in Kraai being a widely respected and predominant figurehead in the local and national world of Equestria. So – we trust you will enjoy browsing the following pages, and we are confident you will discover many items of interest to you. But remember : we are just a phone call away, should you need to chat or enquire about anything else.
NOTTINGHILL EQUESTRIAN ESTATE SERVICES:
Nottinghill Equestrian Estate offers stabling services (Livery) where horse owners may stable their horses, where they will be well kept and looked after by our stable staff. Other services include schooling / training of your horses as well as half and full leasing of Nottinghill’s horses.
Nottinghill has an excellent Riding School, offering a variety of options depending upon the individual’s level of horse riding-skills. Courses are available for children and adults, and for those completely inexperienced right up to advanced and competition-level. There are group riding-school classes or individuals might opt for private lessons. All training is conducted either by Kraai personally, or by one of Nottinghill’s professionally qualified horse riding instructors. Every aspect of training is closely managed and monitored by Kraai, and she ensures the strictest measures of safety, proficiency and progress of both riders and horses and all additional riding-school activities.
SHOWS & EVENTING:
Nottinghill hosts and holds regular horse riding graded shows and events as well as Riding Clinics for Nottinghill clients (horse riders).
Nottinghill has weekly visits from schools in the Mpumalanga area. They are bussed in on a scheduled day of the week, to learn from the Nottinghill instructors all about horses and how to ride them. The friendliest of Nottinghill’s own horses are used for these exercises, and the kids and instructors have a great time together.
Nottinghill Estate also facilitates children’s events such as birthday parties, social picnics and any other special occasion. e provide a private area for the party, and we make available the use of our own “gentle” ponies for kid’s rides.
At Nottinghill Equestrian Estate, we have a fully-stocked Tack Shop called “Kraai’s Nest”. “Kraai’s Nest” Tack Shop is on the Nottinghill Equestrian Estate, and just about every equestrian requirement is available. However, any item not in stock can quickly & easily be specifically ordered. The Tack Shop is a very convenient facility —- although not only for Nottinghill riders and horse-owners, because horse and stable owners from all over the province are more than welcome to enquire of to come and browse the shop for all their equestrian requirements.
HORSE VOLUNTEER PROGRAMME:
Nottinghill Equestrian Estate offers a horse instructor course to aspiring students, where they will be working on the estate interacting with our day to day activities interacting with the horses and gaining experience and knowledge first hand.
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