A warm welcome to Glen Austin Stables, one of Glen Austin’s premier livery yards and riding school.
We are a friendly, well established, family owned and run horse livery yard, based in Midrand, Gauteng. Our owner and manager since 2007, Pam Botha together with her dedicated and trained staff, offer you peace of mind stabling for your horse and a social, relaxed and encouraging environment for you. We pride ourselves on our professionalism, quality of service and impeccable standards. You’ll find a welcoming and enjoyable atmosphere awaits you and we are on hand 24/7/365 to care for you and your horse’s every need.
...everything you would expect from a quality livery yard, including well maintained stables, group or individual paddocks, great exercise facilities and riding areas, well equipped and secure tack and equipment rooms and professional yard and stable management.
Besides livery we also offer quality riding tuition to all levels of horse and rider and our kind and understanding instructors will help you improve your and your horse’s skills to whatever level you wish to achieve in any of the disciplines!
Visit our FaceBook page, send us an e-mail or call us for more information regarding our high quality of training, both theory and practical, our riding lessons, livery / stabling options and pricing, or to join us for our next event.
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We offer a full livery service which covers 24/7 personal care of your horse and we have a selection of brick and wooden stables for 28 horses for you to choose from. Glen Austin Stables is a secure property and has a gated main drive access. Besides normal daily routine care we will also take care of arranging all of your horse’s weekly and monthly needs including scheduled vet, dentist and farrier visits, diet and nutrition management, de-worming programs and vaccination schedules.
Our management and staff are always accessible and we strive to create an environment that will maximise your use and enjoyment of all our facilities, the time spent with your horse and your riding enjoyment. You’ll find a welcoming atmosphere, with friendly management and helpful staff. We have a yard office, client facilities including a tea and coffee bar - all set in relaxed and peaceful surroundings.
We hope that you and your horse will enjoy spending time with us. Our management and staff are here to ensure that you do.
Our livery includes but not limited to:
If you are considering making use of our services, please familiarise yourself with our "Yard Rules" (click to view).
To view and/or print the Livery Contract & Prices, please click here.
On School Horses:
Children (ages 3 - 5) R180 per lesson
Children (ages 6 - 7) R195 per lesson
Children (ages 8 - 16) R230 per lesson
Adults Private, 30 mins R280 per lesson
Adults 2 or 3 students, 45 mins R250 per person per lesson
On OWN Horse:
1 x weekly lesson, Private, R180 per lesson
2 x weekly lessons, Private, R150 per lesson
See below for more details...
We offer structured riding lessons for beginner to experienced riders (or a rider returning to the saddle) wanting to gain skills and confidence in horse riding or in a specific discipline. Our lessons are structured around teaching you balance, improving your confidence and providing you with the horsemanship skills to facilitate a well rounded and trained rider. Don’t have your own horse – not a problem – we have well trained and kind ponies and horses that are chosen for their calm temperaments which we will match to you so ensuring you a perfect mount to meet your skill level. Perhaps even consider leasing/baiting one of our horses *click here for more details*. Our instructors are well trained, kind and understanding to ensure you learn to your maximum capabilities while at the same time having fun!
Beginner riders typically start off on a lead rein and lessons include developing balance and basic skills at walk, trot and canter. Once you have developed the required skills and independence off a lead rein you will progress to more advanced dressage and/or show jumping training.
Progress takes time and for confidence and skills to develop it is vital that you do not rush yourself or your child through the basic levels.
Whether you have your own horse or you are using one of ours we will guide you through the level skills required to achieve the best possible results from you and your horse in the discipline of your choice.
Private lessons are offered daily for all abilities and are ideal for riders who would like to work intensively on their individual goals. We also offer semi-private lessons for groups of 2 or 3 at discounted rates. So bring a friend!
All riders must wear riding helmets to the current safety standards and riding boots or closed shoes. Shoulders must be covered please, so no strappy tops; short sleeved t-shirts are fine. Your legs must be fully covered whilst riding, so we recommend jodhpurs, leggings or tracksuit bottoms. We don't advise jeans.
Long hair must be tied back and no jewellery please. Feel free to call us if you want to chat about what to wear, but don’t worry, to get you going quickly, we have riding helmets available until you can get your own.
Do you know of someone who would enjoy a “once off” lesson or riding experience? Why not consider purchasing a gift voucher for them or even better – spoil yourself! We have different options available for you to choose from! Call or e-mail us for more details.
*Click here for yard rules and guidelines*
We host top instructors within their fields and hold regular workshops and clinics in the various disciplines that are of interest to our riders which including show jumping, dressage and horsemanship that we encourage all our riders to participate in. The workshops and clinics are not included in your lesson fees. We host regular training shows in dressage and showjumping with certified judges to assist you to gain show experience in a relaxed and friendly environment.To be informed of our events, sign up for our newsletter.
We have a daily lunging schedule to lunge or ride livery horses to increase their learning abilities and to provide continuous schooling.
Have you always wanted to own your own horse or pony but don’t want to commit to buying a horse just yet – then becoming a baiter may be the option for you. We have some super horses and ponies that are available to baiters as a half or full bait which could be used for hacking or competing. All baited horses have their own tack. Once the horse is baited, it is taken that the baiter will resume responsibility for the half / full costs of the horse as if it were their own horse. Baited horses must be stabled at Glen Austin Stables. Advantages of baiting:
Our pricing starts at R2,000 for half baiting and ranges from R4,000 for full-baiting. Please give us a call – we will be happy for you to pop in and meet us and our horses/ponies and to discuss your specific requirements.
Nobody likes too many rules, we all like to rely on our own common sense. Sadly though, we in the equestrian community don’t all share the same expectations and understanding of how things should be done around the yard. At the risk of pointing out the obvious, we have compiled a list of rules and guidance on how the livery yard is run and what we might expect of each other. Our aim is not to be unfriendly, but to be clear on our standards and to provide a livery yard that is clean, safe and functions smoothly to the benefit of all clients.
Subject to the rules and understanding below, the arenas are available free of charge to all Liveries and Baiters at all times on a shared basis for use between the hours of 7am and 7pm throughout the year.