INSTRUCTION

Bekker Equestrian Academy offers equestrian tuition in all disciplines with proven results. These disciplines include dressage, show jumping, equitation, eventing and mounted archery. We cater for riders of all ages and levels of experience, competitive and non-competitive. Private and group lessons can be taken. Our instructors are available for freelancing in Pretoria and surrounds for lessons and clinics as well as show assistance. 

A lesson’s duration varies between 45 minutes and an hour long, which includes saddling up and grooming. Riders that are competent saddle up on their own before the start of their lesson. The same applies to those that would like to groom on their own.

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DEON BEKKER

SANEF Module 5 Instructor

Deon is a recognized SANEF Module 5 Instructor, experienced in Prix St George Dressage and 1.20m Show Jumping. Trained by Olympic riders, he has competed in various disciplines including dressage, show jumping, eventing and breed shows.

He has been commended by and Olympic rider on his unique teaching style and is fondly known as the seat-guru. Deon has produced many phenomenal riders, achieving their provincial and national placings in dressage, equitation, show jumping, and eventing. His students include 1.40m show jumpers and Prix St George dressage riders that have achieved successful placings including wins on national level. He coaches all level riders for SANESA and graded shows. 

JENNA ELLIOTT

EQASA Module 2 Head Groom

Jenna is busy studying towards her EQASA qualification and is our trainer for beginner riders. She was introduced to horses at the age of four and has been enthusiastically involved ever since.

She has competed in many disciplines including show jumping, dressage, equitation, showing and eventing. This experience aided in building a very broad spectrum of knowledge which she passes on to her students. She competes as often as she can, mainly in show jumping. She is also involved with the schooling of young horses.

She has successfully competed in SANESA shows, acquiring National status in show jumping, dressage, and eventing. 

DEIRDRE JANSE VAN RENSBURG

Mounted Archery Coach - Barebow Mounted Archers

Currently ranked in the top three Mounted Archer Seniors in South Africa, Deirdre is also ranked as the Top Female Senior Mounted Archer in South Africa. 

She has:

  • been competing in the top five for the past five years
  • been selected for the Protea Team four times
  • competed in three World Championships, twice in South Korea and once in Hungary

President of the Mounted Archery Association of South Africa (MAASA), Deirdre is also a passionate and dedicated coach and specialises in taking beginner and intermediate archers to advanced levels. She believes that the key to a good archer is good horsemanship – a solid relationship, and an understanding of your horse, will lead to a confident and focused archer.