Tanya is the owner of SGS which is seen as a family business. She began riding at the age of 9 and after twenty years of riding and working in the horse industry for almost 13 years she has taught many riders from beginners to 1.20m competitive riders.
She has also competed with many horses, more recently with Winslow Cognac in 1.20m, Tchutara Quick Step has just moved up to 1.10m as well as with a clients horse ,Ottimo, in 90cm.
Tanya prides herself in her determination and ability to see the finer detail and make riding more simple.
Nikita has been a "part of the team" for as long as we can remember. She began riding at Sankt Georg at the age of 9 and after twelve years of being a part of the Sankt Georg family, she has finally joined the team as one of the instructors.
Nikita has grown immensely as a rider under the careful guidance of the Sankt Georg team and has competed up to 1.20m show jumping with her first Junior horse, whom she herself also produced, Helderfontein Have Faith. She is currently in her third year of Philosophy at the University of South Africa and is competing in 1.10m show jumping with her new thoroughbred horse, Russian Jet. With a passion for horses and child development, she is a wonderful addition to the team and can truly call Sankt Georg Stables her home away from home.
Ariska van der Linde
Ariska started riding at the age of 10.
The bond between Ariska and her Irish Commander was a very special one and some off their achievements were 3 times provincial colors. Various competition winners including SA Champs, Easter Show. Her Junior career was equally successful on the back of her very special Zimberg again begin in various regional teams, nationals etc.
Today Ariska is bringing on a young horse bought from EBB and Flow Stables in Port Elizabeth and she is looking forward to jumping up the grades with this very talented young mare, Rose of London.
Ariska is currently also SGS Stable Manager and instructor.
Mikayla started riding at the age of 10.
Mikayla started with Polo Cross, her dad noticed she has a talent for show jumping and made the move to SGS. Since Mikayla has been with SGS she has been the happy owner of a couple of beautiful and talented horses and foals. Mikayla is currently riding and competing on Lorlock Piquant and has owned the beautiful grey mare since a young age.
She is excited to move forward and jump up the grades. Mikayla has joined team SGS as a full-time instructor from January 2017 and has already become very popular with the little ones for making lessons fun, informative and motivational.