School of Horsemanship

In the words of founder Deborah Dows, “TSF is a teaching operation.” Thanks to her purity of vision and great generosity we have the opportunity to teach students a rare concept among modern riding schools: Horsemanship.

Not only does TSF provide sound, qualified instruction, but also a glimpse at how horses thrive in their natural, intended environment. Members of TSF do more than take lessons; they share the privilege of stewardship of our noble horses. From the initial introductory lesson through our unique progression of riding levels, our aim is to impart a complete understanding of the horse. Theory classes are offered weekly and are required for advancement to a higher level.

Though our staff’s distinct experiences in the sport vary, we share a common passion for learning. This pursuit challenges us at The Southlands Foundation to provide, “the best in teaching of riding and horse sports.