Riding Instructors near Columbia, SC

With over 45 years of horse experience, the Pony Gang Team moved their business from Germany to South Carolina and brought 9 of their ponies with them to create Pony Gang Equestrian Services in Hopkins, SC. The team member dedicate their days to caring and working with their horses. But the highest enjoyment for them is to share their knowledge of horse, the care and correct riding with their students. Lessons are planned to the goals of the riders and they are paired with a horse or pony that matches their riding ability. 

 

Mrs. Stefanie

Riding Hinstructor 

Office Manager 

 

Started riding at the age of 8 years and trained under multiple instructors in Germany. Her focus was Show Jumping. She bought her first horse at the age of 18 years and he was her partner and teacher for the next 17 years. Due to him, she started to look more into the natural way of working with horses. 

She found her love for Western riding at the age of 38 and has since then worked as an instructor for english and western riding. Teaching beginner and advanced riders ages 3 years and up. 

 

14 years of experience in coaching and traning riders from beginners to advanced riders. 

Mrs. Angi

Riding Instructor

Equine Photographer  

 

Angi grew up around horses. Sat on a horse before she was able to walk. She started taking lessons in english riding at the age of 5 years and western riding at the age of 9 years. With the assistance of her trainer and mother she trained her  first pony at the age of 10. Fee is still to this time one of Pony Gangs go to beginner ponies.   When moving from Germany to the US she started riding Hunter and Hunter over fences.  

She worked over the years with many problem horses and retrained them. 

She is teaching children and teenagers from beginner to advanced level since the age of 15 years. 

The partnership between a horse and his rider is the one thing she puts her focus on during her lessons. 

 

Miss Ashley

Riding Instructor

Stable & Barn Manager

 

Ashley grew up around horses and they have been part of her live for as long as she can remember. She has started taking lessons in english riding at the age of 3 years and western riding at the age of 7 years. 

She started working and training horses at the age of 8. TJ her first trained pony is still to this time one of Pony Gangs go to beginner ponies. 

She started riding and showing hunter over fences after the move to the US. 

She loves working with abused horses and teaching them to trust humans again. It is her live goal to make the world a better place for horses.

At the age of 13 she started teaching children and teenagers from beginner to advaced level in english and western riding.