About Equine Sport Centre

About us

ESC is a female owned and managed yard, situated on the Stellenbosch wine route in the Western Cape, South Africa.

Uzel Mouton has been the majority owner of ESC since March 2017. Uzel's talent for working with, and natural affinity for animals, especially horses, makes her excellent at her job. Uzel first started horse riding at the age of 9 and has competed in Eventing, Show Jumping, Dressage, Showing, English Mounted Games for the past five years, and more recently Polo Cross, resulting in almost 20 years of experience in the industry. She has completed her EQASA Modules 1-3 as Professional Stable Yard Manager and furthered and completed her Stud and Yard Management qualification, with special training in Stallion Management, at the School of Excellence at Summerhill Stud in KwaZulu-Natal. Uzel has also represented South Africa as part of the National English Mounted Games team in New-Zeeland in November 2019. Uzel instructs the more advanced, competitive riders at the yard, and is phenomenal at leading by example.

Chantell Aylward is ESC's main horse riding instructor and yard manager. Chantell has been riding and working with horses for more than ten years an. Before Chantell joined ESC, she was a professional ballroom dancer, resulting in a great understanding of the human body and its functionality during sport. Her main disciplines eventing and and show jumping. Chantell instructs riders of all ages and levels and is definitely a favourite amongst our riders. She has the patience of a saint.

Zonika Esterhuizen joined the ESC team at the start of 2023, as riding instructor and trail ride guide. Zonika has been riding for over twelve years and has earned Western Province Colours in Western Mounted Games. She has competed in Show Jumping and has also trained Endurance horses. Zonika also work as a Hippotherapist assistant. Zonika's kindness makes her super popular under the junior riders.

Corlia Meyer is ESC's communication manager reg. Corlia holds a PhD in Science Communication allowing her to understand the importance of communication in running a business. Corlia rode as a child but only took up riding in 2017 again and mainly competes in show jumping and eventing.

ESC is also very lucky to have numerous other volunteers that help out purely because of their love for horses, from horse fitness to fixing tack to yard maintenance.

All the ladies of ESC, the volunteers and our excellent grooms will always go the extra mile to deliver professional service and are very passionate about horses, and animals in general.