Sterntaler Equestrian Services is a professionally operated riding school conveniently located at Buchanan, minutes from the Hunter Valley Expressway and within easy driving distance from Maitland,

Newcastle and Singleton.

At Sterntaler we welcome riders of all ages and levels of

experience. We pride ourselves in providing quality

riding and horsemanship instruction on our

own well trained, experienced school horses

and ponies, or you may wish to bring

your own horse.

Our instructors are very encouraging &

experienced at teaching beginner and intermediate

level riders in all aspects of horse riding as well

as tuition in the Olympic disciplines of

Jumping, Eventing and Dressage.

Martina Kovacs started the business in

2002 and is available to teach the more

advanced riders and coach competition riders.

We offer regular clinics with Robert Stewart – Level 3

Showjumping coach and former International Showjumping &

Eventing rider and Ron Patterson - Level 3 Dressage Coach and International Dressage Judge, to bring specialist training to our clients at Sterntaler. Both Robert & Ron are also Equestrian Australia Coach Educators and can assist interested coaches work towards achieving their EA coaching accreditation.

Our aim is to provide safe, friendly and educational lessons to allow each rider to reach their individual goals. Whether it be the first steps of trot and canter or improving your riding position and balance. We can help you to become a confident and better skilled competitor and achieve harmony with your horse in your riding, as well as helping riders and coaches develop in the sport.

We offer holiday camps for children and teenagers every school holiday and some weekends. Why not drop the children off and spend some time at the nearby Hunter Valley vineyards?

Sterntaler also breeds Warmblood horses for training in the Olympic disciplines. Our stock are bred to some of the most influential Australian and International Thoroughbred & Warmblood stallions. We would welcome the opportunity to show you our stock should you be looking for your next champion or partner to train and compete.

We look forward to meeting you and helping you achieve your equestrian dreams.

Our preferred booking method is through Hopoti booking page. This link will take you straight to the Hopoti booking page; 

The process is very simple but for more information please check out our provided booking information page on how to sign up. 

If you are new you must fill out our two waiver forms available on the lesson page.


Phone or Text


Hours of Operation

We are open every day and have lights in our arena so after school lessons are available, as well as weekend and weekday 

Area of Service

814 Buchanan Rd Buchanan NSW 2323

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