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Manchado Appaloosa's stud manager, offers specialized lessons on Opstal premises for both riders and non-riders by arranged appointment only.

Our horses are trained intuitively using the basis of natural horsemanship gleaned from many tutors, including Richard Maxwell, Linda Tellington Jones and Fiona Parkinson.

Please contact Nadja at  082 948 3429.

For outrides (off-site) in the Fouriesburg area, contact Fritz from Ventersberg Stables at 072 371 9732.


Opstal is a beautiful, stately sandstone house that dates back 100 years. The property is also the site of our Manchado Appaloosa Stud. The theme is old-world equestrian.

Opstal lies 7km on the S190. Opstal is 30km away from Bethlehem and 12 km away from Fouriesburg.

PLEASE don't get lost... OPSTAL has it's own directions and is not on the same farm as De Rust / Damn Caravan and Twin Towers. See the travel directions document.

Opstal offers

We have Immaculate views on horse paddocks with an extensive mountain backdrop.

We offer organised horse riding lessons from professional Nadja Steil.

Oh yes, and look out for our one eyed Alpaca, Bok Bok, with cria, La-Fawnda, plus their extended family and in-laws providing some entertainment on the side.

There is also a 12 seater steel garden set under a willow tree.

Bedrooms are supplied with:

All bedrooms are supplied with electric blankets and each one has an electric oil heater.
Beds are dressed with white percale linen.

All bedrooms are decorated with a tartan, houndstooth and check theme.

Three Bathrooms: Good quality bathsheets are supplied.

Kitchen: Fully equipped (kettle, microwave, fridge/freezer, bar fridge, gas stove, toaster, coffee machine, high quality maxwell and Williams crockery)
Dining Room: Formal with a 10 seater antique dining room table.
A Washing machine and dryer are available on request.

Stoep: Enormous verandah with built in braai (Leather couches as well as 6-8 seater garden bench) and a weber braai alongside the built-in braai.

Lounge: Spacious with fireplace.. Lounge has 1 leather couch, 2 leather wing backs as well as fabric 3 seater couch-antique furniture finishes this room off. Lots of interesting artwork provide a feast for the eye.

Note: The house is serviced at R100 per day.

All bedrooms have oil heaters .

Please be aware that due to drought situation the levels on all our dams are very low.

Please also note: Please enquire as to any and all intended dealings regarding the horses - We have strict rules with regards to ensuring a safe and stress free environment when it comes to them.

WARNING: To contain our horses without making use of barb wire fences all paddocks are electrified with a two strand perimeter.

NOTE: No pets are allowed.


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