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 to teach 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 more advanced riders and coach competition riders.

We offer regular clinics with Robert Stewart – Level 3 Showjumping Coach /former International Show Jumping & Eventing Rider and Ron Patterson - Level 3 Dressage Coach and International Dressage Judge, to bring specialist training to Sterntaler and our clients. 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 a safe, friendly and educational lesson, to allow each rider to reach their individual goals. Whether it be the first steps of trot and canter or to improve 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 holidays and some weekends.

Why not drop the children off for the weekend and spend some time at the nearby Hunter Valley vineyards.

Sterntaler also breed 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.


for last minute bookings please call 0412220388 to confirm availability. If you need to cancel please note we have a 24 hour cancellation period.. We are open on some Public holidays please note that a surcharge applies .