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About Us

Lloyd Gillespie
  • FGASA Lead Horse Guide Dangerous Game and Trails Guide
  • CEEPSA Professional Equestrian Coach International
  • EQASA Certificate of Horsemastership & Equestrian Tourism International 

Lloyd Gillespie is a FGASA qualified Big 5 Field Guide/Trails Guide with more than 20 years of experience in the industry in Southern Africa. He has owned and operated Fishriver Horse Safaris, the Haven Horse Safaris and now In the Company of Horses. Lloyd specializes on teaching guiding from horseback and conducts practical natural horsemanship workshops focusing on relationships between horse and humans based on leadership and trust.  In the Company of Horses enrols interns and apprentices on selected occasions throughout the year.

Lloyd is a member of the International Equestrian Qualification Authority of Southern Africa and certified as International Horsemaster & Equestrian Tourism Instructor. He is also a member of the Council of Equine and Equestrian Professionals of South Africa, certified as International Professional Equestrian Coach. 

Isabel Wolf-Gillespie

  • Wilderness & Equine Facilitated Personal Development Practitioner
  • CEEPSA Qualified Equine Complementary Health Therapist
  • Equine Facilitated Leadership Development Coach
  • Earth Awareness Consulting Environmental Educator (

Isabel has been schooled in classical dressage and showjumping in Germany, where she grew up. From 2008 she has been assisting Lloyd with the operations and management of In the Company of Horses. She is also a qualified nurse. Her focus with the horses lies in personal development, experiential learning interactions and activities for children and equine facilitated coaching for adults. She is currently studying a MPhil in Management Coaching with the University of Stellenbosch. 

The business has been managed by Isabel, as Lloyd has taken a step back years ago to focus on other ventures.