The Council of Equine and Equestrian Professionals of South Africa (CEEPSA) is the Professional Body for the equine and equestrian industry.

Membership is voluntary and although a non-statutory body at this time, CEEPSA intends to forge relationships with other Professional Bodies in the interest of the industry. We hope to eventually become a statutory body to compliment the other statutory bodies.

CEEPSA is a non-profit Company and is here to look after the interests of its members, all equines and members of the public within the equine and equestrian industry.

CEEPSA Prospectus

Download our prospectus for a full summary of who we are and what we do.

Who will benefit?

  • Individual Professionals
  • Industry Stakeholders
  • General Public interested in the Industry

What is CEEPSA?

  • A Non Profit Company registered with the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission Republic of South Africa in terms of Section 14 of the Companies Act. NPC no. 2013/208031/08
  • A Professional Body registered with the South African Qualification Authority – Registration no. PB0000060.

What are CEEPSA’s main functions as a professional body?

  1. To protect the interest of the public and the welfare of all equines through all the relevant Acts of Parliament and Statutes.
  2. To engage with all government, provincial and magisterial bodies to promote the Equine and Equestrian Industry and to look after its interests in collaboration with the various stakeholders and sectors.
  3. To look after the interests of its members and to promote the value and quality of their qualifications.
  4. To ensure that all of its members abide by the Code of Ethics and maintain Continues Professional Development.
  5. To provide SAQA with the information for the National Learner’s Register Database.
  6. To act as a Quality Development Partner with the QCTO to ensure that the qualifications meet best practice and international standards in collaboration with the various stakeholders and the Assessment Authority – EQASA

In addition CEEPSA will expand its role as determined by the needs of the Industry and will in time include employment placements, registration of training and assessment establishments, voluntary grading of Riding Schools and venues under EQUIGRADE™ and insurance cover for professionals.

Who can become a member?

There are 3 categories of membership

  1. Individual Professional Members: This category forms the actual membership base of CEEPSA.
  2. Commercial Members: This category is open to stakeholders such as feed merchants, tack shops etc. who would like to be part of the organization with possible marketing and commercial opportunities.
  3. Allied Members: This category is open to the various Associations or bodies such as the Farriers Association, Equine Veterinary Association, Sports Associations, Coaches Association. SAPS etc., to whom the individual members may already be a member.

How can I become a member?

If you are already qualified in one of the above professions you can apply for membership by following these steps:

    1. Complete the professional member application form.
    2. Accept the Code of Ethics
    3. Supply any additional information for your required category – e.g. coaches need an up to date Level one 1st Aid certificate; Officials need endorsement letter of reference from their discipline code etc.
    4. Submit the application form plus proof of payment to admin@ceepsa.org

NOTE: Membership of CEEPSA will not over-ride any obligation that individual Associations may impose in order to practice. For example – A Polo referee will still need to be a member of the Polo Association of South Africa should they wish to officiate.

Commercial Members

  1. Fill out the commercial member application form
  2. Submit the application form plus proof of payment to admin@ceepsa.org

Allied Members

  1. Fill out the commercial member application form
  2. Submit the application to admin@ceepsa.org

What will it cost?

Members – R395.00 pa*

Commercial Members – R3250.00 pa

Training Providers – R1950.00 plus inspection fee

Livery Yard or Riding School – R2100.00 plus inspection fee

Both of the above – R2650.00 – plus inspection fee

Allied Members – No Charge

*This includes personal accident cover as per the terms and conditions

What do I need to do to become a professional in one of the above categories?

All of the above designations have NQF registered Unit Standards; Part Qualifications or Qualifications. Qualification is done through formal external assessment or Recognition of Prior Learning by submission of a Portfolio of Evidence – this may also require additional evaluation.

Individual enquiries should be sent to admin@ceepsa.org.

Code of Ethics

To read our code of ethics, click here.

Allied Organisations

Eventing SA
Shumba Shaba
Top Compliance

Council of Equine and Equestrian Professionals SA NPC

(Registration Number 2013/218031/08)

(SAQA Registration number 0000060)

Directors: Diane Pieterse, Michelle Beckbessinger, Luise Von Dürckheim-Botes


More questions? Download our FAQs here.

CEEPSA Memorandum of Incorporation

To download an abridged copy of our Memorandum of Incorporation click here. To access the full document, contact admin@ceepsa.org and supply your CEEPSA membership number.

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