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TANEIL ARKNER – Owner of The Immaculate Equestrian Academy Elite

TANEIL ARKNER – Owner of The Immaculate Equestrian Academy Elite
TANEIL ARKNER – Owner of The Immaculate Equestrian Academy Elite
Taneil Arkner is a competitive horse rider and owner of The Immaculate Equestrian Academy Elite (The IEA Elite), one of the top academic and equestrian educational institutes in Gauteng, founded in 2008. Having a passion for children and horses,Taneil found the perfect recipe to combine horses and education from as early as Gr R all the way to Matric.

Her vision for The IEA Elite is to be the academy of choice for equestrians and aspiring entrepreneurs alike. In an environment of integrity, hard work and responsibility, she aims to provide the best of both worlds - Academic skills and Equestrian skills of an international standard.

Taneil’s dedication to grow the equestrian sport and her drive to actively give back, inspired her to open ArkStar Kidz Club NPO, a charity involved in the up-skilling of the SA community within the equine career field.


Reasons for Initiating this Type of Educational Institution:-

“As a business woman and entrepreneur I am aware that entrepreneurship is the key to saving our country and that the youth of today are our leaders of tomorrow. With that said I feel it is never too early to teach our children the value of dedication, perseverance, empathy and passion, and these are the exact values a child learns while working with horses. That’s the reason we find it such a winning combination.

I firmly believe that the skills required to become an entrepreneur are the exact same skills that need to be applied to become a successful equestrian, I have already mentioned some of these skills but confidence in your abilities is the key factor. Horses tend to teach children this skill without them even realising they are learning it.

They learn that they have to be patient with the horse in order for them to get the horse to perform. Before long we have noticed learners applying these lessons to their own academic and personal lives. Once the learner becomes patient with themselves and tones it down a notch or two, they realize they can and will learn anything.

We offer full day tuition and we cater for daily cooked lunches (including a halaal option). We also provide boarding facilities (weekly and termly).

For more information about The IEA Elite please visit our website at or like our Facebook page.”


As a business woman and entrepreneur, Taneil’s other enterprises include Elite Stud (horse breeding), New Era -Tic (mobile and online tack store), Elite Miss Priss (SA riding apparel brand). She is a shareholder in Hughes Industries Lambri (custom-made spit and portable braais). When she isn’t riding or teaching, her interests include clothing design and decorating and refurbishing her home. Taneil lives with her family in Walkerville, south of Johannesburg.

She is renowned for her riding talents, coaching abilities and has a passion for children and horses. As a competitor, Taneil has excelled in several international equestrian disciplines – show jumping, dressage, equitation and eventing – and represented the Kwa-Zulu Natal province and her high school.


You can follow Taneil and The IEA Elite on Social Media:

The IEA Elite links,27.9392036,15z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x869ee40d85575178!8m2!3d-26.4514978!4d27.9392036

Taneil Arkner links
+27 82 449 6663 / +27 16 065 0080
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