Simon Marrier d’Unienville – Founder & Executive Director
Simon became the first Monty Roberts Certified Instructor in Africa in August 2018. Born in Durban, South Africa, he spent his youth (trail) riding horses in the Drakensburg Mountains and playing polocrosse on his school team. Simon works with starting and schooling young horses at his homestead, Equiville Manor, in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Simon plans to use the Monty Roberts methods to reduce human-to-human and human-to-animal violence in South Africa and across the rest of Africa. Simon will be holding introductory and short courses both in South Africa and around Africa to help train future Monty Roberts instructors and further spread Monty’s non-violent methods across the continent.
Simon’s passion lies in teaching and working with at-risk youth. And as the first Lead-Up Certified Instructor in Africa, Simon has joined an elite team of equine-assisted therapy specialists that are reducing violence among youth through their ground-breaking program.