The owner of Mooikrans, Elna Wahl, studied at the Randse Afrikaanse Universiteit during the pioneering years of the once proud Afrikaans University. She obtained a BA (Psychology) degree. Her great passion is remedial education and abnormal psychology and she passes these subjects with distinction.
She does her Higher Education Diploma (HED) through UNISA and later teaches at the Highveld Agricultural School where her own children also attend school. During this time she fulfils leadership roles at various church and cultural organisations. She founded the Jong Dames Dinamiek, Vroue Ken Krag and the Afrikaner Volkswag branches in her area and organises various folk festivals. She is chair of the Women's Ministry at her church, chair of the children’s church and has been a Sunday school teacher for 16 years. Under her leadership, the local nursery school is established. She leads the project until a few years later, the school is registered as a departmental nursery school. She serves on the management of the SA Women's Federation and the Hildebrand Children's Home, where she is closely concerned with the problems of the children in the children’s home.
As a teacher with instructional and educational guidance, she is deeply aware of the challenges and problems facing today's children. With the encouragement of her principal, she takes these children to her sheep farm, Mooigelegen, over weekends. Together with her own children they swim, go horse-riding and help to herd sheep.
The dramatic outcomes of these visits to the farm convince Elna to take on a new challenge – which would be the first in South Africa – namely a horse-facilitated educational and training institute.
Elna's love for her farm and her horses, her years of experience with horses and in-depth knowledge of these majestic animals, her love for children and extensive experience with them, and her love for education and psychology, are currently a winning combination.
Frans Joubert started as a young Agricultural Teacher at Morgenzon Agricultural Academy. His love for agriculture, education and children makes him a beloved teacher and even after many years his former pupils still address him as “Sir”, with the greatest respect.
Later he becomes the Head of Department of Agriculture. He organises agricultural shows, farming days and agricultural tours with great success. Later he becomes a principal until his retirement.
He joins the Mooikrans team as a lecturer in Agriculture in 2018, and under his supervision and guidance it becomes the most popular course at MOOIKRANS. His vast experience and knowledge enable him to mentor and support every student, in whatever subject.
The international courses offered by Australia Correspondence School are conducted under his supervision. He also manages the internal courses that mainly deal with farming as it is practised on the Eastern Highveld, crop production as well as animal production.
Mooikrans has trained facilitators for each item offered.
We consider ourselves privileged to have people like Ivan Ferris (at Agri) and Noelene Marshall (at Equus) on our staff. They are enthusiastic and extremely reliable program leaders. They are both experts in their field and are also excellent horsemen!
Each year, the students elect their representatives to serve on the Mooikrans Staff. These representatives are known as the Student Council. They are responsible for tasks such as supporting students where needed, communication between management and students, day to day arrangements and supervision during study times.