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Riding in Tibet
from €3,339
Summary:
Unique cultural experience of the Tagong Horse Race Festival and riding in the remote mountains with nomadic herders.
Departure Dates:
  • 2020: 3 - 16 July
  • Trip Length: 14 days /13 nights /7.5 days riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: 2-7 hours
  • Meeting point: Chengdu Airport, China (CTU)
  • Riding Ability Required: Walk, trot and canter
  • Usual Group Size: 2-8
  • Transfer: 2020: transfers included
Horse riding in Abysinnia Ethiopia
from €2,419
Summary:

Highlights of Ethiopia including Lalibella and riding on the Ethiopian Highlands with the semi nomadic Oromo people. Amazing and unusual trip.

Departure Dates:
  • 24th November
  • Lalibela extension: 22nd November
  • Trip Length: 14d /13n /8d riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: 4-7 hours
  • Meeting point: Addis Ababa (ADD)
  • Riding Ability Required: Ability to walk, trot and canter
  • Usual Group Size: 6-10
  • Transfer: Included from Addis Ababa. Transfer time is approximately 20 minutes
Stunning scenery all around
from €2,665
Summary:

Adventure of a lifetime; for intrepid explorers only, from novice rider onwards. Camping trail with pack horses in an untouched part of east Kazakhstan

Departure Dates:
  • 2020: Jun 28; Jul 15; Aug 20
  • Trip Length: 17 days/ 16 nights/ 12 days riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: 4-6 hours
  • Meeting point: Ust-Kamenogorsk (UKK)
  • Riding Ability Required: Walk, trot and canter but both novice and experienced riders can be accommodated.
  • Usual Group Size: 5-10
  • Transfer: Included from meeting point.
The Great Silk Road
from €1,579
Summary:

An adventurous 14 day camping trek through spectacular valleys, passes and canyons in the heart of the Pamir Alai mountains in the far west of Kyrgyzstan, a remote and little travelled region through the heart of the old Silk Route.

Departure Dates:
  • 2020: 20 Jun; 18 Jul; 15 Aug; 12 Sept
  • Trip Length: 14 days / 13 nights / 8 riding days
    Shorter treks possible on request
  • Approximate riding time per day: 5 to 7 hours
  • Meeting point: Osh Airport, Kyrgyzstan (OSS)
  • Riding Ability Required: Walk, trot and canter on a good horse, reasonably fit
  • Usual Group Size: 2-7
    Small group supplements apply, please see detailed prices.
  • Transfer: Included from meeting point
Horses by the lake
from €1,695
Summary:
A point to point camping adventure combining the green Orkhon Valley with the Gobi Desert and mountain ranges. Opportunities to ride camels and for fast riding on the steppes, for experienced riders. Luggage is transported by camel or vehicle.
Departure Dates:
  • 2020: Runs every Monday from May 4 to 14 Sept (subject to availability, please speak to your travel advisor)
  • Trip Length: 13d/12n/8 days riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: 2 - 6 hours
  • Meeting point: Ulan Bator (ULN)
  • Riding Ability Required: Experienced riders only
  • Usual Group Size: 2 - 10
  • Transfer: 2020: included at from Ulan Bator airport at 10:30, or local hotel at 14:00. Return transfers included for flights departing after 07:10
Horses by the lake
from €1,595
Summary:
A trail ride in the spectacular landscapes of the Orkhon Valley, a World Heritage Site, staying in simple tents along the way and staying with nomadic families. We ride in the Naiman Nuur National Park where the luggage is transported by yak.
Departure Dates:
  • 2020: Runs every Monday from May 4 to 14 Sept (subject to availability, please speak to your travel advisor)
  • Confirmed departures: May 18; June 1; July 13
  • Trip Length: 13 days/12 nights/8 days riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: 2 - 6 hours
  • Meeting point: Ulan Bator (ULN)
  • Riding Ability Required: Experienced riders only
  • Usual Group Size: 2 - 10
  • Transfer: 2020: included at from Ulan Bator airport at 10:30, or local hotel at 14:00. Return transfers included for flights departing after 07:10
New Zealand Hunter River Valley
from €1,985
Summary:

A great horse riding holiday to fit in to an extended tour of New Zealand, this trail ride takes you in to the stunning and exclusive landscape around Lake Hawea and the Hunter Valley. Riding at all paces, discover the unspoilt wilderness of South Island on horseback. Accommodation is in remote shearer's quarters given just enough modernisation to be comfortable without spoiling the traditional feeling.

Departure Dates:
  • 2020: 10 Apr.
  • 2021: 19 Jan; 3 Apr
  • Trip Length: 6 days/5 nights/5 days riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: 2-6 hours
  • Meeting point: Queenstown Airport or local hotel.
  • Riding Ability Required: Intermediate onwards. Riders must be comfortable at walk, trot and canter in open spaces and riding over rough, sometimes steep terrain.
  • Usual Group Size: 6-10
  • Transfer: 2020: Return transfers included from Queenstown Airport or local hotel. Transfers will depart and return to Queenstown at approximately 12 noon.
pack trip on the South Island
from €2,955
Summary:

Pack trip on sure-footed horses between high stations in the Hunter Valley with breath-taking views of Lake Hawea, Mount Aspiring, and Lake Wanaka. Dramatic scenery, fresh air and simple shearer's quarters  in high country stations provides the antidote to modern life. Warm hospitality on private stations makes for a true New Zealand country experience.

Departure Dates:
  • 2020: 14 (FULL) Feb; 16 Apr (reverse itinerary).
  • 2021: 13 Apr.
  • Trip Length: 9 days/8 nights/8 days riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: 2-6 hours
  • Meeting point: Queenstown Airport or local hotel.
  • Riding Ability Required: Novice onwards, some riding experience and good general fitness required.
  • Usual Group Size: 6-10
  • Transfer: 2020: Included from Queenstown Airport or local hotel on Day 1 of tour.
Enjoying the view
from €2,359
Summary:
Riding specially-bred local horses across mountains, through forests and river valleys, this trek utilises pack horses to access some of the most remote and beautiful areas on New Zealand's South Island. Terrain can be steep and challenging at times but there are also opportunities for trot and canter in the valleys. Accommodation is mostly camping or in remote huts used by sheep musters, with good quality locally sourced food.
Departure Dates:
  • 2020: 4 Feb; 28 Apr; 22 Nov
  • 2021: 15 Mar
  • Trip Length: 7 days/6 nights/6 days riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: 2-8 hours
  • Meeting point: Queenstown Airport or local hotel.
  • Riding Ability Required: Intermediate onwards. Riders must be comfortable at walk, trot and canter in open spaces and riding over rough, sometimes steep terrain.
  • Usual Group Size: 6-10
  • Transfer: 2020: Return transfers included from Queenstown Airport or local hotel. Transfers will depart and return to Queenstown at approximately 12 noon.
Horse Riding in Lapland
from €1,349
Summary:

Ride in the Kebnekaise mountains of Lapland in the far north of Sweden and Norway, just north of the arctic circle. Fit, hardy Icelandic ponies will guide you through the rugged terrain. Camp out under the stars, learn the culture of the Sami people and sleep in Sami tents.

Departure Dates:
  • 2020: 28 Jun; 12, 26 Jul; 9, 23 Aug
  • Trip Length: 7 days/6 nights/5 days riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: 4-6 hrs
  • Meeting point: Kiruna Airport (KRN)
  • Riding Ability Required: Walk, trot and canter and be prepared to help with setting up camp
  • Usual Group Size: 2-10, minimum age 12.
  • Transfer: 2020: Included from meeting point (about 25km)

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