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Hunting Eagle
from $3,989
Summary:

Fantastic adventure in remote western Mongolia from beginner onwards, vehicle supported camping trip with great guides. Visit the Eagle Festival and join hundreds of nomads gathered to watch and compete as the hunters show off their skills.

Departure Dates:
  • 2022: September 18.
  • Trip Length: 16 nights / 17 days / 11 days riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: Average 4-5 hours
  • Meeting point: Ulaan Baatar (ULN)
  • Riding Ability Required: Beginner onwards. No minimum age. Fit and able to mount and dismount unaided.
  • Usual Group Size: Maximum 10
  • Transfer: Included from meeting point. Transfer time approximately 30 minutes.
Boy and Eagle
from $3,105
Summary:

A fast ride that takes you deep into western Mongolia and the National Park Tarvagatai Nuruu. Start with a road trip across the country via the 13th century capital of the Mongol Empire before meeting up with local nomads who provide high quality horses to explore this remote region. Flight back to Ulaan Bator. Less experienced riders can be accommodated without affecting the pace.

Departure Dates:
  • 2022: 12 July; 18 August.
  • Trip Length: 16 nights / 17 days / 9 days riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: Average 4-5 hours
  • Meeting point: Ulaan Baatar (ULN)
  • Riding Ability Required: Beginner onwards. No minimum age. Fit and able to mount and dismount unaided.
  • Usual Group Size: 4-10
  • Transfer: Included from meeting point. Transfer time approximately 30 minutes.
Gallop across the plains
from $2,395
Summary:

A trail ride in the spectacular landscapes of the Orkhon Valley, a World Heritage Site, uniquely combining comfort and tradition with specially adapted yurt accommodation along the way. Ride in the Hustai National Park, famous as the home of the Przewalski's wild horses as well as along the edge of the Gobi Desert.

Departure Dates:
  • 2022: 31 May; 7, 14, 21, 28* Jun; 5, 12*, 19, 26 Jul; 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Aug; 6, 13 Sept
  • (* Naadam Festival)
  • Trip Length: 13d/12n
  • Approximate riding time per day: 2 - 6 hours
  • Meeting point: Ulan Bator, Mongolia
  • Riding Ability Required: Experienced riders only
  • Usual Group Size: 2 - 10
  • Transfer: 2022: included at from Ulan Bator airport on arrival of Turkish Airlines flight (usually 07:50 or 09:20 am depending on the season). You can book any flight landing before Turkish Airlines flight, or local hotel at 14:00. Return transfers included for flights departing after 07:00.
Horses by the lake
from $1,835
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:
  • 2022: 10, 17, 24, 31 May; 7, 14, 21, 28* Jun; 5, 12*, 19, 26 Jul; 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Aug; 6, 13 Sept
  • (* Naadam Festival)
  • 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: 2022: included at from Ulan Bator airport on arrival of Turkish Airlines flight (usually 07:50 or 09:20 am depending on the season). You can book any flight landing before Turkish Airlines flight, or local hotel at 14:00. Return transfers included for flights departing after 07:00
Przewalski Horses
from $1,729
Summary:

A winter ride combining the magic landscapes of the Orkhon Valley with Bayan Gobi dunes and Przewalski horses in Hustai National Park. A rare insight into the lives of the nomads living on the frozen steppes, yurt accommodation, for experienced riders.

Departure Dates:
  • 2022: 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Jan; 6, 13, 20, 27 Feb; 6, 13, 20, 27 Mar; 3, 10, 17, 24 Apr; 1 May
  • Trip Length: 2021/2022: 10 days/9 nights/8 days riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: 2 - 6 hours
  • Meeting point: Ulan Bator
  • Riding Ability Required: Experienced riders
  • Usual Group Size: 2 - 10
  • Transfer: 2022: included at from Ulan Bator airport on arrival of Turkish Airlines flight (usually 07:50 or 09:20 am depending on the season). You can book any flight landing before Turkish Airlines flight, or local hotel at 14:00. Return transfers included for flights departing after 07:00.
Gallop across the plains
from $2,879
Summary:

A three week horse riding adventure exploring the central regions of Mongolia, from the deserts in the south to the mountains and lakes in the north.

Departure Dates:
  • 2022: 7, 28 Jun; 2 Aug
  • Trip Length: 20d/19n/13 days riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: 2 - 6 hours
  • Meeting point: Ulan Bator
  • Riding Ability Required: Experienced riders only
  • Usual Group Size: 3 - 10
  • Transfer: 2022: included from Ulan Bator airport on arrival of Turkish Airlines flight (usually 07:50 or 09:20 am depending on the season). You can book any flight landing before Turkish Airlines flight, or local hotel at 14:00. Return transfers included for flights departing after 07:00
New Zealand Hunter River Valley
from $2,505
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:
  • 2023: 18 Jan; 17 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: 2022/23: 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 $3,305
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:
  • 2022: TBC
  • 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: 2022: Included from Queenstown Airport or local hotel on Day 1 of tour.
Enjoying the view
from $2,839
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:
  • 2022: 30 Nov
  • 2023: 1 Apr
  • 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: 2022: Return transfers included from Queenstown Airport or local hotel. Transfers will depart and return to Queenstown at approximately 12 noon.
New Zealand Tekapo Expedition
from $4,205
Summary:

Pack your swag and get ready for the ultimate New Zealand adventure; cross rivers, traverse the snow-capped mountains aboard sure-footed Clydesdale X TB horses. Luggage and equipment is carried by pack horses while overnights are under canvas or in shearing sheds. Suitable for fit novice riders onwards.

Departure Dates:
  • 2022: 31 October; 20 November.
  • Trip Length: 14 days/13 nights/11 days riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: 6-9 hours
  • Meeting point: Christchurch International Airport (CHC), New Zealand
  • Riding Ability Required: Novice onwards with a good level of fitness and ready for a challenge
  • Usual Group Size: 5-16
  • Transfer: 2022: Included from meeting point.
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