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Riding on the beach under Northern Lights
from $1,855
Summary:

Experience the extraordinary natural beauty, Viking culture and history of Lofoten, a remote Norwegian archipelago, 95 miles north of the Arctic Circle with an exceptionally mild climate. Ride on hardy Icelandic horses under the northern lights or midnight sun and stay in cosy lodges.

Departure Dates:
  • 2020: 16, 23, 30 Aug; 20, 27 Sept; 4, 11, 18 Oct.
  • 2021: 28 Feb; 21, 31 Mar; 5, 18, 25 Apr; 2, 9, 16 May; 19, 26 Sept; 3, 10, 17 Oct.
  • Trip Length: 6 days/5 nights/5 riding days
  • Approximate riding time per day: 4-6 hours
  • Meeting point: Svolvær Airport (SVJ) or Leknes Airport (LKN), Norway
  • Riding Ability Required: Intermediate onwards
  • Usual Group Size: 4-10
  • Transfer: 2020/21: Included from either Svolvær (SVJ) or Leknes Airport (LKN)
Cantering through desert dunes in Oman
from $2,705
Summary:

This is a great compilation of adventurous riding on forward-going horses for competent riders and cultural exploration of Oman. Ride forward going Arabian horses along the beach and through desert dunes, visit historically and culturally significant sites and have a taste of the Bedouin life camping in the desert. Some nights are also spent in comfortable guesthouse accommodation and the mountain-top resort of Jebel Shams. Traditional Omani fare is served throughout the tour.

Departure Dates:
  • 2020: 14 (FULL), 26 Jan (FULL); 6, 17 Feb; 3, 17 Mar; 22 Oct
  • Trip Length: 8 days/7 nights/5 days riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: 4 half-days of 2-3 hours, 1 full days of 4-6 hours.
  • Meeting point: Muscat Airport
  • Riding Ability Required: Confident intermediate onwards
  • Usual Group Size: 4-8
  • Transfer: 2020: Approx. £33 return from Muscat Airport at 9am. Return transfer for flights no earlier than 10am, approx. 30 mins.
Peru Luxury Sacred Valley
from $5,105
Summary:

This exclusive ride is more than an unforgettable riding experience in the Andes combining culture, history and adventure with fine Peruvian cuisine and charming hotels.

Departure Dates:
  • 2020: Apr 12; May 3, 24; Jul 19; Aug 2, 16; Sept 6, 27.
  • Trip Length: 11 days/10 nights/7 days riding
    **A 7 night itinerary is available - please ask for details**
  • Approximate riding time per day: 4 to 6 hours
  • Meeting point: Cusco Airport
  • Riding Ability Required: Intermediate onwards and able to mount and dismount unaided. Riders should be comfortable, secure and in control at all paces and used to riding in open country and over varied terrain.
  • Usual Group Size: 2 - 6
  • Transfer: Included from Cusco airport between 10h30-11h30. Guests already staying in Cusco will be picked up at their hotel between 11h30-12h00.
Riding in Baikal lake
from $3,095
Summary:

An adventurous horse riding holiday starting in Irkutsk where we drive to the shores of lake Baikal and ride on Orlov cross horses through the Tazheran forest-steppes. Camping and guesthouse accommodation.

Departure Dates:
  • 2020: June 24; August 12 (FULL)
  • Trip Length: 10d/9n/7d riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: 5-6 hours
  • Meeting point: Irkutsk Airport (IKT)
  • Riding Ability Required: Intermediate onwards. Must be able to walk, trot and canter. Novice riders by arrangement on own departure dates with modified itinerary.
  • Usual Group Size: 4 - 12
  • Transfer: Transfer to Irkutsk airport on Day 10 arriving approx. 16:00 included.
Summary:

A shorter version of our Beach & Game trail, this 3-day break combines beach riding and game viewing riding forward-going Arabian X horses. Gallop for miles along the pristine beaches beside the Indian Ocean, ride with big game and enjoy a day at the famous Addo Elephant park by vehicle.  Accommodation is provided at a static camp offering spectacular views over the Kariega river. This short break is available year round for intermediate riders onwards who want to add a few days of beach riding and wildlife spotting onto their South African holiday.

Departure Dates:
  • 2020: 17 Jan, 18 Apr, 23 May, 20 Jun, 18 Jul, 15 Aug, 17 Oct, 12 Dec
  • Trip Length: 4 days /3 nights /3 riding days
  • Approximate riding time per day: 4-6 hours
  • Meeting point: Port Elizabeth (PLZ) Airport, South Africa
  • Riding Ability Required: Intermediate onwards. You must be comfortable at walk, trot and canter.
  • Usual Group Size: 1-8
  • Transfer: 2020: Transfer from/to Port Elizabeth Airport is included. A 2 hour drive.
Riding down the dunes on the Sunshine Coast
from $1,689
Summary:

The ultimate South African trail - combine beach and game viewing in one itinerary ride riding forward-going Arabian X horses. Gallop along the pristine beaches of the Indian Ocean, cross rivers on horseback, spend an evening on a river cruise, ride with big game and enjoy a day at the famous Addo Elephant park. An excellent combination of beach and game with a chance to see the Big Five. An unforgettable and affordable break, available year round for intermediate riders onwards.

Departure Dates:
  • 2020: 6 Jun; 4 Jul; 1 Aug; 5 Sept; 3, 17 Oct; 7 Nov; 5 Dec.
  • 2021: 9, 23 Jan; 6, 20 Feb; 6, 20 Mar; 3, 17 Apr; 1, 15, 29 May; 19 Jun; 3, 17, 31 Jul; 7, 21 Aug; 4, 18 Sept; 2, 17, 30 Oct; 6, 20 Nov; 4, 11 Dec.
  • Trip Length: 8 days /7 nights /8 riding days
  • Approximate riding time per day: 4-6 hours
  • Meeting point: Port Elizabeth (PLZ) Airport, South Africa
  • Riding Ability Required: Intermediate onwards. You must be comfortable at walk, trot and canter. You must be comfortable crossing shallow rivers on horseback.
  • Usual Group Size: 1-8
  • Transfer: 2020/21: Transfer from/to Port Elizabeth Airport is included. A 2 hour drive.
Elephant viewing on horseback
from $2,989
Summary:

The "Big 5" is what everyone dreams of seeing on an African horseback safari. Lion, elephant, buffalo, rhino & leopard. For experienced riders, an exclusive safari giving the chance to see all these & experience Africa as our forefathers did - from the back of bush-wise Boerperd horses.

Departure Dates:
  • 2020/21: Saturday to Saturday dates throughout the year.
  • Trip Length: Big 5 Safari: 8 days riding/7 nights
    Big 5 Camp Safari: 6 days riding/5 nights
  • Approximate riding time per day: Usually 4 - 7 hours/day
  • Meeting point: Hoedspruit (HDS) Airport, South Africa
  • Riding Ability Required: Must be riding fit and able to control a horse at all paces. Minimum age 12
  • Usual Group Size: Big 5 Safari: 2-7
    Big 5 Camp Safari: 2-7
  • Transfer: 2020/21: from Hoedspruit £40pp each way for 1-2pax, £30pp for 3pax, £20pp for 4 or more pax. Private transfers from Johannesburg £400 per vehicle each way (1-7pax).
Gourmet dining safari
from $5,265
Summary:

A mobile safari through covering 3 luxurious private camps through the Makalali Reserve with a focus on gourmet food. Close encounters with some of the most famous, and infamous wildlife in South Africa are pretty much guaranteed as is fast riding on well schooled and responsive horses. Confident intermediate and experienced riders will get the most out of this ride. All overseen by wonderfully attentive hosts.

Departure Dates:
  • 2020/21: Available on request throughout the year (please enquire.)
  • Trip Length: 10 days/9 nights/10 days riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: 4 - 6 hours
  • Meeting point: Hoedspruit (HDS) Airport, South Africa
  • Riding Ability Required: Must be riding fit and able to control a horse at all paces. Minimum age 12
  • Usual Group Size: 4-8
  • Transfer: 2020/21: from Hoedspruit £40pp each way for 1-2pax, £30pp for 3pax, £20pp for 4 or more pax. Private transfers from Johannesburg £400 per vehicle each way (1-7pax).
Spotting Rhino in the Entabeni Reserve
from $3,445
Summary:

View the Big 5 on this ride set in the popular Entabeni Reserve in the Waterberg Mountains with spectacular cliff views. Stay in a variety of accommodation including luxurious tented chalets, a tented campsite beside a river and a classic raised, wooden lodge surrounded by majestic mountains and striking natural rock formations. Game drives included at the lodges, and fantastic riding on board responsive Boerperd horses.

Departure Dates:
  • 2020: 5, 19 Jan; 8, 22 Feb; 7, 21 Mar; 4, 18 Apr; 2, 16 May; 6, 20 Jun; 4, 18 Jul; 8, 22 Aug; 5, 19 Sep; 3, 17 Oct; 6, 20 Nov; 5, 19 Dec
  • Trip Length: 8 days/7 nights/7 days riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: 5-7 hours
  • Meeting point: Johannesburg Airport (JNB), South Africa.
  • Riding Ability Required: Riders must be competent in all paces including gallop.
  • Usual Group Size: 2 - 8
  • Transfer: 2020: €250 return per person from/to Johannesburg. Payable by cash or card (in Euros) on-site upon arrival at the lodge.
Galloping on endless beaches
from $2,665
Summary:

Fast riding along miles of white beaches on fit Arab cross horses. Xhosa cultural visits and nice hotel accommodation.

Departure Dates:
  • 2020: Jan 18; Feb 22 (FULL); Mar 7; Apr 18; May 2, 30; Jul 4; Aug 1; Sept 26; Oct 31 (FULL); Nov 14.
  • Trip Length: 7 nights/8 days/ 7 days riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: Usually 4 - 6 hours/day
  • Meeting point: East London Airport, South Africa
  • Riding Ability Required: Strong intermediate upwards happy and in control at all paces including on open stretches of beach
  • Usual Group Size: 2 - 8
  • Transfer: 2020: Set group transfer 1,200 ZAR one way, per car (c.£73) payable on site to the driver in ZAR only. Transfer time is approx 1 hour.

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