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Summary:

Set at the foothills of Mount Kenya, Olepangi Farm is an authentic farmstead set on 120 acres. This family-run lodge combines great horses, luxiourious accommodation and panoramic views. Ideal for the traveller who is looking for a flexible, relaxing itinerary and wants an adventure without the discomfort! 

Departure Dates:
  • 2020: Open year-round from 1st Jan to 31st Dec
  • Trip Length: 3 night minimum stay
  • Approximate riding time per day: 2-4 hours
  • Meeting point: Nairobi International Airport
  • Riding Ability Required: All levels can be accommodated.
  • Usual Group Size: 2-8
  • Transfer: 2019: Road transfer directly from Nairobi airport to the farm for $250 per vehicle each way, payable on-site (max 4 pax). This is a 4.5 hour journey all on good tarmac roads.
The Great Silk Road
from $1,829
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
Cantering on the beach in Chiapas
from $2,755
Summary:
Swim with horses, ride on the beach, enjoy the natural beauty and wildlife experience in comfort with good fast riding for strong intermediate riders onwards.
Departure Dates:
  • 2020: March 18
  • Other dates available on request
  • Trip Length: 9d/8n
  • Approximate riding time per day: 2-5 hrs
  • Meeting point: Tuxtla Gutierrez Airport, Mexico
  • Riding Ability Required: walk, trot and canter comfortably
  • Usual Group Size: 2-6
  • Transfer: By taxi to first hotel (about $40)
Mexican cowboys at the ranch
from Price on enquiry
Summary:

Enjoy an active ranch holiday at this authentic Mexican ranch close to Mexico City. Well-known for its Friesian stallions and other quality horses, you can explore the surrounding mountains and national parks on horseback, visit local volcanos and indulge in all-you-can-eat Mexican cuisine with complimentary beer and wine. As well as riding, the ranch offers a swimming pool, jacuzzi, basketball courts and a games room making it an ideal destination for groups of riders and non-riders.

Departure Dates:
  • 2019: Any day departures. The ranch is open all year round.
  • Trip Length: Minimum stay is 3 nights. During Easter (April14-21) and Christmas and New Year (December 20 - January 4) there is a 7 night minimum stay.
  • Approximate riding time per day: Up to 6 hours
  • Meeting point: México City International Airport (MEX), Mexico
  • Riding Ability Required: Confident novices onwards. Riders need to be able to control a horse at walk, trot and canter in open countryside.
  • Usual Group Size: 1-12
  • Transfer: 2019: From México City International Airport, $50 USD per car, maximum 4 people, payable on-site.
Stunning trails in the Mixteca, Oaxaca
from $3,085
Summary:

Visit the high Mixteca region of Oaxaca and experience a land of contrasts from ethereal plains of red, maroon and white earth to dense oak forests. Experience the traditional way of life, staying in remote villages and visiting local artistic studios. This week-long trip combines plenty of riding with visits to ancient sites and is suitable for fit, competent riders who want to experience one of Mexico's most diverse regions.

Departure Dates:
  • 2020: 14-21 March
  • Trip Length: 8 days/7 nights/6 days riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: 2-8 hours per day.
  • Meeting point: Oaxaca International Airport or hotel in Oaxaca city.
  • Riding Ability Required: Intermediate to experienced riders.
  • Usual Group Size: 2-4 riders
  • Transfer: Included from either meeting point. The airport is 14 miles away from the ranch and Oaxaca city centre is 10 miles away.
Riding in Altai Mountains, Mongolia
from $3,385
Summary:
Camping trail through the remote Altai Mountains in the far west of Mongolia (internal flight), riding where few outsiders have ever travelled. Riding is adaptable to all abilities. Immerse yourself in the culture of the nomads and meet the locals who hunt with eagles.
Departure Dates:
  • 2020: Jun 17; Jul 5, 24; Aug 11.
  • Trip Length: 17 days/16 nights/13 days riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: 4-5 hours
  • Meeting point: Ulaan Baatar (ULN)
  • Riding Ability Required: Beginner onwards. Fit and able to mount and dismount unaided.
  • Usual Group Size: 4 - 10
  • Transfer: Included from meeting point. Transfer time approximately 30 minutes.
Hunting Eagle
from $4,049
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:
  • 2020: 30 August (Sagsai Festival); 20 September (Ulgii Festival)
  • 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 $3,155
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:
  • 2020: Jun 6, 25; Jul 17; Aug 5, 24; Sept 15.
  • 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: 4-10
  • Transfer: Included from meeting point. Transfer time approximately 30 minutes.
Montenegro Riding Holiday view
from $1,219
Summary:

Mountain and lake ride in pristine wilderness, summer meadows and pastures, visiting monasteries. Riding through the National Park of Biogradska Gora, and Tara River Canyon. Accommodation in simple remote cabins.

Departure Dates:
  • 2020: Jun 6 (FULL), 17 (FULL), 27; Jul 8, 18, 29; Aug 8, 19, 29; Sept 9, 19 (FULL).
  • Trip Length: 8 days / 7 nights / 6 days riding.
  • Approximate riding time per day: 4 - 6 hours
  • Meeting point: Podgorica airport, Montenegro (TGD)
  • Riding Ability Required: Walk, trot and canter on a good horse.
  • Usual Group Size: 2 - 10
  • Transfer: Included from meeting point, 1h 30 min drive.
Summary:

Point to point camping trail between 1,500 and 3,100m through the Atlas mountains including Tassa Ouirgane valley and the Tizi N'Addi pass. For intermediate riders onwards.

Departure Dates:
  • 2020: 21 June* ; 5, 12, 19 July; 23, 30 Aug.
  • (*Low Season)
  • Trip Length: 8 days/7 nights/6 days riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: 4 - 5 hours
  • Meeting point: Marrakech Airport (RAK)
  • Riding Ability Required: Intermediate onwards but should be riding fit. Minimum age 16
  • Usual Group Size: 2-10
  • Transfer: 2020:Included from meeting point (30mins). Transfers can also be arranged from Ouarzazate for €140 per vehicle (1-8pax) each way, payable on site.

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