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26
Jun-2016

Monday Musing: Have you dreamt of a wild adventure, combining the thrill of horseback riding with an exciting new destination? Dream no more and start living. This incredible horse riding safari pictured is the Maasai Mara ride in Kenya.

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The largest and certainly the most fun polo tournament in Europe, Chestertons Polo in the Park, is held at Hurlingham Park in England each year across three days in June and is open to the general public. The event kicks off with ‘Chukka Friday’, featuring three afternoon polo matches. Saturday is Ladies Day with another […]

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Name of breed: Gelderland Horse Country of origin: Netherlands Breed origin: The Gelderland (also known as the Gelderlander), is a heavy warmblood breed of horse that was developed in the province of Gelderland in the Netherlands. Native mares of this province were crossed with Andalusian, Neapolitan, Norman, Norfolk Roadster and Holstein stallions to produce this […]

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19
Jun-2016

Is riding horses your happy place? Find an even happier place on one of our riding holidays. This moment was captured on our Tassie Tiger Trail ride in Tasmania, Australia.

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The Grand National is often called the World’s Greatest Steeplechase and is perhaps the most famous steeplechase in the world. A unique test of horsemanship for the rider and a test of great significance for the horse, the entire course is over 7km long with some 30 unique fences that horse and jockey must navigate, […]

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Name of breed: Mérens Horse Country of origin: Southern France (Pyrenees and Ariégeois mountains) and Northern Spain (near Andorra) Breed origin: The Mérens horse is thought to have originated in prehistoric times, although the exact early history of the breed remains a mystery. There are many theories surrounding its origin including descent from Iberian horses, […]

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Mongolia’s annual famed competition of manly pursuits, Naadam, is one of the oldest, most colourful and not to mention dramatic sporting events in the world. Competitors race on horseback, compete with bow and arrow and wrestle – a trio of disciplines in which Genghis Khan’s army of nomads were expected to excel. The national Naadam […]

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Name of breed: Peruvian Paso Country of origin: Peru Breed origin: Peruvian Pasos trace their ancestry to several breeds of horses – the Jennet noted for its ambling gaits which existed in the Middle Ages; the Barb which contributed strength and stamina; and the Andalusian which added style, conformation and action. Horses arrived in South […]

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Meet Josecito or Little Joe as many prefer to refer to him. He is lucky enough to be Jakob Von Plessen‘s personal horse (Jakob is our brilliant guide on The Patagonia Trail) and is taken for a spin by only the most experienced globetrotters. Why? Because he doesn’t like to stand still and is very […]

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12
Jun-2016

Monday Musing: We are feeling the chill here in Australia at the moment. Dreaming of the warmer months and long gallops on a deserted beach. Pictured here is the raw and unblemished Pakiri beach on our North Island, New Zealand Ride. We can almost feel the pearly white sand and calm, turquoise waters.

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