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Name of breed: Vyatka Horse Country of origin: Russia Breed origin: This north Russian pony was strongly influenced by the natural conditions that they lived and the terrain. The 14th century saw Novgorod colonists bring Estonian horses and Kleppers to northern Russia and these horses affected the conformation of the Vyatka horse. The regions that […]

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Meet globetrotter Niccola Phillips! After kicking breast cancer to the kerb, Niccola decided to celebrate life through a horse-riding holiday to New Zealand on our Glenorchy Back Country Ride. And we couldn’t be happier for her! She’s found a new lease on life and loving every minute. Keep reading to find out more about this […]

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As we aren’t able to join all our guests on each riding holiday we offer, we LOVE getting to live vicariously through your stories and photos when you return from a ride. And after coming back from her recent adventure through New Zealand on the Glenorchy Back Country Ride, I think it is safe to […]

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This dynamic family just brings a smile to my face every single time I think of them! The wonderful Mclachlans, or ‘Team Macca’ as they affectionately named themselves, rode on our Tassie Tiger Trail and it is safe to say there were many memories made that will stay with them forever. Have a read of […]

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Let me ask you two questions globetrotters: Are you booked on our Glenorchy Back Country Ride in New Zealand or Big Horn Cattle Drive in America? Or are you coming to Iceland with us this year? And do you LOVE a hot cuppa as you’re munching away on your delicious saddlebag packed lunch after a […]

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Sir Winston Churchill was an animal lover, there’s no doubt about it! When it came to the end of World War One he couldn’t stomach the idea of leaving the trusty steeds of the British cavalry behind, so he intervened and secured the safe return of tens of thousands of warhorses stranded in Europe. During […]

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Every September, the Dartmoor Derby takes small groups of riders through their unique riding challenge through the moors in the south of Devon, England. This three to five day ‘glamping’ trek has only been happening for a few years and yet it’s already drawing famous people to come ride! The reason I use the term […]

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Name of breed: Dutch Draft Country of origin: Netherlands Breed origin: The Dutch Draft was originally bred by cross breeding heavy draft mares from Zeeland (the westernmost southern district of the Netherlands which consists of islands and peninsulas) with breeds like Ardennes and Brabant from Belgium after the First World War. The breed was mostly used […]

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He was one of the greatest racehorses of the 18th Century and was known for his endurance ability over four miles (that’s around 6.5 km!). But his stellar racing career (34 wins) was not the only thing this stallion was known for. It was his name, ‘Potatoes’ that got people talking. But how did he […]

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Every year at the end of April to the first weeks of May, the Badminton Horse Trials take place at its namesake, Badminton House in Gloucestershire. This three-day event is one of only six annual Concours Complet International (CCI) Four Star **** events as classified by the FEI. Top riders from all over the world come to […]

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