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Come meet the amazing horse guiding duo known as Jess Mullins and Bijmin Swart! You may have bumped into them or had the pleasure of riding with them on board the Glenorchy Back Country Ride or the Craig’s Hut and High Country Ride. This awesome pair has a love for horses and is taking on […]

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Tent pegging is a high adrenaline sport that many people around the world participate in. The game originated from a military exercise of ancient origins and is one of the few equestrian sports that is recognised by the FEI. Tentpegging is a mounted game where people gallop at a series of ground targets holding a […]

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Name of breed: Estonian Horse Country of origin: Estonia Breed origin: The Estonian Horse is from the small country of Estonia on the shores of the Baltic Sea, south of Finland. The breed was once known as the Klepper with records that date back many years; the breed was mentioned as far back as the […]

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The Badminton Horse Trials is held annually in the first week of May and showcases the elite eventers of the equestrian world! It is one of the toughest events in the eventing calendar and sees plenty of thrills, spills and amazing horse feats and displays of horsemanship. This year the winner was Jonelle Price riding ‘Classic […]

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Name of breed: Comtois Country of origin: France Breed origin: The Comtois breed originates from the mountainous region of France adjacent to Burgundy. This is a seriously old horse breed and supposedly descended from horses brought by the Burgundians to France from northern Germany during the 4th century. The breed was bred with others as […]

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The Philippaerts are a Belgium family who has horse riding and show jumping in their blood! Ludo Philippaerts was a showjumping wizard and his wife Veronique was a master in the dressage arena before they had their four sons (Olivier, Nicola, Thibault and Anthony) to carry on their name in the equestrian world. Their passion […]

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Name of breed: American Miniature Horse Country of origin: United States Breed origin: The American Miniature horse was first imported into America in 1888 and is thought to be from a cross of different mine horses from England and the Netherlands. It is thought that the miniature horse also drew its small size from the […]

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Prometea, the first-ever cloned horse, was born in a province of Italy on May 28, 2003. This year, the Halflinger cross mare will be 15 years old! It was declared the turn of a new century for the equine world and saw the start of cloning elite horses in polo and the racing industry. But […]

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We all know it and we all dread it. Chafing. That red raw pain from a day in an unfamiliar saddle or even under your arms from sweat (believe me that is not fun). Now I know what you may be thinking… “I have never had chafing” and I can safely say it is better […]

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Packing for a horse riding holiday can be stressful enough (although we try to make it as easy as possible for you – check out our ultimate packing list HERE), let alone having to try and figure out what sort of bag you should pack into. There’s nothing worse than trying to lug a heavy […]

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