Monday Musing: This eye-catching oasis in Botswana, The Okavango Delta is perhaps Africa’s last unspoilt wilderness. Your heart will be captured by this Holy Grail of horse riding safaris.
Name of breed: Australian Stock Horse Country of origin: Australia Breed origin: The roots of the Australian Stock Horse date back to the arrival of the First Fleet in 1788 when nine horses came off the ships. Some of the original horse breeds in these imports included the Thoroughbred, Arabian, Welsh Mountain Pony, Timor Pony […]
Name of breed: Hackney Pony Country of origin: England Breed origin: A breed of pony closely related to the Hackney horse, the breed was originally developed by Christopher Wilson. He used a Hackney stallion to breed with Fell Pony mares, and then interbred the offspring to make a fixed type of pony. His aim was […]
Monday Musing: Have you ever enjoyed a sunset or sunrise on horseback? We welcome you to the Bahia beach ride where the white sand and aqua marine water are always calling!
Horses are built to roam and run in the wilderness and you can experience that in pristine Alpine forest of British Columbia. Every day brings a new adventure and we all have an unspoken desire to be all that we were created to be.
The year was 1960 and the attention of the entire world was focused on one city in Europe, Rome, where a sporting event of great magnitude was taking place – the Summer Olympic Games. It was at these games that the legend of the Australian Event riders was cemented in history and Australia’s first medals […]
Juego del pato, more commonly referred to Pato, is the national sport of Argentina and is a game played on horseback that combines elements from polo and basketball. So how do you play? Teams made up of four-members compete for possession of a leather ball (pato) which has six conveniently-sized handles. The player that has […]
Monday Musing: Can you picture yourself experiencing a stunning new travel destination on horseback? How about riding through the dense Australian bush in Queensland on our Bush and Beach Ride in Noosa?
Yabusame is a type of mounted archery in Japan. An archer on a galloping horse shoots three arrows successively at three wooden targets. Think it sounds simple? Think again! While Japanese bows date back to prehistoric times, this particular style of archery has its origins at the beginning of the Kamakura period (1192 – 1334). […]
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. The incredible horse riding safari pictured here is the Maasai Mara ride in Kenya.
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 […]
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.
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, […]
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 […]
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.
Monday Musing: Take only pictures and leave only hoof prints on your horse riding holidays around the globe. Kicking up the dust during The Kimberley Ride in Australia.
Monday Musing: Feel the wind of heaven while riding through Japan’s spectacular and varied riding scenery on a well-tuned Arabian endurance horse.
The Shandur Polo Festival is one of the biggest festivals in Pakistan held over three days in July each year. This tournament takes place on the Shandur Pass in the Himalayas, the highest polo ground in the world at 3738 metres above sea level. The festival also includes folk music and dancing, and trout fishing […]
On the first Saturday of September, the two-horse town of Birdsville gears up for one of Australia’s most iconic race meets, the Birdsville Races. Located some 1,600km inland from Brisbane, Queensland, Birdsville is an incredibly remote place. But more than five thousands hardy souls make the trek each year for one hell of an outback […]
A pit pony was a type of pony commonly used in underground coal mines from the mid-18th until the mid-20th century. When laws were passed prohibiting the use of women and small children as laborers in coal mines, the industry was in desperate need of more workers. In truth, there was an overlap in the […]
Monday Musing: All that is gold does not glitter, Not all those who wander are lost; J.R.R Tolkien Wander over glittering slopes and plains on the Namib Desert Ride, where this moment was captured.