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The Kimberley Ride, Australia - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Amanda Mitchell Owen

‘Ahhh Kimberley, you did NOT let me down! You’ve been a bucket list item for many years and all the hype in my mind didn’t even compare. Once again, Christian and Laura have created a well-run operation in one of the most beautiful places in Australia. You can tell they care for their horses and their guests and they go the extra mile to make sure we have the very best holiday possible. They have a great team supporting them, too, hard-working angels! The entertainment around the campfire each night was a great way to end each day before rolling into our swags to gaze up at the stunning canopy of stars and fall asleep to the sound of the horses. Experiences you won’t get elsewhere in this world, delicious food, beautiful scenery, responsive horses. Heaven! I made new friends, caught up with precious Globetrotting buddies, and have countless memories that I will treasure forever.
If you’re thinking about doing it – DO IT.’

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Sue Moses

‘This is rugged and remote country and I am so pleased I experienced it on horseback. I rode Rob Roy, who was very safe, sweet and reliable. I’m sure I am not the only person to have shed a little tear when it was time to say goodbye. There were so many surprises, both organised and natural, and I was delighted to see brolgas and red tailed black cockatoos. The horses and all the crew were beyond expectations. I could have stayed forever.’

The Kimberley Ride - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Robyn Okeefe

‘The Kimberley Ride was an experience of a lifetime. I could not fault the professionalism of Christian and Laura and their wonderful team. We were treated more like friends than clients. The horses were well trained, fit and blooming with health and energy even though our ride was the last of the season. The horse I rode was called Bugsy. She was perfect for me: well trained and surefooted, but always keen for a hoon! The daily rides were quite long, but interspersed with opportunities to learn about the history, flora and fauna of the area. On most days we were able to swim at lunch time or after the ride. Although the going was often rocky and rough, we had lots of opportunities to canter when it was safe to do so. The food and entertainment around the campfire were fantastic and sleeping under the stars in a swag was a highlight. I cannot recommend The Kimberley Ride more highly.’

Christine Coulton

‘The most fabulous experience! The country, the horses and the mix of people was perfect. The ride exceeded my expectations. Thank you, Laura and Christian, for one of the most special adventures of my life. I genuinely slept better in my swag/stretcher than I have anywhere else, ever… can I order one in queen size please?! THANK YOU.’

The Kimberley Ride, Australia - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Chelsey Parish

‘This whole experience was perfect. My sister and I both absolutely loved this ride. From the incredible scenery to the tough little ponies, all in the company of great horsey people. The lovely big Quarter Horse Reilly carried me safely across El Questro Station and he was perfect for me. All the horses were strong, healthy, surefooted, well trained and well behaved. Sleeping under the stars in warm, comfy swags was a highlight. Also, the gluten free catering we received was exceptional. I highly recommend this ride!’

Jen Granger

‘Six days horse riding in the Kimberley. Wow, what a great adventure it was. Up to six hours’ riding each day through grass as high as the horse, along dusty red rocky roads in 35 degree heat, through scrub, across rivers and creek beds. We had surefooted, well trained and kind horses and amazing hosts, who were so well organised with a surprise around every corner. Beautiful swimming holes, sleeping under the super clear stars in a swag, amazing food, campfires, great stories and lots of laughs. This adventure challenged me every day and I also had lots of time to think about nothing, to just soak up the ride and enjoy our vast and incredible country, and the company of a great group of new friends.’

Debbie Squires

Thank you Laura and Christian for a fabulous, eye opening adventure. I loved every day of the ride and feel I have left a part of my heart in the Kimberley. Everything was carefully thought out – it was perfect. Sleeping under the stars was totally breathtaking and the meals were all 5 star restaurant quality. Again, thank you for the kind horses, wonderful food, many laughs, and for showing me that I am tougher than I thought.’

The Kimberley Ride, Australia - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Kelli Clark

‘Hot days and cool nights under a canopy of stars. Rugged country, spectacular scenery and some mesmerising hidden gems. The whole team was so accommodating, nothing was too much trouble. They are a well-oiled machine and very knowledgeable about the area. The food was amazing and there was an abundance of it. My favourite experience was just being in that beautiful country. At times I just didn’t know where to look to take it all in. I loved going to Emma Gorge, and I was chuffed with the experience of cantering the length of the air strip heading into El Questro Station, just to be able to say that I did it! I rode a little paint mare called Tilly. She was a gem to ride and made me feel safe. I would have happily taken her home! This was an unforgettable riding holiday.’

Madeleine Haussegger

‘Sensational.
Extraordinary.
Awakening.
Centreing.
Astonishing.
Sublime.’

The Kimberley Ride, Australia - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Cathy Jones

‘The Kimberley Ride was an amazing experience. Christian, Laura and the crew are so helpful and friendly. I would definitely ride with them again. Every aspect from the horses to the food, gear and bedding was spot on. I rode Bonnie, and we were a perfect match. She was very similar to my own horse. I loved Christian’s chicken and mushroom risotto, and Laura’s panna cotta. I thought someone was getting married when we rode in and saw the white tablecloth and white chairs set up at the campsite! I loved every minute of this ride.’

The Kimberley Ride, Australia - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Cushla Donnelly

‘The Kimberley Ride was really good value. I would definitely recommend it! I spent most of my time getting to know Rod and Gwen. Both were really knowledgeable, friendly, professional and helpful. They knew heaps about the areas we were riding in, and the bush tucker. Couldn’t fault them. Both Gwen and Rod clearly rode their horses with a view to looking after the rest of us – impressive! I rode a wonderful small mare called Millie. She had lovely manners and was beautiful to ride – we enjoyed some good canters. It was a great idea to stop at the quarry for a cold beer!’

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Leah Cheetham

‘I thoroughly enjoyed The Kimberley Ride and the people who ran it. They really made the trip with their excellent service, banter and knowledge of the area and horses. It was a dream to ride in the outback and they certainly delivered with plenty of extras. A safe and fun trip able to be enjoyed by anyone who’s keen. I definitely recommend it!’

Monica Foster

‘Warm days. Rocky roads. Open flats. Beautiful horses. Amazing staff. Plenty of new friends. Amazing food. A few sneaky surprises. It’s impossible to sum up a trip like this.’

Cynthia Maclaine

‘I have just ridden the Kimberly Ride and I’m missing it all so much. The scenery was beautiful. Our guides were so knowledgeable about the flora and fauna, and the history of the land. Just do it!’

Lara Peake

‘The Kimberley Ride was top shelf. Laura and Christian were delightful hosts and brilliantly supported by the ponies and backup crew, who were all most kind and willing.’

Kathie Eastway

‘What an experience! From swimming in pristine waterholes to camping under ancient boab trees, the Kimberley Ride was an amazing adventure.’

Sarah Leonard

‘The land felt so ancient and untouched and I feel like the luckiest girl alive to be able to have explored such an extraordinary place on a very special horse.’

Leticia Brown

‘From the food to my swag to my horse, every bit of this experience was amazing. The whole trip was coordinated perfectly and the horses were absolutely amazing.’

Heath & Shannon Hartwell

‘The best thing was having great horses and comfortable tack. It felt like we got to experience the real Kimberley, not just a blur as we would in a car.’

Nena Hicks

‘This is a unique experience and excellent value for money. You will learn a lot about a special part of Australia and a lot about yourself.’

Lisa Hughes

‘Camping out under the stars, breathtaking sunrises and sunsets, swimming in thermal springs and billabongs, great food, horses, hosts and company… 10/10.’

Millie Brown

“I can highly recommend this ride to anyone who loves horses, camping and the Australian outback.”

Lyndal Mellefont

“Every day of The Kimberley Ride was great! I am seriously asking myself why I didn’t do this sooner.”

Rachel and Robert Bridger

“An amazing way to see an amazing place… it doesn’t get much more stunning than the Kimberley.”

Penny Wilson

“Stunning scenery, great camaraderie, AMAZING food, unforgettable sunsets and unique experiences.”

Sandy Marshall

“The ride itself, wow. Swimming in billabongs, hot streams, showering ‘out bush’ and sleeping under the stars were some experiences that won’t be repeated for a long time.”

Dana Quah-Smith

“The changing scenery, surefooted horses and friendly guides, as well as great camping spots and delicious food made for a fantastic first riding holiday!”

Lisa Harris

“Do not pass up the opportunity if it presents itself – you won’t be disappointed!”

Jo Booth

“The food was exceptional, the staff funny and knowledgeable and my swag the warm retreat at the end of the day.”

Pam & Max Goldsmith

“A great ride with a great team and fine horses, we did not want it to end!”

Sophie Peterson

“Loved my horse, Captain. Very well-trained and super responsive.”

Jennifer and Mark Joiner

“Catering by Lou was exceptional. Great food, lots of choice for picky eaters and beautifully presented.”

Angie Burgess

“I cannot say enough good things about the whole experience.”

Samantha Philp

“Shazam (my horse) was fabulous. It was really kind of Laura to partner my friend Sophie and I with horses that got along well.”

Claire Brown

“To be able to have had the privilege of seeing this spectacular country on horseback is a dream come true.”

Vanessa Sykes

“The staff go above and beyond to deliver an experience that you will never forget.”

Neatie Malcolm

“All the horses were well educated and so surefooted and willing over such rough country, I was amazed.”

Marilyn Hayes

“This whole experience was truly amazing and if it weren’t for all the other tempting rides left to do, I’d want to do this one again.”

Kim Hildebrand

“This was the best guided ride I’ve been on – so much so that I’ve already booked in for the Craig’s Hut ride with Christian and Laura next January in Victoria.”

Jane Pink

“This was definitely worth the money for the location and what was offered to you, great value-for-money.”

Shenae Tilbee

“This experience exceeded all of my expectations!! The hospitality from Christian and Laura and their guides made you feel like part of the family!”

Robyn Strang

“It was sensational! I look forward to galloping off into the sunset on another Globetrotting ride!”

Suzy Werry

“I was extremely impressed with the food, was absolutely awesome, very tasty and fit for any good restaurant.”

Helene Manger

“It was like travelling in a magic bubble, everything just flowed.”

Diane Jeffries

“Christian and Laura are a sensational team. They had our best interests at heart the whole time and did everything in their power to ensure our experience was fun, full and interesting.”

Sandy Hamilton

“There’s no better way to experience the real Kimberley outback than on the back of one of these purpose-bred hardy horses and under the guidance of people who live and breathe this part of our incredible country.”

Wendy Macken

“A fabulous way to see the heart and soul of the Kimberley. The hosts were fabulous and all the staff so helpful. I loved this trip and will never forget it.”

Deanne Terry

“Loved it and can’t wait to do another one.”

Gail Swadling

“The whole team was fantastic. Absolutely amazing.”

Glenda Johnston

“This is a great ride in a special part of remote Australia that not many people get to see.”

Jill Severn

“Sally was amazing!!! Christian and Laura were so friendly and knowledgeable too.”

Elaine Barbeler

This was an amazing ride in the Kimberley East region of WA, challenging but safe for those seeking an outback adventure.”

Jon Simmons

Very well organised, with accommodating and knowledgeable staff always willing to help.”

Siuyi Chia

“I think I left a piece of myself back in the Kimberley! This has been an experience of a lifetime.”

 

Michelle Gyde

“Well organised, well set up and the food was fantastic! Every day was something different, a real adventure.”

 

Jane Scarborough

“Adventure, dust, amazing horses, cantering through creeks and chilling in my own oasis… a must do!”

 

 

Robyn Woodbridge

“Big tick to level of service, knowledge of the environment and hospitality.”

Clinton Alcock

“A once in a lifetime experience. Great food. Guides were awesome.”

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Shubho Sengupta

‘It was a really fun trip. Christian and Laura and everybody in the team were nothing short of amazing!’

Kyle Wightman

“Christian and Laura Hayes run a superb riding experience over five days and nights in the Kimberley, one of the remotest, most rugged and harsh but beautiful parts of Australia. Christian is a superb and hard working horseman, chef, farrier, organiser and host. We had a wonderful riding and accommodation experience with Christian and Laura, and their friendly and competent team. The horses are also excellent. I was lucky to have had the opportunity to ride the excellent Rob Roy for the duration. He was forward moving and a great experience to ride.’

Karen Roberts

“This ride was a fantastic way to see country very few others get to see, with rugged landscapes, great food, comfy beds under the stars, tough and willing horses and great entertainment.”

Roger Goosey

“I went with my daughter and everybody said I was too old at 72 but I handled it really well. So don’t ever think you are too old if you would like to go!”