“Hell YES!” is what Monica Foster wrote in response to our question asking whether she was happy with the ride that was recommended to her, and a huge grin spread across my face. Monica has just returned from 5 days on our Margaret River Ride and I just HAD to share her wonderful words with you. Seriously, if you’re sitting on the fence about whether or not to book this ride, you need to keep reading. I guarantee you’ll be sending through your booking form before you’ve got to the end of the post!
Were there any stand-out experiences (good or bad) with the accommodation and meals that you would like to mention?
Sally was amazing at catering to everyone’s needs, to the point where one person asked if there was any leftover stew she could have for brekkie and Sally went and got it for her. One other girl had really specific dietary requirements and Sally went out of her way to organise a seperate meal for her!
Were you happy with the horse that you rode?
Lexi was amazing!!! I even asked Paul if I could take her home with me! She was so willing and ready to do anything. All she wanted to do was go and go and go – she rarely said no! She was such a beautiful horse with the best personality.
Did you have a favourite day or experience while on your globetrotting holiday?
The day we went to the Berry Farm. Also the Welcome to Country workshop we did was brilliant. Actually, ALL OF IT! I loved it all and don’t want to pick just one day.
Oooh oooh oooh THE DAY WE PLAYED POLO CROSS! OMG! I’ve never had so much fun on a horse in my life! It was amazing! Lexi was amazing! The team spirit was amazing!
In respect to your guides, were you happy with their level of service, knowledge of the environment and hospitality?
We were taken out on rides by a good mix of the staff. They were all super professional and very easy going! Always up for a good chat and always making sure both us and the horses were great!
I felt like I’d walked into a big family! The staff that work with Paul and Fiona seriously seemed like family, you could tell that they weren’t just there because they had to be, they loved to be there and they chose to be there and they wanted to be there! It is so good when you walk into a place and can spot that within the first hour! It’s seriously amazing what Paul and Fiona have done with their business and their team!
Special shout out to Brianna – she single handily put all our photos and videos together and made a video for us to take home with music playing in the background!!
In terms of value for money, how would you rate this particular ride?
I should have paid more for it!!
Are there any other services or inclusions you would like to see added to this itinerary?
Good question. The schedule is pretty tight so I was quite happy with the way it is. It wasn’t like there wasn’t time to rest, there was plenty of time – it was very well structured. I feel like a lot of thought went into this.
Do you have any further comments or suggestions?
The only thing I would say would be in terms of bedding – it was super comfy and the tents were amazing, so homely and there was nothing better than getting into the super warm, super cosy soft bed every night with a hot water bottle to keep all those aches at ease, but the bed was soooo soft, a little too soft. But then again, that might just be personal preference especially since I’m used to being on the ground in a swag!
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There are not enough words in the Thesaurus to describe how amazing the Margaret River Ride is! Fiona, Paul and the team did everything in their power to ensure we were all looked after in every possible way! Sally and Keith made sure we didn’t go a minute without a decent feed and for that I’m very grateful.
The lovely ladies that came out on this journey also made the trip so much better!
The horses – mate, I would take Lexi home in a heartbeat! She was just brilliant!
This trip was the first of many and I wouldn’t trade this experience for anything!
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