Wednesday Wishlist: Fulfil your need for speed on the British Columbia ride in Canada. Throughout the riding week the rides get progressively longer to challenge riding guests who want that x-factor!
Filmed by our amazing guests Beany and Deanne Panya and Madeline Knight.
#horseridingholidays#globetrotting#lovetoridelivetotravel Music: Autumn Town by Paper Planes
#TravelTuesday There's a reason we can't shut up about the Icelandic Ride! Several, in fact:
- The horses: it's not just their tölt that makes Icelandic horses so very special. Behind those fluffy little ears and shaggy coats lie bottomless reserves of stamina, strength and spirit.
- The landscape: Iceland's scenery is famously dramatic, but believe me, the postcards don't do it justice! Think vast grasslands, stony mountains, glaciers, volcanoes, hot springs, lava fields and geysers.
- The ride: you'll be driving a free-running herd of Icelandic horses ahead of you, riding a different horse every day, and staying in accommodation varying from rustic mountain huts to cosy cottages with catering that will knock your socks off.
On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, we will remember them.
Today we take a moment to honour the men, women, children and animals who have died or suffered in war and armed conflict to protect us and our country. However you choose to commemorate Remembrance Day, we hope you'll spare a thought for the countless horses who have served Australia, most of whom never came home.
Did you know that of the 136,000 Australian horses sent overseas for World War I, only one, a gelding called Sandy, returned?
Lest we forget.
The Big Horn Cattle Drive in Wyoming is remote, staggeringly beautiful, rugged and not for the faint-hearted. It’s legitimate, so it’s long hours in the saddle, a bush toilet, no showers, sleeping in tipis and unpredictable weather.
#horseridingholidays#globetrotting#lovetoridelivetotravel Music: The Rain Part by Assaf Ayalon
Tales from the Road: ‘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. Not only were they well behaved, they all had their unique personalities and gorgeous movements.’ - Leticia Brown loved every aspect of The Kimberley Ride in northern Australia!
#ThrowbackThursday 101 years ago, the 4th Australian Light Horse charged Beersheba in what is remembered as history's last great cavalry charge. If you have ever seen 'The Lighthorsemen', you're no doubt familiar with the battle, which reached its climax when 800 cavalrymen galloped into the Turkish trenches, armed with only rifles and bayonets against the enemy's machine guns and shrapnel. The stakes were high: with only one day's water supply, if they failed to take Beersheba by nightfall, the troops and horses could just as easily die of thirst as they could on the battlefield. The charge allowed Beersheba to be captured in just an hour, securing not only water, but ultimately the third Battle of Gaza.
Images: Australian War Memorial
Wednesday Wishlist: In true Icelandic style you will be driving a free running herd of horses on this rice. You lead the herd across rivers and explore new tracks, as the old ones may have vanished in the last winter.
#horseridingholidays#globetrotting#lovetoridelivetotravel Music: Something New by Bamtone
#TravelTuesday From its starting point in the Pyrenees sierra in northern Spain, the Catalonia ride weaves through valleys, villages, wide open spaces and secluded forests to arrive at the 'Wild Coast' of the Mediterranean sea. The diversity of the scenery, the spirit of the Andalusian horses, the sublime cuisine, and the history and culture that lie at the heart of Catalonia will leave you speechless.
After road testing this ride just a few months ago, we're beyond stoked to announce our first season of departures! We've got a whole bunch of dates right through from June to September and we can't wait to help you experience this glorious ride for yourself!
Tales from the Road: 'The Okavango Delta ride would have to be the best riding adventure in the world. It has been the most exciting experience of my life. The balance of physical challenges and luxury living makes this ride a ‘must do’ trip for the experienced rider. The wildlife ensures excitement and potential danger around every bend, but I never felt unsafe. Images of Jurassic Park kept coming to mind as we quietly backed away from a herd of buffalo or bull elephant but it was these thrilling experiences that made this ride so unforgettable. Africa is truly a magical place and I suspect Botswana is the jewel in their crown.' - Wendy Macken's Globetrotting holiday in the Okavango Delta, Botswana sounds like the adventure of a lifetime!