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Namibia - Namib Desert

I’m well known for adventurous holidays (such as climbing Kilimanjaro or sleeping in an ice hotel) but this year I completed my hardest challenge to date: crossing the oldest desert in the world on horseback.

The route covered nearly 400km over 7 days, starting in the central...

 
By: Sarah Sands   Date of Visit: September 2013
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South Africa - Cape Winelands Riding

One of the great things about our ride in the Cape Winelands is that you can arrive on any day and stay for as long as you like. So those who really want to immerse themselves in wine tastings, glorious food and fabulous riding can stay for a full week, but if you are a little short of...

 
By: Catherine Holloway   Date of Visit: August 2013
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South Africa - The Wild Coast

The Wild Coast of South Africa is reputed to offer some of the best beach riding in the world and I was keen to discover if this really was the case. I joined a Wild Coast Trail – a 7 night mobile ride along the coast – but so that I could experience all of the different options in...

 
By: Catherine Holloway   Date of Visit: August 2013
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Botswana - Bush & Lodge Safari

I have just returned from a wonderful week with Limpopo Horse Safari situated on Mashutu Nature Reserve – it exceeded my expectations in so many different ways.   This was my first time in Africa and my first riding holiday and, as a 50 plus year old woman travelling alone, I spent a...
 
By: Debbie Gee   Date of Visit: July 2013
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France - Château de Chazelles

Since first contact with Cathy Wainwright in October 2011 I had been keen to see Château de Chazelles for myself. Quickly the ride became an In The Saddle favourite and by the middle of our first season of promoting this ride, Cathy’s horses, the accommodation and the breath-taking...

 
By: Abbie Wood   Date of Visit: June 2013
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Brazil - Bahia Beach Ride

This ride report is from Louisa Begg, co-owner of Los Potreros who took a holiday to Bahia in May 2013 with her husband Kevin. Here is her report.

Dear Abbie
As promised, here are a few notes on the ride. We had a truly wonderful time in Bahia, you can put 5 stars against it all!...

 
By: Louisa Begg   Date of Visit: May 2013
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Israel - Tour Israel

As I left Tel Aviv airport building the sound of the birds hit me. There are two trees either side of the doors and they were full of little sparrows, all tweeting like mad! What a lovely welcome to this country!

As we drove north to the lower Galilee, our guide Yair was happy to answer...

 
By: Chris Day   Date of Visit: November 2012
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Jordan - Footsteps of Lawrence

Words can’t fully describe how amazing this experience was...

The visit to Petra at the start of the trip allowed us to meet our group and then take in the history of the country with a very knowledgeable guide. Petra is epic, and we spent around 8 hours inside, looking at all of the...
 
By: Rebecca Fernley   Date of Visit: October 2012
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Namibia - Okapuka

In April this year I was lucky enough to be offered the chance to visit Namibia. Mention this country to anyone who has seen it for themselves and you are sure to be regaled with stories of a land of great beauty and diversity. Namibia’s astounding landscapes are far from subtle....

 
By: Abbie Wood   Date of Visit: April 2012
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Spain - Sierra Nevada

The Contraviesa Ride, Sierra Nevada, Spain

24 – 31 March 2012

Bleary eyed I set out at 4am for Birmingham airport to get a local flight to Malaga. My flight was on time and less than 3 hours later I was in Southern Spain at Malaga airport. My flight had arrived by...

 
By: Sarah Dale   Date of Visit: March 2012
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Italy - Discover Tuscany

Jenny has many guests from all over the world and has sent us this selection of comments from riders who spent their holiday at Rendola Riding.


A perfect balance of riding and non-riding. I shall look for this in future. A very congenial hostess. I especially enjoyed the short...
 
By: Various   Date of Visit: January 2012
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Spain - Catalan Coastal Trails

The late afternoon transfer from Barcelona to Mas Alba took about two hours and we arrived at our guesthouse in the evening. Despite it being dark, all of the lights were lit within the guesthouse and the cosy lamps lit up this unique old stone farmhouse beautifully. This was our first...

 
By: Sarah   Date of Visit: October 2011
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Kenya - Maasai Mara

Masai Mara Safari with Gordie Church

Although I’ve lived and worked in South Africa, Botswana and Namibia for many years, I’d never had the opportunity to visit Kenya and so I was looking forward to my trip there.  

On this extensive visit, I had joined a six night Amboseli safari,...
 
By: Tracy van der Merwe   Date of Visit: September 2011
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Kenya - Borana

Borana

Although I’ve lived and worked in South Africa, Botswana and Namibia for many years, I’d never had the opportunity to visit Kenya and so I was looking forward to my trip there.  

I travelled to Borana after a six night Amboseli safari and short visit to Ol Donyo Lodge (see...
 
By: Tracy van der Merwe   Date of Visit: September 2011
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Botswana - Tuli Trail

Tuli Trail
Sunday 1st May 2011

My flight from Heathrow arrived on time and my luggage was already going around the conveyor belt once I had been through passport control.
Johannesburg airport was very well organised and all the directional signs within the airport were clear and easy to...
 
By: Sarah Dale   Date of Visit: May 2011
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Spain - Los Alamos

Sunday
After a very early start from my home in the morning, thankfully my flight was on time and I arrived slightly early into Malaga. Andrew was waiting for me at the meeting point along with Sue who was also on the same trip as me.

From Malaga the transfer vehicle was to go onto...

 
By: Sarah Dale   Date of Visit: March 2011
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Spain - Train and Ride

Vist to Los Alamos 7th-14th March 2011

By Sarah,

Sunday

After a very early start from my home in the morning, thankfully my flight was on time and I arrived slightly early into Malaga. Andrew was waiting for me at the meeting point along with Sue who was also on the same trip...

 
By: Sarah Dale   Date of Visit: March 2011
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Costa Rica - Riding Odyssey

With the exception of two lapses (from 1917-1919 and in 1948), Costa Rica has been in a state of peaceful democracy since 1899. If we compare it to many of its neighbours, Costa Rica is a stable country, with good education opportunities, flexible class lines and relative prosperity....
 
By: Abbie Wood   Date of Visit: December 2010
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Botswana - Kujwana

The thing about a horseback safari, is that having endured the flights and transfers to get there, you can’t wait to get out in the bush and see your first elephant.

I was not to be disappointed at Kujwana. On our first afternoon ride, we were trotting along in single file, when...

 
By: Cathy Holloway   Date of Visit: May 2007
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