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Eventer Abroad

Botswana-based event rider Louise Carelsen makes a rare sally to neighbouring South Africa for a horse trials and finds some French tuition has worked wonders for her and her exciting young horse.

‘Having lions close to the stables put the horses totally on edge’

Botswana-based event rider LOUISE CARELSEN takes sporting legend Ingrid Klimke wild game spotting. An 11-hour drive to take part in the FEI World Dressage Challenge also nets the safari director a couple of red rosettes.

Cry Freedom

Old friends Lorraine Candy 41 editor of Elle and ourpicture editor Lyndsey Price 40 leave their young families behind and saddleup for an adventure in the African bush in a bid to recapture the spirit (ifnot the alcohol intake) of their singleton days.

On safari with Mary King

Expansive sunsets and spectacular vistas where animals roam wild and free draw many people to experience an African safari. For British event rider Mary King Macatoo camp in Botswana promises two other important elements – quality horses and adrenalin.

Botswana Bound

At the end of every Event season riders need a break from the norm whether it be relaxing on a beach or hitting the ski slopes. This year Jonathan Chapman sought a different kind of retreat in the form of an African safari in Botswana.

Into the African Wilds

Saddling up for a safari with a difference in botswana.

Fit for a King

One of the horses suddenly lets out a loud snort. It is immediately matched by the others. The guide raises his hand bringing them all to an obedient halt then curls his fingers into a claw – the signal a lion is nearby. I’ve seen big cats many times before on safari but never from the back of a horse.

Back in the Saddle

Matthew du Plessis mounts up for a different view of Botswana’s Mashatu Game Reserve.

Baobabs and Lighting

Lucy Higginson gets more than she bargained for when she visits Botswana’s limpop valley.