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South Africa - Horizon
South Africa - Horizon
 
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South Africa - Horizon

Our rides at Horizon are some of our most popular. The horses and riding are great, the climate is good all year round and you will receive a welcome and hospitality second to none.

Horizon Horseback Adventures is based at Triple B ranch, a small working cattle and game farm in the Waterberg. At Horizon you have a variety of riding options. The area lends itself to superb riding, the going is easy and though in places the bush is thick, much of the country is open and flat. There are many opportunities for excellent riding across the huge Triple B ranch and its neighbouring reserves. Polocrosse is very popular at Horizon. An amalgam of Polo and Lacrosse, this sport provides intermediate to experienced riders with loads of fun and is highly addictive.

There are some 60 horses - Anglo-Arabs, Thoroughbreds and Boerperds, a hardy South African breed. All are well cared for and schooled under the leadership of Shane Dowinton who has been using round pen and natural horsemanship techniques for many years. At Horizon the daily activities are organised to suit everyone. Rides are taken out in small groups so that experienced riders can enjoy stimulating and faster paced rides, whilst novice riders are brought on at a pace comfortable to them.

Horizon is situated at about 1,500m above sea level giving it wonderful year round temperatures. It lies within the Waterberg which is considered a non malarial area.

While riding at Horizon you may see some of the plains game living on the ranch including giraffe, hippo, jackal, hartebeest, impala, kuda, zebra and baboon.

Children are welcome at Horizon. Early dinners can easily be arranged for younger children and separate rides are organised for family groups.

It is also possible to arrange stays of a few nights at Camp Davidson, which has been built high in the bushveld above the Matlapeng Valley. Staying at Camp Davidson offers the opportunity to explore from a tented camp nestled in the heart of the wooded mountains of the Waterberg. 

In the late 19th century Ted Davidson, one of the first members of the Baber family to settle in the Waterberg, was a young man trading by ox wagon to remote cattle outposts of a young ranching area. A good day of travelling may have been only five miles or so by rugged track, and so an itinerant life in the Waterberg meant a life by the campfire. Horizon has captured this early camp atmosphere in creating Camp Davidson.

A stay at Camp Davidson can usually be arranged at any point during your holiday at Horizon (although it is less expensive to go to Camp Davidson either at the beginnning or end of your safari).

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South African Riding Specialist  Hannah Moss

Hannah says:

Lots of different riding activities to choose from, with wonderful horses and a warm welcome.

My top tip:

Stay for at least a week to enjoy all the activities available and combine with at least two nights at the beautiful new Camp Davidson.

Call: 01299 272 236 | email: hannah@inthesaddle.com
 
 

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