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Feb

Chile – Torres Del Paine – The Glacier View Ride

  We always maintain that every trip advertised has been tried and tested by one of us or our associates. With the Glacier trip in Torres Del Paine Chile my friend and successful travel journalist/horseman Jasper Winn not only tested the trip but helped scout the trail with Mexican co-adventurer Alex Hayes. However that was …

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Jan

Why you should consider riding in Ireland in the winter

So many people either choose to ride in warmer climes (very nice) or wait until spring or summer to head out on a riding holiday, which makes sense in many ways. However, if you live in Ireland, UK or even further afield, I encourage you to at least take a short break horse riding in …

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Jan
Classical Dressage Tuscany | Horse Riding Holidays Italy

Zara’s Teenagers Review their favourite Zara’s Planet Family Holiday

While the majority of our clients are adventurous solo or couples travelling it has to be said we also do fantastic holidays for families at Zara’s Planet as many of you will testify! Fortunately enough I (Zara) have a relatively big enough family with 3 girls and a non-riding husband so this makes my family …

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13

Dec

Solar Espirito Santo

Solar Espirito Santo Blog September 2017 Read how Jill got on test riding Lusitano stallions in Portugal with fellow riders, Richard Telford, Stuart Ashton & Lindsay McCulloch.   I am really taken by the Spanish Andalucian horse on account of its strength and attitude to work and had been told that the Portugese Lusitano breed …

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2

Dec

My riding holiday-Chris MacMillan

My riding holiday (with apologies for being a rubbish photographer) Chris MacMillan     Hours spent on a horse are great, but add to that sunshine, elephants and being treated like royalty and you have the most perfect holiday ever!  (So it took me more than 3 years to save up for, it was worth …

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22

Nov

Epic Safari in Kenya-Zara Stassin

Epic Safari in Kenya Zara Stassin   Every year I like to bring a group of riders to one of our newer destinations and, as it was three years since I’d been to Africa, this year I decided it would be great to visit GoWild in Kenya. GoWild had been recced for us by Siobhan …

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13

Nov

4 Reasons to Plan Your Winter Horse Riding Holiday Today

4 Reasons to Plan Your Winter Horse Riding Holiday Today There is a lot that goes into making your trip a pleasant and safe one, so if you’re considering taking one of Zara’s horse riding holidays this winter, it’s a good idea to get started right away. Here’s a quick look at why booking early …

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7

Aug

Horse and Hound Magazine Competition Winner on Safari at Wait a Little, South Africa

Louise Johnson was the very happy winner of our Horse and Hound Magazine Competition to win a ‘Luxury Riding Safari in Africa’.     It all started with a phone call from Jill to say I’d won a competition I had entered on the Horse & Hound Magazine stand at Horse of the Year Show, …

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18

May

Horse Riding Holidays: Top 4 Amazing Destinations

Horse riding holidays can be an amazing adventure, no matter where you go. There’s just something special about feeling at one with nature, or perhaps wild and uninhibited, without worry of following a daily routine with obligations.  There are a few destinations for horse riding holidays that offer even more than this- a true chance …

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May

How to Make Your Trip More Memorable

Horse Riding Holidays: How to Make Your Trip More Memorable Horse riding holidays are some of my most memorable holidays, even before I established Zara’s Planet with Jill. It is always special when you can carry some of that magic home with you afterwards, it adds to the experience. Whether you’re a seasoned traveller or …

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