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Jun

Colombia Blog – May 2017

The Central Colombian Trail, Colombia Test ridden by Jill Dolan, MD of Zara’s Planet UK, May 2017 As our company grows and you, our clients, travel more and more, we aim to test ride as many new destinations as possible – I know, great job, huh! With much excitement, I was at last boarding a …

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Jun
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Real Feedback from our Reki Rider Chris Cousens who tested Homoki Lodge for us

Day 1: We took a direct flight Edinburgh to Budapest and hired a car.  Good roads and thanks to google map and directions from the host we had  a very easy run to Homoki Lodge without getting lost even once. M5 to junction 66 (Rental car company had already paid the toll fee for the …

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Apr

New Ride Destination for 2018 – Lapland

Horse Riding in Lapland I was a bit reluctant to leave sunny Paris behind and swap plus 20° to minus 10° in Lapland, but the taxi was waiting and I was eager to discover the Great North. During my comfortable SAS flight to Kiruna, the people in the next seats kept telling how rare it …

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Mar

Jill’s Blog – Incredible new ride in Rural Rajasthan

Jill test riding a new trail ride in rural Rajasthan, India. We sell quite a lot of riding holidays to India and it bothered me that I had never been out given the rave reviews clients come back with when they return. Zara has been out there lots and knows everyone, but I felt it …

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Mar

New Stop over hotel in Nairobi

New Stop over hotel in Nairobi I love small boutique hotels. You know the kind with few rooms and you feel like you have the whole place to yourself? The kind where you get personal, friendly service from the staff? The kind with unique architecture and located in a beautiful location? Yes that kind! I …

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Feb

Fancy round up bulls in the Camargue?

We sent Victoria who writes for Horse and Hound to the Camargue, read her hilarious blog:   Qu’est ce que tu fais aujourd’hui? Murdered the mosquitoes of the Camargue, mostly. But I was on a very nice horse at the time. It all began with a last minute query from Horse & Hound last week …

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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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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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