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Nov

Announcing Two New Dressage Holidays in Portugal

Suzanne Campbell -Writer, Broadcaster, BHS instructor. November 2019-Visited Alcainca Dressage School & Quinta Do Rol Family Estate. Riding dressage horses in Portugal was something I always wanted to do and it happily lived up to my expectations on a recent trip there. Flying to Lisbon I visited two ranches – the first the beautiful estate …

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17

Jul

Zara’s Planet Rug Sponsors – Scottish U18 CCI2* Team

We are really excited to be sponsoring the team going forward to Frickley Park, at the Under 18 National Championships 25th – 28th July 2019. It’s a good match for Zara’s Planet, we feel the Eventing audience and riders are well matched to some of our sporty riding adventures, especially holidays like riding safaris in Africa – …

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4

Jun

Lesotho Trail Blog February 2019

I have to say Lesotho was hardly on my radar at all and certainly not as a place to go riding. Ignorance maybe bliss but you are missing out big time if you stay ignorant of this one. End of February 2019 I flew to Durban and was picked up by the colourful Steve the …

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May

A road trip in Argentina to remote Patagonian Lodges & Estancia Caballadas and Huechahue

Given the long and miserable nature of an Irish winter, I always try and have a trip to somewhere in the southern hemisphere to look forward to! When Zara suggested Argentina, I knew that was the place for me- summer time, steak, red wine, scenery- what’s not to love? It is easy to get to …

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Apr

Sunshine Coast Trail, South Africa – February 2019

Zara’s Planet, Test Ride. On possibly the coldest day so far in 2019 (beginning of February) I left -7C in Scotland to head for the East Cape, South Africa. What a brilliant idea that turned out to be and travelling alone wasn’t a problem despite being the only Brit in the group of 8. Caitlin, …

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22

Mar

Camargue Blog

  Oh la la, what a place, honestly, nothing else like it in Europe………………the country house farmhouse itself is upmarket luxury all the way and to have the addition of the authentic lifestyle riding of the Gardian (French Cowboys) on the locally bred Camargue horses,………………genuinely it does not really get better than this for a …

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Nov

Best of Brazil April 2018

I rode with the outstanding guide Paul Coudenys in Colombia in May 2018, I was struck by this beautiful South American country and by our new, super-efficient partner Paul and when he said I should join him on horseback and visit his home country of Brazil, it was an easy ‘YES’. He lives in the …

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Jul

Ride Andes Ecuador

After returning from two incredible months in Botswana I had well and truly caught the travel bug. On top of this, I was also well and truly broke, so decided to start searching for another volunteer program in a new location. Ireland lived up to its reputation of a small community as a friend of …

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17

Jul

Botswana Blog

  Emily Higgins recently headed to Limpopo Safaris as a ride volunteer. Enjoy her blog of what it’s really like to live on safari for a couple of months. It all started last September, I had just arrived home from an incredible summer of working abroad, headed straight down to UL to graduate and then …

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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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