Young and old love horses and some even know how to ride them. Not everyone knows how to keep their seat and so we send guests to country riding stables that have a variety of ponies and horses to match riding ability. This involves a short drive on tar and then on dirt roads. We have received positive reports about these four stables. Bookings are essential!
Closest to Rose Well Spa Guesthouse
Pleasure Rides at Warthogs Game Lodge Tel. 082 656 1040 Couples appreciate the bushveld setting for horse-riding.
Saddle Creek Ranch off R560. www.horseridingsa.co.za. Provides Western Style riding on bushveld and mountain trails. Guided rides are taken on different trail lengths. Themed outrides are available. These include romantic champagne picnics. The Ranch Cafe is available for snacks after the ride. The stables have good looking horses and friendly staff.
Hollybrooke Farm Horse Trails and Quad Trails is 3km down a dirt road off the R560 near Hartbeespoort Dam in Skeerpoort. Kids are welcome here and adolescents often also enjoy the quad bikes and archery. Check them out at www.hollybrooke.co.za
Western Riding Academy in Sterkfontein Conservancy is 3,4 km off the R28. We have first-hand experience that Yolande has a great way of turning fearful children into happy and confident riders. She is affiliated to a nursery school in Krugersdorp and offers riding lessons as well as riding birthday parties for groups of more than 10 children who are 4 years or older. Tel: 082 829 9003 for a quote and booking.
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