What do you pack in your suitcase when going on a business trip or a holiday? I guess the essentials: clothes, toiletries, chargers etc. I pack all the same with a little extra. There is always a place for jodhpurs, boots, chaps and a helmet in my suitcase or backpack.
My name is Yulia Frolova. I’m an equine traveller – a globe-trotter in the full sense of the word. In fact the majority of the posts you are going to read will be written on planes or in airports. As long as I have to travel abroad 15-25 times a year, I try to make the most of it. That’s why about 3 years ago I set myself a challenge: I will ride a horse in every new country I visit. So far it has been 25 (about 13% of the world). Not bad, huh? This blog is for people who like traveling and horses as much as I do.
No doubt my dream vacation would be a 1-2 weeks horse riding trip organized by Unicorn Trails or In the Saddle, but when you are going to a new country on a business trip and have only one spare day (or sometimes few spare evening hours), or when you are travelling with friends and relatives who are less horse
mad enthusiastic than you are, even a short ride becomes a better-than-nothing option.
I will try to find places for short horse riding activities wherever I go, and I will share my experiences with you. So the next time you go to Lebanon you can visit not only Jeita Grotto and Teleferique, but also the amazing double-level Dbaye Horse riding club. Or, while in Holland, spend half a day in the Van Gogh museum and a few evening hours riding on the breathtakingly beautiful dunes of Zandvoort Aan Zee.
Also, I’ll be more than thankful if you share your favorite places to ride all over the world. Who knows? Maybe one day we might find ourselves riding together.
April 2011 – Polo lesson, UAE
May 2011 – Wadi Rum desert, Jordan
March 2013 – With my own horse Dream, Bahrain
September 2013 – Dbaye Club, Lebanon
October 2013 – Zandvoort Aan Zee, Holland