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Questions


In this section of the site you can read answers to questions we are commonly asked at Far and Ride.

You can browse the different question categories using the sub tabs in the navigation bar, search for a question or jump to a question using the list below. If you do not find the answer to your question here or still require further information then please do not hesitate to contact us. You can do this using the contact section of the website.



General Questions



1. I have never been on a riding holiday before. Will I be able to cope?

2. I would love to go on a riding holiday but I have no one to travel with and am worried I will be on my own.

3. How will we know that all the horses are well looked after and fit enough to cope with the riding?

4. Do I need my own riding hat and how can I ensure the one I purchase is suitable?

5. I have never ridden before but fancy a riding holiday. Can I go on one ?

6. I ride frequently but my partner doesn't. Can you offer a holiday to suit both our requirements?

7. Can we take our children with us?

8. I would really appreciate a holiday without children. Is this possible?

9. A riding holidays sounds like a fantastic experience but also expensive. Is this true?

10. What sort of holiday insurance do I need?

11. What sort of financial security do I have when booking my holiday with you?

12. I have got special dietary requirements. Is this a problem and can they be catered for?

13. What is included in the price?

14. Does the price include flights?

15. How do we pay for our holiday?

16. What currency will my holiday be charged in?

17. Is is cheaper if I book the holiday direct?

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Ride Questions



19. Can I be assured that the horse I ride will be suitable for me ?

20. Are the rides safe?

21. Are there any weight and age restrictions on the rides?

22. Are all of the rides accompanied by a guide or is it possible to go on an unguided trail?

23. Will I be expected to groom and tack up my own horse?

24. Will I be required to mount unaided?


Country Questions



25. Do I need vaccinations?

26. Do I require a passport to travel within the UK?

27. Do I need a visa?

28. I don't speak the language of the country im visiting. Will this be a problem?

29. I am unsure of the Currency in many countries, are you able to advise me on the currency of the country i am intending to travel to?

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Waterberg Big Five Safari, South Africa


The Waterberg Big Five Safari horse riding holiday, in South Africa
Entabeni - "The Place of the Mountain" is a stunning reserve situated within the World Heritage Waterberg Biosphere. Within this spectacular landscape all of the Big Five reside, along with plentiful plains game too. Riding safaris take place on both the upper and lower escarpments so you get to experience not only the stunning ecosystems, but also search for a high number of animals. The usual riding safari itinerary includes staying in a lodge on the lower escarpment before moving to a fly camp in the bush for an authentic African adventure, finishing with another lodge.