What you'll do
There is no better way to spend a day, than to spend it with horses. At Esperanza, we offer you a unique way to experience these magnificent creatures, and all that comes with it. Guests will not only be able to enjoy a scenic and relaxing outride, but, will also be shown how to properly care for and prepare a horse to be ridden, as well as cool-down and “saddle-off” their horse afterwards. Additional horse-care education includes how to stuff a hay net, brush the horse and hose their legs. Each guest will be part of a 15 minute introductory group lesson on the basics of riding. Thereafter, guests will be taken out through a scenic trail of African veld and bush. Rides are specifically tailored to the skill level of the guests and horses are well-trained; safety is of utmost importance. Horses are our teammates, and you will be shown how to make a delicious and healthy treat for your trusted steed – feeding a treat creates an instant spark between horse and rider, something that is truly special to experience. After all of this, guests will be treated to an authentic South African Braai, which includes drinks and relaxing underneath the rustling pine trees.
- Responsible interactions
All hosts must follow guidelines created with World Animal Protection.
- Caring expert hosts
Learn from biologists, conservationists, farmers, and more.
- Diverse animals
Meet over 300 kinds of animals, from alpacas to zebras.
I am a horse riding instructor and have been riding for 19 years and teaching for 17 years. I have completed my module 3 Eqasa certification and am a qualified stable manager. Horses are my life and my passion. I am a competitive show jumper as well. I train riders to be competent and confident on a horse. Safety is of utmost concern and always comes first, but guests will still have a memorable experience.
An authentic South African braai
Alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks Water Juice
Saddles and bridles for horse riding including riding helmets for each guest
Where you'll be
Guests will arrive at the stables, everything they will see was built by us. From the stables to the arenas, everything was laid out and planned and then built from the ground up. From the stables guests will be taken outside the yard on an outride into the country side to experience some out of town peace and relaxation on horseback. Will they be lucky enough to spot some wildlife? Sometimes bucks and zebras roam around for them to see.
Things to keep in mind
Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.
Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside the Airbnb website or app.
Up to 7 guests ages 6 and up can attend. Guests do not need prior horse riding experience. Very inexperienced and scared riders will be lead by a handler.
You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.
This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.
Safety is important and we take that seriously. No guest will be allowed to ride without a riding helmet which we supply. Long pants and closed shoes are a must. No shorts and absolutely no skirts
Horse riding: Sun, Sky and Braai