the riding holiday show

Previous Event
London | 3 November 2012

"Discover the world on horseback"

Visitors to the Riding Holiday Show on 3rd November 2012 were included in a draw to win a number of exciting prizes given by our sponsors. See below for details and winners.

All visitors also received discount vouchers for Ariat, Cotswold Outdoor, The Safari Store and Just Chaps.


In The SaddleIn The Saddle specialises in horse riding holidays all over the world.

From ranches in the Rocky Mountain states of Montana and Wyoming, beach and mountain rides in Europe, horseback safaris in Africa and riding expeditions to remote and unexplored parts of the world.

In The Saddle can find a holiday to suit just about anyone, whatever their riding experience.

Ride and WalkWin a one week riding safari for two in Botswana

Exclusive, personalised Riding and Walking Safaris in the remote and beautiful Selinda Reserve in northern Botswana.

Safaris are camp based (with a seasonal fly camping option) at Motswiri Camp, which was completely renovated in 2010, and incorporates the latest in comfort and environmental standards. Camp is staffed by a team with more than 50 years' experience of hosting low impact safaris in Botswana.

The reserve's diverse vegetation results in superb birding, and it is home to giraffe, zebra, tsessebe, lion, leopard, cheetah and the rare roan antelope, sable and wild dog. Many large herds of elephant and buffalo migrate through the reserve during the year.

The reserve is unusual in its clear definition between floodplains and permanently dry areas, making it uniquely suited to both riding and walking safaris. Whether you wish to spend your whole safari on a horse or on foot, or to mix the two, we look forward to sharing this unique and majestic part of Botswana with you.

Winner - Richard Northedge

Los AlamosWin a short break riding holiday for two in Spain

If you love to ride through beautiful scenery, canter along deserted, golden sandy beaches and explore miles of sweet smelling natural pine forest, then Los Alamos is the riding holiday for you. Our rides are above all relaxing and great fun. It is our pleasure to provide you with a friendly atmosphere, and great company so that you can relax and simply enjoy every wonderful moment.

Los Alamos holidays have been carefully designed to be hassle free and as comfortable as possible. This is a family run business and as such you will be treated as though you are one of the family too.

Winner - Jennie Philips

Castle Leslie EstateWin an Irish sport horse holiday on the Castle Leslie Estate
Worth £1,000
Castle Leslie is one of the few remaining Irish estates still owned and run by its founding family.
With 1,000 acres of woodland and hills, 21 miles of meandering bridleways and 300 cross country jumps, Castle Leslie can cater for all levels of rider. From leisurely hacks to fast paced paced jump rides together with the option of training in their large indoor arena.

Winner - Cathryn Levick

AriatWin a pair of Ladies Volant XT Boots

 10% discount voucher

Ariat designs and manufactures the most technically advanced boots and accessories for all riders across the globe. From traditional, classic boots and clothing, to innovations in footwear and apparel, Ariat combines unbeatable comfort and technical performance, together with fashion and function.

Performance is at the forefront of Ariat’s ethos. From lightweight riding boots, perfect for riding in hot climates, insulated footwear designed to keep the extremities warm in harsh temperatures, to technical clothing, breeches and accessories, Ariat provides the ultimate collection to help meet all equestrian travellers’ requirements. 

Winner - Christine Asker


Cotswold OutdoorWin a Camelbak Classic

15% discount voucher

Cotswold Outdoor started life in 1974 as Cotswold Camping and has become hugely popular, renowned for stocking a comprehensive range of high quality outdoor clothing and equipment.

The company has grown from a small outbuilding in the Cotswolds to a 65 stores operation also selling direct through its web site and mail order catalogue. The company prides itself on having knowledgeable staff that can offer friendly and useful advice and are passionate about outdoor pursuits. Cotswold Outdoor has a philosophy of supporting local communities wherever possible, the company actively seeks opportunities to engage with relevant clubs / organisations / societies.

Winner - Mike Harrison

Just ChapsWin a Pair of Chaps of the winner’s choice

15% discount voucher

The Just Chaps story began in 2003, when the Company launched the first neoprene chap for Endurance riders. Since then the range has grown extensively to now include a plethora of designs, all hand-made, in leather, suede, faux-suede and airmesh.

 From their base in The South Downs, the Just Chaps team design and manufacture the widest range of Half Chaps and Full Chaps that are just right for all riding disciplines, whatever the weather, whatever your size and whatever your mood. And the price is just right too. The range continues to combine several important features: comfort, style and function. All designs are developed and test ridden to ensure great performance in demanding conditions.

Winner - Gill Gould

The Safari StoreWin a Barmah Squashy Leather Oiled Safari Hat and the Ultimate Protection Package: RID and SafariSUN

10% discount voucher

The Safari Store is fast becoming the UK’s leading supplier of safari clothing and accessories - and provides expert packing advice.

Their dedication to only stocking the ultimate in outdoor clothing and supplies has seen them recently take the step of designing their own range of Rufiji safari clothing and luggage, made for travel to Africa. Their latest innovation is called SafariSUN which they believe outperforms all other sunscreens available today. So for your next adventure holiday do take a look at their online store:

Winners - Susanne Gee (Hat), Susie Kynoch (Protection Package)

Other prizes at the show

Goldpans, Guns and Grit. A signed copy of the book by Kelly Flynn about the history of Diamond City, from Territorial Gold Rush to Montana Ghost Town.

Winner - Dolores Wolfe

Set of 4 limited edition prints of horseback safaris in the Okavango Delta by Daniel Crane, signed by the artist.

Winner - Alison Hills

Wild Horses of the Namib Desert – by Telane Greyling and Mannfred Goldbeck

Winner - Amanda Fife

Two African Horseback Safari Caps

Winners - Robert Sklar, Fi Wilson

Earth Art - A photographic safari through northern Botswana - Two copies of the book donated by African Horseback Safaris

Winners - Michelle Henry, Tricia Ronane

Videla Expeditions – Six bottles of Mendoza wine from world renowned Bodega's in Mendoza, Valle de Uco and surrounding Puesto Videla

Winner - David Myles

Two Estancia los Potreros polo shirts

Winners - Alexis Cockroft, Malgorzata Grosicka

Castle Leslie Estate Jacket

Winner - Amanda Jackson