Blog & Info2021-04-27T12:01:23+10:00

Burghley Horse Trials

Snaffle Travel is excited to be planning an “Equestrian Tour to Burghley Horse Trials” in August / September 2023. Come and join us and experience the excitement and watch some of the “World’s best riders” competing in August/September 2023.  Land Rover Burghley attracts large crowds to witness top-class equestrian action, with some amazing shopping avenues as well as many other attractions and activities on offer in this truly stunning location. The Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials [...]

June 5th, 2022|

Badminton Horse Trials

Snaffle Travel has enjoyed hosting a tour of Badminton Horse Trials & Royal Windsor Show every year since 2015 and we look forward to returning in 2023 after a break due to COVID. Badminton Horse Trials is an iconic event and one of seven 5-star events in the world including Burghley, UK, Luhmühlen Horse Trials, Germany, Les 5 Etoiles de Pau in France, Kentucky 3 day event in the US and the latest event addition is Maryland in the US [...]

April 24th, 2022|

Travel packing tips

Are you travelling in 2022? Prepare for a safe trip Travelling is not like it used to be and there is a lot more preparation these days, especially as domestic and international border restrictions change with the evolving Covid-19 pandemic. If you are jetting away soon, you should take it into consideration when packing to make your journey as smooth as possible. Keep up with local rules and regulations Be sure to check entry requirements [...]

April 10th, 2022|

Packing Cubes & Suitcase Organisers

PACKING CUBES Article courtesy of Zoomlite Every traveller knows that space in your suitcase is premium real estate. If you go over your limited weight allowance this can cost you a small fortune. So, we squeeze and push and sit on our suitcase to try to cram it all in. I must admit I was one of the biggest culprits until I discovered packing cubes Then along came packing cubes. They meant that all the [...]

April 3rd, 2022|

Golegã National Horse Fair – Portugal

The spectacular Lusitano Festival – quite literally a unique experience held in Golegã every November.  Golega known as the ‘Capital of Horse’ in Portugal, located at the top of the Ribatejo area and home to many of the famous Lusitano Breeders. The History of Golega The Golegã National Horse Fair dates to the 18th century and was called “Feira de São Martinho”.  Originally Golega was established as an agricultural fair to promote local products. Since [...]

March 20th, 2022|

Our tours are suitable for the “Solo Traveller”

So, you’re a solo traveller When travelling alone, a great way to make new friends is to share a room with another traveller, as well as keep your costs down. You might be anxious about going it alone, and you’re not the only one. We have had a few self-confessed ‘group tour sceptics’ and first-time solo travellers and after their first tour, they just keep coming back for more.  Many have told us they have [...]

March 16th, 2022|

FEI World Championships for Eventing & Driving – Italy, September 2022

Federal Equestrian Centre Pratoni del Vivaro The FEI World Championships for Eventing and Driving will be held at Pratoni del Vivaro in Italy.  The Eventing is from the 15-18 and the Driving from the 22-25 September 2022. History The Federal Equestrian Centre Pratoni del Vivaro is located between the municipalities of Rocca di Papa and Rocca Priora, near Rome on an area of 145 hectares. It had been built for the Olympic Games of Rome [...]

February 13th, 2022|

How to have an unforgettable experience in White Turf – St Moritz, Switzerland

What is the White Turf? White Turf is an annual horse race and is high on the list of all keen racegoers.  The horse racing includes not just the 1,300m sprint but flat races over other distances as well.  The harness races give riders 1,700m to demonstrate their skill all on a snowy track. Not to forget Skijoring, the main attraction! The event is so unusual, held on a frozen lake in the gorgeous setting [...]

February 6th, 2022|

Australia has 11 Reciprocal Health Care Agreements with other countries

The Australian government has agreements with 11 countries that cover the cost of appropriate medical care when Australians visit 11 countries and tourists from these countries visit Australia.  Australian passport holders must check the Comprehensive Health Care Agreement (RHCA) with Australia so that each country can check whether it meets the terms of the agreement. RHCA Countries Read the terms of the agreement of the RHCA country you are visiting from the list below: Belgium Finland [...]

January 30th, 2022|

Watch Badminton Horse Trials Live on TV in 2022?

Badminton Horse Trials is one of the most famous five-star eventing competitions in the world and one of seven such competitions worldwide.  Sadly, both in 2020 and 2021, Badminton Horse Trials was cancelled due to COVID. Badminton Horse trials is returning in 2022 It’s exciting to see Badminton Horse Trials return from 4-8 May 2022, three years since it was last held in 2019.  This was when Snaffle Travel last attended with a group. Snaffle Travel [...]

January 30th, 2022|

Want to know where to see the Heartland Filmset?

Are you a Heartland Netflix fan? Do you love the show with all the drama, highs and lows and all the horsey bits and pieces?  Heartland showcases everything you love about Canada with the magnificient Rocky Mountains in the background, crystal clear rivers and stunning scenery. Many iconic films, Netflix films and TV series are filmed in and around Calgary. You might even see some Heartland actors on several series of Netflix too. Heartland is [...]

January 25th, 2022|

What is an Indian relay race?

So the wild west included cowboys and Indians!  Can you remember watching an old cowboy and Indian movie where the cowboys were chased by a group of Indians riding full pelt?  Always bareback racing across the great plains? Sometimes you would see the early settlers horse wagon attacked by a band of native Indians.   The cowboys and Indians of the early west had a profound respect for the horse. The native Indians used the horse in hunting for food and especially for Buffalo on the great plains. They also used horses for travelling from reservation to reservation. The cowboy also used the [...]

January 16th, 2022|

5 Reasons Why YOU Should Travel With A Group

Snaffle Travel offers small boutique group travel to major equestrian events and tours with an equestrian focus. You won’t have to worry about planning. You don’t have to do any planning as we have done this for you!! This means that you just have to sit back and relax and enjoy your tour!  Just turn up each morning… You will experience new things. Travelling in a group can give you the chance to explore a [...]

January 9th, 2022|

Seasons Greetings – December Newsletter

We wish you, your family and animal friends a very Merry Christmas.  During this season of giving let us take time to slow down and enjoy the simple things.  May this wonderful time of the year touch your heart in a special way.  Wishing you happiness and good health throughout the New Year. Let's hope we can put 2021 behind us and look forward to happier times after a very indifferent couple of years. Snaffle [...]

December 19th, 2021|

The 12 Days of Christmas

The “12 Days of Christmas” is a classic, the story of a lover giving an increasingly bizarre set of Christmas gifts to his girlfriend, presumably intended to woo her, but almost certainly just irritating her. It never says what she does with the 10 lords a-leaping and 11 pipers piping and so on — no doubt stashed them in a cupboard somewhere so she could fob them off on a work colleague in next year’s Secret Santa. Anyway, [...]

December 12th, 2021|

New tour to New Zealand HOY in March 2023

We are pleased to announce a new tour to New Zealand which will include some amazing sights as well as the New Zealand Horse of the Year Show in March 2023. The tour will include 8 nights starting in the North Island of Auckland and finishing in Wellington. The tour includes three speciality dinners at the Skycity 360 restaurant with a fantastic view of Auckland harbour, Hangi dinner in Rotorua and the Mission Estate Winery [...]

November 28th, 2021|

The Royal Mews in London

The Royal Mews is a busy working Mews looking after the transport of the Royal household and is owned by the British Royal Family.  The Mews was first established in Charing Cross, London in the 1820s. Today the Royal Mews is located very close to Buckingham Palace.  It is still very important in providing road transport for The Queen and the members of the Royal family by both horse-drawn carriage and motor car. The Royal [...]

November 14th, 2021|

CHIO Aachen Equestrian Festival

Snaffle Travel has a tour planned to CHIO Aachen Equestrian Festival in 2023. The CHIO Aachen is one of the best equestrian events in the world.  Each year, about 360,000 spectators follow the competitions in five disciplines over the ten days of the event. Aachen is the westernmost city of Germany, near the borders with Belgium and the Netherlands, 61 km (38 mi) west-southwest of Cologne. The competition attracts the worlds best competitors The world’s best equestrian [...]

November 2nd, 2021|

Les Étoiles de Pau 5-Star Three Day Event

The Les Etoiles de Pau is one of seven 5-star eventing competitions around the world and the only one in France.  Pau 5-star has been an annual event since 2007, held at the end of October each year and is the last 5-star competition for the season. Despite Covid, it was held in 2020 and again this year which is great news for the riders especially with so many of the competitions having been cancelled [...]

October 26th, 2021|

The Royal Stables of Cordoba

Córdoba is a city in the southern Spanish region of Andalusia. It was an important Roman city and a major Islamic centre in the Middle Ages.  Cordoba also has some very impressive historical Royal Stables, located next to the Alcázar de los Reyes Cristianos. History of the Stables The stables were first built in 1567 by the royal decree of Felipe II, the Spanish King to breed sturdy horses for the service of the Royal house. [...]

October 17th, 2021|
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