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UK Travel Scheme

Visitors to the United Kingdom will be required to receive an electronic authorisation (ETA) prior to arrival, under a new proposal unveiled by the British Home Secretary Priti Patel.  The program will be similiar to the USA Esta scheme. The system is targeted to be launched in 2024 and this would include all visitors including those from Europe. The Europe Travel and information authorisation scheme (ETIAS) is expected to be launched in 2022. Click HERE [...]

June 6th, 2021|

Maryland 5 Star Eventing competition at Fair Hill in the USA

NEW 5 Star Event makes seven For many years there were only six five-star rated eventing competitions in the world and the only one in the USA was Kentucky Three-Day Event.  With two in the UK including Badminton Horse Trials and the Burghley Horse Trials.  The other CCI***** rated events are the Luhmühlen Horse Trials in Germany, the Australian International Three Day Event in Adelaide and the Stars of Les Etoiles de Pau in France. The Fair Hill Organising Committee [...]

May 23rd, 2021|

Green light deposits

Greenlight Deposits are available on any of our 2021/2022 international tours so if you see one you like Contact Us and we'll add you to the list. Fully refundable / fully transferable $99.00 Greenlight deposit enables you to hold a space until we get the Greenlight to safely travel. We have just released two new tours  "Horses & Wine and Adelaide 3DE tour in November 2021 and the New Zealand and NZ Horse of the [...]

May 20th, 2021|

New tour to New Zealand HOY in March 2022

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 2022. 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 [...]

April 18th, 2021|

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. Traveling in a group can give you the chance to explore a [...]

April 4th, 2021|

World Equestrian Games 2022

We understand that the COVID situation is constantly evolving and it can be quite overwhelming to make future travel plans, with all the current uncertainty caused by the various Government travel restrictions. At the moment the Australian government has closed our international borders until the 17 June 2021. Once vaccines are distributed we hope this will allow travel once again but this maybe be dependent on how other countries are managing their cases.  We believe [...]

March 5th, 2021|

London Olympia Horse Show

Olympia London International Horse Show If you are looking for Equestrian Christmas magic together with the best riders, then Olympia London International Horse Show is the the most amazing event to find all of this under one roof. Olympia London International Horse Show is one of the UK's biggest equestrian competitions, held at Olympia, London. It is best known for its show jumping, however it also has competitions in horse showing, driving, mounted games, dog [...]

January 10th, 2021|

The Spanish Riding School in Vienna

Vienna's world-famous Spanish Riding School is something not be missed if you are visiting Vienna.  It is truly reminiscent of the imperial Habsburg era. This equestrian show is performed by Lipizzaner stallions formerly kept at an imperial stud established at Lipica. The graceful stallions perform an equine ballet to a classical-music program while the audience watches from pillared balconies – or the cheaper standing-room area – and chandeliers shimmer above. There are many options to [...]

December 27th, 2020|

Seasons Greetings – December Newsletter 2020

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 year touch your heart in a special way.  Wishing you happiness and good health throughout the New Year. Let's hope we can put 2020 behind us and look forward to happier times after a very indifferent year. Snaffle Travel wrap up [...]

December 20th, 2020|

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 13th, 2020|

All equestrian disciplines and quotas confirmed for Paris 2024

All three equestrian disciplines – Jumping, Dressage and Eventing – have been formally confirmed for the Paris 2024 Olympic programme. The equestrian events will be staged in the grounds of Versailles, with King Louis XIV’s Palace as a stunning backdrop at one of the French capital’s most iconic Games time venues. This will include team and individual competitions across each of the three disciplines.  As well as the full quota of 200 athlete/horse combinations have [...]

December 8th, 2020|

Some Essential Travel Tips

I have learned a thing or too having travelled to so many places travelling for business and on family holidays. Below are some of my essential travel tips that can save you a lot of headaches. SCAN, PRINT AND EMAIL COPIES OF YOUR PASSPORT AND IDENTITY PAPERS Just in case you lose your passport or just may need it and not having it on hand, always bring a copy. Having a copy scanned and ready [...]

November 29th, 2020|

COVID 19 – Latest update

COVID-19 information - update 22 November 2022 These are difficult times yet all around us we have seen the very best of human nature shine through. To our loyal travellers, All our international tours have been suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the ongoing global border closures and government travel restrictions. We are saddened to have cancelled a full year's worth of tours that, in a pre-COVID world, would have been amazing and special [...]

November 22nd, 2020|

11 things to carry in your Day Pack

When you travel you are far from home, you need to ensure you have all your important and handy belongings are all together. It can be a bit annoying knowing that if you forget to take something with you, it is probably 12,000 km away before you realise you need it. I have a number of things I always keep in my travel day pack to make sure I am not caught short.  I also [...]

November 15th, 2020|

Combine Horses & Travel in Italy

Have you ever DREAMED of travelling to Italy!! Italy has so many amazing sights, ancient history, magnificence art, sumptuous food, wonderful wine and so much more.  Had you thought of combining this with a visit to an Equestrian event or combining this with a riding holiday? Snaffle Travel loves visiting Italy and we have discovered some amazing places you could visit to combine with your travel experience depending when you are visiting. Every year in [...]

November 8th, 2020|

Is Peru on your Bucket list?

Why is the Paso Peruvian horse so special?? Snaffle Travel talks virtually about Peru on Wednesday the 4th of November Live on our Facebook page at 7:30pm (AEST).  We talk about what Peru is famous for including Machu Picchu, the Amazon Jungle, and so many other amazing places.  We also talk about the amazing horseback trek to Machu Picchu and about the Peruvian Paso horse. Article courtesy of FEI and written by Patricia Salem The [...]

November 1st, 2020|

The Imperial Riding School Renaissance Vienna Hotel

Do you like to stay in quirky hotels or hotels with some historical significance? he name of the hotel hints at its history: The Imperial Riding School Renaissance Vienna Hotel. Located at Ungargasse 60.  The hotel has been using this name since 2008, the facade of the hotel gives the impression of an old building and once inside you will see some features that remind you of the imperial past. The hotel’s logo featuring a horse [...]

November 1st, 2020|

Snaffle Travel “YouTube Channel” Subscribe NOW..

Snaffle Travel has created a YouTube channel so you can watch back any of our Live interviews with various Equestrian personalities including Olympic riders, FEI Dressage Judges, FEI Official Photographer, Event Officials and Equestrian destinations.  We also talk talk about destinations to visit in many countries.   Don't forget to subscribe for stay up to date... Click on this link..   Snaffle Travel is an Equestrian Travel company specialising in Equestrian Tours to major [...]

October 25th, 2020|

Iceland the land of ice and snow

The Land of the Vikings It was meant to be the start of summer but as I stepped off the plane I could feel the cool Icelandic temperature. Driving from the airport to Reykjavik the terrain appeared like a moon scape with molten volcanic lava covered in moss and steam in the distance from the nearby Blue Lagoon. Upon arrival in the capital, Reykjavik, I participated in a walking tour and learnt that the total [...]

October 18th, 2020|

How to Travel Safe & Avoid Scams

How To Avoid Pickpockets on your Holiday A trip away is a time to unwind, recharge and take in new experiences and the last thing you want is to be come of a victim of a horrid pickpocketing experience.  You don't want to be the one wistfully talked of as ‘that cousin who was robbed in Madrid’ at family gatherings to come!  Pick pocketing is rampant around the world and their techniques are so highly [...]

October 4th, 2020|
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