Horse Riding
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A horse riding holiday in India is a truly unique and magical experience.

On a horse riding safari, you get the opportunity to immerse yourself in the experience, getting off the beaten track to the soul of the land and the heart of its culture.

Horse riding is inextricably linked to the history of India – for centuries the horse was the most fearsome weapon an army could possess, and Marwari horses were revered and respected almost as much as the warriors and kings who rode them.

Horse riding, breeding, and showing remain popular hobbies in India today, and the horse is still revered by many.

The style of horse riding in India has unsurprisingly been influenced by the English horse riding style. We normally use comfortable English style horse riding saddles on our safaris.

On a horse riding holiday through the epic landscapes of Kutch, you can almost feel the years slipping away as the past reveals itself in archeological and geological wonders.

There is something uniquely atmospheric and utterly thrilling about seeing sights like this from the back of a horse…

Horse riding in India is not just riding in a different country, it is like riding back in time.

And what better horse for the journey than a Marwari.

An unforgettable horse riding experience, riding a Marwari horse through the desert should be on the bucket list of any adventure rider.

Equal parts beautiful and tough, Marwari horses were originally bred as riding horses to ride into battle. The warriors of Mewar riding Marwari horses into battle were famous and feared: it was said that a Marwari horse could only leave the battlefield in three conditions; victory, death or carrying an injured rider to safety.

For an adventure ride, the Marwari is the perfect horse riding companion. Horse riding in India’s desert climates is tough, but Marwari horses are perfectly suited to the job; bred for battle, Marwari’s are particularly well suited to endurance horse riding and have no trouble riding across long distances with ease.


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This was my first time traveling to Gujarat India. I'd read that it's like the wild west, a region of environmental extremes. These kinds of places have always attracted me provided it was safe and the accommodations comfortable. My stay at the Kutch Classic Riding Camp provided me with many incredible experiences. A friendly staff member lead me to my elegant tent which had everything thing I needed, even a fan. The camp has a stable of handsome Marwari horses, one more stunning than the other. It was hard to choose which one I wanted to ride. I got to cantor across the white desert, encountered wild camels, experienced the country side intimately like you can only do on horse back. I rode into small villages where I was greeted with curiosity and delight. I'm a photographer whose passion is to capture/document the culture and tribal traditions. The organization of the tour and the accommodations were excellent and the meals, tasty. I look forward to my next adventure with the Kutch Rider Camp.

Joan L. Miller, Miami, Florida USA