Equine Programmes

Kaapsehoop Horse Trails highly values learning and education, especially in a natural environment, which is why we offer various equine programmes. These include kids’ holiday camps, educational school groups and volunteer programmes.

Kid's holiday camps

Our extremely popular fun-and-educational pony camps, where kids are taught social skills and all about horses and nature, attract children from across the sub-continent.

  • The camps are ideal for children aged 8 – 15 years. Beginner riders are most welcome and the children are under constant supervision.
  • Our pony camps run from Monday lunch time to Friday lunch time; three meals per day are provided.
  • Horse riding, hiking, swimming, lots of fun and games as well as ample fresh air and nature are included in the daily programme.

School Groups

We tailor-make packages for school groups.These educational programmes include, among others, stable management and basic horse riding, archery, hiking and swimming, basic survival guidance and a potted history of gold discovery in the area.
Because our aim is that your kids should have both a unique and unforgettable learning experience, please do inform us of what you require. Thereafter leave the rest to us.

Volunteer Programme

Our volunteer programmes rightfully evolve around horses and run for anything between a minimum of one week and a maximum of 12 weeks.

While volunteers should have some horse riding experience, other basic skills and project responsibilities will be taught to you during your stay at Kaapsehoop Horse Trails.

It is essential that volunteers are between 18-55 years of age, physically fit and of a weight below 90kg. Due to animal welfare, we must apply a horseback riding weight limit to assure the animals do not suffer back injuries.

Volunteers should be between 18 – 55 years of age, physically fit and weigh less than 90 kg. For the horse’s sake and well being we must apply a horseback riding weight limit. This assures that the animals don’t suffer back injuries.

While volunteers are expected to put in a full day’s work (07h00 to 16h00), they also do take days off when required. These may include optional excursions, among others, to Kruger National Park Safari and the Blyde River Canyon.

Volunteers are accommodated in a two-bedroom flat that sleeps 4 people sharing. An en-suite bathroom with a shower, basic kitchenette and laundry facilities are included, while three meals a day (on working days) are prepared and supplied in the main house.

Would you like more information? Visit Volunteer Project at Kaapsehoop Horse Trails

“If you are only a student of technique, then the options become very limited. On the other hand, when you are a student of the horse, the options are unlimited.”

Mark Rashid