Two places have become available on each of this year's BHS Challenge Rides in India (6-16 October 2012 and 16-26 October 2012).
The Challenge takes place in Shekhawati, an area of rural Rajasthan in the triangle formed by Delhi, Bikaner and Jaipur. The whole region is famous for its incredible architecture with many forts and havelis (mansions). The havelis are particularly noted for their stunning frescos and Rajasthan has been dubbed the open air art gallery of India. It is also famous for its culture, folk art and shopping!
Challengers will ride Marwari horses. The breed is descended from the war horses used by the ruling families and warriors of feudal India. These horses were known as being 'superior to all men', including the ruling family – so Challengers are in for a treat! Marwari horses are famed for being tough and brave, but perhaps their most noticeable attributes are their unusual ears which are lyre-shaped and curve inwards, often appearing to meet at their tip.
Riding with Kings in Rajasthan is an incredible experience - but don't just take our word for it:
'Everything was absolutely fantastic. Our guides, Durga and Devendra, made the trip for me with their hospitality, organisation and friendliness’ Jo Tomlin
‘The Marwari horses are built for speed and proved themselves again and again – we all fell in love with them.’ Liz Heggs
‘Lovely horses and fantastic to ride.’ Alison Cooper
So you haven't missed your chance of a ride of a lifetime - hurry today to book your place!
For more information and how to apply, visit the Challenge Rides section.