Parktrot

Colin's Parktrot

Parktrot

Colin's Parktrot

General Information

The first ever parkrun for horses and riders!!

Parktrot

Enhance your health and happiness in the great outdoors! You will also have the opportunity to make friends who have similar interests.

The Parktrot is a completely FREE horse riding and carriage driving experience which takes place every Sunday of the month at Horseback Africa. The participants ride on their own horses and/or bring their own carriages for this wonderful experience inside a game reserve.

The track is 5 km long. Some riders may like to double up and enjoy a 10km event. The participants can walk, trot or even canter the track as long as you and your horse are fit and healthy.

Colin's Parktrot

Carriage drivers will start behind the riders. Some people are competitive and they are welcome to improve their own “race” times, as long as it is safe for both themselves and other riders to do so.
 

Be part of the “horsy” community.

The Parktrot is free to all horse owners and carriage drivers. Carriage drivers are encouraged to allow community members to experience the event on their carriages as passengers. You are welcome to bring the family too, as long as they remain on the carriages during the trot.

Enhance your health and happiness in the great outdoors! You will also have the opportunity to make friends who have similar interests.

Colin's Parktrot

After the event, you can enjoy a coffee or even a lovely breakfast in the Wild Horse restaurant in the lovely gardens of the lodge. Should you decide to sleep over in either the lodge or the Backpackers, then you will also have access to the pool and the hiking trails on the reserve! If you are doing the Parktrot only, then we request that you remain in the lodge garden area only, and obviously also to the stables to take care of your horse!

 

How do I take part?

By signing the Indemnity form for the Parktrot, you become part of the Colin’s Parktrot community, where you can join us for FREE weekly trots on a Sunday morning at 8:30am. Registration is FREE.
Please complete and sign the form below and send back to us before your first Parktrot.

Click here to download the Indemnity Form

Colin's Parktrot

Each and every Parktrot will be led by Parktrot Volunteers. One can only become a Parktrot Volunteer if you are a very good rider. By becoming a Parktrot Volunteer, you will have the privilege of riding one of the Horseback Africa horses for FREE during the Parktrot, as long as you will take the responsibility of providing the specified volunteer services during the Parktrot activity. Contact a Horseback Africa team member for more details.

Volunteer Tasks and Responsibilities