African Hoofbeatz - Riding Internships for all horse enthusiasts to learn natural horsemanship

African Hoofbeatz in Bulawayo / All Regions
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We are a dealing yard for competition horses and training facility for young and problem horses and offer proffesional backing of young stock

Africa/Indian Ocean > Zimbabwe > All Regions > Bulawayo

Work and ride in the heart of Zimbabwe’s horse culture, an Internship program based at the evergreen grounds of Borrowdale’s Thoroughbred Racetrack, in Zimbabwe’s capital city, Harare.

There are many exciting places to visit whilst on attachment with African Hoofbeatz or on completion of your internship. Once you are onsite we will gladly assist you in arranging any trips you wish to do. The cost for any trips will be based on the service providers’ rates.

A few examples of great places to visit;

· Victoria Falls

A 11 hour drive from Harare (1 hour flight), this is the adrenaline centre of Zimbabwe with activities like white water rafting, bungee jumping, elephant rides, flight of the angels over the Victoria falls, and boogie boarding just to name a few. The actual falls are a sight to behold and massive attraction for tourists from around the globe.
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Additional information about the area

Excursions: · Matopos National Park

A world heritage site and home to the world’s largest population of black eagles and leopards. A 7 hour drive away Matopos is populated by massive granite rock outcrops, the most famous of which is called world’s view where Cecil John Rhodes is buried. It is also very well known for being a Black and White Rhino sanctuary. You can track the white rhino with a guide and view them from very close quarters.

· Antelope Park

Set in over 3000 acres of open savannah grassland, Antelope Park is a unique game reserve and a haven of tranquility set in the African bush, only 4 hours’ drive from Harare. Walk with lions, ride through the wilderness on elephant or horseback, view the abundance of wildlife in the Park or canoe on the scenic lake. During the evening, their exclusive Night Encounters offer a truly amazing, close up experience of lions hunting in their natural environment.
Traveling by plane:
Fly Into Bulawayo International Airport
Pickup service is possible

Not more
than a 15 min.
walk away

Tennis court, Biking, Mountain biking, Hiking, Birding

Not more
than a 15 min.
drive away

Restaurants, National Historic Sites, Theater, Galleries / Museum, Shopping, Fitness Center , Golf course, Wildlife Viewing
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Information about the riding facility / horse farm/ranch


Holiday Company, Tournament Company, Training Company, Working Ranch, Riding Stable, Western Riding Stable
Guest Capacity:
Minimum age for guests:
age 17 & up

General description:

We are a dealing yard for competition horses and training facility for young and problem horses and offer proffesional backing of young stock

Amenities/equipment of the riding facility

  • Riding facility
  • Riding area / bridle-path
  • Paddock - Pasture
  • Tack room

Details of the Riding area

We have a small yard with an outdoor riding school for lessons and training the young horses, close to the country club polocrosse grounds, plenty hacking in the country around us.

More details of the property

Primarily we are an intern business hired by the horse community to solve their equine issues, back horses, lessons and solve any and all horse problems.
What we have to offer
  • Bring Your Own Horse
  • Horses for guests available
  • Riding lessons - Riding classes
  • Horses for rent (without Guide)
  • Accommodation for one night only
  • Weekly
  • Long Term stays
  • Help wanted / desirable

    Additional Animals on the property

    We anywhere between 8 and ten polocrosse horses at one time in training for sale at competitions, and work mostly on clients horses who hire us to solve problem horses and back young stock

    Other offers and explanations

    This is primarily a natural horsemanship Internship, where students come to learn horsemanship and compete on the local Zimbabwe competition circuit
    Horses available in our riding program
    Number of Horses:
    in all 8 Horses are available.
    Kind of Horses:
    For Beginners
    Riding (trained for / saddle):
    English / Classic, Western, also Ride on your Own
    More information of the Horses for rent (Breed - Training etc.)
    Our Horses are all Thoroughbreds, and we work with Arabs,Warmbloods and FRiesians to name a few belonging to our clients, our Thoroughbreds are trained polo horses for beginners and advanced riders
    Riding program
    • with horses for rent
    • Ride on your own
    • Dressage
    • Polo
    • Handicapped Riding
    • Therapeutic Riding
    Minimum age for Trail Rides:
    age 17 & up
    Riding experience:
    No restriction
    Demand on rider:
    high demands
    Big/Heavy Riders:
    on request
    Notes and supplements for the Trail Rides / Riding Program
    75 kg limit on riders wishing to intern with us, no experience needed for our Journey to horsemanship program, ONLY Very experienced riders for the Racing Internship Program
    Accommodations for guest horses
    Number of Guest Horses:
    in all 2 Guest Horses are welcome
    Distance to the Accommodation:
    The Riding stables are on the property directly.
    Kind of accommodation:
    Indoor boxes - closed stable, Paddock - Pasture

    Training - Riding lessons - Riding classes
    General information of the Training:
    with the own Horse, Trained Horses available, Private Lessons, Group Instruction
    Riding Lessons for:
    For Beginners, For Advanced Riders, especially for Children
    Minimum Age for Riding Classes:
    no limitation
    Training qualifications:
    My qualifications are Time in the saddle over the last 14 years across 4 continents working with horses in polo, dressage, showjumping, endurance, trail rides, stock work, and natural horsemanship
    Riding Classes / Lessons
    Western Riding, English / Classic Riding, Dressage, Jumping, Training to sit the horse well, Recreational riding, Trekking, Polo, Ground Training Courses, Training for Young Horses, Handicapped Riding, Therapeutic Riding
    Special Classes
    On a weekly basis we will back horses,assist with handicapped riding school, train polo ponies, train problem horses, and compete at local shows.
    Guest lodgings

    Comfortable twin room in cottage for max 2 people at riding yard

    1 Multi-bedded room(s):
    Interns will live in a cottage with the owner and his wife at our dealing yard where the polo ponies are kept, you will be staying in cozy twin bed room with bath, shower and toilet, on the city outskirts of Bulawayo, lots of hacking space and close to shops and restaurants.

    INTERNSHIP FEE 4 weeks – GBP 1 195 / 3 weeks – GBP 945 / 2 weeks – GBP 695
    Amenities - special features:
    Sheets, Towels, Room service / Cleaning
    Kind of Catering:
    • Breakfast on request obligatory
    • Full-board on request obligatory
    • Vegetarian Meals possible by arrangement
    • Wholesome food
    General information of the accommodation
    Special features:
    Dogs permitted, Phone, Washing machine, Internet access, Internet-/ E-mail service, Safe
    More information of the accommodation:
    Our minimum stay is 2 weeks, with no maximum stay. Obviously the more time you spend with us the more knowledge there is to gain, and the more responsibility we can entrust to you.

    Rates and contact

    Rates of the Horses for rent

    Rates for renting a Horse:
    Included in the Rates of the accommodation.
    Notes to the rental costs:
    Rental of the horses is included in the Internship Cost

    Rates Guest Horses

    Boarding fee:
    Included in the Rates of the accommodation.
    Feeding fee:
    Included in the Rates of the accommodation.
    Notes about the cost:
    All rider and Horse costs included in our Total Fixed Price

    Rates Riding Classes

    Rates for riding lessons:
    Included in the Rates of the accommodation.
    African Hoofbeatz
    First name:
    Last name:
    + 263 (0) 777 958 270

    You can contact us with the following languages:

    Can be reached by phone +263 777 958270 or +263 776 436 260

    E-Mail address: Inquiry

    Company: African Hoofbeatz
    Zip/Postal Code: NA
    Street: 31 Brentwood road
    Country: Zimbabwe -- All Regions -- Bulawayo
    Phone: + 263 (0) 777 958 270