Alpha Equestrian

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Fynbos, orchards and Cape Winelands outrides

Alpha Equestrian lies at the foothills of the Drakenstein Mountains outside Paarl. The area is rich in scenic beauty and steeped in history. The area was first colonised by Dutch, French and German settlers in the late 17th century, and their legacy - wine production and Cape Dutch architecture - can be seen throughout the area.

Several routes have been mapped out and will take riders through fruit orchards, vineyards, nature conservancies and pristine mountain fynbos.

Our outrides start with a one or two hour rides.

On request outrides may include one or more wine tastings, or a stop for lunch on one of the area’s award-wining wine estates. The outrides are done on safe, schoolmaster horses who are much-loved and well-cared for due to the standards of qualification and knowledge. They are healthy and fit for purpose. The tack is in excellent condition and gives comfort to the rider.

The rides are both educational and enjoyable and leave the riders with a sense of peace and love for the countryside around them.

Visitors saddled up for an outride on Montana and Lee (top left), riders and riders cooling off in a dam (top right). Alpha Equestrian offers safe outrides with opportunities to trot and canter for long stretches (above).