I have been thinking about it for a long time, and now I have decided to take the leap. I am going for my entrepreneurial dream. The company, Rideferier AS has been established and I am well into the planning stage. This will be the first Norwegian travel agent specialized on horse riding holidays! Today […]
About Elisabeth Kaasa
Travel- and horse enthusiast with a focus on responsible tourism and ethics of animals in tourism.
Entries by Elisabeth Kaasa
This Christmas we were going to Florida for a family vacation, and I am always looking for an opportunity to include some horse-related activities. The purpose of this vacation, however, was not to spend a lot of time on horseback, so I had to look for something we could do as a day excursion from […]
I have been to Italy several times, but I must admit that Tuscany isn’t among the regions I have visited – yet. Based on what I hear from friends and family who have been there I understand that I have to do something about that. The riding holiday destination I am now going to introduce […]
In December we are going on a family vacation to Florida, and wherever we go I am always looking for horse-related activities. Even though we didn’t plan for a riding holiday this time, at least I need something to balance out all the commercial activities. We are really quite allergic to mass tourism, so it […]
This summer Sandra, who runs Sundance Ranch in Portugal, found out about a couple of young Lusitano mares who lived in horrible conditions at a garbage dump. She decided to go and have a look. What she found was two mares, 3 and 5 years old, hungry, full of eczema and open wounds. She couldn’t […]
When I found Cortijo Los Lobos in my search for horse-friendly riding holidays, there was no doubt that it fit into the concept of Rideferier.no The place is run by the British couple June and Clive and is located in the Malaga area in Spain. Here they offer trail rides for day visitors and overnight […]
Have you ever felt that burning feeling inside to do something so strongly that you just HAVE to act on it one way or the other? That gutted feeling by the thought of giving it up? In that case, you know where I am coming from. Welcome to Rideferier.no. This is my thing – […]
In May 2018 me and my family went to Portugal for a riding holiday – to Sundance Ranch. I had already had e-mail communication with Sandra, who owns the place, for a few months. We had discussed our thoughts around keeping and training horses – both in general and in connection with riding holidays. I […]
Many have had their first horse riding experience ever when on holiday, often along sandy beaches in exotic destinations. Unfortunately, there are many providers of these activities out there that don’t look quite as good behind the scenes, and you should be aware of what you are supporting when participating in such activity. Do […]
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