African Horse Company is an eco-adventure company that offers outrides and overnight trails, ranging from one day to ten days. Based in the heart of the Cape Floral Kingdom, the terrain covers unspoiled white sandy beaches, fynbos and vineyard-covered mountain slopes that offer you a fauna and flora feast for the eyes, mind and soul. There is something truly special about the bond between horse and rider and something magical that happens on the rides. Memories that will be cherished for years to come are created and the trails are great for bird watchers, wildlife photographers, nature enthusiasts and those riders just needing to disconnect and gear down from their busy lifestyles.
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“In company of horses - in balance with nature”. This is the motto of the African Horse Company and it offers a beautiful insight into the soul of the enterprise. Howard Krut, the man behind the company, has come a long way since he sold fresh produce from a horse-drawn wagon in the Oude Molen Eco Village in Pinelands. In fact, he has travelled across the Cape Floral Kingdom on horseback and has made it his mission to share that experience with as many people as possible. After moving to Stanford and establishing The African Horse Company, Howard began offering mountain rides, beach rides and then overnight trails in 2007. The focus of these rides is on honouring the long-standing bond that has existed between man and horse, horses having long been our working partners and friends.
The 25 horses that work for The African Horse Company roam freely on the 3000 hectare farm in Stanford and are good natured and relaxed. Crossbred with Arab, Boerperd and Friesian blood, these steeds are agile and hardy, perfect for long distance journeys across varied terrain.