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WHAT Horse riding adventure in Vanuatu.
WHERE Near Port Vila, the capital of Vanuatu.
THE SHIP Rachel cruised with her partner, Benn, and her family to celebrate the 21st birthday of her younger sister, Deborah. They cruised around the South Pacific on Pacific Pearl (pocruises.com.au) but only Rachel and Benn did the horse riding excursion. Rachel had previously cruised with P&O to celebrate her own 21st.
“We were welcomed at the horse riding place by the Australian family that runs the establishment. They used to live in Sydney and have been in Port Vila for about four years, so it was interesting to talk to them about their life there.
“We were matched up with horses according to our size and experience. I’m an intermediate rider, not a beginner but not an expert either. They cater for all levels; the people who ran the tour were so nice and were really helping out those who hadn’t ridden before.