Globe Trotters at Jesters Flats
May 12 - November 30
The Margaret River – synonymous for its white-sand beaches, aquamarine ocean, world-class vineyards, top-shelf regional fare and vino while being enveloped in a temperate climate. It’s no secret as to why this southern region of Western Australia has been the number one destination for tourists for decades.
So it comes with great excitement that Globetrotting presents to you The Margaret River ride, in partnership with husband and wife duo, Paul Brennan and Fiona Flugge from Jesters Flat. Paul and Fiona have been making equine enthusiasts grin from ear to ear for the past ten years with their morning and afternoon rides run out of their
Margaret River property, which is also a boutique vineyard.
With help from these two locals, we’ve engineered a 5 day, 4 night ride that encompasses everything we love about the iconic region of Margaret River. Imagine salty, wind-swept, never-ending beach canters, swimming your horse bareback in the tranquil ocean, riding along secluded bush tracks and wide-open, wheat-coloured pastures alive with native wildlife including large mobs of kangaroos, emus and red-tail black cockatoos.
Like we did, you’ll fall in love with the Jesters Flat property for its home-away-from-home atmosphere, professional, warm-hearted hosts and staff, the long table dinners under a canopy of stars and twinkling festoon lights. And let’s not forget your fully appointed teepees with fresh linen, hurricane lamps and aromatic soaps. This is not run-of-the-mill two-man tent camping, we can vouch for that! With hot showers and flushing toilets a 100-metre walk away, you’ll instantly fall into relax mode the moment you arrive at this rural Margaret River property.
We also LOVE that the itinerary kick starts with a Welcome to Country by proud Wardandi woman, Mitchella (Mitch) Hutchins. This will give you a spiritual connection to the bush that you’re about to immerse yourself in for the next five days. You’ll ride through the bush with your eyes-wide-open and see the land through an aboriginal’s perspective.
A string of thirty home-bred and educated Australian Stock Horses are the foundation to this five day, four night ride. Never before has Globetrotting seen such a superior mob of guest horses! You’ll fall in love with the Jesters Flat equines and truly appreciate their versatility, athleticism, intelligence while having a calm disposition. This is why The Margaret River ride is ideal for riders who are keen to jump on a knowing, soft, responsive horse that will take you on deserted beach canters, salty bareback ocean swims, remote bush tracks fringed with wildflowers (spring season), and wait patiently while you sip wine at a local vineyard.
From arrival to departure you’ll taste and drink some of the best regional food and wine that this gourmet hub has to offer. If you’ve always wanted to explore this very special part of Australia and you’re an accomplished rider then you MUST make a beeline for The Margaret River ride.