Horse Podcast Ep 262: Horse Destination Switzerland


Switzerland is one of the most famous holiday destinations in Europe and it is also a great country to discover on horseback. Famous for its cheese, chocolate and banks, Switzerland also has its own horse breed the Franches-Montagne or Freiberger and a beautiful and varied countryside from hills and meadows in the North and West to hight mountains in the South.


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Heather (Canada) & Ute (India)

Your Equestrian Adventuresses Podcast Hosts and seasoned travellers & horse riders!

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Highlights

  • Information about Switzerland
  • Swiss Food
  • The Franches-Montagne or Freiberger Horse
  • Horse Trekking in the Engadin
  • Snow Polo & White Turf in St.Moritz

Thank you for tuning in and happy trails!

Special Announcement

Today’s episode is sponsored by :

Chisholm Trail Rides – Horse Riding near Dallas/Texas

Our trails vary in terrain making riding for any level rider fun!
We offer unique, personalized riding experiences. Our horses will ride side by side and in a group setting. With up to 30 minutes of instructional warm up, we can ride beginners and experienced riders on the same trail.
Trails are booked by specific appointment times. Offering 2-hour semi-private, 2-hour private trails, and 3-hour trails.
In addition wematch riders to horses based on riding experience. We offer both Western and English riding. 
We offer riding for ages 5 years old and up!
Our rides start at 2 people and can accommodate up to 10 riders. If trying to book groups larger than 8 people, please call and let us personalize your ride! 214-584-8698

Horse Riding Tracker App

Horse Riding Tracker is an app to track all your rides for iPhone and Apple Watch. 

Main features:

  • After each ride you can see data such as distance covered, duration, max and average speeds and more. 
  • You can also see gaits distribution – how long and what distance you’ve made in each gait.
  • There are detailed maps and you can overlay data from your ride directly on a map. 
  • You can add all your horses in this app and assign to each ride horse and equipment you’ve used.
  • Shareable cards with maps, photos you’ve taken during a ride and statistics.
  • Animated summaries of your rides that you can share with your friends

Other features:

  • graphs with data such as speed, pace, distance, altitude over time
  • compare different rides
  • calendar of your rides
  • distance and time spend on a horse each month
  • After each ride you can see data such as distance covered, duration, max and average speeds and more. 
  • You can also see gaits distribution – how long and what distance you’ve made in each gait.
  • There are detailed maps and you can overlay data from your ride directly on a map. 
  • You can add all your horses in this app and assign to each ride horse and equipment you’ve used.
  • Shareable cards with maps, photos you’ve taken during a ride and statistics.
  • Animated summaries of your rides that you can share with your friends

1000 Mile Challenge

Our team of Equestrian Adventuresses has been so energised and motivated by all the Speakers from our Award-Winning Podcast and Adventures on Horseback Workshop that we decided to created a “Ride 1,000 Miles Challenge” for you to forward your equestrian journey and have some adventures with your horse at home or wherever you are!

Join this challenge if:

  • ​You have your own horse or have access to a horse / multiple horses you can ride for this challenge
  • ​You Want to a solid, workable Plan to follow
  • ​​You Want a tribe to ride with “virtually” for support
  • ​You have a green horse, an old horse, or anything in between!
  • You Want to go further and try new things
  • You Want to create an unshakeable bond with your horse unlike any other
  • ​You Want to HAVE FUN, & more importantly, you want your horses to HAVE FUN!
  • ​You’re looking to “spice things up” & step outside your comfort zone
  • ​You WILL not focus on the destination, but on the JOURNEY

Equestrian Adventuresses Book Store

Do you love to read or listen to horsey books and stories, then have a look at our EQA Book Series, now available as paperbacks, e-books, and audio books.

Packed with exciting true-life stories written by women from all around the world about their adventures they had with horses!

Follow a vet on her adventures in the Namibian Bush, an expat winning a show jumping medal in Italy, a British family with two toddlers crossing Patagonia on horseback or a German girl finding her dream horse on an Indian horse market.

If you are interested in different horse riding destinations, check out our Ultimate Equestrian Adventuresses Bucket List Guide. It includes more than a hundred amazing Bucket List ideas what you can do with your horse or other people’s horses on a horse riding holiday! Download it for free now!

Do you feel that we are missing out on an important topic? Or maybe you have an interesting story to tell? Contact Heather or Ute!

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