Taren Atkinson: Eventing in Kenya

It’s not every day we get the chance to hear about eventing in Kenya! Taren Atkinson just returned from a trip to Africa, during which she visited Sanctuary Farm in Lake Naivasha, Kenya. The farm runs an event every year, right smack in the middle of all the wild animals that roam the farm. Can you imagine galloping by a wildebeest on cross country? Go Kenyan eventing!

Just a giraffe near the riding trails. No big deal!

From Taren:

My husband James and I just returned from a two-week trip, which included five days in Kenya. We were fortunate enough to visit Sanctuary Farm, two hours outside Nairobi, in Lake Naivasha. This beautiful property runs an event in late October — we were bummed we just missed it — but the dressage arena and warm-up show jumping fences were still set. Sanctuary Farm is unique because you can walk around the entire property, getting up close and personal with giraffe, zebra, wildebeest, water buck and other beautiful animals who don’t mind your presence. We loved every minute of our stay there, and would very much like to watch the event in the future. We took a walk through the cross-country field, but the jumps had been put up in storage, so the farm can keep its natural, wild look. Click here to learn more about eventing in Kenya.

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