Discover more about our horses and riding
Lion and Cheetah Park has its own stables, based just outside of the game reserve (yes, a long way from the lions!). This is where our horses are stabled overnight and graze during the day. We have a riding arena, lunging ring and a polocrosse field. All of our horses are schooled in dressage, jumping, safari riding and polocrosse to ensure our herd is fit, reliable, safe and responsive.
As well as the permanent residents, our team retrains ex-racehorses and receives horses for rehabilitation before being rehomed. You can find out about our horses below.
We are open every day for riding. We do short and long safari rides, riding lessons, polocrosse lessons and kids parties. You can even bring your own horse out to us if you want to enjoy nature on your own steed.
In 2020 we are opening Zimbabwe's first quarterhorse stud. "Bingo, I am A Cutter" a world class stallion is our founding sire. Bingo is a buckskin stallion, whose bright golden coat is outshone only by his gentle personality and perfect conformation. He will be available for stud services this year. Mares from international bloodlines will also be joining us for artificial insemination using semen from some of America's best quarterhorse stallions.
Activities on offer
Short Horse Ride
Saddle up for a 5-minute horse ride in to the bush. Children and adults will be joined by our experienced groom who will show you the park from a different perspective, with chances to see beautiful wildlife.
If needed, the groom can lead your horse during the ride, allowing you to sit back and enjoy the experince without needing to steer!
Long Horse Ride
1 hour +
A 1 to 2 hour horse ride in to the bush. Suitable for children and adults who want to see more of the park and more animals on horseback. Advanced riders can trot and canter.
The ride is available every day. Booking is advance is essential and the ride can be combined with camping, lunch, sundowners or the bush dinner experience.
Meet the Horses
Never sat on a horse before? Looking to improve your riding? Want to get more experience in the saddle? Then this for you.
Riders receive one-on-one tuition to help them improve their balance and confidence in a fun and supportive environment.
Polocrosse is a team sport, described as a mix between rugby and La-crosse, played on horseback.
Learn to control your horse with one hand, and the netted 'stick' in the other. Scoop up the ball, throw to your team members and enjoy a game that is fun for all ges.