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Experience A Unique Equine Wellness Retreat in Sumba, Indonesia

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This new program seamlessly combines the joy of horse riding with a transformative wellness experience. Designed to cater to guests of all ages and skill levels, this experience spans five days and promises an unforgettable adventure for families and friends alike.

Participants will be immersed in the awe-inspiring beauty of picturesque local villages, undulating hills, and majestic mountains as they embark on the retreat's versatile trekking program. They will traverse lush green paddy fields and be captivated by the azure coastline, basking in the stunning vistas that unfold before them.

The experience of cantering through tranquil waves is unparalleled, and riders seeking more saddle time can opt for longer rides to neighbouring Rice Island and Coconut Cove. As the journey draws to a close, guests will indulge in a unique equine spa day featuring unhaltered liberty work, a sunrise ride, and a cliff-top breakfast at the renowned Nihi Spa Safari. Tailor-made massages will also be offered, providing the ultimate opportunity to soothe the senses and achieve mental clarity.



Participants will connect with their horses during an early hilltop hike, where they will find the horse that they bond with most within the free-roaming herd. Having led their horses back to Sandalwood Stables, this is then followed by unaltered liberty work in the specially designed round pen. Inclusive discussions about abilities and concerns will be encouraged during the day, with further lessons available for those seeking additional support in order to make the whole program inclusive of all.


A scenic bush-to-beach ride awaits, lasting 1.5 to two hours, immersing participants in the captivating natural surroundings.


The day begins with invigorating yoga on horseback and meditation on the beach, either on horseback or walking alongside the horse. In the afternoon, guests are invited to swim with their horses in crystal-clear waters, followed by a magical sunset beach ride.


Experienced riders can embark on a thrilling two-and-a-half-hour ride to Rice Island, culminating in a delightful picnic brunch. Those wishing not to ride can be transported by jeep to allow them to take part in the picnic still.


Guests will rise at dawn to join the Spa Safari Ride, arriving at our partner's award-winning spa, where a fire-cooked breakfast awaits. A day of personalized spa treatments will follow, offering relief for tired muscles and rejuvenation for the spirit.

The renowned resort's herd has been meticulously selected for its temperament and versatility, ensuring that riders of all ages, including children, can feel comfortable. For those who prefer not to ride, transportation to destinations is available by vehicle.


This gorgeous resort in Sumba has more than 27 uniquely designed villas. Each villa offers breathtaking views of the Indian Ocean and Nihiwatu Beach combined with the signature sumbanese smiles of our partner's team to feel both at home and completely transported. Indulge in the thrill of swimming with the Sumba Sea horses, enjoy the spa safari, a one-of-a-kind Spa experience that is not to be missed or explore uncharted waterfalls, and stand-up paddling on rivers that wind through picturesque Sumbanese villages.

Things to know

Is accommodation Included?

Yes, guests who undergo this experience will be staying at a beautiful wellness resort in Indonesia, Sumba Island

What is the minimum age for this experience?

Minimum age is really dependent on rider more than age – some four year olds are better at riding than a 20 year old  

When is this held? 

All year long

Price available on enquiry

More information available upon request. Minimum duration may apply.
Please read our terms and conditions before booking.

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