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About Us

 
Flying Saddles is a Full Service Travel Agency specialising in niche equine travel for groups.
We choose to confine and refine our efforts to only those activities that mean something to us.
For 'Flying Saddles', that means all things horse!

 

 

Good company + Great Events + Seeing the world = Lifetime Memories

 

We can think of nothing better than to share these experiences with like minded fellow equestrian aficionados!

 

We have a network of contacts around the world and can assist you in choice of events, horse riding trips, accommodation, sightseeing, mode of travel and travel insurance.

Use our experience to your advantage!

Although we specialise in equine travel, our connections and collective experience in the travel industry means we can offer general travel packages, flights, accommodation and cruises  to our clients - all with competitive pricing.

Contact Flying Saddles by email or telephone:

Asha: 0414 505 132

Office telephone: +61394393853

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Mailing Address: 20 Lakeside Drive, Lower Plenty, Victoria, Australia , 3093

 

 

Who is behind Flying Saddles?

 

 Asha and Rory Wood 

 

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Asha has been a passionate equestrian all of her life. Growing up in a world of eventing, her passion now lies in dressage where she trains and competes regularly. Her professional career has been in customer service and events management, and she brings these skills to Flying Saddles.

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After spending 12 years employed as a Certified Practising Accountant (CPA), specialising in Self Managed Superannuation Funds, Rory joined Flying Saddles in April 2016. His accounting, administration, and technology skills made an immediate impact on the business.

Together with Asha, he is an experienced and passionate traveller. He is involved in all levels of the business - from researching and desigining trips, leading groups to special destinations, and managing the day to day operations of the business. 

 

 

Helen McDonald - Tour Leader or 'TEEN'

What is it you want from a ‘Tour Guide'?  

First of all, you don’t want stale old images conjured up by such an over-used cliche’d title! That’s why we provide you with a Travel Entertainment & Equine Navigator or 'TEEN' for short!

Let us introduce your TEEN, Helen! She has a wealth of knowledge and experience in both real life and the sport of equestrian which we all hold so dear.

Helen has been a rider from a young age, a coach of our future stars and an ongoing and active contributor to the Australian equine industry through judging and administration.

A career that has specialised in human behaviour, together with a fascination with world cultures and equine tourism, Helen has been able to locate stables, shops and events that might have passed the rest of us by. This ability to sniff out adventure without a fear of embarrassment has created memories we no longer need to be envious of, but we can actually be part of!

With past trips including three World Equestrian Games and two Olympic Games, Helen may not have seen it all, but has experienced enough to Navigate her group through having an Equine experience to deliver memories to last a lifetime.

 

 

 

Peter Wood

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Peter has over 25 years experience organising events and group travel all over the world.

Peter was an owner and Director of "Yarra Group", a successful public accountancy and financial planning company for 23 years.

He retired from accounting to start a golf travel company "The Travelling Golfer" over 5 years ago. He brings a wealth of expertise to "Flying Saddles".

Contact Peter on +61(0)438573271

 

 

Donna Keskin

Donna

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With over 20 years in the travel  industry, Donna is a travel consultant with the knowledge and experience to handle all enquiries with aplomb.

Donna handles all our group flights and travel arrangements, and is equally adept at preparing an itinerary for that special holiday as an add on to the group trip.

Apart from equestrian trips, Donna can assist with general travel itineraries, cruises, train trips, and tickets to world and sporting events.