Trekking your way to Tranquility
Welcome to "The Ranch" - Where you can indulge your "cowboy spirit".
The Ranch/Horse Sanctuary is situated at Lope Lope Adventure Lodge on the beautiful east coast of Espiritu Santo, approximately 10 minutes drive from the town of Luganville.
Our Horse Trails begin with the unique experience of arriving at our rustic western style Ranch ,before saddling up, Megan and Fabrice the (owners, English and French speaking) will assess your riding skills and select a horse appropriate to your ability.
Your complimentary freshly cut, cold coconut, and/or tea/ coffee are available after the trail.
Full modern shower (outdoor),toilet, bar and restaurant facilities are available for your convenience, before and after the trail.
Our horses are safe and gentle enough for first time riders and enjoyable for experienced riders.
The Ranch only rides in small groups of up to 8 riding guests, so you can be assured of feeling perfectly looked after during our trail ride.
Horse and rider safety are a consideration at all times and the wearing of safety helmets (provided) and suitable riding boots or any closed shoe are compulsory for all riders at all times. Shorts can be worn as western saddles are used.
Prior to our trail ride, a short warming up and training session will be held in our corral to familiarize riders to their horses and western saddles.
Santo is still very much in its natural state and what better way to experience the pristine beauty that abounds on this island than by horseback. Our ride starts at the Ranch, were you will then follow a flowing fresh water creek passing through a typical Melanesian style village, passing copra dryers and a private “Blue Hole” while getting up close and personal with the native culture. Climbing steadily, you will arrive to a breath taking view of east Santo and surrounding islands. Slowly descending to the Rain forest to follow a trail to the while sandy beach of Lope Lope were aqua blue clear water awaits you.
Our trails range from 1 to 2 hours or we can customize our trail to suit your requirements.
Please respect our horses; they do have the strength, speed and ability to cause injury. The Ranch tries its utmost to ensure your safety and enjoyment.
Please note that you the rider have chosen at your own risk to experience this adventure, hence a signed waiver liability form is a requirement. Minimum age required – 6 years and upwards.
Our Horses and Staff
Our staff have been carefully selected and trained to take the best possible care of our horses and of course, you. Each horse is part of our steadily growing family.
No experience necessary
Pick up /drop of from your place of accommodation
Open 6 days a week(Closed Sunday)
Pony rides for the children available