Meet Our Safari Horses

We have fifteen beautiful horses, all of which are seasoned safari horses. Our horses are sturdy and safe and look after their riders day in and day out. Meet our team! We’ll soon create a page for each horse so if you have the pleasure to ride one of them you can give your testimonial for your new friend.

Almelo: The strong-man of the herd. He is big, powerful and can carry a hefty load yet stay calm and in control at all times. He’s a lovely boy and will be a friend to anyone.

Almelo

Almelo is well schooled and well mannered

Coco: Our newest edition and fast becoming one of the favorites. Coco has heaps of talent and is learning by the day. Big, strong and comfortable as an armchair, Coco is perfect for a competent rider looking for a horse with a bit of go. Louise has put Coco in training for the next Nanyuki Show!

Coco having a go at some free jumping.

Coco having a go at some free jumping

Daktari: In Swahili means “doctor.” He is one of the mature boys in the family and goes hand in hand with Segera. Reliable, steady and strong, Daktari is a calming influence on the other horses and great for a not-so-experienced rider. Don’t bother him when he’s eating his dinner however as he can be a little grumpy!

Daktari relaxing on the pony lines, nothing stresses him out too much!

Daktari relaxing on the pony lines, nothing stresses him out too much!

Segera: The name originates from Masai “seg-er-ia” which means “donkey / zebra”. When the Masai first saw horses they had no other name so they called them “segeria.” Segera however is not a donkey. Strong and calm under pressure, he is our “go-to” horse who will always lead the way.

Hey I’m Segera, I heard you were a bit out of practise… possibly a bit nervous? Don’t sweat, I’m here to look after you!

Hey I’m Segera, I heard you were a bit out of practise… possibly a bit nervous? Don’t sweat, I’m here to look after you!

Mfupi (foo-pee): He is our smallest pony but his personality is huge. He is quirky and clever, often letting himself out of his stable when he gets bored! Being a native Ethiopian pony he is very hardy and used to the African heat.

Small but mighty, Mfupi is a big horse trapped in a ponies body!

Small but mighty, Mfupi is a big horse trapped in a ponies body!

Floodlight Tatoo: Tatoo for short, has come to us from Uganda. Tatoo was bred for the race track, fast agile and muscular, he is a fantastic addition to our family. We have taken to checking guests bags on the way out and many haven have threatened to steal him!

Tatoo is a real hit with all of our guest as he is forward going, responsive and always looks after his riders well.

Tatoo is a real hit with all of our guest as he is forward going, responsive and always looks after his riders well.

Jim: We loved Tatoo so much that we thought we needed two of him! So why not get the closest thing possible and buy his brother too? Jim is another special addition to Olepangi Farm. He is calm, takes care of his rider and is easy to ride. We already have special requests from return clients pleading to be paired up with him again.

Jim looking angelic in his stable

Jim looking angelic in his stable

 

Mawimbi: What a stunning horse Mawimbi is. He’s one of our big boys measuring in at 16.2 hands and has the muscles to carry our bigger and stronger clients. Don’t be fooled though, Mwimbe is a gentle giant with a gait that feels like you’re cantering on a cloud!

Mawimbi is a gentle giant and a very experienced safari horse.

Mawimbi is a gentle giant and a very experienced safari horse.

Zeus: What a special boy Zeus is and how lucky we are to have him. Zeus has had quite an eventful career featuring as a polo pony, dressage pony, show jumper and now a safari horse. He’s big and strong but OH SO EASY to ride.  Zeus is the horse that instills confidence into a nervous rider. What a gem!

Zeus is very relaxed in every situation. Enjoy watching game from your own moving armchair!

Zeus is very relaxed in every situation. Enjoy watching game from your own moving armchair!

Quintet: Wow what a stunner of a horse! Little Quintet waited no time at all before being the flirt of the herd when she arrived with Zeus earlier this year. Quintet is a wonderful little mare that is used to playing polo at a very high level. We took her under our wing after she retired from polo and truth be told, we all have a rather soft spot for this little one.

I am an x polo pony with attitude. I have all the boys join the yard running around after me and I love all the attention.

I am an x polo pony with attitude. I have all the boys in the yard running around after me and I love all the attention.