This One Is All About Horses, In Barbados

Horse Racing at the Garrison Savannah began back in 1845, the Colonial days! It's not just for fans of racing though, the family can make it a day of entertainment as there's a park for children and everyone can enjoy delicious Bajan dishes and wash it all down with coconut water.

Races are run for several months of the year, and the usual venue is the Garrison Savannah.

A major event is the Barbados Gold Cup, which attracts horses from North America and the Caribbean. The Gold Cup which is won outright by the winning owner is a much sought after trophy.
For information, contact, Ministry of Tourism & International Transport, 436-4830.

The Barbados Turf Club has a calendar of events.


a game for brave souls! All the same, it's exciting to watch and if you are feeling brave you can take lessons.

The games are usually played at Holder's Hill in St. James, Lion Castle in St. Thomas, as well as at Clifton and Waterhall in St. James.

Barbados International Polo Challenge is usually in February and is held at Lion Castle in St. Thomas. There's an event calendar here as well.

The Colombian Emeralds Barbados Open is held in March at Waterhall Polo field in St. James.

Polo Centre. The website has the polo schedule.

The Barbados Polo Club, 427-6022.

Horseback Riding

Here's a list of stables around Barbados:

Big C Stables, Frere Pilgrim, Christ Church, 437-4056 Mrs. Di. Clarke

Sandy Turf Stables, 22 Valley View, Frere Pilgrim, Christ Church
437-4768 or 262-9237 Mrs. Sandra Sampson

Whitehall Equestrian Centre, Whitehall, St. Peter, 422-0400 or 422-5117 Mrs. Monique Archer

The Congo Road Equestrian Centre, Congo Road, St. Philip, 423-8293 or 230-3126 Mrs. Roberta Foster

Cliff Stables, Cliff Plantation, St. John, 423-3815 or 231-1298 Mrs.
Anne-Marie Bourne

Highland Adventure Centre, St. Thomas, 438-8069.

Caribbean International Riding Centre, St. Andrew, 422-7433.

Ocean Echo Stables, Newcastle, St.John.  Conducts horseback trail rides, guided hikes and island tours along the unspoiled southeastern coastline of Barbados.

Jahworks Nature Tours, St. Andrew, 422-9905.

Patrick's Horseriding Academy, Bridgetown, St. Michael, 429-8227

Barbados Equestrian Association, 22 Valley View, Frere Pilgrim, Christ Church, 432-6404.


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