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South Africa - Cape Winelands Riding
An hour and a half drive south of Calgary in the Foothills of Alberta’s Rocky Mountains, a stay at this working ranch during their Branding Week or one of the Cattle Drives will give you an interesting insight into the modern rancher's life.
This trail ride starts at Estancia Los Potreros and explores the surrounding countryside. Along the way you stay in simple dwellings and meet local people.This expedition is rich in local history and offers some great riding.
An estancia in northern Argentine Patagonia in the foothills of the Andes. Fun and fast riding in a spectacular location. Try your hand at helping the gauchos as they work cattle.
A beautiful estancia stay offering daily rides across the pampas and the chance to play a few polo chukkas. This is the land of the horse where the culture of the gaucho is strong and where children still go to school on horseback.
Argentina is famous all over the world for its polo ponies and polo players. There is a variety of options available from informal 'stick and balling', introduction to polo weeks and experienced player weeks to improve your game!
A trail ride which starts in Argentina and crosses the Andes, ending in the Chilean Lake District. The route of this Andean adventure includes exciting river crossings where the riders travel by boat and the horses swim plus riding across high mountain passes with panoramic views.
Set just on the edge of Tucson in southern Arizona, this four star resort ranch is a great family holiday offering riding for all abilities, tennis courts, swimming pools and a 'Kids Club', all located in the rolling foothills of the Rincon Mountains.
A trail ride inland on the Sunshine Coast of Queensland with opportunities for a day of beach canters, riding along tropical rainforest trails, into the Australian bush, finishing with a surf beach ride. Watch out for kangaroos and koalas.
A rustic camping trail through the northern most part of the Kosciuszko National Park in the foothills of the Snowy Mountains of New South Wales. Arguably some of Australia’s most picturesque and challenging country.
The riding is on São Miguel, the largest island in the Azores in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. You are based at the comfortable Quinta da Terca and the various riding trails take you to dramatic areas of the island. For those wanting a greater degree of sight-seeing, the Atlantis Ride has fewer hours of riding.
Learn to ride in the lush green landscape of São Miguel, the largest of the Azorean islands. This ride is suitable for beginner and novice riders, or those wishing to gain confidence.
The riding is on São Miguel, the largest island in the Azores in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. This flexible itinerary allows you plenty of time to relax and explore this beautiful island. Dolphin and whale watching is a must do activity.
This luxury tented safari has everything you could want from a horseback safari; abundant and varied game, extremely experienced and knowledgeable lead guides PJ & Barney and well schooled, responsive horses; all in the unique setting of the Okavango Delta.
Seated high above the long grass and reeds of the Okavango Delta, riders see giraffe, elephant, buffalo, many species of antelope and even lion. Combine this with luxury bush camps and you have the riding experience of a lifetime.
The Makgadikgadi salt pans, a complete contrast to the neighbouring Okavango Delta. These salt pans offer some unique highlights - shy brown hyaena; meerkat families; some of the largest baobab trees in the world; and walks with bushmen.
Set on the north edge of the Okavango Delta near the Selinda Spillway, this camp offers riding as well as walking, game drives and boat safaris, so is ideal for non-riders as well as riders. Each tent has its own veranda overlooking the Spillway where elephants regularly come to bath and drink.
Ride from camp to camp through the Tuli Reserve, an area renowned for it's elephants, on some of the best schooled horses in Africa. Great game viewing in a truly remote wilderness setting, a real African adventure and experience you will never forget.
The same exceptional horses and guides as the Tuli Trail but based at the semi-permanent tented camp of Two Mashatus. Like the Tuli Trail this is also renowned for its game viewing, in particular elephant and a large variety of big cats!
Growing rapidly in popularity, Bahia is known for its golden sands and emerald seas. This part of Brazil is the perfect spot for an exotic riding holiday. Ride along the palm-fringed coastline, traverse tropical beaches and explore characterful towns and villages.
A ride through Brazil's southernmost state, Rio Grande do Sul. Discover a unique landscape of spectacular mountain scenery, huge canyons and bottomless waterfalls. This ride and its scenery is sure to take your breath away.
Sao Paulo state is home to some of the most beautiful and historic coffee plantations in Brazil. This journey takes you through one of the main coffee growing regions of Brazil, which is nestled in the northeast of the state.
Tsylos Lodge is located at the north end of Chilko Lake, fed by glacial streams and surrounded by majestic peaks, one of the most impressive areas in British Columbia. A land of log cabins and wood smoke; snake fences and pick-up trucks; slower time zones and a never empty coffee pot.
Seldom visited and largely untouched, the Chilcotin is like a rare gem. Few people have discovered it, but once discovered, it is rarely forgotten. There are a few areas in the world as beautiful to explore. An adventurous trip in stunning surroundings.
Canter along deserted ocean beaches, ride the bluffs while the Pacific crashes against rocks far below and meander on mossy trails through magnificent Redwood forests whilst riding experienced endurance horses and learning about their training from your well-known host Lari Shea.
A trail ride through the spectacular Torres del Paine national park, camping in often remote locations at some of the most beautiful campsites on earth. You have the opportunity to ride to Glacier Dickson, one of the more remote and rarely visited glaciers in the Park due to its inaccessibility.
Trail rides through the Puelo Valley in a remote and beautiful area nestled into the Andes in Chile's Lake District. The Puelo river runs through the heart of the valley and you will cross it many times. Pack horses are used for support.
A trail ride through the spectacular Torres del Paine national park staying in converted estancias and guesthouses. Riding Criollo horses, follow a route through the park encountering towering peaks, glacial rivers, azure lakes and huge glaciers.
A centre-based stay at Cerro Lodge is perfect for a relaxing break with a few hours of riding each day spotting scarlet macaws, parakeets, toucans, iguanas, monkeys and anteaters. A true rainforest adventure.
This is a trail ride journeying to three different areas of Costa Rica over varying terrain. In the middle there is a non-riding day to experience the Arenal volcano and relax at the thermal springs.
On this trail ride you gain a real insight into local life as you ride between tiny patchwork fields in lush green valleys then ascend towards the snow-capped Cotopaxi. Along the way you stay at carefully chosen haciendas some of the most grand homes in the area.
This trail ride takes you through breathtaking, wild open country including Cotopaxi National Park and seldom-visited open plains high in the Andes. Your accommodation is simple haciendas and farmhouses.
An exciting ten night journey combining the highlights of the Colonial Hacienda and Cotopaxi Adventure rides and the beautiful Antisana foothills, which is prime Condor country. Nights are spent in a wonderful mixture of haciendas, farms and remote inns.
A ride from château to château takes you back to the 16th century in this historic and beautiful area of France. Enjoy fine French cuisine with gourmet picnics and elegant candle lit dinners.
The southern Great Plain offers the best place for horse riding holidays in Hungary. The flat landscape is criss-crossed with long sandy tracks which allow you to explore this rural idyll without gates to open or fences to hinder your progress. The riding is fun and fast and your guides are more than happy to 'kick on'.
Riding in Iceland is a unique experience and this ride is through southern Iceland visiting magnificent waterfalls and hot springs. This ride is ideal for those who do not have the required experience for the more challenging highland tours. Shorter breaks are also available.
This trail ride in the north of Iceland is a healthy mixture of adventure on horseback, driving a herd of free running horses, comfortable lodging and selected meals with fresh local ingredients. Iceland with a hint of luxury thrown in!
A relaxed lodge based ride in northern Iceland which leaves you time to do other activities, you will be staying in a private cottage and riding out daily from the centre. Combines well with an extended self-drive itinerary in Iceland.
A classic trail ride through the highlands and interior of Iceland, running south to north or vice versa on an ancient route across the heart of the country. A remote and beautiful ride staying in basic accommodation along the way.
Autumn in Iceland means a colourful countryside and Northern Lights dancing in the black night sky. Enjoy visiting the best known sights in Iceland, riding the Icelandic horse along fine bridle paths and hopefully viewing dazzling Northern Lights after a good day in the saddle.
The Round Ups take place in the north and south of Iceland and you will be assisting farmers in bringing their animals down from the mountains before winter sets in. Hours in the saddle can be long and the rides are usually highly sociable as all the local farmers gather to assist.
Ride on the Snæfellsnes peninsula, famous for the glacier covered cone volcano Snæfellsjökull. This ride goes through lava fields, green valleys, wide-open stretches of beaches, to the multi-coloured mountains of Hítardalur valley.
A challenging trail ride in northern Iceland in the famous horse region of Skagafjörður. Discover the Hofsjökull glacier and the heart of Iceland. On the Wilderness Expedition you change horses once or twice a day and as you ride, the herd of up to fifty loose horses travels with you.
This is a more than just a riding holiday amidst the lush tea gardens of north east India; it's an opportunity to live a bygone colonial era as well as experience the sights and sounds of rural India in this seldom visited part of the world.
This itinerary combines a seven day ride in Rajasthan, with visits to Delhi, Jaipur, the bird sanctuary at Bharatpur, one of the largest cattle and horse fairs at Bateshwar and the Taj Mahal at Agra. The highlights of India in one holiday. If you are either short of time or have been to India before, it is possible to leave after 11 nights.
This exciting itinerary combines a six day ride in north west Rajasthan through the Great Indian Desert, camping in the desert wilderness with a visit to the famous Nagaur Fair, along with time to see the great sights of Delhi, Khimsar, Jaisalmer and Jodhpur.
The Pushkar Fair in Rajasthan is one of the worlds largest camel fairs and a real spectacle to behold. We have several different itineraries all of which include a visit to the spectacular Pushkar Fair as well as riding in rural India and sightseeing.
The Christmas Ride is one of the most popular itineraries which is offered in the Shekhawati region of Rajasthan in addition to the Fairs & Festivals; Pushkar or Nagaur Fair rides. For private groups it is also possible to have a tailor-made trip between October and March.
This 1,000 acre estate offers endless opportunities for great riding with something for all levels of rider. There are 20 miles of bridleways and 300 jumps. It is one of the few remaining Irish estates still owned and run by its founding family.
Focussing on the fertile Galilee area and Jordan Valley, this six night itinerary offers a combination of riding and an insight into the rich cultural history of Israel. This is a beautiful part of Israel and the terrain lends itself to some wonderful riding.
An exhilarating and captivating tour of Israel, its history, people and nature. An eight night itinerary, with the chance to ride in both the northern and southern parts of Israel along with visits to many historical sites.
For many of us, Tuscany is the essence of Italy. This is a fabulous Tuscan holiday through the unspoiled region between Florence and Siena, taking you past several castles of the Chianti region. Good scenery, good horses and good wine!
A lovely centre based ride on the eastern flanks of the Chianti hills of the unspoilt region between Florence and Siena in Tuscany. A mixture of full and half day rides combined with some non-riding activities for a relaxed week.
A four star country hotel with a BHS approved riding centre attached to it, offering lessons in flatwork and jumping plus hacking on the estate. There is a cross country course and the possibility of joining a drag hunt during winter months.
A trail ride through the Wadi Rum desert on Arabian horses with nights spent camping under a clear star-filled sky. This is a vast silent place, timeless and starkly beautiful. On the first day you visit the amazing ruins of Petra, the 'rose red city' set deep inside a narrow gorge.
See a wide diversity of wildlife and stay in a truly luxurious lodge with stunning panoramic views. A fabulous lodge based safari run by the Dyer family, situated in the foothills of Mt Kenya and adjacent to Lewa Wildlife Conservancy.
The ultimate luxury mobile tented safari giving you the opportunity not just to view the vast herds of game that migrate through this area, but to be part of the experience by riding amongst the wildlife. The Maasai Mara is perhaps the most outstanding game reserve in the world.
Combining great guides and horses with the comfort of staying at Ol Donyo Wuas lodge. Perfect for those who wish for a riding safari with Mount Kilimanjaro as the back drop, with a luxurious lodge, swimming pools, massages and unbeatable views.
A long adventurous trail ride across the mountains and valleys of central Kyrgyzstan, staying in simple tented camps and yurts. There is a real contrast of landscapes with deep fertile valleys and arid canyons separated by high mountain passes.
Explore the fabulous scenery of the Sierra Madre Mountains, on high quality horses.
This trail ride takes place in the Khan Khentii Special Protected Area, north-east of Ulaanbaatar. On this ride, accommodation is in made up beds in gers rather than the more basic two man tents of the Mongol Horse Trail. A comfortable adventure!
This trail ride takes you to the semi-arid grassland steppes south of Ulaanbaatar. You ride across the Bogdkhan mountains and sand dune areas, as well as the giant rock formations of Zorgol Hairhan Uul. Shorter rides are also available.
A trail ride through the Khan Khentii Special Protected Area, north-east of Ulaanbaatar. Experience two strikingly different areas, from the treeless steppes to the Gorkhi-Terelj National Park, being mountain forest taiga.
In a beautiful, remote setting in mid Montana, Bonanza Creek Ranch offers you the opportunity to help with the cattle work or simply enjoy scenic rides around the ranch. Some weeks are just for experienced adult riders only. An authentic ranch experience.
Set in the grassy foothills of the Rocky Mountains, this small family owned and run guest ranch is great for all ages and abilities. There is an emphasis on natural horsemanship and you can really get a feel for this with the ranch's home-trained horses.
Situated in a wonderfully remote location on the edge of the Gallatin National Forest, Sweet Grass Ranch is on the National Register of Historic Places and is in its own private valley at the base of the Crazy Mountains.
During the winter months, the horses are based near Ouarzazate in the south. The day time temperatures are perfect for riding and there are a number of different trails. In the summer months we offer trail rides along the Atlantic coastline south of Essouraira.
Ride in one of the most beautiful parts of the Moroccan desert. And yet, far from anywhere, there are comfortable riads and lodges welcoming travellers so this is one remote desert trail where you don’t need a sleeping bag.
This is a centre based holiday where you stay at the very comfortable Terres D'Amanar, 30 kms from Marrakesh, and can enjoy day rides into the stunning scenery of the high Atlas Mountains.
When you imagine a tropical beach with white sand, palm trees and azure waters, then this is exactly what you get in Mozambique. This is a very relaxing riding holiday on very special horses that were rescued from Zimbabwe.
Largely inaccessible, Damaraland is a spectacular part of Namibia. Named for the Damara people who make up much of its small population, Damaraland is a place of vast open spaces, amazing colours, the remnants of prehistoric times and the forbidding Skeleton Coast. A tremendous adventure.
Imagine the second largest Canyon in the world, combined with African game, wild horses and vast desert plains plus the mighty Orange River! An expedition ride in the Southern Namib close to the border of South Africa.
This is one of the most challenging rides in the world. Nowhere else can you ride for so fast or for so long and yet it is within the capabilities of most riders. This is an expedition across the desert from Sossusvlei to Swakopmund on the coast.
Ride beautiful Arabian horses through spectacular and varied African
scenery in this large private game reserve with the opportunity to
compete in an endurance ride. A lodge based safari on a large game reserve near Windhoek.
Compete on a fit Arabian horse in an official endurance ride in Namibia. Your guide Ingeborg is an advanced level endurance rider and regularly competes on her Okapuka Arabians at endurance races throughout Namibia.
In the high country of South Island, this trail ride takes you through the sheep and cattle stations surrounding Waitohi Downs. You ride over mountains, through valleys, alongside rivers and open tussock. Feel part of the rugged beauty of this area.
A perfect opportunity to share the hospitality and lifestyle of a lovely New Zealand farming couple. Your hosts are typical North Island farmers and you will experience the gentile nature of rural life in Northland.
A real expedition through parts of South Island. Ride through the rugged but spectacular scenery that New Zealand is famous for and meet some of the hardy farmers raising their sheep and cattle on these remote farms.
Truly breathtaking landscapes, amazingly well-trained horses, first-class Peruvian food, and accompanied by an experienced and knowledgeable guide. This ride in the Sacred Valley is at the heart of the Andes between Cusco and Machu Picchu.
A centre based holiday focussing solely on dressage lessons aboard beautiful pure-bred and part-bred Lusitano horses. Very highly trained horses for experienced riders, but also school masters for those starting out in dressage.
Popular rides in the Alentejo region south of Lisbon, the Dolphin Trail and Bottlenose Trails are circular trails whilst the Coastal Trail is a linear trail - all three are near the coast and involve riding fabulous Lusitano horses over a variety of terrain.
In the Alentejo region of Portugal, east of Lisbon, this is an inland trail ride on wonderful Lusitano horses. The Alentejo is a very important region for horse breeding and this holiday includes a visit to one of the famous Alter-Real studs.
Monte Velho is a Lusitano stud farm which offers luxurious accommodation and wonderful riding opportunities. You can enjoy top class dressage instruction as well as rides out into the Alentejo countryside.
A great ride exploring a land where people still live much as they have done for centuries. Ride fit horses, encounter beautiful scenery, passing majestic castles, medieval towns, and spotting wildlife. Centre based ride with lunchtime saddle bag picnics.
Journey through a landscape of meadows, forests, hills and small villages on the back of a well-trained, fit and forward going horse. Experience what life is like in rural Romania by staying in with local farmers en route. A true adventure.
There is a good chance of snow at this time of the year so hopefully you will find yourself riding in a winter wonderland. Centre based you ride out each morning returning to the guesthouse for a warming lunch.
Two beautifully designed and luxurious lodges based on their own private game reserves, offering a very personal experience. All levels of riders are catered for on excellent well-schooled horses. Non riders are very welcome.
Explore the winelands of the Western Cape around Paarl. Be entranced by a scenery of rugged mountains, lush vineyards and gabled Dutch homesteads. Indulge in wine tastings and fine cuisine - a truly unforgettable holiday.
Horizon is great fun place for a riding holiday with many different riding activities on offer. A warm welcome and hospitality second to none. All riding abilities are catered for. Perfect for families wanting a great introduction to Africa.
Centre-based ride at a private reserve in a wonderful setting surrounded by some of the highest mountains in South Africa. There is a variety of game and over 300 horses including a Boerperd stud and Arabians bred for endurance.
Experience fantastic riding in one of the most unspoilt and stunning regions of South Africa. We think this area is home to the most spectacular beach riding in the world. Join a trail ride along the spectacular Wild Coast, or combine wonderful beach riding with exciting game viewing on horseback at Endalweni.
Near to Kruger National Park this is a fun and challenging safari, with opportunities for some great long fast canters. The horses are beautifully schooled and a pleasure to ride. Excellent possibilities to see the Big Five: elephant, rhino, lion, leopard and buffalo.
A fabulous holiday combining super riding in two countries over eight days. The first four nights are spent at Camp Davidson, Horizon's tented camp. On the fifth day, transfer by road to Botswana (for three nights) to explore the Tuli Block.
Beautiful trail rides through the coastal hills of Catalonia and along the Mediterranean coast and beaches. These trails are for confident and fit riders since you will be riding long hours each day and covering between 25 - 45 kms daily. There are 3 different itineraries to choose between.
Ride through the Catalan coastal hills and Mediterranean coast and beach. Perfect for those who want the time to rest and relax on their holiday as well as enjoy some quality riding. You ride for between 15 - 30 kms daily. There are 4 different itineraries.
This has been our best selling ride in Europe for the past four years
and for good reason. The warm welcome extended to guests, the fun
atmosphere, the well trained horses and the fabulous riding ensure
guests often return again and again! You have the choice of two
itineraries from rides out from the villa or a combined itinerary of top
class instruction from Antonio Corales.
Beautiful trail rides through the Pyrenees with fast riding on the high mountain pastures and coastal hills of Catalonia. These trails are for experienced and fit riders only since you ride for between 25 - 50 kms daily and will ride into each evening. There are 4 different itineraries.
A unique trail ride over the Sierra Nevada mountains of southern Spain. Spectacular and stunning scenery and incredibly well schooled horses characterise this ride. Your breath will be taken away by the views and the terrain that these horses can easily clamber over.
These short breaks are 4 or 5 nights and include three or four full days riding through some of the most spectacular parts of the Sierra Nevada mountains. The horses are well loved and easy to ride. When not riding take time to wander around the most charming village of Bubion.
This is a winter riding holiday with lots of other activities including snowmobiling and reindeer sledding. To make it really special, one night is spent in the famous Ice Hotel, 150km north of the Arctic Circle.
An adventurous trail ride camping in the mountains of northern Sweden, 200km north of the Arctic Circle. A real outdoor wilderness adventure with campfires, sleeping in Sami tents
(Lavvu) and learning about the Sami nomadic culture.
An unparalleled horseback safari teeming with wildlife and vast herds as they move between the Serengeti and the Masai Mara. Stay in the fabulous luxury Singita lodges: Sasakwa and Faru Faru, ideally positioned on the epic migratory route for wildebeest.
An authentic wilderness experience riding through the vast grasslands of the highest plateau on earth visiting remote Buddhist monasteries and experiencing an untouched nomadic culture in eastern Tibet.
Experience the unusual beauty of Cappadocia from horseback. Choose to explore this unique landscape with a choice of different itineraries. Whichever itinerary you decide upon, be sure to see the distinctive rock chimneys.
On this trail ride you ride over coastal estancia, along beaches and over shifting sand dunes through palm groves and along the shores of the wetlands, some of the largest expanses of inland water in South America.
These challenging, fast rides take place in the foothills of the Big Horn Mountains in north central Wyoming. It is adventurous and fast riding through aspen groves, evergreen forests and mile upon mile of sage brush. On some dates you will be working cattle and training the colts, on others you have the chance to take part in an Endurance ride if you wish.
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