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South Africa - Ant’s Lodges

Price from $2,476.72 for 7 nights ( GBP | EUR | USD )

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.

Experience Level
  • Open All Year
  • Flexible arrivals
  • Usual Stay 7 nights | 4 to 5 hours riding per day | Nearest airport:Johannesburg
  • Weight limit: 17st 3lbs (110 kg) (241 pounds)
  • Usual maximum: 16

Portugal - Monte Velho

Price from $549.67 for 3 nights ( GBP | EUR | USD )

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 relaxing rides out into the Alentejo countryside.

Experience Level
  • Open All Year
  • Flexible arrivals
  • 3 nights | 1 to 2 hours riding per day | Nearest airport:Lisbon
  • Weight limit: 14st 1lbs (90 kg) (197 pounds)
  • Usual maximum: 12

Portugal - Alcainca

Price from $656.82 for 3 nights ( GBP | EUR | USD )

A centre based holiday focussing solely on dressage lessons aboard beautiful pure-bred and part-bred Lusitano horses. There are very highly trained horses for experienced riders but also school masters for those starting out in dressage.

Experience Level
  • Open All Year
  • Flexible arrivals
  • Minimum 3 nights | 1 to 2 hours riding per day | Nearest airport:Lisbon
  • Weight limit: 14st 2lbs (90 kg) (198 pounds)
  • Usual maximum: 8

Crete - Velani Country Hotel

Price from $1,105.07 for 7 nights ( GBP | EUR | USD )

Veláni Country Hotel is situated on a hillside overlooking Aposelemis Lake and is an ideal place from which to explore the island. This rural area, dotted with olive trees, Kermes oak forest and small villages gives plenty of space for endless riding and comfort for relaxing.

Experience Level
  • Open All Year
  • Flexible arrivals
  • Minimum 7 nights | 2 hours riding per day | Nearest airport:Heraklion
  • Weight limit: 14st 1lbs (90 kg) (197 pounds)
  • Usual maximum: 12

Kenya - Ol Donyo Lodge

Price from $3,470.00 for 4 nights ( GBP | EUR | USD )

Combining great guides and horses with the comfort of staying at Ol Donyo 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.

Experience Level
  • Open All Year
  • Flexible arrivals
  • 4 nights | 4 to 6 hours riding per day | Nearest airport:Nairobi
  • Weight limit: 14st 13lbs (95 kg) (209 pounds)
  • Usual maximum: 6

Portugal - Alentejo Trails

Price from $1,958.20 for 7 nights ( GBP | EUR | USD )

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.

Experience Level
  • Open Feb-Nov
  • Set arrivals
  • 7 nights / 6 days of riding | 4 to 5 hours riding per day | Nearest airport:Lisbon
  • Weight limit: 13st 5lbs (85 kg) (187 pounds)
  • Usual maximum: 10

Romania - Equus Silvania

Price from $1,350.69 for 7 nights ( GBP | EUR | USD )

A great ride exploring a land where people still live much as they have done for centuries. Ride fit horses, encounter beautiful scenery passing castles, medieval towns, and spotting wildlife. Centre based ride with lunchtime saddle bag picnics.

Experience Level
  • Open Apr-Nov
  • Set arrivals
  • 7 nights / 5 to 6 days of riding | 3 to 6 hours riding per day | Nearest airport:Bucharest
  • Weight limit: 14st 2lbs (90 kg) (198 pounds)
  • Usual maximum: 8

Iceland - Hestasport Escapes

Price from $1,482.96 for 3 nights ( GBP | EUR | USD )

Stay in a private self-catering cottage and explore the beautiful forgotten trails in the outback of Skagafjörður in northern Iceland, renowned for the quality of its horses. Home at Hestasport is perfect for families and groups of mixed ability, whilst the Mountain Challenge welcomes more experienced riders on trails into the mountains.
These rides combine well with an extended self-drive tour of Iceland and are great for accompanying non-riders.

Experience Level
  • Open Jul-Sep
  • Flexible arrivals
  • Minimum 3 nights | 1 to 5 hours riding per day | Nearest airport:Reykjavik
  • Weight limit: 17st 2lbs (109 kg) (240 pounds)
  • Usual maximum: 14

Montana - Hidden Hollow Hideaway

Price from $3,000.00 for 6 nights ( GBP | EUR | USD )

Hidden Hollow Ranch is on a family owned working ranch in the foothills of the Big Belt Mountains. This is a beautiful place to enjoy riding over the ranch trying your hand at some cattle work and learning more about life as a Montana rancher.

Experience Level
  • Open Jun-Aug
  • Set arrivals
  • 6 nights / 5 days of riding | 3 to 6 hours riding per day |
  • Weight limit: 17st 2lbs (109 kg) (240 pounds)
  • Usual maximum: 10

South Africa - Cape Gourmet Wine Trail

Price from $3,232.46 for 5 nights ( GBP | EUR | USD )

Enjoy the spectacular scenery, cuisine and wines of the Western Cape on a five night Cape Gourmet Wine Trail. Or spend a few nights riding from the horses’ base on Cape Winelands Riding.

Experience Level
  • Open Feb-Apr, Sep-Oct
  • Set arrivals
  • 5 nights / 5 days of riding | 2 to 6 hours riding per day | Nearest airport:Cape Town
  • Weight limit: 14st 1lbs (90 kg) (197 pounds)
  • Usual maximum: 8

Italy - Chianti Castles and Wine Tasting

Price from $2,775.55 for 7 nights ( GBP | EUR | USD )

Tuscany is a region blessed with beauty wine and an unparalleled artistic legacy. From your base neighbouring a medieval castle you ride over the Chianti hills, criss-crossing the trails of wildlife such as deer and wild boar, visiting medieval villages and local vineyards.

Experience Level
  • Open Apr-Jun, Sep-Oct
  • Set arrivals
  • 7 nights / 6 days of riding | 3 to 6 hours riding per day | Nearest collection point:Pisa/Florence
  • Weight limit: 13st 12lbs (88 kg) (194 pounds)
  • Usual maximum: 6

Israel - Tour Israel

Price from $2,500.00 for 6 nights ( GBP | EUR | USD )

Two exhilarating and captivating tours of Israel, its history people and nature. Choose from the six night Israel Adventure or the longer eight night Tour Israel itinerary. Each trail gives you the chance to ride in both the northern and southern parts of Israel, along with visits to many historical sites and a day in Jerusalem.

Experience Level
  • Open Oct-May
  • Set arrivals
  • 6 to 8 nights / 4 to 6 days of riding | 3 to 6 hours riding per day | Nearest airport:Tel Aviv (Ben Gurion)
  • Weight limit: 16st 6lbs (105 kg) (230 pounds)
  • Usual maximum: 12

Argentina - Polo

Price from $4,000.00 for 7 nights ( GBP | EUR | USD )

Argentina is famous all over the world for its polo ponies and polo players. So where better to try your hand or improve your skills at this exciting game?

Experience Level
  • Open Mar, May-Aug, Oct-Nov
  • Set arrivals
  • 7 nights / 6 days of riding | 4 to 6 hours riding per day | Nearest airport:Cordoba
  • Weight limit: 13st (83 kg) (182 pounds)
  • Usual maximum: 12

Portugal - Quinta do Rol

Price from $714.57 for 3 nights ( GBP | EUR | USD )

A centre based holiday just north of Lisbon featuring excellent dressage instruction on well-schooled pure-bred Lusitano horses. This family estate is dedicated to rural tourism, wine making and the noble art of dressage.

Experience Level
  • Open All Year
  • Flexible arrivals
  • 3 nights | 1 to 2 hours riding per day | Nearest airport:Lisbon
  • Weight limit: 14st 1lbs (90 kg) (197 pounds)
  • Usual maximum: 8

Botswana - Macatoo

Price from $4,945.27 for 7 nights ( GBP | EUR | USD )

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.

Experience Level
  • Open All Year
  • Flexible arrivals
  • Minimum 3 nights | 4 to 6 hours riding per day | Nearest airport:Maun
  • Weight limit: 14st 13lbs (95 kg) (209 pounds)
  • Usual maximum: 8

Botswana - Kujwana

Price from $5,288.78 for 6 nights ( GBP | EUR | USD )

This trip has everything you could want from a horseback safari; abundant and varied game, extremely experienced guides and well-schooled horses; all in the unique setting of the Okavango Delta.

Experience Level
  • Open All Year
  • Flexible arrivals
  • Minimum 2 nights | 4 to 6 hours riding per day | Nearest airport:Maun
  • Weight limit: 14st 1lbs (90 kg) (197 pounds)
  • Usual maximum: 8

Montana - Rocking Z

Price from $3,177.50 for 6 nights ( GBP | EUR | USD )

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.

Experience Level
  • Open Apr-Oct
  • Set arrivals
  • 6 to 10 nights / 5 days of riding | 3 to 6 hours riding per day | Nearest airport:Helena
  • Weight limit: 17st 2lbs (109 kg) (240 pounds)
  • Usual maximum: 23

Iceland - Highland Trails

Price from $1,374.17 for 2 nights ( GBP | EUR | USD )

The Highland Trails vary from two to seven nights, taking you away from everyday life and into the highlands of Iceland. Accommodation is in guesthouses or farmhouses, with made up beds, so provide a more comfortable adventure for those not wishing to pack a sleeping bag. Some of the trails are suitable for intermediate riders and above, whilst others require a more experienced rider.

The shorter rides are great as a stand alone short break, or work well as part of a longer stay in Iceland.

Experience Level
  • Open Feb-Mar, May-Dec
  • Set arrivals
  • 2 to 7 nights / 2 to 7 days of riding | 2 to 8 hours riding per day | Nearest collection point:Reykjavik
  • Weight limit: 17st 4lbs (110 kg) (242 pounds)
  • Usual maximum: 20

Italy - Castellare di Tonda

Price from $1,051.24 for 4 nights ( GBP | EUR | USD )

This country resort and spa is based in the heart of Tuscany on an 800 acre wine estate. There are three different riding programmes suitable for a range of experience levels. Improve your western riding and explore classical Tuscan landscapes on well trained Quarterhorses.

Experience Level
  • Open Apr-Oct
  • Set arrivals
  • 4 to 7 nights / to days of riding | 2 to 6 hours riding per day | Nearest airport:Pisa
  • Weight limit: 15st 9lbs (100 kg) (219 pounds)
  • Usual maximum: 8

Azores - Learn to Ride in a Week

Price from $2,020.04 for 7 nights ( GBP | EUR | USD )

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.

Experience Level
  • Open All Year
  • Flexible arrivals
  • Variable length stays | 3 to 6 hours riding per day | Nearest airport:Ponta Delgada
  • Weight limit: 14st 13lbs (95 kg) (209 pounds)
  • Usual maximum: 10

Arizona - Tombstone Monument Ranch

Price from $1,519.09 for 6 nights ( GBP | EUR | USD )

Just a few miles from the site of the famous gun fight at the OK corral, Tombstone Monument Ranch has been purpose built as an 1880’s Main Street with dirt roads and boardwalks. It’s a step back in time combined with great riding across the rugged terrain. The perfect wild west adventure!

Experience Level
  • Open All Year
  • Flexible arrivals
  • Variable length stays | 1 to 4 hours riding per day | Nearest airport:Tucson
  • Weight limit: No set weight limit.
  • Usual maximum: 9

Arizona - White Stallion Ranch

Price from $1,501.12 for 6 nights ( GBP | EUR | USD )

This charming, family owned and run informal ranch really gives you the feeling of the Old West. At the foot of the ruggedly beautiful Tucson Mountains, adjacent to the Saguaro National Park, ranch hospitality is blended perfectly with the comforts of a top resort.

Experience Level
  • Open All Year
  • Flexible arrivals
  • Variable length stays | 1 to 4 hours riding per day | Nearest airport:Tucson
  • Weight limit: No set weight limit.
  • Usual maximum: 10

Kenya - Maasai Mara

Price from $7,995.00 for 6 nights ( GBP | EUR | USD )

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.

Experience Level
  • Open Jan, Jun-Oct
  • Set arrivals
  • 6 to 8 nights / 5 to 7 days of riding | 3 to 6 hours riding per day | Nearest airport:Nairobi
  • Weight limit: 14st 1lbs (90 kg) (197 pounds)
  • Usual maximum: 12

Namibia - Kambaku Safari Lodge

Price from $2,547.95 for 7 nights ( GBP | EUR | USD )

About 250km south of Etosha National Park, this well-run lodge welcomes riders of all ages and abilities. With their well-schooled horses and variety of game species, Kambaku Safari Lodge is the ideal introduction to Africa.

Experience Level
  • Open All Year
  • Flexible arrivals
  • Minimum 7 nights | 2 to 5 hours riding per day | Nearest airport:Windhoek
  • Weight limit: 14st 12lbs (95 kg) (208 pounds)
  • Usual maximum: 6

Ecuador - Hacienda Zuleta

Price from $2,712.50 for 5 nights ( GBP | EUR | USD )

Dating back to the 16th century, Hacienda Zuleta is a beautiful colonial working farm nestled in the heart of the Andes. Ideally located only two hours’ drive from Quito.

Experience Level
  • Open All Year
  • Flexible arrivals
  • Minimum 4 nights | 1 to 5 hours riding per day | Nearest airport:Quito
  • Weight limit: 15st 9lbs (100 kg) (219 pounds)
  • Usual maximum: 8

Azores - Atlantis and Green Island Trail

Price from $2,068.13 for 7 nights ( GBP | EUR | USD )

The riding is on São Miguel the largest island in the Azores in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. You are based at Quinta da Terça 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.

Experience Level
  • Open All Year
  • Flexible arrivals
  • Variable length stays | 3 to 6 hours riding per day | Nearest airport:Ponta Delgada
  • Weight limit: 14st 13lbs (95 kg) (209 pounds)
  • Usual maximum: 10

Portugal - Kingdom of the Lusitano

Price from $2,107.07 for 7 nights ( GBP | EUR | USD )

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.

Experience Level
  • Open May
  • Set arrivals
  • 7 nights / 6 days of riding | 4 to 5 hours riding per day | Nearest airport:Lisbon
  • Weight limit: 13st 5lbs (85 kg) (187 pounds)
  • Usual maximum: 10

Kenya - Borana

Price from $5,229.00 for 7 nights ( GBP | EUR | USD )

See a wide diversity of wildlife and stay in a truly luxurious lodge with stunning panoramic views of Mt Kenya. A fabulous lodge based safari run by the Dyer family, situated in the foothills of Mt Kenya and adjacent to Lewa Wildlife Conservancy. The Riding Wild mobile safari is for experienced riders, with dates on request for private groups.

Experience Level
  • Open All Year
  • Flexible arrivals
  • Usual Stay 7 nights | 4 to 6 hours riding per day | Nearest airport:Nairobi
  • Weight limit: 15st (96 kg) (210 pounds)
  • Usual maximum: 8

Romania - Winter Ride

Price from $1,350.69 for 7 nights ( GBP | EUR | USD )

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.

Experience Level
  • Open Jan-Mar
  • Set arrivals
  • 7 nights / 5 days of riding | 3 to 6 hours riding per day | Nearest airport:Bucharest
  • Weight limit: 14st 2lbs (90 kg) (198 pounds)
  • Usual maximum: 8

British Columbia - Tsylos Lodge

Price from $4,695.00 for 7 nights ( GBP | EUR | USD )

Tsylos Lodge is located at the north end of Chilko Lake where the turquoise blue waters are fed by glacial streams and surrounded by majestic peaks. This is one of the most impressive areas in British Columbia. A wilderness land of log cabins and wood smoke; horses and bears; slower time zones and a never empty coffee pot.

Experience Level
  • Open Jun-Oct
  • Set arrivals
  • 7 nights / 5 days of riding | 4 to 6 hours riding per day | Nearest airport:Sky Services
  • Weight limit: 14st 4lbs (91 kg) (200 pounds)
  • Usual maximum: 8

Portugal - Wolves and Wild Horses

Price from $2,015.46 for 7 nights ( GBP | EUR | USD )

Ride in the Peneda-Gerês National Park in the very north of Portugal. You are based at a very comfortable private house and enjoy a week of riding and sightseeing in this stunning landscape.

Experience Level
  • Open Apr-Dec
  • Set arrivals
  • 7 nights / 6 days of riding | 2 to 5 hours riding per day | Nearest airport:Porto
  • Weight limit: 14st 1lbs (90 kg) (197 pounds)
  • Usual maximum: 6

South Africa - Moolmanshoek

Price from $1,680.41 for 7 nights ( GBP | EUR | USD )

Surrounded by some of the highest mountains in South Africa, this centre based ride offers some thrilling riding on surefooted horses. Moolmanshoek private reserve is home to a variety of game and over 200 horses, including a Boerperd stud and Arabians bred for endurance.

Experience Level
  • Open All Year
  • Flexible arrivals
  • 7 nights | 5 to 6 hours riding per day | Nearest airport:Johannesburg
  • Weight limit: 15st (96 kg) (210 pounds)
  • Usual maximum: 8