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Summary:
Working cattle estancia near Cordoba, Argentina. Ride with gauchos and experience Argentine hospitality, lovely accommodation and learn to play polo. All levels.
Departure Dates:
  • 2022/23: Open all year except May and June, anytime arrival and departure.
  • Christmas/New Year: 1 - 15 January and 15 - 31 December
  • Trip Length: Suggested 8 days/7 nights or as you wish. There is a minimum of 3 nights (5 nights over Christmas & New Year).
  • Approximate riding time per day: Flexible, on trails 4-6 hours. No riding on Sunday afternoons
  • Meeting point: Cordoba Airport, Argentina.
  • Riding Ability Required: All riding abilities catered for
  • Usual Group Size: Max 12
  • Transfer: 2022/23: Included from Córdoba Pajas Blancas airport or Rio Ceballos (but not Córdoba central) between 08.00 and 20.00. All other transfer requests will be quoted on a case by case basis. Approximate transfer time is 1 hour.
Playing polo on the Estancia
from $3,579
Summary:

A week dedicated to learning to play polo on a working cattle estancia. Ride with gauchos and experience Argentine hospitality, lovely accommodation.

Departure Dates:
  • 2022: 3 (FULL) October; 7 (FULL) November.
  • 2023: 6 March; 2 October; 6 November.
  • Other dates on request for 2+ people
  • Trip Length: 8 days / 7 nights
  • Approximate riding time per day: Flexible, polo tuition every afternoon.
  • Meeting point: Cordoba Airport, Argentina (COR)
  • Riding Ability Required: Intermediate and experienced riders will get the best out of this ride
  • Usual Group Size: 4 - 12
    Minimum age 12
  • Transfer: Approx 1hr included from Córdoba Pajas Blancas airport or Rio Ceballos (but not Córdoba central) between 08.00 and 20.00. Other transfer please ask.
France Atlantic Coast Tailor-Made
from $1,045
Summary:

Based stay and flexible for all riders and great for families with non-riders. Explore miles of golden sandy beaches, shaded forests, watersports and typical French cuisine.

Departure Dates:
  • 2022 Low Season: Nov 13, 20.
  • 2022 Mid Season: Sept 25; Oct 16.
  • 2022 High Season: Aug 14, 28.
  • 2023 Low Season: Feb 12, 19; Mar 5, 19; Nov 12, 19.
  • 2023 Mid Season: Apr 9, 23, 30; May 21; Jun 18; Sept 24; Oct 15.
  • 2022 High Season: Jul 9, 16; Aug 6, 13, 27.
  • All year round (closed 20 December - 10 January). Sunday arrivals, please enquire for other dates.
  • Trip Length: 8 days / 7 nights. Longer/shorter stays can be taken.
  • Approximate riding time per day: Flexible but from 2-6 hours.
  • Meeting point: Bordeaux Airport or Morcenx train station, France
  • Riding Ability Required: Intermediate onwards
  • Usual Group Size: 2 - 6
  • Transfer: 2022: From Bordeaux Airport at 16:00, minimum of 2 people for €45 per person each way. Return transfer for flights departing after 12:30. Payable on site. A transfer can be organised from Morcenx railway station for 1 person 35€/ trip and 2 persons and more 20€/trip. Hire cars are available at the airport.
Summary:

A beautiful 19th century French chateau with excellent food in a traditional area. Modern comforts are blended seamlessly with antique furniture and original art making for a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere.

Glorious views from all the windows over rolling countryside or the schooling arenas and all weather gallop. The horse riding caters for all abilities and ages in rolling French countryside.

Departure Dates:
  • 2022: Open 7 days a week from 11 February to 31 December; closed on Sundays and Mondays from November to February
  • 2022: Low season: 11 February - 7 April; 2 - 21 October; 7 November - 31 December
  • 2022: Mid season: 8 April - 30 June; 19 September - 1 October; 22 October - 6 November
  • 2022: High season: 1 July - 18 September
  • Discounted early Booking prices are available for bookings made 60 days or more in advance, please enquire
  • Trip Length: Per night, minimum stay of 3 nights
  • Approximate riding time per day: 2hrs per full day - more can be booked on site
  • Meeting point: Taxi transfer from Moulins sur Allier train station which is 2hr 20min fast train from Gare du Lyon, Paris.
  • Riding Ability Required: From beginner, faster riding for experienced riders
  • Usual Group Size: 1-6
  • Transfer: 2022: By taxi from the train station, approximately €60/vehicle one way, payable on site. Price is double on Sundays. Transfer time is approximately 30 minutes.
    From Clermont-Ferrand Airport: €145 one way
Western riding through the forest
from $1,099
Summary:

A welcoming ranch in unspoilt countryside with tuition and varied riding out for intermediate/advanced riders.

Departure Dates:
  • 2022: Friday arrivals between May and October
  • Trip Length: 8 days / 7 nights / 5 days riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: 4-5 hours
  • Meeting point: Castres town
  • Riding Ability Required: Intermediate onwards, please see programme details.
    Minimum age 16
  • Usual Group Size: 4-8
  • Transfer: Castres - €50 per person return payable on site. Please make sure you arrive in Castres before 17:00 to get to the ranch in time for dinner. We recommend flying into Toulouse Airport (TLS) and taking a shuttlebus or taxi to Toulouse Matabiau train station and from there a train to Castres. It is also possible to reach Castres from Paris, the train journey takes just under 6 hours. Departure transfer is available according to flight schedule, preferably after 11am.
Summary:

Learn to ride on the sunny island of Crete. Available all year, comfortable boutique hotel near the coast and Heraklion with beautiful views.

Departure Dates:
  • 2022: Available throughout the year except 11 Jan to 12 Feb and when Guided Lassithi Trail is running (High Season: 14 March - 7 November and 15 December - 9 January 2023).
  • 2023: Available throughout the year except when Guided Lassithi Trail is running (High Season: 14 March - 5 November and 15 December - 8 January 2024).
  • Hotel and Stables closed 10 Jan - 17 Feb 2023 and 26 Nov - 12 Dec 2023.
  • Trip Length: 8 days / 7 nights / 6 days riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: 1-1.5 hours per day
  • Meeting point: Heraklion (HER)
  • Riding Ability Required: Complete beginners welcome
  • Usual Group Size: Maximum 10
  • Transfer: Payable on site, available any time. €50 (€55 in 2023) from Heraklion Airport or €55 (€60 in 2023) from Heraklion centre each way per car (1-4pax), takes approximately 45min.
Greece Sun and Riding, Crete
from $1,019
Summary:

A great value family getaway with a separate children's programme on the beautiful island of Crete. Based at a boutique hotel, this holiday offers 2 hrs riding daily in the cooler hours of the day, leaving the rest free to lounge by the pool, visit the beach or take part in the many activities available.

Departure Dates:
  • 2022: Available from 19 June - 11 Sept except when Guided Lasithi Trail is running.
  • 2023: Available from 18 June - 10 Sept except when Guided Lasithi Trail is running.
  • Trip Length: 8 days / 7 nights / 6 days riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: 2 hours
  • Meeting point: Heraklion (HER)
  • Riding Ability Required: From novice riders, experienced riders separated
  • Usual Group Size: 1-10
  • Transfer: Payable on site, available any time. €50 (€55 in 2023) from Heraklion Airport or €55 (€60 in 2023) from Heraklion centre each way per car (1-4pax), takes approximately 45min.
Summary:

A great introduction to riding in Iceland with moderate riding hours and comfortable farm accommodation. This riding holiday is perfect for families with children or novice riders who would like to ride in the beautiful Icelandic countryside.

Departure Dates:
  • 2022: open all year round, any day arrival and departure, minimum stay 3 nights.
  • Trip Length: Any length, minimum stay 4d/3n
  • Approximate riding time per day: 3 hours
  • Meeting point: Your hotel or closest designated bus stop (central zone) in Rekjavik (own booking) or the farm, if hiring a car.
  • Riding Ability Required: From beginner onwards
  • Usual Group Size: 2 - 8
  • Transfer: 2022: Bus transfer from Reykjavik to the farm or car hire. Bus journey ticket is around 7040 ISK per person each way payable on-site.
Cantering through the lake outside Castle Leslie
from $1,175
Summary:

A luxury break in Ireland with over a thousand acres of rolling hills, parkland and lakes to explore on horseback. Tuition for all levels, clinics by top competition riders and 300 cross country jumps are part of a top-quality range of facilities. Accommodation is in the four-star Lodge with it’s own bar and restaurant, and spa.

Departure Dates:
  • 2022: On request all year around
  • Trip Length: Various packages from 4 to 8 days available
  • Approximate riding time per day: 3 hours. The hours are flexible and can be taken as desired.
  • Meeting point: Castle Leslie
  • Riding Ability Required: From beginners onwards. Minimum riding age is 4 years old.
  • Usual Group Size: 1-8
  • Transfer: Payable on site. 1 person €140 pp each way, 2-5 people €60 pp each way, 6+ people €50 pp each way from Dublin and Belfast, airport or hotel. You can also book a taxi. Transfer times are approximately 1 hour from Belfast, 1.5 hours from Dublin and about 2.5 hours from Shannon.
Summary:

A family run establishment with a wide range of horses to provide the ideal mount for you to improve your riding skills. Great facilities on site so you can work on cross country technique, show-jumping and dressage or take it easy riding out on the 380 acre farm. There is en-suite farmhouse accommodation onsite. You can end the day with a meal in the dining room, followed by a drink by the fire. 

Departure Dates:
  • Weekly from March to the end of October (please note that full board option is only available in June, July, August)
  • Trip Length: 8d/7n, 5d/4n or 4d/3n, can be tailor-made on request
  • Approximate riding time per day: 2 hours tuition daily
  • Meeting point: Kilbeggan bus station
  • Riding Ability Required: From total beginner to advanced rider
  • Usual Group Size: 1-8
  • Transfer: €40 charge per pick up/drop off to Kilbeggan, payable on site.
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