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Ranch and facilities with snowy mountains
from $1,335
Summary:
Trail rides and riding lessons set in the stunning Canadian countryside, flanked by three mountain ranges, forests and open plains.
Departure Dates:
  • 2020: May 11; June 8; September 7.
  • Trip Length: 8 days/7 nights
  • Approximate riding time per day: 2-6 hours
  • Meeting point: The ranch
  • Riding Ability Required: From beginner onwards, the rides are adjusted to the level of the rider.
  • Usual Group Size: Lessons 1-6
    Trail rides 1-8
    Ranch accommodation 1-16
  • Transfer: 2020: Car hire is strongly recommended. It's a 5 hour drive from the airport. A Sundog tours shuttle service is an option too from Edmonton Airport.
Swimming with the horses
from $1,535
Summary:

Head to Rhodes for this circular trail taking in beaches, wooded valleys and ancient history. Confident riders can discover hidden villages, mountain trails, wine tasting and monasteries. There's also beach riding and the chance to swim with your horse in the sea, all rounded off by delicious Mediterranean meals.

Departure Dates:
  • 2020: 22 Mar; 5, 26 Apr; 10 (FULL) 17 May (FULL); 7 Jun; 27 Sep; 18 Oct; 1 Nov; 22 Nov
  • Trip Length: 8 days/7 nights/6 days riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: 4-6 hours per day
  • Meeting point: Rhodes International Airport (RHO), Greece
  • Riding Ability Required: Intermediate onwards - riders should be able to walk, trot and canter and ride on steep terrain.
  • Usual Group Size: 3-6
  • Transfer: 2020: Transfer from/to Rhodes airport is €60 each way per booking, payable on-site.
Horses in Rhodes
from $1,275
Summary:

Explore this picture-perfect Greek island on horseback by visiting this friendly Western ranch. Experience wild swimming, mountain panoramas and delicious Mediterranean food. You'll discover ancient Byzantine treasures and hidden waterfalls on this week-long based stay. Ideal for those seeking a relaxing holiday who want to combine riding with days on the beach.

Departure Dates:
  • 2020: Any day arrivals between April-October
  • Trip Length: 8 days/7 nights/5 days riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: 3-4.5 hours per day
  • Meeting point: Rhodes International Airport (RHO)
  • Riding Ability Required: Novice onwards - riders should be able to walk, trot and canter for short periods.
  • Usual Group Size: 1-6
  • Transfer: 2020: Transfer from/to Rhodes airport is €60 each way per booking, payable on-site.
Summary:

Western Ranch in good rugged riding country in the beautiful Algarve. Western schooled horses trained using natural horsemanship, tuition on the trail.

Departure Dates:
  • 2020: Any day start and finish from 8 March to 2 August and 22 August to 31 December (minimum stay 3 nights)
  • 2021: Any day start and finish from 27 February to 7 August and 28 August to 14 November (minimum stay 3 nights)
  • Trip Length: 8 days/7 nights/6 days riding. Shorter stays are available on request (3 night minimum stay)
  • Approximate riding time per day: Beginner: 18hrs/week (approx 3hrs/day and no full day ride)
    Advanced: 22hrs/week (approx 3-4hrs/day plus a full day ride)
  • Meeting point: Faro Airport (FAO)
  • Riding Ability Required: Beginner and advanced programmes
    Minimum age: 18
  • Usual Group Size: 1-10
  • Transfer: 2020: approx. £43pp each way from Faro Airport, approx. 1 hour. Transfers are payable upon booking.
    2021: approx. £45pp each way from Faro Airport, approx. 1 hour. Transfers are payable upon booking.
Join Up
from $1,139
Summary:

Monty Roberts Join Up course by a certified trainer on a Western Ranch in the beautiful Algarve. Western schooled horses trained using natural horsemanship, tuition on the trail.

Departure Dates:
  • 2020: September 26
  • 2021: September 25
  • Trip Length: 8d/7n/ 6 days riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: 3-7
  • Meeting point: Faro Airport (FAO)
  • Riding Ability Required: Beginner and advanced programmes
    Minimum age: 18
  • Usual Group Size: 4-10
  • Transfer: 2020: approx. £43pp each way from Faro Airport, approx. 1 hour. Transfers are payable upon booking.
    2021: approx. £45pp each way from Faro Airport, approx. 1 hour. Transfers are payable upon booking.
Riding on the edge of the escarpment
from $1,649
Summary:

Enjoy great riding at all paces on beautiful responsive horses in the wilds of the South African highlands with spectacular views, followed by a jeep safari at the famous Kruger Park to see the Big 5. No riding with dangerous game but all the excitement of fast riding and big game!

Departure Dates:
  • 01 Nov 2019 - 31 Oct 2020
  • Please speak to your Travel Consultant
  • Trip Length: 7 days / 6 nights / 4 days riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: 2-6 hrs
  • Meeting point: Kruger Airport (KMIA)
  • Riding Ability Required: Strong intermediate to experienced riders only
  • Usual Group Size: Option 1: 2-8
    Option 2: 4-8
  • Transfer: Included from Kruger Airport.
    Transfer from ORTIA (Johannesburg) can be arranged for R5250 (per vehicle, one way) if flight arrives at night transfer will be made in the morning. Payable on site.
Riding in the Spanish Pyrenees
from $1,625
Summary:

Visit the Sierra Guara mountains and enjoy thrilling riding - from steep descents down the side of canyons to exhilarating gallops along open tracks covering up to 50km each day. This is a destination for confident, fit riders with the 'horse whisperer of the Pyrenees'. Unforgettable!

Departure Dates:
  • 2020: 7, 21 Jun; 23, 30 Aug; 13 Sep, 11 Oct.
  • 2021: 25 Apr; 16 May; 6, 20 Jun; 22 Aug; 12 Sep; 10 Oct.
  • Trip Length: 8 days/7 nights /6 days riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: 5 - 7 hours
  • Meeting point: Zaragoza (ZAZ) Airport, Spain or Huesca train/bus station.
  • Riding Ability Required: Experienced riders. Must be able to walk, trot and canter confidently and mount and dismount unaided.
  • Usual Group Size: 5 to 8
  • Transfer: 2020/2021: €100 return per person from Zaragoza or €50 return per person from Huesca. Barcelona transfers are also available, please see transfer information in Sample Itinerary for more. Transfers are payable on-site.
Riding in the wetlands of Uruguay
from $2,525
Summary:

A truly varied Latin American adventure combing two based stays for an authentic taste of Uruguay. Starting at a luxury lodge for 4 days of riding, home-cooked food and wine tasting and ending on the Atlantic coast exploring UNESCO wetlands and pristine beaches on horseback.

Departure Dates:
  • 2020: 2 Apr (FULL); 14 May; 27 Aug; 17 Sep; 1 Nov; 1 Oct; 10 Dec.
  • Trip Length: 7 days / 6 nights / 7 days riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: 3-5 hours
  • Meeting point: Montevideo Airport (MVD), Uruguay
  • Riding Ability Required: Intermediate onwards. Must have a firm and balanced seat at all paces and be comfortable riding over challenging terrain.
  • Usual Group Size: 2-12
  • Transfer: 2020: included from/to Montevideo (MVD) airport. The return transfer back to the airport is via public bus (private transfer also available for additional cost of $377 for 8 people, payable on-site).
USA Montana, Bridger Ranch
from $2,345
Summary:
If you are interested in improving your riding skills, especially western and horsemanship, this is the place to come with regular clinics organised throughout the year and one day or more a week set aside for natural horsemanship clinics on demand. Cattle work is also done for all the neighbouring ranches.
Departure Dates:
  • 2020: Sunday arrival and departure. Weekly from 12 April to 20 September
  • Trip Length: 8 days / 7 nights / 6 days riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: 4 - 5 hours daily
  • Meeting point: Bozeman Airport (BZN)
  • Riding Ability Required: From beginner onwards
  • Usual Group Size: Max 8 on any one ride, lodge capacity 15
  • Transfer: Included from Bozeman Airport or hotel, approx 1 hour.
Sunset ride in Texas
from $1,805
Summary:

Head to Texas and visit this small, family-run, ranch for a welcoming Texan cowboy experience. Learn natural horsemanship techniques, there are programmes for starting colts, confidence building and children. Work with colts and difficult horses or build your confidence riding in small groups. This destination offers an all-inclusive ranch holiday for riders of all abilities making it ideal for groups of mixed ability or families who can take advantage of the children's riding programmes the ranch offers.

Departure Dates:
  • 2020: Rodeo Special; Sept 3, 10; Oct 1, 15; Nov 12, 26. Summer dates available upon request, please enquire.
  • 2021: Basic Programme: 28 Jan; 4, 11, 25 Mar; 1, 15, 29 Apr; 2, 9, 30 Sep; 14, 21 Oct; 18 Nov. Colt Starting Special: 11 Feb; Rodeo Special: 25 Feb; Building Confidence Special: 6 May; 4 Nov.
  • Trip Length: 8 days/7 nights/6 days riding
    Colt Starting Special: 10 days/9 nights
  • Approximate riding time per day: 4-6 hours
  • Meeting point: Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH)
  • Riding Ability Required: From beginner. All levels can be catered for.
  • Usual Group Size: 1-4
  • Transfer: 2020/2021: Return transfer included to/from Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport.
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