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Neck reining
from $1,169
Summary:

A welcoming ranch in unspoilt countryside with tuition for intermediate riders. Also varied riding out for all levels.

Departure Dates:
  • 2019: Every Saturday between May and October
  • Trip Length: 8 days / 7 nights / 5 days riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: 4-5 hours
  • Meeting point: Beziers Airport (BZR)
  • Riding Ability Required: Intermediate onwards, please see programme details.
    Minimum age 16
  • Usual Group Size: 4-8
  • Transfer: Beziers - €75 per person return payable on site. Transfer time is approximately 1.5 hours. Transfers on arrival are between 15:00 and 17:00 so please make sure flights arrive with enough time to get through immigration etc by 17:00. 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 hotel, beautiful scenery
Departure Dates:
  • 2018: Available throughout the year except 15 Jan to 15 Feb and when Guided Lasithi Trail is running (High Season: 18 March - 4 November and 16 Dec - 9 January 2019).
  • 2019: Available throughout the year except 15 Jan to 15 Feb and when Guided Lasithi Trail is running (High Season: 17 March - 3 November and 15 Dec - 8 January 2020).
  • 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. Transfer is €50 each way per car (1-4pax). Transfer time is approximately 45 minutes
Looking down onto Lassithi
from $1,349
Summary:
Only for intermediate or experienced riders, this adventurous trail of 100 miles takes you through the remote mountains and friendly villages of Crete.
Departure Dates:
  • 2018 Guided: 9, 23 Sept; 7 Oct; 4 Nov.
  • 2018 Unguided: Available all year around except 15 Jan - 15 Feb, 1 Jun - 30 Sept and when the guided trail is running (high season 18 Mar - 4 Nov and 16 Dec - 9 Jan 2019).
  • 2019: Guided Trail High Season - 24 March; 14 April; 5, 19 May; 2 June; 8, 22 Sept; 13 Oct
  • 2019 Guided Trail Low Season - 3 Nov.
  • 2019 Unguided: Available all year around except when the guided trail is running (high season 17 Mar - 3 Nov and 15 Dec - 8 Jan 2020).
  • Trip Length: 8 days / 7 nights / 6 riding days
  • Approximate riding time per day: 4 - 7 hours
  • Meeting point: Heraklion (HER)
  • Riding Ability Required: Guided: Strong intermediate riders onwards: Must be riding fit and able ride at all paces
    Unguided: Must have experience caring for horses, must be able to walk, trot and canter, mount and dismount unaided.
  • Usual Group Size: Unguided: 2-6
    Guided: 1-10 (March and November treks min 2 to confirm).
  • Transfer: Payable on site, available any time. €50 each way per car (1-4pax). Transfer time is approximately 45 minutes
Greece Panoramic Rides, Crete
from $1,065
Summary:
Daily different outrides, based in a 4 star hotel set in the peaceful mountain retreat, not far from the coast. Excellent riding from novice riders onwards.
Departure Dates:
  • 2018: Available throughout the year apart from 15 Jan - 15 Feb and when the Lasithi Trail is running (High Season 18 March - 4 November and 16 December to 9 January 2019)
  • 2019: Available throughout the year apart from 15 Jan to 15 Feb and 2 July to 1 Sept; and when the Lasithi Trail is running (High Season 17 March - 3 November and 15 December to 8 January 2020)
  • Trip Length: 8 days / 7 nights / 6 riding days
  • Approximate riding time per day: 2.5-5 hours per day
  • Meeting point: Heraklion (HER)
  • Riding Ability Required: Must be able to walk, trot and canter on a good horse, more experienced riders are seperated. Minimum age 8
  • Usual Group Size: max 10
  • Transfer: Transfer is €50 each way per car (1-4pax), payable on site. Transfer time is approximately 45 minutes, available any time.
Summary:
Great value family getaway on the beautiful island of Crete with easy access to the beach and riding in the cooler hours.
Departure Dates:
  • 2018: Available throughout the year except when Guided Lasithi Trail is running (High Season: 18 Mar - 4 Nov and 16 Dec - 9 Jan).
  • 2019: Available from 09 June - 01 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: Transfer is €50 each way per car (1-4pax), payable on site. Transfer time is approximately 45 minutes, available any time.
Herding sheep, Icelandic style
from $2,855
Special Offer:
Early Booking Discount: 10% discount for 2019 rides if booked before 31st Dec 2018
Summary:
Autumn sheep herding is a tradition in Iceland and you feel really involved in the culture and history of this fascinating country by taking part in the round up of thousands of sheep.
Departure Dates:
  • 2019: 20 September
  • Trip Length: 7 days/6 nights/6 riding days
  • Approximate riding time per day: 3-10 hours
  • Meeting point: Your hotel or closest designated bus stop (central zone) in Rekjavik (own booking)
  • Riding Ability Required: Control a horse at walk, trot and canter over open ground
  • Usual Group Size: Maximum 8
  • Transfer: 2019: Included from your hotel or closest designated bus stop in Rekjavik.
View of Canyon Trail
from $2,425
Special Offer:
Early Booking Discount: 10% discount for 2019 rides if booked before 31st Dec 2018
Summary:
Visit the best known sights in Iceland, the Geysir Hot Spring area and the Golden Waterfall Gullfoss riding in the traditional way with a herd of horses. Comfortable made up beds each night.
Departure Dates:
  • 2019: 8, 15 June; 6*, 13*, 20* July; 10*, 17*, 24 August (* denotes high season)
  • Trip Length: 7 days/6 nights/6 days riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: 4 to 7 hours
  • Meeting point: BSI Bus Station or closest designated bus stop to your hotel in Rekjavik
  • Riding Ability Required: Walk, trot and canter for short periods on a good horse. Minimum age 7
  • Usual Group Size: 10-20
  • Transfer: 2019: Included from BSI Bus Station or closest designated bus stop to your hotel in Rekjavik.
View of Glacier Trail
from $2,565
Special Offer:
Early Booking Discount: 10% discount for 2019 rides if booked before 31st Dec 2018
Summary:
Adventure riding trip with splendid views of the glacier Langjökull and riding alongside the glacier fed lake Hvítárvatn with its floating icebergs.
Departure Dates:
  • 2019: 22(full), 29* June; 6*, 13*, 20*, 27* July; 3*, 10* August (*high season)
  • Trip Length: 8 days/7 nights/6 days riding - 185km
  • Approximate riding time per day: 5 to 7 hours
  • Meeting point: BSI Bus Station or closest designated bus stop to your hotel in Rekjavik
  • Riding Ability Required: Control a horse at a walk, trot and canter confidently over open ground. Minimum age 7
  • Usual Group Size: 10 to 20
  • Transfer: 2019: Included from BSI Bus Station or closest designated bus stop to your hotel in Rekjavik.
Iceland Horse Round Up
from $1,995
Special Offer:
Early Booking Discount: 10% discount for 2019 rides if booked before 31st Dec 2018
Summary:
Autumn herding is a tradition in Iceland and you feel really involved in the culture and history of this fascinating country by taking part in the round up of hundreds of horses.
Departure Dates:
  • 2019: 2 October
  • Trip Length: 5 days/4 nights/4 days riding - 120km
  • Approximate riding time per day: Up to seven hours
  • Meeting point: Your hotel or closest designated bus stop (central zone) in Rekjavik
  • Riding Ability Required: Control a horse at a walk, trot and canter confidently over open ground
  • Usual Group Size: Maximum 20
  • Transfer: 2019: Included from your hotel or closest designated bus stop in Rekjavik.
Special Offer:
Early Booking Discount: 10% discount for 2019 rides if booked before 31st Dec 2018
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:
  • 2018/9: 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: 2018/9: Bus transfer from Reykjavik to the farm or car hire. Car transfer from Reykjavik hotel to bus station is included, bus journey ticket is around 7040 ISK per person each way payable on-site.

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