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Summary:

This relaxed working cattle-guest ranch in Saskatchewan has plenty to explore with nine miles of water frontage and more than 5,000 acres of rolling pasture and a herd of two hundred and fifty cows and calves.

Experience the cowboy way of life under the endless sky of the Canadian prairies and ride where the Blackfoot Indians once camped as they hunted bison across the vast plains. Overnight in simple log cabins with en suite rooms, relax in the hot tub after each day.

Departure Dates:
  • 2022: Arrivals on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 23 May to 10 Oct.
  • Trip Length: 2 night minimum stay. We recommend a 7 night trip.
    2022: 2 nights min plus min. 7 nights 23-30 May and 3-10 Oct
    Min. 10 nights 30 May - 9 June (on request only)
  • Approximate riding time per day: 4-6 hours
  • Meeting point: Saskatoon Airport
  • Riding Ability Required: All abilities can be catered for. Groups can be split according to ability when riding out on the trail.
  • Usual Group Size: 4-10 for riding out
  • Transfer: 2022: Saskatoon Airport: from £115 return per person (4 or more people), payable upon booking. See below itinerary for more details.
Riding in wild meadows
from $1,965
Summary:
Explore the wilderness of Canada with expert trackers and assist with conservation efforts from this friendly dude ranch. Staying on-site each night, trails into the nearby mountains are home to all sorts of special native species. This is also ideal for non-riding partners who can participate in wildlife treks or other activities on the ranch.
Departure Dates:
  • 2022: 1 May to 31 October. 4 day programmes start Mondays or Thursdays.
  • Trip Length: 4 days/3 nights
    Extra nights available upon request
  • Approximate riding time per day: 2-6 hours
  • Meeting point: The Sheraton Guildford Hotel, Vancouver
  • Riding Ability Required: From novice onwards
  • Usual Group Size: 1-20. Trail rides will be split according to ability with a maximum of 7 per group.
  • Transfer: 2022: Approx. £335 per person return from Vancouver. Special group rates available, please enquire. Transfers are payable in advance.
Riding in Patagonia
from $4,375
Summary:

Head to the unparrelled wilderness of Northern Patagonia on this week-long farm stay. This destination is remote and for those looking to experience the peace & tranquility of real Patagonian life, far from the usual tourist trail.

Departure Dates:
  • 2022: Tuesday to Tuesday, all year-round
  • Trip Length: 8 days/ 7 nights/ 6 days riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: 2 to 5 hours per day
  • Meeting point: Balmaceda Airport, Chile (BBA)
  • Riding Ability Required: Novice, intermediate or advanced riders are welcome
  • Usual Group Size: 4 - 10
  • Transfer: 2022: Return transfer from/to Balmaceda Airport is included if arriving/leaving at set times. If you require a transfer outside of these times the cost is approx. $300 USD one way, payable on-site.
Horse at Local Tope
from $2,329
Summary:

Superb getaway incorporating all the cultural aspects of the Guanacaste ranching region in Costa Rica

Departure Dates:
  • On request all year round (except October)
  • Trip Length: 8 days / 7 nights / 6 days riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: 3 to 5 hours
  • Meeting point: Liberia airport, Costa Rica
  • Riding Ability Required: Must be able to walk, trot and canter comfortably. Min age 10
  • Usual Group Size: 2-7
  • Transfer: Can be arranged from Liberia Airport from $140 return in 2022 price TBC
Beach gallop
from $1,599
Summary:
A short tropical riding break, ride along the Old Spanish Trail, Pacific Coast beach riding, natural horsemanship, Costa Rican rainforest, lots of wildlife and lush forests
Departure Dates:
  • On request all year round (except October)
  • Trip Length: 6 days, 5 nights, 4.5 days riding (2 night expansion available, please enquire)
  • Approximate riding time per day: 3-5 hours
  • Meeting point: Liberia Airport (LIR)
  • Riding Ability Required: Walk, trot and canter
  • Usual Group Size: 1-6
  • Transfer: Can be arranged from Liberia Airport from $140 return in 2021. Request price for 2022. Payable on site.
beach riding in Guanacaste
from $2,239
Summary:

Superb getaway incorporating all the cultural aspects of the Guanacaste ranching region in Costa Rica

Departure Dates:
  • On request all year round (except October)
  • Trip Length: 8 days / 7 nights / 6 days riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: varies from 3 to 5 hours
  • Meeting point: Liberia airport, Costa Rica
  • Riding Ability Required: Novice onwards, able to walk, trot and canter on a good horse.
  • Usual Group Size: 2-6
  • Transfer: Can be arranged from Liberia Airport from $140 return in 2021. Request price for 2022. Payable on site.
Summary:

Explore the secluded Dalmatian countryside of Croatia on this budget-busting break for experienced riders. Enjoy delicious homemade food and wine, fast, thrilling riding and friendly hosts on this delightful based stay. Escape the summer crowds and see a side of Croatia rarely explored by travelling to the spectacular, mountain interior of the Dalmatian region. 

Departure Dates:
  • 2022: 23 April; 7, 21 May; 4, 18 (FULL) June; 2, 16, 30 July; 13 (FULL), 27 August; 3, 10, 24 September; 8 October
  • Trip Length: 8 days/7nights/6 riding days
  • Approximate riding time per day: 3-5 hours
  • Meeting point: Split Airport (SPU), Croatia. Flights can arrive and depart at any time.
  • Riding Ability Required: Intermediate and above. Must be confident at all paces including gallop.
  • Usual Group Size: 2-6
  • Transfer: 2022: Return transfer from Split airport, bus or train station is €100 per car payable on-site in cash.
Horse riding holiday in Havana
from $1,345
Summary:

An excellent short break for those looking to mix horse riding with experiencing the local culture. After riding in the mornings, the afternoons are given to learning the national dance of Cuba, 'Son', with a professional dance teacher. There are plenty of other activities for non-riding friends and family making this a really inclusive holiday.

Departure Dates:
  • 2022: On request for 2 people or more.
  • Trip Length: 5 days/4 nights/3 days riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: 2-3 hours
  • Meeting point: Jose Marti International Airport, Havana (HAV)
  • Riding Ability Required: Comfortable in walk, trot and canter in open spaces
  • Usual Group Size: 2-12
  • Transfer: Included to/from meeting point.
Summary:

Historical Hacienda set in the Andean Mountains surrounded by snow capped volcanoes, riding for all abilities and mini trails into the cloud forest.

Departure Dates:
  • All year round (closed: 23 Dec - 2 Jan)
  • Trip Length: Hacienda stays can be arranged per night. We highly recommend a 7 night stay to include one of the mini trails
  • Approximate riding time per day: 3-5 hours
  • Meeting point: Quito airport (UIO) or hotel
  • Riding Ability Required: Intermediate level: Walk, trot, canter (beginner riders can be accommodated on a separate programme with advance notice)
  • Usual Group Size: 2-12
  • Transfer: 2021/22: return transfers from Quito airport are $100 return per car. Transfer time approximately 1 hour. Payable on site.
Riding in the desert in Egypt
from $1,415
Summary:

Head to Egypt for year round sun and fantastic beach and desert riding on spirited Arab horses. The ideal break for families or riders who are travelling with non riding companions, this destination offers luxury 5 star hotel accommodation alongside resort activities, camel riding, boat trips and 3 hours riding per day.

Departure Dates:
  • 2022: Dates available on request year round.
  • Trip Length: 7 days/6 nights/4 days riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: 2 - 5 hours
  • Meeting point: Hurghada International Airport (HRG)
  • Riding Ability Required: Intermediate onwards
  • Usual Group Size: 2 - 8
  • Transfer: Included from meeting point.

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