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Horse riding holiday in Havana
from $1,359
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:
  • 2022/23: 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: 2022/23: 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 $1,429
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.
  • 2023 Ride & Relax: 22 Jan; 12 Feb.
  • 2023 Ghost City Ride: 12 Mar; 16 Apr. (max number of riders is 4)
  • Other 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 Ride & Relax
    2-4 Ghost City Ride
  • Transfer: Included from meeting point.
France Atlantic Coast Tailor-Made
from $1,055
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.
  • 2023: Sunday arrivals between 10 January and 20 December, please enquire for availability.
  • Low Season: January, February, March, November, December.
  • Mid Season: April, May, June, September, October.
  • High Season: July, August.
  • 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: 2022/23: From Bordeaux Airport at 16:00, minimum of 2 people for €45 (€50 in 2023) 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:

Situated in the rugged countryside near the Spanish border this ride offers a chance to experience this beautiful, mountainous area that is redolent in history, and enjoy rural France and the hospitality and food of its inhabitants.

Departure Dates:
  • 2022/23: All year round, on request for minimum of 2 riders.
  • Trip Length: 4 days/3 nights/3 days riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: Approximately 3 - 6 hours in the saddle
  • Meeting point: Carcassonne Airport (CCF) or town
  • Riding Ability Required: From walk and trot onwards; experienced riders separated. Children under 12 must be accompanied by a parent
  • Usual Group Size: 2-6
  • Transfer: 2022/23: €40 (€45 in 2023) per person return payable on-site. Transfer time approximately one hour from the airport, town or train station.
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:
  • 2022/23: Open 7 days a week from 11 February to 31 December; closed on Sundays and Mondays from November to February
  • 2022/23: Low season: 11 February - 7 April; 2 - 21 October; 7 November - 31 December
  • 2022/23: Mid season: 8 April - 30 June; 19 September - 1 October; 22 October - 6 November
  • 2022/23: 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
France Lot Culture and Riding
from $1,095
Summary:

Enjoy a combination of riding and sightseeing in the historical region of Lot in this comfortable center based  holiday where horsemanship meets 30,000 years of history, where food puts a smile on every face, and where the beautiful calm environment and warm welcome is ideal for relaxation.

Departure Dates:
  • 2023: Each Saturday from 28 April to 21 October. Closed 16 July - 1 September.
  • Trip Length: 7d/6n/4d riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: 2 hrs on half riding days and 4 hrs on full riding days
  • Meeting point: Toulouse
  • Riding Ability Required: Walk, trot and canter
  • Usual Group Size:
  • Transfer: 2023: €50 each way
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 Panoramic Rides, Crete
from $1,149
Summary:

Based in a 4 star boutique hotel  in the peaceful mountain retreat, not far from Heraklion and the coast riders can enjoy daily rides in different directions. A relaxed ride with pace and difficulty adaptable to different abilities from novice onwards.  

Departure Dates:
  • 2022 Available 1 Jan to 2 July & 27 Aug to 31 Dec except when the Lassithi Trail is running (High Season 14 March - 5 November and 15 December to 8 January 2024).
  • Hotel and Stables closed 10 Jan - 17 Feb 2023 and 26 Nov - 12 Dec 2023
  • 2023 Available 1 Jan to 3 July & 28 Aug to 31 Dec except when the Lassithi Trail is running (High Season 14 March - 7 November and 15 December to 9 January 2023).
  • 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: 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.
Swimming with the horses
from $1,425
Summary:

Head to Rhodes for this centre based ride 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:
  • 2023: 2, 23, 30 Apr; 21 May; 4 Jun; 24 Sept; 8, 22 Oct; 5, 19 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: 2023: Transfer from/to Rhodes airport is €60 each way per booking, payable on-site. Car hire is recommended.

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