Destinations

About Equestrian Travel

EquitrekkingTravel.com features riding vacations for all skill levels and interests that can include your non-horsey companion. Below are many of the equestrian vacations we’ve experienced as we’ve traveled to film the Emmy winning Equitrekking TV show on PBS. Equitrekking Travel’s featured riding holidays include trail riding, cross country, dressage training and show jumping, inn to inn horse vacations, castle stays in Ireland, dude and guest ranches, horse safaris for families, groups or singles and more. This video preview gives you a taste of your options and let’s you meet some of the local guides, whom you may have seen on the Equitrekking TV series.

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Tuscany Farmhouse, Resort & Spa Riding Holidays

Tuscany, Italy

Magical horse riding holidays in the heart of Tuscany, Italy based on a historic wine and olive estate with a spa and Western style riding.

 

Spain Dressage Training & Trail Riding in Andalucia

Andalucia, Spain

A longtime British Horse Society approved center in the heart of Andalucia that specializes in dressage training, riding on the beach and the Seville countryside, and special trips to see performances of the dancing horses at the Royal Andalusian School of Equestrian Art in Jerez.

 

Botswana Okavango Horse Safari

Botswana, Africa

Voted Best Horse Safari in Africa two years in a row! Ride with a herd of giraffe or zebra across the plains, track elephant or buffalo from island to island, cantering and splashing through lagoons of Botswana's Okavango Delta.

 

France - Loire Chateau to Chateau Riding Vacation

France

Ride from chateau to chateau on this France riding holiday in the Loire Valley. Overnight in elegant small family run hotels converted from chateaux and ancestral homes. Enjoy gourmet picnics of local delicacies and elegant candle-lit dinners with fine cuisine.

 

Castle Leslie Ireland Equestrian Vacations

Glaslough, Ireland

Stay at one of Ireland’s great castles still inhabited by its eccentric founding family and enjoy a dream equestrian vacation: Cross country course, indoor jumping arena, gentle countryside hacks, riding lessons for beginners and advanced riders, fine cuisine, cooking classes, the spa and fishing.

 

Kerry Ireland Horse Vacation - Mountains & Beach

Killarney, Ireland

Explore Ireland's famous Ring of Kerry with its lakes, mountains and golden sandy beaches on a six night or two night riding vacation, staying in B&B's and small hotels to experience life in this stunning area of Ireland.

 

Galway Riding Holidays in Ireland

County Clare, Ireland

Experience Ireland’s castles, pubs and history from a 300-year-old farmhouse near the River Shannon or take a progressive trail riding vacation through the Burren to the Cliffs of Moher and the Atlantic Coast.

 

Botswana Makgadikgadi Pans Safari

Botswana, Africa

Ride the magical Makgadikgadi Pans, which looks like the surface of the moon and has amazing wildlife migrations. This is a great riding safari tour to combine with the Okavango Delta. In the wet season, ride with herds of zebra and wildebeest and interact with meerkats year round. A fantastic horse-riding safari.

 

Botswana Limpopo Valley Horse Safari

Botswana

Botswana Limpopo Valley Horse Safari in the Tuli Block, an area of great diversity, magnificent vistas, ancient civilizations and dramatic rock formations bordered by the great Limpopo River in the south. If you want to view elephants, wildebeest and other wildlife, then these horseback safaris are for you!

 

Peru Trek - Machu Picchu Lodge to Lodge Horseback

Peru

The only Machu Picchu Lodge to Lodge Horse Trek! Experience high comfort, cuisine and adventure on the Salkantay Route, one of the 25 Best Treks in the World by National Geographic Adventure Travel Magazine.

 

Wales Horseback Riding Vacations

Carmarthenshire, Wales

Ride strong Welsh Cobs through the rural countryside, beautiful Cambrian Mountains and to a local pub with a family owned and run British Horse Society approved riding center. 

 

Spain Coast Equestrian Training & Trail Riding

Andalucia, Spain

Experience the ultimate Andalucian riding experience in a part of Spain untouched by much of the modern world. If you love to ride through beautiful scenery, gallop along miles of deserted, golden sandy beaches, and explore the sweet smelling natural pine forests that run along the Costa de la Luz (coast of light), then this is the holiday for you. 

 

Jordan Horse Riding Holidays

Jordan

Jordan Horse Riding Holidays through the Wadi Rum Desert on Arabian horses. Camp out under the stars, visit Petra, snorkel in Aqaba and more on this horse adventure in the Middle East. 

 

Horseback Riding in Tuscany - Equestrian Vacation

Tuscany, Italy

Tuscany horseback riding in the romantic Chianti Hills of from a 400-year-old farmhouse. Good food and wine, abbeys, castles, Romanesque churches and medieval villages. Single travelers welcome.

 

Argentina Horse Riding Estancia

Neuquén, Argentina

Argentina estancia vacation- Ride alongside gauchos with opportunities to work cattle at a family owned Argentina ranch. Horse ride the foothills of the Andes, venture into Lanin National Park or try your hand at helping the gauchos as they work cattle.

 

Clonshire Equestrian Training Vacations in Adare

Adare, Ireland

Cross country, dressage training, show jumping, flatwork and fox hunting in Ireland at Clonshire Equestrian Centre, a BHS approved riding destination, in Adare Village, voted Ireland's prettiest village.

 

Connemara Riding Vacations, Ireland

Ireland

Connemara Trail Ride with legendary Irish horseman Willie Leahy in dramatic Western Ireland. Choose mountains and beaches with the Connemara and Coastal Trails from April to October OR October to April to enjoy fox hunting in Ireland with the Galway Blazers and a superb cross country course.

 

Bulgaria Horseback Riding Vacations

Bulgaria

Horse riding holidays Europe! Enjoy classic mountain trails, Bulgarian food and culture. Start in the charming mountain town of Apriltsi and horse ride along ancient trails and over impressive mountains, through mountain passes to waterfalls and villages. Spend nights in simple mountain chalets, the newly built guesthouse and historic monasteries.

 

Provence Inn to Inn Riding Holidays in France

Provence, France

Inn to inn and progressive rides through the heart of Provence and week-long training and trail vacations. Ride in classic French countryside made famous by best-selling author Peter Mayle and painted by Cezanne. Horse ride amid vineyards, beaches and to hill towns, savoring Provencal food, wine and history.

 

Iceland Horse Riding Vacations

Various Locations, Iceland

Ride strong Viking horses throughout Iceland on short or long equestrian vacations that mix horse riding with Iceland’s top sights including the Golden Circle and cultural immersion adventures like horse round-ups and horse drives.

 

Spain Historic Villages & Sierra de Gredos Riding Vacation

Spain

The Spain Historic Villages & Sierra de Gredos Riding Vacation is one of the best kept secrets in Europe! A superb opportunity for intermediate and experienced riders to explore the valleys and the mountains of the Sierra de Gredos in the heart of Castile.
 

 

Gleneagles Equestrian Vacations in Scotland

Scotland

Luxury riding holiday and equestrian training in the heart of Scotland at Gleneagles. Lessons for adults and children in dressage training, show jumping, cross country, polo, carriage driving and trail riding. Learn to horseback ride! Golf, tennis, the spa, falconry, fine dining, fishing and more for non-riding companions.

 

Turkey - Cappadocia Horse Riding Vacations

Various Locations, Turkey

Horseback riding in Turkey to ancient villages and through the exotic fairy chimneys of Cappadocia. Camp our or stay in boutique hotels or pensions.

 

Mount Juliet Ireland Equestrian Vacations

Thomastown, Ireland

Experience horse riding, golf, the spa and more at one of Ireland’s oldest standing sporting estates. Special lessons in flatwork, jumping and cross-country, fox hunting in Ireland and more.

 

Italy Mediterranean Coast Riding Vacation

Cilento National Park, Italy

South of Amalfi, immerse yourself in the Italian lifestyle, eating beautiful food, drinking nice wines and horseback riding through rolling hills of olive trees and Mediterranean forests, to ancient villages and on the beach.

 

Utah Canyonlands & National Parks - Horseback Riding

Southern Utah, United States

Horse riding vacations in Capitol Reef National Park, San Rafael Swell or combine riding with whitewater rafting with awesome backcountry outfitters in Utah Canyonlands.

 

Tanzania Luxury Horse Safari

Mugumu, Tanzania

Luxury horseback safaris with Singita with first rate horses and world class game viewing. Situated on an exclusive use concession in the Serengeti, experience Africa’s most exclusive luxury lodges ideally positioned on the epic migratory route traversed annually by two million wildebeest.

 

Peru Horse Riding Vacations- Sacred Valley

Peru

Peru horse riding vacations high in the Andes Mountains through the Sacred Valley. These riding holidays combine colorful mountain culture, historic Inca ruins and stunning scenery.

 

Romania Horse Riding Vacations

Romania

Romania riding vacations through the foothills of the Carpathian Mountains to medieval villages in Transylvania, UNESCO sites, and through endless hills, meadows and open areas great for cantering. Get to know the locals on this authentic riding tour.

 

South Africa Horse Safari- Ants Lodges

South Africa

Customized horse riding safaris in South Africa at two different upscale lodges located on their own private game reserve in the Waterberg region of the Limpopo province. All levels of riders are welcome, as safaris are flexible and personalized.

 

Portugal Horseback Riding Vacations

Alentejo, Portugal

Portugal Horseback Riding Vacations along the wildly beautiful Alentejo coast. Horseback ride on beaches and visit historic whitewashed villages on Lusitano horses.

 

France Countryside Riding Vacations

Vienne, France

Riding vacations in the beautiful French countryside in Vienne, a historic region in west central France. There a variety of itineraries, including center based riding vacations and farmhouse or inn to inn riding holidays. Riding lessons and trail rides on old Roman trails to rural French villages.

 

Catalonia Spain Horseback Riding Vacation

Catalonia, Spain

Inn to inn and stationary horse riding holidays in Spain through stunning mountains, medieval villages and pristine beaches on Andalusian and Spanish horses in the heart of Catalonia, not far from Barcelona. Lots to do for non-riding companions.

 

Namibia Horseback Riding Vacation

Namibia, Africa

A Namibia horse riding journey in the dramatic desert and wilderness. 5-10 nights rides across the deserts and mountains - fast pace African horse safaris for experienced fit riders only.   

 

Australia Bush & Beach

Southeast Queensland, Australia

Horse riding vacations in Australia cantering along the beach, through tropical rainforest trails and into the wonderful Australian bush to muster cattle with your guide, Olympian Alex Watson. Pulitzer Prize winning author Jane Smiley called this riding vacation a “rip-snorter." You will be amazed at the scenery and wildlife. Open to beginning and experienced riders.

 

Ecuador Horseback Riding - Volcanoes and Haciendas

Ecuador

Horseback riding Ecuador! Visit colonial haciendas, ride the "Avenue of the Volcanoes", Cotopaxi Volcano, and get to know the culture and people of Ecuador. Stay nights at colorful and historic haciendas.

 

South Africa Horse Safaris

South Africa & Botswana, Africa

South Africa Horse Safaris based on a fifth generation ranch that's great for families. Varied horse riding experiences for all levels of rider, allowing for game viewing, cattle mustering, swimming with your horse, polocrosse, western games and jumping. Includes combining South Africa and Botswana horseback safaris.

 

Costa Rica Horse Riding Vacations

Costa Rica

Horseback riding in Costa Rica! Combine horse riding through misty cloud forests, rainforests teeming with wildlife, tropical mangrove swamps and beaches with ocean kayaking, snorkelling, a canopy tour, and nature hikes.

 

Uruguay Beach & Coastal Trail Riding Holiday

Montevideo, Uruguay

Beach and coastal trail riding vacations in Uruguay. Start in Montevideo and ride pristine beaches, emerald shores and a network of lagoons to coastal hills, sand dunes and pine forests.