Fun-Filled Horse Riding Holidays Are Wonderful Experiences for All
If it's your dream to gallop in the sand and waves of deserted beaches or live the American Wild West lifestyle, horse riding holidays are definitely the solution! There is so much wide open space in the U.S., and taking a ranch holiday to ride the cowboy trails will be one of the most exciting experiences of your life. Exploring many of the most remote destinations by horse is an increasingly popular active holiday for many people, while horse-mad kids will adore heading off alone to experience pony riding holidays closer to home.
The Best Destinations for a Horse Riding Holiday
Explore some of the world's most spectacular, remote locations by horseback, and adventure like the explorers of old. Some of the top destinations are right in Europe, but adventurers can also fly to the U.S. for a Wild West-style experience.
Live the Wild West experience in full with horse riding holidays in locations such as Wyoming, Montana, and Arizona. You'll find your Western cowboy dreams spring to life on these active breaks, even if you've never ridden a horse in your life. Take a long, sedate trek across the rolling grassy plains, or plan a more strenuous holiday on horseback with nights spent under the stars at the side of a roaring campfire. Experience the United States in the same way as the intrepid frontiers men and women of the past.
Trekking in the Black Mountains is a horse riding holiday adventure that's much closer to home, and an ideal solution for novice riders. With loads of spectacular trails crisscrossing the peaks, and nearby beaches to fulfill your dreams of galloping through the ocean spray and across sandy beaches, this impressive region is a great way to explore the destination and enjoy Welsh hospitality to the fullest.
Although Portugal may not be a destination for horse riding holidays that springs first to your mind, it is the perfect place to improve your dressage skills. Both Portugal and Spain excel in the art of dressage, while holidaying in the Peneda-Geres National Park also offers loads of opportunities to ride in the unspoilt, surrounding countryside.
Dartmoor, Devon, UK
Heading back to England, trekking across Dartmoor is another pony holiday that is ideal for families. With its proximity to the Devon coastline, and several top class stables in the locality, exploring the wild moors and seeing the native Dartmoor ponies in their historic environment will be an absolute joy for visitors of all ages.
Another horse riding adventure that's close to home is trekking the beautiful Camargue in France. Your holiday adventures will take you through parts of the Rhone Valley and Provence, giving you lots of close-up views of the wild Camargue horses running free, as well as the famous pink flamingos of the region.
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