10 of The World Best European Horse Riding Holidays

1. Ride in the Sun In Portugal:

Experience riding the famous Lusitano horse in an unspoilt area of Portugal less than 1hr from Lisbon. Half board is included in the price as well as a personalised riding programme designed especially for you. Choose from flat or jump lessons, cross country and hacking out through eucalyptus and pines trees, olive groves and rivers. With easy access and collection from Lisbon airport you can enjoy a stress free relaxing holiday close to the beautiful historic town of Golega. With frequent flight connections from many UK airports this is a great short break that you can enjoy at any time of the year. From £395 pp for 3-night stay.

Antonio river and town

2. Luxury Riding Escape to Malaga:

On this wonderful 'Luxury in Malaga' riding holiday you will have the opportunity to ride beautifully trained horses close to Malaga. You will be staying in a luxury hacienda boasting spectacular views of the surrounding valley. Daily rides include dressage or jumping lessons and trail rides plus half board accommodation. Fabulous pool and gardens. From £495 pp for 3-night stay.

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3. Flexible Beach Ride Southern Spain:

If you are looking for a flexible beach riding holiday in Spain then please read on. This short break beach ride caters for beginners to advanced rides and for families too. It runs throughout the year. You also have a choice of accommodation and we can vary the hours of riding to make this a perfect short break just for you. From £395 pp for 3-night stay.

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4. Short Break Barcelona:

Fly to Barcelona (Girona) airport from regional airports throughout the UK. Once at the airport you can either hire a car or a pick up can be organised (35 mins). Flexible riding programmes are available for beginners to experienced riders with lessons available and fabulous rides out. From £495 pp for 4-night stay.

Village ride

5. Ride in Mallorca

Horse riding on the beautiful island of Mallorca will give you a different experience of this gloriously picturesque island. This ride will take you high up into the Tramuntana Mountains that run for about 90 kilometres from the South West to the North East of the island; the range runs close to the sea and offers breath-taking views of the coastline from many of the higher peaks. From £495 pp for 3-night stay.

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6. Classical Dressage in Seville

Our instructors are qualified by the British Horse Society, Association of British Riding Schools and the Spanish Equestrian Federation which means that they are trained to always have the horse and rider's safety at heart. Moreover, when it comes to Dressage the knowledge gathered having trained under many masters of various nationalities has allowed them to form their own training and teaching techniques, where the pupils learning and enjoyment is the main priority as well as safety and the horse's wellbeing, while always keeping in mind the principles and objectives of Classical Dressage. From £1395 pp for 4-night stay.

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7. Ride, Wine and Spa in Tuscany

If you have some riding experience and you would like to combine a relaxing riding out package in Tuscany with super accommodation and visits to a local winery and a natural hot spring spa then look no further! You will be guided through the stunning countryside with expert instructors riding well trained horses. There will also be time to relax in the castle gardens and enjoy a dip in the pool. From £1195 pp for 7-night stay.

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8. Family Riding Holiday in Tuscany

If you are looking for a riding holiday in the Italian countryside between Tuscany and Umbria and you like the idea of staying in castle grounds then we may have just what you are looking for. This is a special package for families where you can choose exactly how much riding you do (including none!) From £550 pp for 7-night stay.

Pool

9. One week in the Loire Valley

The Loire Valley is famous for its fine wines and beautiful scenery. Equestrian Escapes is proud to bring to you a breath-taking horse riding holiday, where you can enjoy the wonderful and rich scenery, as well as explore this important French region on horseback. The Loire is host to a wealth of fine wine production, vineyards are keen for visitors to sample their produce, riding through the expansive vineyards leaves you in no doubt as to why this region has become so popular with visitors from around the globe. From £575 pp for 7-night stay.

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10. Clew Bay Trail Ride

The Clew Bay Trail Ride takes small groups of experienced riders along Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way through new and ever-changing landscapes of small villages, breath-taking sandy beaches, sea and off-shore islands, country lanes, mountain tracks and local heritage sites, stopping for a picnic along the way. Your host Padraic Foy is a Qualified Riding Instructor, a Monty Robert's Certified Instructor and an accomplished Irish horseman whose family have been involved with horses in the locality for generations. This combined with the spectacular Clew Bay region, quality Irish horses and excellent accommodation ensures is a horse riding adventure holiday you will cherish forever.  From £1239 pp for 7-night stay.

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11/01/2019
Sarah Caplan

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