Your equestrian vacation has finally arrived. Here are the best tips to ensure a fun and memorable ride...
For most people when they think of summer, they think of vacation. However, for most of us riders (at least if you’re anything like me), the thing we love most about summer is riding! Whether we’re looking forward to hitting the shows or hitting the trails, there’s nowhere else we’d rather be than snug in the saddle on a beautiful, sunny day. Unless, of course, we could be in a saddle ON VACATION.
Picture your next adventure: The cool, fresh mountain air—the open spaces. The feel of a steady horse beneath you as you top the next rise. . . The flash of color from the dark pool as the monster trout rises to your offering. . . Luxuriating in the warmth of the setting sun as you wait for the dinner bell’s call. . . Shared time with family and friends. . .
Partnering with your horse on your equestrian vacation can be similar to speed dating! Generally, you will have an hour to determine if your assigned mount will be your best partner. If you feel your horse is not the best match for you, immediately tell your guide.
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Top50 is passionate about showcasing authentic ranch vacations and offering a platform for those fabulous ranches, worldwide - who have the top riding programs and the best customer service - thus making it easier for the guest to choose which one ranch will give them the best 'getaway'. Jody is also passionate about delivering accurate information about each ranch stay - as per guest request!
This site began as a horseback riding destination for finding unique getaways and vacations. We now continue this service by displaying sample rides and locations of the past that are still possible today.
Equitrekking.com, is a one-stop site for equestrian travel featuring video clips, the Equitrekking Vacation Guide, expert tips, travel articles, Darley's blog, photos and a monthly e-newsletter. EquitrekkingTravel.com features exceptional equestrian vacations led by many the local guides seen on the Equitrekking series on Public Television.
Here you will find over 400 exciting equestrian tours all over the world with detailed descriptions, slide shows, videos, trip reports and more.
To make it easier for you, we have created a "TripFinder" where you can search for your horse vacation of a lifetime by entering the type of ride, the location, time period or riding level.
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In The Saddle is owned and managed by Olwen Law and James Sales. The business is run from a converted barn in the hills of south Shropshire in the UK. Together with our staff of seven travel consultants we are proud to offer a personal and high quality service to riders all over the world; advising them on the riding holidays which best suit their requirements and experience.
Our purpose is to help you find the most appropriate horseback riding vacation or lesson program at the best value. Equestrian vacations are an ideal way to travel in depth and at the same time to practice a sport you enjoy.
Asheville area businesses have plenty to offer horsemen and horsewomen of any skill level. Check these spots for a variety of excursions, horse rentals, trail rides, tack supplies and other services, amenities and events. Be sure to make advance reservations when planning any guided trips.
You can enjoy some of the best and most diverse horseback riding in North America at the Bitterroot Ranch in Wyoming. Located in a remote valley bordering the Shoshone National Forest, 50 miles of unspoiled, mountainous wilderness separate the ranch from Yellowstone Park. Perpetually snow capped mountains are always in view.
We offer horseback riding vacations in Wyoming. Spend your next vacation on an adventure, exploring the Wild West by horseback.
Horseback riding vacations at Bucks and Spurs Guest Ranch is a place where you can ride Fox Trotter ranch horses trained by a Horse Whisperer. Enjoy your all inclusive family vacations on this 700 acre horse and cattle ranch in the Ozark Mountains near Ava, Missouri.
Off the beaten path, onto an adventurous ride - we offer you a unique opportunity to experience Morocco's natural beauty in the most natural way by horse! Race accross the coast line, travel through remote villages, climb the Atlas mountains, gallop for hours across deserted plains and in the evening enjoy the magnificent sight of the sunset across the Sahara!
The wind in your hair, the fresh air nipping at your nose as you ride across the untamed mountains of Connemara. Picnic among the stone & castle ruins, fantastic canters along unspoilt beaches by day; quaint inns and pubs by night.
We want you to have these opportunities for you and your family, and that's why we're here at our 329 acre Dude Ranch waiting for you. Your children will never forget this vacation! You wont forget it either!
Located at the 100+ year old headquarters of the original Britsch family ranch in Bandera County, Texas, Hill Country Equestrian Lodge offers the ultimate horseback riding or nature vacation in the heart of the Texas Hill Country.
Welcome to Lantern Lane Farm! We are delighted that you have found us! Lantern Lane Farm is an Equestrian Training Center and an Equestrian Bed and Breakfast, offering convenient lodging (and training) for both horse and rider. We also offer horseback riding lessons, horseback riding vacations, and weekend riding getaways.
We combine our horseback trail riding vacations with thrilling guest ranch activities such as whitewater rafting, kayaking, sporting clays, fly fishing, jet boat adventures on the Lower Klamath and traditional American ranch events. Our signature "saddle and paddle" or raft and ride vacation joins our superb dining experience and our youth buckaroo program to create the best and most complete American dude ranch vacation.
Every day, RealAdventures helps thousands of travelers find great accommodations, plan relaxing vacations and pursue exciting adventures. From romantic bed & breakfasts to luxury vacation rentals, from bungee jumping to safaris, and from Alaska to Zimbabwe, RealAdventures is a comprehensive resource for travelers around the world.
Red Horse Mountain Ranch is well known for its extensive list of guided adventures, well appointed accommodations, and first rate western hospitality. Located on 300,000 acres, the ranch is 1.5 hour drive from the Spokane International Airport, near Coeur d''Alene, Idaho.
Week-long riding vacations, weekend riding holidays,
and daily trail rides along Ten Mile Beach, across cattle ranches, through majestic Redwood forests.
Horse riding vacations in Portugal. Learn classical dressage riding skills on Lusitano stallions trained to a high level and rarely made available as school mounts. Equestrian horse vacations include deluxe lodging and meals. Our horse riding vacations in Portugal are only a reservation away.
Looking for an exciting horseback riding or hiking vacation in Montana? Silver Bow Outfitters now offers horseback riding and hiking trips in the Cabinet Mountains and Cabinet Mountain Wilderness in Northwest Montana. Our montana pack trips use horses schooled in mountain trail riding and are carefully selected for our Ranch. We use new and well maintained equipment.
SCED offers an avenue for equine related businesses, services and private individuals in California to post information about their businesses, services and products.
Our guest ranch is comprised of more than sixty thousand acres of unspoiled southwest landscape. Plush accommodations, unparalleled amenities, and a diverse menu of daily rides and activities provide guests with a memorable dude ranch vacation sure to revive the spirit of the Old West! Proud of our history as a working horse ranch, Tanque Verde Ranch is the largest dude ranch resort in North America.
Let us help you plan the perfect vacation horseback riding in the Yellowstone backcountry. If you are interested in a custom horseback riding trip to some remote area that you have been longing to see, we will help you plan a day ride or a Yellowstone pack trip. If you don't know where you would like to go, let us recommend some of our favorite pack trips in the Park.