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Equestrian Tours in Northern Europe

Northern Europe has a vibrant horse culture and some excellent places to ride with friendly, English speaking people, beautiful scenery and fine horses.  Irish horses are famous the world over and Ireland has ideal trails for riding, comfortable inns and wonderful mounts.  If you are interested in jumping, there are extensive and varied obstacle courses where you can hone your skills.  In Iceland the amazingly powerful, gated Icelandic horses, which have been perfected for over a millennium, will carry you smoothly over a fantastic landscape of hot springs, fjords, volcanoes and rushing rivers.  In Scotland you can traverse the forests and fields of the Highlands with occasional stops to visit distilleries where the finest whiskey is produced.  You can also ride in Wales through unspoiled rural countryside along the English border.

Destinations Browsing Riding Vacations In Northern Europe

Here on the edge of the Arctic Circle man has not been able to tamper with nature much. The land is still unspoiled and little changed since the arrival of the first humans. There... Read more

The magical charm of the Emerald Isle makes Ireland an ideal destination for horseback riding. We have a wide variety of riding vacations from jumping to trail riding which have been well tested and... Read more

Scotland, land of myths, tales and ballads is one of the United Kingdom’s most charismatic locations. Scottish people have always been fiercely loyal and have managed to maintain a unique cultural identity, and even... Read more

Horseback riding in Wales allows you to experience the exciting history and rural charm of this Northern European destination. Ride through green fields and hedgerows in the country’s maritime climate and feel a part... Read more

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Of Kids and Connemaras… There were four children in our group of eight, including my 11-year-old son and 10-year-old daughter. I’d been toying with the idea that there must be a fair number of... Read more

Guest Reflections

"What made the trip for us was the family, who were FABULOUS. They made the ride very special and personal, and got us away from the crowds whenever they could by leading us on shepherds' trails. We saw one or two other groups riding with outfitters along the... Read More"

Deborah Gage

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