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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

This trip allows you to explore the best of horseback riding in Cornwall,  the extreme southwestern peninsula of England. Cornwall has the longest stretch of continuous coastline in Britain and it is one of... Read more

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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Exploring Iceland on Horseback

Exploring Iceland on Horseback

Not for the faint of heart…. Icelandic legend spins the tragic, true tale of falsely accused folk hero Fjalla-Eyvindur and his wife Halla. Exiled in the inhospitable highlands with little food and no shelter,... Read more

Family ride in Donegal

Family ride: Destination Donegal

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

A Verdant Welsh Mountain Ride

A Verdant Welsh Mountain Ride

So Green were the Valleys… After riding numerous times over the years in Ireland, I decided it was time to check out the Welsh Mountain Trails ride in that oldest Celtic part of Great... Read more

Guest Reflections

"The owner and her family made this one of the most special experiences in my life. The guides were fantastic. All the rides were gorgeous, the pubs were fun, they people were all so friendly. We just loved our stay on Dingle Peninsula.... Read More"

Diana Davenport, 2012

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