Families

Family riding Vacations offer the kind of active, challenging adventure which children and adults can share and will remember with pleasure. Passive and bland vacations like sunning on the beach or the vicarious amusements of Disneyland do not provide the same kind of challenging experience. To bond and unite, families need to leave the world of television and computer games behind to embrace an exciting real-life activity demanding skill and full attention.

Like so many other sports, riding is something children can learn rapidly and well, but success requires practice, dedication and physical fitness. The rewards are proportionate to the effort invested. Young children would be best advised to visit a place like the Bitterroot Ranch to perfect their horseback riding skills. At the Bitterroot, children can also become acquainted with horses and play with young foals which will improve their confidence in riding and help build an affinity with their equine partners. One of the great joys of riding is the harmonious interaction with the horse on a physical and spiritual level. After the age of 8 or 9 many other riding tour opportunities open up and children with enough riding experience can often ride better than most adults enabling them to take our most demanding rides by the time they reach their early teens.

We offer riding trips related to "Families" in the following destinations:

Aille Cross Country Trail

Trip: Aille Cross Country Trail

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Ride cross-country from one farm to another with opportunities to jump a variety of natural and man made obstacles. The horses are all excellent hunters experienced following hounds with the Galway Blazers. During hunting... Read more

Join the Balkan Heritage horseback riding vacation in Bulgaria

Trip: Balkan Heritage Ride

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Your destination in the Balkan Mountains will give you a glimpse of one of eastern Europe’s oldest civilizations. This horseback riding vacation in Bulgaria’s countryside is like taking a tour through an open-air museum.... Read more

Cattle drive in Wyoming

Trip: Bitterroot Cattle Drive

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The Bitterroot cattle spend the summer grazing on the adjacent national forest land the last week of September is spent gathering the herd before the winter arrives. This cattle drive in Wyoming is challenging... Read more

ranch vacation in wyoming

Trip: Bitterroot Ranch

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The broad range of horseback riding activities during this ranch vacation in Wyoming includes riding lessons with certified instructors to the intermediate level, a cross country jumping course for experienced riders, team sorting, herding... Read more

Classical Dressage in New England

Trip: Classical Dressage in New England

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If you are new to the dressage saddle or still developing a balanced effective seat, this program offers a systematic method to help you improve your seat as well as the effectiveness of your... Read more

Donegal from the Saddle

Trip: Donegal from the Saddle

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This ride is based at Dunfanaghy, a picturesque coastal village in the remote northwest of Ireland. It has some fabulous unpopulated beaches for glorious gallops on willing Irish hunters and Connemaras. The congenial hotel,... Read more

Horseback riding in Argentina at the Estancia los Potreros

Trip: Estancia Los Potreros

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Estancia Los Potreros is an ideal location for a horseback riding trip in Argentina. It is a 6,000 acre working cattle ranch and has remained in the same Anglo-Argentine family for four generations. The... Read more

See game on this horseback riding vacation in South Africa

Trip: Horizon Ranch

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An unrivaled range of riding activities in the hospitable and relaxed atmosphere is included in this horseback riding vacation in South Africa at one of the region’s oldest farms. The flexible daily itinerary can... Read more

Mayan Jungle Ride- enjoy tropical paradise while horseback riding in Belize

Trip: Mayan Jungle Ride

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Enjoy a tropical paradise on this horseback riding tour in Belize. The diversity of scenery and activities on this ride makes it a wonderfully relaxing holiday. The area has numerous Mayan ruins which have... Read more

Go on this beach safari horseback riding holiday in Mozambique

Trip: Mozambique Beach Safari

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Ride along the Vilanculos coast and on Benguerra Island during this horseback riding holiday in Mozambique. Enjoy long stretches of untouched white sand beaches and magnificent views overlooking the islands of the Bazaruto Archipelago.... Read more

Enjoy comfortable accommodations on the Rancho Puesto Del Sol horseback riding vacation in Mexico

Trip: Rancho Puesta Del Sol

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Only fifty miles north of Mexico City, this ranch is surrounded by three waterfalls, and at an elevation of 7,500 ft, offers spectacular views and weather year-round. On this horseback riding vacation in Mexico... Read more

Sosian Ranch

Trip: Sosian Ranch

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During the colonial era a strong ranching industry was built on the Laikipia Plateau with enormous ranches of over 100,000 acres and herds numbering in the thousands. This ranching tradition carries on but has... Read more

St-Lawrence-ride- horseback riding in Quebec

Trip: St. Lawrence Ride

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Horseback riding in Quebec allows you to explore rural country and follow logging roads made over 200 years ago, which now lead to picturesque little villages tucked away in the forest. This area has... Read more

Enjoy horseback riding in Vermont on the Sugarbush Tolt Trek

Trip: Sugarbush Tolt Trek

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Riding Icelandics through the lovely countryside of Vermont’s Green Mountains on the Sugarbush Tolt Trek is a very attractive prospect, especially for those who enjoy the smooth tolt of these well trained steeds. These... Read more

Family ride in Donegal

Article: Family ride: Destination Donegal

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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

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