Browsing Novice Riders

The definition of a novice rider is: “A rider who is capable of mounting and dismounting unassisted, capable of applying basic aids, comfortable and in control at the walk, moderate length posting trots, and short canters.”

A riding holiday provides an ideal way for novices to gain miles and hours in the saddle which is difficult to achieve in daily life. All our instructional programs are wonderful options for the novice rider to gain more skill, but there are also trail programs where you can get experience out of the arena. In the US, in addition to the Bitterroot Ranch in Wyoming, both the Sugarbush Tolt Trek in Vermont and Hill Country trail program in Texas are wonderful options. Travel to Latin America and enjoy the Rainforest Adventure in Costa Rica, Rancho Puesto del Sol in Mexico or Estancia los Potreros in Argentina. Further afield is the Domaine des Garennes in France, Horizon Ranch in South Africa, or the Ultimate Hekla ride in Iceland; all wonderful options for the novice rider. You don’t have to be an expert to enjoy and benefit from a riding tour with Equitours!


Choose from 33 equestrian vacations related to the ability level Novice Riders

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Epona Intensive Program

This program is designed for those who prefer to concentrate on improving their dressage riding skills. Epona's highly trained and sensitive Spanish horses and experienced instructors are world renowned.... Read more

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Mozambique Beach Safari

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... Read more

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Epona Equestrian Center

This picturesque riding center provides trail riding in the morning, and afternoon dressage instruction, making for a memorable dressage holiday in Spain. The entire Garcia family is involved in... Read more

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Horizon Ranch

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.... Read more

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Ride through the Mongolian steppe on this classic horse trek

Mongolian Classic Trek

This horse riding trek in Mongolia combines the austere landscape of the Gobi Desert and the lush beauty of the Blue Khentii Mountain. The mountains of Gorkhi-Terelj National Park... Read more

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Deloraine House

Deloraine is run by the family who offer the Masai Mara safaris and serves their home and base. They welcome guests with wonderful hospitality, and it's a fantastic way... Read more

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Discover Iceland

During the ride enjoy marvelous views of the Volcano Hekla and the glaciers Langjökull and Eyjafjallajökull. Ride into the uninhabited wilderness north of the romantic valley Tungufellsdalur and follow... Read more

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Monte Velho

The Monte Velho Equo Resort is a boutique hotel located on a Lusitano breeding farm and is an ideal base from which to experience wonderful trail riding and world class dressage... Read more

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