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 39 equestrian vacations related to the ability level Novice Riders

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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 lush beauty of the Blue Khentii Mountain and the austere landscape of the Gobi Desert. 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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Sulayr Short Break

Ride beautiful Spanish horses along the ancient bridle paths and mountain trails traditionally linking the small whitewashed villages on this short break. Sulayr translated from Spanish means “mountain of... Read more

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Samurai Ride

This riding trip takes place on Kyushu island, the southwestern most of Japan’s main islands. The area is known for its active volcanoes, beaches and natural hot springs, all of... 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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Portuguese Traditions & Culture

The riding itinerary in central Portugal has been carefully designed to give you the best equestrian, cultural and natural experiences the region has to offer. Riding here will introduce... Read more

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Texas Cattle Working Clinic

Texas Cattle Working Clinic

Spend 3 days honing your skills in the Western equestrian sports of team penning and team sorting. This clinic is a great option for riders of all levels who... Read more

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Domaine Des Garennes Ride

The Domaine des Garennes makes a fine central location to explore a charming region on horseback in France. A wonderful family or individual riding holiday option with comfortable rooms,... Read more

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Custom Kenya Safari

A custom Kenya safari with Equitours provided you with something beyond the ordinary; the ability to avoid the mini bus routes and get under the skin of the country.... Read more

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Bitterroot Ranch

The Bitterroot ranch in Wyoming offers excellent riding for a broad range of ability levels. Everyone can enjoy varied trail rides through stunning scenery, with options for lessons weekly... Read more

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Enjoy the lush countryside on the Sugarbush Tolt Trek horseback riding vacation in Vermont

Sugarbush Tolt Trek

This relaxing trail ride on Icelandic Horses is a wonderful introduction to the breed. The farm and your host is dedicated to these lovely horses, and you will learn... Read more

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Classical Dressage in New England

The dressage instruction in New England offers an opportunity to experience a high caliber of instruction on highly trained schoolmasters. Whether just starting out in dressage or looking to... Read more

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St. Lawrence Ride

A relaxing journey through the mostly forested parks of Quebec, this riding tour also offers two days riding on the rolling hills of the host farm. It's a short... Read more

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Castle Leslie Equestrian Center

The private Castle Leslie Estate covers 1,000 secluded acres of undulating Irish countryside, dotted with ancient woodlands and glittering lakes; the perfect location for a horse-riding holiday. Choose from... Read more

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Rainforest Adventure- enjoy nature riding in Costa Rica

Rainforest Adventure

This stationary ride allows you enjoy miles of riding along rainforest and coastal trails. Learn about the local fauna and flora with your knowledgeable equestrian guide but also enjoy... Read more

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

Mayan Jungle Ride

The diversity of scenery and activities on this ride in a tropical paradise makes it a wonderfully relaxing holiday. You will pass un-excavated and partially excavated archaeological sites and... Read more

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Mayan Jungle and Tikal- horseback riding in Belize

Mayan Jungle and Caracol Ride

Add two days to the Mayan Jungle itinerary to explore Caracol, the inspiring Mayan ruins in the Chiquibul Forest Reserve. Combined with the 5 days of riding through the... Read more

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Estancia Los Potreros

This family run estancia offers an array of wonderful riding that can be tailored for all riding levels. Ride through the vast open landscape, play in gaucho games or... Read more

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Sosian Ranch

In addition to game drives and walks, Sosian is perfect for horseback riding. The ranch has numerous trails of varying levels of difficulty, and a ready supply of well-trained... Read more

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Horse Speak® All-Inclusive Retreat

Join Laura and Sharon Wilsie and Heidi Potter for an unforgettable and enriching experience at the Bitterroot Ranch. Through observation, interaction, workshops and self-awareness exercises participants will develop a... Read more

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Relaxed Tuscan Instruction

This relaxed ride appropriate for all levels and ages of riders and offers instructional or trail riding programs. The riding center and country guest house is your base and... Read more

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