Browsing Center-Based Stationary Vacations

Riding Vacations can be either based at a center or they can move progressively from point to point. Obviously riders see more diverse country if they move from place to place, but staying in one place has several important advantages.

Packing every day takes quite a bit of time and it is easier to keep your things organized if you are just staying in one place. Usually also it is possible to get laundry done if you don’t have to move. Stationary centers can accommodate riding groups of mixed skills more easily because it isn’t necessary to cover a long distance moving at a good pace to get to the next night’s destination. This is the case on trips like the Saints & Warriors ride, where you stay in a renovated castle in Italy and ride out from there to new places each day. It is also possible to send out several rides with groups classed according to skills. The Bitterroot Ranch in Wyoming, located where the mountains and forests meet the open plains, offers many varied rides as well as instruction. 

Often stationary riding centers specialize in a particular discipline like dressage where the main focus is on improving riding skills rather than travel on horseback. The Alcainca riding center in Portugal with its wonderful Lusitano stallions is an excellent example. The Epona Riding Center in Spain offers both instruction and trail riding as well as some good glimpses of Spanish culture. Castle Leslie in Ireland specializes in jumping and also gives instruction. The thousand acre estate has 300 jumps of many kinds including natural barriers.


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Florida Dressage Getaway

This destination is the winter base for the team that runs our dressage program in Massachusetts. If you are searching for top quality dressage instruction, well trained school horses, and the added benefit of an escape from winter weather... 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 the day to day activities at the center.  Jane and... Read more

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Enjoy good riding on this equestrian holiday in Mexico at Rancho Puesto del Sol

Rancho Puesta Del Sol

This all inclusive ranch is surrounded by three waterfalls, and at an elevation of 7,500 ft, offers spectacular views and weather year-round. You will discover unsurpassed scenery and riding in an area that has no fences, and experience the... 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. The flexible daily itinerary can include outrides across the bushveld... Read more

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Tuscan Villages and Vintages

The Villages and Vintages horseback riding holiday in Italy is based out of a comfortable and elegant 18th century farmhouse in Chianti, Tuscany. Daily rides on well-trained horses allow you to venture through vineyards, olive groves and to medieval... Read more

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Deloraine House

Deloraine House is set in the middle of the 5,000 acre commercial farm at 6,000 ft. on the lower slopes of Londiani Mountain. It has a forest and bamboo shrouded volcano, on the western edge of the Great Rift... Read more

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The Ultimate Hekla – Riding and Exploring in Iceland

Enjoy this combination of riding the famous Icelandic horses and exploring some of Iceland’s most unusual natural landscapes by vehicle. These sites include the black volcanic beaches around Iceland’s southern-most village of Vik, thundering waterfalls and impressive glaciers near... Read more

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Clew Bay Ride

The Clew Bay Ride is based out of Westport, an award winning town in County Mayo in western Ireland. Clew Bay is overlooked by Croagh Patrick, a holy mountain where the saint spent forty days fasting in the year... Read more

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Sardinian Country and Sea Trail

The Country & Sea program offers flexible trail riding on the Island of Sardinia. Rather than the set route of the Monti and Mare trail, this ride offers a more flexible approach to coastal and country riding, with no minimum... Read more

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Monti and Mare at Liberty

The Liberty program in Sardinia is offered by the same hosts of the Monti and Mare trail and allows for a great amount of flexibility in creating your ideal riding vacation for any rider. Guests choose the amount and style of... Read more

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Regina Liberatore Centered Riding Clinic

Regina Liberatore is a Level IV Centered Riding® Instructor, returning for her second clinic at the Bitterroot. She specializes in creating or increasing harmony and understanding in equine partnerships. Regina is trained to watch how the rider’s body moves... Read more

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Discover Iceland

This itinerary combines riding the famous Icelandic horses in the southern agricultural area and western part of Iceland. On the transfer to West Iceland you visit Thingvellir National Park to see the fissure zone of the mid-Atlantic ridge. The rides... Read more

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