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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Alcainca Dressage Program

This trip features dressage in Portugal and is one of the world's premier places for lessons in classical dressage. There are rings both indoors and outdoors and the fine instructors can give lessons at any level. The program runs... 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 instruction. The owner is an architect and his wife an interior designer, so... Read more

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Homoki Lodge

The Homoki Lodge in Hungary offers fantastic riding opportunities in a setting celebrating the rich uniqueness of the area's culture, where equestrian traditions run deep. With options to stay in luxury yurts and ride Hungarian warmbloods through the southern... Read more

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Cattle Range Riding Weeks

Range riding activities will include fixing fence, searching for cattle killed by grizzly bears or wolves, putting out salt with pack horses and potentially herding cattle from pasture to pasture, depending on need, in additional to the standard trail... Read more

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Monti and Mare Trail

The route of the Monti and Mare trail offers the best of horseback riding in Sardinia, taking you through all of the varied landscape of the island on confident and fine Anglo-Arabians. The comfort and hospitality of the inn and... Read more

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Discover Cornwall

The ride is centered in the heart of Bodmin Moor, one of the largest unspoiled areas left in England. The Cobs, Shires and Moorland Ponies will help you discover mile upon mile of wild open moorland, rocky tors, atmospheric... Read more

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The Gorilla Extension

In conjunction with your horseback riding safari in Uganda, Tanzania or Kenya, continue the adventure with an extension to Uganda or Rwanda for a once-in-a-lifetime experience viewing gorilla families in their natural habitat. Start and end your trip in either... Read more

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Dhows on the water during a vacation in Zanzibar

Zanzibar, the Spice Island Extension

The perfect complement to a horseback riding adventure in Tanzania is spending time on Zanzibar. Explore the old town, then move to the beach and enjoy snorkeling and diving on the coral reef in the clear, warm waters of... Read more

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Improve Your Jumping Clinic in Texas

The lovely ranch provides a tranquil setting for jumping instruction as well scenic trail rides. Your host and instructor has a background in centered riding with an eye for solid foundations for any discipline. Jumping for beginning fences up... Read more

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Texas Cattle Working Clinic

Texas Cattle Working Clinic

This 3-day cattle working clinic is the perfect way to “get your feet wet”, or to improve your skill, as you learn more about the exciting sports of team sorting and team penning. Appropriate for all skill levels, and... 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, warm hospitality and excellent food. Alternate full and half day... Read more

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