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Horseback riding vacations offer families the kind of active, challenging adventure which children and adults can share and will remember with pleasure.

It is a bonding experience for all. Like so many other sports, riding is something children can learn easily and well, but success requires practice, dedication and physical fitness. The rewards are proportional to the effort invested. Young children would be best advised to visit a stationary program (the Bitterroot Ranch, Castle Leslie, and Horizon Ranch are some examples) to perfect their horseback riding skills. On these rides children can become acquainted with horses, build their confidence in riding and achieve an affinity for their equine partners. One of the great joys of riding is the harmonious interaction with an equine partner on a physical and spiritual level. Children in their teens can often ride as well as many adults so that they can take our more demanding rides. Horseback riding vacations for families offer more than a chance to practice a fascinating sport together. They are also a wonderful introduction to another culture which can stimulate interest in history, art and foreign languages. A common love of horses and riding makes contact with local people more rewarding. In cases where some members of the family do not wish to ride there are often other interesting activities available like visiting nearby points of interest, swimming or hiking. It gives us special pleasure to plan custom trips for larger or smaller family groups and many have found these trips the adventures of a lifetime. Our tours can often include non-riding extensions.

 

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Ride gorgeous horses during the Epona dressage vacation in Spain

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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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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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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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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Enjoy unrivaled comfort on this horseback riding vacation in Kenya

Ol Donyo Lodge

If you are interested in a horseback riding vacation in Kenya, Ol Donyo Lodge offers a unique opportunity to experience the nature and culture that makes Kenya an outstanding travel destination while enjoying an equestrian vacation.  Set within the... 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. These trips are ideal for families that have some members... Read more

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Ride the Trails of Texas Hill Country

Enjoy trail riding in Texas in this beautiful part of the state. The riding center is located at the former headquarters of a century old cattle ranch in the heart of the Texas Hill Country which is justly famous... Read more

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Hill Country Instructional Program- enjoy instruction tailored to your needs

Hill Country Instructional Program

Tucked away among the oak and juniper of the lovely, rolling Hill Country of Texas is a riding center where riders can take instruction or go for trail rides in the adjacent state park. The pleasant atmosphere of the... 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 and cow work at certain times of year. A family... Read more

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