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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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Cattle drive in Wyoming

Bitterroot Fall Cattle Drive

The last week of September is spent gathering the Bitterroot herd before the winter arrives. This is challenging work since the cows are scattered over a 50 square mile area of aspen & pine forests and small clearings.  Groups... 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 how to ride their special gaits. The trails take you... 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 trip with an attractive price tag, within driving distance of... Read more

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Donegal from the Saddle

Dunfanaghy is a picturesque coastal village in the remote northwest of Ireland. offering fabulous unpopulated beaches for glorious gallops on willing Irish hunters and Connemaras. The congenial hotel, with its Irish pub and excellent cuisine, provides an ideal base... Read more

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Aille Cross Country Trail

Ride cross-country from one farm to another with opportunities to jump a variety of natural and man made obstacles. The horses are all excellent hunters experienced following hounds with the Galway Blazers. During hunting season you may, if you... Read more

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Secluded Manor Ride

Located in the heart of the Dordogne, Perigord and Quercy regions, the secluded manor house where you will spend the week is the perfect place to get away from it all as you enjoy luxury riding in France. It’s... Read more

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Rainforest Adventure- enjoy nature riding in Costa Rica

Rainforest Adventure

This stationary itinerary lets you enjoy miles of riding on nature, rural and coastal trails. Learn about the local fauna and flora with your knowledgeable equestrian guide but also enjoy the non-riding activities built into this itinerary to show... 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 see ancient pottery shards in ceremonial caves. Lunch most days... Read more

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Mayan Jungle and Tikal- horseback riding in Belize

Mayan Jungle and Caracol Ride

For many people, the regular 6-day Mayan Jungle Ride is not enough. With this itinerary, you have the option to stay for additional two days to explore Caracol, the inspiring Mayan ruins in the Chiquibul Forest Reserve. During your... 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 try polo at this authentically Argentinian ranch. Comfortable rooms and... 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 islands of the Bazaruto Archipelago. Experience the unique culture of... 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 horses. It is home to 18 horses and going for... Read more

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