With so many horse holidays to choose from, it can be difficult to decide where to go and what to do, so we’ve rounded-up some of the top riding holidays from UK-based luxury weekends away, to getting stuck-in on a working ranch in the US – they should provide a few ideas to get you started.
1) A luxury country house escape
For anyone looking for luxury in a riding holiday, a two-night stay at a Country House Hotel in Cheshire could be perfect. Enjoy a chance to improve your skills with tuition from an equestrian expert in the morning (tuition is available for all levels of ability) and then take in the wonderful Cheshire countryside during an afternoon of hacking. And you’ll even have time to relax and enjoy a beauty treatment or two.
2) Young rider holidays
For young riders looking to take on their own adventure, why not visit Kilnsey Trekking and Riding Centre in North Yorkshire? These stables are the perfect starting point to explore the Yorkshire Dales National Park and discover the natural wildlife habitats and stunning scenery in this part of the UK. The centre offers Pony Club camps for young riders to spend a fun week learning new skills, and can accommodate children with and without their own horse or pony.
3) The Inca Challenge
If you’re looking for a real adventure why not try trekking across the Inca trail? The British Horse Society (BHS) organises this challenge. The trek takes riders from Cusco in Peru to Machu Picchu and includes trails high-up in the Andes (not for the faint hearted!) and ends with a chance to explore the ancient ruins of the Inca civilisation. For a full itinerary and further information visit BHS.
4) The Beach Riding Experience
With beautiful coastlines around the UK, riders don’t have to venture too far afield to enjoy impressive views and miles of open countryside. A favourite spot along the Dorset coast is Studland Beach. There are friendly stables in the village of Studland and from there riders can enjoy beach, forest, heath and coastal ridge rides. There is so much to do with horses and rides to suit all abilities.
5) Learn How To Be A Real Cowboy
Kara Creek Ranch in Wyoming is a working ranch where the main activity is cattle management, much of which takes place on horseback. Guests will be able to get involved in day-to-day tasks on the ranch, which is open almost all summer. However the best times to visit are spring and autumn when the ranch is at its busiest. Acting like a real cowboy does involve getting stuck in (sometimes working eight hours a day), so this trip is for intermediate or advanced riders looking for a challenge and the trip of a lifetime. To find out more about ranch holidays (including more laid-back trips) visit: American Roundup.
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