Where will you ride this spring?
just around the corner, many of you are plotting your next equestrian
adventure… Spring is a fantastic time to go on a riding holiday. Enjoy the
beautiful spring flowers, lush scenery, and the first rays of sunshine, all
from the back of a horse… Who could say no to that?
The best riding holidays for nature lovers
of April and May are the perfect time of year to enjoy everything that nature
has to offer. In many of our European destinations, the spring flowers will be
in full bloom, the grass will grow green and lush and the wildlife comes back
to life after the cold winter months – perfect for nature lovers.
selection of scenic spring horseback vacations.
Azores – Not
many people know about this volcanic archipelago lost in the middle of the
Atlantic, but the Azores have a lot to offer. With its green lush meadows,
calderas, dense jungle-like forests and black sand beaches, Faial Island is a
destination of choice this spring!
Brava – Explore the mountains, go for a blast down the beach, ride through
orchards and beautiful medieval villages… That is what the Costa Brava, in
Spain, is all about. The spring weather will be sunny and warm, so time to go
get some “vitamin sea”!
holidays for those looking for warmth and sunshine!
Egypt – Riding past the Pyramids of Gizeh, exploring the temples and tombs of the Valley of the Kings and swimming with horses in the Red Sea… The perfect way to blow away the winter cobwebs! Our Egypt rides run until the end of April, and offer the ideal combination of sunshine, culture, and riding. We have several different riding itineraries in Egypt, each designed for those who want to understand the Egyptian culture, food and people while also enjoying excellent riding on beautiful Arabian horses.
Riding holidays with an active pace
Black Mountain Trail - Not for the faint of heart! On this riding holiday, you
can expect to ride in 50 km stages with an average rate of more than 10km/h and
long and frequent canters over varied terrain. You will ride home bred,
confident, endurance horses that are a pleasure to ride. A superb riding holiday
for those looking for a faster pace.
US, Wyoming - Kara Creek
Ranch – The springtime is a very busy time of the year on a working cattle
ranch. Depending on the week and the weather, you will start bringing in the
cattle from the winter pastures. There will be a range of activities that will
include branding, vaccinating, and castrating the young bulls. Everyone pretty much
has a job depending on how well they can ride, and what they feel up to
(helping with the castrations, for instance, is not something people usually
volunteer to do!). Fantastic atmosphere and everyone takes part, they might
also bring in some neighbours for additional help. This is a holiday we would
recommend to riders looking for a proper cowboy/girl adventure, and who aren’t
afraid to roll up their sleeves!
working holiday – Have you every thought of volunteering with horses? With
its pristine white beaches and turquoise waters, Mozambique is the perfect
choice for an African riding adventure. This particular working
holiday will give you the chance to volunteer with one of the country’s
best safari outfitters, Pat and Mandy Retzlaff. You will become part of their
family and work with a selection of remarkable horses - the majority of them
were rescued from Zimbabwean farms. This is a little different from what we
usually offer, but a fantastic getaway all the same… and definitely easier on