Europe

Horse riding holidays and trail rides in Europe

Riding holidays in Europe offer many different experiences: tolting across the lava fields of Iceland or learning high school dressage movements in Spain or Portugal; trail rides through vineyards in France or mountains in Spain; beach rides in Menorca or riding trails through snow in Finland. There are a multitude of horses to discover too - characterful Icelandics, athletic Lusitano's, expressive Andalucians and laid-back Haflingers to name just a few... Whether you want to relax in one place, move on every night or camp in remote locations, there is a riding holiday in Europe to suit everyone.
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From the horse’s mouth

  • Flexible riding programme at Galiny Palace
    November 2022 Stephen aged 56
    The horses, instruction, facilities and accommodation at Galiny are first class. Friendly and helpful hotel staff look after you while at the stables you are encouraged to get involved with grooming and tack. The instructors encourage sensitive riding with an informed technical approach. We rode several different... Read all
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  • Classical Dressage in Portugal
    October 2022 Mary aged 71
    A lovely situation. Superb instruction on well trained horses. Accommodation and food the best. I learnt more in a week than I imagined. Instructors Sergio and Mario were so patient and understanding. Already trying to plan a return visit. All horses exceptional for their purpose.
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  • A taste of the Costa Brava
    October 2022 Niamh aged 29
    My trip to the Costa Brava was absolutely amazing and so well organised. Travelling on horseback was the perfect way to experience the Catalonian landscape. The scenery was so varied, from small medieval like villages, to mountain trails, to cantering on paths alongside rivers and eventually leading to the beach.... Read all
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  • Sierra de Gredos Mountain trail
    October 2022 Angela aged 66
    Rides through spectacular, isolated and varied scenery - oak woods, pine forests, meadows, rocky valleys, river crossings, mountain plains. Always a new challenge and something new to see. Exceptionally attentive support team with delicious food. Lovely keen horses. Lots of faster work as we had an experienced group.... Read all
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  • Sierra de Gredos Mountain trail
    October 2022 EVA aged 57
    I was paired with Mara, who was the perfect match for me. She was young, but steady and fun to ride. I feel that Kahlan did a great job matching horses to riders.
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  • Horseback in Toscany
    Swim with horse in Toscany
  • Italy and horse dressage
    Dressage in Tuscany, Italy
  • Horseback trail in Sardania
    On horseback in the dunes in Sardania
  • Spain and hicgh school dressage riding
    High School dressage riding, Spain
  • Riders on spain beach
    Cantering on spain beach
  • island by horse
    Horse riding in Island
  • Pyrénées mountains and horses
    Counter in Pyrénées mountains
  • Horses and riders in Azores
    On the Azores Wild Coast