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

  • Dolphin Trail
    March 2023 Jane aged 55
    I would highly recommend this trip. The guide is fabulous and very friendly and informative. Santo was a fantastic horse. He was well trained, happy in his work and fast! Great horse.
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  • Bottlenose Trail
    February 2023 LINDA aged 56
    A fantastic riding holiday experience and experience of Portugal. The beach ride was unforgettable and the whole holiday just fantastic. My horse Epico was excellent.
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  • 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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  • Virgin beaches of Andalucía
    November 2022 Kathleen aged 52
    Marvellous. I had Ondina and Franco had Aysha. We were told « they are the same » which wasn’t the case at all. More info about the horses on day 1 would have been very useful.
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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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  • 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