Tents at Macatoo Camp, Botswana
Centre based holidays

Centre-based Riding Holidays

A riding holiday based at a centralised accommodation, with horseback rides in different directions each day which can be adapted to differing riding levels and to your wishes. You can unpack and relax, knowing you return to the same place each night and even sit out a day and rest if you prefer. It is an ideal opportunity to share a horseback holiday with your family, as a couple or amongst friends, without wondering whether non-riders will get bored, novice riders will be overly challenged or experienced riders will be frustrated. If you wish your centre-based riding holiday to include another element such as dressage instruction or cattle work then you may wish to browse those sections of our website too, or call us for advice. There is a riding holiday to suit everyone.

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From the horse’s mouth

  • Flexible riding programme at Galiny Palace
    May 2022 JONATHAN aged 53
    Everything was absolutely perfect on this trip. The flexible program at Galiny is ideal, because you get a first lesson to figure out what your learning/riding needs are, then you can map out a program with the instructors with lots of flexibility to adjust to meet your needs. The instructors have a nice combination... Read all
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  • The Lofoten Islands of Norway
    May 2022 LAURA aged 29
    We had an amazing time in Norway - we're already talking about wanting to go back next year! Our guides were lovely, we had great horses and the scenery was beautiful. We couldn't have asked for much more (maybe slightly better weather!).
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  • Short riding break in the Loire Valley
    April 2022 Karen aged 57
    We truly enjoyed every minute... Ken and Sophie are wonderful, and it’s obvious they love what they do, and love their horses. Ken regaled us with all kinds of local facts and historical anecdotes all along our trails. We learned a lot, and saw a beautiful array of French countryside, farmland, forests, charming towns... Read all
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  • Beaches of Camargue
    April 2022 LUCY aged 41
    I rode Vacares. He was a lovely horse. It’s clear that the guide Aurelyss cares a lot about the horses. She was wonderful. Very knowledgeable and helpful
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  • Cross-country training at Castle Leslie
    March 2022 GEMMA aged 34
    Excellent trip as always - we love this venue and return year after year due to the high quality of the horses, the tuition, the accommodation and the food - a very rare combination to find!
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  • Horse riding holiday in Tuscany
    An ideal destination for friends and families
  • South Africa Cape Winelands riding trails
    Horseback riding in South Africa
  • White horse during classical training in Spain
    Lusitano horse in the arena
  • Ranch riding holiday in South Africa
    Memories for a lifetime!
  • Lusitano horses and dressage lessons
    Dressage lessons on Lusitano horses