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Family Rides

Family horseback holidays

Sharing the passion of horses and travelling with your family can be a headache, particularly if not all the family are riders. However, we have solutions to this problem! The best solution is a holiday in a place which is dedicated to riding: a ranch, guest house or equestrian home which offers active, fun and culturally interesting alternatives. Centre based stays are more easily able to adjust to families with young children. Mobile trail rides are better suited to older children, and some are also accessible to non-riders if it is possible to travel some sections on a camel, walking or on mountain bikes.

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From the horse’s mouth

  • Rocking Z Ranch
    July 2019 Joanne Pamela aged 56
    Everyone at the ranch was very welcoming and helpful. The horses were well-matched to riders and there was scope to do lots of different riding activities. Rooms and food were great too. Darlin was a good match for me - I enjoyed all the activities - especially the cattle drives and the horsemanship games.
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  • Sardinia Country House
    July 2019 Denise aged 53
    Rides were beautiful and the staff were very helpful. The horses were well behaved. We did find a couple of times that it was late for our dinner (one time we waited until 11.30 p.m. although we had been back from the ride at 9.40) The horses were well behaved and well looked after
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  • Moroccan Ranch
    February 2019 Ksenia aged 34
    I would like to say a huge thank you to Yussef, who was absolutely incredible and helpful. He is such an amazing guide and it's so much fun to ride and train with him!
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  • Bitterroot Ranch
    August 2018 Charles aged 75
    This was a wonderful riding holiday - lovely people, excellent horses, delicious food and drink and marvellous scenery. Altogether a special week
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  • Ants Lodges
    June 2018 Roy Thomas aged 73
    Totally satisfied with all aspects of our trip. The organisation could not have been bettered from when we left Heathrow to when we returned having visited South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Tanzania and the last few days in Zanzibar....a perfect experience. Well done and thank you. Although I didn't ride my comments... Read all
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  • Horseback riding safari in South Africa with zebras
    Meeting with the zebras - an ideal family vacation
  • Watching giraffes in South Africa, Ant's lodges
    Meeting the game in South Africa - better than the zoo!
  • Parelli natural horsemanship guest ranch in Montana
    The perfect environment for a family holiday
  • horseback riding in South Africa
    An ideal family holiday in South Africa
  • Ranch riding holiday in South Africa
    Young rider and his horse swimming in the lake
  • Beach trail ride in the South of France
    Dogs and horses - perfect combo!
  • Equestrian Centre and Tuscan Farmhouse riding holiday
    A rider getting her horse ready