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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

  • Beaches of Camargue
    April 2023 Stefanie aged 31
    Exploring the stunning Camargue on horseback was a truly unforgettable experience! From galloping along white sandy beaches to trotting through the marshlands dotted with grey Camargue horses to watching the French cowboys, the Gardians, work with the black Camargue bulls...every moment was pure magic! The combination... Read all
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  • Sosian Lodge
    April 2023 Caryn aged 51
    All the horses were fantastic, bright, lively, fast and confident - just what we wanted.
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  • Ants Lodges
    November 2022 Lucy Dominique aged 39
    A lovely place to stay. The two week old baby rhino, Commander, was an absolute hilight and so bold and curious with the horses! Riding out with Ant was fast paced and fun for the more experienced among us. I rode three different horses at Ant’s nest. All were forward going, polite and tough, tackling any tricky... Read all
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  • Horizon ranch
    October 2022 Gabriella aged 23
    I went to Horizon on a solo trip and had the best time. All the people and the horses were great and the flow of each day was so well executed and thought through. The reserve was big and there was so much to see, not just animals but the NATURE and the VIEWS. I will hold this experience and this place close to my... Read all
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  • Three Bars Ranch
    August 2022 EVA aged 46
    We had an amazing experience in Canada and all the help from Equus Journeys made everything very easy. The Ranch, the horses and the people were all amazing. Then all the trails with their views was so much better than expected. Everyday was a new adventure! My horse was Bently and he was exactly what I wanted. Being... 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