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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
    October 2021 Kim aged 61
    A very relaxing feel about the environment, great care and respect for the horses and friendliness to all of us riders. We were welcomed so warmly at Brendas, I think the small size of the ranch gives the place its ambience, everyone- horses, dogs, birds and humans are all being taken good care of at Brenda's! The... Read all
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  • Riding with Tuscan Cowboys
    July 2021 JAMIE aged 45
    This was most definitely my happy place. What a place, the horses are just so well trained, and the staff are just wonderful. The accommodation whilst super basic really feels like home should feel. I will be highly recommending this place to everyone! and will be returning. Everyone I met here have been visiting for... Read all
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  • Riding with Tuscan Cowboys
    July 2021 Aneta Olga aged 36
    The itinerary was perfect for my first holiday in the saddle. All the guides were great. Flavia was amazing with my friends who had less experience. I particularly appreciated rides with Flavieto, as he is very energetic and was ready for more brisk rides with lots of trots and canter transitions when the groups were... Read all
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  • The Porlock ride in Exmoor
    July 2021 KAUSHIK aged 34
    I had an absolutely fantastic time, and looking forward to booking more holidays with Equus soon!
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  • Rocking Z Ranch
    October 2020 Kimberly
    This was my very first domestic stationary trip and it was great! Patty, Zach, Anna and Maria quickly made me feel right at home right down to hanging around in the kitchen and talking recipes. The accommodation were clean and comfortable and Patty's cooking was satisfying and delicious. They are great at... 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