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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

  • Borana Lodge
    May 2022 RACHEL aged 32
    Equus Journeys organized a riding holiday for my mom, myself, and my sister to Kenya. We had an absolute trip of a lifetime. We stayed at two different lodges (Borana and Sosian), both of which were five star accommodations. We had a wonderful time riding at both sites and loved the opportunity to ride quality horses... Read all
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  • Borana Lodge
    May 2022 LAURA aged 63
    Our trip was organized to the last detail, went smoothly, and lived up to all of my expectations. I would highly recommend. Kiki at Borana was a very good ride. Obedient, not spooky around the animals, and very comfortable. Diego at Sosian was much the same. Horses were sure footed and trustworthy.
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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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  • Discovering the Costa Brava
    October 2021 SAMANTHA aged 30
    I had the most amazing trip, it was my first equestrian holiday and I would do it all again in a heartbeat! My horse ‘Golfo’ was amazing, I instantly fell in love! He was a pro and was the most well behaved horse I’ve ever had the pleasure of riding. My horse ‘Golfo’ was amazing, I instantly fell in love! He was a pro... 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