Equestrian holidays are available all over the world. Whether you want to go for a relaxing ride through the beautiful English Countryside or maybe you would like to try a horse riding holiday abroad there is something out there to suit every rider, of all abilities! If you are a horse lover, you will love an equestrian holiday.
There are lots different ways to incorporate horse riding into your holiday; some people go abroad with the intention of going on a trekking holiday, whereas other would perhaps just like to have a quick gallop along a beach whilst on a regular family holiday.
Choosing an Equestrian Holiday
An important factor to consider when choosing yourself an equestrian holiday is; your riding ability, whether or not you would like to take your own horse, how much you would be prepared to pay and what you want to get out of your horse riding experience.
It is probably in the best interest of the rider to have an instructor analysis before committing to an equestrian holiday as you wouldn't want to book yourself in for something that may prove to be too challenging and therefore you may not get as much enjoyment out of it as you should.
There is a huge variety available for you to choose from including; beach rides, safari and trekking as well as different lengths. Some holidays may last anything up to 2 weeks, whereas other may just be a one off experience incorporated into a family holiday. The choice is entirely yours...
It is also important to consider rider fitness when picking a horse riding holiday - you need to remember there is a huge difference between riding for an hour every couple of days to riding for 3-4 hours a day for up to 2 weeks. Also if you are embarking on an equestrian holiday where you are able to take your own horse you must also consider the fitness of the horse. It is best to stick a fitness and training regime before committing to your holiday.
It's also becoming popular to take a horse riding holiday abroad. Read our introduction to horse riding holidays in France for example.