Horsey holidays

Riding holidays are great fun for going solo, with friends or all the family and it doesn’t matter whether you’re a complete beginner or have ridden for years.  You can’t beat a day out, a weekend – or a week or two – enjoying the beautiful British countryside on horseback.

There are plenty of opportunities to try out something a little bit different, too. Perhaps you have always dreamed of being a cowboy? Well, there are even some places that allow you to saddle up and saunter along Western-style, so what are you waiting for?

Horsey holidays are also a great option if you want to ride but without going down the traditional route of taking riding lessons. You want to #GetHorsey but you prefer to keep things more relaxed and informal.

Make sure that the holiday you choose has something to keep everyone in your party happy. If your group includes non-riders, choose a holiday that may offer other activities. These can range from outdoor activities such as walking, golfing and mountain biking to beaches or culturally interesting towns to visit nearby. Some holidays will cater for non-riders to accompany riders by bike.

If you are holidaying as a family with children, check from what age youngsters may accompany you as both riders and non-riders. Some holiday centres cater specifically for children. For very young children some venues can arrange baby sitting or child minding facilities while you are out riding.

This website has a handy search facility to help you track down your perfect holiday venue in the location of your choice. Whether you’re a beach babe or a sucker for moors and dales, you can find it here.

We also offer a free Take up the Reins in Great Britain riding guide to help you find just what you’re looking for. It’s packed with contact and information, and really highlights the breadth of activities on offer. Click here to request your copy today. Go on, #GetHorsey – there’s a whole world of fun waiting for you!

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