Category Archive for 'Trail Rides'

Pack your bags and head to Vancouver for the start of our 7-night riding vacation in British Columbia.  You will be staying at the comfortable and well appointed Tsylos Park Lodge, where daily rides explore the surrounding Chilko wilderness. Take a week to disconnect from your phone and laptop, enjoy fun and gorgeous daily riding […]

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France

Provence is situated in the sun-blessed southeast corner of France, edged to the south by the Mediterranean. In a short time, Provence has changed from days of even a couple of generations ago. Formerly it was, to the French, a place of indolent country folk. To tourists, it was an idyllic spot, but one reserved […]

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France

The Dordogne Valley in Southwest France is a place where little has changed since the end of the Middle Ages. This ride in the Perigord Noir region of Dordogne takes through and around wheat fields, breeding pastures, strawberry fields, plum and chestnut orchards. You will pass castles, which have stood since the 13th century. The Black Périgord dominates the […]

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France

This trip is by the ocean and features mythical castles and wonderful wines.  The Medoc is a place redolent of history and famous food. On one side you have the majestic Atlantic Ocean and on the other, the Gironde River estuary and the Landes Forest. The Medoc is the most famous area in the world for its vineyards. […]

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France’s Loire Valley Trail Ride

The Loire Valley is world famous for its splendid chateaux that command the landscape. A natural highway to the center of France. The Loire River was traveled from the earliest days and both Celtic and Romans were known to have used the river extensively as a trade route. Unpredictable and sometimes dangerous even today, this […]

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France

The very name of Bordeaux has come to mean great wines. No part of France is able to produce a wider variety of the noblest wines than the Gironde area surrounding the city of Bordeaux. Riding through this area, you will have the opportunity to taste great wines such as Medoc, Cote de Blaye, Cote […]

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Spain

Ride highly trained horses in dressage and cross country as well as through the Castillian countryside. Ideal for those that are looking for an intense week of training to improve their skills as for those looking for great trail riding. Located in Pedraza de la Sierra, an hour outside of Madrid. Hone your skills at dressage, […]

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Spain’s Sevilla Ride

With the discovery of America in 1492, Seville became the arrival and departure point for every expedition to the newly discovered continent.  Amassing great wealth, palaces were built, new industries were created  –  all financed by American gold. Riding on the pilgrimage roads to El Rocío, named the International village of the horse, and by […]

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A spectacular ride on the coast with steep cliffs, hidden coves and lovely beaches – every day this trail leads you through rugged and legendary Costa Brava. The gilded age of piracy along the Costa Brava was between the 14th and 17th centuries. One of the most notorious pirates was Barbarossa Khair ad Din (red […]

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Follow in the paths the herdsmen created hundreds of years ago and still use today –  the so called “Camino Real”.  Winding through the north eastern part of Catalonia, in summer these paths make their way up towards the Pyrenees, where the herds graze after wintering in the mild coastal areas. The round, polished, soft, high […]

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Our “Trail of Bandits” is based on the biography of the famous “bandolero” Joan Sala Serrallonga, the Catalonian Robin Hood who wandered around the mountains of Guilleries and Garrotxa during the 17th century. The vast pathless area of woodland offered good hiding places to outlaws. Canyons, table mountains and volcanoes rise up in this wild […]

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Scotland

Fort William, sections of the Great Glen Way, forests and wild untamed mountains – this trail showcases the Highlands in all their glory.  You will ride through the areas of Invergarry, Glen Affric and Kintail finishing your week in the brooding shadow of Liathach and Ben Eighe, some of the highest mountains in the United […]

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Scotland

Based on the fabulous series of books by Diana Gabaldon which are set in the Highlands. These breaks offer a mixture of riding through the real Highland landscape in which the stories are set, and days spent out of the saddle, visiting the ‘must see’ places associated with the story that we simply can’t get […]

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Scotland

Two options await for an amazing Scottish equestrian vacation – one route follows the northern route of the Scottish Highlands and the other route follows the southern route – TWO great options, ONE fantastic country! There is no better way to experience this rugged and beautiful landscape than on a horse. Fast and fun gallops, […]

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Wyoming

Horseback riding over vast open plains and up steep paths to enjoy commanding views for miles in all directions – if this is what your dream vacation looks like – this is the the perfect trip for you. Add in a dose of seeing wild mustangs in their natural environment and this week of riding […]

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Vermont

As if Vermont needed to give folks another reason to come and enjoy the Green Mountain State in all of its beauty – but there truly is yet an even better reason!  For those that already love riding gaited horses or for those that have yet to see what it’s all about – this is […]

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England

Dartmoor, located in southwestern England is the land of endless fields, hills, bogs and a multitude of folklore and good stories. Its genuinely breathtaking and varied scenery has changed very little for thousands of years. With its ancient woodlands, high granite tors, winding valley bottoms, sparkling streams and vast tracts of rolling moorland, at more […]

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Tennessee

Nestled in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains and surrounded by Cherokee National Park, you will feel transported back in time to the days of the early west. The French Broad Outpost Ranch is a true gem for riders and folks that want to have a true dude ranch experience – but one that caters […]

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Riding a gaited horse is like no other – and those that have them are often heard wondering why everyone else hasn’t figured it all out as yet. If you’ve ever had the chance to ride a gaited horse, you know how special and unique the experience is, like riding a hovercraft only better as […]

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California

Based in the coastal town of Mendocino, a sleepy hillside village made famous in the TV series “Murder, She Wrote”.  It is a quaint and quiet town filled with charming shops and excellent restaurants, perfect for strolling in the evenings after riding.During the day you will canter along deserted ocean beaches, ride the bluffs while […]

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Scotland’s Gleneagles Training, Trail and Golf Ride

The Gleneagles Hotel is every horse rider’s dream. The Equestrian School is one of the best equipped in the world and provides facilities for every discipline of horsemanship, and at every level of experience. Facilities include two covered, heated arenas, a fenced, surfaced open exercise and practice arena, seating for 700 spectators, a lecture room […]

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Peru’s Machu Picchu Inn to Inn Trail Ride

*** Featured in National Geographic Traveler’s 50 Tours Of A Lifetime *** “This trip changed my life!” – that’s what most clients say. You will ride on an ancient Inca trail, only accessible on foot or by horseback. Seeing the plains and high mountains offers you not only a firsthand experience with the lovely Quechua […]

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*** Featured in The New York Times! *** This ride is a great chance to hone your skills to advance to the next level, get back into riding after a hiatus or begin the equestrian adventure. The Clonshire Equestrian Centre in the lovely town of Adare is well  known for its excellent horses and superior […]

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Ireland

A true gem of our rides in Ireland, the Ring of Kerry tour gives riders the amazing opportunity to gallop through the sea spray on Rossbeigh Beach for long open stretches at a time.  It’s as thrilling as anything we’ve ever done on a ride and leaves you grinning from ear to ear and a […]

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Italy

By popular demand – and because our clients seem to have such a difficult time choosing between our Roman Countryside Ride and our Tuscany Villa Ride – we’ve given you a little of both! Your week begins at the country Relais, I Due Laghi, nestled in the rolling Etruscan hills about 45 minutes north of […]

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For 700 years, Kinnitty Castle has stood in the foothills of the Slieve Bloom Mountains, as one of the three fortresses guarding the lands of the powerful O’Carroll family. Now, it is one of the best appointed hotels and equestrian centres in Ireland. Kinnitty Castle has all the luxuries of modern life, within a mansion […]

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The Irish are long known for their expertise and knowledge of all things “horse”.  This trip offers you one of the longtime favorite trail rides in Ireland, featuring a wide variety of Irish landscape and the best variety to be found. Nestled in the foothills of the Slieve Aughty Mountains, your wonderful Irish Sport Horse […]

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Ireland

See the ancient castles and ruins of Ireland this spring and summer. Enjoy a combination of visiting the ancient Irish castles and monastic ruins with lovely guided trail rides through Irish bogs, fields and local farmland. On this 4 day ride you will visit the impressive Portumna Castle which was the seat of the Earl […]

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