Gredos Mountains, Spain
An opportunity for intermediate and experienced riders to explore the Northern and Southern valleys of the Gredos mountains. This is excellent terrain for riding, mostly open fields with magnificent views and paths that follow the course of rivers. The small villages along the trail display the architecture, traditions and way of life of the people who, isolated in this remote place, have had their characters shaped by their unique surroundings.
Seville Tuition & Trails, Spain
The hacienda, founded in 1995, is in the beautiful and seductive heart of Southern Spain and located 30km west of Seville. Here in Andalucia you will find sea, snow, mountains, desert and forest. The weather is as warm as the hospitality of the Spanish people and compliments the beautiful views. The estate itself is built in a blend of Moorish and Andalucian style, with 13 hectares of olive groves. Bordering the Doņana National Park, the hacienda offers the rider and their non-riding companions an opportunity to sample the grace of living in Andalucia where the pace of life is unhurried and serenity ultimately treasured. Instructional holidays are tailored for those who wish to combine tuition with the warmth and relaxation of a holiday.
Spanish Pyrenees, Spain
This fabulous equestrian centre is based out of a 19th century coaching inn which has been converted into a very comfortable hotel. All levels of rider can be catered for, from complete beginners through to those with plenty of experience, and there are a number of programmes to choose from. If you wish you can combine your interest in horses with learning a language whilst enjoying the stunning natural beauty that the Pyrenees have to offer. The centre provides fun lessons for everyone in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere - the main disciplines are dressage and jumping but at the camps you will get the chance to participate in cross country lessons, equestrian vaulting, mounted horses games, gymkhanas and, of course, hacking out in the beautiful countryside. Adventurous trail rides over the Pyrenees are also offered and there is an exciting new programme herding cattle during which potential cowboys will be made to work hard. There really is something for everyone!
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Tarifa Beach and Nature Reserve, Spain
Situated just three miles west of Tarifa in southern Spain, this riding centre offers riding on the endless beaches and by a nature reserve in the mountains. The area offers perfect riding weather all year round and has a selection of well-trained Andalusian horses waiting for your company. The centre was started in 1994 by a Swiss vet and is maintained by a friendly, multilingual team.