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Spain has so much more to offer than Flamenco music and dance, bull-fights, fantastic beaches and lots of sunshine, It is one of the cultural centres of Europe. It has beautiful cities and towns and wonderful countryside and coastline. There are endless tracts of wild and crinkled sierra to explore, as well as some spectacularly rugged stretches of coast between the beaches. One of the best ways to explore this diverse countryside is on horseback.

The Spanish Andalusian horse is believed to be the most ancient riding horse in the world and Spanish experts maintain that it does not owe a single feature of its make up to another breed. In the sixteenth century the horses were taken to Austria to found the Spanish Riding School of Vienna and its Lippizaner horses and the Portugese Lusitano have evolved from the Spanish Andalusian. Consequently, the Spanish are justly proud of their history with the horse and today you will find this wonderful breed all over Spain justly admired for its temperament and empathy with the rider. If you ride in Spain you may well be riding one of these lovely horses.

Culturally, the country is filled with superb old buildings, from Roman aqueducts and Islamic palaces to Gothic cathedrals. Almost every second village has a medieval castle so you may well ride through these old villages and soak up its history as well through the mountains and valleys which make up much of the countryside.

More than fifty million foreigners visit Spain each year, yet you can also travel for days and hear nothing but Spanish. Visiting Spain is not only about sun, great cuisine, and a warm welcome, but also its rich monumental heritage and dazzling natural environment. There are many wonderful places in which to ride whether a trail in the mountains, through one of the National Parks or a gallop along the beach.

See our horse riding holidays in Spain below.
 

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Almeria, Spain


The Almeria horse riding holiday, in Spain
This riding base near to Almeria can offer riding along the coast and beach. In this wonderful countryside we can offer you some first class horseriding. Programmes here can be tailor made so do not hesitate to ask if you would like something a little bit different to those listed here. Your host, Manolo is a skilled horseman whilst remaining a kind, caring and attentive host. His love of people, horses and nature is evident in his holidays and he describes horses as "our companions through life".


 

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Andalucia Retreat, Spain


The Andalucia Retreat horse riding holiday, in Spain
Here is an exclusive holiday retreat with heated pool, jacuzzi and horse riding set in the beautiful olive groves and pine clad national park area of Andalucia, Southern Spain, just 40 minutes from Granada and Malaga airports. The breathtaking mountain views and spectacular rural location offers our holiday guests a truly memorable and relaxing holiday.

Whether you come to ride, or just enjoy the facilities and surroundings, you will love meeting the friendly herd of horses, many of them rescued from sad past lives and now all living happily together. Beginners, children and non riders welcome, full board or self catering options available. We tailor your riding holiday to suit you.


 

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Andalucia Trails, Spain


The Andalucia Trails horse riding holiday, in Spain
This unique trekking centre centre, based in the heart of Andalucia, offers 2-8 day treks and trail rides for families, friends and singles, and from the beginner to the experienced rider.

From this base you will explore a beautiful part of Spain, riding free from traffic and walkers, following secret trails in the wonderful countryside. Your hosts' knowledge of the local terrain means that they know all the best trails to suit all abilities or rider. You will ride in remote locations.


 

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Catalan Pyrenees, Spain


The Catalan Pyrenees horse riding holiday, in Spain
The riding centre here offers you trails in the Catalan Pyrenees and in the Natural Parks of Garraf which is 30 kms south west of Barcelona. The riding centre was established in 1992 by a farming family who still take care of livestock. The owner Xavier Pastoret has been a horse riding guide for 30 years and, together with his wife Montse, runs three equestrian centres in the area.


 

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Catalonia, Spain


The Catalonia horse riding holiday, in Spain
Ride out through the beautiful Catalonia countryside or along the Mediterranean coast - this destination offers a selection of fantastic riding holiday programmes. The area is full of spectacular towns and villages, surprisingly untouched by the hands of time, and the architecture still reflects the glory of days gone by. Catalonia is a wild and unspoilt wilderness just waiting to be discovered on horseback.


 

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Costa de la Luz, Spain


The Costa de la Luz horse riding holiday, in Spain
Enjoy the experience of combining an exciting horse riding adventure with relaxation and socialisation, on the beautiful Spanish Coast. Your multi-talented owners, hosts and guides Steve and Caroline will do their very best to ensure you have a holiday to remember. The riding centre borders the Barbate nature reserve and offers direct access to fantastic off-road riding through unspoilt forests, as well as unforgettable days on the beach. Long wide firebreaks and twisty forest tracks ensure the park could not have been better designed for horse riding. Each day there are plenty of opportunities for long controlled canters, as well as faster gallops along the soft sandy tracks. Between canters the horses relax and walk at a leisurely pace, enabling you to take in the peaceful tranquillity of the forest.


 

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Doņana National Park, Spain


The Doņana National Park horse riding holiday, in Spain
The Doņana national park is a paradise for horses and horse lovers. As one of the most important wetlands of continental Europe, the region is well conserved and steeped in rich cultural heritage. Situated between the provinces of Huelva, Seville and Cadiz, Doņana is now a labrynth of tracks and waterways which have shaped marshes, ponds and streams, interspersed with native pine forests, sand dunes, beaches and spectacular cliffs too. This range of habits offers a diverse home for many rare and endangered species of bird life. All this ends in miles of beautiful and pristine, white sand beaches stretching between Matalascanas and the mouth of the Guadalquivir river. Above all this, it is a place where the horse is still king! Within the park boundary there are still over a thousand wild horses living free - the native Marismeņa breed; the ancient ancestor of the horses first taken to the new world by Spanish conquistadors, as well as being one of the founding breeds of the modern Andalucian horse.


 

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Extremadura Trails, Spain


The Extremadura Trails horse riding holiday, in Spain
Extremedura is a region in western Spain which is a paradise for horse riders. Boasting a fabulous climate in autumn, winter and spring, with hot summers, it has excellent preserved natural reserves and historical sites, many of which are UNESCO protected. Characterised by "dehesa" - wooded pasture - it is one of the most prized destinations in Europe for bird-watching enthusiasts and nature lovers the world over. Crossing this land are wide grassy pathways or Canadas Reales, which are ancient routes used by cattle herders for moving their stock between summer and winter pastures. These routes offer safe and enjoyable trots and canters for riders on the beautifully cared for horses of your host and guide.


 

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Gredos Mountains, Spain


The Gredos Mountains horse riding holiday, in 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.


 

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Luxury Finca (La Donaira), Spain


The Luxury Finca (La Donaira) horse riding holiday, in Spain
This beautiful farm, hidden in a conservation area about 25kms from the small town of Ronda, offers the combination of spectacular dressage lessons on their home-bred horses with extremely high levels of accommodation. The farm is 100% organic and features a spa and spring water pool as well as offering high standards of dressage.

Current special offers:

EARLY BOOKING DISCOUNT! 10% off!

Book and confirm your 2018 holiday with a deposit payment before the 31st December 2017 and received a 10% discount on all riding packages.

This destination offers truly stunning hospitality, a peaceful location and superb dressage tuition on well schooled, pure-bred Lusitano horses.


 

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Segovia Trails, Spain


The Segovia Trails horse riding holiday, in Spain
The province of Segovia is located in Central Spain, within the Meseta, the great high plateau of the Iberian Peninsula. It is situated between the provinces of Madrid, Guadalajara, Soria, Burgos, Valladolid and Avila, in the region of Castilla y Leon.


 

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Seville Trails, Spain


The Seville Trails horse riding holiday, in Spain
Andalucia offers the chance to ride through some of the most unimaginable scenery, combining beautiful nature with the most ancient traditions. Covering the area to the West of Seville, these trails will offer riders the opportunity to witness the changing landscape as you move from the green and verdant country of the Andalucian plains, to the dramatic and rugged stretch of the Atlantic Coastline.


 

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Sierra Nevada Trails, Spain


The Sierra Nevada Trails horse riding holiday, in Spain
Fantastic trail rides led by Manolo from our Almeria horse riding destination on the southern coast of Spain. These rides are based in the Sierra Nevada national park, which is home to some of the most impressive terrain in Andalucia. With landscapes ranging from high mountains to deep river valleys and gorges and out to the stark wilderness of desert and farmland beyond, you will experience a land almost designed for discovery and adventure. These impenetrable mountainous barriers have for centuries played major roles in the historic battles and conquests of these lands; abetting and impeding military advances in equal measure.


 

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Sierra del Rincon, Spain


The Sierra del Rincon horse riding holiday, in Spain
Discover the mountain trails of Sierra del Rincon, only one hour north of Madrid on this horseback trail on beautiful Spanish horses. Your guide will lead you on remote paths through areas where no other tourists will cross your path, allowing you to explore the woodlands and mountains of this UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.


 

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