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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 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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Barcelona Trails, Spain


The Barcelona Trails horse riding holiday, in Spain
The riding centre here offers you trails in both the Natural Parks of Garraf which is 30 kms south west of Barcelona and the Catalan Pyrenees. 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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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.

Current special offers:

10% discount on the High Pyrenees Trail from 20 - 26 September 2015.


 

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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 full of wild and unspoilt wilderness just waiting to be discovered on horseback.


 

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Compassionate Dressage with Andalusians, Spain


The Compassionate Dressage with Andalusians horse riding holiday, in Spain
This destination lies in the south of Spain, on the Costa de la Luz, and offers compassionate dressage tuition on Andalusian horses. The organiser of these riding programmes is Sarah-Jane, a classical rider and experienced international instructor originally from England. Sarah-Jane's tuition focuses on using soft, clear and correct methods for connecting with these magnificent horses and improving your classical riding. Liberty work and horsemanship tuition can also be included.


 

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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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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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Tarifa Beach and Nature Reserve, Spain


The Tarifa Beach and Nature Reserve horse riding holiday, in 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.


 

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