Budget Rides

Photo from the Cilento Farmhouse (Italy) ride.

Our budget riding holidays are aimed at those who are looking for the wonderful experience of a holiday on horseback without the added cost of premier accommodation and fancy food. These holidays often include a great group atmosphere where you can meet down-to-earth riders and new friends. Given the natural expense of horse riding and the costs incurred when visiting riding schools, budget riding holidays are an extremely good value way to get plenty of quality horse riding for your money whilst exploring somewhere new.

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For many riders, the experience of being in the saddle is the primary aim of a riding holiday and budget holidays can bring you this without the hassle of having to dress for dinner afterwards! Often the less pricey holiday destinations bring more opportunities to care for and prepare your own horse, help out your hosts with meals and earn your place as one of the extended family. The warm welcome at budget riding destinations such as those in Bosnia and Croatia is something special to be treasured.

As budget riding destinations are often run by families or friends without much financial backing, visiting them helps to support small businesses, bring work to local people and to give the horses an important role in society. Budget holidays can be trail rides or based stays and can suit a range of riding abilities.

There are 87 itineraries in 41 rides in 22 countries.

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  • Photo from the Almeria ride

    Almeria
    Spain

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    This riding base near to Almeria can offer riding along the coast and beach.
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  • Photo from the Andalucia Trails ride

    Andalucia Trails
    Spain

    3 matching itineraries
    This unique trekking centre based in the heart of Andalucia, offers 2-8 day trail rides for families, friends and singles, and for all abilities.
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  • Photo from the A Taste of Armagnac (Unguided) ride

    A Taste of Armagnac (Unguided)
    France

    1 matching itinerary
    These riding holidays are set in the beautiful French area of Armagnac.
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  • Photo from the A Taste of Sicily ride

    A Taste of Sicily
    Sicily

    1 matching itinerary
    A package for riders who want to explore beautiful Sicily on horseback, combining their stay with some sightseeing and visits to local restaurants.
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  • Photo from the Atlas Mountains ride

    Atlas Mountains
    Morocco

    4 matching itineraries
    These riding trails traverse several routes through the Atlas mountains of North Africa and allow you to discover the beauty and character of Morocco.
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  • Photo from the Axarquia Mountain Hideaway ride

    Axarquia Mountain Hideaway
    Spain

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    An all-inclusive, tailor made finca stay in the true wilderness of Andalucia, suitable for all levels of rider and their non-riding companions.
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  • Photo from the Bieszczady Trails ride

    Bieszczady Trails
    Poland

    2 matching itineraries
    This small, family run ride is based in southern Poland amongst the wild mountains of Bieszczady.
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  • Photo from the Bosko's Ranch and Croatian Culture ride

    Bosko's Ranch and Croatian Culture
    Croatia

    1 matching itinerary
    This is a friendly Croatian ranch offering trails out into the beautiful countryside and the chance of cultural excursions.
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  • Photo from the Carpathian Mountain Trails ride

    Carpathian Mountain Trails
    Romania

    3 matching itineraries
    Pack trips through the Eastern Carpathian Mountains of Romania.
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  • Photo from the Ceiriog Valley ride

    Ceiriog Valley
    Wales

    3 matching itineraries
    This beautiful new ride is situated on the border between England and Wales with plenty of off-road riding on bridleways, moorlands and ancient tracks
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  • Photo from the Celtic Trails ride

    Celtic Trails
    Ireland

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    Riding trails through the rolling hills of the Slieve Aughty Mountains with views down to the River Shannon, with visits to Irish castles and ruins.
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  • Photo from the Cilento Farmhouse ride

    Cilento Farmhouse
    Italy

    3 matching itineraries
    This lovely Agriturismo is set in the heart of the Cilento National Park in South-western Italy.
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  • Photo from the Dalmatian Hinterland ride

    Dalmatian Hinterland
    Croatia

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    A based/stationary riding holiday in the Dalmatian Hinterland of Croatia.
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  • Photo from the Essaouira ride

    Essaouira
    Morocco

    4 matching itineraries
    Discover the hills, valleys and coastal villages around the fishing port of Essaouira on horseback.
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  • Photo from the Finnhorse Adventures ride

    Finnhorse Adventures
    Finland

    2 matching itineraries
    Trail riding adventures on rare Finnhorses, the native horse of Finland.
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  • Photo from the Flowerhill Equestrian ride

    Flowerhill Equestrian
    Ireland

    1 matching itinerary
    Flowerhill is a haven for riders who love to jump - located on 250 acres of countryside, with a range of fences, you'll jump to your heart's content!
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  • Photo from the Galiny Palace ride

    Galiny Palace
    Poland

    2 matching itineraries
    A welcoming country estate offering riding lessons, hacking, carriage driving and a host of non-riding activities too!
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  • Photo from the Great South Ranch ride

    Great South Ranch
    Morocco

    6 matching itineraries
    A beautiful Moroccan ranch, set between the Anti-Atlas mountains and an 8km beach, offering riding trips on their fantastic Arab-Barbs.
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  • Photo from the Greek Island Escape ride

    Greek Island Escape
    Greece

    2 matching itineraries
    You will ride out of a small, authentic, family run riding stables in the heart of the island town of Molyvos.
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  • Photo from the Icelandics in Carpathia ride

    Icelandics in Carpathia
    Romania

    1 matching itinerary
    The rolling hills of the Harghita Mountains with its fresh streams, rich wildlife and mountain villages are best explored on an Icelandic horse.
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  • Photo from the Karst Plateau ride

    Karst Plateau
    Slovenia

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    Ride across the Karst Plateau of south-western Slovenia, famous for its caves, including Vilenica (the oldest show cave in Europe) and Skocjanske Cave
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  • Photo from the Kiskunság Trails ride

    Kiskunság Trails
    Hungary

    1 matching itinerary
    This long trail ride around the east side of the Kiskunsági National Park is a new and fantastic opportunity for advanced and confident riders.
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  • Photo from the Kupres Farm ride

    Kupres Farm
    Bosnia and Herzegovina

    2 matching itineraries
    A stunning destination set in the natural beauty of the Kupres Plateau.
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  • Photo from the Magic of Istria ride

    Magic of Istria
    Croatia

    2 matching itineraries
    The Istrian countryside provides a charming setting for riding with incredible landscapes and warm hospitality at a family run farm!
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  • Photo from the Medieval Albanian Trails ride

    Medieval Albanian Trails
    Albania

    3 matching itineraries
    Discover the mountainous landscapes of Albania on hardy local horses, staying with local families, learning about their daily lives.
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  • Photo from the Molise ride

    Molise
    Italy

    3 matching itineraries
    Western riding trails through unspoilt Italian countryside, where guests are made to feel like family.
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  • Photo from the Monte Velho Equo Resort ride

    Monte Velho Equo Resort
    Portugal

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    A Lusitano stud farm offering luxurious accommodation and wonderful riding opportunities in the Alentejo region of Portugal.
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  • Photo from the Pays de la Loire ride

    Pays de la Loire
    France

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    Ride on horseback through the stunning Loire Valley, stopping at chateaus for leisurely lunches and wine tastings.
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  • Photo from the Pieniny Farm Stay ride

    Pieniny Farm Stay
    Poland

    1 matching itinerary
    A simple, homely riding holiday offering beautiful riding country, tasty Polish food and brave, sure-footed horses.
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  • Photo from the Rhodope Mountain Trails ride

    Rhodope Mountain Trails
    Bulgaria

    1 matching itinerary
    A family-run stables located in the Rhodope Mountain range, offering adventurous English-style riding.
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  • Photo from the Sahara Desert Trails ride

    Sahara Desert Trails
    Morocco

    1 matching itinerary
    Discover the Sahara desert on a forward going Barb or Arabian stallion, opting to either camp or overnight in comfortable hostels.
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  • Photo from the Sarajevo Mountains ride

    Sarajevo Mountains
    Bosnia and Herzegovina

    3 matching itineraries
    The riding centre is located in an area of approximately 6 hectares of private woodland and pastures, roughly 25 kilometres away from Sarajevo.
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  • Photo from the Sea & Pine Forest ride

    Sea & Pine Forest
    Sardinia

    3 matching itineraries
    This is the leading riding centre in Sardinia with an indoor school and facilities for all the family including a Western village.
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  • Photo from the South Rhodes Trails ride

    South Rhodes Trails
    Greece

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    Explore beautiful Rhodes island on horseback with its panoramic hills, quaint Greek villages and long beaches.
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  • Photo from the Szekely Trails ride

    Szekely Trails
    Romania

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    Horseback trails along the main ridge of the Carpathian mountains take travellers to untouched and pristine mountainous landscapes.
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  • Photo from the Temples, Tombs and Beaches ride

    Temples, Tombs and Beaches
    Egypt

    2 matching itineraries
    Luxor, often referred to as the worlds greatest outdoor museum, is an amazing setting for a horse riding holiday.
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  • Photo from the The Heart of Sumadija ride

    The Heart of Sumadija
    Serbia

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    A rustic, authentic horseback trail ride through the heart of Serbia's Šumadija region, sometimes called the 'Balkan Tuscany'.
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  • Photo from the Transylvania Trails (Equus Silvania) ride

    Transylvania Trails (Equus Silvania)
    Romania

    2 matching itineraries
    At the foot of the Carpathian Mountains these rides include plenty of trots, canters and gallops, for competent riders with a spirit of adventure.
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  • Photo from the Western Adventures in Tuscany ride

    Western Adventures in Tuscany
    Italy

    6 matching itineraries
    This welcoming, friendly establishment specialises in western riding, offering relaxed riding holidays as well as tuition and exciting trails.
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  • Photo from the Western Ranch  (El Bronco) ride

    Western Ranch (El Bronco)
    Hungary

    1 matching itinerary
    A welcoming western style ranch situated in the south of Hungary.
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  • Photo from the Wild Nature and Nomads ride

    Wild Nature and Nomads
    Kyrgyzstan

    1 matching itinerary
    Adventurous riding programmes in the Kyrgyz wilderness!
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