Dream Horseback Vacations & Adventures Around the World
Updated: May 11
A horseback riding vacation can be a trip of a lifetime especially when you are visiting the world’s most beautiful landscapes. Whether you are an experienced equestrian or a beginner, we are sure one of these equestrian adventures could be the vacation of your dreams.
Irish Countryside & Castle Leslie Estate – County Monaghan, Ireland
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Castle Leslie in County Monaghan, Ireland, is situated on 1,000 acres of stunning Irish countryside. It is one of the last great Irish Castle estates still in the hands of its founding family. Since the 1660s, the Leslie family has welcomed everyone from politicians to poets, ambassadors, celebrities, families on vacation, and avid equestrians. The Estate offers an idyllic setting for equestrians and outdoor enthusiasts alike. Explore its ancient woodlands and picturesque lakes on horseback, by carriage ride, or on foot. You can also spend hours exploring other outdoor activities, including fishing, clay target shooting, boating, falconry, archery, cycling, and more. On the other hand, you might prefer a visit to the Victorian Treatment Room spa!
Book a Trip: https://www.castleleslie.com
African Safari on Horseback– Okavango Delta, Botswana
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A riding safari from Macatoo camp, in the heart of the Okavango Delta, is a unique equestrian safari destination for experienced horseback riders. Enjoy early morning canters across the floodplains, tracking elephant, buffalo, giraffe, zebras, antelopes, or with a leisurely afternoon ride, perhaps the elusive leopard. A luxurious recently renovated camp with superb game viewing, quality horses, and the remoteness of the location make this a must-do horseback safari! Accompanying non-riders are welcomed and offered walking, boat or vehicle safaris (depending on water levels), and a 10% discount.
Luxury Equestrian Vacation in Dordogne – Dordogne, France
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This luxury riding experience takes you through the famous Dordogne region in southwest France, known not only for its rich history but also, it’s fabulous Michelin-rated cuisine and fantastic wines. This all-inclusive 7-night vacation includes 4-star and chateaux accommodations along with five days of 4-6 hour riding. The beauty of the landscape knows no bounds, and the rides will take you through open plains and rivers, dense forests, views of cliff overhangs, farmland, pastures, historic fortresses, and medieval villages.
Family-friendly C Lazy U Dude Ranch – Granby, Colorado, USA
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Visit one of the United States’ most historic and renowned Dude ranches. The 100-year old C Lazy U Ranch will provide you and your family with the vacation of a lifetime. No matter if you’re a city slicker or an experienced horseback rider, this historic Dude ranch will undoubtedly give you the ultimate equestrian experience.
C Lazy U is an all-inclusive, year-round guest ranch in the heart of the Rocky Mountains. It offers high-class amenities with a down-home, country experience including luxury cabins, gourmet meals, daily trail rides on 8,500 acres of untouched American West, kids’ riding programs, and cattle pushing clinics. The ranch also includes a swimming pool, archery, fly fishing, trap shooting, mountain biking, Lazy You Spa, and much more!
Book a Trip: https://www.clazyu.com
Rustic Ride Across the Andes – Chile & Argentina
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This 6-8 day ride across the Andes mountains in South America takes you from Puerto Varas in the Lake District of Chile to the Argentine park Nahuel Huapi near Bariloche. The ride follows the old pioneer trail and crosses the remote Puelo Valley. The journey, led by local outfitters, takes you through hidden valleys of the pristine Patagonia wilderness where you will see clear crystal lakes, stunning mountain ranges, and ancient forests. You can fully emerge yourself in local culture when you spend your overnights in the homes of local pioneers experiencing amazing authentic cuisine. The ride pace is steady, but experienced riders are recommended for this trek since you will be riding on demanding steep terrain, river crossings, and long hours in the saddle.