A horse riding holiday with Not In The Guidebooks helps you get further off the beaten track than ever before, discovering landscapes to far to reach on foot, and inaccessible to cars. With local guides, you can discover mountain trails that show you the most stunning vistas in Andalucia and Tuscany, or secret paths to incredible coastlines and hidden beaches in Mallorca or Morocco. Feel at one with your characterful companion for the duration of your trekking, and enjoy a unique way to travel.

Equine lovers, beginners who have never mounted a horse before, experienced riders – everyone is welcome in the farms and ranches of our horse riding holiday hosts. Embrace your spirit for adventure and freedom, bond with your horse, gain confidence as you improve your riding skills and, most importantly, swap laughter and stories with your fellow riders after a day trekking through incredible scenery on an unforgettable riding adventure.

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Discover your equestrian adventure

Where will your riding adventure take you?

A horse riding holiday offers much more than just the wonderful horses.

It’s about embracing your spirit for adventure and freedom, learning to handle and trust your horse and earn its trust in return, and, most importantly, swapping laughter and stories over a campfire or a glass of wine after a day of horse trekking through incredible surroundings together.

Hands-on horse riding holidays let you experience all of that in breath-taking destinations around the world.

And with professional equestrians, lifelong riders and local guides sharing their knowledge of the best trails and techniques, you’ll return with new skills and one-of-a-kind memories.

Go learn to ride a horse through the sun-baked Tuscan countryside, work and live on a ranch while horse riding in Spain’s Sierra Nevada mountain range, or trot further afield in the Costa Rican rain-forest.

Gallop over the Moroccan sands while horse riding on the beach, discover quaint villages and untouched trails horse riding in Portugal’s countryside. Your ideal holiday is waiting for you.

Horse riding holidays with a twist

If you’re champing at the bit to experience more than just horse riding, combine your riding holiday with another hobby or passion.

Trade your stirrups for a spatula on a cooking and horse riding holiday or spend your mornings in the saddle and your evenings stretching your muscles on yoga and horse trekking holidays.

If you want to test your mental and physical limits, pepper your horse riding holidays with some Spanish lessons.
Whatever your hopes, you can find horse riding holidays that indulge your inner equestrian alongside other passionate riders. Never settle for ordinary.

Who are our horse riding holiday guests?

You’ll meet people of all ages from around the world, from solo travellers to couples to groups of friends. Some have ridden all their lives, while others are keen to test the therapeutic promises that horse riding can bring (and escape their 9-to-5 lives).

All that’s required is a thirst for adventure, a desire to learn and a refusal to be boxed in.

Is this you? It looks like you.

Thousands of people have already discovered that our eclectic mix of horse riding holidays are as diverse as the people who go on them. Come and join them.