Connemara Trail & Connemara Coast Trail
based: Co. Galway, Ireland
Trail riding on two classic Irish trails in Connemara for all levels of experience. Promising spectacular landscapes, with rugged mountains, silent lakes and dramatic coastlines. Riders will ride surefooted Connemara ponies or Irish hunters. Overnight accommodation is in guest houses or hotels en-route.
| horse trail riding | Ireland |
based: West Sussex, UK
Epic Morocco are experts in tailor-made adventure travel and trekking holidays in the Atlas Mountains of Morocco, also mountain biking, horse riding, surf camps and marathon running training camps.
| walk/trek/hike | mountain biking | horse trail riding | surfing | running/athletics | Morocco |
Hestasport Activity Tours
based: Varmahlid, Iceland
A unique trail riding experience, multi-day riding tours across Iceland by Icelandic horse; offering a wide variety of tours to suit riders of all abilities, from true horse enthusiasts to first-timers.
| horse trail riding | Iceland |
based: Crete, Greece
Odysseia Stables organises an adventurous guided trail ride in Lassithi, riding through the Dikti Mountains and along the South Cretan coast to the Libyan Sea. This week long 160 km trail ride is for experienced riders only. Through the journey riders stay in family hotels. Other shorter trail rides are also available.
| horse trail riding | Greece |
based: Kent, UK
Unique bespoke riding treks in North and South America. Styled on old-time horse pack trips, these riding expeditions go deep into backcountry and wilderness areas. They use Western Quarter horses in north America and Criollos and Chilean mountain horses in the south; supported by pack-trains of mules and horses.
| |horse trail riding | USA | Mexico | Peru | Patagonia | Argentina | Bolivia | Chile |
based: Catalonia/Barcelona, Spain
Horse riding holidays for experienced riders on the Costa Brava and through the wild beauty of the Pyrenees. Panorama-Trails well schooled Andalusian horses are in good condition and are a pleasure to ride. Ride beaches or mountains – it's the contrast which makes Catalonia so attractive for your riding holiday!
| horse trail riding | horse/pony trekking | Spain |
based: West Yorkshire, UK
All-inclusive trailriding holidays for riders with their own horse, on the Mary Towneley Loop of the Pennine Bridleway, with a range of packages tailored to a riders experience, fitness level and budget.
| horse trail riding | England |
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A regularly changing selection of horse riding holidays and tours worldwide. Covering all types of equestrian break from day hacks to multi-day treks and horseback safaris; tours go from just a few hours to multi-day tours of several days duration.
| riding lessons | horse/pony trekking | horse trail riding | Worldwide |
based: Lincoln, New Zealand
A Mongolian/New Zealand partnership, offering riding holidays far from the beaten track exploring Mongolia and its culture on horseback, Trips take place in two of the least visited regions of the country, Zavkhan and the Altai Mountains.
| horse trail riding | Mongolia |
Horse trail riding: a definition
On this page we define trail riding as multi-day horse riding trips, often long distance, that take horse and rider on a journey from place-to-place. The route will be off-road and will usually follow bridleways (bridle paths), off-road trails and forest tracks. Horseback trailriding holidays may be guided or self-guided. On most, suitable horses will be provided as part of the package, although some trips specifically cater for riders using their own mounts.
Overnight accommodation on a ride will usually be in a different place each night, this may be in bunk houses, B&Bs, guest houses, guest ranches/farms, or hotels; in some remote areas camping may be also be used. Luggage may be carried in saddle bags on the horse, by pack ponies/horses that travel with the riders, or may be forwarded on by vehicle each day.
Trail riding is sometimes referred to as hacking and, in North America in particular, it might also be called a pack trip or an inn-to-inn tour.
In this Directory we use the terms horse trekking and pony trekking to refer to a horse riding holiday where the trails are used for day rides from a fixed base – check out what's on offer here.