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from £895 or €1,050

per person, 6 nights

Perfect place to visit if you dream of riding dressage on beautifully schooled Lusitano stallions in Portugal. As part of our Horse Riding Holidays Portugal collection…

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from £900 or €1,070

per person, 7 nights

Perfect place to visit if you dream of horse riding through the beautiful Tuscan countryside in Italy. As part of our Horse Riding Holidays Italy collection…

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from £675/€790

Prices are quoted for 7 nights

A glorious riding adventure discovering the silent beauty of Cappadocia’s unique landscape of fairy chimneys and volcanic formations on board forward going Arabs horses.

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from £1,660 or €1,950

per person sharing 6 nights

The west coast of Ireland and in particular Connemara is quite honestly one of the most beautiful places in the world.

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from £940 or €1,095

per person, 7 nights

Beautiful horse riding trail through Catalan, riding from the Pyrenees down to the coastline for some beach riding, in addition to riding across open fields and plains…

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from £595 or €805

per person, 3 nights

The Poldark trail offers a wonderful secluded base in Cornwall on the Bodmin moor in beautifully renovated cottages riding great horses. As part of our Horse Riding Holidays UK collection…

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from £1,070 or €1,260

per person, 7 nights

Join us for this wonderful riding retreat that lies high up in the mountains, just an hour from Malaga in the peaceful setting of the Sierra Tejeda National Park. As part of our Horse Riding Holidays Spain collection …

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from £190 or €225

per person, 2 nights

At Wellow Farm enjoy lesson based tuition from one of the Senior Instructors whom have the skills to teach total beginners right up to intermediate riders in all riding disciplines. As part of our Horse Riding Holidays UK collection …

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from £475 or €555

per person, 2 nights

Ever fancied a spot of Cattle Herding but don’t fancy trekking all the way to the states? Unique experience and the only one of it’s kind currently in the UK. As part of our Horse Riding Holidays UK collection …

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from £280 or €330

per person, 2 nights

The Trans Wales Trail is a wonderful destination, offering world class trail horse riding holidays on mountain friendly Welsh Cobs over the Brecon Beacons and beyond. As part of our Horse Riding Holidays UK collection …

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from £1,050 or €1,175

per person, 7 nights

Great value Beach & Forest Riding holiday in Spain, perfect for individuals or groups of friends who are looking for a laid back, fun riding holiday along a beach of golden sand. As part of our Horse Riding Holidays Spain collection…

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from £1,155 or €1,480

per person, 6 nights

Join us for this wonderful horse riding holiday in Spain which combines Classical Dressage lessons with expert tuition and ride outs, including an amazing beach ride. As part of our Horse Riding Holidays Spain collection …

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from £1,145 or €1,345

per person, 7 nights

This Sierra Nevada horse riding holiday in Spain gives you a chance to explore a stunning region of natural beauty on horseback, riding through an ever changing Sierra Nevada landscape. As part of our Horse Riding Holidays Spain collection …

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from £1,695 or €2,175

per person, 6 nights

Classical Dressage and High School is an amazing opportunity to practise high level dressage movements on highly trained Andalusian horses. This is a specialised niche horse riding holiday in Spain. As part of our Horse Riding Holidays Spain collection …

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from £830 or €975

per person, 7 nights

Classical Dressage is a fantastic horse riding holiday in Italy, which combines horse riding through the beautiful Tuscan countryside with some of the best classical dressage training in Europe. As part of our Horse Riding Holidays Italy collection …

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from £1,105 or €1,296

per person, 7 nights

I Due Laghi provides a wonderful horse riding holiday, based in a lovely country house hotel, situated just north of Rome between the lakes. As part of our Horse Riding Holidays Italy collection …

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from £760 or €890

per person, 7 nights

You will start your Sardinia Trails ride at a peaceful country hotel, full of charm, surrounded by quiet countryside and woodlands, not far from an impressive coastline. As part of our Horse Riding Holidays Italy collection …

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from £795 or €930

per person, 3 nights

Castle Leslie’s warm hospitality & top class riding instruction from flatwork, to show jumping and cross country, makes this dream riding holiday destination very special. As part of our Horse Riding Holidays Ireland collection…

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from £375 or €475

Hunting & 2 night B&B

Experience some of the best Hunting in Ireland. Zara’s Planet is the only horse riding company to have their own office and dedicated section to ‘Hunting Holidays’. As part of our Horse Riding Holidays Ireland collection …

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from £1,295 or €1,520

per person, 6 nights

On our Killarney Trails ride through one of the most beautiful counties in Ireland on the back of your trusted Irish cob, with a bunch of like-minded people, has to be one of life’s best-ever holidays. As part of our Horse Riding Holidays Ireland collection…

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from £420 or €485

per person, 4 nights

Flowerhill is the perfect place to visit if you dream of Cross Country horse riding in Ireland, cantering brave Irish Sport Horses over challenging cross country fences.As part of our Horse Riding Holidays Ireland collection…

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from £555 or €785

per person, 3 nights

Riding is wonderful – on our La Camargue holiday ride out for hours across the delta marshlands taking in the scenery and spotting wildlife or join in on the work with the ‘gardians’. As part of our Horse Riding Holidays France collection…

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from £1,385 or €1,650

per person, 7 nights

At Le Bourdil Blanc, ride through thousands of hectares of most beautiful private estates, follow trails which take you through a countryside of thick forests, hidden valleys, vineyards and meadows. As part of our Horse Riding Holidays France collection…

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from £895 or €1,050

per person, 6 nights

Castles of Gredos provides a Spanish horse riding holiday of a lifetime through the stunning Gredos Mountains in central Spain. As part of our Horse Riding Holidays Spain collection …

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from £915 or €1,075

per person, 6 nights

Become a guest of one of the most ancient families of Transylvania. Perfect horse riding Transylvania Trail holiday & fantastic Transylvania countryside riding adventure awaits. As part of our Horse Riding Holidays Romania collection…

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from £900 or €1,065

per person, 6 nights

Visit a beautiful country farm in Portugal, just 45 minutes from Lisbon and experience some of the best one on one Classical Dressage Training available in Europe. As part of our Horse Riding Holidays Portugal collection …

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from £1,075 or €1,260

per person sharing

A very unique riding holiday, which specialises in ‘Endurance Training’, combining riding and theory to give clients a very well rounded knowledge about the sport. As part of our Horse Riding Holidays Italy collection …

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from £260 or €305

per person, 2 nights

Bel-Air Country House is the oldest established equestrian centre in Ireland, offering some fantastic horse riding and based in beautiful region of co. Wicklow. As part of our Horse Riding Holidays Ireland collection …

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from £1,665 or €1,980

per person, 5 nights

The Golden Circle Trail is a very special and very different horse riding holiday in Iceland. Unique country, excellent hosts, you will experience riding on the edge of civilisation. As part of our Horse Riding Holidays Iceland collection…

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from £1,240 or €1,477

7 nights

Homoki Lodge is a beautifully restored traditional farmhouse. Tracks radiate in all directions across neighbouring farmland and there is a tremendous variety of scenery. As part of our Horse Riding Holidays Hungary collection…

from £1,090 or €1,400

per person, per week

Aveyron Farmhouse is a perfect place for a horse riding holiday. Enjoy fantastic riding, in a charming and beautiful setting. The horses are fit and forward going. As part of our Horse Riding Holidays France collection …

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Horse Riding Holidays Europe

Why choose Horse Riding Holidays in Europe?

Europe is a big place and so close to home for some of us but there is some of the best and most varied horse riding in the world in Europe. The first thing to think about I think is not what country but what type of horse riding do you want to do. The following types of horse riding holidays in Europe are on offer through Zara’s Planet.

Trail Riding

If you love to travel by horse and see/experience a country from the back of a horse then consider one of our trail rides. You ride along the coast in Spain or through the mountains in Transylvania, through Connemara’s rugged landscapes or Iceland’s incredible volcanic vistas with geysers sprouting in the back ground. A trail ride gives you a real sense of being at one with nature, the best view of the country’s scenery and a real feel for that country’s culture. Some of my personal favourite horse riding holidays in Europe are Iceland for the fabulous tolting ponies and fast paces through moon like scenery and Spain’s Catalonia area which combines stunning scenery and mountains with some great beaches, it feels right off the beaten track.

Training

There are some fantastic training facilities in Europe so why not combine a holiday with horsemanship improvement? For classical dressage training there is nowhere better than Portugal and Spain in our opinion but get ready to work hard and ache! If jumping is your thing then Ireland offers the very best xcountry training in the world we think! We are passionate horsewomen ourselves at Zara’s Planet and our kids compete to a high level as does Jill so please chat to us about specific training horse riding holidays in Europe as we can tailor make trips too.

Stationary Rides

For chilling, enjoying good food and great horse riding there is nothing like a centre based horse riding holiday in Europe. From rustic villa’s in Tuscany in the Olive groves, to mountain finca retreats in the national park in Spain, to lovely gites in France and castles in Ireland! There is a huge choice of wonderful owner managed places which range from cute rustic to luxurious. Most are owner managed with great attention to detail, the horses are all fantastic and the food wonderful.

For ideas on horse riding holidays in Europe please contact Jill or I and we’d be delighted to give you some suggestions.

~ Zara
Signed - Zara Stassin