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from £896 or €995

per person, 3 nights

This private country club is secluded, stylish, luxurious encompassing awesome Italian cuisine and uniquely fabulous professional equestrian facilities and training in showjumping and flatwork…it’s a gem of place…don’t miss it. As part of our Horse Riding Holidays Italy collection…

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from £885 or €978

per person, from 6 nights

If you want to ride in Scotland there is no better way to experience the utterly stunning countryside and cultural history than staying at this unique equestrian hotel. As part of our Horse Riding Holidays UK collection …..

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from £1,575 or €1,800

per person, 7 nights

A fantastic 7 night circular trail around Europe’s highest active volcano, Mount Etna. As part of our Horse Riding Holidays Italy collection …

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from £3,150 or €3,465

per person, 15 nights

A fantastic adventure crossing Sicily on horseback from the west to the east, from the famous town of Corleone to the slopes of Mount Etna, through incredibly varied and beautiful scenery. As part of our Horse Riding Holidays Italy collection …

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from £1,630 or €1,810

per person, 7 nights

A fantastic adventure which allows you to cross Sicily on horseback, from the north coast and the seaside town of Cefalu down to the south coast and the beautiful coastal reserve of Torre Salsa.. As part of our Horse Riding Holidays Italy collection …

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from £1,630 or €1,810

per person, 7 nights

An epic trail, which crosses the greenest and wildest part of Sicily, setting off from the eastern Madonie Mountains and crossing the wooded Nebrodi Mountains to arrive at Mount Etna, one of the world’s most active volcanoes. As part of our Horse Riding Holidays Italy collection …

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from £380 or €445

per person, 3 nights

Annaharvey is a fabulous 300 acre farm with fantastic cross country facilities. You’ll enjoy warm hospitality and great fun riding. As part of our Horse Riding Holidays Ireland collection…

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from £1,530 or €1,700

per person, 7 nights

Discover the real Sicily from the saddle, on this fascinating ride through the Madonie Natural Park, which extends to approximately 40 thousand hectares and is home to more than 70% of the island’s wildlife. As part of our Horse Riding Holidays Italy collection …

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from £1,415 or €1,590

per person sharing 7 nights

Donegal and it’s magnificent beaches can’t be beaten for fantastic riding, amazing scenery and great hospitality…this one is a gem.

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from £510 or €570

per person sharing 3 nights

A amazing value short break away from it all in stunning Clare riding sturdy horses through incredible scenery.

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from £600 or €668

per person, from 4 nights

The Black Mountains is a wonderful destination, offering world class trail horse riding holidays on mountain friendly Welsh Cobs in the Brecon Beacons National Park. As part of our Horse Riding Holidays UK collection …

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from £1,400 or €1,556

per person, 6 nights

The Welsh Country to Beach Trail has been established as one of the best cross country riding trails in the UK, if not the world. As part of our Horse Riding Holidays UK collection …

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from £750 or €839

per person, 3 nights

Poldark short breaks 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 £895 or €1,044

per person, 6 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 £580 or €640

per person sharing 3 nights

Enjoy three nights and days of total immersement into rural Connemara, a truly brilliant short break that makes you feel like you’ve been away for much longer.

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from £1,895 or €2,111

per person, from 6 nights

If you want to ride in Scotland there is no better way to experience the utterly stunning countryside and cultural history than on this unique and spectacular Scottish Castles trail ride. As part of our Horse Riding Holidays UK collection …..

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from £400 or €449

per person, from 2 nights

This is the perfect place to visit, if you want to explore one of the last remaining wilderness spots in England. As part of our Horse Riding Holidays UK collection …..

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from £445 or €500

per person sharing 3 nights

Three and six day options of exhilarating cross country fun in Connemara…fantastic fun holiday.

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from £1,350 or €1,510

per person sharing 6 nights

For summer trail riding it is hard to beat this off the beaten track trail ride in Connemara which combines the best Irish riding, hospitality and scenery.

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from £1,250 or €1,402

per person, 7 nights

This is a 7 night ride crossing Dartmoor, riding 15 – 20 miles each day stopping at fabulous moorland Hotels & local farmhouse B&B’s. As part of our Horse Riding Holidays UK collection …..

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from £745 or €832

per person, 3 nights

Ever fancied a spot of Cattle Herding on a real cattle drive 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 £995 or €1,161

per person, 6 nights

Ever fancied a spot of Cattle Herding on a real cattle drive 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 £580 or €645

per person sharing 3 nights

The perfect mid week short break based in Westport riding to a lake day 1 and around Croagh Patrick day 2.

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from £940 or €1,070

per person sharing 5 nights

Clare is such a beautiful rural spot, riding remote tracks, through forests, little lanes and the bog is just magical!

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from £1,240 or €1,390

per person sharing 7 nights

Clare, the Burren and The Cliffs of Moher are one of Ireland’s most spectacular scenerys. Everyone is in for a treat.

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from £990 or €1,130

per person, 3 nights

Ride for 4 days, 700 miles from the Welsh/English borders exploring the heart of Mid-Wales, the route is steeped in mystery and historic tales, dating back to the 1st Century. As part of our Horse Riding Holidays UK collection.

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from £350 or €400

per person, 3 nights

Enjoy stunning parkland riding, cross country and if you like show jumping lessons on fabulous horses just outside the picturesque village of Adare.

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from £1,339 or €1,495

per person sharing 6 nights

Enjoy the beauty of Co Mayo with fantastic riding, great hospitality and the bustling town of Westport.

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from £1,800 or €2,050

per person, 5 nights

Ride for 6 days, 100 miles from the Welsh/English borders in the Wye Valley to the beach on the Welsh coast, Dovey Estuary, Ynyslas. As part of our Horse Riding Holidays UK collection.

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from £335 or €390

per person 3 nights

El Bronco ranch is just 2 hours fron Budapest and offers relaxed western style trail riding in the Kiskunsagi National Park.As part of our Horse Riding Holidays Hungary collection…

from £1,195 or €1,403

per person, 7 nights

Ride through the truly magnificent scenery of Montenegro; a land of majestic mountain ranges, hidden lakes and archaic forests.. As part of our Horse Riding Holidays Montenegro collection…

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from £464 or €542

per person, 3 nights

Come and enjoy classical dressage training in small groups on pure and part bred Lusitanos. Catering for all levels; from novice to experienced riders.

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from £595 or €705

per person, from 3 nights

Visit a fabulous family estate in Portugal, just 45 minutes from Lisbon and experience Classical Dressage Training on high class Lusitanos in beautiful surroundings. As part of our Horse Riding Holidays Portugal collection …

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from £1,179 or €1,375

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 £1,150 or €1,350

per person, 6, 7 & 12 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 £1,390 or €1,185

per person, 6 & 7 nights

This trail leads you to the sandy beaches, bays, and mountains of the Catalonian coast. The highlight is staying overnight in one of the oldest P.R.E. horse studs in Catalonia…

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from £1,014 or €1,190

per person, 6 & 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 £693 or €810

per person, 7 nights

This holiday destination is run from a small, authentic, family run stables, just 3km from the island town of Molyvos on the Northern coast of the Island of Lesvos. You will be offered the unique opportunity to explore the surroundings of Molyvos on horseback.

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from £1,155 or €1,268

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 £1,350 or €1,510

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 £1,141 or €1,335

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 £600 or €668

per person, 2 nights

The Hay Triangle Short Break is a wonderful destination, offering world class trail horse riding on mountain friendly Welsh Cobs in the Brecon Beacons National Park. As part of our Horse Riding Holidays UK collection …

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from £760 or €840

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 £695 or €780

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 £493 or €575

per person, 4 - 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 £1,998 or €2,240

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 £928 or €1,090

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 £903 or €1,060

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 £830 or €975

per person, 3 nights

Castle Leslie’s warm hospitality and 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 £1,360 or €1,595

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 £410 or €450

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 £668 or €779

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 £1,420 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 £1,187 or €1,385

per person, 6 - 8 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 £1,004 or €1,180

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 £473 or €555

per person, from 3 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 £1,243 or €1,460

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 £820 or €999

per person, 3 nights

These are very special trail rides all over the unique island of Iceland. You will be looked after locals who are keen to show off their beautiful homes riding their home bred Icelandic horses – you will experience nothing quite like it, riding on the edge of civilisation. As part of our Horse Riding Holidays Iceland collection…

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from £1,190 or €1,389

per person, per week

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

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from £1,104 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 £430 or €500

per person, 3 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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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