How to Plan a Great Horse Riding Holiday

horse riding holidayFor both horse and non-horse people, going on a horse riding holiday can be both exciting and relaxing. Of course, just like when planning any other vacation there are certain things you must consider.

What to Think About When Planning Your Vacataion

For most people, the opportunity to go on a horse riding trip is an extremely exciting prospect.


Sometimes, the excitement takes hold and important decisions are made hastily.

Remember to look at the following aspects when you are doing your research and choosing the right package for you:

  • Skill level: Perhaps the most important factor in choosing a horse riding holiday, considering the skill level of yourself and those going with you is vital. If you choose a place that has inexperienced and flighty horses, you may find that your holiday isn’t so fun after all. On the other hand, you don’t want to choose a holiday in which you can only walk or trot when you may want to canter or even jump. The key to choosing a good horse riding holiday is to think about your riding level and what you want to get out of your horse riding holiday.

  • Climate: In addition to choosing a horse riding holiday that suits your level of riding, choosing a place with weather you’ll enjoy is also important. While no one has control over the weather, knowing beforehand what to expect can make your holiday a bit more enjoyable. For example, if you enjoy warm weather, going somewhere warm would be the best option. If your holiday is centered around riding, you’re going to be outdoors most of the time, meaning that choosing a place with weather you’ll enjoy is vital.
  • Type of riding: Obviously, choosing a horse riding holiday that has the type of horse riding that you’re comfortable with and most enjoy can make all of the difference. While you might be up for trying a new type of riding, a horse riding holiday may not be the best place to do it, simply because you may find yourself with no other options.
  • Reputation: Don’t just pick the company that offers the prettiest pictures online. Make sure you do more research. Horse riding is fun but it also has the potential of being risky if you are not in expert hands. Look for testimonials, other references, recommendations from other local companies. Also read the about page and confirma the phone number and address, find out about how long they have been in business and about the guides’ training.


While these three aspects are perhaps the most important ones to consider when planning your trip, many other factors should influence your decision.

For example, you should also think about what kind of lodging is available, the culture of the area you’ll be in, in addition to what other types of activities are available. While riding will most certainly be the focus of your holiday, you’ll want to make sure that there are other fun activities available as well.

When you know exactly what you’re looking for and feel comfortable that the vacation package you chose has all the elements mentioned above, you can now sit back and relax and get ready to pack for your exciting adventure!

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