As one of our most popular destinations for an equestrian break, Spain offers riders a selection of fantastic holiday options.
Northern Spain's gentler climate suits more active travellers with horse riders drawn to the adventurous peaks of the picturesque Cantabrian Mountains and Picos de Europa. In Catalonia, gateway to the Pyrenees, you'll find an abundance of architectural treasures on trail rides through medieval villages, fringed by the rugged Mediterranean coastline. In the south, romantic, exotic Andalucía, with its warm landscapes and sleepy villages, is perfect for a relaxing riding holiday with options for families, groups, singles or couples. While the snowy peaks of the Sierra Nevada provide the perfect playground for horse riders seeking challenging mountain trails and spectacular views.
Beach Riding Holidays in Spain
Whether you are looking for splashy beach riding holidays in Spain, along the sun-drenched sands of Costa Brava or leisurely rides into the forests, valleys and mountains of the temperate north, without doubt, a riding holiday in Spain will be a memorable experience. Away from the busy tourist centres, Spain has many wonderful miles of rugged remote beaches, perfect for exploring on horseback.
The Spanish are renowned as Masters of Equitation; their much sought after Spanish Andalusian horses, ooze athleticism and versatility. Where better to develop your Classical Horsemanship Skills. Dressage Holidays are ideal for all levels and abilities. Most centres have highly trained horses for more accomplished riders but also have schoolmasters for those just starting out in dressage.
Relaxing Equestrian Breaks
With numerous cheap flights on offer, Spain is ideal for those looking for a short-break holiday. With the picturesque Sierra de las Nieves National Reserve, just a 20 minute transfer from Malaga airport, a weekend of sunshine and horse riding in Andalucia is an easy and relatively cheap option.