The world's largest country is a multifaceted adventure addict’s dream, with endless new horizons to conquer on horseback. Equestrian establishments are readily available through this vast nation, from Hunting Holidays in Moscow to Dressage in St Petersburg.
True riding adventure lies further into the remote wild heart of Russia - Siberia. Deep in the Altai Mountains, ride hardy, reliable horses through an unpopulated panorama of colourful alpine meadows, narrow mountain passes, dense forests, and dry steppe. Canter along the shores of beautiful lakes such as monumental Lake Baikal or Ak-Kem at the foot of Mt Belukha, the highest mountain in Siberia. In the Ural Mountains, ride through lush river valleys and along remote mountain paths, where riders of all ability can explore the scenic landscape and camp out under the stars on fringes of tranquil lakes and river banks.
For coastal riding, the narrow strip of the Black Sea is home to many popular tourist resorts, with equestrian centres offering day rides and treks in the temperate sea breezes, to tours in the rolling Greater Caucasus foothills. From the frozen wastelands of the Arctic Circle to the searing heat of the arid steppe and sun-scorched beaches in the south, Russia has such an immense geography encompassing every conceivable landscape, it easily yields the riding holiday adventure of a lifetime.