The Best Destinations to Ride Local Horse Breeds

The Best Horse Riding Destinations to Experience Local Horse Breeds

One of the many joys of horse riding holidays is the opportunity to bond with unique horse breeds that are deeply rooted in the culture and history of their respective regions. As horse enthusiasts, we understand the thrill of trail riding on a horse breed that you may not encounter in your everyday riding experiences. Here’s our roundup of some of our best destinations where you can enjoy trail riding on indigenous or special breeds:

Andalusian Hacienda

Andalusia, Spain – Andalusian Horses

The Andalusian horse is known for its elegant build and smooth gaits.

Ride through olive groves, mountainous terrains, and pristine beaches, experiencing the heart of Spain on the back of its iconic horse breed.

Ride Andalusian horses in our traditional Hacienda.

Iceland – Icelandic Horses

The Icelandic Horse is renowned for its unique fifth gait known as the “tรถlt”.

Embark on horse riding holidays exploring the majestic landscapes of Iceland, from lava fields to serene waterfalls, all while riding a horse breed that has remained pure for over a thousand years.

Discover the gaits of the Icelandic horse with our Iceland trails.

Camargue, France – Camargue Horses

The Camargue Horse is a majestic white breed native to the Camargue region.

Trail ride through the salt marshes and wetlands of the Camargue, observing the rich biodiversity, including the region’s iconic pink flamingos.

Head to South of France and gallop through the unique landscapes of Camargue.

USA – Quarter Horse

The American Quarter Horse is celebrated for its incredible speed and performance, especially over short distances.

Venture into the heart of the Bluegrass State, exploring rolling meadows and equestrian estates, while experiencing the versatility and spirit of the iconic Quarter Horse.

Live the cowboy life and ride strong Quarter Horses in the United States!

Leopard Safari India

Rajasthan, India – Marwari Horses

The Marwari Horse, with its distinct inward-turning ear tips, has a history that is deeply intertwined with Rajasthani royalty.

Experience the grandeur of Rajasthan as you gallop through desert landscapes, past ancient forts, and alongside colorful local festivals, all while riding this majestic breed that was once the pride of Rajasthani kings.

Discover a unique riding safari in North India and ride gorgeous Marwari horses with our Leopard Trail.

Horse Riding Holidays in Morocco

Morocco – Berber-Arabian Horses

The Berber-Arabian Horse, a blend of the indigenous Berber horse and the Arabian breed, is known for its stamina and adaptability in diverse terrains.

Immerse yourself in the vibrant Moroccan culture as you ride through diverse terrains from the Atlas Mountains to the sweeping sand dunes of the Sahara, all while experiencing the rich history of the Berber-Arabian horse in the region.

Ride this brave, fast and resistant breed on stunning Moroccan beaches.


By choosing destinations that offer trail riding experiences on local breeds, you not only deepen your connection with the land but also appreciate the intricate bond between the region’s culture and its horses. Whether you’re cantering through the vast plains of the United States, tรถlt-ing amidst Icelandic geysers, galloping in the Rajasthani desert on a Marwari horse, or riding the ancient Berber-Arabian horse through Moroccan landscapes, horse riding holidays on these unique breeds offer a once-in-a-lifetime experience for every equestrian enthusiast.

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