Horse Riding Holidays in Croatia

Istria, a heart-shaped peninsula in the north west of Croatia, offers an almost perfect setting for a horse riding holiday. With a bucolic interior of verdant, forested hills and fertile plains, comfortable mediterean climate and warm hospitality plenty of horse riders are attracted to Istriaโ€™s hilltop villages and lush valleys. Istriaโ€™s coastline is extremely popular during the summer but this holiday, travelling through the mountainous interior, means you can still feel undisturbed even in peak season.

Croatia

Istria Mountain and Beach Trail

8 days / 7 nights / 6 days riding

Experience the glorious charm of Istria, in the north-west of Croatia where olive groves gradually give way to wooded hills and fertile valleys. Varied terrain on this trail offers excellent riding with some exhilarating gallops combined with mountain climbs where youโ€™ll journey across mountain peaks and lush meadows to reach the cobbled fishing villages and crystalline waters of the Adriatic sea. Spectacular scenery and forward-going horses for intermediate riders onwards.

Small Groups in a Land Rich in History

This horse riding holiday specialises in small groups, with a maximum of 6 guests youโ€™ll benefit from a quality riding experience and personal attention. The trail travels through a beautiful land rich in history with the emphasis on exploring the area’s natural beauties but cultural and historical points of interest are incorporated into the rides. For example, youโ€™ll visit Motovun, a captivating walled town perched on a hill in the Mirna river valley. This is a stunning setting with far-reaching views across the surrounding hills. An atmospheric cluster of Romanesque and Gothic buildings lie hidden behind the town’s 14th century fortified walls.

Wild Swimming

This horse riding holiday gives you an opportunity (in the summer months) to swim with your horse in the warm waters of the Adriatic sea. A truly unique experience that all riders should try at least once! Youโ€™ll experience some exhilarating canters and gallops across this lush countryside on your way to the coast.