Horse Riding Holidays in Mexico
With snow capped mountains, dense forests, cactus-filled deserts and wildlife-rich lagoons, Mexico is an endless adventure. Horse riding holidays in Mexico allow you to access the more remote and spectacular areas not visited by the usual tourist trails. Explore charming colonial towns and cities, before venturing into remote rural communities for an insight into indigenous culture. Mexico is a feast for all the senses and our horse riding holidays will give you a unique overview of this dramatic and colourful country.
Discover the annual Mexican Cristo Rey pilgrimage on horseback. Since 1956, each year in January, devout Mexican Catholics have followed the hoofprints of martyrs through the desert to the foot of a 23-metre statue of Cristo Rey. Started in 1956, the horseback pilgrimage takes place every year in the month of January as a sign of faith and devotion. Almost 4000 Mexican riders will come from all over Mexico. During the ride, you will join local riders and form a procession to the mount of Cristo Rey. You will share with them their traditions, their gastronomy, their music and their beliefs, all on horseback through the rural roads, mountains and villages.
Travel between two UNESCO World Heritage Sites on the ancient silver route in Mexico. Encounter an unseen, forgotten Mexico; colonial cities, majestic shrines, and traditional rural communities, all while following the old Camino Real de Tierra Adentro, a 2.500 long trade route used to transport silver. Take in the beautiful natural landscapes of oak forests, mountains passes and wildlife-filled floodplains and discover 500 years of history, through cobbled streets little changed in centuries and an indigienous culture rarely glimpsed by outsiders.
On the Silver Route trail horse riding holiday you’ll set off from the town of Guanajuato, known for its colonial architecture, cobbled streets and it’s friendly locals. Founded by the Spanish in the early 16th century, Guanajuato became the world’s leading silver-extraction centre in the 18th century. The town’s fine Baroque and neoclassical buildings, resulting from the prosperity of the mines, have influenced buildings throughout central Mexico and the churches of La Compañía and La Valenciana are considered to be among the most beautiful examples of Baroque architecture in Central and South America.
The Mexican Highlands
Horse riding holidays in Mexico open the door to an unseen Mexico and on horseback you can explore the area as it might have been experienced in ancient times, with specialised guides in the highlands of central Mexico. Along the way you will cross the most bio-diverse area of the state of Guanajuato, which boasts the natural habitat of species like the puma or American lion, coyote, bobcat, deer, raccoons, armadillos, cacomixtles, red-tailed eagle, golden eagle, hawks, quail, wild turkey, among many others.