riding vacations in England:
England is a land of many faces from the pulsing city life
of London to the quaint countryside towns of rural England. A country
steeped in tradition, England is home to Neolithic Stonehenge, Shakespeare,
grand royalty and proud traditions. Hidden Trails offers a very
special Exmoor horse riding vacation, in the moors of southwest
England. Discover Exmoor National Park, with its moorlands, woodlands,
ambling streams and coastline all perfectly suited to horse
Our horseback vacations are centered
around the southwestern counties of Devon and Somerset. Here lies
Exmoor National Park one of Englands oldest and grandest
National Parks. This former Royal hunting ground is home to stunning
landscapes, moors, wooded areas, streams and coastline. It is perfectly
suited to long canters and gallops, or quieter woodland treks. Within
the National Park you may encounter wildlife such as Red Deer, Badgers
and Foxes and of course, the famous wild Exmoor Ponies that
inhabit this region. Our Exmoor National Park holiday is aimed at
adults, and caters for all riding levels. Accommodation in a beautiful
homely cottage adds to the rural charm.
Explore England's Lake District with the Cumbria Lake District
Ride. Ride through dramatic fells and sleepy shores. Each night
will be spent at a different B&B. This is a great choice if
you would like to visit multiple destinations. On this 8 day trip,
you will visit Seathwaite, Langdale and Corniston, among other different
cities along the way
riding vacations in Ireland:
Horseback riding is big in Ireland and Hidden Trails has found some
of the best horseback vacations for you. Ireland is home to the
famed Connemara ponies (originating from the region of the same
name), and the country's Irish Hunters are equally acclaimed. Regionally,
the Irish countryside has a lot to offer - Kerry's highlands promise
mountain tracks and beach horse rides; whilst the Donegal area is
famed for its stunning country farms and hunting opportunities.
Ireland also abounds with history and heritage, and many people
travel there to reconnect with their distant Irish heritage Join
us in Ireland for the horse riding holiday of a lifetime!
The Emerald Isle has a
long and established horse riding history, and is one of the best
places to experience the joys of unbounded countryside riding. Youll
find many of our Irish horse riding vacations involve rides in the
rolling Irish countryside, often across farmlands. Those riders
who are fond of cross country riding will find there are many excellent
opportunities for jumping and hunting.
Many local horse breeds are featured in our Irish horse rides,
including the Irish Hunter, Irish Cob and Connemara. Connemara ponies
are a very popular trail riding breed, whilst more advanced riders
may like to head out on the hunting or cross country trail with
a sport horse.
Horse riding opportunities in Ireland are diverse and varied, and
cater for all levels of rider from beginners to seasoned
In the areas of Connemara, Galway, Sligo, Donegal and Kerry you
will find some excellent coastal and hill trail riding, as well
as three day eventing courses. These areas also abound with historic
buildings, mountain ranges and long sandy beaches.
Those looking for a luxury horse riding vacation may wish to try
Castle Leslie, in Monaghan. This secluded 1000 acre estate is one
of only 30 Irish castles still run by the original family. Here
you can relax in 4-star comfort, explore the countryside on horse
back, or embark on an exhilarating cross country ride on the estates
own cross country course.
For those riders wishing to enhance their equestrian skills, the
Offaly Equestrian Centre (just out of Dublin) runs equestrian clinics
for novice to advanced riders, and focuses their riding lessons
mainly on cross country eventing.