Spain Horse Riding Holidays

Spain horse riding holidays offer a wonderful way to horseback ride through the gorgeous and vast country, which lies in the Mediterranean and is home to mountains, hills, valleys, endless beaches, island getaways, amazing wine regions and wonderful horseback riding tours.

Spanish horse riding holidays have oodles to offer and are exceptionally diverse horse riding trips. On a horseback riding holiday in Spain you will uncover hidden valleys, bask in the Mediterranean sunlight, dine on the finest wine and food, and submerse yourself into a truly beautiful horseback riding culture.

You can experience horseback riding through volcanic landscapes and traverse the Pyrenees mountain range on certain riding tours. Central Spain offers horseback riding trips in an area boasting over 8,000 wine makers! Here, you can encounter the wonders of Madrid and ride through small, quaint, medieval villages. On Spain’s Mediterranean island, another key area for excellent horseback riding tours, you can sunbathe on white sandy Mediterranean beach or experience horse riding trips along coastal riding trails. Spain is also popular for dressage clinics under the instruction of former Olympic medalists and classically-trained dressage trainers.

Spain is famous for its Andalusian horse – believed to be the most ancient riding horse in the world. Spanish experts believe that the Andalusian breed of horse is a true native of Spain and does not possess a single portion of its makeup from any other breed. In the 15th Century, the Carthusian Monks founded the most famous lines of the Spanish horse. The Stud 'Hierro del Bocado' was positioned in the beautiful grounds next to the Carthusian Montastery – the Guadalete’s valley. The Carthusian Monks developed a herd of Spanish horses that became one of the most respected in the world. Throughout history, the Spanish horse certainly made an impact on many of the world’s breeds today, including the Quarter Horse, Appalooosa, Peruvian Paso, Mustang and Paso Fino breeds.

Spain is rich in history and culture, something that is reflected in prehistoric cave paintings, Moorish palaces, crumbling castles, Roman ruins, Gothic and Renaissance cathedrals and very distinctive architecture. Much of the uniqueness of Spain remains in the separate kingdoms which made up the original Spanish nation and, as such, these regions remain diverse in their language, culture, cuisine and art.

With Spanish riding tours, submerse yourself into amazing horseback riding holidays rich in culture. Do you have any suggestions for riding holidays in Spain? Please contact us!

Also, if you've been on a riding tour in Spain, contact Top50 Ranches and tell us all about it!

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