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    Want to take an exciting horse vacation? For a list of dude and guest ranches, horse treks and other exciting horse-focused adventures in the U.S. and around the world, check the links below. Click on the company logos to take you to their web sites for more information. Listings are in alphabetical order.

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Boutique Horse Treks - Click here for more information

Boutique Horse Treks - Hawke's Bay, New Zealand - Experience the beach, river & winery treks on well-mannered, well-trained horses, using natural horsemanship techniques. Stay in our boutique cottage (sleeps 5) and watch the horses graze while you have a glass of Hawke's Bay wine. Exclusive horse treks for 1- 4 riders. We invite you to Boutique Horse Treks - See our web site for more information.


  Cabalgatas La Sierra - Click here for more information

Visit Mexico and discover a wonderful Mexican Horse Vacation. Experience a perfectly well organized riding holiday that offers a first class experience organized with European accuracy, without losing the charm of traditional Mexican hospitality. Specially brought to you by Mexico Horse Vacations. Your hosts, speaking fluent English, will explain all that you want to know about Mexico's past and present the same as the "Mexican way of life." The hosts proudly own the company and personally take care of all the daily details during this unforgettable one-week horseback riding vacation. See our web site for more information.


  Ride Chile - Click here for more information

Chile adventure - 8 day Andean riding vacation. Safe guided, top horses, all equipment, English spoken, 10 year experience. Discover the wilderness and pure nature of the Chilean Andes off the beaten track. Refresh your spirits on our tailor-made horse riding vacations. You will see unspoiled nature and the legendary condors, you will meet traditional people, Gauchos on their horses and enjoy the contrasts of the Andes like colourful canyons and an incredible mountain scenery. With 310 sunny days per year in our Río Hurtado Andean region and the clearest sky in the southern hemisphere, the last thing to worry about is the weather.


  Cowboy Hideaway - Click here for more information

Explore California’s wine country in a way that you never thought possible...riding through vineyards, enjoying local California wine and regional cheeses, and lodging at Cowboy Hideaway Ranch with spectacular views of Clear Lake. Tour and ride on Ridgewood Ranch, famous as the home of Seabiscuit and the site where jockey Red Pollard brought him back to winning form. Explore redwood forests and ride the Mendocino Coast as you traverse through some of the most breathtaking views the West Coast has to offer.


  The Dude Ranchers Association - Click here for more information

Helping People Find Quality Ranch Vacations Since 1926. Imagine yourself taking the best vacation of your life at a dude ranch. The cool, fresh mountain air, the open spaces, the feel of a steady horse beneath you as you top the next rise... the flash of color from the dark pool as the monster trout rises to your offering...luxuriating in the warmth of the setting sun as you wait for the dinner bell's call ... shared time with family and friends. Any vacation begins with a fantasy, and a ranch vacation is no exception. It surely follows that the closer you can come to fulfilling your fantasy, the more satisfying the vacation will be. Find the perfect ranch by state!


  Dude Ranches.com - Click here for more information

DudeRanches.com is your resource for Dude and Guest Ranches across North America. Hundreds of dude and guest ranches are included for your enjoyment.


 
Equestrian Holidays Ireland - Click here for more information

Equestrian Holidays Ireland is a selection of Ireland’s top horseback riding establishments, each with its own individual character and style. Every centre is Irish Tourist Board listed and Association of Irish Riding Establishments approved. We cater for all levels of equestrianism from the novice who is looking to start or improve his/her riding in relaxed and friendly surroundings, to the more experienced rider in search of an active, healthy and memorable horseback riding vacation through open, unspoilt countryside, rugged mountains and endless sandy beaches. We offer you an extensive range of horseback riding holidays to suit all budgets and tastes. Based and Post to Post trail riding, children’s holidays, instruction in showjumping, dressage, cross-country and polocrosse, basic riding and hunting holidays are all available. We look forward to greeting you and assure you that we will do everything possible to make your horseback riding holiday a most enjoyable and memorable experience.


 
Equestrian Tours - Click here for more information

Equestrian Tours has organized travel programs to major equestrian events since 1984 including every World Equestrian Games since Stockholm in 1990. Some of our clients have been with us to all of the World Equestrian Games and to many other wonderful events as well. In addition to the WEG's, we have organized programs to the Aachen Equestrian Festival, Luhmuhlen, Badminton & Burghley Horse Trials, Rotterdam, Dublin Horse Show, Saumur & the Blair Castle Horse Trials as well as other exciting venues. Our up-coming programs and plans are outlined on our website and you will find a reservation form should you wish to join us. See our website for more information.


  Equestrian Vacations.com - Cross Country International - Click here for more information

Cross Country International offers wonderful horseback riding vacations to many locations, including Europe, Central America, South America, and the United States. The horseback riding trips can be trail riding, a training program (lesson package) or a combination of trail and lessons! Trail riding tours can be stationary or progressive (inn to inn), and include some or all of your meals. Your guide on these cross country horseback riding trips knows the area you are riding through very well, and can describe the history as well as the local culture. These horseback riding vacations are a great opportunity to see a part of the world that many people don't see, and to make friends with other Americans, Europeans and of course a friendly, well trained horse!


 
Equitour Worldwide Riding Holidays - Click here for more information

We are one of the leading horse riding holiday companies in the UK, having been selling horse riding holidays for over 15 years, offering trail rides, stationary rides, instructional holidays, family riding holiday and group and corporate riding vacations. At Equitour Worldwide Horse Riding Holidays we believe that we have a riding holiday for just about everyone. With even greater focus on family holidays, we have a number of riding holidays that cater to experienced, novice and non riders alike. So now the whole family can enjoy a riding holiday together even if some members don’t ride. Visit our web site for more information.


  Equitours - Horseback Vacations Worldwide - Click here for more information

    America's Oldest Horseback Riding Vacation Company. Equitours organizes and markets horseback riding vacations on six continents as well as its own Wyoming riding ranch. For over 25 years it has been operated by horse people, for horse people. Bayard Fox started Equitours from a tiny office on his remote Bitterroot Ranch. From that unpretentious beginning, Equitours has become known as the definition of horseback riding vacations and continues to set the standard for what a vacation on horseback should be. We offer a broad variety of riding tours and instructional programs in many places, but we have been highly selective in choosing only what we feel are the very best in each category. Our dedicated ride consultants have many years of collective experience and are intimately acquainted with the riding holidays they handle and constantly monitor.


  Fiddler's Green Ranch - Click here for more information

Vacation with your horse! Fiddler's Green Ranch is a unique resort for horse and nature lovers in sunny Florida. The trailhead to the famed 100 mile horse trail system in the Ocala National Forest is a short  ride away. We offer villa rentals with wood decks and BBQ grills, a screened family-sized pool, RV/LQ sites with full hookups, tent camping, and barns with stalls and large paddocks. On site is an 80'x120' covered arena and a large outdoor arena suitable for clinics, lessons, and other applications. Our rustic retreat is nestled among stately grandfather oaks and pine on rolling hills overlooking a lovely lake. We're only an hour away from the beaches, Disney and Orlando attractions, great shopping, dining and more. For outdoor and eco enthusiasts, there is hiking, canoeing/kayaking, biking, fishing, boating, and much more. Book your reservation today!


  Florida Eco-Safaris - Click here for more information

Florida Eco-Safaris offers a fascinating look at the "Wild" Florida, for families and groups looking to leave Orlando’s theme parks far behind them. Florida Eco-Safaris is located at "Forever Florida," made up of 4,700 acres of pristine Florida wilderness and the magnificent Crescent J Cattle ranch. It’s tons of fun and there’s lots to see and do for all age groups. Come live life like a "Florida Cracker" and the Sunshine State takes on a whole new appeal!


  Gene Kilgore RanchWeb.com - Click here for more information

Check out this web site for hundreds of horse-centered ranch vacation sites, including: Guest/Dude, Horseback Riding, Cattle Ranches, and so much more!


  Glenworth Valley Horse Riding - Click here for more information

Glenworth Valley is Australia´s largest horse riding centre. It is a 3000 acre private property nestled in a valley amongst thousands of acres of National Park. Experience the freedom of free range riding or take a relaxing guided ride on one of our 200 quality horses. Lessons are also available.


 
Gordon's Guide - Click here for more information

Horse pack trips and trail rides around the country and world


  Hacienda Los Andes - Click here for more information

Chile horseback and outdoor vacation in the Andes. Lodging in colonial style hacienda 310 sunny days per year.


  Half Moon - Montigo Bay Jamaica - Click here for more information

Ride through Half Moon`s Montigo Bay, Jamaica's Nature Reserve or along bridle paths that wind through the cool hills and valleys and enjoy the countryside. Equestrians of all levels can enjoy a variety of activities from riding lessons to adventurous trail rides, beach rides, pony rides, jungle jaunts, mountain rides, arena polo - The Equestrian Centre provides horses and instruction for all levels of riders. Lessons in Basic Dressage, Show Jumping and Polo are also available upon request.


  Holiday on Horseback - Click here for more information

Holiday on Horseback offers true western heritage experiences. Exciting horseback riding in Banff National Park gets you close to nature. You will learn all about life in the west! The cowboys are provided by Warner Guiding and Outfitting. They guide you through a photographers haven to the best fishing spots the Canadian Rockies have to offer.


 
Horse and Travel - Click here for more information

Most Complete Directory for Horseback Riding, Horse Trails, Overnight Stables, Dude Ranches and Camping with Horses in the United States.


  Horse Trekking Chile - Click here for more information

Here you will learn about where to and how to horse-ride in Chile. This web site includes lots of information on horse-trekking in Chile and detailed descriptions of horseback riding tours.


  Horse Vacations - Click here for more information

Large lists of dude ranches, trail riding, horse parks, horse museums, and racing vacations.


  Horse Vacations.com - Click here for more information

Global network directory of horse vacations and related services.


  Horseback Riding Stables & Horse Rentals - Click here for more information

Horse ranches, trail riding stables, guest and dude ranches, equestrian riding academies, locate riding stables all over the country, state by state.


  InfoHorse.com - Click here for more information

Riding Vacations and Dude Ranches - If you would like a taste of “The Good Life,” or just the chance to get out and horseback ride through beautiful scenery, a Horseback Riding Vacation is just what you need! We have Dude Ranches for good clean fun and elegant posh horse vacations to spoil you. All our Equine get-aways offer the highest hospitality standards and are ready to give you the vacation of a lifetime! Great lodging, delicious meals and plenty of memorable outings with horses is just the begining of the best vacation of your life.


  Info Hub - Specialty Travel Guide - Click here for more information

Horse Riding - InfoHub has compiled a list of travel opportunities for horse riding trips and ranch tours around the world. Click on the tour name to view details of the tour package. You can also contact a tour operator to ask questions, order free travel brochures, and book a tour all from this web site.


  Fazenda Laranial Guest Ranch - Click here for more information

Laranial Guest Ranch - Brazil - Horseback riding vacation. We are an American-Brazilian family running a small, exclusive Guest Ranch and Family Retreat in Brazil. We offer something quite special and affordable for people who are seeking a unique vacation experience. We provide an authentic eco-adventure on a real South American Ranch. Our guests enjoy spectacular horseback riding through tropical forests, hiking, kayaking and fishing. Great Brazilian food and the comforts of the old Plantation House make this an unforgetable family trip.


  M-Lazy-C Ranch - Click here for more information

The M-Lazy-C Ranch is a family owned, working cattle ranch originally homesteaded by the Thatcher family almost 100 years ago.  We invite you to be part of our family and enjoy ranch life as it really is. Located near Colorado Springs, Denver, and the front range of the Rockies, the ranch is an exciting place to be any season of the year. Springtime brings with it newborn calves and wildflowers. Summertime is our busiest time of the year and a spectacular time to enjoy the many activities here at the ranch. Horseback riding, hay rides with chuck wagon meals, overnight pack trips, cattle drives, hiking and just plain relaxation.  There are always ranch chores for those willing to give it a try.  With the coming of Fall, Colorado’s Aspen turn the mountain sides into a golden showcase. The Winter months provide for cross country skiing and sleigh rides. No matter which season is your favorite, we have activities for you to enjoy all year long. We look forward to hearing from you and having you as a guest here at the ranch. See our web site for more information.


  Marriott Ranch - Click here for more information

Located in the enchanting Blue Ridge Mountains of Hume, Virginia, The Inn at Fairfield Farm is an historic Bed & Breakfast located near the center of the renowed Marriott Ranch's 4,200 acres. Ten comfortable bedrooms along with afternoon beverage service and three course breakfasts serve to remind guests of the true meaning of hospitality. A quiet library, beautiful living room, fireplaces, jacuzzi, private baths and sitting porch along with scenic views and beautiful sunsets help our guests relax and enjoy that which Marriott Ranch has to offer. The James Marshall Manor House, the Carriage House, the "Baroness" Cottage are also available on the Marriott Ranch site. Activies abound, including - On the Ranch: Horseback riding, Off-Road Jeep Tours, Hiking & Nature Trails, Lawn Games, Stocked ponds for fishing, Gourmet Picnic Lunches. Activities off the ranch site nearby: Vineyards & Wineries, Peach & Apple Orchards, Antiquing, Berry Patches, Skyline Drive, Fly Fishing, River Rafting & Canoeing, Civil War Trails, Shenandoah National Park, Restaurants & Fine Dining.


  Mkulu Kei Horse Trails - Click here for more information

Mkulu Kei Horse Trails for your Wild Coast equine beach riding vacation and South African horse trekking working gap holiday adventure.  2 hours – 12 days. Beginners / Advanced riders. “A real ride to many places at any paces.”


  Morgado Lusitano - Portugal - Click here for more informationMorgado Lusitano - Portugal - Click here for more information

Morgado Lusitano - Horse riding vacations in Portugal. Learn classical riding skills on Lusitano stallions with training rarely available as school mounts. Equestrian horse riding vacations include deluxe lodging and meals. Our horse riding vacations produce classical results.


  100% Pure New Zealand - Click here for more information

    New Zealand - Over 50 listings of New Zealand Horse Treks.


  Pack Trips.net - Click here for more information

A global network directory of pack trips and related services! Horse and mule pack trips and guides. Horseback riding, sightseeing, camping, fishing, hunting pack trips and related services are listed here.


  Patagonia Trails - Click here for more information

Patagonia Trails - We are located in Patagonia, the lake district of Chile. Our horses are Chilean creolle with great knowledge of the trails; they are reliable, sure-footed and very confident. Our saddles are the most comfortable saddles for long hours of riding in the Andean Range. We cross the Los Andes by horse, from Bariloche to Puerto Varas. Experienced and proven riding expeditions with Patagonia Trails.


  The Resort at Paws Up - Click here for more informationThe Resort at Paws Up - Click here for more information

The Resort at Paws Up in Greenough, Montana, delivers the result of a total luxury hotel experience in an exclusionary environment. Nestled in the rugged Big Sky Country of Montana, guests are treated to world-class amenities such as award winning dining and luxury accommodations. Within 37,000 acres in central Montana rests “The Last Best Place,” at The Resort at Paws Up. At Paws Up, you will get all the amenities of a large big city hotel in a secluded exclusionary environment. Whether it be through an excursion on a Bob Marshall Wilderness Trip, or taking an ATV for a ride on the property, The Resort and Paws Up has the means to make all your outdoor wilderness dreams a reality. With over 100 miles of trails and activities like mountain biking, award winning fly fishing, and horseback riding, Paws Up Resort has everything to make sure your trip is one you will never forget. Visit our web site for more information.


  Randburg.com - Iceland - Click here for more information

Horse Treks in Iceland. List of all the major horse rentals in Iceland. The Icelandic horse is unique. All of the horses found in Iceland today are the descendants of horses taken here by the Vikings. Because space was precious on the longboats only the best horses were selected.


  The Resort At Glade Springs - Click here for more information

The Resort at Glade Springs Equestrian Center is a premiere facility serving Southern West Virginia year round. Trail rides are scheduled on our miles of marked trails. Carriage rides are also available along with pony rides, a highly popular activity for children. These activities are also ideal for group events. See our web site for more details.


  RockNWood Ranch New Zealand - Click here for more information

Rock'n'Wood Ranch - Fantastic horse riding and trekking on the South Island of New Zealand! I.L.P.H. approved facility. Our handling and riding is informed by the principles and philosopy of Natural Horsemanship. Horse training and rider tuition, available on request. Horse riding and trekking holidays tailor made for you and your friends. Imagine galloping on golden sands, the wind caressing your face and the adrenalin most definitely pumping. Take in the lush mountain foliage looming down on you from the East, with the surf pounding in your ears. At Rock'n'Wood we will tailor make a package to suit your needs! Come ride with us, we will enhance your understanding and your relationship with your chosen steed! Feel the difference as you blend your body and mind with our responsive horses and breathtaking, unspoiled, wild, West Coast beaches.


  StoneCreek Ranch Resort - Click here for more information

StoneCreek Ranch Resort - near Mountain Home, Arkansas – where we help folks learn about good horseman-ship from the horse’s point of view. Here you will find well-trained horses in which to learn horseback riding. Or, bring your own horse(s) and develop a stronger and more reciprocal bond with them. Have some fun. Relax. Have yourself a truly satisfying horse vacation that goes way beyond your typical trail ride. See our web site for more details.


  Thar Marwari Horse Safari - Click here for more information

We at the Thar Marwari Horse Safari in Jaipur, Rajasthan, India, endeavour to bring together one of the finest riding holidays that epitomize all that adventure tourism is about. A perfect destination for those who truly love horses, we endeavour to combine the rich heritage of Rajasthan with a blend of contemporary comfort. Our each ride with studied detail is unique in style of accommodation and terrain, with a timeless appeal for riding lovers who seek an extraordinary get away from the mundane. Based at Jaipur, our rides offer an unsurpassed and affordable opportunity to encounter the quintessential Rajasthan on horseback that traverse the rider through an insight into the rich history, culture, pulsating festivities, wildlife, music and pristine flora and fauna. Needless to say, all that is well backed by personal attention and typical Rajasthan hospitality. It may be pertinent to mention that we cater to all levels of riders, making it an ideal riding holiday for both the novice as well as the experienced rider. Our well-bred and trained pure Marwari horses, almost a synonym for beauty and strength, promise an unparalleled vacation, always backed up by our experienced riding guides and safari crew. Check our website for more details and tour itineraries.


  Trail Rides.net - Click here for more information

A global network directory of trail rides and related services! Horse and mule trail rides and guides. Horseback riding, sightseeing, camping, fishing, hunting pack trips and related services are listed here.


  Travel Quest - Click here for more informationTravel Quest - Click here for more information

Equestrian/horse holidays and vacations around the world from the travel-quest specialist travel directory. Select from trail riding on horseback, horse racing trips, pony treking holidays, polo courses, ranching vacations, riding schools, carriage driving and show jumping.


  TrueNZ Guides - New Zealand - Click here for more information

    This is your guide to some of the best horse trekking adventures New Zealand has to offer. Dozens of horse trek operators are featured, both North Island and South Island, complete with photographs, descriptions and contact information. From short horse rides across farmland to multi-day horse treks through native bush, rides across rivers and horse trekking over beaches. Breathe in the spectacular NZ terrain, lush bush and stunning coastal scenery.


  United States Calvary School - Click here for more informationUnited States Calvary School - Click here for more information

    United States Cavalry School has the best horse history vacation in the West!!! Ride with us at our headquarters, situated in Washington State's majestic Methow Valley (Northern Cascade Mtn Range), at the location of your choice, or at our school at the amazing Battle of the Little Bighorn Reenactment/Custer's Last Stand encampment at Crow Agency, MT. Our mission is to preserve the culture of the United States horse cavalry through education in cavalry history, horsemanship, tactics, Native American cultures, and Army life on the American frontier. Learn how to ride military style, experience what it would be like to participate in a thundering cavalry charge, fire weapons of the period in a Cavalry skirmish line, how pack animals were used, and relaxing around the campfire after your day in the Cavalry, the US Cavalry School has a place for you. Open to women and men over 14 yrs old, as well as all levels of riding skill. Experience history first hand by riding across the Little Bighorn River and the ground/Battlefield Custer and his men covered the last hours of their lives.


  Web Pony - Click here for more information

Numerous links for horse vacation adventures around the world.

 


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