Browsing Novice Riders

The definition of a novice rider is: “A rider who is capable of mounting and dismounting unassisted, capable of applying basic aids, comfortable and in control at the walk, moderate length posting trots, and short canters.”

A riding holiday provides an ideal way for novices to gain miles and hours in the saddle which is difficult to achieve in daily life. All our instructional programs are wonderful options for the novice rider to gain more skill, but there are also trail programs where you can get experience out of the arena. In the US, in addition to the Bitterroot Ranch in Wyoming, both the Sugarbush Tolt Trek in Vermont and Hill Country trail program in Texas are wonderful options. Travel to Latin America and enjoy the Rainforest Adventure in Costa Rica, Rancho Puesto del Sol in Mexico or Estancia los Potreros in Argentina. Further afield is the Domaine des Garennes in France, Horizon Ranch in South Africa, or the Ultimate Hekla ride in Iceland; all wonderful options for the novice rider. You don’t have to be an expert to enjoy and benefit from a riding tour with Equitours!


Choose from 40 adventure vacations related to the ability level Novice Riders

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Epona Equestrian Center

This picturesque riding center provides trail riding in the morning, and afternoon dressage instruction, making for a memorable dressage holiday in Spain. The entire Garcia family is involved in... Read more

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Enjoy good riding on this equestrian holiday in Mexico at Rancho Puesto del Sol

Rancho Puesta Del Sol

This all inclusive ranch is surrounded by three waterfalls, and at an elevation of 7,500 ft, offers spectacular views and weather year-round. You will discover unsurpassed scenery and riding... Read more

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Horizon Ranch

An unrivaled range of riding activities in the hospitable and relaxed atmosphere is included in this horseback riding vacation in South Africa at one of the region’s oldest farms.... Read more

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Ride through the Mongolian steppe on this classic horse trek

Mongolian Classic Trek

This horse riding trek in Mongolia combines the lush beauty of the Blue Khentii Mountain and the austere landscape of the Gobi Desert. The mountains of Gorkhi-Terelj National Park... Read more

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Deloraine House

Deloraine is run by the family who offer the Masai Mara safaris and serves their home and base. They welcome guests with wonderful hospitality, and it's a fantastic way... Read more

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Discover Iceland

This itinerary combines riding the famous Icelandic horses in the southern agricultural area and western part of Iceland. On the transfer to West Iceland you visit Thingvellir National Park... Read more

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Samurai Ride

This riding trip takes place on Kyushu island, the southwestern most of Japan’s main islands. The area is known for its active volcanoes, beaches and natural hot springs, all of... Read more

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Monte Velho

The Monte Velho Equo Resort is a boutique hotel located on a Lusitano breeding farm and is an ideal base from which to experience wonderful trail riding and world class dressage... Read more

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