Browsing Center-Based Stationary Vacations

Riding Vacations can be either based at a center or they can move progressively from point to point. Obviously riders see more diverse country if they move from place to place, but staying in one place has several important advantages.

Packing every day takes quite a bit of time and it is easier to keep your things organized if you are just staying in one place. Usually also it is possible to get laundry done if you don’t have to move. Stationary centers can accommodate riding groups of mixed skills more easily because it isn’t necessary to cover a long distance moving at a good pace to get to the next night’s destination. This is the case on trips like the Saints & Warriors ride, where you stay in a renovated castle in Italy and ride out from there to new places each day. It is also possible to send out several rides with groups classed according to skills. The Bitterroot Ranch in Wyoming, located where the mountains and forests meet the open plains, offers many varied rides as well as instruction. 

Often stationary riding centers specialize in a particular discipline like dressage where the main focus is on improving riding skills rather than travel on horseback. The Alcainca riding center in Portugal with its wonderful Lusitano stallions is an excellent example. The Epona Riding Center in Spain offers both instruction and trail riding as well as some good glimpses of Spanish culture. Castle Leslie in Ireland specializes in jumping and also gives instruction. The thousand acre estate has 300 jumps of many kinds including natural barriers.


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Florida Dressage Getaway

Two or four night packages offer a wonderful escape to the warmer climes of Florida, 10 minutes from Wellington. Available only during the winter months, this package offers exceptional... Read more

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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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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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Clew Bay Ride

The Clew Bay Ride is based out of Westport, an award winning town in County Mayo in western Ireland. Clew Bay is overlooked by Croagh Patrick, a holy mountain... 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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