10 of the Best Places in the World to Ride in 2016

Are your feet itching to get away? Keen to explore pastures new? Now is the perfect time to plan a little expedition and explore a new riding route. Pack your saddles, some sunscreen and some joint supplements for horses and visit one of the following amazing places to ride from across the whole world. Your Instagram account will never look better!

United Kingdom

You don’t even need to leave the UK to access some stunning routes, and these have the added benefit of being able to take your own horse with you on your travels. Here are a few of the best riding locations good old Britain has to offer:

Pennine Bridlewayuk

This historical route is actually England’s longest bridleway; a whopping 130 miles of ancient tracks and trails between Hartington in the Peak District and Kirkby Stephen in Cumbria. This is the ideal chance to experience some of the most beautiful scenery the North of England has to offer.

Radnor Forest Trail, PowysRadnor Forest Trail, Powys

Radnor Forest was once a royal hunting ground and a ‘forest’ in the medieval sense of the word – an enclosed area used for hunting deer. It is now also host to one of the best remote trails the UK has to offer; giving riders a chance to explore the breathtaking views the Welsh countryside boasts.

Peddars Way and Norfolk Coast PathPeddars Way and Norfolk Coast Path

Low cliffs, extensive sandy beaches and historical Roman roads, this East Anglia spot offers routes to suit riders of all different levels of experience.


Loire Valley, FranceLoire Valley, France

Take a gallop alongside a backdrop of castles, courtyards and drawbridges, in places once seen as the playgrounds of the French nobility. Riding from château to château will take you back to the 16th century and showcase the best of distinct French Renaissance style.

Tuscany, ItalyTuscany, Italy

This idyllic part of Italy is a gorgeous mix of Tuscan landscape and also a chance to experience the great art treasures Florence and Siena have to offer. Take in the views and enjoy your stay in a nearby castle after your ride.

Jerez and Seville, SpainJerez and Seville, Spain

Enjoy flamenco dancers and breathtaking performances as well as excellent riding routes in this cultured area of southern Spain.

Rest of the world

If you’re able to travel a little a further afield, you will be able to experience some of these breath-taking spots:

Rajasthan, IndiaRajasthan, India

Enjoy the most exotic tour on the list with this palace-to-palace in Rajasthan with views that have to be seen to be believed.

Estancia, ArgentinaEstancia, Argentina

The self-sufficient Estancia offers you the chance to learn about a powerful culture and experience how gauchos actually live by giving you the chance to live and ride with them.

Valle de Bravo, MexicoValle de Bravo, Mexico

Through a magnificent forest of Montezuma pines, with spectacular views of the azure lake far below, the route takes one high into the surrounding mountains.

Masai Mara, KenyaMasai Mara, Kenya

Riding alongside zebras and wildebeests sound like your kind of thing? Then this thrilling experience through the Masai Mara in Kenya is the ride for you. A safari in a Land Rover will never be able to compare once you’ve galloped past elephants and giraffes on your horse.

Whether you’re off round Britain or Bali, make sure your riding partner is prepared for the trip by carrying out all necessary vaccinations, following a healthy diet, and taking joint supplement for horses to ensure they’re in peak condition for your breathtaking ride. More information here.




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