Exploring Doñana National Park on Horseback Travel Video

Discover horseback riding on the beach and the coastline of Doñana National Park in this travel video

by Darley Newman

Today Fernando of Epona took us to ride through Donana National Park on the Southern Coast of Spain. I have ridden in Donana before, but the park is too big to cover in one day, so I was happy to be back to explore a new part of it. Doñana is the largest national park in Spain and an important refuge for wildlife and diverse vegetation.

Fernando and I rode amid a sea of low pine trees, as we made our way towards the water. Our entire crew had to ride to film in Donana, as we were riding through an area of high dunes, inaccessible by any vehicles. Just another example of horse power!

We rode to a deserted beach. In the distance, I could see resorts and development, but where we were able to ride, there was no development and few other people. We cantered up and down the shore, splashing through water and wading in up past our feet. There is something so thrilling and freeing about smelling the salty air and hearing your horse's hooves pound the sand.

Check out this video to see more of our ride and those bright blue Spanish skies and horseback riding on the beach in Spain.

Learn about the various horse riding holidays in spain and book at trip.

Spain Coast Train & Trails:  If you love to ride through beautiful scenery, gallop along miles of deserted, golden sandy beaches, and explore the sweet smelling natural pine forests that run along the Costa de la Luz (coast of light), then this is the holiday for you.

Spain Dressage Training & Trail Riding: *** Featured in the video above, a longtime British Horse Society approved center in the heart of Andalucia that specializes in dressage training, riding on the beach and the Seville countryside, and special trips to see performances of the dancing horses at the Royal Andalusian School of Equestrian Art in Jerez.

Island of Mallorca Dressage Training & Historic Trails: Ride among open fields, pine forests, sandy tracks and beautiful beaches and enjoy dressage training on award-winning Andalusian horses. on the Spanish island of Mallorca.

Darley Newman is the host of the Emmy Award-winning Public Television series Equitrekking®, which takes viewers on horseback riding vacations around the world. Equitrekking is broadcast on PBS stations and on international networks. Watch the Equitrekking video promos and purchase Equitrekking DVDs