Spend New Year’s in the Saddle

New Year's Holiday Riding Vacations Around the World. 

A few people have asked me where they can saddle up to ring in the New Year. There are many options all around the world. Here's a rundown of some of the top international riding vacations for the New Year's holiday.

New Year's in Provence Dec 26, 2011- Jan 1, 2012

Day and half day rides in the Luberon Regional Nature Park's forests, along vineyards, olive and fruit orchards.  Exceptional dinners prepared by Chef Gaël and for New Years Eve, a memorable Provencal dinner and party.

provence, france riding vacation

Christmas and New Years in Botswana Dec 27, 2011 to Jan 3, 2012

Enjoy sightings of animals such as elephant, leopard, hyena and cheetah, as well as a huge range of bird species, antelope and smaller game this holiday season in Botswana! 


Botswana Limpopo

Discover Wadi Rum with Petra & Dead Sea Dec 16-25 for Christmas and Dec 23-Jan 1 for New Year's.

Combine horseback riding in the Wadi Rum Desert in Jordan with magical Petra and more on special equestrian vacations led one of few tour operators in Jordan that specializes in adventure travel.

Wadi Rum horseback

Costa Rica
Ride & Rainforest Dec. 26, 2011 - Jan. 2, 2012

Combine horse riding in the Costa Rican rainforest with ocean kayaking, a zipline canopy tour, a crocodile safari boat tour and hanging bridges.

Costa Rica rainforest


Learn more about international equestrian escapes and equestrian travel deals at EquitrekkingTravel.com and great ranches, cattle drives and riding vacations in the Equitrekking Vacation Guide.