Equitrekking Vacation Guide, Great Dude Ranches, Guest Ranches, Cattle Drives and Riding Vacations

North America

Montana

Ultimate horseback adventures into Montana’s spectacular Bob Marshall Wilderness.


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Montana

Wilderness horse pack trips in Montana’s spectacular Bob Marshall Wilderness between Glacier National Park and Yellowstone.

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Arizona

Ride year round in Saguaro-studded deserts, tall pine forests, or open mountain meadows. Come experience the beauty and history of the Old West with an Arizona dude ranch vacation!

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Montana

Flathead Lake Lodge is the perfect setting for multigenerational family vacations.

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Alberta

For the last 48 years, Banff Trail Riders has offered Banff horseback riding and trail rides in the Canadian Rockies in Alberta, including packtrips with camping or backcounty

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Montana

The year-round Bar W Guest Ranch on Spencer Lake in Whitefish, Montana has it all - great accommodations, friendly staff, wonderful horses, and scrumptious food.

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Alaska

Alaska horseback riding in an area of Seward on the Kenai Peninsula that is only accessible by horseback. Come ride with Bardy's Trail Rides on the shores of Resurrection Bay.

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Colorado

Horseback riding adventures for the entire family, from one hour to four days, in the beautiful Rocky Mountains of Colorado a half hour from Vail and around 2 hours from Denver. 

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British Columbia, Canada

Small, family run guest lodge, specializing in relaxation and horseback adventures within the beautiful natural wilderness of the Chilcotin area BC.

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Quesnel, British Columbia, Canada

Adventure horseback riding on the Alexander Mackenzie Heritage Trail, as well as ranch stays with cattle drives, boating and more on our British Columbia guest ranch.

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Wyoming

Wilderness pack trips from a backcountry camp located next to Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming.

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Little Sandy River, Wyoming, USA

Horseback Adventure Vacations with Mike & Bobbi Wade, lifetime Wyoming outfitters. No Fences & No “Nose to Tail”!

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Georgia

Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of north Georgia, Brasstown Valley Resort & Spa is a premiere destination offering an abundance of outdoor activities, wildlife, and sporting diversities.

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Granby, Colorado

The perfect family, corporate, and wedding desitnation, we have something for everyone: muli-level trail rides (from instructional to lope), a full kids program, Orvis-endorsed fly fishing lessons on the stocked pond, or on the 2 mi. of private stream, a full service spa, and 5-star, gourmet meals, to name just a few- stay 3 nights or a full 7.

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Colorado

Bring the whole family to ride horses and enjoy a summer camp experience in August at Cheley Colorado Camps.

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Colorado

Authentic guest ranch located in Livermore, Colorado surrounded by the beautiful Rocky Mountains. The ranch offers incredible horseback riding, fly fishing, art classes, mountain biking and more.

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Arizona

Circle Z is a historic guest ranch in scenic Southern Arizona, offering phenomenal horseback riding on well trained horses over hundreds of miles of trails.

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Virginia

A taste of Europe in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley of Virginia offering classical dressage vacations and trails.

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Wyoming

Welcome to the CM Ranch, our gorgeous home and historic dude ranch, specializing in summer vacations since 1927. This is one of the oldest dude ranches in the country and is located in a secluded valley in the Wind River Mountain Range in Dubois.

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Colorado

Colorado Cattle is an adult only (18+), real working cattle ranch with the amenities of a five star resort.

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Dude and Guest Ranches in Colorado

28 Colorado Guest Ranches offer 3-7 night ALL INCLUSIVE vacation packages. Explore the beautiful Rocky Mountains as they were meant to be seen: on horseback!

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Colorado

Full program Colorado dude ranch with horseback riding, fly-fishing, shooting sports, children’s program, rafting, hiking, swimming, evening programs, delicious, home-cooked meals, cozy cabins and the friendliest staff around.

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New Mexico

Double E Ranch is a working cattle/guest ranch located in the southwest corner of the Gila National Forest in New Mexico.

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Wyoming

This authentic cattle drive is high adventure in some of the most gorgeous country in the world. As you take part in trailing our herd of cattle to our summer grass and then back home, you will be awe struck all week as you learn the ins and outs of being a cowboy, leaving with an appreciation of the cowboy as it is truly a fast disappearing art.

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Colorado

For over 85 years Drowsy Water Ranch, nestled in its own private mountain valley, has been providing folks and families from around the world with authentic Western vacations.

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Representing the top 100 ranches in 12 western states & 2 Canadian Provinces

The only inspected and accredited Dude Ranches in North America; The Best of the Best.

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Wyoming

Located 18 miles west of Sheridan, Eatons' Ranch is a dude and cattle ranch that has offered the western dude ranch experience for over 130 years from the magnificent, pine-covered eastern slopes of the Bighorn Mountains.

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Colorado

High and remote in the San Isabel National Forest with off-the-beaten path charm. Weekly package for 30 pampered guests. Unique for spectacular scenery, quality horses, variety of activities & superb menu. Here you will savor hospitality second to none - warm, friendly and sincere.

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Arizona

Friendly horses, friendly people, beautiful country – Elkhorn Ranch, a traditional winter season guest ranch owned and operated by the Miller family since 1946.

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New Mexico

Day to week-long horseback riding vacation adventures in the wilds of New Mexico outside of Albuquerque.

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New Mexico

New Mexico Guest Ranch located in the mountains of the breathtaking Gila National Forest, offering horseback riding, history, warm hospitality, delicious meals, and incredible scenery!

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Wyoming

Enjoy a premier guest ranch providing western luxury and relaxed hospitality in the spectacular setting of Jackson Hole, Wyoming. This authentic dude ranch offers horseback riding in the Gros Ventre Wilderness and mountains, Teton National Forest and Bridger Teton Park, private fly fishing, hiking and more!

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Colorado

The Home Ranch, located 18 miles north of the lively Western town of Steamboat Springs, CO in the stunning Elk River Valley, is the only Relais & Chateaux dude ranch in Colorado, as well as an Orvis-endorsed fly fishing lodge, and offers equestrian travelers an all-inclusive, gourmet getaway to “One Of The 1,000 Places To See Before You Die.”

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Torrey, Utah

Utah riding vacations in Capitol Reef National Park and Utah Canyonlands with longtime backcountry outfitter featured on Equitrekking. Camping trails rides or inn-to-inn vacations.

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Ontario

Horseback riding ranch vacations, campground and Canada’s best whitewater rafting resort one hour West of Ottawa, Ontario.

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Montana

Montana wilderness horseback trips through the Scapegoat and Bob Marshall Wilderness areas, including the Continental Divide Pack Trip, Meadow Creek and tailored journeys.

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California

Marble Mountain Ranch is California’s singular “saddle-paddle” vacation, mixing horseback trail rides, arena riding, white water rafting, fishing, and shooting sports.

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Virginia

Virginia horseback riding vacations, trail rides, cattle drives and Western Vacation Packages at Marriott Ranch in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Virginia Hunt Country, just 50 miles from Washington, D.C.

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Kansas

A working longhorn cattle ranch located just 45 miles from historic Dodge City, Kansas. Enjoy cattle drives, learning to rope a calf, barrel race, or even branding longhorns.

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Montana

Since 1929, this Montana ranch resort has been welcoming guests for horseback riding in Paradise Valley, Children’s Program, Sporting Clays, Yellowstone Tours, Rock Climbing and more.

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Vermont

Riding vacation at Vermont mountain resort. Beginners or experienced riders enjoy trail rides, lessons in English or Western, cross country jumping, dressage.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico

See New Mexico on Horseback! There is no better way for the horse lover than to experience the world than from the back of a horse. See a once in a lifetime group of wild horses roaming at will or learn how to photograph your favorite animals as you ride across New Mexico, the land of enchantment.

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Alberta

More than 30 years of leading guests on mountain horseback riding, dude ranch and stagecoach adventures into the majestic Canadian Rockies, bordering Banff National Park.

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Wyoming

Traditional Wyoming Dude Ranch with legendary riding, great food, quality cabins, blue ribbon fly fishing and terrific kid’s program.

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Florida

Rafter P is a unique horse training and riding ranch outside of Orlando, Florida offering riding vacations, horsemanship lessons, horseback riding, yoga and more. 

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Colorado

Superb alpine riding and fishing in the southern Colorado Rockies along with huge historic lodge, teen and children’s programs, trapshooting/archery, spectacular scenery and warm western hospitality to create memories that last a lifetime.

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Arizona/ Mexico

Rancho Los Baños is a 30,000 acre adventure guest ranch, nestled in the high Sonoran desert, offering a unique, diverse and pristine wilderness that is vast, remote, rugged and scenic, with a wide range of adventures to chose from, including world-class horseback riding and hiking.

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California

150 years of California history is alive and well at this famous cattle and guest ranch which offers cozy cabin lodging, delicious home cooked meals, mountain and meadow trail rides, barbecues, hay wagon rides, trout fishing, hiking, and a wonderful children's program...fun for all ages!

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Colorado

Authentic Guest Ranch in Colorado, offering fly fishing, horseback riding, skeet shooting, a kids program and more.

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Montana

Family ranch that loves their horses and enjoys sharing them with guests of all riding abilities and desires, from remarkable trail rides, horses and cattle, to pleasure and experience in Parelli Natural Horsemanship. 

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California

Customized wilderness trail rides on endurance horses through the majestic Angeles National Forest in Los Angeles, California. The hidden away ranch entertains a variety of adventurous rides. You can choose from the exiting 2 hour ranch ride, day rides through a 5 day riding vacation. Explore each day a new scenic trail.

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Virginia

Salamander Resort & Spa brings elegant luxury as a premier equestrian resort in the Virginia wine country, just 40 miles from Washington, D.C. in Middleburg.

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Virginia

Virginia year-round guest ranch providing a variety of quality horses for all inclusive horseback riding vacation packages and day trail riding excursions.

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British Columbia, Canada

Siwash Lake Wilderness Resort is an exclusive, intimate hideaway where horses, nature, and luxury entwine in the wilds, for a journey beyond the ordinary!

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Madison, GA

Premier year-round family-owned guest ranch & horse farm conveniently nestled in Central Georgia's Historic Heartland featuring over 200 horses and both guided and unguided riding.  

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Arizona

Arizona guest ranch with great rates, wonderful family atmosphere, weather and horseback riding.

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Colorado

Sylvan Dale Ranch is a 3200 acre horse and cattle ranch in the Rocky mountain foothills making memories for folks of all ages since 1946.

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Colorado and Utah

Wilderness Adventures on Horseback in Colorado and Utah in the backcountry of the San Juan Mountains as well as Utah Canyon Lands.

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Wyoming

The T Cross Ranch offers family dude ranch vacations by the Western town of Dubois two hours east of Jackson Hole. Inside the Shoshone National Forest, surrounded by an untouched country of pine forests and open meadows, trout-rich streams and small lakes—scenically magnificent and only accessible by horseback.

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Tucson, Arizona

Located on 640 acres of Sonora Desert with a backdrop against Saguaro National Park and Coronado National Forest, Tanque Verde Ranch provides an authentic Western experience to all their guests.

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Colorado

Tarryall River Ranch is a true Colorado dude ranch and bed and breakfast offering fun and adventure in the West! 

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Texas

The Texas horseback vacation catering to those who dream of saddling up on a horse and riding away from it all. Extra care is taken to pair horse and rider for your time together in the Davis Mountains of far West Texas. Let Texas Horseback Adventures be part of that discovery as you make miles of memories.

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California

Located in Santa Barbara Wine Country, California’s premier guest ranch resort with 73 accommodations, golf, horseback riding, spa, fishing and tennis.

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Wyoming

This upscale Wyoming working cattle ranch vacation is at one of the bigger and older ranches in the area. With over 300,000 acres of land, it offers a diversity of terrain for exceptional horseback riding vacations while striving for excellence in hospitality, lodging, and culinary pampering.

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Jamesville, New York

A family oriented guest ranch now in its 26th year of operation, this Upper State New York Ranch offers western vacations you will be sure to remember.

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Montana

The Ranch at Rock Creek is a luxury destination guest ranch that brings together upscale amenities, limitless outdoor activities and distinctive accommodations while providing an authentic “True West” lifestyle without sacrificing true comfort.

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Greenough, Montana

Premier Montana luxury ranch resort. Horse ride the land where Lewis & Clark once trod, fly fish in sparkling waters, enjoy world-class cuisine and wine, or relax in a the ranch spa. 

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Alberta

Six day luxury trail rides in the National Parks of the spectacular Canadian Rockies.

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Wyoming

Small Scale Riding Guest Ranch experience exclusively dedicated to Natural Horsemanship, Communication and Riding clinics, limited to four participants weekly, led by Parelli 3-Star Clinician Farrah Green.

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British Columbia

A Canadian Wilderness Lodge catering to people with a love of the outdoors, a sense of adventure, and a specific passion that they love, riding, fly fishing, photography, or just nature in general.  

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Wyoming

Family-friendly Wyoming dude ranch offering diverse activities for all ages, including horseback riding, cattle work, fishing, hiking and area sightseeing.

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Vermont

Enjoy comfortable Vermont country inn accommodations as you trek through the picturesque Mad River Valley of Vermont on strong Icelandic horses on this Vermont riding vacation. 

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Colorado

Vista Verde is a luxury ranch in Steamboat Springs, Colorado offering a variety of activities in addition to an in-depth riding program.

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Sandpoint, Idaho

Enjoy all the amenities of a year-round, full service guest ranch and experience the pride of 60 years of ranching and the heritage of five generations.

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Arizona

Traditional dude ranch in Tucson, Arizona carefully blended with the service and amenities of a fine resort. The True family welcomes you to the ranch that has been their home for 50 years.

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Oregon

English riding holiday in the beautiful Oregon wine country, coastal mountains and Oregon Coast. Ride on the beach on these six-day small group horseback vacations.

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Wyoming

The Wyoming Dude Ranchers’ Association represents the best dude ranches in Wyoming!

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Europe

Turkey

Combine horseback riding to ancient villages and through the exotic fairy chimneys of Cappadocia with a city break in Istanbul. Camp out or stay in small hotels and pensions.

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Ireland

Nestled on 1,000 acres, Castle Leslie Estate offers an idyllic setting for outdoor activity, adventure and is the perfect place to discover the thrill of exploring the beautiful Irish countryside on horseback.

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Ireland

Connemara Equestrian Escapes provides luxury equestrian vacations with a cultural twist in Connemara, on Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way.

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Ireland

Coolmine Equestrian Academy specializes in horse riding holidays, including trail riding, adult horse camps and riding lessons, pony camps, and more in the Irish countryside on the outskirts of Dublin city. 

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Ireland

A unique equestrian experience in Co. Tipperary, on a working Irish Stud farm, with excellent cross country jumping for all standards of rider in a warm, relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

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Wales

Unique self-guided and guided trail riding holidays in Wales, adult 3 day learn to ride trail riding vacations and more. Explore the Brecon Beaches, beaches and ride from the border to the coast! Suitable for complete beginners and novices upwards.

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Romania

Horseback riding vacations along the main ridge of the Carpathian Mountains in Romania. These pack trips take travelers to rural and stunning hidden farming villages for an authentic adventure.

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Iceland

Iceland horse riding vacations and day riding tours taking you through beautiful nature with waterfalls, geothermal hot springs and glaciers on Icelandic horses.  

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Ireland

Scenic trail rides through Killarney National Park, the largest and oldest National Park in Ireland and equestrian vacations along the Ring of Kerry.

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Ireland

Trail rides, three-day riding vacations and more through the beaches and mountains on Ireland's Dingle Peninsula in County Kerry.

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Italy

Horseback riding tours in Sicily. Ride through mountains, forests, ancient villages, castles and feast on Italian foods and wines as you explore the unique environments of Mount Etna and beyond.

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Ireland

The Clew Bay Trail Ride takes small groups of experienced riders on quality Irish horses through the spectacular Clew Bay region along Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way.

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Italy

Magical horse riding holidays in the heart of Tuscany, Italy based on a historic 400 hectare wine and olive estate with a spa and Western riding.

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Africa

Africa

Polo Safaris offers a unique African polo holiday combining farm polo in Uganda, the Pearl of Africa, with safaris to some of the most exquisite destinations on the continent.

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Africa

The quintessential Africa horse safari! Explore vast, rolling, open game country in Kenya with wildlife like nowhere else on earth.

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Asia

Mongolia

Stone Horse Expeditions and Travel provides unique horse riding vacations to adventure seeking souls through the cultural and ancient wilderness landscapes of Mongolia.

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Caribbean

Costa Rica

Find your Zen through Yoga and Horses in the Caribbean jungle of Costa Rica on a horseback riding vacation.
 

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Central America

Costa Rica

Find your Zen through Yoga and Horses in the Caribbean jungle of Costa Rica on a horseback riding vacation.
 

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Costa Rica

"Kindred Spirits” offers unique Costa Rica horseback riding vacations combining comfort in elegant lodgings and wild adventurous treks through rainforests, untouched Caribbean beaches and the spectacular volcano of Lake Arenal.

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Mexico

Mexico

Horse riding in Mexico! Unique Rides, Cultural Outings, Colorful Markets and Great Hospitality in the Mexican Highlands. The thing that sets Rancho Las Cascadas apart from all other ranch holidays is the versatility of the riding experiences offered to all levels of rider combined with luxury and outstanding natural beauty.

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Arizona/ Mexico

Rancho Los Baños is a 30,000 acre adventure guest ranch, nestled in the high Sonoran desert, offering a unique, diverse and pristine wilderness that is vast, remote, rugged and scenic, with a wide range of adventures to chose from, including world-class horseback riding and hiking.

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South America

Chile

Selected by National Geographic Traveler magazine as one of "50 Tours of a Lifetime," the Last Frontier horseback riding vacation takes you to seven Patagonia estancias in the area surrounding Torres del Paine National Park in stunning Chile.

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Ecuador

Horseback vacations in the beautiful surroundings of the high Andes of Ecuador. Visit haciendas and get to know the culture and people of Ecaudor as you meet chagras (Andean cowboys) and locals on this adventure not to be missed.

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Ecuador

A 17th century luxury eco-farm with superb organic food, hiking, mountain biking and 3 to 10 day horse riding vacations, only 2 hours from Quito. 

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Uruguay

There's a secret spot in Uruguay, completely surrounded by hills and amazing landscape: Pueblo Eden...And not too far away, a paradise for horse lovers ... Haras Las Tordillas!

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Cusco, Peru

Peru horse treks across the Andes lodge-to-lodge to Machu Picchu. See Peru peaks and glaciers on this guided riding holiday and Peru adventure vacation.

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Australia/ New Zealand

New Zealand

Small group New Zealand horseback riding vacations through iconic South Island high country stations amid outstanding scenery in 100% pure New Zealand wilderness.

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New Zealand

Luxury sporting lodge and private estate on New Zealand's North Island combining some of the world’s finest fishing, hunting and horseback riding lessons and treks with top-notch accommodations, gourmet cuisine and fine wines.

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