If you are looking for an unforgettable Christmas gift this festive season consider treating that special someone to a present that combines his or her passion for horses, with a once in a lifetime experience.
In The Saddle specialise in horseback holidays at destinations all across the globe, from European getaways and short breaks to equestrian escapades on the other side of the world. With a holiday to suit every rider’s abilities, taste and sense of adventure, booking an equestrian trip for a loved one offers a unique and inspiring gift that no horse lover could be disappointed with.
For the equine enthusiast who is conscious of their purse strings, the Campania Relaxed Ride in Italy provides breathtaking scenery, exhilarating riding and beautiful accommodation, all at a great price. Set on a delightful hilltop farm in I Moresani, south of Naples, the Campania Relaxed Ride combines early morning rides with relaxed afternoons by the pool and delicious Italian cuisine. Priced from £534 per person, the Campania Relaxed Ride offers the trip of a lifetime at an affordable price.
For the equestrian adventurer, Montana’s Bonanza Creek provides the perfect destination to embrace any rider’s inner Cowgirl or Cowboy! Experience ‘Big Sky’ country at Bonanza Creek and discover what life is like on a real working cattle ranch. Enjoy hearty meals, stay in beautiful log cabins and ride along wooded mountainsides, through vast meadows and past crystal clear lakes. Priced from £1250 per person, Bonanza Creek allows riders to experience the thrill of ranch life on beautiful, responsive horses.
For the horse rider who has everything, a trip to the Sacred Valley Ride in Peru would simply take their breath away. Nestled between Cusco and Machu Picchu, the Sacred Valley Ride takes travellers through the spectacular landscape of the Andes, surrounded by snow-capped mountains, deep blue lagoons and ancient lost cities. The Peruvian Paso horses are known as the Cadillacs amongst horses, with their ‘paso llano gait’ that allows you to cover the ground in a comfortable four beat lateral pace. Priced from £2677 per person, a trip to the Sacred Valley Ride in Peru will prove unforgettable for all the right reasons.