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Mother’s Day Riding Vacations

Saddle up for a special occassion- Treat your mom to a Mother's Day Riding Adventure

Mother's Day is coming up on May 13. Horse riding with your mom or daughter can be a great bonding experience, but choosing the right vacation is important. You want to fit your family's style and yours.

Here are some special Mother's Day riding vacations. 

Rugged Adventure at a Western Ranch
New Mexico Ranch Vacation
This working ranch vacation by the Gila National Forest offers Cattle Roundups, and Regular Ranch Weeks to improve riding skills. Enjoy trying barrel racing, team penning, branding and learning about life on a true New Mexico Ranch.

New Mexico Ranch


Cozy Homestay in the heart of Wales
Wales Countryside Riding Vacations
Ride strong Welsh Cobs through the rural countryside, beautiful Cambrian Mountains and to a local pub with a family owned and run British Horse Society approved riding center. Special Welsh Cob Stud Farm visit and Carreg Cennen Castle.

Wales horse riding

Dressage Lovers Vacation in Spain
Spain Dressage Training & Trail Riding
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.

Spain dressage

Ireland Lovers Dreamy Farmhouse Vacation
Galway, Ireland Residential Ride
Experience Ireland’s castles, pubs and history from a 300-year-old farmhouse near the River Shannon or take a progressive trail riding vacation through the Burren to the Cliffs of Moher and the Atlantic Coast.

Galway riding vacation

Mountain and Beach Lovers for Short or Long Escapes
Ring of Kerry Ireland Riding Vacation

Explore Ireland's famous Ring of Kerry with its lakes, mountains and golden sandy beaches on a six night or two night riding vacation, staying in B&B's and small hotels to experience life in this stunning area of Ireland.

Ring of Kerry Horse RIding

History Lovers Exotic Turkey Trek
Cappadocia RIding Vacations
Combine horseback riding to ancient villages and through the exotic fairy chimneys of Cappadocia with a city break to see the top sights of bustling Istanbul. Camp or stay in boutique hotels or pensions.

Cappadocia food

Arabian Horse Lovers Looking to Earn Bragging Rights
Jordan Wadi Rum, Petra & Dead Sea
Combine horse riding in Jordan's Wadi Rum Desert with magical Petra and a float in the Dead Sea with this eco-friendly outfitter. Learn about the Bedouins and Jordanian culture and food.

Wadi Rum horse riding

National Park Lovers
Wildflowers & Springtime in Slickrock Canyons of Utah- Choose Camping or Inn to Inn
Horse riding vacations in Capitol Reef National Park and San Rafael Swell with an awesome backcountry outfitter in Utah's Canyonlands.

Utah national parks

Luxury Lovers Who Want to Better Their Jumping Skills
Equestrian Training in Ireland at Mount Juliet Estate
Experience horse riding, golf, the spa and more at one of Ireland’s oldest standing sporting estates. Special lessons in flatwork, jumping and cross-country, fox hunting in Ireland and more.

Mount Juliet horse

Equestrian Dream Castle Escape
Castle Leslie in Ireland
Stay at one of Ireland’s great castles still inhabited by its eccentric founding family and enjoy a dream equestrian vacation: Cross country course, indoor jumping arena, gentle countryside hacks, riding lessons for beginners and advanced riders, fine cuisine, the spa and fishing.

Castle Leslie

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