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Horse Riding on the Costa del Sol

Costa del Sol is considered to be one of the best places for horse riding, with plenty of countryside, beaches and great weather, its not hard to see why. Horse riding is a lovely activity for the whole family to enjoy while on holiday. Whether you have ridden a horse before, or not, there are options for everyone. With long hours of sunshine, plenty of places to ride, and stunning scenery to boot, it’s no wonder the old tradition of horse riding in Andalucía is still very much alive.

There are many horse riding schools in Spain, and most accommodate any level of rider. Imagine the family riding along a beautiful beach in the evening with the view of Africa and the Mediterranean Sea at sunset, or over the hills of Benahavis with spectacular views of Gibralter and the Sierra Mountains.  These memories will stay with you forever, whether it’s a romantic holiday for two, a family holiday, or a holiday with friends, there is a lot of fun to be had so don’t forget to bring the camera!

List of things to bring and wear

  • Sun cream
  • Sturdy footwear – not flip flops. Flat boots are ideal.
  • Casual outdoor clothing
  • Sun hats

Riding hats and vests are usually provided at the schools, of course you are welcome to bring your own riding gear if you have it. Prices vary from place to place and depends on what your looking for in terms of lessons etc. So if your thinking of going horse riding on your next holiday in Spain, it may be worth a look around to find the best one for you, and your family.

One of the best riding schools in Spain is the The Estepona Equestrian School (Escuela de Arte Ecuestre). They have all the facilities needed for every level of riding. They offer lessons and courses and extensive programs for learners. Children are very well catered to with the Pony Club, and safety measures are always in place so you can relax knowing the kids are in professional hands. Other great places to go horse riding in Southern Spain are, Ronda, Nerja, Marbella and Sotogrande.

For more information on The Estepona Equestrian School click here.

To find a holiday rental near Estepona or anywhere else in Southern Spain click here.