Colorado Trails Guest RanchAn active vacation filled with horse riding is an equestrian’s dream. Whether you want long trail rides, instructional-style classes or a luxury holiday with casual, short rides, there is a destination ideally suited for you. These equestrian vacations ideas will get you started to plan the perfect horse-riding getaway.

Kentucky Horse Park
Participate in horseback riding and visit the International Museum of the Horse and the American Saddle-bred Museum. Go on a tour of local horse farms in the Kentucky Bluegrass countryside. Equestrians may register for classes, attend daily horse shows and tour the horse barns. You can buy refreshments on the park grounds and find restaurants and hotel lodging nearby in Lexington. On-site camping is available with reservations.

Kentucky Horse Park
4089 Iron Works Parkway
Lexington, KY 40511
www.kyhorsepark.com
(859) 233-4303

Colorado Trails Guest RanchEquine Research Foundation
Take a learning vacation or do a summer internship at this not-for-profit foundation dedicated to research in horse behavior and cognition. One- or two-week riding programs are offered throughout the summer, and part of the fee is tax deductible.

Equine Research Foundation
P.O. Box 1900
Aptos, CA 95001
www.equineresearch.org
(831) 662-9577

Scottish Equestrian Center at Glen-eagles Hotel
Take a beginners riding course or learn more advanced dressage at the luxurious Glen-eagles Hotel resort in Perth-shire, Scotland. The equestrian school will customize a training program for your own interests and skill level. Lodging, dining and amenities at Gleneagles hold a 5-star rating, and prices reflect its high rank among European resorts.

The Gleneagles Hotel
Auchterarder
Perthshire, Scotland
www.gleneagles.com
(866) 881-9525 (USA)

Colorado Trails Guest RanchColorado Trails Guest Ranch
Take in the whole dude ranch experience with a comfortable bed to sleep in at night. The ranch provides cattle drives and all-day horse rides through the Colorado hills and canyons. Or take shorter rides in order to enjoy fishing, relaxation and family activities during the rest of the day. Cabins are available and hearty meals are served at the main lodge.

Colorado Trails Guest Ranch
12161 Country Road 240
Durango, CO
www.ColoradoTrails.com
(970) 247-5055

Andes to the Ocean Horse-Riding Expedition
Explore the wilds of Patagonia in the South American country of Chile. Organized by Expediciones Chile, the week-long schedule is for intermediate and advanced riders who enjoy the great outdoors and wilderness camping. (You can check their day schedule online at www.exchile.com/HorsebackRidingExpedition.html.) Book this international equestrian vacation through a travel agent.