Fantasia Adventure Holidays

Horse Riding Holidays in Andalusia, Spain

 

  • Unspoilt beaches for horse riding holidays
  • Superb horse riding holidays on golden beaches
  • Superb views on a horse riding holiday
  • Horse riding holidays with lovely views

Unbeatable Horse Riding

Beautiful golden beaches
Unspoilt pine forest
Canters along sandy forest tracks
Beach canters and gallops
Fast canters / gallops along wide forest firebreaks
Small groups
We don't take novice or beginner riders

Fantastic Horse Riding

Superb Riding Location

Our trails provide superb off road horse riding through the Barbate nature reserve. With direct access to the reserve we have fantastic riding through unspoilt forests and unforgettable days on the beach. With long wide firebreaks, and twisty forest tracks the park could have been designed for horse riding. Each day there are plenty of opportunities for long collected canters and exhilarating gallops. In-between canters the pace is leisurely, enabling us to take in the tranquillity of the forest. The topsoil of the forest is sand and the going is good whatever the weather.

 

Riding Itinerary

Our farm is only a few minutes drive out of Barbate, and on arrival the horses will be ready to ride. An average of four and a half hours each day is spent in the saddle with a short break part way round. After returning to the farm lunch is taken at a local 'Venta' nearby. Returning back to Barbate between 16:00 and 16:30 the afternoon is free to spend on the beach, sightseeing or shopping.

Our Horses.

We currently have twelve horses. Two are pure bred Andalusian (PRE), and the rest are all Andalusian or Arab crosses, ranging from 14.3hh to 16.3hh in size. Our horses are well mannered, forward going and responsive, with a kind calm temperament. Bought locally our horses stay with us for life. They are sure footed, strong and used to riding in the warm Spanish climate.

 

Our Horse Care.

Our horses are kept in the most natural way possible turned out together. Partly covered by a pine wood our farm provides the horses with plenty of shelter from sun, wind and rain. The horses are brought in each day, fed hard feed and checked over. Hay is given ad lib in the fields for them. With this system of horse care the horses socialise with each other and are a happy family group. On riding days the horses are turned out to the highest standard, fit, and happy to be ridden. Our standard of horse care is high with the health and welfare of the horses being paramount.

a gallop through the surf on our horse riding vacation
A horse cantering through the forest on our equestrian vacation
Horses walking to the beach on our equestrian vacation

Beautiful Unspoilt Beaches

Beaches - the Ultimate Riding Fantasy

On beach days your dreams come true, with sea and sand extending for kilometres before you. Two of our routes on our horse riding holidays take in the beach where you will enjoy a riding experience never to be forgotten. At times the beach ride is fast and exhilarating, at times it is mesmerising and relaxing. Our longest beach ride takes us to Cape Trafalgar, the site of the sea battle in 1805, where the beaches total about 10 kilometres. Time spent on the beach is a mixture of meandering in the surf, gentle canters and the occasional gallop. The second beach ride takes us to Hierbabuena beach at Barbate. This beach is as close to paradise as you can get. About a kilometre long this beach is loved by both riders and horses who enjoy having a good gallop.

 

Summer Beach Horse Riding

Unlike most other horse riding holidays on the Iberian Peninsular we are able to ride on the beach for twelve months of the year. The law in Spain and Portugal prohibits taking horses on the beach at any time of the year. However in practise this law is only enforced when the beaches are heavily used. On the main Spanish Costa's like the Costa del Sol this law is enforced stringently. On the Costa de la Luz the law is only enforced on busy beaches from the 1st June to 30th September. We are lucky here as we have beaches where this law is not enforced.

Choosing Your Horse.

One of our most important roles is choosing the correct horse for you, and we have over 20 years wealth of experience in matching horses to riders. A horse will be chosen for you that will suit your riding ability, experience and physical size. We have a variety of horses, some suit the less confident rider and others the more proficient rider. Our holidays are aimed at riders who are comfortable riding a horse at all paces within the varied environments of forest and beach.

 

Group Size.

The riding group is kept to a maximum of eight riders plus guides, this enables you to enjoy the experience of a small and friendly group.

 

Tack.

We use top quality English saddles and bridles.

 

Weight Limit.

Weight limit of 13 stone, 83 kilos or 182 pounds.

Riding one of our horses on the Beach
Horse riding through the forest on our horse riding vacation
Horses cantering on the beach on our equestrian vacation

Superb Choice Of Holidays

Eight Day Horse Riding Holiday

Horse Riding Holiday that runs Sunday to Sunday. Five full day rides with two of them on the beach. One Free day with optional excursion to the Royal Spanish Riding School.

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Five Day Horse Riding Short Break

Horse Riding Short Break that runs Wednesday to Sunday. Three full day rides with one day on the beach.

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Two week work riding holidays

An economical way to enjoy a riding holiday by helping us and exercise the horses.

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