Riding in the wilderness: 3 riding holidays to book this summer

If you’re longing to get away, then a trip into the wilderness on horseback could be the break  you need. Get inspired to escape and experience something new with our round-up of three amazing riding breaks abroad...

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1. Ranch Rider's Montana Wilderness Pack trip

Complete with glaciers, lakes, winding rivers and unspoilt landscape that will make you pull out your phone every few seconds, Montana is an ideal next adventure for the intrepid explorer. Specialist operator Ranch Rider is introducing a new Montana Wilderness Pack trip, which they describe as 'a horseback adventure taking guests deep into the Beartooth Mountains and Custer Forest.'

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Lasting from six to ten days, the tailor-made trips are available for small groups of between two to eight people.

For more information about riding in Montana visit www.ranchrider.com

2. In The Saddle's Botswana Macatoo Ride

Love wildlife? In The Saddle specialises in worldwide holidays and with 20 years of experience to go by, its team has their fingers on the pulse of all things riding holiday related. They tell us that, despite having lots of great destinations to recommend, South Africa is currently the place to go if you’re looking for a good deal. Riders on the Botswana Macatoo Ride can see giraffes, elephants, buffalos, and even lions. 

Find out more at www.inthesaddle.com

3. Zapata Ranch in Colorado

On a holiday at this 103,000 acre bison and guest ranch located in the heart of Southern Colorado, you can work the cattle and ride trails through one of the most scenic and ecologically diverse landscapes in the United States.

This ranch holiday is ideal for riders of all levels and children aged eight and over are welcome too.

What’s more non riders won’t be left out if they come along too – from walking, fly-fishing in local streams and bird or wildlife watching to geology tours, massages, rafting and even flying over the national park by helicopter, there’s plenty to do.

 Find out more at www.equus-journeys.com

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