A unique blend of luxury adventures, gastronomy, and horse riding holidays

The promise of unique horse-riding experiences

Elevate your vacation experience with our horse riding holidays that offer far more than just equestrian adventures. We curate immersive journeys that harmoniously blend horse riding with elements of well-being, cultural enrichment, and gastronomic delights.

Discover the authentic essence of your destination from multiple perspectives: Experience its rich history and culture from the back of a horse, tantalize your taste buds with local culinary masterpieces, all while enjoying the comfort of luxurious accommodations and high-end service.

Our horse rides offer the perfect balance of excitement and comfort – Set out on an exhilarating adventure that doesn’t compromise on luxury

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Discover our horse riding holidays

1 day

Fontainebleau, France

THE IMPERIAL HERITAGE ride

1 day

Versailles, France

VERSAILLES & ITS GARDENS

2 days

Loire Valley, France

LOIRE VALLEY CASTLES TOUR

2 days

Barbizon, France

Imperial week-end get away

4 days

Tuscany, Italy

Castles of TUSCANY TOUR

8 days

Rajasthan, India

THE ROYAL MARWAR SAFARI

5 days

South Iceland

TÖLT, GLACIER & WELLNESS

2 to 6 days

Dolomites, Italy

VENICE & THE DOLOMITES

2 days

Normandy, France

OMAHA BEACH & D-DAY HOMAGE

Tailor-Made Journeys in France

CUSTOM RIDES WITH FIRST-HAND EXPERTISE

Whether you are seeking a culinary exploration, a cultural odyssey, or a wellness retreat on horseback, we are dedicated to crafting your perfect itinerary in France.

Drawing upon our extensive knowledge of the country, and a shared passion for horse-riding, gastronomy, wellness, and culture, we specialize in curating personalized horse-riding holidays that transcend the ordinary, and immerse guests into the Art de vivre à la française.

Our partnerships with luxury estates, boutique hotels and châteaux, along with trusted touring partners, grant us exclusive access to first-class accomodations, sights, and activities to craft the journey of your dreams. Tell us about it, and we will turn it into a reality. 

Our team, fueled by a deep love for exploration, will create the perfect itinerary for you, ensuring that your experience is as unique as your individuality. 

Our commitment

Curate you the most immersive experience for life-long memories

A horseback riding holiday is not just about the destination; it is about the moments and connections you make along the way.

You choose your experience, we take care of the rest

Planning holidays can be stressful and time-consuming, but it doesn’t have to be.

We carefully select, craft, and test all of our rides

In order to offer you only the best, all of our rides are tested and selected among a large portfolio of equestrian experiences.

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CURATED & TAILOR-MADE JOURNEYS

Because no two travelers are the same

We offer the possibility to create customized horseback riding journeys based on your desires, preferences, and budget. Crafting you an itinerary suited to your interests and expectations is a way to ensure you a unique travel experience; one that truly resembles you.

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CULTURAL & GASTRONOMIC DISCOVERY

A journey of Taste and Tradition

We believe the best way to truly discover a region in all its authenticity is to discover its cultural heritage and indulge in its traditional cuisine. We carefully craft our journeys to propose a subtle blend of exciting horse-riding trails, cultural and gastronomic discovery.
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IN LUXURY ACCOMODATIONS

Horseback journeys can be tiring, but they don’t have to be

We believe holidays should be restful and enjoyable, which is why we only offer five-star and refined accommodations. You can be assured of having an adventure-filled experience without sacrificing luxury.

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RIDES FOR BEGINNERS & EXPERIENCED RIDERS

At Nomad Riders, we believe that the bliss of horse riding holidays should be experienced by everyone, regardless of their horse-riding background. We have meticulously designed a diverse range of rides to cater to all levels of experience — from first-timers to seasoned equestrians.

If you are new to the world of horse-riding, we offer rides that focus on basic skills and gentle terrains, ensuring a comfortable and enjoyable introduction to this magnificent activity. For the more experienced riders, we provide challenging horseback riding trails that offer both adventure and the opportunity to hone your skills.

Each ride’s description clearly specifies the skill level required, allowing you to choose an experience that aligns perfectly with your riding abilities. Whether you are taking the reins for the first time or are a veteran looking for your next thrill, we have the perfect horse ride waiting for you.

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Horseback riding & gourmet luxury experiences across the world

Frequently asked questions

Everything you need to ask about Nomad Riders' horse rides

Our mission is to accommodate riders with diverse horse-riding backgrounds and offer the opportunity to anyone – from beginners to advanced riders – to enjoy the unique experience of traveling on horseback. This is why we have designed and selected horse holidays that cater to riders from different levels:

If you are looking for a « first-time in the saddle » experience, we recommend exploring The Imperial Heritage Ride in Fontainebleau, France or Versailles & Its gardens on Horseback – both tailored to suit both novices and experienced riders. These rides are crafted with gentle and calm horses, navigating mostly flat lands to provide a more relaxed introduction to horse-riding tours.

If you are seeking a more challenging and exhilarating ride, consider options such as The Royal Marwar Safari in Rajasthan, India; or The Tölt, Glacier, and Well-being in Iceland; or Venice & The Dolomites on Horseback in Italy. These holidays are designed for more fit and experienced riders as they feature spirited horse breeds, navigating rough terrains, with long canters and more time spent in the saddle.

If you find yourself uncertain about your horse-riding experience, we are here to help and assist you.

Please feel free to contact us via our Contact form, email, or WhatsApp, and we will be more than happy to guide you.

Yes, absolutely! Many of our riders come on their own and meet riding partners along the journey. 

Among the rides open to solo riders, are the Loire Valley Castles in France, Venice & The Dolomites in Italy, Tölt, Glacier & Wellness in Iceland, and The Royal Marwar Safari in India.

If you have any doubts or special inquiries, feel free to contact us via our Contact form, email, or WhatsApp, and we will be more than happy to guide you.

Our commitment lies in curating tailor-made experiences that cater to the unique preferences and needs of each of our guests. This includes accommodating dietary restrictions and allergies to ensure a seamless and enjoyable journey.

Prior to embarking on a horse riding holiday or day trip, we request guests to complete a comprehensive form. This form allows us to gather essential information, not only about dietary restrictions and allergies but also about your gastronomic preferences. By doing so, we can craft an experience that not only meets but exceeds your expectations.

Your safety, well-being and satisfaction are at the forefront of our personalized service, making every ride with us a truly unforgettable experience.

As a general guideline, the minimum age for participants is 6 years old. However, age restrictions can vary based on the destination and individual circumstances. We take into consideration factors such as size, stamina, and riding ability, as well as the dynamics of the group.


At the heart of our philosophy is a commitment to providing tailor-made experiences for each guest. We understand that everyone is unique, and our goal is to design experiences that cater to individual preferences and needs.


For those who may not wish to participate in every aspect of the ride, we also offer the flexibility of one-base options and the possibility of following the journey by car. Our aim is to ensure that every guest, regardless of age or preference, can enjoy the beauty of horse riding in a way that suits them best.


If you find yourself unsure whether a horse-riding holiday is the perfect fit for your family, particularly when considering the participation of your children, do not hesitate to reach out to us. We understand that safety and comfort are paramount, especially when it comes to younger riders. We will be more than happy to assist you in making an informed decision. Feel free to contact us via our Contact form, email, or WhatsApp, with any questions or concerns, and we will work together to ensure that your horse-riding adventure becomes a cherished and memorable experience for every member of your family.

When gearing up for your horse-riding adventure, packing the right essentials is crucial for a comfortable and enjoyable experience. Each horse-riding holiday is unique, and your packing list will be influenced by factors such as the weather conditions, the ride’s difficulty, the destination’s disease risks and sometimes dress code requirements for riding in nature. Before embarking on your journey, we provide guests with a comprehensive list tailored to their specific horse-riding holiday.  We have outlined a typical packing list designed to cover the basics for riders : For the time in the saddle:
  • Riding Pants: Choose the fabric based on the weather of the destination, ensuring comfort and adaptability.
  • Riding Boots and Chaps: If not provided on-site, these are essential for a secure and comfortable ride.
  • Lightweight Riding Helmet: Ensure you have a suitable helmet for protection, especially if not provided on-site.
  • Sports Bras for Women: Prioritize support and comfort during rides.
  • Long Socks: Opt for woolen ones in colder weather to keep your feet warm and cozy.
  • Button-Up Long-Sleeved Cotton Shirts: Choose thermal options in cold weather for added warmth.
  • Fleece or Wool Jumper: Layering is key, and a jumper provides insulation during cooler rides.
  • Waterproof Windbreaker Jacket: Be prepared for unexpected weather changes with a reliable, waterproof jacket.
  • Waterproof Over Trousers: Protect yourself from rain and wind with these essential over trousers.
  • Sunglasses: Shield your eyes from sun, wind, and dust for a clear and comfortable ride.
  • Riding Gloves: Ensure a good grip and protect your hands during the ride.
  • Filtered Water Bottle: Stay hydrated with clean water throughout your journey.
  • Sunscreen: Guard against sun exposure, especially for extended rides under the open sky.
For after the ride:
  • Hat and Gloves : Stay warm during chilly evenings after your ride.
  • Sun Hat: Shield yourself from the sun during the afternoon visits.
  • Soft Shoes: Slip into comfortable footwear after hours in riding boots.
  • Comfortable Loungewear: Relax and unwind post-ride with comfortable clothing.
  • First-Aid Necessities: Be prepared with a basic first-aid kit, based on your medical needs.
  • Paracetamol: For general pain relief and fever.
  • Gastro-Stop Medication: To address digestive issues if they arise.
  • Nurofen or Ibuprofen: In case of muscle soreness for a comfortable recovery.
  • Lip Balm: Keep your lips moisturized, especially in varying weather conditions.

On all of our rides, you will be welcomed and led by local and passionate horse-riding guides, all of whom are fluent in English to ensure seamless communication.


As part of our commitment to delivering a cultural experience, our itineraries often include historical visits. To enhance these activities, we curate them with guides who are proficient in various languages such as French, Spanish, Italian, Chinese, German, Japanese, and more. This multi-lingual approach ensures that our guests can fully appreciate the depth of the destinations explored, making their horse-riding holiday not only adventurous but also culturally enlightening

Our package rates always include individual travel insurance and medical coverage. In the case you wish to book your own travel insurance, this is also possible. However, due to the inherent risks of horse-riding in nature, we require all participants to have adequate travel insurance and medical coverage for their journeys. Travel insurance should cover for personal liability, medical (including repatriation) and optionally, holiday cancellation, and be valid from the date when the contract between us comes into existence until the holiday is completed. If you have any doubts or need guidance on the insurance that best suits your holiday, feel free to reach out to us through our Contact form, email, or WhatsApp. Your safety and peace of mind are our top priorities.

We acknowledge that unforeseen events may occur, leading to changes in plans, and we are committed to providing our guests with a fair and transparent cancellation policy. It is important to note that our cancellation policy may be subject to variations based on the conditions of our guiding partners.

Nevertheless, we have outlined our general cancellation policy conditions tailored to the type of rides :

  • Day Trips:
    • No refunds are possible – considering all fees are paid upfront. If possible, we will try our best to find alternative and suitable solutions on a case-by-case basis.
  • Horse-Riding Holidays:
    • If you cancel more than 120 days before departure: Full refund (excluding 50€ booking fee),
    • If you cancel between 120 and 60 days before departure: 50% refund (excluding 50€ booking fee),
    • If you cancel less than 60 days before departure: No refund.
 

In the case your initial booking no longer fits your schedule or an unexpected event arise, we are open to flexibility and willing to consider alternative options where feasible. Feel free to contact us via our Contact form, email, or WhatsApp, and we will be more than happy to guide you and find a suitable solution.

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* If you are alone and wish to join a group ride, please mention "Solo Rider"
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You can let us know about any inquiry you have on Nomad Riders or the rides we propose. If you selected the Tailor-Made Journey, kindly indicate your desired destination and any specific preferences or requirements you may have for us to craft the perfect ride for you.