Luxury horse rides

Embark on an unforgettable journey as you travel on horseback.

Each of our luxury horse rides offers a subtle blend of adventure, culture, well-being and gastronomy.

Designed to offer you a unique, all-inclusive and luxurious experience, our rides combine the thrill of horse riding with the discovery of cultural heritage and the savor of gastronomic delights. Choose your adventure and let us take care of the rest.

At Nomad Riders, we pride ourselves on offering luxury horse-riding experiences that go beyond the ordinary. Scroll down to discover them.

Discover our horse riding holidays

2 days

Loire Valley, France

LOIRE VALLEY CASTLES ON HORSEBACK

1 day

Fontainebleau, France

THE IMPERIAL HERITAGE ride

2 days

Barbizon, France

Imperial week-end get away

8 days

Rajasthan, India

THE ROYAL MARWAR SAFARI

5 days

South Iceland

TÖLT, GLACIER & WELLNESS

2 to 6 days

Dolomites, Italy

VENICE & THE DOLOMITES

1 day

Versailles, France

VERSAILLES & ITS GARDENS

what to expect ?

Pre-Ride Preparations

  • Consultation: Before your ride, our team will consult with you to understand your preferences and any special requirements you may have for the ride.
  • Itinerary: You will receive a detailed itinerary outlining the day-by-day activities, meals, and accommodations, as well as options to select for us to customize your journey according to your desires.

Day of the ride

  • Welcome Briefing: Each ride starts with greetings from your guides with fresh pastries, and a welcome briefing where safety protocols are discussed.
  • Riding Equipment: You will find in most of our rides the necessary riding equipment, including helmets and riding boots at your sizes.

During the Ride

  • Guided Tours: Our expert and bilingual horse-riding guides will lead you through scenic trails, offering insights into the local flora, fauna, and historical landmarks.
  • At your pace: Whether you are looking for a tranquil and slow or an engaging and fast ride, our guides are here to hear your wishes and tailor the journey at your preferred pace.

Culinary Experiences

  • Gastronomic Meals: Expect a variety of dining experiences, from gourmet picnics to fine dining at local or Michelin-starred restaurants. Some of our rides feature vineyards or farms visits for you to discover regional specialties from the Terroir.

Post-Ride

  • Cultural Heritage : For a dose of cultural immersion, our rides feature some of the most famous UNESCO Heritage sites’ visits to discover the historical legacy of the region you are riding in.
  • Relax & Treat Yourself: If you are looking to unwind after the ride, we invite you to have some time to treat yourself with SPA treatments.

Safety Measures

  • First Aid: All our guides are trained in first aid and emergency response, and first aid kits are available throughout the ride. In France, our guides are all certified with ATE Formation.

departure

  • Farewell: Before you leave, we’ll have a small farewell gathering – around breakfast, lunch or dinner – to thank you for choosing Nomad Riders and to hear your feedback on the experience.

Sustainability Practices

At Nomad Riders, we believe that luxury and sustainability can go hand-in-hand. We are committed to offering you an unforgettable horse-riding experience while also taking steps to protect our planet and support local communities.

Animal
Welfare

Ethical Treatment & Humane practices:

When curating our rides, we grant the most careful consideration to the tour operators and guides we will collaborate with. Upon each partnership created, we meet and spend time with the guides in order to ensure their horses are well cared for, with regular health check-ups, proper nutrition, and ample rest periods.

Trustful relationships with our partners are the foundation of our approach. We grant a lot of importance to ensuring the whole riding team shares our commitment to ethical riding practices & the well-being of the horses.

Community Engagement

Local Partnerships:

When crafting our horse riding holidays, we prioritize community engagement by partnering with local businesses and artisans. When possible, the culinary experiences we propose are selected in order to collaborate with local chefs and farms to provide meals that reflect the region’s culinary traditions, supporting local agriculture and reducing our environmental impact.

This approach ensures that our guests enjoy authentic experiences while also supporting the local economy. 

 

Environmental Conservation

Low-Impact Rides:

Beyond the inherently environmentally-friendly nature of horse riding travel, our holidays are carefully designed to minimize our ecological footprint. Our rides have been designed to have a minimal environmental impact. For our riding circuits, we use state-established trails to ensure our rides do not disturb sensitive ecosystems or unspoiled habitats.

Waste Management:

We follow a strict “leave no trace” policy, ensuring that all waste is properly disposed of or recycled during the rides.

About our selection of horse-riding experiences

CUSTOMIZATION FOR FLEXIBILITY

Crafting you an itinerary suited to your desires and expectations is our top priority. Whether you are interested in a half-day horseback outing or a more extended equestrian trek, plan the journey with non-riders or any special inquiries - name it - we have got you covered.

EQUESTRIAN VACATIONS FOR ALL LEVELS

At Nomad Riders, we understand that every rider comes with a unique set of skills and experiences in equestrian practice. That is why we have tailored and selected rides designed to cater to all equestrian levels, from beginners to experienced riders. Our certified instructors are trained to adapt to your level, ensuring that you get the most out of your equestrian trek.

Certified Instructors and Personalised Guidance

Our certified instructors are not just experts in equestrian disciplines; they are also passionate about teaching and sharing their love for horseback riding. Whether you're an intermediate or experienced rider, our instructors provide personalized guidance to meet your specific needs. With their expertise, you can confidently enjoy your trip and focus on the magic of the moment.

Carefully Hand-picked trails

Behind every curated ride lies an intricate process of selection, where we exercise utmost diligence in choosing the trails you will ride through. Our goal is to provide not only a memorable riding experience but also breathtaking views that enhance the overall journey, ensuring every path chosen offers a harmonious blend of natural beauty and safe, enjoyable riding conditions.

Frequently asked questions

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:
    • If you cancel more than 15 days before departure: Full refund (excluding 50€ booking fee),
    • If you cancel between 15 and 7 days before departure: 50% refund (excluding 50€ booking fee),
    • If you cancel less than 7 days before departure: No refund.
  • 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.

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.

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 Forest Ride 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; 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.

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

Due to the inherent risks of horse-riding in nature, we require all participants to have adequate travel insurance and medical coverage, which is mandatory for booking. Travel insurance should cover for personal liability, medical (including repatriation) and holiday cancellation, and be valid from the date when the contract between us comes into existence until the holiday is completed.


While our typical package rates do not include travel insurance and medical coverage, we are more than happy to include it for an additional fee. We understand the importance of being prepared for the unexpected, and upon inquiry, we will provide you with a comprehensive insurance package for your convenience, ensuring you depart with serenity.


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.

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* If you are alone and wish to join a group ride, please mention "Solo Rider"
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