Hiring Horses

Horse ridding in Bolonia Andalucia  © Michelle Chaplow
Horse ridding near the beach in Bolonia Andalucia © Michelle Chaplow

Hiring Horses

There are numerous places to hire horses. Farms, riding schools, hotels and small stables offer a wide range of horses ranging from solid local Andalucian horses to stunning white stallions with tumbling manes.

Horse Riding Tour of Grazalema Natural Park in Cadiz

Horse Riding Tour of Grazalema Natural Park in Cadiz
Horse Riding Tour of Grazalema Natural Park in Cadiz

Enjoy the pleasure of spending time in nature by horse back riding in Cadiz. Riders of all levels can now discover nature by horse in the heart of Grazalema Natural Park, a Reserve of the Biosphere. The ranch where this tour departs from is situated at a crossroads of several paths traversing the Park. The expert guides can help you decide on your riding program.

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Horse Riding Excursion from Seville

Horse Riding Excursion from Seville
Horse Riding Excursion from Seville

Book this 3-hour horse riding adventure and discover Seville's countryside. Ride on an elegant local horse breed as you make your way through panoramic landscapes and forests as your guide gives you an overview of the region and traditions.

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Horse Riding In Tarifa ©Michelle Chaplow
Horse Riding In Tarifa


Escuela de Arte Ecuestre Costa Del Sol
Based in Estepona, this is one of the best equestrian centres in Spain. Extensive facilities. BHS and ABRS approved training and examination centre. Escuela de Arte Ecuestre Costa Del Sol, Estepona, Malaga Tel. 952 808 077.

Hurricane Hotel
Situated right on the beach, this well known Moorish style hotel has good riding facilities, offering beach rides, lessons.
Tarifa, Cadiz. Tel: 956 684 919

La Almoraima
Castellar de la Frontera, Cadiz. The stables lie behind the former 17th century convent and hunting lodge, now a countryside hotel with game lunches on Sundays. Ride through leafy cork woods.

Caballo Blanco Trekking
Unique trekking centre in the heart of Andalucia, impressive horses available for hire from 1-8 hours every day. BHS qualified instructor offering both riding & jumping lessons. Further details on the Horse riding Holidays Page.
Cortijo La Chaparra, Granada. Tel (0034) 6277 94891 / (0034) 9583 47175

Finca Pacheco
Hacking through stunning countryside. Instruction. B&B riding holidays.
Near San Martin del Tesorillo, Cádiz. Tel: 952 113 114.

San Roque Equestrian Centre
British managed with qualified British Horse Society instructors. Lessons available in Spanish or English. Hard hats and boots available. Tel: 956 613 232

Valderrama Equestrian Centre
In the hills just above Sotogrande, professional tuition in dressage, jumping and competition preparation. Lessons from beginners upwards with BHSAI and escorted hacks in delightful countryside. Livery service available.

Los Caireles Riding Club, Marbella
Trips and excursions to mountain villages, horse rental, beginners lessons, spanish style dressage, horse training, liveries. Open Tuesday to Sunday in Marbella.

Hipica International
A small and friendly family run riding school in Churriana, where the emphasis is on safety and fun. Training to BHSA1. So far Spain has no teaching exams recognised at international level, which is why it is so important in Spain to gain British Horse Society exams. Tel: 952 960 543.

Finca Almendral
1.5 kms from San Martin del Tesorillo on the Jimena road. Cadiz province. Owner Yorkshire-born.

La Almuna
Briton Diana Paget is famous for their superb home cooking on terrace overlooking valley. B&B riding holidays and excursions through orchard groves to campo and beyond. Prices on request.
Aptdo 20, Gaucin 29480, Malaga. Tel: 952 151 200.

Riding al Andaluz
Los Barrios, Cadiz. Argentinian-born Anna Davidson provides 5-day, 5 hours a day adventure riding holiday along smugglers' paths through the sierras and beautiful natural park of Los Alcomocales. Led by Don Ricardo Recio, owner of San Bernabe equestrian centre. For experienced riders. Prices on request.

Rancho Los Lobos
Ranch setting in rural Jimena with mountain and river valley routes to choose from. Accommodation available. Managed by Wolf Schlezer.
Jimena de la Frontera. Tel: 956 640 429.

Dallas Love
From the ranch nestling alongside the picturesque mountain village of Bubion, above Granada, you can mount a sweet-tempered, part-Arab Andalucian horse for a short or day-long mountain trek, and share a delicious picnic. The trail affords stunning views across the towering Sierra Nevada mountain range, with abundant wildlife and indigenous flora to hold your attention en route.
Bubion, Granada. Tel: 958 763 038.

Centro Hipico Valle de Almanzora - Almeria
Valle de Almanzora equestrian centre offers livery in stables or paddocks, overnight stabling for those énroute to far off destinations, wide range of ménages for riding lessons, riding holidays, children's camping and riding holidays, trekking, and breaking & development training for new or young horses.
Pulpí, Almería
Tel: 695 355 320/ 691 241 878.
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Hipica Almerimar
El Ejido, Almeria, Paseo del Lavante s/n Telephone: Tel: 950 482 684.

Equitacion la Noria
Los Escullos, Almeria, Tel: 950 389 808.

Picadero Mojacar
Mojocar, Almeria, Ctra Playa de Mojacar.

Salobreña Centro de Equiticion
Salobreña, Granada, Hotel Salobreña Tel: 664 016 069.

Camping Cortijo El Barrial
Corterrangel - Aracena, Huelva Tel: 959 501 001.

Las Cabañas de Cubbres
Finca la Lancha, Cumbres Mayores, Huelva Tel: 959 710 177.

Doñana Equestre
Hotel Puente del Rey, El Rocio, Huelva Tel: 959 442 474.

Club Hipo El Pasadoble
Sector G Parcela 90, Matalascañas, Huelva Tel: 959 448 291.

Centro Equestre Epona
Carmona, Seville. Tel: 608 155 359.

Cortijo las Navezuelas
Cazalla de la Sierra, Ctra Sevilla SE196, km 42, Sevilla. Tel: 954 884 764.

Picadero de Antonio Angulo
Extramuros, 22, Osuna, Sevilla. Tel: 955 820 406.

Rancho El Rocio
Larga,44, Puebla del Rio, Sevilla. Tel: 955 771 212.

Hípica Los Algarves
The specialise in trekking on purebred Andalucian horses. Horseback Riding at Los Algarves offers the opportunity to ride on horseback while visiting the magnificent surroundings. Don't miss the opportunity to see the Roman Ruins of Baelo Claudia in Bolonia, or the route of Sn Bartolome on horseback.
Tarifa Cádiz Telephone: Tel: 677 287 929 / 618 258 053.

Aventura Tarifa Cadiz
Is situated 5km west of Tarifa right next to the beach and surrounded by the natural park of Alcornocales, they offer trekking accross stunning landscapes along routes crossing beaches and pine forests, and also day trips and excursions. Perfect for beginners.
Tarifa Cádiz Telephone: Tel: 678626703.

Riding Fun in the Sun 
Located in Casares for mountain views of the Casares, Manilva and Gaucin countryside.  Team of 10 horses including those for beginners, children and experienced riders.
Open all year, pre-booking esential. Tel: 650  149 518

Ranch Siesta los Rubios
One, Two and four hour hacks through the Countryside from our stables. Adults and children, all abilities. Also Pony club that gives children the opportunity to learn riding skills & general stable management. Full livery service in stables.
Barriada el Velerín 115, Estepona, Tel: 696 400 815

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