Horseback riding holidays in southern Spain

Ride Andalucia’s horseback trail rides are an unbelievable experience. From your saddle you can look out over two seas and two continents, follow ancient trails across the unspoilt mountains and valleys of Andalucia, and experience the traditional Spanish way of life.

We have carefully designed each horseback trail ride to combine some of the best horse riding in Spain while capturing the very essence of Andalucia, from the historic sites and beautiful wild countryside through to the fantastic local delicacies and colourful fiestas.

Ride Andalucia has been organising horse riding holidays in Spain since 2007. We ensure our horses are extremely well schooled and well cared for so they are good natured, willing and yet sensible. They are mainly local Andalucian horses with some Criollo and Arab crosses and are bred to be sure footed in
mountainous terrain.

Our horse riding holidays vary from 1-7 days and as well as our regular itineraries we also plan annual riding trips that schedule in visits to special events such as the Goyesca Festival in Ronda. We can also tailor make a riding trail for private groups and organise itineraries for non-riders who accompany the tour. If you are a group of four to seven riders we can discuss rides tailor made for you that may not appear here.

Karen Considine


In 2007 I moved to the village of Gaucin, high in the mountains of the Serrania de Ronda and founded the trekking company “Ride Andalucia”. After 10 wonderful years of running the business, I am delighted to pass the reins to Husband and Wife team Dan and Shannon.

Karen Considine,
Founder of Ride Andalucia

Dan and Shannon VanWyk
We are both thrilled to be joining Karen at Ride Andalucia and taking on such an incredibly exciting new adventure. Dan has been riding, training and breeding horses his whole life and we both love being here in Spain and are very much looking forward to becoming part of the Ride Andalucia family and eventually making it our own.

We would love to hear from you if you are interested in booking on to an upcoming ride, or if you would like to find out more about opportunities for Natural Horsemanship clinics or lessons; all riding disciplines and styles are welcome, so do get in touch.

Shannon and Dan VanWyk, Owners of Ride Andalucia


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