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Riding in South Tyrol: at a brisk gallop
Riding in South Tyrol: at a brisk gallop

Across the land
with horsepower

Riding

Riding in South Tyrol

On horseback

On horseback and firmly in the saddle

Gently trotting over sunny high plateaus and lush Alpine meadows, through sparse forests and wide valleys. There is probably no more elegant way than to explore the beautiful landscape of South Tyrol on horseback. South Tyrol is perfect for a riding holiday.

Gently trotting over sunny high plateaus and lush Alpine meadows, through sparse forests and wide valleys. There is probably no more elegant way than to explore the beautiful landscape of South Tyrol on horseback. South Tyrol is perfect for a riding holiday.

Horse fans in South Tyrol have the unique opportunity to experience the entire range of equestrian sports. Beginners make their first attempts at riding in the paddock or in the riding hall. Many farms and riding stables also offer inexperienced riders the opportunity to take part in a riding lesson. Both the classic and the western style of riding are widespread in South Tyrol. Experienced riders jump into the saddle and set off on impressive rides in the great outdoors. Horseback riding trips lasting several days, during which long distances are covered on varied routes, make for a really special experience.

 

White-blonde manes
The gentle Haflinger horse breed is not only the most popular recreational horse in South Tyrol, but is also part of the country's cultural heritage. The small and agile horses were already in great demand as work animals among local farmers in the 19th century. Thanks to their sure-footedness, they move effortlessly on steep terrain and are therefore a faithful companion in the mountains. The Haflingers got their name from a small mountain village with a great horse tradition near Meran. Today, the powerful blondes with their stamina and good-nature are the ideal horse for unforgettable rides in South Tyrol.
Far less well known, but still deeply rooted in South Tyrolean culture, is the Noriker breed. The reliable and hard-working animals were used as draught horses for heavy loads.

 

Throughout the seasons
South Tyrol is a paradise for horses and horse fans 365 days a year. When the first crocuses bloom in spring and the valley floor turns into a sea of white and pink apple blossoms, the ideal conditions for long rides in mild temperatures prevail. In summer, the good-natured four-legged friends bring you within reach of the breathtaking mountain panorama of the Dolomites. On a horseback ride or a carriage ride through colourful deciduous forests and over golden larch meadows, you can enjoy the full splendour of the natural spectacle of autumn. In winter, wrapped up warm, you can walk through the untouched snowy landscape. During a ride on a horse-drawn sleigh you snuggle up in the fluffy blanket while the cold winter air colours your cheeks a soft pink. No matter what time of year: a farm holiday is always the perfect opportunity for wonderful riding experiences in South Tyrol.

 

Horse racecourse Meran
A visit to the racecourse in Meran is a must for horse lovers. Exciting competitions are held in the centre of the spa town during the warm months. The popular Haflinger gallop race takes place on Easter Monday. Or you can join in the excitement at the Grand Prix of Meran, a high-stakes steeplechase race in October.
In the rest of the country, too, numerous riding clubs regularly organise tournaments and equestrian games. In the winter months, skijoring is very popular: a fast-paced winter sport with horses and skis.
 

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Riding adventures in South Tyrol

Home of Haflinger ponies and equestrian tradition
Home of Haflinger ponies

and equestrian tradition

Enjoy delightful rides all year round - Eggental Tourismus/StorytellerLabs
All year round

enjoy delightful rides

Equestrian events across the country - Press Arigossi
Equestrian events

throughout the countryside

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Fam. Lanz  | Toblach  (The Dolomites)
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Events

Experience equestrian events up close

24-26
May
Oswald von Wolkenstein Tournament
Schlern area
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August
Burggräfler Palio
Meran
September
Meran Gran Prix
Meran