Welcome to the Hoofin-About Website
Hoofin-About Horse Riding Holidays was formed in 1969, taking people from all over the world, countless times to go pony trekking in Wales. In those days, there was no Warwick Bypass, M42, M5 nor M50 and the cost was £1.50 to go pony trekking for the day with Coach return from Coventry.
Taking International footballers, the emergency services (including the Tally Ho Centre mounted police Birmingham), school groups, 80 special needs and even completely blind people, are just to name a few people who have came along with us and enjoyed the experience.
In 2001, the country was hit with Foot&Mouth, resulting in it being forbidden to move any live stock throughout the land, which for Hoofin-About, meant no riding. So, on one of my many visits to Equitana, Essen, Germany, where countless riding centres from throughout the world come to advertise their stables; I formed face to face contacts with owners from Austria, Ireland, Spain, Hungary, Germany, Italy, Turkey, Romania, Iceland, USA and Canada and spoke to them about what they offer. In doing this, I’ve travelled to the majority of these places and have taken many successful trips.
I believe people who run riding centres that are prepared to travel vast distances to meet people like me, who takes people on horse riding holidays, after the expense and trouble of travelling to these big shows. They must have something incredible on offer… So join us on one of our fantastic holidays, making an ever-lasting memory for you to be eager to return.
Still not sure? Our reviews speak for themselves…
Watch Hoofin-About, Snow Riding in Austria January 2016 with Wildhorse Films – https://vimeo.com/154332264
Austrian Adventure – UK version from Wildhorse Films
A selection of our Horse Riding Holidays
Snow Ride in Austria
Riding in the snow is truly an incredible experience both on forest tracks and open country, untouched by tourists. With its breathtaking scenery, fantastic hospitality and a truly magical ride across snow-covered landscapes like riding in a Christmas card.
“Just had THE BEST holiday with Hoofin about. If you like horses, fantastic scenery, drinking schnapps, great banter and riding in all types of scenarios-that you wouldn’t even dream about doing at home, then Austria is for you. From night rides to getting to drive carriage horses, it has it all. GREAT value for money, well organised, loads of food, great accommodation and wonderful kind horses. Many thanks for a holiday of a lifetime.”
European Horse Riding Holidays
Our European Horse Riding holidays give you a real taste of of these beautiful countries. You will find a warm welcome, well trained horses and fabulous riding. Riding high into the mountains with tremendous 360 degree views. A network of soft sandy tracks, that stretch on for miles – untouched by cars, that are just waiting to be cantered along.
“Just come back off holiday from Tuscany, first time we have been and what an amazing experience. Everyone is welcoming and friendly. Amazing views and great riding. If you enjoy drinking and having fun – as well as riding, this is the holiday for you. Overall exceeded our expectations! Definitely going back next year, made friends for life. Thank you George and everyone for making the holiday as fantastic as it was”
Riding in the Brecon Beacons
The Welsh Cob is ideal for exploring the mountains, they are fit, surefooted and responsive with the classic good nature of the breed, enjoying their work and a real pleasure to ride creating an exhilarating day out for all.
“Friendly and welcoming and absolutely brilliant organisation. A definite must for anyone who loves the outdoors/horses and wants a fantastic day out. Extremely good value for your money – brilliant correspondence and accommodating to all needs! Comes highly recommended!”