Discover Germany | Special Theme | Travel Trends 2019 – The Experts for Your Dream Holiday
Discovering the world from high on horseback Getting away from your daily life and making new friends: holidays on horseback are more often than not holidays in which you will be among like-minded people. Even the most remote areas can be explored by horse. Founded in 1977, PFERD & REITER has become a specialist for riding holidays all over the world – for beginners as well as those with many years of riding experience. TEXT: JESSICA HOLZHAUSEN I PHOTOS: PFERD & REITER
“There are many different ways to have a wonderful holiday on horseback – a course in different riding styles, on daily rides, during a ranch holiday working with cattle, or on trail and endurance rides,” says Marjut Greinus, PFERD & REITER managing director. “The best way to relax is on reliable, well-groomed and motivated horses while exploring remote landscapes in the company of authentic, sincere hosts.” All in all, PFERD & REITER offers very enticing holidays with a difference.
imals here, accompany zebras and gnus or gallop with giraffes through a wide, open landscape. More suitable for inexperienced riders, however, are holidays in Portugal: 60 kilometres from Lisbon and a few kilometres from the beach, lies the horse ranch with Lusitanos horses. Next to riding lessons, here, holidaymakers will find a vineyard, tennis court and outside pool, so that even fellow travellers not so interested in a riding experience will be able to enjoy the holiday.
Many of the most beautiful African wildlife and nature reserves can be found in Botswana, among others the Okavangodelta, a unique biotope with rich flora and fauna. Experienced riders can get very close to nature and an-
“Today, horsemen and -women, and those who want to become one, can book their dream holiday with PFERD & REITER in more than 60 countries. All our team members are riders and with great enthusiasm, knowledge and joy, they make sure
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that the holiday becomes an unforgettable experience.”The 200 partners on site have committed to quality standards in the areas of animal welfare, the good education of horses, instructors and guides, empathetic teaching, rides through diverse terrain and hospitality. One thing in particular applies to equestrian tours: whoever travels by horse, gets into close contact with the land and people. “The horse often functions as a first point of contact between the riders and locals,” says Marjut Greinus. A drink or a meal together will often follow that first chat. After all, there is nothing better after a long day on horseback than letting your day come to a close with some local food and a good glass of wine.
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