Riding Menorca's Coast, Lanes and Quiet paths
Menorcans are passionate about their horses. The island's native breed ( descendents of the traditional Spanish Andalusian and Arabian ) is a magnificent jet black animal you will often see being ridden late afternoons along roadsides, through towns and villages and perhaps most memorably performing in the summer fiestas.
Guided and 'free ride' Excursions on Horseback
Riders can enjoy guide led horse treks out to the coast and beaches, explore quiet woodlands or the old ancient bridleways - Cami de Cavall that circle Menorca's entire coastline. Less experienced riders can have 1 hour easy horse and pony treks in the nearby countryside.
For more experienced riders there are 6 recently established routes for Menorca horse riding published on a map by the Consell Insular de Menorca which cover the north coast, the central areas and the south near Es Castell. The rides include elements of the best that Menorca horse riding has to offer – from the stark landscape of the rugged northern cliffs to the rolling gentle hills of the centre, and the soft white beaches of the south.
Pictures courtesy of Sa Ferradura Riding Stables
Horse Riding Centres
Horse treks, guided excursions, and pony rides available at all these horse-riding centres. Open most of the year . Pre-booking advised in Summer. Times will vary by season.
Horse Shows and Stable Tours
The shows are very popular with children. Guided visits to stables to see the horses being trained and shows demonstrating the legendary equestrian and dressage skills of riders and horses.
|Location + Services||Address|
|South West - Ferreries||Along ME-22 Cala Galdana-Ferries road, km. 0.5 07750 Ferreries Tel. +34 971 155 059|
|South West - Ferreries||Along ME-22 Cala Galdana-Ferries road, km. 1.5 07750 Ferreries Tel. +34 669 808 131|
Somni Tuesdays and Thursdays at 20.30
Fiestas : Riders and Horses
Fiestas are not held for the benefits of tourists, so are genuine and much loved by the islanders. Menorcan horses play a big role often with riders parading and showing off their horsemanship skills. Even if you dont agree with 'performing' Horses there is no doubting the beauty of these horses. Recommended at Es Castell Fiesta Photos.
The Menorcan pure breed
The official name of the breed is 'Pura Raza Menorquina' (Pure Breed Menorquina). Must be black to be registered. In spring you will see lots of little newcomers in the fields.