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 the roadsides, through towns and villages and performing in the summer Fiestas.

Fiesta Es Castell
Black beauties
Es Castell harbour at Fiesta

Guided and 'free ride' Excursions on Horseback

Experienced riders can enjoy guide led horse treks out to the coast and beaches, explore woodlands and the old ancient bridleways - Cami de Cavall of the island. Less experienced riders can have 1 hour easy horse treks in the closeby countryside.

Horse and Beaches

Pictures courtesy of Can Pouny Riding Stables

Horse treks, guided excursions, and pony rides available at all these horse-riding centres. Open most of the year . Pre-booking advised in Summer.

Company Location + Services Address
Cavalls Son Angel North West + excursions Cami Algaiarens - 07760 Ciutadella Tel. +34 609 833 902
Sa Ferradura - Horse Riding Centre Central + Classes, excursions, Pony rides Along the ME-7 at Km 5.5 between Son Parc and Mahon (6 Km from Mahon ) Tel. +34 630 605 397 Formalt Can Pouny
Menorca a Cavall Central + Open all year round Along the ME-1 at km 24 between Ferreris and Es Mercadal (close to Es Mercadal ) Signposted to lloc de sta. Rita- Crta. Gral Mercadal - Ferreries 07740 Es Mercadal Tel. +34 971 374 637
Son Oliver Son Olivar NOU Crta. Cala en Bosch, km. 8 07760 Ciutadella Tel. +34 679 980 872

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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
Club Escola Menorquina Opens in new window South West - Ferreries Along ME-22 Cala Galdana-Ferries road, km. 0.5 07750 Ferreries Tel. +34 971 155 059
Son Martorellet Opens in new window 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 and the Horse

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

MenoThe 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.

read about the Menorcan breed

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