14 Days Young Adult Summer Horse Riding Holiday in Ommen, the Netherlands

Equestrian Horse Riding Holiday in the Netherlands

The equestrian camps held in the Netherlands aim to teach young adults about the inner workings of the equestrian world. The training programs are entertaining, adventurous, and a cultural experience and filled with learning. The young adults will receive their own horse which they will ride and engage with during the practical lessons. The horses are perfectly suited to the age, the discipline, and the level of experience of the person. The activities are specially designed for people and they are adaptable to fit each individual. They include training sessions, trail rides, workshops, leisure activities, and clinics to increase horsemanship and rider fitness.

Highlights

  • Daily riding lessons
  • Approximate daily riding time: 1 hour
  • Enlightening workshop "Anatomy & Conformation"
  • Exciting excursions to the top Dutch equine facilities
  • Professional instruction by certified Dutch trainers
  • Daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • 13 nights’ accommodation
  • Transport

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Styles


13 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: Dutch, English
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Accommodation

Facilities

  • Horse riding
  • Restaurant
  • Terrace

The five-acre property accommodates approximately 50 horses both schoolmasters and boarding horses. It includes a big new indoor arena, big outdoor area, eventing jumps, private terrace, and restaurant. There are 11 rooms that accommodate between two to ten people, each with their own toilet and bathroom.

Program

There will experienced Equine Support International trainers and staffs present for supervision, however, there are options for your own leisure time. The staffs are trained and educated to adapt to every rider’s needs. This is to fit the variety of ages and levels of experience of the individuals taking part in the program. The atmosphere is friendly and safe, allowing riders to concentrate and focus or simply enjoy their hobby. Equine Support International wants you to get the most out of your four-legged-partner and more importantly that your horse gets the best from you

Example of a day

Early morning: Riding lessons

You will have jumping, dressage, cross-country, or hack lesson.

Late morning: Workshop "Anatomy & Conformation"

This will be an interesting workshop describing the key features of the anatomy and skeletal system of a horse with an additional section on "How to buy a horse?".

Afternoon: Excursion to a veterinary clinic

You will receive a tour by a veterinary specialist and get the opportunity to see and learn about the cases being handled in the clinic at the time.

Evening

Night rides through the forest and other exciting activities.

Included excursions

You will have excursions to the top Dutch equine facilities.

Location

The horse riding program will take place in the picturesque village of Ommen which is in the east of the Netherlands. Its unique location gives you the opportunity to vary between the training areas and going out into the surrounding woods and landscapes.

The Netherlands is one of the leading countries in the equestrian sports. Dutch riders, carriage drivers, breeders, trainers, and horses are dominating the world stage. Over the years, the Dutch have gained the knowledge and expertise in training, veterinary care, nutrition, breeding, and equestrian management to perform successfully at a world-class level.

Food

You will be served daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner. An oriental breakfast will be served every morning. It consists of freshly baked petit bread, different kinds of bread, milk, juice, sweet and savory sandwich filling, tea, coffee, and fruits. Lunch everyday will consist of different kinds of bread, milk, juice, sweet and savory sandwich filling, tea, coffee, fruits, and vegetables. The dinners will differ every evening. A few examples of these are spaghetti bolognese, a barbecue, or a traditional Dutch dish. If you have any specific dietary requirements, please send an inquiry.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Other dietary requirements on request
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

What's included

  • Daily riding lessons
  • 1-hour approximate daily riding time
  • Workshop "Anatomy & Conformation"
  • Excursions to the top Dutch equine facilities
  • Professional instruction by certified Dutch trainers
  • Transport once you are at the venue
  • Entrance fees or tickets for excursions
  • Daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • 13 nights’ accommodation

What's not included

  • Flights
  • Transport to and from the camp on arrival and departure days

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 60% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 7 days before arrival.
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