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Lower Saxony is equestrian country - great holidays for horses and riders!

With its interesting and varied countryside and a long tradition of equestrian sport, Lower Saxony is indeed a horsey place! Stud farms of world renown, lively stallion parades, exciting horse auctions and major competitions all serve as meeting places for equestrian enthusiasts from all over the globe. Lower Saxony's own breeds, the "Hannoveraner", "Oldenburger" and "Friesen", number among the top performers not only at international events - these trusty steeds are also ideal partners for a holiday on horseback.

If you choose a riding holiday in Lower Saxony, you've certainly backed the right horse! We have all you need to guarantee holiday fun in the saddle, with accommodation for riding fans ranging from the luxury end of the market down to cheap and cheerful "Heuhotels" where you sleep in the hay. Idyllic farmhouses offer good-value bed and board for horse and rider alike - whether you're saddling up your own steed or trotting off on a hired horse. In many regions, such as Emsland, the Lüneburg Heath, the Hannover area or the "Elbe-Weser triangle", there are outstanding networks of bridleways. An equestrian holiday in Lower Saxony means recreation and adventure all the way for both you and your four-legged friend.

Horse-riders on Borkum's northern beach Image Copyrights: TourismusMarketing Niedersachsen GmbH
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