Riding and equestrian activities

Experience Halmstad on horseback! Book a riding tour and have the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful forests of Halland. Or why not ride along the beach on a beautiful winter’s day? Maybe you’d rather have a try on horseback in a paddock?

The interaction between horse and human creates a different tempo and a different view. There are equestrian activities to suit both curious beginners and experienced riders.

Bring your own horse

Do you have your own horse that you want to experience new surroundings and create memories together with? If so, why not take your horse on holiday with you and book your accommodation at a “bed and box”? Imagine riding along one of Halmstad’s riding trails through the countryside or galloping on beautiful sandy beaches during the winter months.

 Nannarp's farm where Ishof's Icelandic horses are located.

Nannarp's farm where Ishof's Icelandic horses are located. Photo: Ishofs islandshästar

Riding tours

Ishofs Islandshästar (Swe)external link, opens in new window is located in Holm, near Halmstad. Here you can ride one of the farm’s Icelandic horses on a guided riding tour and experience the varied natural forest at Nannarp, the crystal clear waters of the quarry or canter along one of Halmstad’s beautiful sandy beaches. The Icelandic horses in the stable are well-ridden and have different characteristics. The tours use everything from the calm, safe Icelandic horse to active racehorses for those looking for a greater challenge in their riding.

Near Skedala in Öppinge, you’ll find the welcoming Ridlycka riding centreexternal link, opens in new window nestling in the forest. This is where Joanna runs her riding business, where you can book riding tours, riding lessons or hire a horse. As well as enjoying time with the horses, you can also meet goats, miniature pigs, dogs, ferrets and cats on the farm. If you want to get out into the forest on horseback, the tour is adapted to your needs and previous experience. Maybe you want to enjoy a ride through the forest on horseback? Or are you looking for more speed and a gallop on your ride? Whatever the tempo, you’ll have the opportunity to experience enjoyable riding trails in the leafy forest, through open fields and by beautiful lakes.

Långhultskusken (Swe)external link, opens in new window offers carriage rides in a peaceful forest setting. Book a trip in a group or with your family. Långhultskusken also offers facilities for children’s parties and education about the interaction between humans and horses.

 Rider rides a horse on the beach in Halmstad

Photo: Ridlycka

Riding on the beach and riding trails

Halmstad has lots of lovely riding trails in the countryside for you and your four-legged friend to explore. Enjoy the forest, the coast and the beach!

Riding on the beach

Riding along Halmstad’s long sandy beaches is something everyone should have on their bucket list. Riding down into the sea and wandering along the shoreline, or galloping along, feeling the sea air in your face all offer a unique feeling. Both horse and rider can enjoy the wonderful sense of freedom.

From 15 September until 1 May, you’re allowed to take the horse with you and ride along Halmstad’s beaches. If you don’t have your own horse, you can book a riding tour on the beach at both Ishof (Swe)external link, opens in new window and Ridlycka.external link, opens in new window You must take your camera with you to capture the perfect image for Instagram.

Riding on the beach is an unbeatable experience, but bear in mind that you are not allowed to ride on sand dunes and that the beaches are closed for riding during the summertime (2 May–14 September). Always show consideration for others and nature.

 Galgberget in Halmstad

Beech forest at Galgberget

Galgberget

Galgberget is a central natural area that offers both history and beautiful exercise trails. It offers a 2 km long riding trail, starting from the large car park by Flottiljvägen. Our page about Galgberget has a digital map showing, among other things, the riding trail.

Haverdal nature reserve

Haverdal is one of the oldest nature reserves Halland. The riding trail in the Haverdal nature reserve (Swe)external link, opens in new window is 3.6–4.2 km long. You ride along sandy trails in an undulating forest and in a varied open landscape. See the route of the Haverdal nature reserve’s riding trail at naturkartan.se (Swe).external link, opens in new window

Annies Gård

This riding trail is also in Haverdal, but on the area by Annies Gård (Annie’s Farm) a short way from the Haverdal nature reserve. The full distance is 3.1 kilometres, but the riding trail can also be divided into smaller sections. See the route of the Annies Gård riding trail at naturkartan.se (Swe).external link, opens in new window

Three riders on horseback on a meadow

Photo: Ridlycka

Bed & Box

Avoid arranging care for your horse while you’re on holiday and take your four-legged friend with you. Enjoy free days and rides in the forest with your horse, or why not combine your holiday with competition and training? Book your accommodation in Halmstad and lodge the horse nearby, or stay together on the same farm. Below is a list of a few tips on comfortable accommodation for both you and your horse.

To find more Bed & Box alternatives, try the app: Daystable.external link, opens in new window

Skummeslöv bed & box

Skummeslöv bed & box (Swe)external link, opens in new window is a bed and breakfast for you and box hotel for your horse. You and your horse stay in comfort, close to the sea and riding trails in the forest. You have access to both paddock and step machine. If you want to take the opportunity to relax and take a break from all those duties during your stay, you can add full care of your horse.

Sandfallet Glamping

At Sandfallets Glamping,external link, opens in new window you stay in a luxurious glamping tent with your four-legged friend grazing right outside. Take the opportunity to experience a unique holiday, close to nature and amazing surroundings to explore together with your horse. Sandfallets Glamping usually opens for the season at the end of April.

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