The Sotogrande lifestyle has always been focused around a love for horses; from chukkas on the polo fields to sunrise hacks along the coast, horseriding is a popular activity for both residents and visitors alike. The Sotogrande Equestrian Club, Hipica hosts a charming set of stables and offers equestrian facilities that cater for all abilities from young kids to adults, beginners to the most experienced of riders.
Treks and hacks on horseback
Horse riding is one of the best ways to explore the beautiful countryside around Sotogrande. We’re lucky enough to have the wonderful Finca Alcaidesa just 5 minutes from La Reserva Club where you can ride in a stunning setting. There is more than 1,500 hectares where you can see mountain goats, wild boar and foxes in the wild. Galloping past century old pine trees and forests of native cork trees is an experience you won’t forget.
Endurance Equestrian Experience organizes horse treks in small groups, longer hacks and treks including a picnic lunch and can create a bespoke event for you which focuses on horses and nature. More experienced riders can start in the park and trek all the way to the magical medieval fortress of Castellar, with its incredible views of the Gibraltar Straits. Other longer treks include visiting the charming white village of Jimena de la Frontera, or visiting the Almoraima Convent with its beautiful fountain which takes you back to times gone by.