On horseback through Friesland

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Horseback riding in Friesland


True horse lovers couldn’t be happier than in Friesland! In the northeastern part of Friesland you will find beautiful riding routes. Together with your horse to ride through the nice wooded surroundings of the Frisian woods.

Riding routes

For you being a rider the northeast region has a large network of trails. With over 600 kilometers of trails routes you discover the most beautiful spots in the area. It brings you past historic elements, cozy villages, vast natural areas and along the water at the Lauwersmeer. With one of these paths, you are assured of a successful day!

  • Route Moddergat – the Kolken
  • Terp route Holwerd
  • Route of the Eleven Cities Town Dokkum
  • Terp route Ee
  • Scenery route Rinsumageast
  • State route Driezum
  • Coulisse landscape route Veenklooster – b
  • Trynwâlden route
  • Noardlike Fryske Wâlden route – b
  • Sand Paths route – b
  • Border route Fryslân – Groningen – b
  • Coulisse landscape route Harkema – a

Covered Wagon Tours

Like a day out with a covered wagon? In the province are various options where you can rent a wagon . This allows you a nice day through the bumpy nature of Friesland. You will find places where you never would have gotten by car. On the Wadden Islands, you can even ride over the beach! You can book your tour in such a covered wagon in Siegerswoude and in Bakkeveen for instance! As a family getaway, for children, or as a family activity. En route you can take a break and enjoy a picnic at one of the many Frisian meadows.

Events for riders

Also in the equestrian World there are plenty of events you can join or be a spectator of. Underneath some popular events:

  • De concours hippique in Sneek with harness horses, jumping and dressage
  • The spectacular marathon for horses and ponies in Sint Nicolaasga
  • One of the many ring sticking competitions spread through Friesland
  • The horse days in Wâkterswald also attract thousands of visitors

Want to book a overnight accommodation near one of these events, you can! There are plenty of opportunities to spend the night in the neighborhood.

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