What to bring

Here is the rough list with things we think you should bring when you are going on a riding holiday:

Recommended items:

  • Hard-toed boots with a heel
  • Riding pants or Long jeans
  • Gloves for hand protection
  • Riding helmet (for children especially!)
  • Lightweight windproof riding jacket
  • Light casual shoes for walking and/or for travelling
  • Loose, casual trousers
  • Waterproof trousers
  • Raincoat
  • A set of T-shirts, sweatshirts and long-sleeved shirts, preferably not cotton
  • Warm shirt, possibly fleece and/or pullover
  • Fleece windstopper jacket
  • Windproof, waterproof outer shell garment (breathable if possible!)
  • Hat or cap for sun protection
  • Sunglasses with UV protection
  • Sunscreen lotion and lip balm
  • Repellent (for mosquitoes, flies and ticks)


Optional items:

  • Personal basic first aid kit to include essential items
  • Torch (head mounted preferable)
  • Large handkerchief/bandana for neck
  • Binocular
  • Photo camera