Horse riding in Gran Canaria / Sports

Gran Canaria has already and repeatedly been ascertained as to its nature potential. It’s not for nothing that about one half of the island has been declared a protected area, with plenty of nature parks and reserves waiting to be discovered. Rural tourism is, perhaps, the most adequate option one can choose in order both to discover Gran Canaria in its huge nature patrimony and to unveil the island in its genuine traditional character. By definition, rural tourism accommodates very well with certain types of sports activities, such as horse riding. In fact, plenty of rural hotels and houses conceive their range of activities suggested to their guests taking horse riding into account.

This is why horse riding is, more or less indirectly, a manner of both exploring Gran Canaria in a less conventional way and of paying homage to what this Canarian jewel makes available from a tourist point of view. Thus, tourists can either learn how to ride in Gran Canaria, since plenty of centers put forward riding lessons, or simply enjoy riding trips or follow the suggestions of such centers. The following is but a short list of what Gran Canaria offers in terms of horse riding centers.

El Cortijo Club de Campo

El Cortijo Club de Campo offers visitors, besides plenty other sports activities, the opportunity of horse riding.

Fitted with the best facilities and featuring 5 tracks (three floodlighted, one dressage arena and one racetrack), El Cortijo Club de Campo meets the requirements of both professional riders and of amateurs who simply want to relax.

In addition, the center owns two ponies in order to ease the attempts of the little ones who want to learn how to ride with a partner suitable for them.

Name:
El Cortijo Club de Campo
Address:
Autopista Sur GC1, km 6.4, 35213, Telde, Gran Canaria, Spain
Telephone:
0034 928 711 111
Fax:
0034 928 714 905
Email:
info@elcortijo.es / clubcampo@elcortijo.es / hipica@elcortijo.es
Website:
www.elcortijo.es

Real Club de Golf de Las Palmas

Name:
Real Club de Golf de Las Palmas
Address:
Ctra. de Bandama, 35300, Santa Brigida, Gran Canaria, Spain
Telephone:
0034 928 350 104
Fax:
0034 928 350 110
Email:
rcglp@realclubdegolfdelaspalmas.com
Website:
www.realclubdegolfdelaspalmas.com

Picadero Oasis de Maspalomas

Name:
Picadero Oasis de Maspalomas
Address:
Maspalomas, San Bartolome de Tirajana, Gran Canaria, Spain
Telephone:
0034 928 762 378

Escuela Hipica El Sabinal

Name:
Escuela Hipica El Sabinal
Address:
El Sabinal, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Gran Canaria, Spain
Telephone:
0034 650 915 861
Email:
escuelahipicaelsabinal@ono.com
Website:
www.escuelahipicaelsabinal.es

Hipica Canaria

Name:
Hipica Canaria
Address:
Hipodromo de Telde, C. Australia, 35212, Telde, Gran Canaria, Spain
Telephone:
0034 670 420 776
Email:
hipicacanaria@hotmail.com
Website:
www.hipicacanaria.com

Animal Encounters

Name:
Animal Encounters
Address:
8, Av. de Galdar, Maspalomas, 35100, San Bartolome de Tirajana, Gran Canaria, Spain
Telephone:
0034 666 124 776
Email:
grancanaria@animalencounters.info
Website:
www.animalencounters.info

Victoria’s Pretty Horses

Name:
Victoria’s Pretty Horses
Address:
Maspalomas, San Bartolome de Tirajana, Gran Canaria, Spain
Telephone:
0034 928 147 233
Email:
theprettyhorsesclub@hotmail.com
Website:
www.pretty-horsegc.net

Centro Hipico Roque Aguayro

Name:
Centro Hipico Roque Aguayro
Address:
GC105, km 5, Barranco de Los Corralillos, Los Corralillos, 35118, Aguimes, Gran Canaria, Spain
Telephone:
0034 619 772 394
Website:
centrohipicoroqueaguayro.blogspot.com

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Los Marteles Nature Reserve

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Aqualand Maspalomas

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