Horseback riding on Texel
It is also good to stay on Texel for the horse lover. The beach, the woods and the agricultural hinterland are just perfect for horse rides. In the surroundings there are different equestrian routes defined which are taking you along the meadows, woods and the beach.
Do you want to get horseback riding with your own horse in and around Texel? In the surroundings there are different parking facilities for horses. There are also riding schools which are renting horses.
In the riding schools horses are ready for you to go into nature for a couple of days. You come through woods, dunes and along the beach. Every day a guided ride outside is made. A ride in daytime is nicely relaxing.
Horseback riding at the beach relaxes you completely. Feel the wind through your hair when your horse drives in galops through the breakers. Are you going yourself horseback riding at the beach? Then there are two important things to take into account: de times that you are allowed at the beach and the tides.
Paardrijden of rijden met aangespannen paarden mag in de winterperiode, van 1 oktober tot 1 mei, op het hele Texelse strand.
In de zomerperiode, van 1 mei tot 1 oktober, is het alleen toegestaan op speciaal daarvoor aangewezen strandgedeelten ("recreatief strand" en "sportief strand"), van zonsopgang tot 10.00 uur en van 19.00 uur tot zonsondergang.
Horseback riding at the beach is the most beautiful at low tide, one could gallop to his heart’s content over the wide beach. Please watch carefully at the information signs which are at each beach(entrance) for eventual (temporary) rules.