Have you always dreamt of riding a horse along the beach? Rijstal De Blinkert offers just that! Our barn is situated right next to the horse trails leading to the beach. We offer beach rides all year long, always guided by our experienced team members.
On Ameland, miles and miles of horse trails lead through the dunes, along the beach, through small forests and heathland.
Our beach rides are suitable for those with no experience in horseback riding as well as those who have been riding for years. If you would like to join us on one of our tours, please make a reservation beforehand. Just give us a call or come and visit us at our barn.
Beach ride Ameland: what’s possible
We organize beach rides in small groups of max 8 to 10 people, for those who have never ridden as well as the more experienced riders. All our trail rides lead through the dunes and along the beach.
If you want to join us on one of our tours be aware that you need to make a reservation beforehand. To do so, please give us a call or come visit us at our barn.
In order to come along on a trail ride, you need to be at least 10 years old.
Beach ride for unexperienced riders
For those who have no riding experience we offer special 1.5 hour trail rides with only walk. Starting at our barn, we will follow the trails through the dunes towards the beach. Once on the beach we will walk to the shoreline and then back through the dunes to the barn.
Since we value the health of our horses, we will only walk during this tour.
Beach rides for medium experienced riders
Have you already had a couple of horseback riding lessens and are you trained in the posting trot? Or haven’t you ridden in quite some time and want to go for a relaxing trail ride? Then the 1.5 hour beach ride for riders with a little experience is perfect for you.
In contrast to the ride for beginners, the route will also lead through parts of Ameland’s woods. This tour is combined with more experienced riders as well and once on the beach the group will be split in a trot and a canter group. Hence it is the ideal opportunity to go together with more experienced friends or family members.
In our opinion, this makes it the perfect ride to experience Ameland from horseback.
Beach ride for experienced riders
In addition to the 1.5 hour beach rides, we also offer beautiful 2 hour tours, which are for experienced riders only and lead along the beach towards Hollum. After we passed the dunes we will first ride along a stretch of green beach, an area that was created by the migration of the sand reef Bornrif.
The sand reef often is dry, which creates the perfect place for a magnificent green natural landscape outside the dunes. Every once in a while, however, the water will come back to take possession of the green beach and therefore the ground is saline – a rich, fertile soil on which plants and birds thrive. Each year in spring the area becomes a place to breed for various birds living on and around salty waters. If you look closely you will discover a number of endangered species.
Once we pass this green landscape, we enter a fantastic stretch of beach so long that you cannot not canter. We then reach Hollum, from where the route takes us through a gorgeous dune area and back to the barn. This ride is an absolute must if you are an experienced rider.
Would you like to go out with your own group, or alone with one of our guides? It’s possible to do that! You can also reserve our 1.5 and 2 hour rides as a private ride.
Since there is only limited availability we advise you to contact us as soon as possible.
For the little ones
If you want to let your kids experience horseback riding for the first time, you can take a walk with one of our ponies while the kids enjoy sitting in the saddle. We also offer riding lessons for children age 6 or older.
Bring your own horse
Do you want to bring your own horse along to our beautiful island? During the summer months this is possible at Rijstal De Blinkert. Please contact us for more information.