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It is also good to stay in Ostend 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 Ostend? 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.
Prohibited from 15 May to 15 September on the part of the beach between the Diksmuidestraat and the border with Middelkerke.
At all times prohibited zones are: the part of the beach between the Diksmuidestraat and the Westerstaketsel (western pier) and on the beach beyond the high tide line.
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.
For horseback riding we recommend you following companies: