I kind of have a thing for riding in other countries-I've only been able to do it once, but it was such a foreign/fun experience I can't wait to do it again. I am in the US, and am so used to going for a trail ride when I am on vacation and horse sick where they don't do anything but let you walk behind a guide, I was expecting a similar thing when I signed up to go for a ride in Ireland. The sheet said "for more experienced riders you can go for a canter." Well I get to this lovely barn, they threw us up on some huge Irish cobs, and when we got to this sandy peninsula thing the guide asked if we wanted to canter. I guess in Ireland that means a flat out fast-as-you can dead gallop race. So much fun! Next on my bucket list is going somewhere tropical and swimming on horseback.
So tell your stories! Have you ever ridden out of the county? If not, what/where is your dream ride?