WHO WE ARE: HIGH POINTE INTERNATIONAL EQUESTRIAN TOURS

We are horse people who are experienced in both the travel and riding vacation industry. Loving adventure, a good horse and great company, we expect our equestrian vacations to offer the same to you. We are horsewomen seeking adventure with comfort and safety if we choose to travel solo and horsemen who are seeking a challenge and enjoy camping. Take a look at an article from a recent customer who thoroughly enjoyed one of our equestrian adventures. Our riding packages accommodate all ranges of riding ability from novice to advanced. Non-riders will also find a good adventure in our golfing, hiking and biking options. With a keen consideration to the lodging accommodations, we seek out both relaxing and exhilarating horseback riding experiences.

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“Loved the ride and Nathan and Cathy were great to work with! I apprecate all their efforts on our behalf. It made the ride super special.”

- D.P., Connemara Backcountry Ride 2015
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“I believe everyone comes into a person’s life for a reason, although our initial connection was business, I believe you help people fulfill their dreams and wishes”

- B.J. Arizona
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“You guys at High Pointe Tours — I can not say enough good about EVERY ASPECT of our tour. Preplanning – you guys were life savers. You left NOTHING to chance. Every detail was looked after and that was a very comforting fact.

- S.W. Connemara Coastal Ride 2014
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High Point Equestrian Tours – did so much more than book the horse arrangements, great hotels, great prices, great restaurants at the hotels, bike tours, horse tours, hiking tours. Call her she is very nice to talk to…We took the Ireland Ring of Kerry Tour and (Cathy from High Pointe Tours) rates 6 stars out of 5.”

- Bob W., Ring of Kerry Ride, Ireland 2014
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“Your group is very capable! I had used other agencies in the past but their offerings did not meet my needs.”

- N.R. California
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“I appreciate your timely responses, the other company never gave me that courtesy.”

- M.M. New Jersey
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“So its been almost a year since I went on my phenomenal Ireland tour and I cant wait until I start planning my trip to Italy! I ended up riding with someone who had booked through another organization and when comparing how things were done amd planned she was not happy that she chose company B to book through! She will be using High Pointe next time, you guys were fantastic as was the whole experience! Completely worry free trip courtesy of High Pointe!”

- Jennifer H., Ballinasloe Ride, Ireland Sept. 2013
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“Thanks to Nathan for helping me book this tour. It was spur of the moment and he made it happen.” Well done…”

- R.W. U.S. 2013
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“The ride was great. Really very special. The horses were very sound, good tempered and very easy to handle. Saddles and other tack of good quality. The rides were very well dimensioned and with adequate alternation of gates (walk, trot and canter). Stops for lunch in restaurants or picnics were always a delight. The places Antoine chose for the rides were also fantastic. Long streaks of riding trough beautiful forests, followed by the crossing of gorgeous little villages with castles, large “maisons” and “chateaux”. Riding on asphalt roads were minimal and always very safe. The people in the countryside are very educated and respected riders and horses. Not one problem in 6 days of riding. We have made many rides in Brazil and in Argentina and we can assure you that this was the best by far. As good as the rides we organize for our family with our own horses. Thus, we have to thank you very much for suggesting this ride. It was worth every penny. We really enjoyed it plan to return whenever possible.”

- F.S. Brazil, France Dordogne Valley Ride, 2013
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“The guide became worried when he saw my tears as we galloped along the beach. I told him they were not tears of fear but tears of exhilaration.”

- A.D. Canada
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“Nick’s trip was AMAZING… the other travelers were wonderful, thank you again organizing it.”

- D.P. Connecticut, Compostella Pilgrimage Ride
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“In American, unless you have access to private property, you just can’t take off and ride all over the countryside like we did. The experience of riding quality horses, meeting wonderful guides and inn owners; and seeing beautiful country made this a holiday I’ll never forget”

- L.G. California
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“….the horses are so much better I ever imagined – definitely not a nose to tail ride! ….much better than a sitting on a bus with 48 other people!”

- D.V. California
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“I wanted to write to tell you that Camilla and I had a marvelous time on our riding vacation at Epona at the end of May. It couldn’t have been more perfect! The accommodations and property were charming, the hospitality and food incredible and the horses were great beyond our expectations. The lessons were very valuable, the horse treks beautiful and fun, and the side trips a perfect and enjoyable break. Fernando and Jane and their daughters are a special and wonderful family, indeed! Two of the people in the group had been back at least 8 times…..could there be a better testimonial?”

- K.E. California
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“Trip was fabulous, thanks for everything. You did a great job!”

- C.K. New York
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“Thank you for your help… Telling all my friends about you.”

- M.C. Oklahoma
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“Thank you so much for the organization and the care you gave us for our trip. Thank you even more for the care that was given to my mom during her ordeal. We had a wonderful time and Bertie and Nichola are the greatest hosts! We will be back.”

- M.B. Pennsylvania
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“The ride was great! We loved everything about it … horses, people and venues. There was nothing we would have changed… Thanks for all of your help and that of the Kerry stable crowd!”

- L.B. Florida
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Question: What was the highlight of your ride?
Answer:”Finding out we had not chosen the wrong travel agent.”

- Steve P., Virginia
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Mountains, Waves and Grapes Ride, Oregon

Where to begin?!?!

Going on this ride, my biggest concern was that the guides be true horse people, and Justin & Lindley were two of the most knowledgable, skilled, and caring equestrians I’ve met. Justin was an exceptional rider and knew all the horses inside and out. He took exquisite care of them, from adjusting their shoes to monitoring their stamina to giving us tips to better handle our horses. He made sure their well-being was the top priority. Lindley, too, was a very kind and conscientious rider and teacher. They do their jobs well.

Both the scenery and accommodations started out exceeding our expectations. We found ourselves asking, how could they possibly top this?! But somehow, they consistently did. I loved the many invigorating gallops and thought they struck a nice balance between making sure everyone was safe but not baby-sitting us on our horses or making us stay in a nose-to-tail line the whole time.

The food was excellent, both on the trails and at the restaurants. I especially loved the breakfasts at the McMinnville B&B, the first dinner there, and the Farmer’s Plate meals in Carlton. And what a treat it was to be given a plate of sliced watermelon after our first hot ride! They thought of so many little details. They also scheduled the days very well — there was enough time between activities that it felt luxurious and unhurried like a vacation should, but there wasn’t so much time that we didn’t know what to do with it.

But I think the very best part of the experience was my horse. I was perfectly matched with a gorgeous gelding who was one of the most athletic, obedient, and endearing horses I’ve ever ridden. If I had had a trailer, I would have taken him home! 😉

- K. S. MN.
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Gaelic Cliffs of Moher Ride, Ireland

I accompanied nine of my adult lady riding students on this tour and it was a fabulous experience for all of us. We were very well taken care of and enjoyed every minute despite some challenging weather. Our hosts managed the logistics of our large group with great dexterity and a great good time was had by all.

- C.C. WA
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Name of Ride
Gaelic Trails to the Cliffs of Moher Ride
Your Name:
Larriette Oien
Ride Date
Jun 23 to July 2-16
Your Horse
Excellent
Tour Guide(s)
Excellent
Lodging
Excellent
Food
Excellent
The Riding
Excellent
HPT Assistance
Excellent
What was the highlight of your ride?
Every thing. We all had a blast. I don’t often give excellent but it was easy in this case because every thing was excellent.
Would you recommend this ride to your friends?
I already have, and I hope that some of them will do it soon
Where would you like to ride next?
Wanting to ride and being able to do it are to different things.
Other Comments
keep up the good work. Have a great life

- Larriette O.
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… and always it has been a pleasure receiving the personal service provided by High Pointe tours.

Thanks

- C.E.
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“Second tour booked through High Pointe( French alps to sea tour two years ago) have enjoyed both!”

- P.C.
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Chianti Wine Ride, Italy

Sadio and Donatella run the best horse tour I have ever done (compared to England, Ireland, Spain). The horses are very well taken care of and the level of riding is more advanced. I would have been disappointed if lower level riders were on the tour and limited our riding ability.E.K

- E.K. 2016
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Catalonian Trails, Spain

I cannot pinpoint one excellent thing about the ride because ALL were excellent. Better than expected. The horses, the trails, and the guide made for a great experience. Cant say enough good things about this trip!!! Had an amazing time. Guide (Nacho) was amazing. Really took good care of the group. There was nothing boring about the experience. Every day was different terrain and we kept moving!! It was nice to see (and ride) animals that were so well taken care of and in such great shape.

- L.M. 2016
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Game of Thrones Ride, Northern Ireland

I can’t thank the guide, his crew or High Pointe Tours enough for the wonderful time we had. M.P. 2017

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2017 Sacred Valley Ride, Peru

Name of Ride
Sacred Valley – peru
Your Name:
Karen
Ride Date
July 10-20
Your Horse
Excellent
Tour Guide(s)
Excellent
Lodging
Excellent
Food
Excellent
The Riding
Excellent
HPT Assistance
Excellent
What was the highlight of your ride?
This ride was amazing. The horses, staff, and food exceeded all of our expectations.
Would you recommend this ride to your friends?
Yes
- K.L.
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2017 Across Wales Ride, U.K.

Name of Ride
Trans Wales Ride
Your Name:
D. B.
Ride Date
09/16-09/23/2017
Your Horse
Excellent
Tour Guide(s)
Good
Lodging
Excellent
Food
Good
The Riding
Good
HPT Assistance
Excellent
What was the highlight of your ride?
My horse, Afro.
- D.B.
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2017 Across Wales Ride, U.K.

Name of Ride
Trans Wales Ride
Your Name:
B. M.
Ride Date
Sept 17th to the 24th
Your Horse
Excellent
Tour Guide(s)
Excellent
Lodging
Excellent
Food
Excellent
The Riding
Excellent
HPT Assistance
Excellent
What was the highlight of your ride?
I loved our host family and the farmhouse. Could have stayed there at the farm all week.
Also, the horses were very well cared for and our ride was thrilling! Definitely not a nose to tail ride.
- B.M.
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2017 King Ludwig Carriage Ride

Name of Ride
King Ludwig Carriage Ride
Your Name:
L. B.
Ride Date
September 6, 2017
Your Horse
Excellent
Tour Guide(s)
Excellent
Lodging
Excellent
Food
Excellent
The Riding
Excellent
HPT Assistance
Excellent
What was the highlight of your ride?
It was a 4-in-hand Mail coach in Bavaria. We loved our whole group. All but us drove and showed carriage horses. The historical rally was fabulous. We rode in the parade dressed in Victorian costumes. We were the only non-Bavarians.
Would you recommend this ride to your friends?
Yes
- L.B.
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2017 – Loire Castle Ride

Name of Ride
Loire Valley Castle Ride
Your Name:
L. M.
Ride Date
09/2-09/09
Your Horse
Excellent
Tour Guide(s)
Excellent
Lodging
Excellent
Food
Excellent
The Riding
Excellent
HPT Assistance
Excellent
What was the highlight of your ride?
This ride was great. David and Brita were excellent guides. Very entertaining. The horses were in excellent condition and a pleasure to work with. This ride was very low maintenance. On other rides we had to groom, tack and feed our horses but on this ride the staff did EVERYTHING. Our horses were ready and waiting. The scenery was perfect and the food delicious. Highly recommend.
What improvements would you suggest?
A few more days would have been great. Other than that I can’t think of anything that needed to be improved.
Would you recommend this ride to your friends?
YES!!!
- L.M.
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2018 Dordogne Valley

Name of Ride
Dordogne valley
Your Name:
N.L.
Ride Date
Oct 1-8, 2017
Your Horse
Excellent
Tour Guide(s)
Excellent
Lodging
Excellent
Food
Excellent
The Riding
Excellent
HPT Assistance
Excellent
What was the highlight of your ride?
The food :)))))))))))
- N.L.
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2018 Morocco

Name of Ride
Pearl of Essaouira
Your Name:
P.B.
Ride Date
3/2018
Your Horse
Excellent
Tour Guide(s)
Excellent
Lodging
Excellent
Food
Excellent
The Riding
Excellent
HPT Assistance
Excellent
What was the highlight of your ride?
It was all incredible.
Full canters on the beach
Berber tent
Great hosts
What improvements would you suggest?
None
Would you recommend this ride to your friends?
Yes
- P.B.
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2018 Mountains, Waves and Grapes Ride, Oregon

Name of Ride
Mountain, Waves and Grapes Ride
Your Name:
T.L.
Ride Date
May 28 to June 3
Your Horse
Excellent
Tour Guide(s)
Excellent
Lodging
Excellent
Food
Excellent
The Riding
Excellent
HPT Assistance
Excellent
What was the highlight of your ride?
Cantering in the surf along the beach.
What improvements would you suggest?
This trip could not have been better. The horses were well trained and spirited, our guides were professional and fun to be with and the accommodations/food was outstanding. The best vacation of my life!
Would you recommend this ride to your friends?
Absolutely.
- T. L.
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2018 Iberian Ride to Gibraltar

Name of Ride
Iberian Ride to Gibraltar
Your Name:
M. C. 
Ride Date
June 3 to June 10
Your Horse
Excellent
Tour Guide(s)
Excellent
Lodging
Excellent
Food
Excellent
The Riding
Excellent
HPT Assistance
Excellent
What was the highlight of your ride?
The area is ripe with history and it was great to discover it while on horseback. Also, loved to be able to see the African coast from the mountains in the natural parks of the area.
What improvements would you suggest?
none
- M.C.
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2018 Dordogne Valley, France

Name of Ride
Dordogone Valley Ride
Your Name:
L.O.
Ride Date
23-June-2018
Your Horse
Good
Tour Guide(s)
Excellent
Lodging
Excellent
Food
Good
The Riding
Excellent
HPT Assistance
Excellent
What was the highlight of your ride?
The whole ride was very good.  Everything was very good and everyone was very helpful.   Thank you very much and I hope I will be able to go again. It will be very hard to beat this ride.
Would you recommend this ride to your friends?
Yes
- L.O.