Central Dalmatia: A Horse Riding Paradise

Central Dalmatia’s strong adventure tourism offer includes several opportunities to discover the region’s pure and diverse nature on horseback. The region’s equestrian credentials are perhaps best known internationally for the Sinjska Alka, a knights’ tournament which takes place every August in memory of the defeat of the Ottomans at the Siege of Sinj in 1715.

The equestrian tradition from that historical event has left its mark in the region, and Sinj and neighbouring Trilj have an exceptional tourism potential for visitors, both in terms of events at the Sinj Hippodrome, and more particularly in equestrian holidays.

There are no less than six riding clubs in the Sinj/Trilj area, just half an hour north of Split. Catering to all ages and skill levels, from beginners up, the various locations offer a combination of riding school, daily riding, horse trekking, half-day riding, show jumping and dressage.

With the majestic of the hinterland mountains and the mighty Cetina river, equestrian holidays provide a unique viewpoint to enjoy the unspoiled nature of the Dalmatian hinterland, while the facilities at the riding schools, including children’s play areas, make it an excellent day or weekend destination for families looking for a gentle introduction to riding.

For more information, check out the Sinj Tourist Board website and the Trilj Tourist Board.