Ceylon Horse Trails offers horse riding holidays designed to explore scenic and culturally diverse locations all over the island of Sri Lanka.

About Us

Ceylon Horse Trails provides horse riders an opportunity to explore Sri Lanka on horseback. The horse riding holidays are organized in cooperation with the Premadasa Riding School which is an educational institution for horse riding organizers of riding holidays and horse events on the island for the past 18 years.

Our experienced team is led by Mr. Ishan Dimbulkumbura who is backed by 14 years of experience as a  professional trail riding guide, riding instructor, a horse trainer and an equestrian competitor.

A full team will guide and take care of you on your riding holiday:

  • Groom – The groom will tend to the welfare of the horses who are at the heart of these riding holidays.
  • Certified Guide –Certified guides will let you in on the historical and cultural aspects which we will come upon during your ride.
  • Support Staff – Our support staff are key in ensuring a safe trip by exploring the trails upfront and ensuring the riders and horses stay hydrated. We will be accompanied by several people exploring the trip upfront and to make sure we carry enough water for the horses (and riders) even on hot days.

Horses and Equipment

Our Horses

Ceylon Horse Trails is more than a riding programme. Our relationship to our horses is based on trust and caring. We know the different characters of our horses by heart and our principal guide Ishan is the key that provides trust and respect to our horses. We assure you that our horses are

  • Confident end emotionally stable
  • Safe in all surroundings (be it in road traffic, on the beach, traipsing through a jungle)
  • They are happy to be allowed to gallop along the beaches and happy to slowly explore the jungle or mountain area

Our team of horses comprise of Marwari, Sindi and the Kathwiari horses who are indigenous to India and are known for their intelligence, stamina and agility. Ideal for long distances, these horses have been imported from the deserts of Rajasthan and show little Arab influence. Marwaris were once famous for their bravery and courage in battlesas well as their loyalty to their riders. Marwari horses can be easily recognized by their distinctive ears as their ears can rotate 180° and the tips of the ears touch each other.

Our Service

Not only will you be able to witness the natural beauty of Sri Lanka on horseback, but you will be able to visit places of historic importance such as the ancient capital of Anuradhapura, the Temple of the Sacred Tooth in Kandy, the cave temples of Dambulla and the infamous Sigiriya Rock, just to name a few.

We guarantee a discreet and professional service. No matter where you are, the guides and support staff will be honest, friendly and will ensure you stay safe and secure.


While we ride and explore intriguing locations within the island during the day, at night you will be given the opportunity to unwind and relax. To ensure you have a comfortable and restful experience,we will be managing all your accommodation bookings based on your requirement, comfort and budget.


Transport to and from all locations included in the itinerary of your riding holiday will be handled by our capable team. Your riding holiday will begin with us picking you up from a location convenient to you and will end with us dropping you at the airport or at a destination of your choice, should you be continuing your exploration of our island nation.

Pickup and drop off locations at the start and end of the riding holiday would have to be determined before your arrival in Sri Lanka.