The Costa del Sol Racecourse is situated in El Chaparral in Mijas Costa and can be accessed from la Cala village or from Myramar in Fuengirola. The course is one of the best in Spain with top quality racing including the annual Mijas Cup race and is a popular venue with foreign residents. Racing takes place on Sunday from noon in the winter and on Saturday evenings from 10pm in the summer. The racecourse is open daily and there are gym and athletics facilities onsite. Riding lessons are also available. For more information call 952-592-700.
There are numerous riding schools situated on the Costa del Sol and riding lessons and guided rides in the country are available. Horse riding is expensive and costs around 20€ for adult beginners in a group and 15€ for children. Some schools organise horse rides in the surrounding countryside at weekends.
One of the coast’s main horse riding venues is the School of Equestrian Art in Estepona which organises competitions, events and shows as well as offering riding lessons for all levels and ages. The school is located on the N-340 Ctra de Cádiz Km 159, Río Padrón s/n. (952-808-177)