Six Recipes for Equestrians

If you need quick and easy meal ideas that suit your busy horseback riding lifestyle, look no further!

Planning ahead can help you eat right and feel good while pursuing your horseback-riding goals.

Horseback-riding aficionados lead busy lifestyles. From weekday riding sessions to weekend horse shows, horsemen and -women are often on the go.

A packed schedule can make it hard to eat right, which is why we’ve compiled meal ideas that you can whip up and eat at the table with your family, in the truck on the way to a horse show, or on horseback while trail riding. These are delicious, easy recipes that will help you skip the drive-thru and eat healthier.

1. Breakfast Burritos

It has been said that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and these breakfast burritos from Taste of Home will give you the energy you need to pursue your horseback-riding goals. The burritos take just 20 minutes to make, and you can freeze then reheat them on mornings when you’re too busy to cook.

2. Steak Burritos

If you're inspired by the above-mentioned breakfast burritos, look to this homemade steak burrito recipe from Jen Reviews, complete with homemade salsa. Equestrian Pro Tip: Consider freezing the burritos, then reheat in the microwave, wrapped in wax paper, for two minutes. 

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3. Ham and Cheese Sliders

Say goodbye to boring lunches with these easy-to-make hot sandwiches. Make a big batch in just a half hour, then refrigerate for future meals. Find cooking instructions on All Recipes.

4. Granola

Trail riding season is upon us, and bringing healthy snacks on long rides keeps energy levels up. Make a big batch of granola with this easy recipe from Food Network, then store it for a healthy breakfast or trail ride snack.

5. Southwestern Chicken Salad With Cilantro Dressing

Get your fill of veggies with this delicious salad recipe from Gimme Delicious. Make it, then bring it with you in a cooler for an easy, inexpensive lunch at your next horse show.

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6. Lemon and Chicken Pasta

If you need a filling meal in a hurry, this pasta recipe from Food Network will do the trick. It’s full of necessary carbohydrates and proteins, giving you the energy you need.

Find more healthy and delicious meal ideas on AQHA's Recipes for Equestrians Pinterest board.