Horse breeding and training has always been a distinctive characteristic of Inland Dalmatia, and especially of Sinj and the Cetinska Krajina Region. For almost three centuries now, Sinj has led the Alka Tournament. Besides that, Sinj has traditionally hosted a number of local and international hurdle and gallop tournaments. The development of Sinj equestrian sport was encouraged by the holding of the 1979 Mediterranean Games in Split. On that occasion, the Sinj racecourse, the Hipodrom, was completed and put into use for equestrian sport contests to be held there. The Sinj Hipodrom is the second largest in Croatia (Zagreb is first). The equestrian club Alkar has spawned a number of top horse riders and internationals since its foundation in 1968. Greater Sinj also comprises many smaller private-owned stud farms of high reputation and today, there are five equestrian clubs there. Apart from the riding school for beginners and advanced learners, several clubs offer therapy riding, which has produced exceptional results for the therapy of disabled persons. New tracks have been built which should attract a greater number of enthusiasts of nature, horses and adventure tourism.
Vrlika is also known for wonderful horseback riding experiences through the rugged landscapes of the Svilaja Mountain.
Source: TZ Sinj, Vrlika