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Special Offer:
23rd-27 April, 5% discount, was £1,065pp, now £905pp sharing.
Summary:
Enjoy a unique short break in this special part of Scandanavia: riding on top-quality Icelandic horses across vast open landscapes and beaches, enjoy boutique accommodation, feast on gourmet home-cooked cuisine and revel in the relaxing spa facilities - perfect!
Departure Dates:
  • 2017: May to October, please enquire with specific dates.
  • 2017 Confirmed dates: 23-27 April; 27 June-1st July; 5-9 July
  • Trip Length: 5 days / 4 nights / 4 days riding
    3 days / 2 nights / 2 days riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: 4-6 hours
  • Meeting point: Aalborg Airport, Denmark (AAL)
  • Riding Ability Required: walk, trot and canter
  • Group Size: 6-12
  • Transfer: Included from Aalborg Airport approx. 45minutes
Beautiful ruska landscape
from $1,809
Summary:
Come enjoy the spectacular Autumn colours of magical Lapland. Ride Finnish horses on this exciting trail in the Arctic Circle and witness Finnish hospitality at its best.
Departure Dates:
  • 2017: 23 July (FULL), 30 July, 6 & 13 August
  • Trip Length: 7 days / 6 nights / 5 days riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: 8-10 hours
  • Meeting point: Kittilä Airport, Finland. It may also be possible to fly into Enontekiö Airport if flights are available.
  • Riding Ability Required: Intermediate riders onwards
  • Group Size: 4-6
  • Transfer: Included from meeting point.
View of Armagnac Trail
from $1,059
Summary:
This trek offers a wonderful opportunity to see rural France at its best. For fit riders.
Departure Dates:
  • 2017: Sundays from April to mid October, dates by arrangement
  • Trip Length: 7 days / 6 nights / 5 days riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: Approximately 5 - 6 hours in the saddle daily
  • Meeting point: Mont de Marsan Railway Station or Gabarret bus station.
  • Riding Ability Required: Must be riding fit and able to walk, trot and canter for trail. Minimum age 12
  • Group Size: 2-6 (unguided)
  • Transfer: 2017: €70 return per car from Mont de Marsan or included from Gabarret bus station.
Summary:
Based stay and flexible for all riders and great for families with non-riders. Explore miles of golden sandy beaches, shaded forests, watersports and typical French cuisine.
Departure Dates:
  • 2017: Sunday arrivals from March to November. Other arrival days are possible, please enquire. Low Season March & November, Mid Season April/May/June/September/October, High Season July & August.
  • Trip Length: 8 days / 7 nights. Longer/shorter stays can be taken.
  • Approximate riding time per day: Flexible but from 2-6 hours.
  • Meeting point: Bordeaux Airport or Morcenx train station, France
  • Riding Ability Required: Beginner onwards
  • Group Size: 2 - 6
  • Transfer: 2017: €45 per person each way from Bordeaux for 2-8 people, payable on site.
beach gallop in the surf!
from $1,085
Special Offer:
19 - 26 March and 2 - 9 April 2017, 10% discount!
Summary:
Lots of fun, very good horses. Beach riding all year round for intermediate riders onwards.
Departure Dates:
  • 2017 Low Season: 19, 26 Feb; 12, 19 March; 1, 8, 15, 22 Oct; 5 Nov
  • 2017 Mid Season: 26 March; 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 April; 7, 14, 21, 28 May; 4, 11, 18 June; 3, 10, 17, 24 Sept
  • 2017 High Season: 25 June; 2, 9*, 16* July; 13*, 20* Aug
  • * denotes a camping trail with 2 nights camping.*
  • Trip Length: 8 days / 7 nights / 6 days riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: 5 to 6 hours
  • Meeting point: Bordeaux Airport, France (BOD)
  • Riding Ability Required: Confident, fit intermediate riders onwards. Minimum age 12.
  • Group Size: 4-12
  • Transfer: 2017: From Bordeaux Airport between 15.00 and 17:00, minimum of 2 people for €45 per person each way. Return transfer for flights departing after 11.00. Payable on site. Hire cars are available at the airport.
Riding through the vinyards of Bordeaux
from $1,879
Summary:
A trip for wine-lovers! Fast riding through rolling hills covered with vineyards, visits to medieval castles and extensive wine tasting. The trip culminates in a night at a local castle.
Departure Dates:
  • 2017: 6 (FULL), 13 May; 30 September; 14 October
  • Trip Length: 8 days / 7 nights / 6 days riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: 4-6hrs
  • Meeting point: Bordeaux Airport (BOD) at 18.30 or Bordeaux Saint Jean train station at 17:30.
  • Riding Ability Required: Confident at a walk trot and canter
  • Group Size: 5-10
  • Transfer: Included from meeting point at set times. Transfer time is approximately 40 minutes from the airport and 55 minutes from the station.
    Departure transfer is at 09.00.
Summary:
Situated in the rugged countryside near the Spanish border this ride offers a chance to see a beautiful, mountainous area redolent of history and enjoy rural France and the hospitality and food of its inhabitants.
Departure Dates:
  • 2017: 27 Apr; 9, 11 May; 8 Jun; 20 Jul; 7 Sept; 9 Nov
  • Other dates available on request for a minimum of 4 riders.
  • Trip Length: 4 days / 3 nights / riding on 3 days
  • Approximate riding time per day: Approximately 3 - 5 hours in the saddle
  • Meeting point: Carcassonne Airport (CCF) or town
  • Riding Ability Required: From walk and trot onwards; experienced riders separated. Children under 12 must be accompanied by a parent
  • Group Size: 2-6
  • Transfer: 2017: €35 per person payable on site. Transfer time approximately one hour from the airport, town or train station.
Horses drinking at a village fountain en route
from $1,119
Summary:
Explore the Pyrenean Mountains, a beautiful area redolent of history and a superb ride in the rugged countryside near the Spanish border, guided or unguided with comfortable lodgings and excellent dinners.
Departure Dates:
  • 2017 Guided Trails: 16 Apr; 21 May; 18 Jun; 9 Jul; 13 Aug; 17 Sept. Other dates on request for groups of 4 or more riders.
  • 2017 Unguided Trails: weekly dates to suit, any start day.
  • Trip Length: 8 days / 7 nights / 6 days riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: Approximately 4- 6 hours in the saddle daily
  • Meeting point: Carcassonne Airport (CCF) or Town
  • Riding Ability Required: Must be riding fit and able to walk, trot and canter. Children under 12 must be accompanied by a parent. Please see 'Notes' below for unguided riding requirements.
  • Group Size: Guided: 2-8
    Unguided: 2-6
  • Transfer: 2017: €35 return per person payable locally. Transfer time approximately one hour from the airport, town or train station
Riders in front of castles of the Loire Valley
from $1,809
Summary:
Ride past and visit all the magnificent Castles of the Loire Valley, fast riding and good food and wine make these trips special.
Departure Dates:
  • 2017: 10 June, 29 (FULL) July, 5 August, 2 September
  • Trip Length: 8 days / 7 nights / 6 days riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: 4-6hrs
  • Meeting point: Montrichard
  • Riding Ability Required: Confident at a walk trot and canter
  • Group Size: 5-8
  • Transfer: Included from Montrichard train station at 18:30
Horse and rider on mountain top
from $1,545
Summary:
An exciting trail with varied terrain on fit Anglo-Arab horses offering an insight into the culture of the Pays Basque region as well as beach riding.
Departure Dates:
  • 2017: 7, 14 May; 4, 11, 25 June( high); 2 July (high); 10, 17 September
  • Trip Length: 8d/7n (6 days riding)
  • Approximate riding time per day: 6 - 8 hours
  • Meeting point: Bordeaux Airport at 14:00
  • Riding Ability Required: Confident at all paces and riding fit
  • Group Size: 4-10
  • Transfer: 2017: Included from meeting point at 14:00 arrival day and before 13:00 on departure day. Riders should make sure their flights arrive with time to clear security before 14:00.
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