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Riding in Tuscany
from $2,689
Special Offer:

Groups of 12 or more (including non riders) upgrade to Villa Farraia for free

Summary:
Top class horses, luxuriously renovated traditional accommodation and the best of Italian cooking, warmth and hospitality make for an experience not soon forgotten.
Departure Dates:
  • 2017: 23 Apr; 29* Jun; 9 Jul; 13* Aug; 17 Sept (* denotes Palio ride). Other dates available on request
  • Trip Length: 7d/6n/5 days riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: 4-6 hrs
  • Meeting point: Sienna railway station at 18:30
  • Riding Ability Required: Must be riding fit and able to walk, trot and canter. Minimum age 15
  • Group Size: 4 to 8 (not including non riders)
  • Transfer: Included from Sienna railway station at 18:30. Arranged on request from Rome (€420), Bologna (€350) or Pisa (€300) airport, or Sienna outside of set time (€100). Price is for 8-seater mini-bus and driver. Payable on site.
Italy Cefalu to Etna Trail
from $1,949
Summary:
A wonderful trail for strong intermediate riders wanting to discover the ancient culture and history of this island. Ride through 4 national parks finishing at the lip of a live volcano.
Departure Dates:
  • 2017: 20 May; 24 Jun; 9 Sept; 7 Oct (FULL); 4 Nov.
  • 2018: 28 Apr; 2 Jun; 1 Sept; 6 Oct; 3 Nov.
  • Trip Length: 8d/7n
  • Approximate riding time per day: up to 8 hours or more
  • Meeting point: Palermo Airport (PMO)
  • Riding Ability Required: Intermediate plus
  • Group Size: 4-9
  • Transfer: 2017: Payable on site. At start from Palermo €100 per car; from Catania €150 per car; to from Cefalu Railway station free. Return to Catania included, €300 to Palermo.
    2018: Payable on site. At start from Palermo €100 per car; from Catania €150 per car; to from Cefalu Railway station free. Return to Catania included, €300 to Palermo.
Italy Coast to Coast Trail
from $1,949
Summary:
The Coast to Coast Trail is an exciting adventure for experienced riders which allows you to travel all the way from the north of Sicily to Agrigento on the south coast.
Departure Dates:
  • 2017: 06 May; 10 Jun; 21 Oct (FULL)
  • 2018: 19 May; 23 Jun; 22 Sept; 20 Oct
  • Trip Length: 8d/7n
  • Approximate riding time per day: up to 8 hours
  • Meeting point: Cefalu or Castelbuono bus or train station
  • Riding Ability Required: Must be comfortable at all paces and good fitness is required
  • Group Size: 4-9
  • Transfer: Included from Cefalu or Castelbuono bus or train station. If you prefer, we can organise transfer from/to Palermo or Catania - see notes below itinerary.
riding through Sicilian villages
from $1,949
Summary:
The Corleone trail is less known areas of the Sicily from the north-east Madonie Mountains, to the famous town of Corleone. This ride an interesting cultural and historical experience. Suitable for strong intermediate riders onwards.
Departure Dates:
  • 2017: 23 September
  • 2018: 23 September
  • Trip Length: 8 days/7 nights
  • Approximate riding time per day: up to 8 hours
  • Meeting point: Palermo Airport (PMO)
  • Riding Ability Required: strong intermediate riders onwards; happy to ride at all paces in open terrain
  • Group Size: 4-9
  • Transfer: At the start and end of the trail, transfers are included from Cefalu or Castelbuono. You can reach either by bus/train.
    We can also arrange transfers to/from Palermo Airport (€100 each way per car). Transfers are to be paid in cash locally.
Rounding up cattle with the Butteri
from $2,155
Summary:
Guest house trail from Maremma to ride with the Butteri doing traditional cattle work. Comfortable accommodation, fantastic horses ridden in Western tack and exceptional food and wine await you.
Departure Dates:
  • 2017: 14 October; 28 (FULL) October
  • Trip Length: 8 days / 7 nights (6 days of riding)
  • Approximate riding time per day: 5 - 6 hours
  • Meeting point: Chiusi Train Station, Rome Fiumicino Airport or Rome Ciampino Airport
  • Riding Ability Required: experienced riders
  • Group Size: 2017: 4-8
  • Transfer: 2017: Payable on site. From Rome Ciampino/Rome Fiumicino airports (€250, approx. 2.5 hours) or Chiusi-Chianciano Terme railway station (€35, approx. 1 hour) - set times on Saturdays. Other times on request (extra charge)
Riding through Etruscan road
from $1,725
Summary:
Enjoy a trail through the beautiful Tuscan countryside, with well organised camps or Agrotourism B&Bs along the way. Excellent horses ridden in Western tack and exceptional food and wine await you.
Departure Dates:
  • 2017: 3 Jun; 22 Jul; 30 (FULL) Sept
  • Trip Length: 8 days / 7 nights / 6 days riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: 5 - 6 hours
  • Meeting point: Chiusi Train Station, Rome Fiumicino Airport or Rome Ciampino Airport
  • Riding Ability Required: Walk, trot and canter.
  • Group Size: 4 - 8
  • Transfer: 2017: From Rome Ciampino/Rome Fiumicino airports (€250, approx. 2.5 hours) or Chiusi-Chianciano Terme railway station (€35, approx. 1 hour) - set times on Saturdays. Other times on request (extra charge)
Dressage riding
from $1,169
Special Offer:
Discounted price for ride departing 2 September was £1079, now £989 (prices based on double pp on Programme A)
Summary:
Quality instruction for beginners and dressage riding. Instructors are very well qualified and work with calm, patience and real passion. Very nice accommodation.
Departure Dates:
  • 2017:Saturdays from 18 February to 11 November; 26 December to 7 January (high season is 1 April to 4 November and Christmas weeks)
  • Trip Length: 8 days / 7 nights
    Shorter breaks are also available on request
  • Approximate riding time per day: 2 - 4 hours
  • Meeting point: Florence Airport, Florence Station or Pisa Airport (PSA)
  • Riding Ability Required: None, from beginner onwards
  • Group Size: Maximum 4 or 5 riders per lesson
  • Transfer: 2017: Florence Station - from €80 each way per car, Florence Airport - from €85 each way per car, Pisa Airport - from €135 each way per car. Maximum 4 people per car. Supplements may be applicable for night time transfers. Payable on site
    Transfer times are approximately 50 minutes from Florence station, 1 hour from Florence airport and 1 hour 45 from Pisa Airport.
Special Offer:

10% off holidays departing 20 August

Free upgrade to from half board to full board (picnic + dinner) for the weeks: 29 July - 5 August and 26 August - 2 September

Summary:
Small family based hotel with many non riding activities at your doorstep. Offers lessons, based stays, star rides and 2 trails, all returning to same accommodation each night.
Departure Dates:
  • 2017: Discovery week/Star rides: Saturdays from 8 April to 21 October (low season: 8 to 21 Apr; 29 Apr to 26 May; 9 Sept to 21 Oct. Mid season: 22 to 28 Apr; 27 May to 28 Jul; 26 Aug to 8 Sept. High season: 29 Jul to 25 Aug.) Other dates available on request.
  • Trail to the Sea: 30 Sept; 14 Oct.
  • Maremma Trail: 8 Apr; 6, 13 May; 16, 23 Sep.
  • Trip Length: 8d / 7n / 5 days riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: Discovery Week: 1-3 hours
    Star Rides half days: 2-3 hours
    Star Rides full days: 4-5 hours
    Trails: 4-5 hours
  • Meeting point: Follonica train station. Please see below for more information.
  • Riding Ability Required: Discovery Week: beginner onwards
    Star Rides: intermediate and experienced riders
    Trails: intermediate and experienced riders
  • Group Size: Discovery and Star Rides: 1-10
    Trails: 6-10
  • Transfer: 2017: €30 per person each way from Follonica train station 8am-6pm, an easy 1 hour train ride from Pisa Airport. Supplement of 40 % for night transfers (7 pm to 8 am). It is also possible to fly to Rome and get a train to Follonica (approx. 3 hrs).
Special Offer:

10% off trips departing between 1 May and 15 September

5% discount for all 2018 bookings for 2 persons, or no single supplement for single bookings, confirmed before 31 December 2017.

Summary:
Great riding for all abilities and lots for non-riders at this enchanting 17th century castle; immerse yourself in the peaceful Italian countryside and stay in a carefully restored enchanting farmhouse, lessons and riding out available. 
Departure Dates:
  • 2017: from March to November. Week-long programmes start on Saturdays, weekend programmes start on Thursdays, mid-week programmes start on Sundays (High Season 6 Jun to 16 Sept).
  • 2018: from 1 March to 6 November. Week-long programmes start on Saturdays, weekend programmes start on Thursdays, mid-week programmes start on Sundays (High Season 18 Jun to 16 Sept).
  • Trip Length: From 3 nights/3 days riding to 7 nights/6 days riding. Please see sample itineraries for more information.
  • Approximate riding time per day: From 2-6 hours depending on the itinerary chosen.
  • Meeting point: Orvieto train station, Rome Termini train station, Rome Ciampino or Fuimicino Airports
  • Riding Ability Required: From beginner onwards, depending on the itinerary. Please note that full day trails require intermediate riding ability and a good level of general fitness.
    Medieval Castles Ride - intermediate onwards
  • Group Size: Castle Programmes: 1-10
    Medieval Castle Ride: 4-10
  • Transfer: 2017: Return car transfer for up to 3 people, from Orvieto train station €130 (around 40 minutes), from Roma Ciampino airport €290 (2 hours); from Rome Fuimicino airport €260 (1.5 hours). Transfers payable on site and operate from 10:00 to 19:00.
    2018: Return car transfer per car; from Orvieto train station 1pax €90, 2-3pax €120, 4 pax €140 (around 40 minutes); from Ciampino or Fuimicino airport 1pax €200, 2-3pax €230, 4pax €250 (1.5-2 hours). Transfers payable on site. There will be a €15 supplement for any transfers before 8am and after 8pm.
Riding by the sea
from $1,639
Special Offer:

10% off all departures in September

Summary:
Boutique style accommodation, intimate and friendly. Great horses with a varied trail but back to base each night. Great introduction to trails.
Departure Dates:
  • 2017: Saturdays between 1 June and 1 November (groups of 4 or more).
  • Trip Length: 8d/7n/6d riding. Additional nights can be added for longer stays (no set programme).
  • Approximate riding time per day: From 3 hours per day
  • Meeting point: Alghero (AHO), Olbia (OLB) or Cagliari (CAG) Airport
  • Riding Ability Required: Confident in walk, trot and canter.
  • Group Size: 4-8 If minimum numbers of riders is not reached the Country & Sea programme will run instead.
  • Transfer: Payable on site.
    From Alghero or Cagliari to the hotel €120 per car each way.
    From Olbia to the hotel €130 per car each way.
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