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Alpaca farm in Israel
from $1,189
Summary:
A tailor-made short break in Israel staying on a friendly farm in the Negev desert with lots of faster riding available for confident riders. Accommodation is in comfortable cabins on the farm.
Departure Dates:
  • 2019: Fridays between February and June, September to November. Closed for July and August when it is too hot to ride. Please note that in the winter (November-February) can get quite cold in the desert.
  • Trip Length: 4 days/3 nights/3 days riding. Extensions available on request.
  • Approximate riding time per day: 2-8
  • Meeting point: Tel Aviv Ben Gurion Airport, Ovda Airport or the farm
  • Riding Ability Required: Strong intermediate onwards. Riders must be confident at all paces in open spaces and fit enough to maintain long periods of trot and canter.
  • Usual Group Size: 2-10
  • Transfer: 2019: From Tel Aviv 500 ILS or Ovda airport 350 ILS per vehicle (1-4pax) each way. Car hire is an alternative option.
Horse riding holiday in Israel
from $1,695
Summary:
An excellent horse riding holiday discovering the diversity on offer in Israel. This trip includes riding both in the Negev desert in the south and around the Sea of Galilee in the north as well as a visit to the Old City of Jerusalem which is host to some of the most important historical and spiritual sites in the world. Riding is usually fast-past but can be adapted to accommodate other levels of riders. Accommodation is in comfortable cabins on the farms.
Departure Dates:
  • 2019: Available all year on request excluding July and August.
  • Trip Length: 8 days/7 nights/6 days riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: 2-8
  • Meeting point: Tel Aviv Ben Gurion Airport, Ovda Airport or the farm
  • Riding Ability Required: Intermediate onwards. Riders must be confident at all paces in open spaces and fit enough to maintain long periods of trot and canter.
  • Usual Group Size: 2-8
  • Transfer: 2019: From Tel Aviv 500 ILS or Ovda airport 350 ILS per vehicle (1-4 pax) each way. Car hire is an alternative option.
Rounding up cattle with the Butteri
from $1,629
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:
  • 2020: Guesthouse Trail: 9 May; 17, 24 Oct
  • Camping Trail: 2 May
  • 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: Experienced riders only
  • Usual Group Size: 2020: 4-8
  • Transfer: 2020: From Rome Ciampino/Rome Fiumicino airports €250 per person return (approx. 2.5 hours) or Chiusi-Chianciano Terme railway station €35 per person return (approx. 1 hour) at set times on Saturdays. Other times on request (extra charge).
Dressage riding
from $1,149
Special Offer:

100€ discount for the week of 3rd November for 7 nights and 50€ 
discount for 3 nights

Summary:

Situated in a peaceful, picturesque valley in the heart of Chianti and within easy reach of Florence, this holiday combines riding through classical Tuscan countryside with empathetic instruction and offers riding for all levels of rider from beginner onwards at their own level.

Accommodation is in an 18th century country villa featuring terra-cotta floors, wooden beamed roofs and arched ceilings and a swimming pool with glorious panoramic view over the Tuscan hills.

Departure Dates:
  • 2019: Saturdays from 16 March to 10 November; 26 December to 6 January (high season is 24 March to 3 November and New Year week)
  • 2020: Saturday departures (Low Season - 14 Mar to 4 Apr; 31 Oct to 14 Nov; Mid Season: 18 Apr to 23 May; High Season: 4 Apr to 18 Apr, 23 May to 31 Oct, 26 Dec to 7 Jan 2021)
  • 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
  • Usual Group Size: Maximum 4 or 5 riders per lesson
  • Transfer: 2019/20: from €80 each way per car. See itinerary for more details.
Summary:

Small family based hotel with many non riding activities at your doorstep. Offers lessons, half or full day trail  star rides and 2 weeklong point to point trails, all returning to same accommodation each night.

Departure Dates:
  • 2019 Discovery week/Star rides: Saturdays from 12 Apr to 31 Oct (High Season: 3 to 23 Aug. Mid Season: 20 to 26 Apr, 25 May to 2 Aug and 24 Aug to 6 Sept. Low Season: 12 to 19 Apr, 27 April to 24 May and 7 Sept to 31 Oct).
  • 2019 Trail to the Sea: 28 Sept; 12 Oct.
  • 2019 Maremma Trail: 4, 11, 18 May; 14, 21 Sept.
  • 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
  • Usual Group Size: Discovery and Star Rides: 1-10
    Trails: 6-10
  • Transfer: 2019: €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).
Italy Medieval Castle and Spa
from $1,119
Special Offer:

Pony & Child Camp, Special Week 20-26th October 2019, £1,005 - see itinerary for more details.

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 the carefully restored farmhouse. There are lessons available as well as riding with an onsite spa for relaxing treatments to help you recover. 

Departure Dates:
  • 2019/2020: 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 is 18 Jun to 16 Sept, This can be flexible - please ask your travel advisor.
  • Trip Length: From 3 nights/3 days riding to 7 nights/5 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. Intermediate onwards for full day rides.
  • Usual Group Size: 1-6
  • Transfer: 2019/20: Return car transfer per car from €40pp payable on-site. See Sample Itinerary for more details.
Riding jumping
from $1,565
Summary:

A special Show Jumping tuition and trail riding combination at an excellent riding centre in Umbria with lessons by a trained FISE instructor teaching show jumping and dressage.

Departure Dates:
  • 2019: 19 Oct (* denotes high season).
  • 2020: 11, 25 Apr; 16 May; 6, 27 Jun; 11* Jul; 8*, 22* Aug; 12 Sep; 3, 24 Oct (* denotes high season).
  • Other dates on request for groups of 2 or more.
  • Trip Length: 8 days/7 nights/6 days riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: 2-6 hours, optional rest day
  • Meeting point: Rome, Spoleto or Perugia train stations
  • Riding Ability Required: all levels catered for, minimum age 12
  • Usual Group Size: 2-6
  • Transfer: 2019 and 2020: included from Spoleto train station. This is an easy 2 hour train trip from Rome. Transfer time from Spoleto is approximately 15 minutes.
    Car transfer from Perugia is €100 per car each way for 1-4 people. Car transfer from Rome is €200 per car each way for 1-4 people. Car rental is also an option
Italy Sicily Stationary Programme
from $1,719
Summary:
A residential week combining scenic riding with the discovery of an area surprisingly rich in nature, history, culture and culinary wealth.
Departure Dates:
  • All year round Saturday to Saturday.
  • Trip Length: 8d/7n
  • Approximate riding time per day: up to 8 hours
  • Meeting point: Palermo or Catania Airport
  • Riding Ability Required: Novice and above
  • Usual Group Size: 4-9
  • Transfer: From/to Palermo: included for week-long stays
    From/to Catania: €150 each way
Summary:

Welcoming riding centre specialising in western riding and trekking including courses and instruction in Tuscany, Italy.

Departure Dates:
  • 2019 Taste of Trekking: 30 Mar; 20 Apr; 15 Jun; 3* (FULL) Aug; 10* Aug; 21 (FULL) Sept.
  • 2019 Western Perfection Course: 6 Apr; 13 Apr; 8 Jun; 13 Jul; 3* Aug; 17* Aug; 28 (FULL) Sept.
  • 2019 Etruscan Mini-Trail: 6 Apr; 13 Apr; 11 May; 1 Jun; 22 Jun; 29 (FULL) Jun; 31 Aug; 5 (FULL) Oct
  • (*denotes high season)
  • Trip Length: 8 days / 7 nights
  • Approximate riding time per day: 3 - 6 hours
  • Meeting point: Chiusi Train Station, Rome Fiumicino Airport or Rome Ciampino Airport
  • Riding Ability Required: From novice onwards.
  • Usual Group Size: 3 - 10
  • Transfer: 2019: From Rome Ciampino/Rome Fiumicino airports €250 return (approx. 2.5 hours) or Chiusi-Chianciano Terme railway station €35 return (approx. 1 hour) at set times on Saturdays. Other times on request (extra charge).
An example of the lovely food on the trail
from $2,885
Summary:
Toscana Cucina is a full service ride with the perfect combination of excellent riding, cooking, wine tasting and sightseeing to destinations of cultural and historical interest.
Departure Dates:
  • 2019: 3, 24 Mar; 14 Apr; 19 May; 2, 30 Jun; 12 Aug; 15 Sept; 13 Oct; 10 Nov.
  • Other dates available on request.
  • Trip Length: 7d/6n/3 days riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: 4-6 hrs
  • Meeting point: Sienna railway station
  • Riding Ability Required: Must be riding fit and able to walk, trot and canter. Minimum age 15
  • Usual Group Size: 2 to 8 (not including non-riders)
  • Transfer: 2019: 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. Please note a charge of €30/h applies if the minibus has to wait at the airport for delayed flights. Payable on site.

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