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Greece Beginners Riding Course, Crete
from €735
Summary:

Learn to ride on the sunny island of Crete. Available all year, comfortable hotel, beautiful scenery

Departure Dates:
  • 2019: Available throughout the year except 15 Jan to 15 Feb and when Guided Lasithi Trail is running (High Season: 17 March - 3 November and 15 Dec - 8 January 2020).
  • 2020: Available throughout the year except 13 Jan to 14 Feb and when Guided Lasithi Trail is running (High Season: 22 March - 1 November and 14 December - 10 January 2021).
  • Hotel and Stables closed 13 Jan - 14 Feb 2020
  • Trip Length: 8 days / 7 nights / 6 days riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: 1-1.5 hours per day
  • Meeting point: Heraklion (HER)
  • Riding Ability Required: Complete beginners welcome
  • Usual Group Size: Maximum 10
  • Transfer: Payable on site, available any time. €50 from Heraklion Airport or €55 from Heraklion centre each way per car (1-4pax). Transfer time is approximately 45 minutes.
Greece Panoramic Rides, Crete
from €919
Summary:

Daily different outrides, based in a 4 star hotel set in the peaceful mountain retreat, not far from the coast. Excellent riding from novice riders onwards.

Departure Dates:
  • 2019: Available throughout the year apart from 15 Jan to 15 Feb and 2 July to 1 Sept; and when the Lasithi Trail is running (High Season 17 March - 3 November and 15 December to 8 January 2020)
  • 2020 Available 1 Jan to 1 July & 1 Sep to 31 Dec except when the Lassithi Trail is running (High Season 22 March - 1 November and 14 December to 10 January 2021)
  • Hotel & Stables closed 13 Jan to 14 Feb
  • Trip Length: 8 days / 7 nights / 6 riding days
  • Approximate riding time per day: 2.5-5 hours per day
  • Meeting point: Heraklion (HER)
  • Riding Ability Required: Must be able to walk, trot and canter on a good horse, more experienced riders are seperated. Minimum age 8
  • Usual Group Size: max 10
  • Transfer: Payable on site, available any time. €50 from Heraklion Airport or €55 from Heraklion centre each way per car (1-4pax). Transfer time is approximately 45 minutes.
Greece Sun and Riding, Crete
from €825
Summary:

Great value family getaway on the beautiful island of Crete with easy access to the beach and riding in the cooler hours.

Departure Dates:
  • 2019: Available from 09 June - 01 Sept except when Guided Lasithi Trail is running.
  • 2020: Available from 14 June - 6 Sept except when Guided Lasithi Trail is running.
  • Trip Length: 8 days / 7 nights / 6 days riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: 2 hours
  • Meeting point: Heraklion (HER)
  • Riding Ability Required: From novice riders, experienced riders separated
  • Usual Group Size: 1-10
  • Transfer: Payable on site, available any time. €50 from Heraklion Airport or €55 from Heraklion centre each way per car (1-4pax). Transfer time is approximately 45 minutes.
Cantering through the lake outside Castle Leslie
from €975
Summary:

A luxury break in Ireland with over a thousand acres of rolling hills, parkland and lakes to explore on horseback. Tuition for all levels, clinics by top competition riders and 300 cross country jumps are part of a top-quality range of facilities. Accommodation is in the four-star Lodge with it’s own bar and restaurant, and spa.

Departure Dates:
  • All year round on request from 1st January - 20th December 2019.
  • All year round on request from 1st January - 18th December 2020.
  • Trip Length: Various packages from 4 to 8 days available
  • Approximate riding time per day: 3 hours. The hours are flexible and can be taken as desired.
  • Meeting point: Castle Leslie
  • Riding Ability Required: From beginners onwards. Minimum riding age is 4 years old.
  • Usual Group Size: 1-8
  • Transfer: Payable on site. 1 person €90 pp each way, 2-5 people €40 pp each way, 6+ people €30 pp each way from Dublin and Belfast, airport or hotel. You can also book a taxi. Transfer times are approximately 1 hour from Belfast, 1.5 hours from Dublin and about 2.5 hours from Shannon.
Beach riding on the West coast of Ireland
from €1,449
Summary:

Visit Ireland on this week-long trail exploring the unspoilt coastline, sandy beaches, deserted islands, mountains and forests of this most beautiful area of Western Ireland. The riding is suitable for riders of intermediate ability onwards and the trail also includes excursions to explore the rich and ancient history of this region. Accommodation in comfortable hotels in the small town of Sligo and pretty seaside village of Strandhill.

Departure Dates:
  • 2020: Every Sunday from 3 May to 13 September
  • Trip Length: 8 days/7 nights/5 riding days
  • Approximate riding time per day: 4-6 hours
  • Meeting point: Dublin Airport, Ireland
  • Riding Ability Required: Intermediate onwards.
  • Usual Group Size: 1-8
  • Transfer: 2020: Included from/to Dublin Airport
Horse riding holiday in Israel
from €1,425
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:
  • 2019/20: 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: 2019/20: From Tel Aviv 500 ILS or Ovda airport 350 ILS per vehicle (1-4 pax) each way. Car hire is an alternative option.
Riding in Tuscany
from €2,555
Summary:

Top class horses, luxuriously renovated traditional accommodation and the best of Italian cooking, warmth and hospitality make for an unforgettable experience.

Departure Dates:
  • 2019: 10, 31 March; 5 May; 16, 30* June; 14 July; 12* Aug; 1, 29 Sep; 27 Oct (*denotes Palio Week). 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
  • 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. Payable on site.
Dressage riding
from €975
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.
Italy Magic of Tuscany
from €705
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:
  • 2020 Discovery week/Star rides: Saturdays from Apr 3 to Oct 31 (High Season: Aug 8-21. Mid Season: May 21 - Aug 7; Aug 22 - Sept 10. Low Season: Apr 3 - May 20; Sept 11 - Oct 31).
  • 2020 Trail to the Sea: Apr 14; Sept 26; Oct 10
  • 2020 Maremma Trail: May 5, 9; Sept 12, 19.
  • 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: 2020: €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 €949
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.

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