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Summary:

A family run establishment with a wide range of horses to provide the ideal mount for you to improve your riding skills. Great facilities on site so you can work on cross country technique, show-jumping and dressage or take it easy riding out on the 380 acre farm. There is en-suite farmhouse accommodation onsite. You can end the day with a meal in the dining room, followed by a drink by the fire. 

Departure Dates:
  • Weekly from March to the end of October (please note that full board option is only available in June, July, August)
  • Trip Length: 8d/7n, 5d/4n or 4d/3n, can be tailor-made on request
  • Approximate riding time per day: 2 hours tuition daily
  • Meeting point: Kilbeggan bus station
  • Riding Ability Required: From total beginner to advanced rider
  • Usual Group Size: 1-8
  • Transfer: Included from Kilbeggan Bus Station. (An hour and a half from Dublin)
Summary:

Experience the renowned charm of the region and the tranquility of some truly impressive and beautiful scenery. The Irish bred horses are willing, reliable and safe allowing you time to take in the sights. Gallop over golden sands and enjoy the traditional Irish hospitality on this fantastic short break.

Departure Dates:
  • 2020: Every Saturday from 9 May to 10 October.
  • Trip Length: 4 days, 3 nights, 2 days riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: 4+ hours
  • Meeting point: Kerry (KIR), Cork (ORK) or Shannon (SNN)
  • Riding Ability Required: Walk, trot and canter comfortably with a secure seat
  • Usual Group Size: 2 to 12
  • Transfer: 2020: Prices are approximate and each way per vehicle: Kerry €26 1-3pax €40 4-8pax, Cork €140 1-3pax €160 4-8 pax and Shannon €180 1-3pax €200 4-8pax. Transfer times are approximately as follows; Cork 2 hours, Shannon 2-hours and Kerry 15-minutes. Payable on site.
Alpaca farm in Israel
from $1,195
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:
  • 2020: 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: 2020: From Tel Aviv 500 ILS or Ovda airport 350 ILS per vehicle (1-4pax) each way. Car hire is an alternative option.
Riding through flower meadows
from $1,519
Summary:

Discover the extraordinary natural beauty of Umbria, Italy's green heart, on this six day trail. Ride through ancient chestnut forests, to hidden medieval villages and learn the story of Umbria's 'stolen' chariot. Stay at a converted former monastery as well as a luxury agriturismo. This is a truly memorable trail for those who want to see an undiscovered side of Italy on board high quality, responsive horses.

Departure Dates:
  • 2020: 25 - 30 July
  • 2021: 5 - 10 June
  • Trip Length: 6 days/5 nights/4 days riding.
  • Approximate riding time per day: 3-6 hours
  • Meeting point: Rome airports (FCO, CIA), Spoleto train station
  • Riding Ability Required: From novice onwards. Riders should be happy riding in open country and be physically fit enough to ride for up to 6 hours per day.
  • Usual Group Size: 5-9
  • Transfer: 2020/21: Included from Spoleto train station (15 min). This is an easy 2 hour train trip from Rome.
Riding in Tuscany
from $2,885
Summary:

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

Departure Dates:
  • 2020: Mar 15, 29; Apr 19; May 3, 10; Oct 4; Nov 8.
  • 2020 Palio Week: Jun 28 - Jul 4.
  • 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: 2020: 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.
Riding through Etruscan road
from $1,799
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:
  • 2020: May 16 (FULL); Aug 22; Oct 3 (FULL).
  • 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.
  • Usual Group Size: 4 - 8
  • Transfer: 2020: From Rome Ciampino/Rome Fiumicino airports (€250 return, approx. 2.5 hours) or Chiusi-Chianciano Terme railway station (€35 return, approx. 1 hour) - set times on Saturdays. Other times on request (extra charge)
Dressage riding
from $1,285
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.

Departure Dates:
  • 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: 2020: from €80 each way per car. See itinerary for more details.
Summary:

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

Departure Dates:
  • 2020 Discovery week/Star rides: Saturdays from 3 Apr to 31 Oct (High Season: 8-21 Aug; Mid Season: 21 May- 7 Aug; 22 Aug-10 Sept; Low Season: 3 Apr-20 May; 11 Sept-31 Oct).
  • 2020 Trail to the Sea: 14 Apr; 26 Sept; 10 Oct.
  • 2020 Maremma Trail: 5 May; 12, 19 Sept.
  • 2021 Discovery week/Star rides: Saturdays from Apr 17 to Oct 30 (High Season: Aug 7-20. Mid Season: May 22 - Aug 6; Aug 21 - Sept 10. Low Season: Apr 17 - May 21; Sept 11 - Oct 30).
  • 2021 Trail to the Sea: 24 Apr; 25 Sept; 9 Oct
  • 2021 Maremma Trail: 1, 15 May; 11, 18 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: 2020/2021: €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 (7pm to 8am). It is also possible to fly to Rome and get a train to Follonica (approx. 3 hrs).
Western riding lesson
from $1,025
Summary:

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

Departure Dates:
  • 2020 Taste of Trekking: Apr 11, 25; Aug 1*, 8*; Sept 5.
  • 2020 Western Perfection Course: Mar 28; Apr 11; Jun 6, 20; Jul 18*; Aug 1*, 22; Oct 3.
  • 2020 Etruscan Mini-Trail: Apr 4, 18; May 30; Jun 20; Jul 25*; Sept 19; Oct 10.
  • (*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: 2020: 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).
Riding in the woods, Umbria
from $1,519
Summary:

Explore some of Italy's most striking landscapes on this five-day wine tour. Excellent and varied riding in a glorious setting, you'll visit charming and authentic local wineries, spending time in the centre of the Sagrantino wine region. The ideal short break for those looking for great food, magnificent scenery and responsive, schooled horses.

Departure Dates:
  • 2020: 19 Sept
  • 2021: 15 May
  • Extra dates available on request for groups of 6-8.
  • Trip Length: 5 days/4 nights/3 days riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: 3-6 hours
  • Meeting point: Rome airports (FCO, CIA), Spoleto or Perugia train stations
  • Riding Ability Required: Novice onwards, riders should be competant and in control at walk, trot and canter.
  • Usual Group Size: 5-10
  • Transfer: 2020/21: Included from Spoleto train station (15 min). This is an easy 2 hour train trip from Rome.

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