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Summary:

A great introduction to riding in Iceland with moderate riding hours and comfortable farm accommodation. This riding holiday is perfect for families with children or novice riders who would like to ride in the beautiful Icelandic countryside.

Departure Dates:
  • 2019/20: open all year round, any day arrival and departure, minimum stay 3 nights.
  • Trip Length: Any length, minimum stay 4d/3n
  • Approximate riding time per day: 3 hours
  • Meeting point: Your hotel or closest designated bus stop (central zone) in Rekjavik (own booking) or the farm, if hiring a car.
  • Riding Ability Required: From beginner onwards
  • Usual Group Size: 2 - 8
  • Transfer: 2019/20: Bus transfer from Reykjavik to the farm or car hire. Car transfer from Reykjavik hotel to bus station is included, bus journey ticket is around 7040 ISK per person each way payable on-site.
Some of the colourful havallis of Rajasthan seen en-route
from $1,515
Summary:
Short break riding holiday on Mawari horses through the Aravalli Desert and hills visiting Ranakpur Jain Temples, Kumbhalgarh Wildlife Sanctuary and Fort.
Departure Dates:
  • 2020: 12-17 Feb
  • Trip Length: 6 days/5 nights/5 days riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: 2-4 hours
  • Meeting point: Udaipur or Jodhpur airport or hotel
  • Riding Ability Required: Walk, trot, canter, gallop on fit responsive horses.
  • Usual Group Size: 2-9
  • Transfer: From either is a 3hr drive, Rs7,500 (approx. US$107) each way payable onsite.
Through the mountains ...
from $2,959
Summary:
Adventurous camping trail in Ladakh region of India at high altitiude in the foothills of the Himalayas, visiting remote monasteries. Suitable for adventurous beginners as the pace is slow.
Departure Dates:
  • 2019: 28 July (Phyang Festival); 9 August (Taktok Festival)
  • Trip Length: 15 days / 14 nights / 8 riding days
    Optional Agra extension - 3 days / 2 nights
  • Approximate riding time per day: 3 - 5.5 hrs
  • Meeting point: Delhi airport (DEL)
  • Riding Ability Required: From beginner onwards
  • Usual Group Size: 4-10
  • Transfer: Included from meeting point. Transfer time is approximately 15 minutes.
Cantering through the lake outside Castle Leslie
from $1,155
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. (Closed from 6 January until 5 February 2019)
  • 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 €100 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.
Summary:

Lessons for all riding abilities: general, show-jumping, dressage, cross country. Excellent on site facilities, organised and comfortable.

Departure Dates:
  • Weekly from March to the end of September (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)
Riding on the beach
from $1,525
Summary:

A based stay on Ireland's west coast where small groups of experienced riders are taken along the Wild Atlantic Way through spectacular landscapes on board quality Irish horses. Comfortable B&B accommodation, fast beach riding, knowledgeable guides and lively evenings spent in the traditional Irish town of Westport ensures an unforgettable horse riding adventure holiday with a warm welcome.

Departure Dates:
  • 2019: ​5, 12, 19, 26 May; 9, 16, 23, 30 June; 7*, 14*, 21*, 28* July; 11*, 18*, 25* August; 1*, 8*, 15*, 22*, 29* September; 6 October (*indicates high season)
  • Trip Length: 6 nights/7 days/5 riding days
  • Approximate riding time per day: 4-5 hours
  • Meeting point: Westport, Ireland
  • Riding Ability Required: Riders should be able to ride securely and confidently at a walk, trot and canter in open countryside.
  • Usual Group Size: 1-8
  • Transfer: 2019: Return airport transfers, per vehicle (up to 8 people) ​Dublin: €750, Shannon: €480,  Knock: €140.
Riding through flower meadows
from $1,509
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 monastry 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
  • 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: Included from Spoleto train station (15 min). This is an easy 2 hour train trip from Rome.
Dressage riding
from $1,155
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 $1,125
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.

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