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Italy Medieval Castle and Spa
from $1,099
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:
  • 2020: from end of March to beginning of 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: 2020: Return car transfer per car from €40pp payable on-site. See Sample Itinerary for more details.
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).
Agostino enjoying lunch
from $1,405
Special Offer:

* Group bookings: 1 free place for groups of 8 guests or more throughout 2020

Summary:

Set in unspoilt countryside, surrounded by woodland, overlooking mountains and valleys on all sides. This ride caters for everyone from beginners to experienced riders with its based stay and trail itineraries. The summer itinerary involves an optional night camping by Roman Ruins and this riding centre will also give you the opportunity to experience a magical night ride lit by the full moon and fireflies.

Departure Dates:
  • 2020: Umbrian Adventure: 11, 25 Apr; 16 May; 6, 27 (FULL) Jun; 11* Jul; 8*, 22*, 29 Aug; 12 Sept; 3, 17, 24, 31 Oct; 7 Nov (* denotes high season)
  • Umbrian Summer Adventure: 8 Aug
  • Dates on request for groups of 3 or more for Umbrian Adventure and 4 or more for the Summer Adventure and the trails.
  • Trip Length: Umbrian Adventure: 8 days/7 nights/6 days riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: 3-6 hours, optional rest day
  • Meeting point: Rome airports (FCO, CIA), Spoleto or Perugia train stations
  • Riding Ability Required: All levels catered for
  • Usual Group Size: 2-10
    Trail rides: 5-10
  • Transfer: 2020: Included from Spoleto train station (15 min). This is an easy 2 hour train trip from Rome.
Special Offer:

Group bookings: 1 free place for groups of 8 or more.

Summary:

Short break set in unspoilt countryside, surrounded by woodland, overlooking mountains and valleys on all sides. This ride caters for everyone with spectacular riding and hosting, highly recommended!

Departure Dates:
  • 2020: 11, 23 Apr; 16 May; 6, 27 (FULL) Jun; 11 Jul; 8, 22, 29 Aug; 12 Sept; 3, 17, 24, 31 Oct.
  • Dates on request for groups of 2 or more.
  • Trip Length: 5 days/4 nights /3 days riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: 3-6 hours, optional rest day
  • Meeting point: Rome airports (FCO, CIA), Spoleto or Perugia train stations
  • Riding Ability Required: All levels catered for
  • Usual Group Size: 2-10
  • Transfer: 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.
Summary:
Enjoy all that the Atlas Mountains have to offer on this relaxing short break. Ride out every day in a different direction or experience a new activity and return to the comforts of the eco lodge.
Departure Dates:
  • 2020 Low Season: 6 Jan to 14 Feb, 15 Jun to 12 Jul
  • 2020 Mid Season: 15 Feb to 4 Apr, 4 May to 14 Jun, 13 Jul to 25 Oct
  • 2020 High Season: 1 to 5 Jan, 5 Apr to 3 May, 26 Oct to 4 Nov
  • Trip Length: 4-7 nights
  • Approximate riding time per day: 2-4 hours
  • Meeting point: Marrakech Airport or town
  • Riding Ability Required: All abilities from beginners to experienced riders
  • Usual Group Size: 1-6 in riding groups
  • Transfer: 2020: Included from meeting point (45 mins). Transfers can also be arranged from Ouarzazate for €140 per vehicle (1-8pax) each way, payable on site.
fun in the sea
from $2,965
Special Offer:

Group discounts available for 2020 bookings, please enquire

Summary:
Magical beach riding in Africa's hottest new destination. All levels of rider catered for. Luxury beachfront accommodation.
Departure Dates:
  • All year round on request.
  • Trip Length: 5 days / 4 nights / 5 days riding. Other length of stays may be accommodated, please enquire.
  • Approximate riding time per day: 2-4 hrs
  • Meeting point: Vilanculos Airport (VNX)
  • Riding Ability Required: For all levels of rider from beginners on.
  • Usual Group Size: 2-8
  • Transfer: Included from meeting point. Transfer time is approximately 15 minutes.
Passing through an old farmyard along the trail.
from $1,469
Summary:

Starting from Kvebergsøya, a beautifully restored traditional 16th century farm in the high mountain area of Norway learn to harness and drive horses before setting out on an adventurous 3 day driving trail through the high mountains of Norway. This holiday is suitable for those with no experience of driving.

Departure Dates:
  • 2020: July 5, 19; August 2, 16, 30; Sept 6.
  • Other dates in July and August available on request
  • Trip Length: 7d/6n
  • Approximate riding time per day: 4-7 hours (driving)
  • Meeting point: Hjerkinn Train Station, an easy train ride from Oslo (4 hours) or Trondheim
  • Riding Ability Required: None as carriage driving can be done instead of riding. No previous driving experience is neccesary
  • Usual Group Size: 2-8
  • Transfer: Included from Hjerkinn Train station (35 mins drive)
Riding in Norway
from $1,149
Summary:

Heritage farm stay with many farm and nature activities as well as riding and driving.

Departure Dates:
  • 2020: Available upon request from 25 June until 29 August.
  • Trip Length: 7d/6n, shorter stays available on request
  • Approximate riding time per day: As requested
  • Meeting point: Hjerkinn Train Station, an easy train ride from Oslo (4 hours) or Trondheim
  • Riding Ability Required: None as carriage driving can be done instead of riding
  • Usual Group Size: 2-8
  • Transfer: Included from Hjerkinn Train station (45 mins drive)
Summary:

Situated in the renowned and beautiful Alentejo region, famous for its long heritage of Lusitano and bull breeding, is this picturesque farm and equestrian centre. Brush up on your technique with private dressage lessons combined with trail rides into the surrounding countryside. Accommodation in newly renovated rooms in the stunning french-style manor house.

Departure Dates:
  • 2020 any day departures. Minimum stay is 3 nights.
  • Trip Length: Minimum 3 night stay
  • Approximate riding time per day: 2-3 hours dressage tuition per day
  • Meeting point: Lisbon Airport (LIS), Portugal
  • Riding Ability Required: All levels welcome including beginner
  • Usual Group Size: 1 - 10
  • Transfer: 2020: From Lisbon Airport to stables €60 each way per car (seats 4), payable on-site. Complimentary transfer for stays of five days or more.
Summary:

Western Ranch in good rugged riding country in the beautiful Algarve. Western schooled horses trained using natural horsemanship, tuition on the trail.

Departure Dates:
  • 2020: Any day start and finish from 8 March to 2 August and 22 August to 8 November (minimum stay 3 nights)
  • Trip Length: 8 days/7 nights/6 days riding. Shorter stays are available on request (3 night minimum stay)
  • Approximate riding time per day: Beginner: 18hrs/week (approx 3hrs/day and no full day ride)
    Advanced: 22hrs/week (approx 3-4hrs/day plus a full day ride)
  • Meeting point: Faro Airport (FAO)
  • Riding Ability Required: Beginner and advanced programmes
    Minimum age: 18
  • Usual Group Size: 1-10
  • Transfer: 2020: approx. £41pp each way from Faro Airport, approx. 1 hour. Transfers are payable upon booking.

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