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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:
  • 2020: 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: 2020: 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.
Riding on the banks of the river
from $1,389
Summary:

A shorter tour, ideal for those who want to try out riding in Iceland. This one is ideal for families and all levels of rider, including beginner. Four riding days along Iceland's longest river staying in a cosy guesthouse with hot tub.

Departure Dates:
  • 2020:
  • Low season: 25 May; 15, 22 June
  • High season: 6, 20, 27 Jul; 3, 10, 17 Aug
  • Trip Length: 4 days / 3 nights / 4 riding days
  • Approximate riding time per day: 2-4 hours
  • Meeting point: BSÍ bus station or closest designated bus stop (central zone) in Rekjavik
  • Riding Ability Required: All levels are welcome
  • Usual Group Size: Maximum 16
  • Transfer: 2020: Included from closest designated bus stop/bus station in Rekjavik.
Some of the colourful havallis of Rajasthan seen en-route
from $1,509
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 Price on enquiry
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 $1,129
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 - 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.
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)
Riding on the beach
from $1,625
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:
  • 2020: May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31; Jun 7, 14, 21, 28; Jul 5*, 12*, 19*, 26*; Aug 2*, 9*, 16*, 23*, 30*; Sept 6*, 13*, 20*, 27*.
  • (*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: 2020: Return airport transfers, per vehicle (up to 8 people) ​Dublin: €750, Shannon: €480, Knock: €140.
Riding through flower meadows
from $1,479
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
  • 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 $1,255
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 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).

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