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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)
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.
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.
Riding jumping
from $1,569
Summary:

A special Show Jumping tuition and trail riding combination at an excellent riding centre in Umbria with lessons by a trained FISE instructor teaching show jumping and dressage.

Departure Dates:
  • 2019: 19 Oct (* denotes high season).
  • 2020: 11, 25 Apr; 16 May; 6, 27 Jun; 11* Jul; 8*, 22* Aug; 12 Sep; 3, 24 Oct (* denotes high season).
  • Other dates on request for groups of 2 or more.
  • Trip Length: 8 days/7 nights/6 days riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: 2-6 hours, optional rest day
  • Meeting point: Rome, Spoleto or Perugia train stations
  • Riding Ability Required: all levels catered for, minimum age 12
  • Usual Group Size: 2-6
  • Transfer: 2019 and 2020: 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:

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

Departure Dates:
  • 2019 Taste of Trekking: 30 Mar; 20 Apr; 15 Jun; 3* (FULL) Aug; 10* Aug; 21 (FULL) Sept.
  • 2019 Western Perfection Course: 6 Apr; 13 Apr; 8 Jun; 13 Jul; 3* Aug; 17* Aug; 28 (FULL) Sept.
  • 2019 Etruscan Mini-Trail: 6 Apr; 13 Apr; 11 May; 1 Jun; 22 Jun; 29 (FULL) Jun; 31 Aug; 5 (FULL) Oct
  • (*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: 2019: 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).
Special Offer:

Autumn Special - bookings made before 30th September for stays until 31st October 2019:
Stay 7 nights – pay for 6
Stay 5 nights – pay for 4
Stay 3 nights – pay for 2

Summary:
Expert dressage tuition on top Lusitano horses. Great for dressage enthusiasts and non-riders alike.
Departure Dates:
  • 2019: all year round from 2 Jan to 23 Dec, any day arrival.
  • Trip Length: Suggested 8 days/7 nights or as you wish. There is a minimum of 3 nights and a 20% discount for stays of 10 nights.
  • Approximate riding time per day: 1.5 to 3 hours
  • Meeting point: Lisbon Airport or city
  • Riding Ability Required: From intermediate riders onwards with a interest for dressage. Prior knowledge of dressage is useful and riders should have willingness and openness to learn.
  • Usual Group Size: 1-8 (max. 3 riders in a lesson)
  • Transfer: 2019: approx. £42 each way to/from Lisbon Airport and £45 each way to/from a hotel in Lisbon. Transfers are per car (maximum 3 people) and take less than one hour. Transfers are payable upon booking.
Summary:

Superb dressage tuition on beautiful Lusitano horses given by a Master Rider of the Portuguese School of Equestrian Art. There is no other way to learn! All levels of rider from beginner to Prix St Georges, close enough to Lisbon centre to combine with a city visit, the centre with cottages, swimming pool and stables/arenas is an oasis of peace.

Departure Dates:
  • All year round, any day arrival for week programme and Friday arrival for short breaks. Closed 24th December-1st January.
  • Trip Length: 7 days/6 nights/5 days riding and 4 days/3 nights/2 days riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: From 50 minutes to 1 hr 40 minutes per day depending on programme chosen. This equates to 1 or 2 50 minute lessons per day.
  • Meeting point: Lisbon Airport (LIS)
  • Riding Ability Required: From beginner onwards, tuition to Prix St George level.
  • Usual Group Size: 1-5 in accommodation. Max 2 riders in lessons.
  • Transfer: Included from meeting point, a short 15-20 minute drive away.
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:
  • 2019/20 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: 2019/20: 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:

Travel to Golega, the horse capital of Portugal, to brush up on your dressage skills aboard highly-trained Lusitano stallions. Combine expert dressage tuition in the mornings with rides out into the local countryside in the afternoons. Stay on-site in a beautifully converted water mill and take part in a yoga class or venture into the local area for golf, hiking or fishing.

Departure Dates:
  • 2019: Dates available on demand all year. Golega Fair Week 1-10 November 2019
  • Trip Length: We recommend a 7 night stay. There is a 3 night minimum stay.
  • Approximate riding time per day: 2-5 hours depending on guests preference
  • Meeting point: Lisbon Airport (LIS), Portugal
  • Riding Ability Required: Novice to advanced
  • Usual Group Size: 1-12
  • Transfer: 2019: For 1-6 people, €20 - €50 per person return depending on numbers. The stables is one hour drive from airport.
Join Up
from $1,135
Summary:

Monty Roberts Join Up course by a certified trainer on a Western Ranch in the beautiful Algarve. Western schooled horses trained using natural horsemanship, tuition on the trail.

Departure Dates:
  • 2020: Sep 26
  • Trip Length: 8d/7n/ 6 days riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: 3-7
  • Meeting point: Faro Airport (FAO)
  • Riding Ability Required: Beginner and advanced programmes
    Minimum age: 18
  • Usual Group Size: 4-10
  • Transfer: 2019: approx. £90pp round trip from Faro Airport, approx. 1 hour. Transfers are payable upon booking.

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