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Rider in the water
from $1,375
Summary:

A revitalising ride through the beautiful Istrian peninsula, taking in the best of the stunning landscapes and cultural history.

Departure Dates:
  • 2021: May 2, 16, 23 (FULL); Jun 6; Sept 5, 18, 26 (FULL); Oct 10.
  • Saturday arrivals available, please enquire.
  • 2022: May 1, 15, 22; Jun 5; Sept 4, 11, 25; Oct 2, 16.
  • Trip Length: 8d/7n
  • Approximate riding time per day: 4-7 hours
  • Meeting point: Pula Airport or Trieste (additional cost)
  • Riding Ability Required: Intermediate and above
  • Usual Group Size: 4-6
  • Transfer: Included from meeting point (30 minute drive) at any time
Summary:

Looking for a short winter break? Head to the beautiful Istrian Peninsula for three full riding days among verdant pine forests, stunning coastline and quaint villages. The ideal winter pick-me-up for those who are short on time. Accommodation in en-suite rooms in village apartments.

Departure Dates:
  • 2021: Dates available on request, please enquire.
  • Trip Length: 5 days/4 nights/3 riding days
  • Approximate riding time per day: 4-6 hours
  • Meeting point: Pula Airport (PUY) or Trieste (TRS) (additional cost)
  • Riding Ability Required: Intermediate and above
  • Usual Group Size: 2-6
  • Transfer: Return transfer included from meeting point (30 minute drive)
Summary:

Based stay with daily rides across the plains on lovely fit and responsive horses. Comfortable accommodation with ensuite double bedrooms and an onsite 'swimming pond'.

Departure Dates:
  • 2021: Dates available on request between March and October
  • Trip Length: 3 to 6 nights
  • Approximate riding time per day: 2-4 hours a day
  • Meeting point: Budapest Airport (BUD) or town
  • Riding Ability Required: Secure seat at walk, trot and canter in open spaces. Experienced riders only
  • Usual Group Size: 2 - 8
  • Transfer: 2021: included from Budapest Airport or town (pick-up between 1pm to 6pm; Transfers outside of these times will incur an additional fee). Transfer time is approximately 1 hour 20 minutes
Fast riding over the Plains
from $1,559
Summary:

A fast point to point trail ride across the plains on lovely fit and responsive horses. Accommodation in nice rural accommodations and wonderful holiday resorts with swimming pools.

Departure Dates:
  • 2021: 4, 11 FULL) Sept; 2 (FULL), 9, 16, 23 (FULL) Oct.
  • Other dates available on request for groups of 4 and more.
  • Trip Length: 8 days / 7 nights / 6 riding days
  • Approximate riding time per day: 4-5 hours
  • Meeting point: Budapest Airport (BUD) or town
  • Riding Ability Required: Secure seat at walk, trot and canter in open spaces. Experienced riders only
  • Usual Group Size: 4- 6
  • Transfer: 2021: included from Budapest Airport or town (pick-up between 1pm to 6pm; Transfers outside of these times will incur an additional fee). Transfer time is approximately 1 hour 20 minutes
Montenegro Riding Holiday view
from $1,315
Summary:

Mountain and lake ride in pristine wilderness, summer meadows and pastures, visiting monasteries. Riding through the National Park of Biogradska Gora, and Tara River Canyon. Accommodation in simple remote cabins.

Departure Dates:
  • 2021: 17, 28 Jul; 7, 18, 28 Aug; 8, 18 Sept
  • Trip Length: 8 days / 7 nights / 6 days riding.
  • Approximate riding time per day: 4 - 6 hours
  • Meeting point: Podgorica airport, Montenegro (TGD)
  • Riding Ability Required: Walk, trot and canter on a good horse.
  • Usual Group Size: 2 - 10
  • Transfer: Included from meeting point, 1h 30 min drive.
Poland Drawski Lake District
from $1,369
Summary:
Good riding for confident intermediate riders based at a manor house surrounded by beautiful nature, parks, lakes and with sauna massage and fresh, locally produced food in the "slow food" fashion.
Departure Dates:
  • 2021: Sunday departures from 18 April until 27 June and from 22 August until 17 October. Please enquire.
  • Trip Length: 8 days/ 7 nights/ 6 riding days
    Shorter or longer stays on request.
  • Approximate riding time per day: 2 - 6 hours per day
  • Meeting point: Airport of Szczecin (SZZ), Poznan (POZ), Gdansk (GDN) or Berlin (SFX and TXL)
  • Riding Ability Required: Secure at a canter in open spaces.
  • Usual Group Size: 2-10
  • Transfer: Payable on site. From Szczecin airport, SZZ €100 each way / per car, about 1hr. Transfer from other airports available on request, all around €210 each way per car.
Miklosvar Manor
from $1,495
Summary:
Relaxed riding, unspoilt nature and a warm welcome from a local nobility on this trail with very historic restored accommodation including Ceausecu's former Hunting Lodge.
Departure Dates:
  • 2021 Intensive: Apr 4, 18; May 2*, 16*, 23*; Jun 6*, 20*; Jul 4, 18; Aug 1, 15, 29; Sept 12, 26; Oct 10, 24.
  • (* High Season)
  • Trip Length: Intensive programme: 7 days / 6 nights / 5 days riding (It is also possible to extend the itinerary by one day)
  • Approximate riding time per day: 3 to 5 hours
  • Meeting point: Bucharest Henri Coanda (OTP); Bucharest Banesa (BBU), Targu Mures (TGM) or Sibiu (SBZ) The drive is 3hrs 40 mins from Bucharest.
    A pick up can also be arranged from Brasov Train Station (a four hour jouney from Bucharest North railway station)
  • Riding Ability Required: Be able to walk, trot and canter comfortably on a good horse
  • Usual Group Size: 4 - 8
  • Transfer: From €85pp from Bucharest airport, please see detailed information in the 'Itinerary' tab, prices depend on accommodation availability.
Riding in Baikal lake
from Price on enquiry
Summary:

An adventurous horse riding holiday starting in Irkutsk where we drive to the shores of lake Baikal and ride on Orlov cross horses through the Tazheran forest-steppes. Camping and guesthouse accommodation.

Departure Dates:
  • 2021: TBC
  • Trip Length: 10d/9n/7d riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: 5-6 hours
  • Meeting point: Irkutsk Airport (IKT)
  • Riding Ability Required: Intermediate onwards. Must be able to walk, trot and canter. Novice riders by arrangement on own departure dates with modified itinerary.
  • Usual Group Size: 4 - 12
  • Transfer: Transfer to Irkutsk airport on Day 10 arriving approx. 16:00 included.
Russia XTS Moscow and Trans-Siberian Railway Extension
from Price on enquiry
Summary:

Combine your horse riding holiday in Russia with this adventurous extension. Starting with a tour of Moscow, you then board the world-famous Trans-Siberian Railway to travel to Irkutsk close to the Baikal Lake, the largest freshwater lake in the world.

Departure Dates:
  • 2020: June 20; August 8.
  • Trip Length: 5 days/4 nights
  • Approximate riding time per day: N/A
  • Meeting point: Moscow DME / SVO
  • Riding Ability Required: N/A
  • Usual Group Size:
  • Transfer: Included from Moscow DME airport
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