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Summary:
Enjoy a unique short break in this special part of Scandanavia: riding on top-quality Icelandic horses across vast open landscapes and beaches, enjoy boutique accommodation, feast on gourmet home-cooked cuisine and revel in the relaxing spa facilities - perfect!
Departure Dates:
  • 2018: 18, 29 May; 26 June; 24 July; 21 August. Other dates on request for group bookings.
  • Trip Length: 5 days / 4 nights / 4 days riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: 4-6 hours
  • Meeting point: Aalborg Airport, Denmark (AAL)
  • Riding Ability Required: walk, trot and canter
  • Group Size: 6-12
  • Transfer: 2017: €40 per person return, payable on site.
Beautiful ruska landscape
from $1,945
Summary:
Come enjoy the spectacular Autumn colours of magical Lapland. Ride Finnish horses on this exciting trail in the Arctic Circle and witness Finnish hospitality at its best.
Departure Dates:
  • 2017: 23 (FULL), 30 July, 6, 13 August
  • 2018: 22 July; 5, 26 August.
  • Trip Length: 7 days / 6 nights / 5 days riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: 8-10 hours
  • Meeting point: Kittilä Airport, Finland. It may also be possible to fly into Enontekiö Airport if flights are available.
  • Riding Ability Required: Intermediate riders onwards
  • Group Size: 4-7
  • Transfer: Included from meeting point.
View of Armagnac Trail
from $1,139
Summary:
This trek offers a wonderful opportunity to see rural France at its best. For fit riders.
Departure Dates:
  • 2017: Sundays from April to mid October, dates by arrangement
  • 2018: Sundays from April to mid October, dates by arrangement
  • Trip Length: 7 days / 6 nights / 5 days riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: Approximately 5 - 6 hours in the saddle daily
  • Meeting point: Mont de Marsan Railway Station or Gabarret bus station.
  • Riding Ability Required: Must be riding fit and able to walk, trot and canter for trail. Minimum age 12
  • Group Size: 2-6 (unguided)
  • Transfer: 2017: €70 return per car from Mont de Marsan or included from Gabarret bus station.
Summary:
Based stay and flexible for all riders and great for families with non-riders. Explore miles of golden sandy beaches, shaded forests, watersports and typical French cuisine.
Departure Dates:
  • 2017: Sunday arrivals from March to November. Other arrival days are possible, please enquire. Low Season March & November, Mid Season April/May/June/September/October, High Season July & August.
  • 2018: Sunday arrivals from March to November. Other arrival days are possible, please enquire. Low Season March & November, Mid Season April/May/June/September/October, High Season July & August.
  • Trip Length: 8 days / 7 nights. Longer/shorter stays can be taken.
  • Approximate riding time per day: Flexible but from 2-6 hours.
  • Meeting point: Bordeaux Airport or Morcenx train station, France
  • Riding Ability Required: Intermediate onwards
  • Group Size: 2 - 6
  • Transfer: 2017: €45 per person each way from Bordeaux for 2-8 people, payable on site.
    2018: €45 per person each way from Bordeaux for 2-8 people, payable on site. Please arrange flights to arrive before 15:30 and depart after 13:00. Transfers for 1 person can often be arranged from Bordeaux, otherwise pick-up will be at Morcenx train station.
beach gallop in the surf!
from $1,165
Special Offer:
Christmas Ride: A special Christmas ride including Christmas dinner is running 23-30 December 2017! High season prices apply.
Summary:
Lots of fun, very good horses. Fantastic beach riding all year round for intermediate riders onwards, basic accommodation and organisation, long days.
Departure Dates:
  • 2017 Low Season: 19, 26 Feb; 12, 19 March; 1, 8, 15, 22 Oct; 5, 12 Nov
  • 2017 Mid Season: 26 March; 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 April; 7, 14, 21, 28 May; 4, 18 June; 3, 10, 17, 24 Sept
  • 2017 High Season: 25 Jun; 2, 9*, 16* July; 13*, 20* Aug; 23 Dec
  • 2018 Low Season: 18, 25 Feb; 18, 25 Mar; 30 Sept; 7, 14, 21 Oct; 4, 11 Nov.
  • 2018 Mid Season: 8, 15, 22, 29 Apr; 6, 20, 27 May; 3, 10, 17, 24 Jun; 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Sept; 7, 14, 21 Oct; 4, 11 Nov.
  • 2018 High Season: 1, 8*, 15*, 29* Jul; 12*, 19* Aug.
  • * denotes a camping trail with 2 nights camping.*
  • Trip Length: 8 days / 7 nights / 6 days riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: 5 to 6 hours
  • Meeting point: Bordeaux Airport, France (BOD) Or you can go to Morcenx train station
  • Riding Ability Required: Confident, fit intermediate riders onwards. Must be confident at all paces including gallop and comfortable riding for long periods over rough and challenging terrain. Minimum age 12.
  • Group Size: 4-14
  • Transfer: 2017: From Bordeaux Airport between 15.00 and 17:00, minimum of 2 people for €45 per person each way. Return transfer for flights departing after 11.00. Payable on site. Hire cars are available at the airport.
    2018: From Bordeaux Airport at 16:00, minimum of 2 people for €45 per person each way. Return transfer for flights departing after 12:30. Payable on site. Hire cars are available at the airport.
Horse riding in the Blond Mountains
from $1,299
Summary:
Ride on a point-to-point trail through the lovely mountainous landscape around Blond visiting typical rural villages along the route including Mortemart, one of the prettiest villages in France and culminating with a ride along the peak ridge of the Blond Mountains with panoramic views in every direction. Overnight accommodation is in local inns, guesthouses and even one night in an old convent on this exploration of beautiful rural France. 
Departure Dates:
  • 2017: 18 June; 10 September. Other dates available on request.
  • 2018: 8 April; 9 September. Other dates available on request.
  • Trip Length: 7 days/6 nights/5 days riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: 5-6 hours
  • Meeting point: Poitiers airport
  • Riding Ability Required: Strong novice onwards. Riders must be able to walk, trot and canter.
  • Group Size: 2-7, larger groups accepted for private bookings.
  • Transfer: 2017: from Poitiers or Limoges airport, €40 per person return. Payable on site.
    2018: from Poitiers or Limoges airport, €40 per person return. Payable on site.
Riding through the vinyards of Bordeaux
from $2,019
Summary:
A trip for wine-lovers! Fast riding through rolling hills covered with vineyards, visits to medieval castles and extensive wine tasting. The trip culminates in a night at a local castle.
Departure Dates:
  • 2017: 6 (FULL), 13 May; 30 Sept; 14 Oct.
  • 2018: 5, 12 May; 6, 20 Oct.
  • Trip Length: 8 days / 7 nights / 6 days riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: 4-6hrs
  • Meeting point: Bordeaux Airport (BOD) at 18.30 or Bordeaux Saint Jean train station at 17:30.
  • Riding Ability Required: Confident at a walk trot and canter
  • Group Size: 5-10
  • Transfer: Included from meeting point at set times. Transfer time is approximately 40 minutes from the airport and 55 minutes from the station.
    Departure transfer is at 09.00.
Summary:
Situated in the rugged countryside near the Spanish border this ride offers a chance to see a beautiful, mountainous area redolent of history and enjoy rural France and the hospitality and food of its inhabitants.
Departure Dates:
  • 2017: 27 Apr; 9, 11 May; 8 Jun; 20 Jul; 7 Sept; 9 Nov
  • Other dates available on request for a minimum of 4 riders.
  • 2018: All year round, on request for minimum of 2 riders.
  • Trip Length: 4 days / 3 nights / riding on 3 days
  • Approximate riding time per day: Approximately 3 - 5 hours in the saddle
  • Meeting point: Carcassonne Airport (CCF) or town
  • Riding Ability Required: From walk and trot onwards; experienced riders separated. Children under 12 must be accompanied by a parent
  • Group Size: 2-6
  • Transfer: 2017: €35 per person payable on site. Transfer time approximately one hour from the airport, town or train station.
Horses drinking at a village fountain en route
from $1,199
Summary:
Explore the Pyrenean Mountains, a beautiful area redolent of history and a superb ride in the rugged countryside near the Spanish border, guided or unguided with comfortable lodgings and excellent dinners.
Departure Dates:
  • 2017 Guided Trails: 16 Apr; 21 May; 18 Jun; 9 Jul; 13 Aug; 17 Sept. Other dates on request for groups of 4 or more riders.
  • 2017 Unguided Trails: weekly dates to suit, any start day.
  • 2018 Guided Trails: 6 May; 10 Jun; 8 Jul; 2 Sept.
  • 2018 Unguided Trails: weekly dates to suit, any start day for minimum of 2 people.
  • Trip Length: 8 days / 7 nights / 6 days riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: Approximately 4- 6 hours in the saddle daily
  • Meeting point: Carcassonne Airport (CCF) or Town
  • Riding Ability Required: Must be riding fit and able to walk, trot and canter. Children under 12 must be accompanied by a parent. Please see 'Notes' below for unguided riding requirements.
  • Group Size: Guided: 2-8
    Unguided: 2-8
  • Transfer: 2017: €35 return per person payable locally. Transfer time approximately one hour from the airport, town or train station.
    2018: €35 return per person payable locally. Transfer time approximately one hour from the airport, town or train station
Summary:
A beautiful French chateau with excellent food in a traditional area. Horse riding for all abilities and ages in rolling French countryside.
Departure Dates:
  • 2017: Open 7 days a week from end of February to 1st October; closed on Sundays and Mondays from October to December.
  • 2017 Low season: 24 February - 30 April; 1 October - 31 December
  • 2017 Mid season: 1 May - 30 June; 1-30 September
  • 2017 High season: 1 July - 31 August
  • 2018: Open 7 days a week from 1 March to 31 December; closed on Sundays and Mondays from October to December.
  • 2018 Low season: 1 March - 30 April; 1 October - 31 December
  • 2018 Mid season: 1 May - 30 June; 1-30 September
  • 2018 High season: 1 July - 31 August
  • Trip Length: Per night, minimum stay of 3 nights
  • Approximate riding time per day: 2hrs per full day - more can be booked on site
  • Meeting point: Moulins sur Allier train station
  • Riding Ability Required: From beginner, faster riding for experienced riders
  • Group Size: 1-6
  • Transfer: 2017 and 2018: By taxi from the train station, approximately €39/vehicle one way, payable on site. Price is double on Sundays. Transfer time is approximately 30 minutes.
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