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Summary:

Gallop over golden sands and enjoy the traditional Irish hospitality on this fantastic short break.

Departure Dates:
  • 2019: Every Saturday from 11 May to 12 October.
  • 2020: Every Saturday from 9 May to 10 October.
  • Trip Length: 4 days, 3 nights, 2 days riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: 4+ hours
  • Meeting point: Kerry (KIR), Cork (ORK) or Shannon (SNN)
  • Riding Ability Required: Walk, trot and canter comfortably with a secure seat
  • Usual Group Size: 2 to 12
  • Transfer: 2019: Prices are approximate and each way per vehicle: Kerry €26 1-3pax €40 4-8pax, Cork €140 1-3pax €160 4-8 pax and Shannon €180 1-3pax €200 4-8pax. Transfer times are approximately as follows; Cork 2 hours, Shannon 2-hours and Kerry 15-minutes. Payable on site.
Riding on the beaches in Ireland
from $1,819
Summary:

An extremely well organised trail with excellent riding on good sized hunter type Irish horses, staying in comfortable small hotels and B&B's.

Departure Dates:
  • 2019: Every Saturday from 11 May to 12 October.
  • 2020: Every Saturday from 9 May to 10 October.
  • Trip Length: 7 days / 6 nights / 5 days riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: 4 to 6 hours
  • Meeting point: Kerry (KIR), Cork (ORK) or Shannon (SNN)
  • Riding Ability Required: Walk, trot and canter comfortably with a secure seat
  • Usual Group Size: 2 to 12
  • Transfer: 2019: Prices are approximate and each way per vehicle: Kerry €26 1-3pax €40 4-8pax, Cork €140 1-3pax €160 4-8 pax and Shannon €180 1-3pax €200 4-8pax. Transfer times are approximately as follows; Cork 2 hours, Shannon 2-hours and Kerry 15-minutes. Payable on site.
Summary:
Trail from County Galway through the rural areas of County Clare into the unique Burren region and on to the rough Atlantic coast overlooking the spectacular Cliffs of Moher. Comfortable accommodation.
Departure Dates:
  • 2019: Saturday arrivals from 6 April to 28 September (High season June, July & Aug)
  • 2020: Saturday arrivals from 4 April to 26 September (High season June, July & Aug)
  • Trip Length: 8 days/7 nights/6 days riding or 6 days/5 nights/4 days riding (Saturday - Thursday).
  • Approximate riding time per day: Approximately 5 hours a day
  • Meeting point: Shannon Airport (SNN) or hotel
  • Riding Ability Required: Ability to walk, trot, canter. Minimum age 8
  • Usual Group Size: 4-8
  • Transfer: 2019/20: €35 per person each way, €40 after 8pm. Transfer time is approx 1.5 hours. Transfer fee is payable on site.
Beach riding on the West coast of Ireland
from $1,695
Summary:

Visit Ireland on this week-long trail exploring the unspoilt coastline, sandy beaches, deserted islands, mountains and forests of this most beautiful area of Western Ireland. The riding is suitable for riders of intermediate ability onwards and the trail also includes excursions to explore the rich and ancient history of this region. Accommodation in comfortable hotels in the small town of Sligo and pretty seaside village of Strandhill.

Departure Dates:
  • 2020: Every Sunday from 3 May to 13 September
  • Trip Length: 8 days/7 nights/5 riding days
  • Approximate riding time per day: 4-6 hours
  • Meeting point: Dublin Airport, Ireland
  • Riding Ability Required: Intermediate onwards.
  • Usual Group Size: 1-8
  • Transfer: 2020: Included from/to Dublin Airport
Riding on the beach
from $1,509
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:
  • 2019: ​5, 12, 19, 26 May; 9, 16, 23, 30 June; 7*, 14*, 21*, 28* July; 11*, 18*, 25* August; 1*, 8*, 15*, 22*, 29* September; 6 October (*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: 2019: Return airport transfers, per vehicle (up to 8 people) ​Dublin: €750, Shannon: €480,  Knock: €140.
Riding through flower meadows
from $1,489
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 monastry 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:
  • 2019: 29 Jun (FULL), 14 Sept. Other dates are available on request.
  • 2020: 25 Jul
  • 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: 2019: Included from Spoleto train station (15 min). This is an easy 2 hour train trip from Rome.
Riding in Tuscany
from $2,885
Summary:

Top class horses, luxuriously renovated traditional accommodation and the best of Italian cooking, warmth and hospitality make for an unforgettable experience.

Departure Dates:
  • 2019: 10, 31 March; 5 May; 16, 30* June; 14 July; 12* Aug; 1, 29 Sep; 27 Oct (*denotes Palio Week). Other dates available on request.
  • Trip Length: 7d/6n/5 days riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: 4-6 hrs
  • Meeting point: Sienna railway station at 18:30
  • Riding Ability Required: Must be riding fit and able to walk, trot and canter. Minimum age 15
  • Usual Group Size: 2 to 8 (not including non riders)
  • Transfer: 2019: Included from Sienna railway station at 18:30.
    Arranged on request from Rome (€420), Bologna (€350) or Pisa (€300) airport, or Sienna outside of set time (€100). Price is for 8-seater mini-bus and driver. Payable on site.
Italy Cefalu to Etna Trail
from $1,949
Summary:
A wonderful trail for strong intermediate riders wanting to discover the ancient culture and history of this island. Ride through 4 national parks finishing at the lip of a live volcano.
Departure Dates:
  • 2019: 4 May; 8 June; 31 August; 12 October
  • Trip Length: 8d/7n
  • Approximate riding time per day: up to 8 hours or more
  • Meeting point: Palermo Airport (PMO)
  • Riding Ability Required: Intermediate plus
  • Usual Group Size: 4-9
  • Transfer: 2019 From Palermo airport €100 per car, please arrive before 17:00. To Catania at the end of ride included. To Palermo at the end of ride €300. Transfers payable on site
Italy Coast to Coast Trail
from $1,949
Summary:
The Coast to Coast Trail is an exciting adventure for experienced riders which allows you to travel all the way from the north of Sicily to Agrigento on the south coast.
Departure Dates:
  • 2019: 25 May; 22 June; 21 September; 26 October
  • Trip Length: 8d/7n
  • Approximate riding time per day: up to 8 hours
  • Meeting point: Cefalu or Castelbuono bus or train station
  • Riding Ability Required: Must be comfortable at all paces and good fitness is required
  • Usual Group Size: 4-9
  • Transfer: Included from Cefalu or Castelbuono bus or train station. If you prefer, we can organise transfer from/to Palermo or Catania - see notes below itinerary.
Rounding up cattle with the Butteri
from $1,679
Summary:

Guest house trail from Maremma to ride with the Butteri doing traditional cattle work. Comfortable accommodation, fantastic horses ridden in Western tack and exceptional food and wine await you.

Departure Dates:
  • 2019: 27 April; 4 May - Camping
  • 2019: 12 (FULL), 19 (FULL) October - Guest house
  • Trip Length: 8 days / 7 nights (6 days of riding)
  • Approximate riding time per day: 5 - 6 hours
  • Meeting point: Chiusi Train Station, Rome Fiumicino Airport or Rome Ciampino Airport
  • Riding Ability Required: Experienced riders only
  • Usual Group Size: 2019: 4-8
  • Transfer: 2019: From Rome Ciampino/Rome Fiumicino airports €250 return (approx. 2.5 hours) or Chiusi-Chianciano Terme railway station €35 (approx. 1 hour) at set times on Saturdays. Other times on request (extra charge).

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