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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:
  • 2020: All year round, on request for minimum of 2 riders. (21 - 28 Sept FULL)
  • Trip Length: 4 days/3 nights/3 days riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: Approximately 3 - 6 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
  • Usual Group Size: 2-6
  • Transfer: 2020: €35 per person return payable on-site. Transfer time approximately one hour from the airport, town or train station.
Summary:

A beautiful 19th century French chateau with excellent food in a traditional area. Modern comforts are blended seamlessly with antique furniture and original art making for a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere.

Glorious views from all the windows over rolling countryside or the schooling arenas and all weather gallop. The horse riding caters for all abilities and ages in rolling French countryside.

Departure Dates:
  • 2020: Open 7 days a week from 1 March to 31 December; closed on Sundays and Mondays from November to February (apart from between 16 Oct and 4 Nov).
  • 2020: Low season: 1 March - 30 April; 1 October - 31 December
  • 2020: Mid season: 1 May - 30 June; 1-30 September
  • 2020: High season: 1 July - 31 August
  • Discounted early Booking prices are available for bookings made 60 days or more in advance, please enquire
  • 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: Taxi transfer from Moulins sur Allier train station which is 2hr 20min fast train from Gare du Lyon, Paris.
  • Riding Ability Required: From beginner, faster riding for experienced riders
  • Usual Group Size: 1-6
  • Transfer: 2020: 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.
    From Clermont-Ferrand Airport: €145 one way
Horses in Rhodes
from $1,239
Summary:

Explore this picture-perfect Greek island on horseback by visiting this friendly Western ranch. Experience wild swimming, mountain panoramas and delicious Mediterranean food. You'll discover ancient Byzantine treasures and hidden waterfalls on this week-long based stay. Ideal for those seeking a relaxing holiday who want to combine riding with days on the beach.

Departure Dates:
  • 2020: Any day arrivals between April-October
  • Trip Length: 8 days/7 nights/5 days riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: 3-4.5 hours per day
  • Meeting point: Rhodes International Airport (RHO)
  • Riding Ability Required: Novice onwards - riders should be able to walk, trot and canter for short periods.
  • Usual Group Size: 2-6
  • Transfer: 2020: Transfer from/to Rhodes airport is €60 each way per booking, payable on-site.
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.
Iceland Northern Lights Short Break
from $1,159
Summary:

Great riding in the wilderness outside of Reykjavik, a chance to spot the illusive Northern Lights and enjoy the legendary nightlife of Iceland's capital.

Departure Dates:
  • 2020 Short Break: Jan 29; Feb 19, 26; Mar 4, 11, 18; Apr 8; Sept 16, 30; Oct 7, 28; Nov 4, 18, 25.
  • 2020 Comfort Tour Short Break: Mar 26; Apr 2; Oct 15, 22.
  • Trip Length: Short Break: 4 days / 3 nights / 3 days riding
    Comfort Tour Short Break: 3 days / 2 nights / 2 days riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: 5 hours
  • Meeting point: Your hotel or closest designated bus stop (central zone) in Rekjavik (own booking)
  • Riding Ability Required: Able to walk, trot and canter on a good horse
  • Usual Group Size: 6 - 16
  • Transfer: 2020: Included from BSÍ bus station or closest designated bus stop to your hotel in Rekjavik at 17:00 (16:00-17:00 for Comfort Short Break).
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.
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)
Summary:

Experience the renowned charm of the region and the tranquility of some truly impressive and beautiful scenery. The Irish bred horses are willing, reliable and safe allowing you time to take in the sights. Gallop over golden sands and enjoy the traditional Irish hospitality on this fantastic short break.

Departure Dates:
  • 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: 2020: 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 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.
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