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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:
  • 2022: Open 7 days a week from 11 February to 31 December; closed on Sundays and Mondays from November to February
  • 2022: Low season: 11 February - 7 April; 2 - 21 October; 7 November - 31 December
  • 2022: Mid season: 8 April - 30 June; 19 September - 1 October; 22 October - 6 November
  • 2022: High season: 1 July - 18 September
  • 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: 2022: By taxi from the train station, approximately €45/vehicle one way, payable on site. Price is double on Sundays. Transfer time is approximately 30 minutes.
    From Clermont-Ferrand Airport: €145 one way
Summary:

Learn to ride on the sunny island of Crete. Available all year, comfortable boutique hotel near the coast and Heraklion with beautiful views.

Departure Dates:
  • 2022: Available throughout the year except 11 Jan to 12 Feb and when Guided Lassithi Trail is running (High Season: 14 March - 7 November and 15 December - 9 January 2023).
  • Hotel and Stables closed 11 Jan - 12 Feb 2022
  • Trip Length: 8 days / 7 nights / 6 days riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: 1-1.5 hours per day
  • Meeting point: Heraklion (HER)
  • Riding Ability Required: Complete beginners welcome
  • Usual Group Size: Maximum 10
  • Transfer: Payable on site, available any time. €50 from Heraklion Airport or €55 from Heraklion centre each way per car (1-4pax), takes approximately 45min.
Greece Panoramic Rides, Crete
from $1,149
Summary:

Based in a 4 star boutique hotel  in the peaceful mountain retreat, not far from Heraklion and the coast riders can enjoy daily rides in different directions. A relaxed ride with pace and difficulty adaptable to different abilities from novice onwards.  

Departure Dates:
  • 2022 Available 1 Jan to 3 July & 28 Aug to 31 Dec except when the Lassithi Trail is running (High Season 14 March - 7 November and 15 December to 9 January 2023).
  • Trip Length: 8 days / 7 nights / 6 riding days
  • Approximate riding time per day: 2.5-5 hours per day
  • Meeting point: Heraklion (HER)
  • Riding Ability Required: Must be able to walk, trot and canter on a good horse, more experienced riders are seperated. Minimum age 8
  • Usual Group Size: max 10
  • Transfer: Payable on site, available any time. €50 from Heraklion Airport or €55 from Heraklion centre each way per car (1-4pax), takes approximately 45min.
Swimming with the horses
from $1,425
Summary:

Head to Rhodes for this centre based ride taking in beaches, wooded valleys and ancient history. Confident riders can discover hidden villages, mountain trails, wine tasting and monasteries. There's also beach riding and the chance to swim with your horse in the sea, all rounded off by delicious Mediterranean meals.

Departure Dates:
  • 2022: 20 Mar; 3, 24 Apr; 22 May; 25 Sept; 16 Oct
  • Trip Length: 8 days/7 nights/6 days riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: 4-6 hours per day
  • Meeting point: Rhodes International Airport (RHO), Greece
  • Riding Ability Required: Intermediate onwards - riders should be able to walk, trot and canter and ride on steep terrain.
  • Usual Group Size: 3-6
  • Transfer: 2022: Transfer from/to Rhodes airport is €60 each way per booking, payable on-site.
Greece Sun and Riding, Crete
from $1,035
Summary:

A great value family getaway with a separate children's programme on the beautiful island of Crete. Based at a boutique hotel, this holiday offers 2 hrs riding daily in the cooler hours of the day, leaving the rest free to lounge by the pool, visit the beach or take part in the many activities available.

Departure Dates:
  • 2022: Available from 19 June - 11 Sept except when Guided Lasithi Trail is running.
  • Trip Length: 8 days / 7 nights / 6 days riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: 2 hours
  • Meeting point: Heraklion (HER)
  • Riding Ability Required: From novice riders, experienced riders separated
  • Usual Group Size: 1-10
  • Transfer: Payable on site, available any time. €50 from Heraklion Airport or €55 from Heraklion centre each way per car (1-4pax), takes approximately 45min.
Horses in Rhodes
from $1,139
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:
  • 2022: 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: 1-6
  • Transfer: 2022: Transfer from/to Rhodes airport is €60 each way per booking, payable on-site.
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:
  • 2022: Dates available on request between March and October
  • 2022 Intensive Short Break: 7 Apr; 19 May; 23 Jun; 5 Oct (experienced riders only)
  • Trip Length: 3 to 6 nights
    Intensive Short Break: 4 days/3 nights/2 days riding
  • 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 - 6
  • Transfer: 2022: 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 from the airport and 1 hour 30 minutes from town.
Horses on the beach
from $4,305
Summary:

Head to the west of Iceland for this week-long trail taking in glacier-capped volcanoes and plenty of beach riding. You'll be riding some of the best horses in the business in a small group setting. Accommodation is in double rooms with private bathrooms and even an outdoor hot tub to soak in.

Departure Dates:
  • 2022: 18 August
  • Trip Length: 7 days / 6 nights / 6 riding days
  • Approximate riding time per day: 4-6 hours
  • Meeting point: The BSÍ bus station in Reykjavik
  • Riding Ability Required: Intermediate: Control a horse at a walk, trot and canter confidently over open ground.
  • Usual Group Size: 4-12
  • Transfer: 2022: Included from Rekjavik.
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:
  • 2022: 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: 2022: Bus transfer from Reykjavik to the farm or car hire. Bus journey ticket is around 7040 ISK per person each way payable on-site.
Iceland Lagoon Trail
from $1,655
Summary:

This is an incredible ride through the varied landscapes of the north west of Iceland. Accompany the herd of horses as you cross lakes and rivers and ride through valleys while returning to a comfortable farmhouse for accommodation each night.

Departure Dates:
  • 2022: 5, 12 (FULL) June; 22*, 29* July; 21 (FULL), 28 August
  • (*denotes high season)
  • Trip Length: 5 days / 4 nights / 4 riding days
  • Approximate riding time per day: Up to six hours
  • Meeting point: Your hotel or closest designated bus stop (central zone) in Rekjavik (own booking)
  • Riding Ability Required: Control a horse at a walk, trot and canter confidently over open ground. Minimum age 7
  • Usual Group Size: Maximum 16
  • Transfer: 2022: Included from your hotel or closest designated bus stop in Rekjavik.

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