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Summary:

Small family based hotel with many non-riding activities on your doorstep. Offers lessons, half or full day trails, star rides and 2 week-long point to point trails, all returning to same accommodation each night.

Departure Dates:
  • 2022 Discovery week/Star rides: Saturdays from Apr 8 to Oct 31 (High Season: Jul 16 - Aug 26. Mid Season: May 21 - Jul 15; Aug 27 - Sept 9. Low Season: Apr 8 - May 20; Sept 10 - Oct 31).
  • 2022 Trail to the Sea: 30 Apr; 1 Oct
  • 2022 Maremma Trail: 14 Apr; 17 Sept
  • Trip Length: 8d / 7n / 5 days riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: Discovery Week: 1-3 hours
    Star Rides half days: 2-3 hours
    Star Rides full days: 4-5 hours
    Trails: 4-5 hours
  • Meeting point: Follonica train station. Please see below for more information.
  • Riding Ability Required: Discovery Week: beginner onwards
    Star Rides: intermediate and experienced riders
    Trails: intermediate and experienced riders
  • Usual Group Size: Discovery and Star Rides: 1-10
    Trails: 6-10
  • Transfer: 2021/22: €30 per person each way from Follonica train station 8am-6pm, an easy 1 hour train ride from Pisa Airport. Supplement of 40% for night transfers (7pm to 8am). It is also possible to fly to Rome and get a train to Follonica (approx. 3 hrs).
Summary:

Great riding for all abilities and lots for non-riders at this enchanting 17th century castle; immerse yourself in the peaceful Italian countryside and stay in the carefully restored farmhouse. There are lessons available as well as riding with an onsite spa for relaxing treatments to help you recover. 

Departure Dates:
  • 2022: from beginning of April to beginning of November. Week-long programmes start on Saturdays, weekend programmes start on Wednesdays. High Season is 18 June to 17 September and Easter Week. This can be flexible - please ask your travel advisor.
  • Trip Length: From 4 nights/3 days riding to 7 nights/5 days riding. Please see sample itineraries for more information.
  • Approximate riding time per day: From 2-6 hours depending on the itinerary chosen.
  • Meeting point: Orvieto train station, Rome Termini train station, Rome Ciampino or Fuimicino Airports
  • Riding Ability Required: From beginner onwards, depending on the itinerary. Intermediate onwards for full day rides.
  • Usual Group Size: 1-6
  • Transfer: 2022: Return car transfer per car from approx €150 pp payable on-site, available on weekends only. See Sample Itinerary for more details. Car rental is recommended as a cheaper option.
Riding jumping
from $1,579
Summary:

A special Show Jumping tuition and trail riding combination at an excellent riding centre in Umbria with lessons by a trained FISE instructor teaching show jumping and dressage.

Departure Dates:
  • 2022: 23 Apr; 14 May; 25 Jun; 23* Jul; 6*, 20* Aug; 10 Sept; 15 Oct (* denotes High Season)
  • Other dates on request for groups of 2 or more.
  • Trip Length: 8 days/7 nights/6 days riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: 2-6 hours, optional rest day
  • Meeting point: Rome, Spoleto or Perugia train stations
  • Riding Ability Required: All levels catered for, minimum age 12
  • Usual Group Size: 2-6
  • Transfer: 2022: included from Spoleto train station. This is an easy 2 hour train trip from Rome. Transfer time from Spoleto is approximately 15 minutes.
    Car transfer from Perugia is €50 per car each way for 1-4 people. Car transfer from Rome is €200 per car each way for 1-4 people. Please note that due to the Coronavirus pandemic only 2 people are allowed to travel in a car at any one time (apart from the driver). Car rental is also an option.
Italy Sicily Stationary Programme
from $1,609
Summary:

A residential week combining scenic riding with the discovery of an area surprisingly rich in nature, history, culture and culinary wealth.

Departure Dates:
  • All year round Saturday to Saturday.
  • Trip Length: 8d/7n
  • Approximate riding time per day: up to 8 hours
  • Meeting point: Palermo or Catania Airport
  • Riding Ability Required: Novice and above
  • Usual Group Size: 4-9
  • Transfer: From/to Palermo: included for week-long stays
    From/to Catania: €150 each way
Western riding lesson
from $1,025
Summary:

Welcoming riding centre specialising in western riding and trekking including courses and instruction in Tuscany, Italy.

Departure Dates:
  • 2022 Taste of Trekking: 2, 16 Apr; 30* (FULL) Jul; 6* (FULL), 13* Aug
  • 2022 Western Perfection Course: 2, 16 Apr; 9 (FULL), 30* (FULL) Jul; 8 Oct
  • 2022 Etruscan Mini-Trail: 9 (FULL) Apr; 14, 28 (FULL) May; 27 Aug; 10 Sept; 1, 29 Oct
  • (*denotes high season)
  • Trip Length: 8 days / 7 nights
  • Approximate riding time per day: 3 - 6 hours
  • Meeting point: Chiusi Train Station, Rome Fiumicino Airport or Rome Ciampino Airport
  • Riding Ability Required: From novice onwards.
  • Usual Group Size: 3 - 10
  • Transfer: 2022: From Rome Ciampino/Rome Fiumicino airports €250 return (approx. 2.5 hours) or Chiusi-Chianciano Terme railway station €40 return (approx. 1 hour) at set times on Saturdays. Other times on request (extra charge).
An example of the lovely food on the trail
from $2,689
Summary:
Toscana Cucina is a full service ride with the perfect combination of excellent riding, cooking, wine tasting and sightseeing to destinations of cultural and historical interest.
Departure Dates:
  • 2021/22: Please enquire for dates.
  • Trip Length: 7d/6n/3 days riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: 4-6 hrs
  • Meeting point: Sienna railway station
  • 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: 2021/22: 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. Please note a charge of €30/h applies if the minibus has to wait at the airport for delayed flights. Payable on site.
Agostino enjoying lunch
from $1,335
Summary:

Set in unspoilt countryside, surrounded by woodland, overlooking mountains and valleys on all sides. This ride caters for everyone from beginners to experienced riders with its based stay and trail itineraries. The summer itinerary involves an optional night camping by Roman Ruins and this riding centre will also give you the opportunity to experience a magical night ride lit by the full moon and fireflies.

Departure Dates:
  • 2022: Umbrian Adventure: 23 Apr; 14 May; 25 Jun; 23* Jul; 6*, 20* Aug; 10 Sept; 15 Oct (* denotes High Season)
  • Trip Length: 8 days/7 nights/6 days riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: 3-6 hours, optional rest day
  • Meeting point: Rome airports (FCO, CIA), Spoleto or Perugia train stations
  • Riding Ability Required: All levels catered for
  • Usual Group Size: 2-9
  • Transfer: 2022: included from Spoleto train station. This is an easy 2 hour train trip from Rome. Transfer time from Spoleto is approximately 15 minutes.
    Car transfer from Perugia is €50 per car each way for 1-4 people. Car transfer from Rome is €200 per car each way for 1-4 people. Please note that due to the Coronavirus pandemic only 2 people are allowed to travel in a car at any one time (apart from the driver).  Car rental is also an option
Summary:

Short break set in unspoilt countryside, surrounded by woodland, overlooking mountains and valleys on all sides. This ride caters for everyone with spectacular riding and hosting, highly recommended!

Departure Dates:
  • 2022: 9, 23 Apr; 14 May; 25 Jun; 23 Jul; 20 Aug; 10 Sept; 15 Oct.
  • Dates on request for groups of 2 or more.
  • Trip Length: 5 days/4 nights /3 days riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: 3-6 hours, optional rest day
  • Meeting point: Rome airports (FCO, CIA), Spoleto or Perugia train stations
  • Riding Ability Required: All levels catered for
  • Usual Group Size: 2-10
  • Transfer: 2022: Included from Spoleto train station. This is an easy 2 hour train trip from Rome. Transfer time from Spoleto is approximately 15 minutes.

    Car transfer from Perugia is €50 per car each way for 1-4 people. Car transfer from Rome is €200 per car each way for 1-4 people. Please note that due to the Coronavirus pandemic only 2 people are allowed to travel in a car at any one time (apart from the driver). Car rental is also an option.
Riding in Tuscany
from $2,689
Summary:
Top class horses, traditional accommodation and the best of Italian cooking, warmth and hospitality make for an unforgettable experience.
Departure Dates:
  • 2021/22: Saturdays from November to March (excluding Christmas and New Year weeks). Other start dates are available on request for groups of 2 or more.
  • Trip Length: 8d/7n/ Riding days as chosen. Shorter programmes are available on request
  • Approximate riding time per day: as wanted - the programme is completely flexible
  • Meeting point: Siena railway station
  • Riding Ability Required: All riders can be catered for; lessons will be provided for beginners
  • Usual Group Size: 2 to 12
  • Transfer: 2021/22:Included from Siena railway station at 18:30
    Arranged on request from Rome (€420), Bologna (€350) or Pisa (€300) airport, or Siena (€100) outside of set time. Price is for 8-seater mini-bus and driver. Please note a charge of €30/h applies if the minibus has to wait at the airport for delayed flights. Payable on-site.
Special Offer:

5 nights for the price of 4 (conservation fees payable for all nights). Applicable during Low Season.

Family Discount - 3rd child (under 12yrs) sharing pays conservation fees only.

Summary:

Sosian is a 24,000 acre private wildlife conservancy which prides itself on managing a unique blend of tourism, conservation and traditional cattle ranching in Laikipia’s highlands. Accommodation manages to be extremely comfortable, almost luxurious, while maintaining a warm and homelike atmosphere making for an extremely relaxing stay.

Departure Dates:
  • 2021/22 Low Season: 1 Mar - 30 Apr; 1 Nov - 19 Dec
  • 2021/22 Mid Season: 6 Jan - 28 Feb; 1 - 30 Jun; 1 Sept - 31 Oct
  • 2021/22 High Season: 1 Jul - 31 Aug
  • 2021/22 Peak Season: 20 Dec 2021/22 - 5 Jan 2022/23
  • Trip Length: Open all year round except May. Any length stay can be booked, recommended minimum 3 nights stay.
  • Approximate riding time per day: 2-3 hours, or more on demand
  • Meeting point: Loisaba or Nanyuki airstrip, or Sosian Lodge.
  • Riding Ability Required: Novice riders onwards, although only experienced riders can ride out with big game.
  • Usual Group Size: 2-16, riding groups max. 8
  • Transfer: 2021/22:
    Safarilink light aircraft transfer from Nairobi to Loisaba airstrip £195pp each way (£305pp return) road transfer from Loisaba to Sosian £83 each way per vehicle (7 seater, 50 mins, includes game drive and Loisaba entrance fee).

    Safarilink light aircraft transfer from Nairobi to Nanyuki Airstrip £139pp each way (£235pp return), road transfer from Nanyuki Airstrip to Sosian £189 per vehicle each way (6 seater, 2hrs, includes game drive).

    Road transfer from JKIA to Wilson Airport, Nairobi £53 per car each way.

    Road transfer from Nairobi to Sosian return - £299 (£339 in 2022) per vehicle each way (a 5.5-6 hr drive).

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