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Horse Riding in Ireland
from $1,245
Summary:

Based at a comfortable farmhouse with indivdually decorated ensuite rooms riders will enjoy a half day riding each morning in different directions with visiting castles and monastic ruins in the afternoons, and one full day riding.

Combine guided trail rides through Irish bogs, fields and local farmland in the mornings with visits to ancient Irish castles and monastic ruins on the West Coast in the afternoons. You will be based at a charming farmhouse  with individually decorated ensuite rooms.

Departure Dates:
  • 2023: 1, 8, 22 Apr; 13, 27 May; 10, 24 Jun; 8 Jul; 5 Aug; 9, 16, 23 Sept; 7, 14 Oct.
  • Other dates available on request for groups of 4 or more.
  • Trip Length: 6 days/5 nights/4 days riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: 2 - 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: 3-8
  • Transfer: 2023: €55 per person each way, minimum of 2 pax travelling together. Individual transfers for early or late arrival/departure will have to be calculated for each guest. Departure transfer usually leaves after breakfast. Transfer time is approx 1.5 hours. Transfer fee is payable on-site.
Riding on the beach
from $1,989
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, 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:
  • 2023: 16, 23, 30 Apr; 7, 14, 21, 28 May; 4, 11, 18, 25 Jun; 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Jul; 6, 13, 20, 27 Aug; 3, 10, 17, 24 Sept; 1 Oct.
  • 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: 2023: Return airport transfers, per vehicle (up to 8 people) ​Dublin: €1000, Shannon: €650, Knock: €200. Free transfers from Westport Train Station and Bus Depot.
Rounding up cattle with the Butteri
from $1,715
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:
  • 2022: Guesthouse Trail: 8, 15 Oct.
  • 2023: Guesthouse Trail: 6 May.
  • Camping Trail: 29 Apr.
  • Trip Length: 8 days / 7 nights / 6 days 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: 2020: 4-8
  • Transfer: 2022/23: From Rome Ciampino/Rome Fiumicino airports on Saturdays €250 per person return (€260 in 2023) (approx. 2.5 hours) or Chiusi-Chianciano Terme railway station €40 per person return (approx. 1 hour) at set times on Saturdays. Other times on request (extra charge).
Dressage riding
from $1,385
Summary:

Situated in a peaceful, picturesque valley in the heart of Chianti and within easy reach of Florence, this holiday combines riding through classical Tuscan countryside with empathetic instruction and offers riding for all levels of rider from beginner onwards at their own level.

Departure Dates:
  • 2022: Saturday departures (Low Season: 31 March - 9 April; 7 - 21 May; 11 - 25 June; 5 - 12 November)
  • Trip Length: 8 days / 7 nights
    Shorter breaks are also available on request
  • Approximate riding time per day: 2 - 4 hours
  • Meeting point: Florence Airport, Florence Station or Pisa Airport (PSA)
  • Riding Ability Required: None, from beginner onwards
  • Usual Group Size: Maximum 4 or 5 riders per lesson
  • Transfer: 2022: from €80 each way per car. See itinerary for more details.
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: 1 Oct
  • 2023 Discovery week/Star rides: Saturdays from May 26 to Oct 31 (High Season: Jul 16 - Sept 15 and 2-3 Jun. Mid Season: May 26 - Jul 15 (except 2-3 Jun). Low Season: Sept 16 - Oct 31).
  • 2023 Trail to the Sea: 1 Oct.
  • 2023 Maremma Trail: 23 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: 2022/23: €60 per person each way from Follonica train station between 8am-6pm, an easy 1 hour train ride from Pisa Airport. Extra charge 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:
  • 2023: from beginning of April to beginning of November. Week-long programmes start on Saturdays, weekend programmes start on Wednesdays. High Season is 16 June to 16 September and Easter Week (1-9 April). 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: 2023: Details to be confirmed. Car rental is recommended.
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: 10 Sept; 15 Oct (* denotes High Season).
  • 2023: 22 Apr; 13 May; 3 Jun; 1*, 22* Jul; 26* Aug; 9, 23 Sept; 14 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: 2022/23: 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 (€60 in 2023) per car each way for 1-4 people. Car transfer from Rome is €200 (€240 in 2023) per car each way for 1-4 people. Car rental is also an option.
Italy Sicily Stationary Programme
from $1,609
Summary:

This residential week combines scenic riding with the discovery of an area rich in nature, history, culture and culinary wealth. Accommodation is in a comfortable, traditional Sicilian agriturismo with stables onsite, excellent horses and riding options. The food is superb and the hosting is extremely friendly and helpful.

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: 2022: From/to Palermo: included for week-long stays. From/to Catania: €150 each way.
    2023: Included from Cefalu train/bus station. From/to Palermo: €230 (3 pax max) or €280 (6 pax max). From/to Catania: €250 (3 pax max) or €300 (6 pax max).
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: 13* Aug
  • 2022 Western Perfection Course: 8 Oct
  • 2022 Etruscan Mini-Trail: 10 Sept; 1, 29 Oct
  • 2023 Taste of Trekking: 8, 22 Apr; 29* Jul; 19* Aug; 28 Oct.
  • 2023 Natural Riding and Mountain Trail Course: 1, 8, 15 Apr; 22*, 29* Jul; 19* Aug; 30 Sept; 7 Oct.
  • 2023 Etruscan Mini-Trail: 1, 15 Apr; 13 May; 17 Jun; 23 Sept.
  • (*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: 2022/23: From Rome Ciampino/Rome Fiumicino airports on Saturdays €250 return (€260 in 2023) (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).
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: 10 Sept; 15 Oct (* denotes High Season)
  • 2023 Umbrian Adventure: 22 Apr; 13 May; 3 Jun; 1* (Castelluccio option available), 22* Jul; 26* Aug; 9, 23 Sept; 14 Oct (* denotes High Season).
  • Other dates available on request for 2 people or more.
  • 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: 2022/23: 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 (€60 in 2023) per car each way for 1-4 people. Car transfer from Rome is €200 (€240 in 2023) per car each way for 1-4 people. Car rental is also an option.

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