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Italy Medieval Castle and Spa
from $1,189
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:
  • 2020: from end of March to beginning of November. Week-long programmes start on Saturdays, weekend programmes start on Thursdays, mid-week programmes start on Sundays. High Season is 18 Jun to 16 Sept, This can be flexible - please ask your travel advisor.
  • Trip Length: From 3 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: 2020: Return car transfer per car from €40pp payable on-site. See Sample Itinerary for more details.
Riding jumping
from $1,709
Special Offer:

10% discount for August - November 2020 departures

* Group bookings: 1 free place for groups of 8 guests or more throughout 2020

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:
  • 2020: 11* Jul; 8*, 22*, 29 Aug; 12 Sept; 3, 17, 24, 31 Oct; 7 Nov (* denotes high season).
  • 2021: 3, 24 Apr; 29 May; 10*, 24* Jul; 7*, 21* Aug; 11 Sept; 2, 16, 30 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: 2020/21: 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 €100 per car each way for 1-4 people. Car transfer from Rome is €200 per car each way for 1-4 people. Car rental is also an option
Italy Sicily Stationary Programme
from $1,825
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 $1,079
Summary:

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

Departure Dates:
  • 2020 Taste of Trekking: Aug 1*, 8*; Sept 5 (FULL)
  • 2020 Western Perfection Course: Aug 1*, 22; Oct 3.
  • 2020 Etruscan Mini-Trail: Sept 19; Oct 10 (FULL)
  • 2021 Taste of Trekking: Mar 20; Apr 3, 24; Jul 31*; Aug 7*; Sept 18.
  • 2021 Western Perfection Course: Mar 20; Jun 5, 19; Jul 17*, 31*; Aug 28; Sept 25; Oct 16.
  • 2021 Etruscan Mini-Trail: Mar 27; Apr 10, 17; May 15; Jun 19; Jul 24*; Sept 4; Oct 9.
  • (*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: 2020/21: From Rome Ciampino/Rome Fiumicino airports €250 return (approx. 2.5 hours) or Chiusi-Chianciano Terme railway station €35 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 $2,885
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:
  • 2020: Mar 8; Apr 5, 19, 26; May 3; Sept 27; Oct 25; Nov 1, 15.
  • 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: 2020: 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 $1,515
Special Offer:

10% discount for August - November 2020 departures

* Group bookings: 1 free place for groups of 8 guests or more throughout 2020

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:
  • 2020: Umbrian Adventure: 11* Jul; 8*, 22*, 29 Aug; 12 Sept; 3, 17, 24, 31 Oct; 7 Nov (* denotes high season)
  • Umbrian Summer Adventure: 8 Aug
  • 2021: Umbrian Adventure: 3, 24 Apr; 29 May; 10*, 24* Jul; 7*, 21* Aug; 11 Sept; 2, 16, 30 Oct. (* denotes high season)
  • Umbrian Summer Adventure: 7 Aug
  • Dates on request for groups of 2 or more for Umbrian Adventure and 5 or more for the Summer Adventure.
  • 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: 2020/21: 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 €100 per car each way for 1-4 people. Car transfer from Rome is €200 per car each way for 1-4 people. Car rental is also an option
Special Offer:

10% discount for August - November 2020 departures

Group bookings: 1 free place for groups of 8 or more.

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:
  • 2020: 11 Jul; 8, 22, 29 Aug; 12 Sept; 3, 17, 24, 31 Oct.
  • 2021: 3, 24 Apr; 29 May; 10, 24 Jul; 7, 21 Aug; 11 Sept; 2, 16, 30 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: 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 €100 per car each way for 1-4 people. Car transfer from Rome is €200 per car each way for 1-4 people. Car rental is also an option.
Riding in Tuscany
from $2,885
Summary:
Top class horses, traditional accommodation and the best of Italian cooking, warmth and hospitality make for an unforgettable experience.
Departure Dates:
  • 2020: 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: 2020: 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.
Riders on the Samurai Ride in Japan
from $5,249
Summary:

Head to Kyushu island, a subtropical, mountainous region in the southwest of Japan for this unique week-long holiday combining horse riding with a cultural tour of southern Japan. This region is known for its active volcanoes, beaches and natural hot springs, all of which are experienced on this itinerary. As well as horse-riding on 4-5 days, the itinerary includes the Cherry Blossom Festival and a Samurai experience. 
This holiday offers an exciting destination for adventurous travellers keen to explore Japan's diverse history alongside relaxed riding.

Departure Dates:
  • 2021: 2-8 April
  • Trip Length: 7 days / 6 nights / 5 riding days
  • Approximate riding time per day: 2-4 hours
  • Meeting point: Hotel in Hakata
  • Riding Ability Required: Riders should be confident in walk, trot & canter.
  • Usual Group Size: 4-8
  • Transfer: By taxi from Fukuoka Airport. Approx 15 minutes drive, cost is around 1500 yen (£10).
Autumn colours in Japan
from $3,295
Summary:

Travel north-west from Shinjuku station in Tokyo on the Super Azusa train and arrive 2hrs later in a small rural village.
Spend the next four days exploring the surrounding Yatsugatake mountains and foothills on fit, calm Arabian and cross horses before resting any aching muscles in a traditional Onsen hot spring with a choice of hotel or luxury hotel accommodation.

This holiday would suit intrepid travellers, keen to combine a completely different cultural experience with riding quality, endurance-trained horses through verdant, lush countryside. A combination of culture and riding.

Departure Dates:
  • 2020: 13-16 Apr
  • Other 2020 dates available on request
  • Trip Length: 4 days / 3 nights / 3 riding days
  • Approximate riding time per day: 3-5 hours
  • Meeting point: Kobuchizawa Station, Japan
  • Riding Ability Required: Riders should be confident in walk, trot & canter.
  • Usual Group Size: 2-3
  • Transfer: 2020: Return train transfer from Shinjuku train station in central Tokyo to Kobuchizawa is 5,000 JPY (approx £36)

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