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Horses on the beach
from $4,615
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:
  • 2020: 3-10 August
  • Trip Length: 8 days / 7 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: 2020: Included from Rekjavik.
Through the mountains ...
from $2,959
Summary:
Adventurous camping trail in Ladakh region of India at high altitiude in the foothills of the Himalayas, visiting remote monasteries. Suitable for adventurous beginners as the pace is slow.
Departure Dates:
  • 2019: 28 July (Phyang Festival); 9 August (Taktok Festival)
  • Trip Length: 15 days / 14 nights / 8 riding days
    Optional Agra extension - 3 days / 2 nights
  • Approximate riding time per day: 3 - 5.5 hrs
  • Meeting point: Delhi airport (DEL)
  • Riding Ability Required: From beginner onwards
  • Usual Group Size: 4-10
  • Transfer: Included from meeting point. Transfer time is approximately 15 minutes.
Riding on the beach
from $1,785
Summary:
Guided riding along the beaches and mountains of Ireland based in a comfortable hotel right on the sea.
Departure Dates:
  • 2019 Mid season: 15 Jun; 6 (FULL), 21 Sept
  • 2019 High season: 17 Aug
  • 2020 Low season:16 May
  • 2020 Mid season: 23 May; 6, 20 Jun; 4, 26 Sept
  • 2020 High season: 4 Jul; 22 Aug
  • Trip Length: 8 day /7 night weekly rides
  • Approximate riding time per day: about 6 hours
  • Meeting point: The Hotel
  • Riding Ability Required: Confident, intermediate riders happy to ride at all paces . Min age 14.
  • Usual Group Size: 2-10
  • Transfer: Not included from Dublin airport - take a direct bus from the airport to the hotel, see Sample Itinerary for more information.
Summary:

Gallop over golden sands and enjoy the traditional Irish hospitality on this fantastic short break.

Departure Dates:
  • 2019: Every Saturday from 11 May to 12 October.
  • 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: 2019: 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 on the beaches in Ireland
from $1,839
Summary:

An extremely well organised trail with excellent riding on good sized hunter type Irish horses, staying in comfortable small hotels and B&B's.

Departure Dates:
  • 2019: Every Saturday from 11 May to 12 October.
  • 2020: Every Saturday from 9 May to 10 October.
  • Trip Length: 7 days / 6 nights / 5 days riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: 4 to 6 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: 2019: 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 $1,509
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 monastry 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.
Italy Cefalu to Etna Trail
from $1,969
Summary:
A wonderful trail for strong intermediate riders wanting to discover the ancient culture and history of this island. Ride through 4 national parks finishing at the lip of a live volcano.
Departure Dates:
  • 2020:May 2; Jun 6; Sept 5; Oct 3.
  • Trip Length: 8d/7n
  • Approximate riding time per day: up to 8 hours or more
  • Meeting point: Palermo Airport (PMO)
  • Riding Ability Required: Intermediate plus
  • Usual Group Size: 4-9
  • Transfer: 2020: From Palermo airport €100 per car, please arrive before 17:00. To Catania at the end of ride included. To Palermo at the end of ride €300. Transfers payable on site
Italy Coast to Coast Trail
from $1,969
Summary:
The Coast to Coast Trail is an exciting adventure for experienced riders which allows you to travel all the way from the north of Sicily to Agrigento on the south coast.
Departure Dates:
  • 2019: 26 Oct.
  • 2020: May 23; Jun 27; Sept 19; Oct 24.
  • Trip Length: 8d/7n
  • Approximate riding time per day: up to 8 hours
  • Meeting point: Cefalu or Castelbuono bus or train station
  • Riding Ability Required: Must be comfortable at all paces and good fitness is required
  • Usual Group Size: 4-9
  • Transfer: Included from Cefalu or Castelbuono bus or train station. If you prefer, we can organise transfer from/to Palermo or Catania - see notes below itinerary.
Italy Sicily Stationary Programme
from $1,725
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
Stunning scenery all around
from $3,175
Summary:

Adventure of a lifetime; for intrepid explorers only, from novice rider onwards. Camping trail with pack horses in an untouched part of east Kazakhstan

Departure Dates:
  • 2020: Jun 28; Jul 15; Aug 20
  • Trip Length: 17 days/ 16 nights/ 12 days riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: 4-6 hours
  • Meeting point: Ust-Kamenogorsk (UKK)
  • Riding Ability Required: Walk, trot and canter but both novice and experienced riders can be accommodated.
  • Usual Group Size: 5-10
  • Transfer: Included from meeting point.

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