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Horse riding in Abysinnia Ethiopia
from $2,675
Summary:

Highlights of Ethiopia including Lalibella and riding on the Ethiopian Highlands with the semi nomadic Oromo people. Amazing and unusual trip.

Departure Dates:
  • 24th November
  • Lalibela extension: 22nd November
  • Trip Length: 14d /13n /8d riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: 4-7 hours
  • Meeting point: Addis Ababa (ADD)
  • Riding Ability Required: Ability to walk, trot and canter
  • Usual Group Size: 6-10
  • Transfer: Included from Addis Ababa. Transfer time is approximately 20 minutes
Beautiful ruska landscape
from $1,929
Summary:
Come enjoy the spectacular Autumn colours of magical Lapland. Ride Finnish horses on this exciting trail in the Arctic Circle and witness Finnish hospitality at its best.
Departure Dates:
  • 2020: Jul 20, 27; Aug 3, 10.
  • Trip Length: 6 days / 5 nights / 4 days riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: 8-10 hours
  • Meeting point: Kittilä Airport, Finland. It may also be possible to fly into Enontekiö Airport if flights are available.
  • Riding Ability Required: Intermediate riders onwards
  • Usual Group Size: 4-6
  • Transfer: Included from meeting point.
View of Armagnac Trail
from $1,169
Summary:

The point to point trek is unguided and for experienced riders only who are confident and capable of looking after horses unaided by a guide, offering a wonderful opportunity to see rural France at its best. For fit riders.

Departure Dates:
  • 2020: Sundays from April to mid October, dates by arrangement
  • Trip Length: 7 days / 6 nights / 5 days riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: Approximately 5 - 6 hours in the saddle daily
  • Meeting point: Mont de Marsan Railway Station or Gabarret bus station.
  • Riding Ability Required: Must be riding fit and able to walk, trot and canter for trail. Minimum age 12
  • Usual Group Size: 2-6 (unguided)
  • Transfer: 2020: €80 return per car from Mont de Marsan; from Agen €90. Payable on site
beach gallop in the surf!
from $1,389
Summary:

Point to point trail for fit intermediate riders onwards, lots of fun with very good horses. There is fantastic beach riding available all year round, basic accommodation and organisation, riding around 40km/6hrs each day at all paces.

Departure Dates:
  • 2020: Feb 16, 23; Mar 1, 15, 22; Apr 5, 12, 19, 26; May 10, 17, 24, 31; Jun 7, 14, 21, 28; Jul 5*, 12*, 26*; Aug 9*, 16*, 30; Sept 6, 13, 20, 27; Oct 4, 11, 18, 25; Nov 1, 8 (* includes 1 night camping)
  • Trip Length: 8 days / 7 nights / 6 days riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: 5 to 6 hours
  • Meeting point: Bordeaux Airport, France (BOD) Or you can go to Morcenx train station
  • Riding Ability Required: Confident, fit intermediate riders onwards. Must be confident at all paces including gallop and comfortable riding for long periods over rough and challenging terrain. Minimum age 12.
  • Usual Group Size: 3-14
  • Transfer: 2020: From Bordeaux Airport at 16:00, minimum of 2 people for €45 per person each way. Return transfer for flights departing after 12:30. Payable on site. Hire cars are available at the airport.
Riding through the vinyards of Bordeaux
from $2,229
Summary:

A trip for wine-lovers! Fast riding through rolling hills covered with vineyards, visits to medieval castles and extensive wine tasting.

Departure Dates:
  • 2020: 10, 31 May; 12 (FULL), 20 Sept; 3 (FULL), 11 Oct.
  • Trip Length: 8 days / 7 nights / 6 days riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: 4-6hrs
  • Meeting point: Bordeaux Airport (BOD) at 18.30
  • Riding Ability Required: Confident at a walk trot and canter
  • Usual Group Size: 5-10
  • Transfer: From Bordeaux Airport, €20pp return at 18:30. Transfer time is approximately 40 minutes from the airport. Riders arriving at Bordeaux train station must take the shuttle to the airport.
    Departure transfer is at 09.00.
Horses drinking at a village fountain en route
from $1,235
Summary:
Explore the Pyrenean Mountains, a beautiful area redolent of history and a superb ride in the rugged countryside near the Spanish border, guided or unguided with comfortable lodgings and excellent dinners.
Departure Dates:
  • 2020 Guided Trails: 17 May; 14 Jun; 2 Aug; 20 Sep.
  • 2020 Unguided Trails: weekly dates to suit, any start day for minimum of 2 people.
  • Trip Length: 8 days / 7 nights / 6 days riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: Approximately 4- 6 hours in the saddle daily
  • Meeting point: Carcassonne Airport (CCF) or Town
  • Riding Ability Required: Must be riding fit and able to walk, trot and canter. Children under 12 must be accompanied by a parent. Please see 'Notes' below for unguided riding requirements.
  • Usual Group Size: Guided: 2-8
    Unguided: 2-6
  • Transfer: 2020: €35 return per person payable locally. Transfer time approximately one hour from the airport, town or train station
Riders in front of castles of the Loire Valley
from $2,229
Summary:
Ride past and visit all the magnificent Castles of the Loire Valley, fast riding and good food and wine make these trips special.
Departure Dates:
  • 2020: 13, 21 (FULL) Jun; 4*, 12 (FULL), 25 Jul
  • (*denotes itinerary change, please see sample itinerary for more details)
  • Trip Length: 8 days / 7 nights / 6 days riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: 4-6hrs
  • Meeting point: Montrichard train station, a 2hr train journey from Paris Montparnasse station.
  • Riding Ability Required: Confident at a walk trot and canter
  • Usual Group Size: 5-10
  • Transfer: From Montrichard train station, €20pp return at 18:00. Return transfers can be arranged to the train station from 09:00 according to the earliest departure required. Transfers payable on site.
Riding through the mountains
from $1,299
Summary:
A point to point trail along the 'Via Alpine' through Mercantour National Park. With stunning scenery and traditional villages, this horse riding holiday takes you well away from the hustle and bustle of daily life. Accommodation is in a mix of hotels, guesthouses, mountain refuges and B&Bs.
Departure Dates:
  • 2020: 27 Jun; 11, 18 Jul; 8, 15, 22 Aug; 13 Sept.
  • Trip Length: 7 days/6 nights/6 days riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: 4-6 hours (some days may exceed 7 hours in the saddle)
  • Meeting point: Ranch near Saint-Martin Vésubie
  • Riding Ability Required: All abilities catered for. A good level of fitness is required due to long hours in the saddle and some walking required.
  • Usual Group Size: 4-8
  • Transfer: 2020: From Nice Airport , €65 each way payable on site or from Saint Martin Vesubie bus station 1.50€ each way. See sample itinerary for more options.
Riding through the Morvan National Park
from $1,969
Summary:

An exhilarating endurance trail in central France covering 40-60 km a day, this is one for fit, adventurous riders only. Excellent food, stunning scenery, spend the night in a castle and enjoy the extensive gallops. Not for the faint-hearted.

Departure Dates:
  • 2020: 20 Jun (FULL); 25 Jul (FULL); 29 Aug (FULL)
  • Trip Length: 9 days / 8 nights / 7 riding days
  • Approximate riding time per day: 5-6 hours
  • Meeting point: The equestrian centre in the Morvan National Park. Transfer available from Le Creusot TGV station (1h20m from Paris).
  • Riding Ability Required: Comfortable and independent at all speeds and on varied terrain. Must be physically fit and in shape.
  • Usual Group Size: 6-12
  • Transfer: 2019: €100 from/to Le Creusot TGV station (60 km) per car (max 4 people). Transfer is payable on-site. Complimentary transfer from/to Autun station.
Horses at a mountain lake
from $1,255
Summary:
Take part in the ancient tradition of transhumance by joining this 6-day trail through the French and Italian alps, moving horses to their summer grazing. Riding from the sea up into the mountains, the trail passes through the lush Italian pastures of the Riviera dei fiori (Riviera of flowers), famous for its azure waters, alpine and medieval towns. Riders will be able to enjoy the remarkable landscapes of this part of the Italian Riviera before reaching the steep pastures of the snow-capped alps. Suitable for fit intermediate riders onwards.
Departure Dates:
  • 2020: 22 - 28 (FULL) September
  • Trip Length: 7 days/6 nights/6 days riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: 4-6 hours
  • Meeting point: Sainte-Agnes
  • Riding Ability Required: Must be confident at walk, trot and canter and riding/leading horse on steep terrain.
  • Usual Group Size: 4-8
  • Transfer: 2020: From Nice Airport or train station, €65 per person each way. From Menton train station €25 each way.

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