Tuscany Castle, Italy
Located one and a half hours from Rome, this splendid 17th century castle has been the property of the noble Caterini family for generations. The family has breathed new life into it by restoring the cottages and farmhouse once used by the farmers. Those keen on horse riding will be delighted with the certified equestrian centre as the quality of the horses, the trails and the English speaking staff will ensure that your stay here is memorable.
Western Adventures in Tuscany, Italy
This is a welcoming, friendly destination which specialises in western riding in a beautiful Tuscan setting. There are riding programmes here to suit all levels of rider and even children, with a wide range of horses to ensure that everyone can feel safe but have fun at the same time. Based holidays, point to point trails and tuition courses are all available and guests are given a warm welcome with comfortable accommodation and delicious local cuisine.
Current special offers:
15 - 22 August: low season prices for those who book the 'taste of trekking' programme.
22-29 August: 10% discount for 2 guests booking together on the 'Etruscan Trail'.
**NEW Trail date** Western Perfection Course 19-26 September 2015
A Taste of Sicily, Sicily
This is a small business run by Mark who is not Sicilian but has a great knowledge and love of this beautiful island. This one week package caters for riders who wish to enjoy exploring the beautiful Sicilian hills on horseback, combining their stay with some sightseeing and wining and dining at local restaurants. Riders are expected to be able to walk, trot and canter although the ride will be very much tailor made to suit your experience.
Current special offers:
Far & Ride are delighted to offer a 5% discount on bookings confirmed at this lovely ride by the end of July. This is wonderful opportunity to explore this beautiful island from the back of a horse and also to enjoy the company of Mark who knows so much about the culture and history of Sicily,
Sicilian Adventures, Sicily
This beautiful riding destination is based on the Italian island of Sicily, the largest island in the Mediterranean Sea and a haven for adventurous riders. The island features a fascinating variety of riding terrain, magnificent views (especially of the coastlines) not to mention a culture rich with history and incredible cuisine. It's the perfect place to ride in good weather before tucking into delicious, hearty fare amongst new friends. There is a longer warm weather season than other parts of Italy with spring starting early - in many areas the ground is carpeted with wild flowers as early as February. The warm weather means that horse riding is possible all year long and that riders can sunbathe and swim as late as November.
Country and Beach Getaway, Sardinia
This peaceful country hotel is set by the Monte Ferru mountain, surrounded by quiet countryside and woodlands, and not far from the impressive coastline. Guests here can choose to have lessons, rides out from the stables or can take part in their special trail programme which leads you from the hotel to the sea, a distance of about 150km over five days. In order to offer beach riding to guests who would prefer not to do the full trail programme, there is now a secondary set of stables right next to the coast.