Horseback Riding in Italy

Relaxed Tuscan Instruction

Overview

Offered by the same hosts as the Tuscan Villages and Vintages ride, this relaxed version is appropriate for all levels and ages of riders and offers instructional or trail riding programs.

The riding center and country guest house is your base and home for the week. On offer is 12 hours of riding with plenty of time left free for you to explore the surrounding area, with Siena 30 minutes away and Florence about an hour. You can choose from a beginner, intermediate or eventing instructional program, or trail riding with half and full day rides.

When not visiting points of interest nearby, the riding center is welcoming and friendly, with comfortable rooms and a lovely pool in which to relax. Your first breakfast is included in the price, and extra meals can be provided upon request at an additional cost, or recommendations given for places nearby to experience the gastronomical delights of Tuscany.

The center offers several private apartments with bathrooms and a kitchen for families or groups.

The property has been certified organic since 2004, and special attention is given to the quality and sustainability of ingredients. Only your first breakfast is included in the price, but depending on availability other meals can be provided for extra cost. There are several options for restaurants nearby, and you will have a full kitchen in which to prepare meals.

  • Overview:
    The horses are well cared for and responsive and are also used for lessons and competition in jumping and dressage.
  • Horse Breeds:
    A variety including Dutch, Anglo-Arabians and crosses
  • Trip Pace:
    Depending on ability and desire
  • Tack:
    English all-purpose saddles and snaffle bits
  • Weight limit:
    190
  • Hours of Instruction:
    up to 10
  • Types of Instruction:
    Clinics and Lessons, Dressage Training, Horsemanship Skillbuilding, Jumping Lessons

The property provides a lovely opportunity for relaxation, including by the pool. Additional activities are not a part of the itinerary, but are available to independently explore in the region, with the hosts' recommendations.

At the farm by rental car on Day 1. A rental car is highly recommended in order to enjoy all that the surrounding Tuscan area has to offer.

Itinerary Summary

Your daily riding can be according to the following program options:

1) Beginner Program: 10 lessons and 2 trail rides of 1 hour.
2) Intermediate Program: 6 lessons and 3 half day trail rides (approximately 2.5 hours).
3) Eventing Program: 6 lessons (2 dressage, 2 jumping, 2 cross-country) and two half day trail rides.
4) Trail Ride Program:
a. 6 half day trail rides
b. 2 half day trail rides, 1 full day with picnic lunch and 2 lessons

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Trip Dates & Pricing

Flexible arrival and departure dates year round except for when the center is closed from the Christmas season through mid-February.

Pricing & Options

  • Base Price
  • $1,035
  • Non-rider Rate
  • $600
  • Pricing Variation
  • $1,390Dinners included
  • $1,780All meals included
  • Single Supplement
  • $280

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Your host and her staff in Italy are the definition of "hospitality".... We feel as if we left behind a special family - and it was our privilege to have been a part of their lives if only for a week.

Linda Giannino