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France ~ Dordogne & Gironde

These rides explore the Gironde, Lot and Dordogne valleys in south west France, an area boasting some 1200 Chateaux and steeped with Anglo French history dating back to the Hugenot era. Beautiful oak forests, river valleys and rolling hills make it a wonderful area to explore by horse and the region’s superb cuisine and its renowned Cahors and Bordeaux wines, all add to its attraction. The P...

France ~ Le Bourdil Blanc

Based from a lovely 18th century manor house not far from the town of Bergerac in the Dordogne in south west France, these rides combine comfortable accommodation in an elegant French manor house with daily riding out through the Dordogne's beautiful rolling countryside, exploring its forests of beech, oak and chestnut, its fields of maize and sunflowers and its famous vineyards. Much of the ridin...

Georgia

Bordered by the Great Caucasus Range, The Black Sea, Russia and Turkey, Georgia's countryside is as unspoilt and beautiful as its history is fascinating and colourful. Alpine meadows, ancient forests and magical, abandoned monasteries overgrown with wild flowers which are only accessible by horse or on foot. Georgia is the land of the Golden Fleece, a crossroads between east and west invaded throu...

Greece

These rides explore the Pelion peninsula, an unspoilt corner of Greece that juts out into the Aegean Sea on the east coast. In mythology, perhaps because of its lush vegetation and thick, impenetrable forests, the area was home to the Centaur and with its tiny secluded bays, winding cobbled tracks that lead to remote whitewashed cottages, groves of gnarled olive trees and shady forests of beech an...

Hungary ~ Homoki Lodge

New for 2017, we are delighted to introduce Homoki Lodge, a comfortable, welcoming and flexible base from which to explore Hungary’s renowned great-plains. Situated between the Danube and Tisza Rivers, an easy 2 hour journey from Budapest, amongst fields of wild tobacco, acacia, birch and pinewoods, Homoki’s sand tracks provide perfect going for horses and you can ride in all direction...

Italy ~ Chianti

These rides start from a traditional Tuscan farmhouse south-east of Florence and north-east of Siena and explore the Arno valley and the neighbouring Chianti hills. The rolling countryside is made up of vineyards, olive groves and extensive woodlands of oak, chestnut and pine, while on the hilltops perch ancient castles and medieval villages that seem lost in another age. Warm spring days are full...

Italy ~ Santa Cristina

The Santa Cristina estate, with its lovingly restored 17th century castle, is on the Tuscany Umbria border, close to Lake Bolsena. Property of the Caterini family for generations and once a favourite summer retreat of the young Pope Pius XII, Santa Cristina makes a wonderful holiday base. Daily rides out take you to the hilltop town of Onano, past ancient Etruscan tombs, along the infamous Brigand...

Italy ~ Sicily

These rides take place in the north eastern corner of Sicily, with the stables based on the edge of the Madonie National Park. The Madonie is about an hour and a half or so drive east of Palermo, known as the “Dolomites of Sicily”. Several itineraries are offered from set dates throughout the season; the Madonie Winter Ride is a progressive circular route through the National Park, sta...

Portugal ~ Alentejo

South West Portugal’s coastal Alentejo province, with its shady forests of cork oak, pine and eucalyptus, its lush valleys and winding coastal tracks, is a wonderful year-round riding destination. Tiny farms and patchwork fields give way to sandy coastal plain; high cliffs and Atlantic breakers crash against rocks and white sand beaches. Starting from a riding centre close to Ilha de Pessegu...

Romania

These rides take place in Transylvania, in central Romania, not far from the town of Brasov, and are based from Korospatak which was the centre of the Kalnoky family’s country estate. The rides are run by Count Tibor Kalnoky and his wife Anna and are a trip back into the past, to a wonderfully unspoilt horse-drawn rural society that has scarcely changed in generations. The forested hills are...

Spain ~ Can Muni & the Catalan Coast

These rides take place in Catalunya, north of Barcelona, on the plains of the Mediterranean coast. The base is Can Muni, a delightful hamlet and farm guesthouse in the Emporda region, surrounded by pine forested hills and sunflowers by the acre. Progressive rides take you from village to village, through rolling hills, over coastal plains and to the sandy beaches of the Costa Brava, with nights at...

Spain ~ Girona Pyrenees

The Girona Pyrenees are in north-east Spain where the Pyrenees mountains form the border with France. The high 'Garrotxa volcanica', with pine and beech forests, is a landscape typical of this region, and from here trails lead down to Mediterranean forest, vineyards and the craggy coastline of the Cap de Creus, inspiration to Salvador Dali. Rides start high in the Pyrenees, close to the small town...

Spain ~ Menorca

The Unknown Views of Menorca Ride explores the beautiful Menorcan coast. Menorca was nominated a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO in 1993, with its picture postcard coastline with numerous hidden beaches, craggy rocks, a turquoise sea and sky that seems always blue. ‘El Camí de Cavalls’ is an ancient coastal trail that completely encircles the island. Created in the 15th and 16th C t...

Spain ~ Mountains & Valleys of Gredos

The Gredos Mountains are about three hours drive west of Madrid, past the medieval walled city of Avila and on the borders of the provinces of Caceras, Salamanca and Avila. They are a lovely example of rural, unspoilt Spain where high snow capped peaks frame open moorland valleys and seas of yellow broom, lavender and thyme cover the hills. Rides in the Gredos explore the untouristed valleys of th...

Spain ~ Segovia

The province of Segovia is in Central Spain, in the Meseta, the great high plateau of the Iberian Peninsula. The ride offered here is a journey back in history, through open landscapes, ancient woods and river valleys. It starts and ends in the medieval city of Segovia, a UNESCO World Heritage Town, which boasts a magnificent cultural heritage including the 1st century AD colossal Roman Aqueduct a...

Spain ~ Seville

This ride starts from a ‘Cortijo’ or Andalucian country house to the southwest of Seville, without doubt one of Spain's most beautiful cities. It follows routes used by mounted pilgrims on their way to El Rocío, Spain’s International village of the horse and site in May each year, of a fantastic mounted pilgrimage in honour of the Virgin Mary. This is a unique opportunity ...

Spain ~ Sierra Nevada

These rides explore the foothills of Andalucia's Sierra Nevada mountains, south east of Granada in southern Spain. They take you from whitewashed village to village, past blossoming almond orchards, through ancient olive groves and up to tiny terraced farms on the sun-parched hills where horses, mules and oxen are still used to plough the fields and where life goes on in the same unhurried way tha...