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Ride and Relax in Chianti


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Meeting: Castelnuovo
Airport:   Florence / Pisa       Train station:   Montevarchi or Siena
Transfer: Montevarchi or Siena train station    Distance: Pisa 1.5 hrs / Florence 1 hr

Best to rent a car in Florence or Pisa. If you prefer we can arrange a transfer from Florence or Pisa. There are good train connections from Pisa or Florence to Siena or Montevarchi - free pick up from there.

Tack: English
Horses: Italian and French Anglo Arab and warm blood
Pace: Moderate with trots, cantrers and short gallops
| Walk | Trot | Canter | Gallop |
Level: Riding Level (Click for legend) (2.5 to 3 out of 5)    Low Intermediate
Age: Min 14
Weight: Max 187 lbs / 85 kg
Riders: Min 2 riders Max 7 riders

This week is generally proposed from Saturday to Saturday. Remember that Monday is the rest day for the horses.

Riding Center
Sadio and Donatella personally assist and receive their guest and riders. They speak French and English and have been running the Horse Riding Centre since 1992. The Riding Centre is affiliated with the Italian Federation of Equestrian Sports.
The riding center has a covered riding arena, which allows us to give lessons all year whatever the climatic conditions.
Lessons are in small groups with riders of a similar riding level. Every rider whatever his/her level is carefully looked after.

Horses
We currently have 20 horses. Once horses join the center they are never sold and periodically they are trained and worked by our instructors. They work both in the school and in the countryside, and spend some hours every day in the fields to relax and play. We like our horses to be happy!
We choose our horses not according to their breed but by looking at their attitude to work in the flat and in the countryside. For this reason in our stables you will find many different breeds: Anglo-Arab, Thoroughbred, Warmblood, Murgesi, Arab, Holsteiner etc. We make sure that our horses have good mental balance so they can change riders easily. Our horses are friendly and easy to handle.

Tack & Equipment
Saddles are Kieffer or Appaloosa Prestige.
There are many short chaps and helmets available at the Riding Center.




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Ride and Relax in Chianti
Tour Code: IT-ITSR11
8 days / 7 nights ~$980.00
Dates : Available all Year

Trip Rating :
Difficulty : Riding Level
Riding Level Explained
ABeginner
Beginner A rider who has limited experience, is unable to post the trot and does not canter.
BNovice
Novice A rider who is capable of mounting and dismounting unassisted, capable of applying basic aids, comfortable and in control at the walk, moderate length posting trots, and short canters.
CIntermediate
Intermediate A rider who has a firm seat, is confident and in control at all paces (including posting trots, two point canters and gallops), but does not ride regularly.
D Strong Intermediate
Strong Intermediate An intermediate rider who is currently riding regularly and is comfortable in the saddle for at least 6 hours per day.
EAdvanced
All of the above, plus an independent seat, soft hands, and capable of handlinga spirited horse in open country.
Lodging: Standard
Lodging Level Explained
   
= Facilities in lodges, estancias, haciendas, resorts, etc.
   
Basic lodging - some with shared bathroom facilities, usually no AC or room service.
Regular standard room - usually with private bath.
 Accommodations with superior comforts.
   
 = Trips with nights in tent camps. Sometimes the first and last night are in hotels.
   
Basic tent camping - everyone helps out with camp chores.
Regular standard with some camp amenities and camp cook.
Camping facilities with superior comforts like camp shower, bathroom facility..
   
 = Trips that combine nights in hotels and camping.
   
Basic accommodation and basic camping facilities can be expected.
Regular standard with some nicer amenities.
Only assigned to hotel and camping facilities with superior comforts.

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Season Seasons  Min / MaxReserve
A 2019 01/01 - 12/31 8d / 7n 8 day trip - Beginner Progra... 2 /7 Reserve
B 2019 01/01 - 12/31 8d / 7n 8 day trip - Intermediate Pr... 2 /7 Reserve
C 2019 01/01 - 12/31 8d / 7n 8 day trip - Eventing Progra... 2 /7 Reserve
D 2019 01/01 - 12/31 8d / 7n 8 day trip - Trail Ride Prog... 2 /7 Reserve
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Tack: English
Horses: Italian and French Anglo Arab and warm...
Pace: Moderate with trots, cantrers and shor...
Walk, Trot, Canter, Gallop,
Airport: Florence / Pisa
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