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Cappadocia Comfort Ride


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Meeting: Urgup
Airport:   Nevsehir Kapadokya Airport       Train station:   Kayseri Railway Station
Transfer: Kayseri Erkilet Airport or Nevsehir Kapadokya Airport    Distance: 47km / 29 miles

Transfers are available from Nevsehir Kapadokya Airport (NAV) or Erkilet International Airport/ Kayseri Erkilet Airport (ASR). Pick-up is between 8:00am and 10:00pm on Day 1. You will be dropped off at Nevsehir or Kayseri Airport on your last day, after breakfast.

Tack: McClellan light trailing saddles with saddlebags. Standard bits and pelhams
Horses: Arab and cross-Arab mares
Pace: 5 to 6 hrs on horseback each day. ~35 km per day on varied terrain. Pace is primarily walk but with canters every day. Sometimes long canters (15 minutes). Requires fit and experienced riders due to some canters in difficult terrain.
| Walk | Trot | Canter |
Level: Riding Level (Click for legend) (3.5 to 5 out of 5)    Strong Intermediate
Age: Min 18
Weight: Max 200 lbs
Riders: Min 2 riders Max 7 riders

Physical Condition and Riding Ability
You must have a competent riding level to take part in our trails. Our horses are forward going and you must be able to stay in control during group canters. Before coming to Turkey, go for a few rides outdoor and exercise yourself in order to avoid muscular pain or irritations during the trail.
Riders must be in good physical condition to take part on the progressive trail. Circuit includes a few difficult ways where riders will be asked to dismount and lead their horse for a short amount of time.

Riding Schedule
The riding day will start early in the morning (08:00 am in the saddle) followed by a big break after lunch and 1 or 2 hours of riding in the evening. Riders arrive on horseback at the accommodation, and park the horses for the night in front or very close to the hotel. No travel by minibus required during the week.

Pace
This trail includes 5 riding days with 5-6 hours one horseback per day. We cover approximately 35km per day on varied terrain. The pace is primarily at a walk but with opportunities to canter every day. Sometimes we will have long canters (15 minutes).

Tack
The riding equipment includes standard bits and pelhams as well as McClellan light trailing saddles and saddles made by ourselves. These are fitted with two saddlebags for you to carry the picnic and personal belongings for the day.

Horses
Our stable is composed of forward-going Arab, and cross-Arab horses who will surprise you with their robustness and their agility. They are 1,50 m tall on average - the ideal size for trailing on tortuous paths! All our horses are responsive, well balanced and respectful of the rider and they are extremely sure-footed.
We have put a lot of time and investment into the quality of our horses. Since 2015 more than half of our cavalry has been renewed with pure Arabian endurance horses. Most of our horses have qualifed in national endurance races.
We have invested in a horse walker and in an arena in order to continue to offer riders well trained horses.
Our horses live together as a herd and all spend their days outside grazing in our fields when not on the trail.
Horses are assigned according to riding levels and riders' preferences, but the size and the weight of the rider are also important criteria.
Our team will groom and prepare the horses, so no participation is required by the rider.

Weight Restriction
Riders cannot be over 90kg. We will weigh riders on arrival and those over will not be able to participate in the riding program.

Guide
We will provide 1 guide for every 4 riders.

Travel Insurance
You must have appropriate travel insurance to take part in our trails. Make sure your policy covers horse-riding activities abroad. Your insurance details will be requested on arrival.


Passport and Visa Requirements: Passport valid for at least three months from date of departure from Turkey required by all nationals referred to in the chart, except: 1. nationals of Belgium, France, Germany, Greece, Liechtens. more
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Cappadocia Comfort Ride
Tour Code: IT-TKIR03
7 days / 6 nights ~$0.00
Dates : April to Oct

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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Tack: McClellan light trailing saddles with ...
Horses: Arab and cross-Arab mares
Pace: 5 to 6 hrs on horseback each day. ~35 ...
Walk, Trot, Canter,
Airport: Nevsehir Kapadokya Airport
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