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Cappadocia Cross Country Ride


Cappadocia Cross Country Ride


Tack: McClellan light trailing saddles with saddlebags. Standard bits and pelhams
Horses: Arab and cross-Arab mares
Pace: Mostly at a walk, with opportunities for trots and canters each day.
| Walk | Trot | Canter |
Level: Riding Level (Click for legend) (4 to 5 out of 5)    Strong Intermediate
Age: Min 12 - child or teen must be good rider
Weight: Max 200 lbs - Strictly enforced, may be weighed on arrival
Riders: Min 2 riders Max 10 riders
(per riding group)
Max Capacity 14

Bivouac Trail
:
The Bivouac program include 6 riding days with about 5 to 6 hours in the saddle each day except on Wednesday (3.5 hours). On average, we will cover 15 to 25 kilometers each day.

Guesthouse Trail:
The Guesthouse programs include 6 riding days with about 5 to 6 hours in the saddle each day except on Wednesday (3.5 hours). On average, we will cover 25 to 30 kilometers each day.

Family Ride:
This program may be suitable for riders who lack a bit of confidence, but it is NOT suitable for beginners or novices. The trail includes 5 riding days with about 2 to 3 hours in the saddle each day. We cover 20 km a day on average, on varied terrain.

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. You must be able to stay in the saddle firmly during group canters, and be able to tack up your horse yourself. Before coming to Turkey, go for a few rides and get adequately fit in order to avoid muscular pain or irritations during the trail.
Riders must be in good physical condition. Circuit includes a few difficult ways where riders will be asked to dismount and lead their horse, sometimes up steep paths.
For the comfort of the group, riders who do not have an adequate riding level, body weight or physical condition may be refused access to the riding trails, and be offered a walking or minibus tours of Cappadocia instead, at an extra cost. So please, be aware of your capabilities! People unsure of their physical condition and riding level should opt for the Cappadocia Comfort Ride or Family Trail option.

Pace
The pace is mostly at a walk, with opportunities for trots and canters each day.

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.

Riders 12 yrs and older can participate, but anyone under 18 years must be accompanied by an adult!
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Cappadocia Cross Country Ride
Tour Code: IT-TKIR01
8 days / 7 nights ~$1,755.00
Dates : April to Oct

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 Tour Dates  Min / MaxReserve
B 2020 04/05 - 04/12 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP- Guesthouse T... 2 /10 Reserve
B 2020 04/12 - 04/19 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP- Guesthouse T... 2 /10 Reserve
A 2020 04/26 - 05/03 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP- Guesthouse T... 2 /10 Reserve
A 2020 05/03 - 05/10 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP- Guesthouse T... 2 /10 Reserve
A 2020 05/17 - 05/24 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP- Guesthouse T... 2 /10 Reserve
B 2020 06/14 - 06/21 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP- Guesthouse T... 2 /10 Reserve
C 2020 08/09 - 08/16 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP- Family Ride 2 /10 Reserve
C 2020 08/16 - 08/23 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP- Family Ride 2 /10 Reserve
B 2020 08/23 - 08/30 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP- Guesthouse T... 2 /10 Reserve
A 2020 09/06 - 09/13 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP- Guesthouse T... 2 /10 Reserve
A 2020 09/20 - 09/27 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP- Guesthouse T... 2 /10 Reserve
A 2020 09/27 - 10/04 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP- Guesthouse T... 2 /10 Sold Out
A 2020 10/11 - 10/18 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP- Guesthouse T... 2 /10 Reserve
D 2020 11/01 - 11/08 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP - Bivouac Tra... 2 /10 Sold Out
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Tack: McClellan light trailing saddles with ...
Horses: Arab and cross-Arab mares
Pace: Mostly at a walk, with opportunities f...
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Airport: Kayseri
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