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Black Mountains Trail


What to Bring for Black Mountains Trail

What should we bring?
Warm comfortable and windproof clothing  is vital for mountain riding. Unless you are ‘calf-hardened’ it is wiser to bring long riding boots or half chaps. Riding gloves can be useful if it is cold.  Layers to keep warm/ stay cool depending on the weather. Jodphurs, Breeches or tight fitting jogging trousers (tights/long-johns in cold weather) are a must.  Jeans are not to be worn whilst riding.  We advise everyone to come equipped with a long coat as this will keep you dry and also our saddles too!!   Hard hats are essential and must fit properly.  Don’t forget casual wear for the evenings and house shoes/slippers for indoors!

Can we borrow hats / boots / jodphurs?
Yes, we have a good selection of equipment for riders to borrow.  However, we encourage you to bring your own equipment to guarantee a perfect fit.

What if it rains?
We ride in all weathers!  We have long waterproof coats to protect you and our saddles for you to borrow, but if you have your own then do bring them along.

RIDING HELMETS ARE MANDATORY!

…  this list is only a guideline for you

 

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RIDING GEAR
Riding pants or Jodhpurs (used if possible!)
Riding boots (short) + Minichaps
Riding helmet  (there are some at the riding center for you to borrow. However for best fit it's advisable to bring your own)
Riding gloves
Hat (with chin strip) for sun protection
Lightweight Rain coat

 

PERSONAL CLOTHING
Jacket or sweater for cool evenings
Comfortable T-Shirts/Shirts
Jeans
Shorts
Underwear and socks
Pyjama
Bag for dirty clothes
Trekking boots/ comfortable shoes
Swimsuit
 
ADDITIONAL THINGS TO BRING
Personal Toiletries
Insect protection
Personal medications
Sore cream (for an emergency)
Sewing kit
Torch/ Flashlight
Adapter for electric appliances
Camera and extra film or batteries
Belt pack
Address book and pen (for postcards!)
Sun glasses with strap
Sun protection lotion and lip balm  

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Black Mountains Trail
Tour Code: IT-WARS
7 days / 6 nights ~$1,230.00
Dates : April - 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 2021 04/25 - 04/30 6d / 5n 6 day trip, AP 2 /12 Expired
A 2021 05/16 - 05/22 7d / 6n 7 day trip, AP 2 /12 Expired
A 2021 06/12 - 06/18 7d / 6n 7 day trip, AP 2 /12 Expired
B 2021 06/13 - 06/18 6d / 5n 6 day trip, AP 2 /12 Expired
B 2021 07/04 - 07/09 6d / 5n 6 day trip, AP 2 /12 Reserve
A 2021 07/17 - 07/23 7d / 6n 7 day trip, AP 2 /12 Reserve
A 2021 07/31 - 08/06 7d / 6n 7 day trip, AP 2 /12 Reserve
A 2021 09/11 - 09/17 7d / 6n 7 day trip, AP 2 /12 Reserve
Introduction
Day to Day Itinerary
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Accommodation
Tack: English endurance saddles with saddle ...
Horses: Welsh Cobs, Irish, some thoroughbred
Pace: Medium with long canters. 4 to 7 hours...
Walk, Trot, Canter, Gallop, Jumps
Airport: London
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