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HORSE TREKKING PICCOLA RAIEDA

BASIC LESSONS OF WESTERN RIDING

Baptism of the saddle: for children. First approach to the horse disguised as a play with issue of a certificate in memory of the day;

Lessons for beginners led by qualified teachers, individual or in group, with the aim of preparing the aspiring riders to the rides in the countryside.

RIDES

Rides led by qualified guides lasting from a couple of hours to a whole day; the rides are planned on the basis of the riders’ level of expertise and take place inside the Natural Reserve of the Pliocene Spur, amid uncontaminated woods, rivers, streams, old farmhouses and breathtaking landscapes; encounters with wild animals, including different native species of deer and boars, are practically an everyday occurrence.

RIDING TREKS LASTING FROM A COUPLE OF DAYS TO SEVERAL DAYS

Riding treks are planned out over a several-day period, with distances of 25-30 km travelled per day and 4-6 hours in the saddle. They include a stop for a brown bag lunch and visits to sanctuaries, castles and regional parks.

Riding trek’s tasting (minimum 2 persons): minimum 18 years old; 2 overnights in agritourism with half board, brown bag lunches and 2 days of “daisy horseback trekkings” (return in the evening at Agritourism Piccola Raieda for the dinner and the overnight);

Riding trek to the Monte Sole Regional Park (minimum 4 persons): minimum 18 years old; 2 overnights in agritourism or tent, half board, brown bag lunches and 2 days of horseback trekking;


Riding trek along the “Via dei Santuari” (minimum 4 persons): minimum 18 years old; 3 overnights in agritourism and 1 overnight in an ancient monastery, with evening barbecue, half board, brown bag lunches and 4 days of horseback trekking.

Bologna-Florence by horse (minimum 4 persons): minimum 18 years old; 6 overnights in agritourism/hotel/b&b, half board, brown bag lunches and 5 days of horseback trekking.

Trek with pack horse (minimum 6 persons): for adults and accompanied children; trekking by feet of a whole day with pack horse and brown bag lunch.

Give a look at our page “EVENTS” for the riding treks already in program!!

THE RIDERS TAKING PART IN THE HORSE TREKS HAVE TO:
- be able to mount and dismount from the horse without help
- stay in saddle for 4-6 hours per day for the duration of the trek
- have mastery of the three paces of a horse (walk, trot and gallop)
- be able to walk beside the horse when required by the trail
- produce a health certificate
- be enough in form (during the treks the greatest effort is that of the horse but the rider too has to be able to play his part)
- weigh maximum 95 kg

 

The organization could make during the year a few changes in the programs

STOPPING PLACE FOR HORSES AND RIDERS:
By Agritourism-Horse Trekking Piccola Raieda it is possible, for horses and riders in transit, to stop for lunch/dinner or just to have a snack and for the overnight. The riders who want to spend their holidays by Piccola Raieda with their own horses are always welcome. We are stopping place on the trail Bologna-Firenze.

AGRITURISMO PICCOLA RAIEDA Via Brento 3 Sasso Marconi Bologna
Tel.Cell. +39 320 0373362 P.Iva 02667041202 E-mail info@piccolaraieda.it


RIDERS BY THE RENO RIVER


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AGRITOURISM PICCOLA RAIEDA HORSE TREKKING SCHOOL

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