HORSE RIDING ON THE MOUNTAINS
Equestrian Italy - Horse riding trails, outdoors & adventure holiday in Rome
June 21th 2016
When the temperature becomes warm, there is no better horse riding trails than riding in the mountains, so for the equestrian blog of June we speak about the horseback riding holidays in Abruzzo, that we did two weeks ago with a group of expert riders and beginner riders, riding between forests and incredible landscapes. Welcome to the wild side of Italy, the best horseback riding vacations for horses and riders!
The medium duration for horse riding holidays is one week but some riders decide to enlarge the horseriding vacations and to spend the entire month in the ranch in Abruzzo. This horse riding center is one hour of train from Rome, in a precious mediaval city situated 700 meters on the level of the sea, on a mountains with a small cascade and beautifull countryside where live wild animals as foxes, eagles and wolfes. The equestrian center is on the top of the mountain, here you ride in peacefull and relaxed atmoshere that's perfect for family riding holidays. It's also a base for horse riding trekkings and during this long rides you can visit small and charming towns all around in central Italy. That's the beautifull countryside where you fill like John Waine!
Horse riding vacations for beginner riders is a mix of horse riding lesson in the arena of the equestrian center, grooming the horse, horse riding trails and pony trekking, so you can spend your riding holiday learning every days new things more than riding school. For the expert riders, we arrange horse day in different areas, at the end of the riding trails we use to come back to the equestrian center but sometimes we organize the tipical Westerns Riding Vacations. We like to do horse riding trails for two or three days and we stay outside as real cowboys, eating around the fire and sleeping in the tents near the horses.
During the horseriding trails we use to ride with english or american saddle but in this equestrian center we use also the tipical italian equipment, not for folkloristic reason but that's a real way to link yourself with the local traditions. That's a savage country where live free horses, cows and sheeps like in the last century, with people that has a strong connection with the Nature. We love this horse riding experience to fell the connection with this enchanting land!
During this horseback riding vacations, you can spend several horse days riding in incontaminated lands where you find deers and wild boars, you ride in fairy trails crossing rivers, forest and climbing mountains in the Majella Park. Here especially during the horseriding holidays, from May to September,the expert riders use to ride untill the Velino mountain that is a beautifull, huge mountain where you find the snow and it has suggestive and pure scenery. In this riding trail, horses and riders are very well trained becouse we use to ride long different kind of trails, climbing mountains with stones and mud, crossing small rivers and gallop with cows and wild horses!
Another interesting particularity about the horseback riding vacation in Abruzzo are the gastronomic specialities of this wild country, as cheese and meat of sheeps, mushrooms, truffle, many different kind of Salumi, fish from the lake, hand made pasta and great wines. And you now that's no better thing after a long ride than a great meal with good friends!
This horseback riding adventure is an incredible opportunity to discover secret riding trail immerse in the nature and also visiting precious small cities with ancient Castles and beautifull monastery embedded in the heart of this mountains that are also the real scenery of the "spaghetti westerns", the legendary film Sergio Leone that design the immaginary of the little and old cowboys and probably he won many distinguished awards thanks to the beauty of this scenery with film like "Lo chiamavano Trinita'", "C'era una volta in America", "per un pugno di dollari e "Il bello, il brutto e il cattivo" that he made in that magic land. That's an enchanting equestrian experience in Italy! Rides on it!