Castellare di Tonda - Italy

Experience Level

Heart of Tuscany

5 star rating   19 May 2018

The stables were very accommodating for my needs. I came on holiday with my husband and 6 month old baby and the riding worked perfectly as I was able to choose how I used my 2 hours each day and it meant I rode early in the morning so we could then enjoy the rest of the day as a family exploring the Tuscan countryside. Unfortunately the weather was a little rainy during our week and the terrain does become slippy so the pace was fairly steady. However; the horses were very well trained and I enjoyed trying out a few different ones during my week and it was great to give western riding a go.

The Riding

How well were you matched with the right horse for your ability?
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How would you rate the variety of riding, pace or terrain?
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How would you rate the overall standard of the horses, tack and stables?
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The Accommodation

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How would you rate the standard of the food?
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Lovely farmhouse accommodation. Had everything we needed and the management went out of their way to make sure our baby was catered for. Only downside was the accommodation has no sound proofing as very old buildings, which I’m sure normally isn’t too much of an issue but it did make us feel a little self-conscious with keeping our baby quiet at night. Very tranquil setting, each apartment has own outdoor space and the pool was very clean. Food in restaurant was lovely and plentiful!

Before Your Holiday

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Plan and prepare for your holiday?
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Feel comfortable about your transfers and what to expect?
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Do you have any other feedback for us?

This holiday worked very well for travelling with non-riders- it allowed us to enjoy a family holiday as well as getting my riding fix too. A hire car is pretty essential if you want to get out and about as it is very rural and there are so many beautiful towns to go and explore.