Castellare di Tonda - Italy

Heart of Tuscany

5 star rating   1 June 2019

Jill (this is their first In The Saddle holiday) A Western riding adventure in beautiful Tuscany | The horses are very well cared for. The first ride was in the indoor arena to accustom the riders to the Western aids. The terrain is hilly but the horses are very sure-footed. I rode Boy all week, riding two hours per day which worked well as I was able to spend time with my non-riding partner and daughter. The wild flowers are beautiful and I was lucky enough to see a badger and wild boar!

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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Do you have any comments about the accommodation and food?

Lovely firm bed! We were in the San Nicola farmhouse which has fabulous views and a lovely pool.

Before Your Holiday

Did you have all of the information you needed to:

Plan and prepare for your holiday?
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Feel comfortable about your transfers and what to expect?
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How could we improve the quality of pre-holiday information that we send?

No improvements needed...the information was very comprehensive and it was great to speak to Rebecca who had been on the trip herself.
[ITS comment: Thank you for your lovely feedback.]

Do you have any other feedback for us?

This was a fantastic week of riding in beautiful countryside, relaxing by the pool and enjoying plenty of coffee and gelatos! I did ten hours riding which allowed time to visit Florence and San Gimignano with my family.
[ITS comment: We are so pleased that you and your family enjoyed Castellare di Tonda.]