Castellare di Tonda - Italy

Medieval Tuscany

5 star rating   9 September 2023

Jan (this is their first In The Saddle holiday) From start to finish this holiday was wonderful | I had the most amazing week at Castellare di Tonda!

From start to finish this holiday was wonderful.

It was my first ever riding holiday and I travelled alone. Becky from in the saddle was incredibly helpful and informative and couldn’t have done more to make booking and holiday prep any easier - thank you Becky!

I was a little nervous as I’d had a recent bad experience riding which had massively knocked my confidence.

The team at Castellare are some of the kindest people I’ve had the pleasure to come across - non more so than Ailsa who made the week perfect!

Ailsa is a fantastic riding companion and all round wonderful human - from the first moment I was put at ease and had so much fun riding out through the most beautiful countryside.

Ailsa’s kindness and support didn’t stop with the riding - she also helped me find a lovely wine tasting for my non riding day and was on hand for any questions about anything holiday related.

I had the great pleasure of spending the week riding Rossa who is a joy! Kind and safe but will respond to your leg and seat so well which makes canters the most fun! A beautiful soul she was lovely on the ground too and I had as much fun grooming her as riding her - fell a little bit in love and if I could have taken her home I would have done!

The practical stuff - accommodation is what you’d expect in Italy… basic but everything you need and exceptionally clean and tidy. Food in the restaurant was really lovely and lots of variety.

10/10 would recommend and I’ll definitely be back! Huge thank you to Ailsa and Rossa for helping me fall back in love with riding again - I’m indebted you both.

[Becky from In The Saddle replies: Thank you so much for wonderful feedback. I'm so pleased to hear how much you enjoyed your holiday at Castellare di Tonda :)]

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