RIDING HOLIDAYS IN MOLISE AND THE ABRUZZI (ITALY)
This area is ideal for a holiday on horseback. You can ride for hours without coming across fences or roads, let alone another human being. Nature is still so unspoilt that UNESCO protects two primeval forests. Wild flowers abound, some species of which are very rare or even becoming extinct. The landscape is sloping to mountainous and varied. Vast fields alternate with large forests of beech and oak. Sometimes we have to cross a little river.
Here Carmine organizes four different treks plus a home-based ride. Carmine is certified guides FISE (Federazione Italiana Sport Equestre). He speaks Italian and English.
The atmosphere is informal and cosy so many guests feel at home instantly. During the riding week everybody takes care of his/her horse. The tack is western. Experience with western-riding is, however, not required.
All year long the horses live in a herd. They can choose from the paddocks around the house or the stable, which is at a distance of 30 feet from the house. The horses are trained gently and with a lot of patience and are experienced on mountain trails and long distance rides.