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Riding Holidays for Solo Travellers – from The Riding Company

Going solo! When you mention solo holidays people automatically think ‘singles’ holiday, the two are quite different! Riders who are holidaying on their own can meet and enjoy the companionship of like-minded i.e. ‘horsey’ people, have their own room with no supplement, ride every day together and then have dinner together in the evenings. Riding in Good Company is our motto for these special weeks. 

Join us this Winter in the Alps for a Ride and Ski break or in Spring in Menorca, Sardinia, Portugal or to South Africa on Safari over the Spring Bank Holiday. These trips sell out very quickly as places are limited so get in touch for further details today!

WINTER

Italy:Lamm Alpine Active 4* hotel in the spectacular Italian Alps:  GET FIT WEEK 14-21st January with a week of ski-ing, riding and then relaxing in the indoor pool and Spa!.Numerous different winter rides out in the snow on haflingers ridden Western style for all ages and abilities, panorama spa, Italian food and sociable bar. Guided snow-shoe walks, cross country and alpine skiing. Free hotel shuttle bus. Also ski touring and off-piste skiing for beginners through to expert with hotel guides. New Date book now for our popular Riding Company Action Week 3-10th March. This promises to be a great fun, sociable week. More details

Italy: Ride & Relax week at the Post Tolderhof: Sunday 18th –Sunday 25th March7 nights Ride and Ski trip : £568 per person (offer includes 7 nights for price of 6!) if happy to share aSuperior Room (30-35m²) with delicious breakfast buffet, afternoon tea with sweet and savoury options, excellent 5 course dinner on ¾ board course, use of the wonderful spa facilities and pool and return transfers from Innsbruck. Winter activity programme includes guided snow-shoe walks, winter hiking tours and ski safari. Riding – add £150 for the flexible 10 hour programme which includes group lessons and rides out.For keen skiers, Plan de Corones has some of the best and most varied facilities to be found and is linked to the huge Dolomiti Superski area.More details

SPRING

Spain:Menorca: 4* boutique hotel Binigaus Vell with lovely pool, beautiful rides on Menorcan black stallions. Short Riding Break (5 days, 4 nights with 3 horse rides) Monday – Friday 2012 Dates: March: 5th – 9th and October: 1st. PRICE: · Riders: £760 for a single room. Full board with wine and airport transfers included. More details

Andalucian Hills: March 10th or 17th 2012 Gallops for Gourmets Join Karen and chef Neil Armstrong for a special luxury break cooking and riding based at the exclusive El Nobo Villa.
Shepherds and Smugglers: 17-20 April: A special ride geared up to more novice riders, join Karen to explore the ancient trails of Andalucia, There is currently a 10% discount on this week and just 3 places left.
Sweet Chestnut and Wild lavender: 23-26 May: A four day mobile ride for intermediate riders or above. 10% discount on the listed price for this special ‘get together’ tour.
Grazalema Combo Tour: 9-16th April: a 7 night tour new for 2012 featuring a 3 day mobile ride and 4 nights at the fabulous El Nobo Villa.
For More details follow the link.

Italy: new holiday in Sardinia: Mandra Edera May 5-12th (May 7th is a UK bank holiday). Monte e Mare (Country and Sea) riding week based at delightful rural hotel . Ride for 5 days from the hotel in the heart of the countryside towards the coast, returning to the comfort of the hotel each afternoon to enjoy some free time relaxing by the pool or sight seeing. More details

Portugal: March 2012 Dressage at Quinta de Fe. Join other TRC riders and Marc for some top class instruction on his fabulous Lusitano stallions and some spring sunshine. The holiday includes full board and 10 hours of dressage instruction from Prelim level to Advanced dependent on your requirements and prices are just £585 pp if willing to share a twin room or booking a double or £695 for a single room. (prices exclude flights and transfers which are paid locally).This will be a great social week as well as the opportunity of a lifetime to ride amazing horses schooled to the highest level. Read more…

South Africa BIG 5: Riding Company Safari Week Spring bank holiday Saturday 2-9th June 2012 .We have a special offer onAfrican Safaris for 2012, £100 off the listed price if booked by December 15th 2011No single supplement if happy to share a room. Shared transfers. Read a report in Horse & Rider magazine. More details

Departures:

Jan 14-21st Ride & Ski Lamm Alpine, Italy
March 3-10th Ride & Ski fitness week, Lamm, Italy
March 5th: Menorca short break
March 18th –25th Ride & Ski Post Tolderhof, Italy
March 10th or 17th: Gallops for Gourmets, Andalucia
March: Dressage at Quinta da Fe Portugal
April 17-20: Shepherds and Smugglers Trail, Andalucia
May 5-9th: Sardinia Mandra Edera
May 23-26th: Sweet Chestnut and Wild Lavender, Andalucia
June 2-9: Big 5 Safari in South Africa at Wait A Little

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Gallop in the snow in the mornings, swish down the slopes in the afternoon, take the reins of a sleigh!

Fantastic ski-ing in Austria. All sorts of playtime-in-the-snow possibilities for families and accommodation in traditional 3* chalet hotels to 5* pampering luxury. Most of our venues combine lots of different winter sports’ activities, not just riding: snow trekking, ski touring, ice-climbing, ski-joering and free-riding (off piste skiing), even carriage driving in the snow.

Join us this Winter Half Term in the Alps for a Ride and Ski break. These trips sell out very quickly as places are limited so get in touch for further details today!
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Atzinger at Fulpmes Stubai

Excellent riding centre offering lessons in an impressive architect-designed indoor sandschool. High altitude skiing at international ski resort Stubai Glacier and at Schlick 2000. Riding Kindergarten with free daily pony rides from 4yrs old, horse-whispering and acrobatics courses for kids from age 6. Teen programme and adult riding. Super spa and pool and a delightful family atmosphere in this top class 4*venue. Amazing In- and Outdoor playing areas, petting zoo, kids’ theatre, puppet theatre.

HALF TERM 11-18 Feb from £1266 in a Premium room to £1809 in a large suite for 2 adults, 2 kids, 7 nights on ‘all inclusive half board’ with return airport transfer from Innsbruck.
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The Martinerhof: relaxed 4* traditional family hotel close to Salzburg, making this a great ride and ski venue for the whole family. Sleigh ride excursions (half day with panorama picnic stop), pool and spa. Cross-country skiing taster session for all the family. Free shuttle to ski resort Dachstein West. ski lift next to the hotel. Kids club. Winter rides out on the coloured horses on extensive bridle paths. Horsewhispering courses for kids and adults. Free pony rides. Organic farm produce.

HALF TERM 11-18. Feb £1545 in Landhaus Anna (2 rooms with mountain views) for 2 adults, 2 kids, 7 nights on full board with return airport transfer from Salzburg. Great value for money.
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Ellmauhof Family Hotel: Stylish 4* family hotel right on the ski slope of Saalbach Hinterglemm, with riding kindergarten for 3-6 yr olds and lessons for all ages and abilities. Indoor petting zoo, free kids club, indoor pools and spa. Sleigh rides. This manages to work brilliantly as a perfect place for kids (teens too) but also provides a stylish grown-up environment for adults, superb wine bar, cuisine and interiors designed in natural colours with an original flair. Free childcare (2 yrs+) 9am-8.30pm incl. lunch & juices all day. Free use of children’s activity pool and waterslide, entertainment programme, adventure Gypsyland play area. Excellent skiing; ski in-ski out convenience and lots of family-focused ski facilities and services. Next to the hotel, a gentle blue run leads to the bottom of the ski lifts where ski school meets or families can take the hotel’s free mini-train service up or down. 200kms of prepared pistes await you in the Saalbach Hinterglemm ski circus.

HALF TERM for 2 adult and 2 kids: £2793 for 7 nights all inclusive full board in a family suite with use of the extensive hotel spa facilities plus free children’s activities throughout the week.
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Visit the website or give us a call. www.theridingcompany.com e: info@theridingcompany.com Tel:            01534 745795      

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spainRide in the sunshine on the beach in Southern Spain.

2 for 1 special offer – bring a friend and ride two for the price of one at Aventura Ecuestre Riding stables in Tarifa. £629 FOR TWO with the Relax riding programme (10 hours of beach, dune and mountain rides) on bed and breakfast basis in our lovely hotel right on the beach on the southern-most tip of Europe. Includes return transfer from Gibraltar airport. Offer available until 28th of February. Escape the February chills!

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brooke-logoThe Riding Company have teamed up with horse charity The Brooke, to organise a sponsored ride in Egypt this November to help badly treated horses. In fact, it was in Egypt that The Brooke’s founder, Dorothy Brooke, started the charity in 1930. She was horrified to see hundreds of emaciated horses on its streets, so she set up a committee and bought 5,000 ex-cavalry horses.
And in 1934, Dorothy Brooke founded the ‘Old War Horse Memorial Hospital’ in Cairo, with the promise of free veterinary care for all the city’s working horses and donkeys…the Brooke Hospital for Animals was born.
We will be visiting some Brooke projects around Cairo to see first hand how the charity is helping the sick and poorly-treated horses. Everyone involved can enjoy a fun, but worthwhile holiday, with a great bunch of people, while they take part in the sponsored ride.

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Ever fancied yourself as a bit of a photographer?
Well here’s your chance with The Riding Company’s latest photo competition.
Send us in your 3 best photos from any riding holiday or trip, for your chance to win a whole host of lovely prizes!
All you need to do is write a few sentences on ‘the best 3 things about the trip’
(max 300 words):

1st Prize: 5 night riding holiday for two at the Schlosswirt, Austrian Alps.
2nd Prize: 5 free riding lessons or rides out at the Post Hotel, Italian Dolomites
3rd Prize: 5 free riding lessons or rides out at the Orthal Riding Centre, Italy.
You may enter up to 3 photos and the best 3 will be chosen at the end December 2009.

Send in your entries to
photocomp09@theridingcompany.com

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Visit Salzburg to experience the Sound of Music tour followed by a week of hiking, hacking and yodling in beautiful Alpine scenery, based at the family-friendly 3* Strasserwirt, a 700 year old country house hotel.

A seven night break costs just £346 per adult on half-board with return transfer from Salzburg airport (or 4 nights on half board: £261 per adult)

Sing like Maria to your heart’s content, as you visit the scenes where the famous film was shot, including the 18th century Mirabell Gardens, where Maria and the children were seen singing ‘Do-Re-Mi’ around the statue of Pegasus, the winged horse,  and Leopoldskron Castle which was used as the von Trapp family home.

Then spend the rest of the week at this traditional Tyrolean hotel which has been in the Nothegger family for generations. The hotel lies in one of the most beautiful valleys in Austria and is surrounded by peaks which are easily accessible by foot or on horseback. The hotel has its own riding school and offers lessons of the highest quality throughout the year in addition to daily rides out in small groups, both for novice and for experienced riders. Maps and advice provided for hikes into the hills.

A seven night break costs just £346 per adult on half-board with return transfer from Salzburg airport Kids on half-board in adults’ room with transfer: 0-6 years: £66, 7- 12 years: £161, 13-15 yrs: £210. Short breaks also available: 4 nights on half board: £261 per adult: 0-6 years: £, 7- 12 years: £161, 13-15 yrs: £210. Sound of Music tour £40 per adult. 10 hours of riding (either group lessons or rides out) cost £125, (5 hours : £65). Family carriage rides also offered (£50 for 4 people).

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Louise Bowling, a receptionist from Blackpool, won the holiday of a lifetime, after The Riding Company teamed up with Mountain Horse to offer a free holiday.
She was picked from thousands of entries and was sent a heap of horse goodies and a free ticket to the Dienstl Estate in Austria.
She said: ‘The hotel and Austria were just breathtaking. I had THE most amazing time and I didn’t want to leave. The Dienstl Estate was beautiful and Brigit and her team were very lovely and treated me like a superstar. The food was also brilliant.’I have never been to Austria and would really really like to go back next year, the people are so friendly! I played polo all holiday and it was addictive and great fun, my polo horse was called Flecha and she was such a good girl. We hacked out twice and I loved the countryside it was surreal. I would highly recommend Austria and The Dienstl Estate to anyone’It was the best holiday experience of my life.’
If you’d like to visit one of The Riding Company’s holidays, visit http://www.theridingcompany.com/

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