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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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With just a few rooms left, why not try ski-ing or horse riding in the snow for half term?
Sunday 15 – 22 February at the 4* Post hotel, Italian Dolomites. £681 per adult on 3/4 board with return transfer from Innsbruck. Riding and ski-ing extra.
There are short rides, all day rides, rides for intermediates and experts and lessons for adults and children in the light indoor sandschool.
Great bar, great restaurant, great spa and indoor pool.
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Post Hotel, Italy

Post Hotel, Italy

Join us on one of our hugely popular ‘Get-together’ riding weeks for singles or riders whose partners and friends don’t ride.
Join our house parties at the friendly Schlosswirt hotel in Austria, set among a beautiful national park.
Gallop or ski through the deep snow, winter moonlight rides through the forest and horse sleigh rides along the river. After riding, take afternoon tea with a slice of cake at the open fireplace. In the evening spoil yourself with a hot Gluhwein or Schnapps by the fireplace in the friendly bar. But if you fancy a bit of pampering, our Ride and Spa packages at The Poste in Italy, are a great way to meet up with others. With various spa and beauty packages for both men and women, as well as the the use of indoor pool and saunas and Aroma steambath, you won’t have time to get bored.

Here are just some of our get-together trips dates:

Ride and Ski in Italy. Visit the 2* Orthal from January 24 – 31st for just £612 for full board, 8 hours riding and return transfers from Vicenza.

Enjoy our Ride and Spa New Year detox trip at the 4* Post, Italian Dolomites (£813 per single room) from January Sunday 18 – 26th or March 28 to April 4.

Visit the friendly 3* Schlosswirt (£684 per single room) January Saturday 17 – 24th.

Or join us for a chalet party at the Schlosswirt for a bargain price, from either 8 – 15th March or 15 – 20th March, for just £595. This includes 7 nights half board and 10 hours of riding and return transfers.

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When you go on holiday you don’t expect to break a world record. Especially when you’ve spent the past four years suffering with a debilitating injury and never flown abroad. 

But this is exactly what Helen Slaughter achieved on her recent trip with The Riding Company to Schlosswirt http://www.theridingcompany.com/uk/mountain-adventure-schlosswirt.htm And the group she was with made living history; by being the first ever team to trek up a mountain nearly 2900m on horseback.

She said: ‘On the way up the mountain I saw some beautiful waterfalls, eagles and heard marmots. But there were also some pretty hair-raising moments as well. While looking over the edge of a summit, I nearly fell off the edge and someone had to grab my coat.’

After a tough climb, the team reached the top and were confronted with a magnificent view that stretched right across the summit.

But four years ago, Helen suffered a debilitating injury to her back. She couldn’t live day-to-day without support, which led to an operation two years ago. The trip was a reward and celebration of her recovery.

She said ‘It’s been amazing. From being incapacitated and suffering from depression. I’m now fit, both mentally and physically.
‘My motto in life is live life to the full, you never know what’s around the corner.’ 

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Live like a cowboy as you trek through the wild, romantic terrain in the Alps.
Families stay in mountain huts and ride Quarter and Paint horses especially imported from South America.
While the children learn how to pan for gold at The Pony Hoo, parents can relax at the Indian Spirits spa or take a trip down to the Western Saloon bar and listen to the live music.
On a Sunday, everyone gathers together in the Saloon to be entertained by cowboy tails. Two-step Western line dancing is held on a Wednesday, so make sure you take your cowboy boots.
The views along each wild trail are stunning and some of the riding is as high as 2000m.
The hotel is open all year round for riding, apart from in November and it lies on a high Alpine pass (1300m) with access into the largest ski area in the famous Zillertal Arena.
Fancy a break? Visit The Riding Company’s website, send us an email or give us a call.
020 7870 7834

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Riders will now be able to get closer to spotting whales than ever before, away from the crowds and where you can’t even get to by vehicle, thanks to a new holiday from The Riding Company.
Visit Hermanus, the most famous area in the world for whale watching and see Bryde’s Whales, Humpback Whales, Killer Whales, and the Southern Right Whale, at close quarters. Not only is the large population of whales and sharks unparalleled elsewhere, but the locations are so accessible, that you are virtually guaranteed to witness lots of different species.
Gallop across one of the world’s most stunning beach rides, part of a Unesco protected nature reserve, spread over a week. Holidays are available throughout the year with great beaches, as well as fauna and flora viewing. The whale watching season runs from September through to October, but many whales can still be seen in November.
Catch the start of the whale spotting season, with a trip this Autumn. You’ll get no jet lag, as South Africa is in the same timezone as Europe, the exchange rate is currently in our favour – where the pound can buy lots of South African rands and, well, there are no mating whales to be spotted by the cliffs of Dover.
The Riding Company can also arrange for you to go on a horse drawn tour of historic Cape Town, visit Table mountain by cable car and witness the amazing views or shark viewing and shark cage diving at Gansbaai.
For seven nights at a guest house and bush camp, a full itinerary and full board costs £1450 per person.
There are still some places available at the end of October and early November – which is when the whales come in to mate with the cows and there is plenty of action! It is also when the flowers are in full bloom in the famous flower valley, so get in touch with The Riding Company on 020 7870 7834 or email info@theridingcompany.com to make a booking. For more details visit The Riding Company’s website www.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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It’s easy to see why riding amongst the stunning winter landscape, is one of the most popular times of year to take a break.
The Riding Company specialise in winter riding and skiing, which is fabulous if you and your partner have very different ideas about what makes a good holiday!
To find out more about our selection of exclusive holidays in beautiful places visit http://www.theridingcompany.com/ and click on Winter Riding & Skiing.

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