Lunigiana is an exciting place to go horse riding, with a wide range of options for enthusiasts. As well as going riding, you can learn to communicate better with horses, participate in agility training, try out a cowboy saddle, and ride with unshod horses and natural bridles. Rides can last for a couple of hours or stretch to trekking over several days. Your whole holiday can be focused on horse riding, as places specialising in horse riding also offer accommodation. There is something to suit the beginner as well as the most experienced rider.
Photo credit: Oasi EquiLuna
Horse riding lessons and excursions
It is worth noting that many agriturismi have horses and offer horse riding facilities to their guests, so if you’re just after a short ride, it is worth checking with any local farms in your area.
There are three main centres in Lunigiana specialising in horse riding: one near Moncigoli (Fivizzano), one near Monti (Licciana Nardi) and one at Busatica (Mulazzo). All three offer special packages, individual lessons, accompanied excursions and accommodation for you and any horses you may have with you.
Oasi EquiLuna near Moncigoli is a specialised riding establishment that believes horses and people should have a relationship based on love, mutual respect and trust. Their horses live in one big herd and are unshod. Natural hackamores or bridles without bits are used. Oasi EquiLuna specialises in two, three and five-day courses and trekking, and offers courses for children in the summer, but can also offer hourly rates. Watch out for their open days in the summer. Oasi EquiLuna has a British instructor, who will be happy to discuss your specific requirements in English.Loc. “La Praduscella” 1, Moncigoli
54013 Fivizzano (MS) -Italy
Tel. 340.7418244 Website: www.oasiequiluna.it Facebook: www.facebook.com/oasiequiluna Use the contact form on their website to email them.
Photo credit: Oasi EquiLuna
Il Picchio Verde near Monti is an agriturismo with a large riding school. It can arrange lessons and excursions suitable for all levels of competency and for varying lengths of time. Cowboy saddles are also available. Check their website for special offers.Via Molesana, 6 – 54017 Monti di Licciana Tel: +39 339 6563530/+39 339 4391276 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.ilpicchioverde.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/agriturismo.ilpicchioverde
Photo credit: Agriturismo Il Picchio Verde
Ca’ di Rossi near Mulazzo is another agriturismo that offers riding lessons and excursions, with full details available in English on their website. They even have a donkey that you can take out on walks, which will carry belongings and any small, tired children.Loc Busatica – 54026 – Mulazzo (Massa)
Tel: +39 3220.127.116.118 oppure +39 318.104.22.1682
Tel & Fax: +39 022.214.171.124
Email: email@example.com Website: www.cadirossi.it Facebook: www.facebook.com/agriturismo.cadirossi
Stables and horse boarding
Il Pungiglione the organisation that helps rehabilitate the disadvantaged people of Lunigiana, is now offering stabling facilities and care for horses. Based not far from Villafranca, Il Pungiglione has a variety of packages on offer. Full details on their website.Loc. Boceda, Mulazzo, MS 54026 Telephone: 0187 850022 Email:firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.ilpungiglione.org/it/
The annual horse festival, Comano Cavalli, is held in Comano every September. The three-day event, which has taken place for the last forty-five years, attracts thousands of horse lovers, who come to see the many demonstrations, competitions, and parades.
Photo credit: Comano Cavalli
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Horse riding in Lunigiana appeared on Ciao Lunigiana on 17 May 2013. All rights reserved.