Supervisor: Antonio Mancini Caterini (ENGEA)
At S.Cristina castle horseriding camps are held in summer, spring and autumn. Minimum age required to attend our camps is 9, max 17.
S. Cristina castle is the ideal place to ride in Italy, taking advantage of the unspoiled countryside of Tuscany around us. The castle staff is selected to teach and guide our little guests for the time they will spend with us.
Our horses available for the riding camps are a mix of ponies and small horses, trained by us and suitable for this kind of activity. Our camps provide a full board accommodation in the comfortable resort farmhouses which have been restored to allow modern comfort combined with old rustic style.
Children are accommodated in comfortable bedrooms with twin beds. Our Restaurant provides delicious genuine food every day.
Every day, except on Saturday (departure day) our children will do a minimum of 3 hours riding, including lessons and excursions at the castle riding school. Above all the most essential part of the camp is the care of the horse from the stable or paddock to the riding school and back. Children are divided into groups and with the supervision of the instructor will accomplish the grooming and cleaning necessary to keep the horses and gear in a good condition.
Our aim is to train our pupils in order to gain enough confidence, knowledge and skill to ride safely; not only in the riding school, but also in the open countryside. We endeavour to achieve this without any stress, but with joy and passion.
Our young riders will be divided into small groups so that they can be part of a team of children at the same level.
This is an example of a typical week at S. Cristina riding club:
Arrival at Castello S. Cristina in the afternoon. Children will be shown their accommodation and the facilities on the premises including the swimming pool, games room, restaurant etc.
Immediately afterwards they will meet their instructor the horses that will be their friends and partners all week long. Before the end of the day they will be organized into groups that divide them into similar riding levels.
Monday - Friday:
Morning: After breakfast at 9.30am, riding, horse care and handling lessons will last approximately 1.5 hours for each group of riders.
Lunch will be served on the terrace overlooking the swimming pool at 1.30pm. Relax and free time until 3.30pm.
Afternoon: From 3.30pm until 5.00pm: swimming pool, tennis, indoor games or volley ball.
Evening: From 5.00pm until 7.00pm: Grooming and riding lessons at the school, excursion in the countryside, or pony games.
At the end of the day the horses are fed, cleaned and turned away for the night.
Dinner is served in the taverna at 8.30pm
By 11.00pm, it is sleeping time, all are in bed!
On Saturday morning children are available for the parents to be collected by 12.00 am.
Cost of the week including, full board accommodation, tutoring and horse riding lessons is euro 850,00.
Those who have no insurance with their equestrian federation are required to pay an extra euro 20,00 for the week (for riding insurance).
Helmets and body protectors are compulsory for each child as well as proper riding gear and clothes.
General riding camps dates:
SANTA CRISTINA CASTLE
Grotte di Castro 01025 (VT) - ITALY
loc. Santa Cristina snc.
P.IVA IT 07075731005
Tel. & Fax: (+39) 0763 780 11
Cell.: (+39) 339 860 5166
areas in front of the tavern
inside the tavern: internet cafe