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Long WeekEnd (riding grade 0-3)

If you are looking for a short break holiday in the Italian countryside between Tuscany and Umbria and you like the idea of staying in the ancient farmers compound of a castle and riding around its' beautiful countryside then we have what you are looking for. Tuscan hills and mountains, lakes formed inside volcanic craters, etruscan tombs and medieval castles adorn the landscape of this enchanting Italian countryside. Located one and a half hours away from Rome the splendid 17th century castle borgo (complete with fairy tale turret) will be "your home" throughout your stay

Flexible package of trail rides or lessons or both (when possible according to the single case)

Multi-lingual guide

Attention! Excursions in the countryside on medium / long distances require rider's ability to control the horse at the three gaits, including canter.

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Program

ACCOMMODATION

RIDING

FACILITIES ON THE SPOT

Transfer info

  • 3 nights accommodation in Double Room in the restored Farmhouse (twin share, bathroom ensuite)
  • Breakfast included
  • Daily cleaning not included
  • Full or half board, (picnic lunch will be organized when necessary; lunches will be served either in local restaurants or at the castle; dinner will be served at our Restaurant. All lunches & dinners have a fixed menu.
  • Welcome drink and guided tour of the castle
  • Swimming pool (June 1st – September 30th)
  • Tennis court (10,00 euro / hour)
  • Mountain bikes (18,00 euro / person / day)
  • Mini football Pitch
  • Volleyball
  • Ping pong
  • Billiards
  • Guided tour of Bolsena Lake (prices and more information at the Castle Reception)
  • 1 full day (4-5 hours ), 2 half riding days (2-3 hours / day), beginners will be doing 4 lessons in the arena 50 minutes each
  • Italian/English speaking guides
  • Level: from beginners (lessons in the arena) to Intermediate
  • 2 Outdoor riding schools:
    1. 25 x 60
    2. 33 x 60 with jumps
  • Tack: English
  • Horses: mixture of thoroughbred and warmblood crosses, ponies for the children
  • Pace: moderate with trots and canters
  • Min. / max. riders: 1-5
  • Max. rider’s weight: 95 kg
  • Attention: Insurance covering horse riding accidents is mandatory. You have to tell the booking office in advance if you are not insured.
  • Meeting point: Santa Cristina Castle
  • Closest Airports: Rome Fiumicino or Rome Ciampino
  • Closest railway station: Orvieto
  • Taxi service: we have organized a taxi service at the special price, you can choose to be picked up at Orvieto train station or at Rome airports (Fiumicino or Ciampino).
    Our Taxi service is available at the prices below from 10.00 am to 18.00 pm.
  1. From and to Orvieto station return (90 km round trip) costs euro 110,00 from 1 to 3 people.
  2. From and to Fiumicino Airport (300 km round trip) costs euro 240,00 from 1 to 3 people.
  3. From and to Ciampino Airport (340 km round trip) costs euro 280,00 from 1 to 3 people.

The riding instructor together with the castle management hold the right to change these programs according to difficult or unsafe weather conditions, poor rider’s ability or health problems of the horses.

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Prices

Long WeekEnd

March 14th - June 12th

September 13tth - November 8th

June 13tth - September 12th

Rider FULL BOARD

Rider HALF BOARD

non rider guest HALF BOARD

single room supplement

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650,00

570,00

350,00

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680,00

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360,00

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3 riding days

3 nights (from Thursday to Sunday)

flexible package of trail rides or lessons

for example:

for grade 0-1: 3 lessons + 2 half days

for grade 2-3: 1 full days (4/5hr) 2 half days (2hr)

  • in double room in the restored farmhouse below the castle
  • welcome drink and guided tour of the Castle
  • insurance is obligatory (not included)

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Important general information

  • Important General Information

    • helmets required: no helmets, no riding. We have several helmets but it is advisable to bring your own.
    • Insurance is obligatory. If you haven’t one please consider that we need at least a 48 hours notice for activating one for you.
    • Cleaning room service is provided only on request & on payment. The weekly programs though they have one cleaning day included.
    • Attention: insurance covering horse riding accidents is mandatory. You have to tell the booking office in advance if you don't have one.

     

    Riding grades

    0- beginner

    1- novice: walk/trot

    2- intermediate: walk/trot/canter

    3- expert: gallop/jumping

     

    Restaurant offers a fixed menu /meal:

    • 3 courses, water, coffee, included for lunch
    • 4 courses, water, coffee, included for dinner

     

    Rider's ability

    Attention! Excursions in the countryside on medium / long distances require rider’s ability to control the horse at the three gaits, including canter. The horses are a mixture of different breeds from thoroughbreds to italian saddle and dutch warmbloods, all chosen for their excellent temperaments, their patience and their delight for travelling through this enchanting countryside!

    There are two outdoor arenas and lessons are available for all ages and levels in both dressage and jumping.

     

Santa Cristina

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

Mail: info@santacristina.it

areas in front of the tavern

inside the tavern: internet cafe

reception area

pool

breakfast room

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