Castellare di Tonda » Horseback holiday in Tuscany

Horseback holiday in Tuscany

Considering a riding holiday in Tuscany? Look no further. Horse riding is a specialty at Castellare di Tonda

Many of our horses are Quarter Horses and Paints, but we also have a selection of middleweight native crossbreeds for trail riding.

Expert riders (English or western) can try the exciting sport of Reining. We have an internationally qualified trainer available for private lessons, and a selection of highly schooled purebred Quarterhorses well trained in the higher school movements of competitive reining.

The equestrian center at Castellare di Tonda is one of the best private riding schools in Tuscany. We have a full sized indoor arena and a covered round pen, where beginners can learn and grow in confidence.

Both a breeding stud and horse training center, our school horses are of a very high standard, and horse and animal lovers will delight in watching our foals and young horses living free in our 20 hectare turnout paddock.

Our horse trekking guides and riding instructors are expertly qualified with E.N.G.E.A (Italian Equine Tourism Federation) and speak fluently English, Italian and German.

If you have always dreamed of a horse riding adventure in Tuscany that will inspire emotions and memories that will last forever; then look no further.

Castellare di Tonda is located in one of the most magical parts of Tuscany. Here, horses are the owners’ passion, and this is evident in the facilities, quality of horses and level of instruction available.

Trail Riding

Tuscany is a unique destination for horse riding with wine, medieval castles, vineyards and thick forests to explore.

Castellare di Tonda offers trail rides through our  private game reserve and vineyards exclusively for our clients.

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Reining Lessons

Spend an hour with our trainer Franco for a unique experience or to improve your skills.

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Childrens Riding Camp

Relax under the Tuscan sun while your children learn the A to Z of basic horsemanship and master western style riding in a fun group environment.

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Riding Lessons

We offer Western riding lessons in our full – size arena or covered round pen for children and beginners.


30 minute lesson 24 euros

1 hour lesson 40 euros

Western riding lessons package:

Maybe you’ve always wanted to learn how to ride but never had the time, maybe you want to learn more about Western riding or maybe you just want to focus on your riding skills, this is the ideal package for you!

5 hours of lessons (a lesson per day for 5 days) 157 euros (minimum age 14)

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Relax and Ride Tuscany

Suitable for novice to advanced riders This consists of 12 hours of riding in total, divided into 6 x 2 hour morning trail rides, leaving afternoons free to relax by […]

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Western Train and Trail

Suitable for intermediate to advanced level riders Our Train and Trail program consists of 15 hours of riding and is a combination package of technical western lessons with our trainer Franco and  2 hour […]

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Weekend in Tuscany with Spa and Horse Riding

The perfect getaway in Tuscany with Spa and horse-riding at Castellare di Tonda. A great gift idea for mum and daughters, romantic couples or best friends. This taste of Tuscany […]

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