What Other Visitors Are Saying?

Every now and then media is awash Western movies about horse riding.

Watching such movies often brings a feeling of longing. This longing has lured lots of people to Italy. The Pippa’s Paddock horse-riding holidays have been on-going for a long time now. Each year a large number of people subscribe to a tour of Sicily and its natural beauty.

Horse riding in the past was streamlined. Visitors only have access to one kind of horse. Also, the tours are limited to only a few routes. In the past, there is usually no provision for amateur riders except the professionals. In recent years, all that has changed. Riders now have a larger option to explore in terms of horse riding in Italy—and they have been saying a lot about their experience.

Packages For All Ages

There are lots of agencies carrying out holiday tours and excursions in Italy. They explore the different beautiful villages and historical sites. Exploring the mountains and valleys always feel different when they are done on horsebacks.

Visitors are excited that the horse-riding packages now cut across all ages and people with different skills and experience. The popularity of horse-riding vacations continues to grow exponentially. Children as young as 15 years as well as amateurs will have instructors at their disposal to help them learn.

Flexible Packages

The tour and horse-riding packages in Italy are mostly flexible. Visitors have the opportunity to choose from a day to a week long tour. The varying length packages make it possible for all and sundry to afford a horse-riding vacation in Italy. There is also a huge discount for younger children.

Each of the packages consists of different services which can range from accommodation to feeding and ride outs to numerous locations. When you are touring Il Paretaio, accommodations are usually in one of the castles in the area which gives you a sense of royalty.

The riding times can change depending on the season. For example, tours can be canceled if it rains. Riding at the beaches are only allowed during a particular time of the year. Most of the tour guides will not require you to have a previous horseback riding experience.

Flexible Ride Out

Visitors are talking about the flexible ride out times. The ride-outs times are usually divided into two; morning and afternoon. The morning ride outcomes after breakfast while the afternoon ride out are usually in the evening. At the end of the day, visitors are taken to a wide variety of Italian restaurants where they will enjoy the best of authentic Italian foods.

Horse Riding Schools

Italy has a rich horse-riding culture. It is not also surprising that they have some of the best horse-riding schools in the world. Visitors have continuously praised Italian horse-riding schools for the uniqueness of their riding schools. The instructors know how to pick the right horse that will match the skills and experience level of the visitor as well as meet their horse-riding ambition.

Horse Riding Holidays And Excursions At Pippa’s Paddock

If you are looking for the largest Italian island where you can enjoy the best of horse riding experience, Sicily should be your top priority. Sicily is one of the treasures of Southern Italy which can fill your itinerary with diverse activities ranging from exploring nature to having a peek at historical horse-riding locations.

Sicily’s land seems to be endowed with nature’s wonders including hills, mountains with seas of incredible colors.

The fascination of this island grows when you consider the treasured historic archaeological sites. For example, the greatest active volcano in Europe, Etna, is found on the eastern coast of Sicily. It is usually the first stop for those trying to discover this region.

Those who love to trek can enjoy guided excursion along different routes through the natural park of Sicily. Those who prefer to explore the wonders of this area can also do so on horsebacks. If you nursed the fascination of becoming an expert in horse riding, Il Paretaio has the best riding schools in the world for beginners and experts.

How Pippa’s Paddock Started?

Preparing for our morning horse ride… Mark with Quasimir
(photo by PippaPaddock)

Mark was a car racer for two decades in the 1980s and 90s. He traveled extensively this time and explored the island including the remote places. The knowledge gathered during this period was the basis for the foundation of Pippa’s Paddock.

Pippa’s Paddock is located in North of Sicily, around the Madonie Mountains. Pippa’s Paddock takes pride in treating guests like a family and providing them with a breathtaking holiday experience around the region.

Active Adventure

Over the past years, Pippa’s Paddock has organized a number of holidays and excursions. Inasmuch as they focus on giving the guest the unique feel of experiencing Italian cultures like food, wine, and visiting historic places, their specialty is horse riding holidays.

Sine Mark has traveled extensively around the island, Pippa’s Paddock is able to design an itinerary that is customized to suit the taste of every visitor. In the plan of a holiday experience, Pippa’s Paddock reaches all types of places, from the old to the new to ensure a fun holiday with sustained activities.

A Peek Into A Typical Day

What to do at Pippa’s Paddock

A typical day during a one-week riding holiday with Pippa’s Paddock is almost unpredictable. Some days you saddle up after breakfast for a 2 to 3 hours ride. After lunch in the afternoon, you either take a rest or go on excursions.

Evenings are no different. Pippa’s Paddock either takes you to different restaurants in town to enjoy a variety of Italian foods or barbeque is made in the terrace.

The routine changes frequently and the aim is to sustain the exciting holiday feeling.

Accepted Age Range And Rates

The horse-riding holidays organized by Pippa’s Paddock accommodates a large variety of audience, from beginners to expert. This is because the horses are well-trained. Riders who have varying abilities are divided into groups to make it easier to care for them.

There are different holiday riding packages. The 5-day trip cost € 650 while the 7-day trip cost €945. The prices can change depending on the season too.