Agriturismo il Monte - Monte Santa Maria Tiberina
Agriturismo il Monte - Monte Santa Maria Tiberina
Agriturismo il Monte - Monte Santa Maria Tiberina
Agriturismo il Monte - Monte Santa Maria Tiberina
Agriturismo il Monte - Monte Santa Maria Tiberina
Agriturismo il Monte - Monte Santa Maria Tiberina

Horseback

On the domain of the Agriturismo, one can find a proper “Centro Ippico”, originated out of the love for horses from the owner’s daughter, Francesca. Furia, Francesca’s first Anglo-Arabian horse, give birth to a number of horses which in turn got new foals, so that, currently, there are ten horses in the stables. These horses are raised with love and passion, broken gently and they are fed high-quality food. This love for all animals and horses in particular shines through in every gesture and is passed on to every visitor and child that gets in touch with horses for the first time.

The Centro Ippico is affiliated to FITETREC-ANTE, the Italian federation for tourism on horseback, aligned to CONI. The technical team consists of Francesca (guide and federal instructor) and Nicola (helper). There are 20 boxes in the stables, a club-house, paddocks and a sand arena (50m x 25m) for exercise outside, illuminated at night.

 

Lessons at the Agriturismo

Maneggio
Scuola di Equitazione

Anyone interested (beginners and experts) can take riding lessons. Children are first taught the basic principles of respect for and trust in the animal and the correct position in the saddle. Once they have arrived at the right balance and a feeling of security, the children will go on doing basic and easy exercises in the arena.

There are also one-week stages, organized for children who stay with their family in the Agriturismo and who want to get fully immersed into the world of horses. They spend many hours in the stables, getting to know how to work with horses, while of course also riding horseback.

Competition

agriturismo con maneggio

The equestrian discipline that is instructed for competition is TREC. This game is based on three distinct tests: the first one is orientation and steadiness, the second is mastering the gait of the horse and the third is doing exercises on various grounds. Again, the center provides all the necessary facilities. The children who regularly come to the Centro Ippico have successfully and enthusiastically partaken in regional and national TREC championship.

scuola di equitazione

Walks and trekking on horseback in the Alta Valtiberina

Passeggiate e Trekking
Passeggiate e Trekking
Passeggiate e Trekking

After having acquired the necessary skills, guests can take part in walks on horseback of different duration and difficulty: there are pathways around the Agriturismo for one-hour walks, but (if it is not too warm) one might also stay away an entire day. Expert riders who can stay on horseback for five up to seven hours per day can also partake in trekking on horseback. There are two possibilities: either one rides from resting place to resting place (another horse center or a camping place) or one comes back every night to eat and sleep at the Agriturismo. During these rides, there are various nice places to hold a break: the sanctuary of Canoscio, the village Monterchi, Mount Favalto, the antique abbey of Petroia and many others.

Passeggiate e Trekking
Passeggiate e Trekking
Passeggiate e Trekking

Mangimi GiuntiniFor feeding the horses the center only makes use of the best food from the factory Giuntini in Città di Castello.