HORSE RIDING IN THE SOUTH OF FRANCE

image 1634France is one of the most popular destinations for horse riding holidays, the south of France is the most coveted region by horse travel lovers.
The climate of the south of France is particularly favorable for the equestrian practice. In the south-west, in Dordogne and Perigord, around Bordeaux, to combine the pleasure of discovering France on horseback and the best French wines ! In Provence, to enjoy more than 300 sunny days a year ! and in Corsica to discover this preserved island on horseback.The landscapesequestrian holidays in the South of France are of an incredible variety in France, never monotonous: from the sea to the mountains, passing through hilly landscapes and fragrant hills. Between the Atlantic and the Mediterranean beaches, in the Provence hills or in the Camargue, in Corsica, in the French Alps, the Upper Provence, the Vercors mountain. We invite you to discover these varied landscapes on horse back, as well as the French heritage and gastronomy of various regions, always with the common points: welcome and friendliness !

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  SOUTH OF FRANCE HORSEBACK TRAIL RIDES & EQUESTRIAN HOLIDAY SELECTION :

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    inn to inn horse riding trail ride in provence
    Cap Rando Organization : Trips organized by Cap Rando in Provence with our guides and horses
    In line progressive trail rides
    Level 3 :You must be able to walk, trot, canter and gallop outdoor
    In 2-3 person bedrooms, single bedrooms with supplement
    From: 650€
    3 or 4 days - 2 or 3 nights - 2 days riding - Inn to Inn
    Horse Riding Trip in PROVENCE : PERFUMES OF PROVENCE (Part 2)

    A short trip on horseback from the Luberon Nature Park to the Mont Ventoux Nature Park, in the "Drome Provencale". Equestrian excursion of light halfway between the Alps and the Mediterranean under the sun of Provence. Horseback riding with the scents of Provence herbs while walking in thyme, sage, rosemary, wild lavender. A horseback ride that allows you to discover a great diversity of landscapes, changing every half day ! A superb summer ride staying in comfortable accommodation with swimming pool to cool off after a day on horseback in the sun to the sound of cicadas !

    Cap Rando Selection : Trips organized by Cap Rando partners
    Circular Inn to Inn trail ride
    Level 3 :You must be able to walk, trot, canter and gallop outdoor
    In dormitories or bedrooms
    From: 895€
    7 days - 6 nights - 5 days 1/2 riding
    Horseback Trail Ride BETWEEN ALPS AND PROVENCE: THE VERCORS MEADOWS

    According to the specialized press, this trail ride would be a must for all the riders who practice equestrian tourism. First of all, after a first day of setting out, crossing of the mythical natural reserve of the high plateaus, dominated by the Grand Veymont, which culminates at more than 2300 m. Then the sequence of all the southern plateaus of the regional park, the plateaus of Beurre, Vassieux en Vercors, Font d'Urle then Ambel. These names evoke the wide open spaces, the herds of transhumants and horses in freedom. Wonderful views, canters in the mountain pastures, richness of an exceptional flora and fauna, mouflons, chamois and marmots, but also edelweiss, gentians, narcissus or daffodils according to the season. Don't forget your cameras !

    inn to inn horse riding trip in provence
    Cap Rando Organization : Trips organized by Cap Rando in Provence with our guides and horses
    In line progressive trail rides
    Level 3 :You must be able to walk, trot, canter and gallop outdoor
    In 2-3 person bedrooms, single bedrooms with supplement
    From: 900€
    3 or 4 days - 2 or 3 nights - 3 days riding - Inn to Inn
    Horse Riding Trip in PROVENCE : PERFUMES OF PROVENCE (Part 1)

    Horseback riding in the heart of Provence, from the Luberon Regional Natural Park to the Haute (Upper) Provence. Equestrian excursion of light halfway between the Alps and the Mediterranean under the sun of Provence. Horseback riding with the scents of Provencal herbs while walking in thyme, sage, rosemary, wild lavender. A horseback ride that allows you to discover a great diversity of landscapes, changing every half day! A great summer ride. We highly recommend the full version with 2 more days on horseback in the superb landscapes of Haute-Provence and Drome Provencale !

    horse riding in camargue
    Cap Rando Selection : Trips organized by Cap Rando partners
    Stationary trail rides
    Level 2 : You must be able to walk, trot, canter in an arena or outdoor
    In 2-3 person bedrooms, single bedrooms with supplement
    From: 900€
    5 days - 4 nights - 5 days and half days riding
    Horseback Holiday and Trail Ride in CAMARGUE : A WEEK IN CAMARGUE

    A week horse riding in the Camargue, which will offer you to discover: its scents and colors, its contrasts between marshes and Mediterranean beaches, Camargue horses and bulls. Regional Natural Park and Biosphere Reserve, this flat territory, offers many different environments and hosts many plant and animal species. The Camargue is a migratory stopover for birds: 150,000 in transit each year. All year roundv you can admire many flamingos. This week on horseback will allow you to discover this very particular territory and its traditions: you will participate on horseback in the work of the bulls with a guardian (local cowboy) in a Camargue manade (local ranch) !

    Cap Rando Selection : Trips organized by Cap Rando partners
    In line progressive trail rides
    Level 2 : You must be able to walk, trot, canter in an arena or outdoor
    En chambres et dortoirs
    From: 1390€
    7 days 6 nights - 5 days riding
    Horseback trail Ride in CORSICA : SEA & MOUNTAINS

    An unforgettable ride in Corsica during which will unfold before your eyes a variety of landscape, from dry maquis to green chestnut forests, from sand beaches, to running mountain streams.

    Cap Rando Selection : Trips organized by Cap Rando partners
    Stationary and progressive trail rides
    Level 3 :You must be able to walk, trot, canter and gallop outdoor
    En chambres et dortoirs
    From: 1500€
    6 days - 5 nights - 4 days 1/2 riding
    Horseback Trail Ride GATE OF PROVENCE: A TASTE & TASTY PROVENCE

    On horseback trail ride in the "Drome Provençale": the Provence North gateway ! A unique ride in a contrasting universe: between lavender fields, apricot trees, varied forests with a view overlooking the valleys. Come and enjoy yourself in the heart of the Regional Natural Park of Provence Baronnies: a setting conducive to relaxation !

    randonnee a cheval en corse
    Cap Rando Selection : Trips organized by Cap Rando partners
    In line progressive trail rides
    Level 3 :You must be able to walk, trot, canter and gallop outdoor
    In dormitories or bedrooms
    From: 1600€
    8 days 7 nights - 6 days riding in Corsica
    Trail Ride in CORSICA : THE AGRIATE DESERT

    Horse riding trip in Corsica, all senses on the alert: Corsica in all its wild and magnificent splendor. Departure of the equestrian ride near Corte, to reach the Agriates, one of the most extraordinary regions of Corsica. Camping accommodation in certain places to enter the Agriates desert interspersed with rock gardens and scrub.

    horse riding trip in provence
    Cap Rando Organization : Trips organized by Cap Rando in Provence with our guides and horses
    In line progressive trail rides
    Level 3 :You must be able to walk, trot, canter and gallop outdoor
    Choice: bedrooms or dormitories
    From: 1500€
    6 days - 5 nights - 4 days 1/2 riding
    Horseback Riding Trip in PROVENCE : THE LAVENDER RIDE

    The lavender horseback trail ride in Provence ... a fragrant and colorful horseback riding trip from the South of the Luberon nature park to the Provence lavender-growing places: the country of Banon and Sault: the lavender "capital". A perfumed trail ride among the lavender, but also the sage widely cultivated in the region, and riding in the garrigue filled with herbs of Provence. A colorfull horse riding trip: the white limestone cliffs of the Luberon, the greenery of the the pine and oak forests, the blue of the sky, the purple of lavender, the red of poppies. Varied landscapes from Mediterranean Provence to the upper Provence, as far as the foot of the Giant of Provence: the Mont Ventoux.

    Cap Rando Organization : Trips organized by Cap Rando in Provence with our guides and horses
    In line progressive trail rides
    Level 3 :You must be able to walk, trot, canter and gallop outdoor
    In 2-3 person bedrooms, single bedrooms with supplement
    From: 1650€
    6 days - 5 nights - 4 days 1/2 riding
    Horse Riding Trip in PROVENCE : THE CEZANNE RIDE

    A horseback trail ride in Provence across the famous Montagne Sainte-Victoire. You will discover why such famous painters as Cezanne and Picasso fell in love with these contrasting landscapes. The bright white limestone cliffs, the blue of the sky, the green of pine forests and the red clay at the foot of the mountain offer a mosaic nature where you can discover about 900 vegetal, 27 mammalians,  126 birds species.See our photo album 

    horseback riding trip in provence
    Cap Rando Organization : Trips organized by Cap Rando in Provence with our guides and horses
    In line progressive trail rides
    Level 3 :You must be able to walk, trot, canter and gallop outdoor
    In 2-3 person bedrooms, single bedrooms with supplement
    From: 1600€
    7 days 6 nights - 5 days riding - Inn to Inn
    Horse Riding Trip in PROVENCE : PROVENCE PERFUMES & PERCHED VILLAGES

    Horseback ride in Provence and Upper Provence. All the landscapes described by Peter Mayle in his famous "A Year in Provence" novel and movie !  You will ride in the heart of Provence, from the Luberon Nature Park to the Mont Ventoux Nature Park, in Drome Provencale. Horseback riding of light and scents, halfway between the Alps and the Mediterranean. A horseback ride that allows you to discover a great diversity of landscapes, changing every half day !

    Cap Rando Organization : Trips organized by Cap Rando in Provence with our guides and horses
    In line progressive trail rides
    Level 3 :You must be able to walk, trot, canter and gallop outdoor
    In 2-3 person bedrooms, single bedrooms with supplement
    From: 1750€
    7 days - 6 nights - 5 days riding
    Horseback Trail Ride in PROVENCE : PROVENCE HILLS & WINES ; FROM THE LUBERON NATURE PARK TO THE FOOT OF THE MONT VENTOUX

    A horseback trail ride in the heart of Provence, through the Luberon natural regional park to the Rhone valley, at the foot of the Mont Ventoux, called "the Giant of Provence". This is a country basked in sunshine; a famous wine country. You can discover the “Cotes de Luberon”, the “Coteaux d’Aix-en-Provence, the “Cotes du Ventoux, as well as the famous “Cotes du Rhone” such as the Beaumes-de-Venise and Gigondas, where the trail ride ends. You ride five days in the perfumed Provence hills, from the Luberon natural park to the foot of the Mont Ventoux, whose summit is feared by cyclists on the famous "Tour de France" !

    autumn Provence horse transhumance
    Cap Rando Organization : Trips organized by Cap Rando in Provence with our guides and horses
    In line progressive trail rides
    Level 3 :You must be able to walk, trot, canter and gallop outdoor
    In 2-3 person bedrooms, single bedrooms with supplement
    From: 1750€
    7 days - 6 nights - 4 days 1/2 riding
    Horse Riding Trip in PROVENCE: HORSE TRANSHUMANCE FROM THE LUBERON NATURE PARK TO THE UPPER PROVENCE

    The Cap Rando horse transhumance at Fall: our horses spend the winter for a well deserve rest in more than 500 hectares fields on the Southern slope of the Lure mountain in the Upper Provence, in a low mountain: a sheltered area marked by the mildness winter climate. Early November, enjoy the end of the pleasant fall in the heart of Provence where the vegetation is adorned with beautiful colors: the herd lives the Luberon to the Upper Provence. A superb horseback trip through the Provence in a festive atmosphere to mark the end of our riding season. Each rider can be asked to lead a horse at times and to control the tracking of some horses following freedom. An equestrian experience !
     

    multi day horse riding in Provence
    Cap Rando Organization : Trips organized by Cap Rando in Provence with our guides and horses
    In line progressive trail rides
    Level 3 :You must be able to walk, trot, canter and gallop outdoor
    In 2-3 person bedrooms, single bedrooms with supplement
    From: 1700€
    7 days - 6 nights - 5 days riding
    Horseback Riding Trip through PROVENCE : FROM THE PROVENCE HILLS TO THE CAMARGUE BEACHES

    Horseback riding trip in Provence that will take you from the Luberon hills in the heart of Provence, across the Alpilles painted by Van Gogh, to the Mediterranean sea in the famous Camargue: the land of flamingoes, black bulls and white horses. A unique human and equestrian experience, a trip rich in history and culture, a week trail ride full of excitment as you will gallop on the long beautiful sand beaches of the Mediterranean coast. The variety of landscapes is the highlight of this unique horseback trip through the Provence and three natural parks. Participation on horseback in the work with Camargue bull with a local cowboy. Great final gallops on the Camargue beach. This trail ride is our most popular horse riding trip in Provence !

    horseback trail ride bordeaux
    Cap Rando Selection : Trips organized by Cap Rando partners
    Circular Inn to Inn trail ride
    Level 3 :You must be able to walk, trot, canter and gallop outdoor
    In 2-3 person bedrooms, single bedrooms with supplement
    From: 2060€
    8 days 7 nights - 6 days riding
    Horse riding tour DORDOGNE : THE BLACK PERIGORD CASTLES

    On horseback in the Black Perigord in Dordogne "Perigord Noir": it dominates the valleys of the Véere and the Dordogne. It owes its name to its important afforestation, and to the widespread presence of the holm oak with dense, dark and persistent foliage: very abundant in the Sarlat region. The valley of the seductive Dordogne tells us the story of an entire Périgord, century after century. Limeuil, Saint Cyprien, Domme and Sarlat are the highlights of a prestigious carillon. Pleasure for the eyes and the palate, this hike offers the rider: varied landscapes and sumptuous castles. In the heart of the Perigord Noir, a warm welcome will be reserved to the riders for this authentic week on horseback.

    horseback trail ride bordeaux
    Cap Rando Selection : Trips organized by Cap Rando partners
    In line progressive trail rides
    Level 3 :You must be able to walk, trot, canter and gallop outdoor
    In 2-3 person bedrooms, single bedrooms with supplement
    From: 2285€
    8 days 7 nights - 4 + 2 half days riding
    Horse riding tour around BORDEAUX : THE GREAT WINES OF BORDEAUX

    The name of Bordeaux is linked to great wines. No part of France is able to produce a wider variety of the noblest wines than the Bordeaux. Riding through this area, you will have the opportunity to taste great wines such as Medoc, Cote de Blaye, Cote de Bourg, Bordeaux Superior, Bordeaux Lalande, Pomerol, Saint-Emilion, Cadillac, Graves, Sauternes. You will ride through landscapes of some of France’s richest architectural land, You will pass near picturesques farms, rolling meadows, ancient villages, churches and castles. Much of the area has not changed significantly for the last several hundred years ...
     

    horse riding trip provence camargue
    Cap Rando Organization : Trips organized by Cap Rando in Provence with our guides and horses
    In line progressive trail rides
    Level 3 :You must be able to walk, trot, canter and gallop outdoor
    In 3-4 star hotels
    From: 3000€
    7 days - 6 nights - 5 days riding
    Horseback Riding Trip in PROVENCE : LUBERON TO CAMARGUE , MEDITERRANEAN RIDE - LUXURY VERSION

    Horseback trip in Provence that will take you from the Luberon hills, across the Alpilles of Van Gogh hills, to the Mediterranean sea in the famous Camargue: the land of flamingoes, black bulls and white horses. A unique human and equestrian experience, a trip rich in history and culture, a week full of excitment as you will galop on the long beautiful sand beaches of the Mediterranean coast. This ride is the same as our Provence, Luberon to Camargue regular Inn to Inn horseback trail ride, but in 3 and 4 star hotels with gastronomic dinners.      

    Cap Rando Selection : Trips organized by Cap Rando partners
    Circular Inn to Inn trail ride
    Level 3 :You must be able to walk, trot, canter and gallop outdoor
    In 2-3 person bedrooms, single bedrooms with supplement
    From: 3030€
    7 days - 6 nights - 4 days riding in the French Alps
    Horse riding FRENCH ALPS : AROUND THE MONT BLANC

    Horseback riding in the Alps in Haute Savoie: Long before welcoming skiers from all over the world in its resorts, the Tarentaise valley and its alpine passes were used by men and their various goods from the Neolithic, and perhaps by Hannibal during his passage from the Alps in 218 BC. J.-C., with its elephants.
    Strategic for the Roman Empire which, from the conquest of Gaul, built a road to link Mediolanum (Milan) to Vindobonna (Vienna), the backbone of the illustrious house of Savoy, which from dukes in 1416 became princes of Piedmont, kings of Sicily (1713) and Sardinia (1720) and will give its first king to Italy, the Tarentaise Valley is today the setting of the Vanoise National Park, and many peaks over 3000 m.
    You ride in the footsteps of the Celts who, from the Neolithic…

    Departure Destination Name From Infos Duration
    - Corsica CORSICA : SEA & MOUNTAINS 1390€ CONFIRMED DEPARTURE 7 days 6 nights - 5 days riding
    - Provence : Weeks CAMARGUE : A WEEK IN CAMARGUE 900€ 5 days - 4 nights - 5 days and half days riding
    - Provence : Weeks PROVENCE : FROM THE PROVENCE HILLS TO THE CAMARGUE BEACHES 1800€ 2 LAST SPACES 7 days - 6 nights - 5 days riding
    - Dordogne BORDEAUX : THE GREAT BORDEAUX WINES 2060€ LAST SPACES 8 days 7 nights - 6 days riding
    - Provence : Weeks PROVENCE : FROM THE PROVENCE HILLS TO THE CAMARGUE BEACHES 1800€ 1700€ LAST SPACES 7 days - 6 nights - 5 days riding
    - Provence : Weeks CAMARGUE : A WEEK IN CAMARGUE 900€ 5 days - 4 nights - 5 days and half days riding
    - Corsica CORSICA : THE AGRIATE DESERT 1600€ LAST SPACES 8 days 7 nights - 6 days riding in Corsica
    - Provence : Weeks PROVENCE : FROM THE PROVENCE HILLS TO THE CAMARGUE BEACHES 1800€ 1700€ AVAILABLE 7 days - 6 nights - 5 days riding
    - Provence : Weeks CAMARGUE : A WEEK IN CAMARGUE 900€ 5 days - 4 nights - 5 days and half days riding
    - Provence : Weeks PROVENCE : FROM THE PROVENCE HILLS TO THE CAMARGUE BEACHES 1800€ FULL 7 days - 6 nights - 5 days riding
    - Provence : Weeks CAMARGUE : A WEEK IN CAMARGUE 900€ 5 days - 4 nights - 5 days and half days riding
    - Corsica CORSICA : THE AGRIATE DESERT 1600€ CONFIRMED DEPARTURE 8 days 7 nights - 6 days riding in Corsica
    - Provence : Weeks PROVENCE : FROM THE PROVENCE HILLS TO THE CAMARGUE BEACHES 1800€ 2 LAST SPACES 7 days - 6 nights - 5 days riding
    - Provence : Weeks CAMARGUE : A WEEK IN CAMARGUE 900€ 5 days - 4 nights - 5 days and half days riding
    - Provence : Weeks PROVENCE : FROM THE PROVENCE HILLS TO THE CAMARGUE BEACHES 1800€ LAST SPACES 7 days - 6 nights - 5 days riding
    - Corsica CORSICA : SEA & MOUNTAINS 1390€ FULL 7 days 6 nights - 5 days riding
    - Provence : Weeks CAMARGUE : A WEEK IN CAMARGUE 900€ 5 days - 4 nights - 5 days and half days riding
    - Bordeaux BORDEAUX : THE GREAT WINES OF BORDEAUX 2285€ FULL 8 days 7 nights - 4 + 2 half days riding
    - Provence : Weeks PROVENCE : FROM THE PROVENCE HILLS TO THE CAMARGUE BEACHES 1800€ 1700€ CONFIRMATION IN PROGRESS 7 days - 6 nights - 5 days riding
    - Provence : Weeks CAMARGUE : A WEEK IN CAMARGUE 900€ 5 days - 4 nights - 5 days and half days riding
    - Corsica CORSICA : THE AGRIATE DESERT 1600€ LAST SPACES 8 days 7 nights - 6 days riding in Corsica
    - Provence : Weeks PROVENCE : PROVENCE PERFUMES & PERCHED VILLAGES 1700€ 1600€ AVAILABLE 7 days 6 nights - 5 days riding - Inn to Inn
    - Vercors BETWEEN ALPS AND PROVENCE: THE VERCORS MEADOWS 895€ 7 days - 6 nights - 5 days 1/2 riding
    - Bordeaux BORDEAUX : THE GREAT WINES OF BORDEAUX 2285€ FULL 8 days 7 nights - 4 + 2 half days riding
    - Provence : 3 - 4 days PROVENCE : PERFUMES OF PROVENCE (Part 1) 900€ 3 or 4 days - 2 or 3 nights - 3 days riding - Inn to Inn
    - Provence : Weeks CAMARGUE : A WEEK IN CAMARGUE 900€ 5 days - 4 nights - 5 days and half days riding
    - Provence : 3 - 4 days PROVENCE : PERFUMES OF PROVENCE (Part 2) 650€ 3 or 4 days - 2 or 3 nights - 2 days riding - Inn to Inn
    - Provence : Weeks PROVENCE : FROM THE PROVENCE HILLS TO THE CAMARGUE BEACHES 1800€ 1700€ CONFIRMATION IN PROGRESS 7 days - 6 nights - 5 days riding
    - Provence : Weeks CAMARGUE : A WEEK IN CAMARGUE 900€ 5 days - 4 nights - 5 days and half days riding
    - Provence : Weeks PROVENCE : FROM THE PROVENCE HILLS TO THE CAMARGUE BEACHES 1800€ 1700€ CONFIRMATION IN PROGRESS 7 days - 6 nights - 5 days riding
    - Corsica CORSICA : SEA & MOUNTAINS 1390€ AVAILABLE 7 days 6 nights - 5 days riding
    - Vercors BETWEEN ALPS AND PROVENCE: THE VERCORS MEADOWS 895€ 7 days - 6 nights - 5 days 1/2 riding
    - Provence : Weeks CAMARGUE : A WEEK IN CAMARGUE 900€ 5 days - 4 nights - 5 days and half days riding
    - Provence : Weeks GATE OF PROVENCE: A TASTE & TASTY PROVENCE 1500€ 6 days - 5 nights - 4 days 1/2 riding
    - Provence : Weeks PROVENCE : FROM THE PROVENCE HILLS TO THE CAMARGUE BEACHES 1800€ AVAILABLE 7 days - 6 nights - 5 days riding
    - Provence : Weeks CAMARGUE : A WEEK IN CAMARGUE 900€ 5 days - 4 nights - 5 days and half days riding
    - Provence : Weeks PROVENCE : FROM THE PROVENCE HILLS TO THE CAMARGUE BEACHES 1800€ 1700€ CONFIRMATION IN PROGRESS 7 days - 6 nights - 5 days riding
    - Corsica CORSICA : SEA & MOUNTAINS 1390€ LAST SPACES 7 days 6 nights - 5 days riding
    - Vercors BETWEEN ALPS AND PROVENCE: THE VERCORS MEADOWS 895€ 7 days - 6 nights - 5 days 1/2 riding
    - Provence : Weeks CAMARGUE : A WEEK IN CAMARGUE 900€ 5 days - 4 nights - 5 days and half days riding
    - Provence : Weeks PROVENCE : FROM THE PROVENCE HILLS TO THE CAMARGUE BEACHES 1800€ 2 LAST SPACES 7 days - 6 nights - 5 days riding
    - French Alps FRENCH ALPS : AROUND THE MONT BLANC 3030€ 7 days - 6 nights - 4 days riding in the French Alps
    - Vercors BETWEEN ALPS AND PROVENCE: THE VERCORS MEADOWS 895€ 7 days - 6 nights - 5 days 1/2 riding
    - Provence : Weeks CAMARGUE : A WEEK IN CAMARGUE 900€ 5 days - 4 nights - 5 days and half days riding
    - Vercors BETWEEN ALPS AND PROVENCE: THE VERCORS MEADOWS 895€ 7 days - 6 nights - 5 days 1/2 riding
    - Provence : Weeks CAMARGUE : A WEEK IN CAMARGUE 900€ 5 days - 4 nights - 5 days and half days riding
    - Provence : Weeks PROVENCE : THE LAVENDER RIDE 1600€ 1500€ AVAILABLE 6 days - 5 nights - 4 days 1/2 riding
    - Provence : Weeks GATE OF PROVENCE: A TASTE & TASTY PROVENCE 1500€ 6 days - 5 nights - 4 days 1/2 riding
    - Provence : Weeks CAMARGUE : A WEEK IN CAMARGUE 900€ 5 days - 4 nights - 5 days and half days riding
    - Vercors BETWEEN ALPS AND PROVENCE: THE VERCORS MEADOWS 895€ 7 days - 6 nights - 5 days 1/2 riding