5 Equestrian Centers You Cannot Miss!


Used in the ancient days as common places where one could practice their horseback riding skills, horse training or performance skills, the equestrian centers culture is living a revival in Italy, exactly where it was first diffused around the 16th century. Recently, equestrian tourism has been on the rise, confirming its importance with a practice that combines the benefits of nature with those of physical activity. Are you a horse lover who appreciated being in contact with nature? Would you like to enjoy a few hours in a peaceful oasis? Italian traditions proposes five Italian equestrian centers that you cannot miss!

Ranch Riding Tuscany

Just a few kilometers from San Gimignano and Volterra, along the rolling hills of Tuscany, in the picturesque setting of a 200-hectare park, Alice and her family run Riding Tuscany, the farm stay and stables of Belmonte Vacanze. There are many activities that Riding Tuscany offers adults and children: horse riding, activities for children, riding lessons for beginners and experts, hiking and horse training. Riding Tuscany is a non-profit organization that directly with the recovery of animals destined for slaughter, one of the activities to which Alice has always been dedicated to.

A.s.d. Ars Vivendi

Established as the initiative of Alessandra Gava, animated by great passion for the world of horses, the Ars Vivendi association is located just a stone throw from Milan in Cesano Boscone. A strategic location within the Agricolo Sud Milano Park, and surrounded by three parks: Cava Muggiano, Cascina Park and Natura Cesano Boscone Park. Asd Ars Vivendi offers various activities including riding lessons, horse walks, horse retirement, birthday parties at the club house of the center aimed at those who are interested in taking a training course.

La Piccolina A.s.d.

Located in the province of Cremona, in the heart of the Golenale plains, just one kilometer away from the Po River, La Piccolina Asd is a qualified organization that offers basic courses as well as walks and excursions, and improvement courses in both Western and English riding. Monica and Christian's professionalism and experience as level II AIEW instructors will welcome you and guide you through the discovery of the noble art of horseback riding. The center provides formation assistance and preparation for obtaining an equestrian guide and instructor certification.

Cernusco Riding Pony Club

The Cernusco Pony Riding Club was established in 2005 by the Colombo family, who with great professionalism and dedicated, have developed a center dedicated to equestrian activities with jump equipment and dressage. The services at the center are aimed at those who love horse riding both as a hobby, and for those who intend to pursue a career in the sport. Order, cleanliness and extreme attention to detail are a guarantee for horses and riders.

Pony Club Montevecchio


Active since the nineties, Pony Club Montevecchio is the equestrian center of the farm stay Montevecchio Isolani, a unique location that stretches through some vineyards and a large forest with views over the plains and the city of Bologna. The riding school is aimed at a young audience, for which it organizes trips, horseback riding excursions, riding courses, weekend classes on the equestrian culture and summer camps with qualified technical instructors. For older children and experts, there’s dressage competitions, show jumping and above all eventing (or horse trails), the main activity of the Pony Club.