Before you arrive, perhaps the most important thing is already done: training the horses into well-behaved, courageous, save and confident companions. That is the start of a successful horseback ride. We try to estimate which horse best suits you and if you are without any experience we briefly explain some basic principles. We go into nature as quickly as possible, we cross the olive grove and the vineyard and then follow narrow roads through the fields with grain or sunflowers, depending on the season. We ride in a hilly region of Tuscany and that makes that we have all the time amazing views. We take our time and we make a stop every time someone is asking for that. Out of respect for the horses the maximum weight of the rider is 95 kg / 210 pounds, according to the Italian road code the minimum age is 14 years
Karel Martha J
After years of working as a photojournalist in Belgium, I moved 9 years ago to Buonconvento, Tuscany, Italy. Now I am full time horse trainer and guide. On a horseback I will guide you through one of the most beautiful regions of Tuscany. It will not be a ride into the wild, but also not a walk into the park. The trail-riding fits in the idea of slow tourism: respect for environment and nature, the horses and the locals. During the trails, time is on our side!
A.S.D. Il Missouri Equitazione
Il Missouri is a non-profit organization with a focus on slow tourism on a horseback: exploring the region, riding in places where people otherwise never would come, showing typical aspects of central Tuscany,... . During the trail we try to improve the quality of the horse riding, and for those unfamiliar with western riding, also get to know that.
こちらは社会貢献体験です。参加費は全額、「A.S.D. Il Missouri Equitazione 」に寄付されます。
water in a saddlebag for the road
when you come by public transport (i.c.train) we take care of the transfer Buonconvento Station-Pieve Sprenna
for the rainy days, we have long 'cattleman's coats' for everybody, for a save ride, we have equestrian helmets
We ride the horses through the valley of the rivers Ombrone and Arbia, and through the hills that surround the valleys. We come close to one of the most famous and amazing landscapes of this region: the Crete Senesi. This means that we move in the triangle Buonconvento, Siena, Asciano.
14歳以上の方4名まで参加できます。 The horseback riding is for both beginners and experienced riders. We have quiet, save horses but with experienced riders they will show the right energy for doing a gallop. Il Missouri is a small and new project and we go on trail…
long pants and sturdy shoes or sneakers
(1) After the corona crisis I prefer to do rides with people who travel together (couple, friends, family — max. 4 persons), so that everyone feels comfortable. (2) Say honestly how much experience you have; not even the slightest is ok. (3) Minimum age is 14, maximum weight 95kg/210 pounds.