Horse - Riding center


The Holiday Farm Corte Benedetto is open all year and the riding of horses is available to guests during the winter period, with classes and riding lessons for adults, teens and children.
The club has 40 horses trained English riding and for trekking.
Lessons and horse rides in the area are scheduled by reservation for dayly trekking. Excursions even for beginners are planned in the splendid Tuscan countryside aimed at gaining confidence in the saddle in a short space of time and so enjoy horse riding.

The horse riding school is in one of the most delightful parts of the estate and it includes a well lit grass jumping course, a ring and learning arena. The stables are large with boxes for the horses. In addition guests have the opportunity of riding the beautiful horses owned by Corte Benedetto. These beautiful horses are all friendly, safe and well trained.


The lessons / rides are priced € 20 per hour and € 5 insurance.
The courses are held from Tuesday to Saturday from 14h to 18h00 in winter time and from 16h00 to 21h00 in summer time. Sunday morning rides can be arranged by appointment or arrange a first test of horse riding.

Single Course: 20 euro and 5 euro for insurance, certificate is issued.
Basic course: 10 lessons per 150 euro and 30 euro for insurance (usually takes place on 3 or 4 days), Licence is issued.

Horses rides: short trips (all year) are held on Sundays and upon request during the week. Minimum 2 people, maximum 4 people.
The rides can be for:
1 hour: ride to Quercione of Pinocchio, immense and beautiful plant (600 years old) is located in Monaco and can be reached by walking along a dirt road. This oak, which is among the oldest in Europe, was also named by Collodi in an episode of his famous fairy tale "Pinocchio."
2 hours: ride to the medieval village of Montecarlo, with fantastic views. Located 162 m above sea level, on a hill overlooking the surrounding plain, cultivated with vineyards and olive trees, and it produces an oil of great quality and a fine wine DOC was initially considered that only the Monaco White Wine, now the Red Wine. It will cover part of the famous Strada del Vino delle Colline Lucchesi, tourist wine-route established in 1999.
3 hours: ride up to Venus in the valley of Pescia, the Valdinievole Valley, fertile, dotted with greenhouses for the cultivation of flowers (the flowers market is internationally known).

Daily trips: Horse trekking, daily trips with lunch included (from March to November) Walk the length of a day with picnic included. Group minimum 4 persons. You can reach the peaks of Pizzorne or Monte Serra. Price: 150 euro per person and 5 euro for insurance. The Pizzorne an altitude of 900 meters but the tourist who comes to you the feeling of being at a height of more 'high, perhaps for the very cool temperature of the plateau. For centuries, a land Pizzorne were among the least populated of Tuscany. For children living in countries surrounding the Pizzorne was a mysterious place, because it was from there that came down the witch with his donkey to carry the gifts. Today you can climb on the plateau of several roads, and every day in summer or winter, it is appropriate to spend a quiet day and welcoming. It is not possible to describe in few words the characteristics and exceptional beauty of the plateau: the breadth of its fields, the variety of vegetation, the climate healthy and beautiful landscapes that it offers ... Monte Serra (mt.917) is the highest peak in the small mountain range of the Pisan hills that stretch for about twenty miles northeast of Pisa. The Mount is also the highest peak of the Province of Pisa. On clear days, climbing, football you can not admire the Tuscan coast north-central, and some islands, up to Corsica.

Children Minors can not partecipate to rides, while children between 14 years and 18 years old may participate with parental signature. Children over the age of 5 years old, can take courses in the horses’s stables.

To the 'Corte Benedetto "you can relax and entertain with wonderful riding and walking among the rolling hills, or simply staying in a farmhouse on the edge of the' beautiful swimming pool overlooking the village of Montecarlo. Guests booking and planning in advance, they can follow and participate in campaign activities of the farm: as the harvest in October and the olive harvest in November / December, and look at the "government" of horses.

In the magical world of "Benedict Court" will find:
- The breakfasts and dinners of the most genuine Tuscan food;
- Its own productions: wine, olive oil, honey, jam ..
- The riding school and guided tours;
- The refreshing swimming pool with wonderful view of the village of Montecarlo;

The historic love of horses and their breeding activities are certainly important to the Farm "Benedict Court," one of the few riding the entire area around Lucca. Experienced riders are available to teach and to accompany guests on a wonderful walks short, medium and long term. The Corte Benedetto is located in a very beautiful and evocative in the hills of Capannori and consists of a field hurdles, field school and rod.

It 's the ideal place to spend wonderful days in the countryside surrounded by nature in contact with horses, with which we organize beautiful walks in woods and parks, and riding lessons The apartments are very spacious, with all the amenities and gardens are equipped for children's games, is just the place to the whole family!

Horse riding:
- 1 hour lesson in horse riding (dressage and show jumping) 20 € 5 € insurance
- 1 hour walk € 20+ € 5
- Half day (2h30 'hours) € 50+ 5 €
- Day trip or picnic lunch € 150
- 10 lessons of 1 hour: 150 € 30 € Insurance