Ride Overview - Cross Country Jumping and Dressage in the Black Forest
Improve your novice – intermediate dressage or novice – advanced cross country jumping skills in the renown Black Forest. The riding facility includes 2 indoor arenas, 2 sand arenas, 1 dressage ring and a complete cross-country course. Your afternoons will be riding through countryside straight from the Grimm’s fairy tales. Your lodging is a 16th-century rural castle situated on a ridge between the Schönbuch and the Black Forest. Once an agricultural manor house belonging to the Württemberg Royal Family and summer residence of Franziska von Hohenheim, wife of Duke Carl-Eugen, it was known far and wide 200 years ago. The historical character of the place – designated as a place of historical importance – with its big old half-timbered buildings has been retained to the present day.
“I had a wonderful time. I loved the castle — rustic but very well made…never seen so many high-quality horses in one location. The food was excellent; four stars in my opinion. Fritz’s instruction was incredible During the cross country lessons, we got to gallop and jump obstacles non-stop for the entire class period. I am definitely going back in the spring.” S.K., Virginia
Ride Itinerary - Cross Country Jumping and Dressage in the Black Forest
You can customize this riding by choosing the daily number of riding hours and riding days. This is a sample itinerary:
Transfer from the Stuttgart or Frankfurt Airport to the riding centre.
Monday – Friday:
Core program includes daily riding lessons, lunch, theory lectures and trail rides through the Black Forest.
Ride Details - Cross Country Jumping and Dressage in the Black Forest
Dates: Year round with arrival on Sunday
Airport: Stuttgart or Frankfurt (3 hours to stable)
Riding Ability: Dressage – Novice – Intermediate Jumping – Novice to Advanced
Train Station: Stuttgart train station to Herrenberg train station
Horses: German warmbloods, Irish Hunters
Saddles: Dressage, jumping, endurance
Hotel/s: 3*** castle
Price: $1,365.00 per person
*Prices are based on the USD/EURO exchange rate and will be fixed at your final payment.
*This ride can be customized to reflect your desired number of daily riding hours and number of riding days.
Includes: 6 night accommodation, 10 hours instruction dressage or jumping (5 private, 5 group, or option to hack in the countryside) all meals, instructor, horse, tack
Not included: airfare, transportation to and from the airport and riding center (Stuttgart airport transfer is 50 Euros per person)
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Cross Country Jumping and Dressage in the Black Forest