Rendola Riding holiday centre is an organic farm in the Chianti hills just 6 kilometers from Montevarchi.
Jenny founded Rendola Riding many years ago and still spends many hours on horseback. She has an Oxford degree in languages and taught English at Florence University for four years. She set up the riding centre because she wanted to transmit to others her love of horses and the Tuscan countryside. She is very knowledgeable not only about its agriculture, flora and fauna but also about Tuscan art and architecture. She is also a writer and the author of 'Pietro's Book', the story of a Tuscan peasant (published by Constable), a Rendola cookbook and her autobiography, 'Tuscany on Horseback'.
Eraldo Tuveri, your riding instructor and guide. Eraldo first came to work at Rendola in 1995 and then for ten years went to England, where he learnt to speak English fluently and qualified as a British Horse Society instructor. An accomplished horseman and a brilliant and much-loved teacher and guide, he has been back at Rendola since 2005 and is now in charge of the riding-centre. He is very knowledgeable about local fauna and he is happy to talk about it with the guests of the centre. He married pretty Martina four years ago and they now have a little son, Laerte Raduel.
Jovial Franca was born in Sicily but came to live in Tuscany when she was a small child.From her mother she learnt how to prepare Sicilian dishes, but she is also expert in genuine Tuscan cuisine. She adores cooking and likes to give personal, innovative touches to traditional fare. She is happy to give cooking lessons on request.