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3 Day Horse Riding Holiday in Garraf National Park, Barcelona, Catalonia

Rosper Centro Hipico, Camí de Mas Tapet s / n, 08800, Vilanova i la Geltrú, Barcelona, Spain

Spain Horse Riding Holiday

If you like horses and want to learn to ride or improve sportively, you are encouraged to enjoy this experience with Rosper Centro Hipico for three days! Once you have defined your level, they will improve throughout the different morning and afternoon class sessions during the three days, in addition, whether your level is of initiation or if you are an advanced rider, they will alternate the classes on track with horseback riding in the area and enjoy the walks through the Garraf Natural Park with its views of the sea!

Key Information

  • Rider Weight Limit: 187 pounds / 85 kilograms
  • Horse Height Range: 16 hands
  • Tack Type: English Dressage or Jump Saddles
  • Horse Breed: Spanish, Hispanic-Arab, Crusaders, etc.

Meet the instructors

Victoria, Ruth, & Irene
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Highlights

  • 3 days with horse activities
  • Approximate daily riding time: 6 hours
  • Enjoy using the shared kitchen, living room, and terrace
  • Insurance and security material will be provided
  • Daily breakfast is included
  • 2 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Styles


3 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: Spanish
Group size: Maximum of 10 participants
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
10:00

Facilities

  • Spa
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
  • Air-conditioned public areas
  • Barbeque facilities
  • Dining area
  • Kitchen
  • Terrace
  • Child care
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Internet access
  • Ironing / ironing board
  • Laundry
  • Parking lot

The apartment located within the equestrian center transmits tranquility; come and sit on your terrace and enjoy the views with the centenary pine as a frame of Vilanova with the sea in the background. Rosper Centro Hipico is proud to think that over the years, the accommodation has become one of their greatest achievements.

The accommodation has enviable exteriors; among them are the pool, the children's pool, the barbecue with a picnic area, the children's area, and many corners full of history. This environment makes the stay a great experience, according to the comments of most of their visitors, especially, if you come with children.

Of course, the interior of the apartment accompanies the landscape; it is wide with wooden floors, full of amenities and with everything you need if you come with the little ones. The accommodation has a capacity of up to eight to 10 people. On the lower floor of the house, the staff is available at any time for what you may need; print tickets, book activities, etc. Rospero Centro Hipico tries to make their guests' stay as pleasant as possible.

Of course, children and adults can enjoy the company of Rospero Centro Hipico's hairiest family; their dogs, ponies, and horses will also be your hosts. It is them who make the accommodation a truly original site. If you stay to sleep, you can enjoy free pony rides for the little ones and a discount on the rest of the activities the center offers.

The environment of the farm embraces the center's project and complements it with its variety of activities like direct access to the Garraf Natural Park, Vilanova with its family tourist destinations, the Garraf-Penedés area with its wines and is only half an hour from Barcelona, Tarragona, Port Aventura, and other points of tourist interest.

Facilities, services, and amenities

  • 2 rooms with a double bed
  • 2 double rooms (1 connected with the double room)
  • Bathroom with shower and bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • Lounge with satellite TV
  • Dining room for eight people
  • 25-square meter terrace with sea views
  • Overflow pool and children's pool
  • Outdoor whirlpool
  • Barbecue area and children's area
  • Private parking
  • Air conditioning and heating
  • Wi-Fi internet
  • Washing machine and iron
  • Facilities for babies (cot, high chairs, changing table, etc)

The accommodation is located within the same property. The apartment has two double rooms with a shared bathroom and one family suite with a bathroom and a private lounge. The kitchen and dining room and terrace are shared with the rest of the guests. Depending on preference and availability, you can choose between a double room with a shared bathroom or a family suite with a private bathroom and lounge. The accommodation has a swimming pool, which you can use if the weather is good.

Program

What will you learn?

If you have no previous experience, Rosper Centro Hipico will explain how to interact with the horses, guide them on foot, brush, and prepare them for riding. In the riding sessions, you will work on your balance and coordination on walk, trot, and, according to your level, gallop. You will improve during the different morning and afternoon sessions on the three days.

If you are an experienced rider, the center will delve into the disciplines of dressage and jumping obstacles. They will conduct sessions with different dressage exercises and jumping hunters and labs according to your level. You will work with several horses from the center over the three days.

Day 1

The equestrian activities are planned to start at around 10 a.m. When you arrive, Rosper Centro Hipico will love to show you the center, introduce you to the horses, and have a first contact made mounted. The entrance to the accommodation is from 1 p.m. At noon, take a break with the horses to have lunch. You can eat at the accommodation (this meal is not included) or discover the restaurant La Figuera, located 200 meters from the center.

If the weather is good, you can also take a dip in the pool. In the afternoon, the activities with the horses start around 3:30 p.m., you will do a track session and go on a one-hour route; ending at around 6:30 - 7 p.m. From 7 p.m., you will have the freedom to relax, go out to dinner in Vilanova I la Geltrú, have a quiet dinner at the accommodation, or the center can also prepare something if you don't have the energy to cook (not included).

Day 2

Breakfast is included in the accommodation, you will have a variety of products in the kitchen according to your tastes. The activities with the horses start at 10 a.m. so you have time to enjoy breakfast on the terrace. In the morning, take the opportunity to do a class session on the track and you will go on a two-hour route to the Garraf Natural Park and enjoy its views of the sea.

Finish around 2 p.m. and have a break to eat. After lunch, take the opportunity to do another class session and work in more depth with what you need. From 7 p.m., you have the freedom to relax, go out to dinner in Vilanova I la Geltrú, have a quiet dinner at the accommodation, or the center can also prepare something if you don't have the energy to cook (not included).

Day 3

After breakfast, the departure from the accommodation is scheduled in case there are guests entering the same day, but you will have a space to leave your luggage and changing rooms to shower after riding. In the morning, start around 10 a.m. and take the opportunity to do a class session on the track and go on another route through the Garraf Natural Park that has beautiful views of Vilanova I la Geltrú.

Finish around 2 p.m. and have a break to eat. After lunch, take the opportunity to do another class session and work in more depth with what you need. The last day is scheduled to have a double session in the morning and afternoon, but it can be adjusted according to your travel plan.

The activity includes the horse's equipment, the rider's safety equipment, and accident insurance. You are recommended to bring riding clothes or comfortable sportswear if you don't have riding clothes.

Horses

At the equestrian center, you'll have the help of 23 horses and ponies. The breed of horses varies, Spanish, Hispanic-Arab, Crusaders, etc. and the maximum height is 1.65 meters. They have different characters and abilities and they adapt riders to their characteristics. The horses that accompany you on the road wear special rubber shoes.

The equipment that Rospero Centro Hipico has are mostly English dressage or jump saddles, they are very careful with them and the maximum weight to ride is 85 kilograms, and the jumping exercises they do with the horses has a maximum height of 80 centimeters.

Instructors

Victoria Douma

Ruth Carbajo

Irene Cerdá

Location

Features

Activities

  • Horse riding
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)

General

  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Barbeque facilities
  • Dining area
  • Kitchen
  • Lounge
  • Terrace

Services

  • Baby sitting
  • Child care
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Ironing / ironing board
  • Laundry
  • Parking lot

Food

Daily breakfast is already included in the package; lunches and dinners can be added at the following additional costs:

For 1 person

  • 3 lunches: 75 EUR
  • 2 dinners: 50 EUR

For 2 person

  • 3 lunches: 150 EUR
  • 2 dinners: 100 EUR

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast

What's included

  • 3 days with 6-hour horse activities (From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.)
  • 2 nights accommodation
  • Daily breakfast
  • Use of the shared kitchen, living room, and terrace
  • Insurance and security material

What's not included

  • Touristic tax
  • All lunches and dinners
  • Airfare
  • Airport transfers

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by airplane

Please arrange your flight to arrive at Barcelona–El Prat Airport (BCN). Transfers are not yet included in the package, for more information, please send Rosper Centro Hipico an inquiry. Public transport does not arrive until the center, so you are recommended to bring or renting a car to get to the city and move freely. If you do not have a car, you can arrive by taxi from the train station.

Driving directions from Barcelona

  • From the C-32, directing Tarragona, past the Garraf tunnels, take exit 26 towards C-31/Vilanova I la Geltrú/Tarragona.
  • Continue towards C-31/Vilanova/El Vendrell and after five kilometers, take the exit towards B-2115, the road from Vilanova to L'Arboç in the direction of L'Arboç.
  • Once on the B-2115 road in the direction of L'Arboç, 500 meters away, take the first turn on the right where Camí de la Plana, Mas Tapet, Rosper Centro Hipico is located.
  • The road continues (Camí de la Plana) for 1.5 kilometers. After the restaurant La Figuera, about 300 meters, you have to turn off the street that goes up and turns left, following the indication of Mas Tapet/Rosper Centro Hipico.
  • Next, continue towards Mas Tapet and straight ahead, one kilometer away, you will find Rosper Centro Hipico, on the right-hand side.

Driving directions from Tarragona

From the C-32, directing N-340/El Vendrell/Coma-ruga/Aeroport de Barcelona, take exit 16 towards L'Arboç.

  • Then, at the roundabout, take the second exit towards BV-2115/Vilanova I la Geltrú.
  • Continue on BV-2115, past Camping Vilanova Park, about 500 meters, take the turnoff to the left where it indicates Camí de la Plana/Mas Tapet/Rosper Centro Hipico.
  • The road continues (Camí de la Plana) for 1.5 kilometers. After the restaurant La Figuera, about 300 meters, you have to turn off the street that goes up and turns left, following the indication of Mas Tapet/Rosper Centro Hipico.
  • Next, continue towards Mas Tapet and straight ahead, one kilometer away, you will find Rosper Centro Hipico, on the right-hand side.

GPS Coordinates

  • 41º14'29N 01º42'02E

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 50% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 7 days before arrival.
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This holiday is available all year round with exceptions from July 1 to September 15.

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