Il Paretaio

What Il Paretaio Is

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Since 1987, Il Paretaio has been the perfect location for your vacations in Chianti. We welcome horseback riding lovers and people who are simply looking to spend a pleasant vacation in Tuscany to unwind and visit cities such as Florence and Siena (just half an hour away).
  • Horseback riding and dressage courses for all levels and free rides in the area
  • En suite bedrooms in the delightful colonial farmhouse
  • Pool with breath-taking views over the Chianti hills
  • Traditional Tuscan cuisine

Our Offering

A magical setting, an unforgettable experience

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Hospitality

Ospitalità En suite bedrooms in the farmhouse renovated following authentic local style.

Horseriding

equitazione A prestigious FISE member horseback riding school with qualified instructors in a unique setting.

Cuisine

cucina Our Tuscan cuisine is simple and authentic. We also offer cooking courses every week for cooking buffs.

Our Offers

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Yoga al Paretaio

Yoga lessons for riders during your holiday at Il Paretaio

Yoga lessons for riders during your holiday at Il Paretaio. During Spring and Autumn you will have the possibility to join yoga classes at Il Paretaio. Next appointment will be in March and April- Also short breaks are available. The yoga class is open also to non riders . Yoga is very useful for riders because […]

Feb/March Il Paretaio

Special offers February and March at Il Paretaio, in Tuscany

We still have availabilities for our special weeks from February 18th to March 4th We have a very special offer: no single supplement for individual travellers and 100 € discount on full weekly programmes. Possibility of short break: 3 nights B&B and 6 horse riding lessons €390 Week end in February: 2 nights in B […]

Short Breaks

Short break:  4 days half board and 6 basic lessons Euro 590. (add 60 Euros for dressage lessons).We will work on what you need to improve your balance and your communication with the horse. Ask for availability

Winter at Il Paretaio

Book now for January or February: Tuscany is truly wonderful in the winter with its beautiful sunsets, plus Florence and Siena are less crowded. Enjoy our discounts during this season for weeks, short breaks, weekends or week-long stays.

Our Blog

Every day, a new story to be told

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Dressage rider Cristina Libardi De Marchi

Good transitions: the importance of good transitions in horse riding

Good transitions Smooth, balanced transitions are very important to improve the paces. They require a good balance, precise communication and accurate timing. Good transitions will make your horse remain balanced and stay in the same frame with his head, neck shoulders and back. It is important that the horse reacts to the aid as soon […]

Tips to become more relaxed when riding a horse

Tips to become more relaxed when riding a horse What you can do to become more relaxed when riding a horse? There are lots of things you can do to help you become more relaxed in the saddle. First and foremost, you need to make sure you’re in the right frame of mind. Clear your […]

Feb/March Il Paretaio

Special offers February and March at Il Paretaio, in Tuscany

We still have availabilities for our special weeks from February 18th to March 4th We have a very special offer: no single supplement for individual travellers and 100 € discount on full weekly programmes. Possibility of short break: 3 nights B&B and 6 horse riding lessons €390 Week end in February: 2 nights in B […]

endless love for the horses

Cooperation and good communication with horses

To obtain cooperation and good communication with horses you need  humility. Don’t give always the responsability to the horse when things don’t go as you would like . Remember to always blame yourself. If something isn’t working and you are the trainer or the person responsible for that horse, it’s down to you. Very often […]

Il Paretaio magic atmosphere

Some horses are naturally more forward-going than others

Some horses are naturally more forward-going than others, but could a lack of leadership be partly to blame for your horse’s lack of enthusiasm? There is nothing better than riding a horse who is keen and responsive to everything you ask of him, wether you are enjoying a leisurely hack or working towards a competition. […]

Calibration,the skill of measuring small changes

Calibration, the skill of measuring small changes In our philosophy of riding at Il Paretaio we think that the attention to details makes the difference. We have been teaching to so many riders (around 12.000!) and this unique experience has developed in us an incredible sense of observation and capability to understand very QUICKLY where […]

How to get a supple and straight horse

How to get a supple and straight horse

How to get a supple and straight horse is a matter of exercising consistently the horse and the result will be a real pleasure for a rider and a big achievement. There are many exercises that will help to reach this objective and I will list some of them. It is well known that it […]

Horse riding and importance of the center

Horse riding and the center

Horse riding and the center: the constantly changing center. When riding, there is only one time that your weight should remain distributed 50/50 left and right in your seat: when your horse is at the halt with his fee square and parallel. At all other times, when the horse is moving, your weight is constantly […]

equine fitness

Equine fitness : General rules of fitness

Equine fitness: General rules of fitness Bringing a horse to an adequate level of fitness for everyday riding takes more effort and planning than many riders realize. Perhaps because horses cannot talk to us or because they seem like large masses of bone and muscle, we tend to regard them as being naturally more apt […]

The tactile sensitivity of the horse

How Horses’ muscular systems function

How Horses’ muscular systems function. It frequently surprises me how little most equestrians seem to know about how their horses’ muscular systems function. Too few riders seem able to distinguish the croup from the trapezius or the serratus from the quadriceps. Many riding frustrations can be avoided and questions can be answered with a rudimentary […]

The quality of the trot ,Horses need consistency in their training

Horses need consistency in their training

  Horses need consistency in their training and we need to be logic and accurate and as riders we need to be very accurate to reach this consistency in dressage. It is extremely important to focus on where we’re riding in the arena. When you are schooling you need to stick to your line, wether […]

yoga for equestrians

Yoga for equestrians

Yoga for Equestrians is a very interesting book about yoga and how to use this discipline to achieve  the maximum union with the horse. We ,at our horse riding centre in Tuscany  Il Paretaio,  organize regular yoga for equestrians retreats because we think that any rider would really benefit by this practise. The following text […]

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