Riding course for children aged 8 to 16 Il Paretaio, is an ancient farm in the heart of Chianti where one of the most famous riding centers in Italy is located. Open to both beginners and riders, this center, specialized in dressage and show jumping, is also well known abroad for the quality of the lessons and the horses available. Inserted in an area rich in natural and artistic beauty, it offers great professionalism combined with a warm and familiar atmosphere. For more than thirty years, at the end of June, courses have been held exclusively for children aged 8 to 16. Here the young guests attend a real equestrian college, riding every day both in the morning and in the afternoon and staying in the rooms of the owners' B&B. During the course the boys, in addition to equestrian activities, take care of cleaning, feeding, saddling and unsalting the horses, naturally with the assistance of the staff of the Center. During the week there are basic riding and dressage lessons, sometimes show jumping, vaulting (small acrobatics on horseback), horse games, treasure hunts, theory lessons and in the hot hours you can cool off in the pool or follow the circus arts course. During their stay, the children prepare a final essay on both horse riding and circus art. Here the kids really learn to love horses in a very relaxed and professional environment. It will be a useful experience for both beginners and kids who are already competitive. WHERE IS THE PARETAIO The Center is located in the typical Tuscan Chianti landscape among vineyards and olive groves just half an hour from Florence. The farmhouse where the children stay is inside the farm, where access is strictly reserved for guests. The entire area is a wildlife restocking area, a paradise for hares, pheasants, fawns and wild boars. OUR HORSES We have more than 25 horses and ponies (Dutch, Lusitanians, Angloarabs, Berbers, Arabs, English Thoroughbreds and Italian Saddles). Horses are assigned based on the tastes and levels of the riders. The lessons are of 4 different levels: absolute beginners - advanced beginners - riders - expert riders. Beginners can get passionate about horse riding right from the first steps. It is possible to participate with your own horse / pony
CIRCUS During the week, there will also be a circus course led by internationally renowned professionals (we will have no less than the world champion of street magic!) And teachers from the circus school from Turin. The boys will have the opportunity to participate in both aerial disciplines (trapeze-fabrics-hoop) and acrobatic gymnastics, always taking into account the different levels of motor skills but guaranteeing good results for all. In addition to aerial disciplines, children will learn juggling numbers which are proven to greatly increase the ability to concentrate and the sense of rhythm and tenacity in those who practice it. All circus activities aim to make them learn something while having fun (an essential condition for a good learning) and to considerably increase the sense of self-esteem in children by also helping them to identify themselves correctly in the group.
Children camp 2021