Get Mama In The Saddle

Ireland's Mount Juliet Estate Ride and Spa Trip
May 7-12, July 13-18, 2008
$2,770 per person, shared

Stay 5 nights at the Mount Juliet Country Estate, now a luxurious 32-room hotel that was built over two hundred years ago. Today the estate is home to the Ballylinch Stud breeding program. You will enjoy 4 days of riding with opportunities to train under British Horse Society certified instructors in your choice of cross country jumping, hunt seat equitation or show jumping. Mother and daughter will be treated to a make-over or soothing massages and enjoy a special Mother’s Day Dinner. Daily breakfast in the Club Room is included plus other activities available are biking, hiking and jogging trails, shooting, fishing, fabulous golf, and a health center (some require additional fee).

Ireland's Kinnitty Castle Ride and Spa Trip
May 11-16, June 22-27, July 20-25, 2008
$2,365 per person, shared

Spend 5 nights in the 11th century Kinnitty Castle, known for its medieval décor, four-poster bedrooms and roaring fireplaces, all with the luxuries of modern life. You will treasure 3 wonderful days of riding on spectacular Irish-bred horses through scenic forests and the picturesque foothills of the Slieve Bloom Mountains. Riders will visit the ruins of the 9th century Saint Kieran’s Abbey, and tour Leap Castle, “the most haunted castle in Ireland”, and the package includes a massage at the Castle Spa!

France's Provence Ride and Spa Trip
March 2-8, March 9-15, March 16-22, March 23-29, Nov. 16-22, Nov. 23-29, 2008
$2,325 per person, shared

Spend your 6 night stay riding through Provence, an area famed for its sun-drenched countryside, vineyards, olive groves, lavender fields, ancient villages, and culinary treasures. This 4 day ride offers an introduction to trail riding, perfect for mothers or daughters with limited experience. You will ride gentle Spanish/Arabian horses, well-trained to help novice equestrians ride confidently. Both mother and daughter will be treated to a Day of Beauty at the Thermes Sextius Spa, including a professional hydro-massaging bath, vapor shower and Zen massage. You’ll tour several of the lower French Alps most charming villages, while enjoying exquisite French dinners, shopping, sightseeing, and wine tasting.

Italy's Tuscany Ride and Spa Trip
June 8-13, 2008
$2,475 per person

Spend 5 nights and 3 days riding from a family-owned Italian villa through idyllic landscapes and picturesque villages of Tuscany which includes the Monte Cetona area, site of one of Italy’s most prominent prehistoric settlements, and the 9th century castle of Radicofani. You can also participate in an one hour dressage or show jumping lesson. This trail ride features a day of beauty and well-being at the famous Spa Fonteverde including a thermal swimming pool and the most innovative hydro-massage technologies. Opportunities for hiking, swimming, shopping, and sightseeing abound. Two afternoon visits to local villages add to the cultural experience of this ride.

California's Northern Coast Trail and Spa Trip
May 11-16, June 22-27, Sept. 21-26, 2008
$2,325 per person, shared

Spend 5 nights along the undisturbed California Coast and discover the pace of nature on this horseback riding vacation while overlooking a spectacular stretch of rugged bluffs surrounded by endless acres of wilderness, rolling coastal hills and secluded beaches. You will ride through wilderness areas that are accessible to few travelers. The ride will traverse coast grasslands, seasonal wildflower filled meadows and stands of Redwood trees. You will cross creeks and encounter wildlife raging from herons, hawks to deer and possible sighting of coyote and bobcats with the spectacular Pacific Ocean as your backdrop view. You will have ample opportunity for canters over the rolling coastal hills. After a full day of riding you can experience under the stars the warmth and relaxation of the “California outdoor hot tub” to sooth your sore muscles away. Program includes a 50 minute massage during the week and group dinner on the first evening.


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