Horse Riding.

Horse riding treks and clinics are available all year round from the riding centre Equinatur, right by Hotel Mas Pelegri. All levels and ages welcome. Horses range from a young stallion to well trained horses for jumping, western and dressage, so you will be matched with a horse that fits your ability and your requirements. You can choose between treks in the countryside, and lessons in jumping, dressage, western, or even rides in the buggy. There is also a small pony available for very small children.

Highlights include swimming with the horses in the local river, an evening buggy trip to a local restaurant, trek into the volcanoes, trek into the foothills of the Pyrenees, trek to the coast. Multi day treks can also be arranged. Families welcome. Everything can be customised to your requirements.

 

Equinatur is owned and run by Rafa Rodriguez, a National equestrian expert coach (Spanish Equestrian Federation, 1984, UNED University, 2005). He has been a national champion multiple times in both jumping and western. He teaches students to become equestrian coaches both locally and at the University of Girona and also coaches young children, teenagers and adults for local and national competitions in dressage, jumping and western. He enjoys taking guests around this beautiful area and explaining the local folk lore. Rafa speaks English, as well as Spanish. His team of friendly well trained coaches also speak good English. His students also win local and national competitions and guests always say they have had a great experience and have achieved much more than they ever hoped for.

Example of a week's riding:

  • Day 1: Arrive at Hotel Mas Pelegri. Meet the team at Equinatur and get to know your horse in the ring followed by a short trek.
  • Day 2: A trek along the river through a nature reserve to Esponella. Enjoy lunch by the river looking up at the ancient cliffs and caves before climbing back onto the plain that was once a large lake, where bones and fossils of neandathal man and prehistoric animals have been found.
  • Day 3: Trek to Medieval Besalu that includes the oldest Micqve in Europe. Enjoy lunch before returning over the volcanoes to Serinya.
  • Day 4: Shorter trek around the Pla de Matis. Afternoon is a time to relax and enjoy a swim in the pool.
  • Day 5: Long trek around the local mountain "El Mont." This will be a long trek with a short break for lunch. You will be travelling the paths of the old highway man.
  • Day 6: Morning off riding to relax or visiting historic Girona and its cathedral, arab baths and old Jewish quarter. Late afternoon a 2 hour trek.
  • Day 7: Last day riding. Trek around the aquifer fed lake of Banyoles with its ancient tales of dragons and mermaids.
  • Day 8: Breakfast and departure.
  • Clinics in Western, jumping and dressage can be combined with treks in the countryside. You can bring your own horse.

Remember everything is customised to your requirements. So please let us know what you require. We at Hotel Mas Pelegri work very closely with Equinatur to make sure you have a great experience here.

In the Summer and school holidays Equinatur run children’s camps and you can choose between morning or later afternoon treks. Group sizes are kept small so you have an intimate and wonderful experience.

Prices:

All day trek (11am to 5pm) is 60 euros per person. 2 hours is 35 euros per person. Lunch is usually at a local restaurant and is about 10 euros a day.

Hotel Mas Pelegri, Serinyà, 17852 Spain. Tel: +34 697 415 018, or +1 (760) 456 5492, info@MasPelegri.com