Looking for horses? Or for a horseback riding experience in Tuscany?

“Poggio Cavallo” stands for Horse Hill in Italian. Many find us while looking for horses in this ancient location in Maremma named after this noble animal.

We do not know why the estate has inherited this place-name, which is known throughout the Tuscan Maremma... In living memory, there is no record of horses, stables, horse farms in this place or any related stories. Of course, in the past many horses must have passed through here, on this hill that could well have housed a staging post. Just across the river, on the border with the harsh marshy Maremma and the wholesome hills rolling towards Scansano. Our monumental stable must have sheltered not only the cattle that were raised here but also the horses of the owners of the estate. The farm lies in the heart of the land of the butteri, the Tuscan cowboys of the Maremma Grossetana. Between Alberese, the Uccellina Park, Roselle.

Surely this area is worth a visit by all lovers of horseback riding, as there are a great many facilities for horseback riding and guided rides in the vicinity.

The addresses of interesting facilities in the immediate surroundings that you can easily reach from our farm are listed below.

  • "Il Gelsomino” Stables, a few kilometres away, organise trail rides in the Maremma Park, please contact Margherita at (+39) 347 7746476.
  • The Marruchetone Farm organises day events to meet the Butteri, on horseback; shows and equestrian shows (+39) 0564 24988, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • C.I.A.M. Centro Ippico Allevamento Mustiaio is a sports association member of F.I.S.E., the Italian National Equestrian Sports Association; it is a horse farm, riding school and pony centre. Please call (+39) 0564 402241 for more information.
  • Cavallonatura organises one or multi-day horseback rides with different routes, also in the pine wood and near the coast. Claudio (+39) 328 9784018.
  • Just 5 km away you will also find the Casalone Racecourse, which hosts horse races on Wednesdays and Saturdays; for more information: (+39) 0564 24214.

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