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a week

Get to know the horses, learn from their abilities!

7 magical days to discover The Cerdanya Valley on horseback. Can you imagine living with a horse for a week? You will have to take care of each other to reach hidden lakes, gallop through alpine meadows or cross mountain rivers. And we are together 24 hours, since the horses sleep in an enclosure in the middle of the woods next to the camp.

AVAILABLE SESSIONS

 

  • 28 JUN

    4 JUL
  • 5 JUL

    11 JUL
  • 620€
    availability: 0 spots
  • 12 JUL

    18 JUL
  • 620€
    availability: 0 spots
  • 19 JUL

    25 JUL
  • 620€
    availability: 0 spots
  • 26 JUL

    1 AUG
  • 620€
    availability: 0 spots

The leaders of the Horse Riding camp are Raúl Altamirano and Andrea Yebra, both technicians in guiding groups around the natural environment, and also with a large experience in horse riding.

Includes full board accommodation, from dinner the first day until lunch on the last day; transport (excluding arrival and departure to the camp), accident insurance, specific material for the activities and instructors available 24h a day.

Day 1

The new riders arrive loaded down. The riding boots and helmet take up a fair amount of space in the bag. They come prepared for adventure. Some with friends, others with siblings, and the braver ones alone. Most will be here for a week, others will do horseback riding and another week with another camp. This first afternoon is to get ourselves situated, find out where the showers are, whenever it’s our turn to set the table or how to get to the horse pen. We choose our bunk beds and start to make friends… Some of them big and furry!

Day 2

We have breakfast in the morning sun and carry all the necessary material to the pen. We start getting to know the horses: we brush their hair and their mane. We review their horseshoes and we saddle them. A day to connect, get to know each other, and gain trust, as much with the horses as with the riders. And in the afternoon Community Service: the campsite information booth could really use a good coat of paint and we will also make birdhouses and posters. After having supper, game of the night. We make different groups mixed with the rest of the camps. Who will be the first to find the flag?

Day 3

We grab the chairs, the helmets, a picnic for lunch and to the pen! Today a great adventure awaits us. We start by learning some technique and then we follow the trail till El Refugi de Prat Miró. We have lunch at the meadows and after we continue to Pollineres. The way back through the path of La Bassa de Comabella is incredible: in the woods, one behind the other in a row and in silence, only hearing the horse steps and the birds singing, an unforgettable experience.

Day 4

Today all of the camps have an important challenge: to conquer the Monturull (2.761 m). We will try to arrive to the foohills on the horse’s back. We leave the camp towards Prat Miró and continue to climb up till Puig Punçó and follow the crest till Monturull. Today we have a high mountain itinerary, with a difference of almost 1.000 metres of unevenness from the camp. Luckly tonight we are having cinema outdoors and enjoy of a good rest eating popcorn.

Day 5

A morning of games near the campsite. Have you ever tried to play the handkerchief game on horseback? We have lunch in the shade under the campsite awnings with the other groups. And time for ping-pong, badminton, football/soccer, basketball, make cabins… In the afternoon the smallest ones of the camp also want to spend a little time with the horses, so we Horseback Riding campers explain to them everything we know and we carry them to take a stroll through the surrounding area. And after having dinner a small night excursion through Prat Miró. How different it is to ride at night!

Day 6

There’s only a little bit left until the adventure ends. Today is the last long excursion day. We pack our backpacks with our packed lunch, a snack, and water. The ride till Músser going over the Mirador (view point) of El Pla de Llet has a spectacular views of the plains but we must watch out for the branches! We will pass by the interesting Roc dels Diners, where we will recover before continuing our way back to campsite through Arànser. At nighttime some pizza gets us going one more time and our legs are ready again for the final party: lights, music, and let’s dance!

Day 7

We have breakfast, we pack our bags and get everything together. The last activity is to ride bareback, what a difference! It’s crazy how we connect and notice every movement of the horse. The harmony is perfect. After eating, the first families start to arrive. The riders have so many things to explain to them… They don’t know it, but the parents have been reading the blog and they haven’t missed a single detail of what we have done these days. The last moments nd hugs. With the Pyrene sweatshirts we will radiate positive energy all year long!