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You can choose from different programs:
- Basic Instructions
- Intermediate Instructions
- Child Program
- Ladies Weeks
- Hunting Training
- Beginner Weekend
- Intermediate Weekend
- Jumping Course
- Two Week Clinic

Basic Instructions: 6-day & 8-day Programs - subject to changes
This is for beginners and intermediate riders who wish to take some lessons and get ready to go on some hacks. Arrival is usually on Sundays, with riding activities from Monday to Friday (6-day program). Riders who choose the 8-day program will ride 1 or 2 extra days (Saturday and Sunday).
The goal of this program is to improve equine and riding knowledge and perform practical exercises on horseback in all paces.
The daily program starts with breakfast, followed by theory lesson, grooming and tacking up the horses. Then morning riding activity starts at 10 am. Lunch break is around 12:30 pm, followed at 2 pm by some theory. At 4 pm the afternoon riding activity starst and the day ends with dinner at about 6:30 pm.

Child Program - subject to changes
Arrival is Sunday afternoon and departure on either the following Friday or Sunday afternoon.
The program is similar to the adult beginner instructions programs but it has been adapted to junior riders.

Intermediate Instructions: 6-day & 8-day Programs - subject to changes
This is for riders who want to improve a specific skill (jumping or dressage). Participants can choose between a focus on Dressage or Jumping.
The Dressage course will focus on the improvement of the dressage seat, half halts, leg yielding, canter changes and much more.
The Jumping course will focus on learning the correct jumping seat, mastering individual jumps and combinations etc.
Arrival is usually on Sundays, with riding activities from Monday to Friday (6-day program). Riders who choose the 8-day program will ride 1 or 2 extra days (Saturday and Sunday).
Our regular program includes 10 hours of instructions in dressage or jumping, of which 5 are in group sessions and 5 in private sessions. For more experienced riders we recommend to purchase an additional 10 instruction sessions (in advance). Your riding hours can include some hacking out if you like, but you should be a confident rider.
If you would like to have additional private instructions, you can switch 2 group lessons for 1 private session. Lessons are around 50 minutes in length while hacks are 1-2 hours.

Hunting Training - subject to changes
Once a year you are invited to join us on a week-long Hunt and Cross Country ride in the Black Forest.
The training will focus on the hunting seat, jumps up and down, little ricks, ditches, embankments, behavior in the hunting field.
This week is particularly suitable for working young horses off-road or as a rider to improve the experience in off-road riding.

Day 1 (Monday): Arrival for lunch (latest arrival at 2pm) in order to get ready for your first riding instruction in the afternoon: hunting seat, jumping obstacles up and down and small obstacles.
Day 2 (Tuesday): Regular riding instruction in the morning  and in the afternoon exercising in the fields: behavior during a hunt, ditches and steep down hill riding
Day 3 (Wednesday): Preparation of horses and tack in the morning, first hunt in the afternoon around 2 pm (other people can participate as well)
Day 4 (Thursday): Theoretical schooling in the morning, hacking in the afternoon
Day 5 (Friday): Jumping and schooling of the rider´s seat in the morning. In the afternoon, instruction in the fields (mainly without jumping)
Day 6 (Saturday): Preparing the horses and tack in the morning and hunt in the afternoon. Farewell drink.

Two Week Clinic - subject to changes
The contents of the program will be discussed individually with participants. Depending on interest, the program will concentrate on increased dressage, jumping or cross country.
Arrival Sunday and riding from Monday to Sunday morning of the second week (departure Sunday after lunch).
No riding on arrival day.

Weekend Programs - subject to changes
Day 1: Arrive and one group riding lesson
Day 2: Group riding lesson in the morning and hacking in the afternoon
Day 3: Morning hack. Departure after lunch

Note: Additional lessons and be booked at an extra charge.
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Castle Sindlingen Equestrian
Tour Code: PG-SINR
8 days / 7 nights ~$980.00
Dates : Available all Year

Trip Rating :
Difficulty : Riding Level
Riding Level Explained
Beginner A rider who has limited experience, is unable to post the trot and does not canter.
Novice A rider who is capable of mounting and dismounting unassisted, capable of applying basic aids, comfortable and in control at the walk, moderate length posting trots, and short canters.
Intermediate A rider who has a firm seat, is confident and in control at all paces (including posting trots, two point canters and gallops), but does not ride regularly.
D Strong Intermediate
Strong Intermediate An intermediate rider who is currently riding regularly and is comfortable in the saddle for at least 6 hours per day.
All of the above, plus an independent seat, soft hands, and capable of handlinga spirited horse in open country.
Lodging: Standard
Lodging Level Explained
= Facilities in lodges, estancias, haciendas, resorts, etc.
Basic lodging - some with shared bathroom facilities, usually no AC or room service.
Regular standard room - usually with private bath.
 Accommodations with superior comforts.
 = Trips with nights in tent camps. Sometimes the first and last night are in hotels.
Basic tent camping - everyone helps out with camp chores.
Regular standard with some camp amenities and camp cook.
Camping facilities with superior comforts like camp shower, bathroom facility..
 = Trips that combine nights in hotels and camping.
Basic accommodation and basic camping facilities can be expected.
Regular standard with some nicer amenities.
Only assigned to hotel and camping facilities with superior comforts.

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Season Seasons  Min / MaxReserve
A 2020 01/01 - 12/31 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP- Basic Instru... 1 /5 Reserve
B 2020 01/01 - 12/31 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP- Intermediate... 1 /5 Reserve
C 2020 01/01 - 12/31 7d / 6n 7 day trip, AP- Child Progra... 1 /5 Reserve
D 2020 01/01 - 12/31 6d / 5n 6 day trip, AP- Basic Instru... 1 /5 Reserve
E 2020 01/01 - 12/31 6d / 5n 6 day trip, AP- Intermediate... 1 /5 Reserve
F 2020 01/01 - 12/31 6d / 5n 6 day trip, AP- Ladies Week ... 1 /5 Reserve
G 2020 01/01 - 12/31 6d / 5n 6 day trip, AP- Hunting Trai... 1 /5 Reserve
H 2020 01/01 - 12/31 3d / 2n 3 day trip, AP- Beginner Wee... 1 /5 Reserve
I 2020 01/01 - 12/31 3d / 2n 3 day trip, AP- Intermediate... 1 /5 Reserve
J 2020 01/01 - 12/31 10d / 9n 10 day trip, AP- Jumping Cou... 1 /5 Reserve
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Tack: English
Horses: Warmbloods, Irish Hunters
Pace: Moderate. 4-6 hours

Airport: Stuttgart/ Frankfurt
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