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Horse Riding at Pippa's Paddock

Contrada Gurfa SNC, 90021 Alia, Sicily Italy
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We are a family run business in the Madonie Mountains of Sicily. We specialize in tailor made holidays with an emphasis on horse riding. Relax/Adventure/Nature/Fun are all found in our holiday descriptions. Each room has gorgeous and breath taking views, and one can choose to sleep in room or, if more adventurous, we offer camps to sleep in. With these breath taking views and fresh air one is spoiled for choice.
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Debbie M wrote a review Mar 2024
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Thank you Pippa and Mark at Pippa's Paddock Sicily for making our week stay so memorable . My daughter age 10 has made memories for a lifetime . The ride outs through spectacular countryside every day , incredible hosts , delicious food , tailor made excursions . They went above and beyond to make us so welcome . We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would recommended it to everyone . The horses are impeccably cared for and well trained , the centre is well organised and Pippa is an excellent teacher and really took great care of my daughter
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Travelled with family
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Absolutely our pleasure. You both made it easy for us, with lovely company.
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GuernseyJes wrote a review Nov 2023
Guernsey, United Kingdom314 contributions35 helpful votes
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I'm a solo traveller i stayed 1day + night in Catania + Mark agreed to collect me from the train station so i got a taxi from my hotel, mark was right on time so we started out journey to the stables 😀 My room was very nice + it was great to have a radiator because it was Nov it was a little chilly in the night but my 5 days was riding i had fabulous weather, i rode Genghis Khan + Albi they were both very nice but Albi was my favourite, i was the only guest there but Mark still did all the trips out in the car every afternoon finishing with a nice meal, Mark was a great host all the ride's + trips were great.
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Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: If ur going in the winter take some warmer items for the night because your in the mountains
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Guests like you make it easy to be happy and relaxed. So glad you enjoyed.... All the best. Mark and everyone here at the Paddock.
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Annina M wrote a review Nov 2023
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This was one of the best experiences in Sicily. I asked for a short horseback trek without actually staying at the farm. Mark, the owner, was super flexible, since he had no other guests. We had to reschedule once because of bad weather, but that was no problem. He picked me up from the train station and I had a lovely afternoon on the farm with the volunteers, the animals and of course on horseback through the beautiful countryside. The farm is beautifully located in the countryside and from what I learned spending a week there must be a dream for riders who also want to discover Sicily.
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Responded 17 Nov 2023
Was a pleasure sharing the morning with you. Perhaps you'll return for a longer one !!
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Candice K wrote a review Nov 2023
7 contributions3 helpful votes
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Booked a 5 night package with Mark through the agency far and ride at Pippa’s paddock and it was a wonderful taste of Sicily. The ridding was great with views for days and the horses were all safe and responsive. The love for animals is very obvious here and Mark takes amazing care of all 4 legged animals at the yard. When not ridding, we travelled by car to various villages and towns each day as well as dined in many different restaurants chosen by Mark. The food and site seeing was wonderful and provided a very authentic taste of Sicily. I only wish we had more time to explore even more! If you are looking for a combination of ridding with site seeing and dining to get to know a place, this is the holiday for you!
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 5 Nov 2023
So pleaded you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for your excellent company.
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Annette M wrote a review Oct 2023
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Fantastic riding holiday, Lovely Farm in beautiful location in rural Sicily. Well kept and much loved horses, exploring on horseback is a perfect way to see this beautiful country. Such a wonderful insight into Sicilian life, culture history and food. Mark was a very knowledgeable guide and attentive host, taking us on some memorable excursions, and lovely local restaurants..would highly recommend Sent from my iPhone
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Date of stay: October 2023
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So glad you enjoyed. Thank you for being such wonderful guest.
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Roving523623 wrote a review Oct 2023
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Excellent experience! Mark goes above and beyond to make the trip enjoyable & interesting! The horse riding is very safe, and they are cared for greatly. The excursions are outstanding! Oh, and not to mention the food! The food is the best that I've tasted. Sicily is an incredible place, steeped in history and Mark is very knowledgeable. He wants his guests to get the most out of their holiday! Highly recommend!
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Responded 23 Oct 2023
So glad you enjoyed. Thank you for being a great guest and company.
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typhoon84 wrote a review Oct 2023
Zurrieq, Malta60 contributions11 helpful votes
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Me and my girlfriend came here and spent a lovely 5 nights. Mark is really hospitable and so is his partner Pierre. All the dogs, cats and horses are so friendly and what I really liked as an animal lover is that they are treated really well ! During our stay, we enjoyed all of our excursions. The scenery surrounding the paddock is really beautiful. The atmosphere is amazing. Definitely an unforgettable experience ! Highly recommended !!
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Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 4 Oct 2023
A pleasure having you two here. Hope our paths cross again. Thank you.
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Mia Scott wrote a review Aug 2023
Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom2 contributions
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My favourite trip I have been on! The horses were absolutely lovely, and Mark went above and beyond to ensure our trip was as good as it could be! Everyone there was so accommodating and we couldn’t appreciate it and him enough! Could not recommend more and will definitely be back as soon as possible!
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Responded 19 Aug 2023
Thank you Mia. We enjoyed it as much as you did, and certainly look forward to seeing you again. (Mark)
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Lisa P wrote a review Aug 2023
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Mark and Pippa were so lovely and really made the trip worth the money! The horses are majestic and sweet and soooo fast🤩 I loved all the animals at the paddock and how well they are cared for🤗 I would definitely recommend! I made some of the best memories of my life there and will cherish them forever🥰 I'm definitely coming back!!
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Date of stay: June 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Responded 20 Aug 2023
It was just as wonderful having you here Lisa. And I certainly hooe to see you here again. Take care.
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Amy K wrote a review Jul 2023
Felbridge, United Kingdom1 contribution
I have recently returned from 8 nights at Pippa's Paddocks and it was such an amazing experience. The hospitality from Mark, Pippa and Lisa was outstanding, and they ensured that we were happy and comfortable at all times throughout our stay. The paddock itself was beautiful, with clean and spacious accommodation and many lovely, friendly animals. All of the horses were perfectly behaved and safe although all had their own personalities, making them all such enjoyable rides! All of the horses and other animals were cared for amazingly. The rides were so enjoyable, with stunning views of the Sicilian countryside. Mark also took us to many beautiful areas of Sicily and we did loads of different activities including the aquapark, an adventure park and the sulphur springs, all of which were thoroughly enjoyable. All of the food was delicious, whether cooked at home by Mark or at one of the lovely restaurants. All in all, this was an unforgettable trip and I thoroughly recommend Pippa's Paddocks to anyone looking for a horse riding holiday!
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Date of stay: July 2023
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Responded 17 Jul 2023
As enjoyable for me as it seems to have been for you... Hope to see you all next year. (Mark)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Horse Riding at Pippa's Paddock
Which popular attractions are close to Horse Riding at Pippa's Paddock?
Nearby attractions include Horse Riding at Pippa's Paddock (0.03 miles), Azienda Agricola Tripi (3.1 miles), and Chiesa Immacolata Concezione (4.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Horse Riding at Pippa's Paddock?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Horse Riding at Pippa's Paddock?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Horse Riding at Pippa's Paddock?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Horse Riding at Pippa's Paddock?
Conveniently located restaurants include Villa Dafne Ristorante, Al Lago Verde, and Bar Perrone.
Does Horse Riding at Pippa's Paddock have airport transportation?
Yes, Horse Riding at Pippa's Paddock offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are pets allowed at Horse Riding at Pippa's Paddock?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Horse Riding at Pippa's Paddock?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Castello di Caltavuturo (8.8 miles) and Mannari (8.8 miles).