We are open every day but ONLY UPON REQUEST.

You can book calling  +39 349 3921584.

On Saturday from 9 to 16.30 riding school lessons for children from 3 years old.

The riding school “Il Rospetto” is situated in the municipality of Bagno a Ripoli on the outskirts of Florence City. Our riding school is near the Center of Florence only 20 minutes far.  You can ride horses or ponies in the riding school “Il Rospetto”. We in the Tuscan countryside, among the olive trees of Apparita farm.

The riding school is managed by Alessandra, who after having well performed on competitive levels, has decided to pass on her riding experience and her love for animals through entertaining training activities for children (from 3 to 6 years old), school-aged kids and adults.

There’re a lot of riding school in Florence but “Il Rospetto” riding school is a familiar  was born in a family passion for horses and is the only one that also hosts a Educational Farm in Florence.

The riding school “il Rospetto” has solutions suitable for every age!

The riding school offers the children, from 3 years old (even first-time), the chance to mount a Shetland pony and take a “lesson” for about 10 minutes accompanied by an instructor, who remains at their side for the entire duration of the “lesson” (safety first!).

Riding school lessons for children (older than 8 years) can be longer and funnyer. Alessandra can communicate her passion for horse riding through games and training activities. You can learn the ability to ride ponies and horses at all speeds and above all to love these beautiful animals.

Our equestrian center offers Riding school lessons for adults at every level.

Our Riding School is a school recognized by C.O.N.I. (Italian Olympic Committee) and it possible specific basic courses for beginners of all ages and advanced courses for more experienced riders.


Every June and July we organize summer camps for children from 3 years up. The camps last one week, from Mondays to Fridays in groups of up to ten students. The main activity is horseback riding and everything that is connected to this activity, but children also learn how to care for all the animals present at the Centre and on the farm.

One day a week we go to the nearby swimming pool “Il Poggetto”, we go hiking in the woods, along the river, and we have painting, clay-modelling and cooking workshops.

On Thursday nights, for those who want to, there’s the chance to sleep overnight in tents provided by our equestrian centre.