Riding in Majella National Park
The Post Station is located in Sant’Eufemia in Maiella (PE) in the heart of Majella National Park at 900 mslm. Horse mail service is available every day all year round for stops or stops, with refreshment for horses engaged in travel and/or trekking in transit in the territories of the Majella National Park It is structured with Nr. 8 boxes – blankets – paddocks and a setting camp, training and training in country riding in a mountain environment with lighting system for night use, all surrounded by greenery. In the stone structure, there are offices and a small Social Cellar for convivial moments. It is possible, for owned horses, to retire in the summer months from June to September or even for short periods as a base for trekking in the mountains. A phone call or advance notice is recommended before horseback crossings, visits or other services are recommended at 3274130717 (for horseback transits that involve stopping or stopping for the night, at least 3 days’ notice is required to agree on services, delivery methods and services. costs according to accommodation.
The horse-riding, Frank Majella Mountain Shepherd and Equestrian guide with 20 years of experience in travel, trekking and riding, is available with daily signing of .140 plus the costs for food and for the eventual transport of the guide and his horse from the Cavalli Majella Post Station to the place of departure and return in case of places other than St. Euphemia in Majella. The guide is responsible for leading the group on known routes (paths and forest roads), stressing that it has no responsibility for the progression due to technical preparation and training of the combination in country riding in the environment and that responsibility is assumed by a group leader chosen by the knights themselves.
Organization and logistical support travel and trekking on horseback
Contacting the Station of Post Cavalli Majella you can request any information and detail a precise choice and planning of your trip, trekking or adventure on horseback. As for overnight stays are offered exclusively in bivouac to the camp with tents and/or makeshift shelters; If you want accommodation for the night in B&B/Agriturismo or Hostels/Refuge it will be the task of the group leader to get in direct contact with the managers of the accommodation facilities as our guide, Frank Majella, bivouac with horses. It will be our concern to provide the necessary contacts for bookings with the managers of the nearby accommodations. It is necessary that at least one person in the group be on guard at your horses at night. The horses remain outdoors in the place of the canapo, tied to the longhina, the administration of the profuse and related watering are obviously taken care of by the Amazonian/knight owners. Saddles and harnesses will have to be arranged and repaired for the night by the owners. In case of snow/rain, wind or blizzard, the group leader will agree, for safety reasons, any changes to the itinerary with the guide. The operational logistics support (SLO) consists of an off-road vehicle of the mail station that will serve to transport the equipment of the riders and hay for the horses to the various places of stop/stage, the cost of the SLO is 100 euros per day, including driver, plus the purchase of hay.
The Agropastoral Company with the horse mail service is not a riding, but a company that has as its model that form of nomadism of humans and animals, on the traces of life of the shepherds of yeslest and the people today clinging to these mountains: the harsh mountain farming, the flocks, the preparation of cheese, the encounters with wolves and bears, but also the ancient local customs, wars and robbers.
The territories of the Apennine have always been characterized by agricultural activities and herding, large mountains crossed by trade and traditional activities such as transhumancities.
We are a bit blunt, we do not like those who do not respect the horse and nature, we will never be many on the path, we will walk it at the tip of hooves, without bothering the last corners of the good world that still has us.
Great mountains, many, hills and sometimes even the sea, lands to discover and explore this, if you want, you can live on your horse away from what they call “civilization”, which involves discipline, a strong autonomy of the combination based on essentiality and sobriety, things that determine a style in full harmony with nature and its inhabitants.
In Carrozza in Majella National Park
Straddling the Hermiting of the Majella
An opportunity to reach the hermiting of the Majella on horseback. Celestino V, better known as Peter da Morrone,spent a life as a hermit before becoming Pope in 1294. To live his spirituality he chose the mountain ranges of Majella and Morrone, from which he took his name, where in 1244 he formed an ecclesiastical congregation that later took the name “Celestini