Every now and again someone comes up with a tour that hits the spot.
- Do you love horse-riding, or would you like to learn?
- Do you have a passion for creative writing?
Would you like to spend a week in Tuscany?
If you answered yes to all those questions, read on – this trip is definately for you!
Antonia Riley is passionate about all three, and has previously run riding and writing holidays in Andalucia in Spain. In this tour she is moving to Tuscany and has found a beautiful Tuscan Country House which is also a Classical Riding Centre.
So we have this wonderful combination of a riding holiday in the heart of Tuscany together with a creative writing course hosted by Dr John Ballam. It will be run over a week from 28th September to 5 October 2013.
Accommodation: This is based on twin share staying at the beautifully restored Tuscan Farmhouse. The rooms are simple and comfortable. Breakfast and dinner are included and taken together with all the guests in a lovely traditional dining room and includes wine and grappa. The food is prepared by local women giving the guests a wonderful Italian dining experience each night.
Riding: You will be able to ride out each day, in the beautiful countryside (depending on experience) or have lessons from beginners to experienced riders including high school classical dressage lessons. It is also possible to have a mixture of riding out and lessons.
Writing: The writing workshops are conducted by John Ballam PhD who is Director, Undergraduate Writing Programme, Oxford University and much-published author. John conducts our Writing Classes, tailored to the needs of our participants. He works very much on the basis of generating ideas and adapting them to writers working in any form, short stories, novels, poetry, fiction, non-fiction, reporting or otherwise. He feels motivation is the key to success and lets participants develop their own creativity. So, although the current courses are about fiction writing, he will be happy to explore other forms of writing if that suits a participant better
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