It is the sport that is traditionally part of the natural setting of Maremma and many are the stables that offer the possibility of wonderful horse riding.
– “Il Barbazzale” riding school phone: +39 348 1457737
– “Il Solengo” Riding Club phone: +39 335 6616332
Guardians of traditions from Maremma are the “Butteri” (namely “conductors of oxen”, being like the American cowboys), tireless guardians who, in the past, lived in symbiosis with their horses covering everyday miles and miles behind the herds of Maremma cows and horses. Today the task of the Butteri, the famous cow-boys from the Maremma coast, is also to offer performances of the local tradition as the “Tournament of the Rose”.
The Butteri show
For those who want to see typical horses from Maremma and watch Butteri on horseback performing skill tests, there are several locations in Maremma where Butteri equestrian shows are organized.
We list you below some sites:
Roselle: every Wednesday from June to mid-September at 18.00 at the Court of Olives – Strada dello Sbirro snc – 58100 Roselle (Grosseto)
Information and reservations Tel. + 39 335 6511774
Parco della Maremma: every Friday at 8.00 pm at the Agriturismo Giuncola and Granaiolo, locality Giuncola, 58010 Rispescia (GR);
Information and reservations: Tel. +39 335 6872981