Associazione sportiva dilettantistica
Centro ippico Il Ponte Grosso
SS 696 km 25
67048 Rocca di Mezzo AQ
tel. +39 3482592982 (Gianluca)
Centro Ippico Il Ponte Grosso is found at the heart of the vast Altopiano delle Rocche (1,200–1,400m asl), between the towns of Rocca di Mezzo (2.5km) and Rocca di Cambio (3.8km), in the Sirente–Velino Regional Nature Park. It is the ideal starting point for riding freely on the plateau, reaching its enchanting ancient villages on horseback, or venturing into the valleys that lead to the highlands. The entrance is next to a “movie set”: the ruins of the Righetto mill where Federico Fellini filmed a scene for La strada (1954).
About us and what we do
Centro Ippico Il Ponte Grosso is an amateur sports association, FISE-affiliated for Olympic disciplines. The equestrian club’s main business is its riding school offering courses from beginner to competitive level in the Olympic disciplines of Show-jumping, Individual Eventing and Dressage. The school is run by a Level 2 federal instructor. Treks from an hour to a whole day are offered in the splendid setting of the Altopiano delle Rocche, accompanied by a Level 2 ride leader.
Recommended destinations in the district
Pagliare di Tione, Piani di Pezza, Fonte Canale, Piani del Sirente, Val d’Arano
Bridle paths and horseback trails
One of the branches of the long Sirente–Velino Park bridle path network cuts through the Centro Ippico, with special signposting.
Horses available, facilities for visiting horses
Four horses and four ponies for equestrian tourism; ten loose boxes and 15 paddocks for guest horses. Two outdoor arenas: 30x40m and 15x30m.
Vet at 25 km and farrier on site; veterinary pharmacies in L’Aquila (25km) and Avezzano (34km).
Accommodation for riders
Small recreational area to keep young and old happy. Within 1km there are lots of restaurants and hotels.
Transfers for accompanying persons and luggage available with prior notice.
Closest saddlery and speciality stores
Selleria Rovo (Fossa, 25km).
Other equestrian clubs nearby
Le Siepi Country Farm (Poggio Picenze, 26km); Ruella Endurance Stables (Tornimparte, 30km), A Cavallo nel Parco (Assergi, 34km).