Associazione sportiva dilettantistica
Centro di Turismo Equestre Miura Club
Contrada Fossato, Strada Comunale Fonte Recchini s.n.c.
66026 Ortona CH
tel. +39 3287043139 (Benedetta) - + 39 3348427760 (Edoardo)
Miura Club is set among hillside olive groves and vineyards the seaside resort of Ortona’s Lido Riccio, just 7km from town. From the Torre Mucchia promontory, which closes Lido Riccio, a succession of coves, with high, jagged cliffs, dotted with typical ancient fishing platforms make up the Trabocchi Coast. The equestrian club can be reached in three minutes from the SS16, at km 463.850, taking the road up the hill opposite the beach hotels. From the equestrian club, a short horse ride leads to the upper, flat part of the hill, a vast terrace with a splendid view of the coast and of the Majella and Gran Sasso d’Italia mountains.
About us and what we do
Miura Club is FISE-affiliated for cross-country riding and is run by Edoardo Basti, Level 3 endurance instructor and Level 2 ride leader, assisted by his daughter Benedetta, preliminary riding instructor. The equestrian club offers English-style riding courses preparatory to show jumping, cross-country and endurance riding, as well as regularly organizing strolls in the surrounding area along country roads that skirt the rolling mosaic of renowned vineyards and splendid olive groves. There are also horse-riding events, a campus for young riders, multi-day treks and horse rides like that on the Cammino di San Tommaso or the Gustav Line. The club also has a dozen sheep, farmyard animals and friendly dogs and cats, as well as Edoardo’s own vegetable garden.
Recommended destinations in the district
Bridle paths and horseback trails
Hill itineraries wind their way up the river valleys to explore fascinating sites like the mills of the nearby Arielli valley
Horses available, facilities for visiting horses
Five horses available to guests for trekking; four loose boxes, four tie stalls, two paddocks; one outdoor arena (30x60m); one 15m-diameter riding ring.
Recommended vet and farrier at 25km; veterinary pharmacy, Francavilla al Mare (9km).
Accommodation for riders
B&B Lido Riccio, owned by the Basti family, is connected to the equestrian club, while there is other accommodation and campsites at less than 2km. Clubhouse, bathrooms and changing rooms with lockers and showers.
Transfers for accompanying persons and luggage available with prior notice.
Closest saddlery and speciality stores
Decathlon (San Giovanni Teatino, 23km); Equitime (Cepagatti, 33km).
Other equestrian clubs nearby
Circolo di Equitazione Lambada (Lanciano, 22km).