Centro Ippico Vallecupa
Via della Difesa s.n.c.
67032 Pescasseroli AQ
tel. +39 0863910444 - +39 3332517855 (Lucia)
Centro Ippico Vallecupa is in Pescasseroli, the capital of Abruzzo, Lazio & Molise National Park, the oldest and most popular in Italy. The town is at the centre of a plateau (1,167m asl) crossed by the River Sangro, which has its sources nearby and a little further down the valley forms the picturesque Lake Barrea. The most important trade for centuries here was sheep rearing and it left significant traces in the dwellings (including Palazzo Sipari), churches, and remains of the castle that dominates the town. Today Pescasseroli is a popular spot for nature tourism and for winter sports
About us and what we do
Vallecupa is the equestrian club of the farm of the same name that raises sheep and horses on its 370-hectare estate. The petting farm is also connected to agricultural and livestock activities. The FISE-affiliated equestrian club has a riding school with federal instructors and regularly organizes excursions and horse trekking in the park.
English, French, Spanish.
Recommended destinations in the district
Madonna di Monte Tranquillo shrine, the Camosciara deer reserve, Prati d’Angro, Cicerana, Scanno.
Bridle paths and horseback trails
The stretch of the Pescasseroli-Candela sheep track within park boundaries can be travelled on horseback and then continued beyond. The vast Difesa forest reaches as far as the Monte Tranquillo shrine and the numerous marked trails take riders to wonderful places to explore on horseback, encountering the delightful wildlife that lives in the park.
Horses available, facilities for visiting horses
Twenty horses and ten ponies; 20 loose boxes, 20 tie stalls, ten paddocks; one indoor arena (30x60m), two outdoor arenas with sand footing (20x60m and 80x160m).
Vet, farrier and pharmacies with veterinary products on site.
Accommodation for riders
The equestrian club has its own restaurant and hotel, as well as a classroom
Transfers for accompanying persons and luggage available with prior notice.
Closest saddlery and speciality stores
Equitanna (Pescasseroli, 1km).
Other equestrian clubs nearby
Sky Ranch (San Benedetto dei Marsi, 35km); Circolo Ippico Marsicano (Luco dei Marsi, 48km).