Santa Maria a Poneta Farming Estate stretches over a surface area of approx. 20 hectares located in two different areas close to Barberino Val d’Elsa. The main Farm area is dedicated to Horse Breeding, while the other land annex, nearby located on the slope of the small Hamlet of Pastine, is covered by a beautiful ilex and oak grove where one can take nice walks or have a picnic in the Countryside of Tuscany.
The activity of the Farm focuses on breeding of “Sella Italiano” (Italian Saddle) Horses in compliance with the regulations imposed by the disciplinary book of the Unione Nazionale Incremento Razze Equine (National Union for Increasing Horse Breeds); the Foals born each year are bred and then trained for the sports discipline that best suits their lineage.
Our mares have already given birth to many foals which have stood out in hurdle races and in the complete equitation contest; in the history of the Farm, excellent jumpers have been bred and trained, and participated the most important Horse Show Contests.
We will be pleased to accompany our guests to see the newborns take their first steps or follow the first, exciting stages of breaking-in and mounted training. Should our guests be interested in Horseback Riding in Tuscany, we will support in recommending the best equipped Riding Centers in the neighbourhood of the Country House.