Unexpected Horse Show on a lazy Sunday….

Caccamo (Sicily) Horse Trainer Nino Cancasci organises a small show.

One lazy Sunday, with nothing better to do, we decided to go for a pleasant drive to Caccamo heading north into the mountainous region. Caccamo is a pretty little medieval town with lots of history and a magnificent castle (pictured). Caccamo Castle
I intended to pass by a famous horse trainer to show my guests some beautiful horses. But, when we got there a show was just commencing. Unknown to me Antonio Cancasci (the horse trainer) had organised a small display of some of the horses he was training. It was a most interesting experience demonstrating what horses can be trained to do in the right hands and with enough time and patience…
Here is a short video of the event… (Mark)

Our holidays win the 2015 Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence !!!!

Proud to have won such an Accololade !!!!

Adventure excellence Sicily

Tripadvisor has awarded our holidays the 2015 Certificate of Excellence   !!!

Pippa’s Paddock is proud to announce that Tripadvisor has awarded us the much coveted “Certificate of excellence” for 2015. This certificate is given to those establishments which “consistently receive excellent reviews from their guests”… (Tripadvisor’s words…)

Our efforts to create truly tailor-made holidays for horse riding, Yoga, cycling, family holidays and many other activity vacations have finally been rewarded.

I wish to heartily thank all those who were kind enough to spare their time and write all the wonderful things they did about us.  I have no illusions that Pippa’s Paddock is anywhere near perfect. I can only aspire to do our best and genuinely give our guests a lovely holiday as close to their personal liking and tastes as possible. This is why we put so much emphasis on our guests’ wishes.

May you all have a lovely time when visiting Sicily, whoever you travel with, and be assured we are always happy to offer help and advice regardless whether you stay at Pippa’s Paddock or elsewhere…

Troy – Our new Stallion on horse riding excursions…

A small clip of the first days of Troys arrival….

“I was looking for an experienced gelding preferably black. What I got on trial was black alright but that’s about as far as it went. Troy was a stallion and green as hell !! But he is such a sweet soul I couldn’t get myself to give him back. He deserves a good home and I am sure he will learn quickly…”


Our horse riding should be enhanced with Troy’s presence. Looking forward to riding him out by Spring…

On Parade !!! We attend one of the Horse Parades in Sicily…

After eight years we finally manage one of the Horse Parades in Sicily !

Horses italy, Horse riding holidays

The locals love horses and they love showing off… That’s a lot of what Sicily is all about, and frankly, it is fun !    I have wished to take part in one of these Horse Parades ever since we arrived here over eight years ago Continue reading

Bye Sophia…..

Sophia’s month of Horse riding is up….   Leaving today.

Horse riding Sicily

Sophia riding Farrouk.

After a month horse riding at Pippa’s Paddock, Sophia is packing her bags. She leaves today, returning to the UK to continue with her studies after visiting her family and enjoying yet some more of the summer holidays.

Thank you for visiting us, Sophia. We hope you enjoyed your stay as much as we enjoyed having you here….