Photo: Holiday on horseback in the Garfagnana


Spread over our two ranches, live 35 horses. Some are private horses only ridden by their owner, but most of the horses are for our guests to experience horseriding in our beautiful Tuscan countryside.

There are too many hoses to mention by name now, but each one of them is special to us and exceptional in its character, behavior and is respected, loved and taken care of in the best possible way. Most of our horses are born in a wild herd in the National Park of the Garfagnana. Every year we take in some of the one year old foals and train them by the Parelli methods.

Laura, owner of the Nostro West Ranch, was only 4 years old when she told her dream to her father: her own horse. She begged and begged her father for a horse until he was convinced that Laura was really serious about it.

Her father Franco, became a great horseman himself, realised his daughter's dream with lots of sacrifices. At the age of 12 Laura won price after price with riding. She developed an exeptional talent for training young horses. Now Laura is just 26 years old, and is the owner of the most Western ranch of Tuscany.

She is a fantastic guide and lovely teacher, for people as well as the 35 horses. The horses we ride with are mostly mustangs, born in the wilderness of the National Park The Garfagnana. Every year in summer she organizes a weekly trail ride to camp n the mountain were the horses are born.

Rosi, born in The Netherlands, has been riding all her life. Mostly dressage in the Netherlands. After the first Western trail ride in the Canadian Rocky Mountains, her love for Westen riding was born.

It was not until eight years ago, that her dream came true, when her first own horse Nishan galloped in her life. She took her grey Arabian from the Netherlands to Italy.

Rosi set up Lucca Horse Riding on the ranch and teaches, guides on the trails and organizes workshops