Cortina on Horseback

Cortina on Horseback

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Cortina on Horseback

The emotion of emotions.


Discovering Cortina on horseback, the pearl of the Dolomites, is an experience that those who, like us at Club Cavallo Italia, love horses and their elegance, must absolutely put it into their travel plans.

The name Cortina seems to derive from the Ladin diminutive of curtis which, in the Middle Ages, indicated small communities but could also indicate a small courtyard, a space delimited by a wall.

Cortina on Horseback

Cortina on horseback in the Dolomites, perfect for a horse ride and Unesco World Heritage Site, is an extraordinary and unforgettable experience that will remain in your memories forever and do not forget that the Italy Polo Challenge is held in Cortina.

Polo Cortina

The peaks sculpted by the weather are today a geological treasure that gives the landscape a unique beauty because the particular type of rock, the dolomite, gives these mountains, at sunrise and sunset, a color that goes from pink to fiery red, particularly visible on summer evenings.

The Dolomites
The Dolomites

To choose among the many routes that this extraordinary area offers , we contact the equestrian centers in the area (you can find them on the FISE Veneto website) who will be happy to help you.

Cortina on Horseback

If you are traveling with your horse, read our tips on how to drive with the horse here and how to get the horse in the van here. Thank you.

Horse in the van

Cortina on Horseback. Shopping

Since the fifties Cortina has had the distinction of the most fashionable holiday resort in Italy where, walking through the streets of the center, you will discover the trends of the coming seasons before the others.

Shopping in Cortina
The center of Cortina

A walk through the streets of the center and, between a glimpse of the sky and the top of a mountain, you will find shops, jewelers and watches, art galleries, antiquities and antiques.

Unique, refined and elegant shops and boutiques, custodians of original and exclusive items such as the elegance of the our Jewerly Collection with the Premium Services reserved for our customers.

Club Cavallo Italia Shop

Cortina on Horseback. Eating

After an unforgettable horse ride in Cortina we recommend you to discover its traditional flavors, the most classic dishes such as casunziei, typical specialties of the Ampezzo valley, the traditional Tyrolean dumplings such as spätzle and the inevitable polenta that can be combined with goulash and melted cheese.

polenta that can be combined with goulash in Cortina
The polenta that can be combined with goulash

Cortina on Horseback. Sleeping

The offer of hotels in Cortina is really great and we are sure that you will find the hotel that suits your needs and those who travel with you.

We recommend three hotels: the Cristallo Hotel, the Grand Hotel Savoia and Miramonti Majestic Grand Hotel, all with SPA to relax after spending a day discovering Cortina on horseback.

Hotel Cristall in Cortina
The Hotel Cristallo

Skiing in Cortina

If, in addition to horses, you love snow sports, Cortina, the Queen of the Dolomites, is a real paradise with some of the most evocative scenarios in its over 85 kilometers of slopes, with three ski areas connected to each other by a free ski bus.

Sky in Cortina

Cortina d’Ampezzo is also part of the Dolomitisuperski area, one of the largest ski carousels in the world with 450 ski lifts included in a single ski pass to take advantage of over 1200 kilometers of slopes in 12 different valleys.

But Cortina d’Ampezzo is not just sport: it is the only Italian resort among the twelve destinations of the Best of the Alps and it is also the Queen of cultural, social and food and wine entertainment with many proposals for those who always love to live the mountains.

On Horseback in…

After visiting Cortina on Horseback, we suggest you visit Portofino, naturally on Horseback, one of the most elegant places in Italy.


Portofino waiting for you.


To end this journey in beauty discover in the nearby island of Murano, in the province of Venice, how our Murano Glass Horses are born, the excellence of made in Italy in the most elegant animal (but we don’t like to call it animal)

Murano glass horses
Some of our Murano glass horses

Before leaving for Cortina, or Portofino, we have our Bags Collection for you, naturally dedicated to horses and their elegance, created by the skilled hands of our master leather makers in real and soft Italian leather, to… smell, the ideal companion for your travels and for your horseback riding we recommend our Riding Backpack, to have what you need with you and your hands always free.

A bag of our collection

Thank you

Thanks for the time you spent with us, we hope to see you soon in Cortina on horseback and, if you liked our advice, send the link of this page to those who will appreciate them and we will be delighted.

If you want to write to us: We always reply.

Thanks again and see you soon.

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