Casa Fiammetta in Iloilo - Philippines
Have you ever aspired to become an equestrian? Casa Fiammetta can help you hone your skills to be a good horseback rider.
Located 28 kilometers from Iloilo City, Casa Fiammetta is a 5-hectare inland resort owned by Emmanuel Gemora. The resort was inspired with Adirondack architecture as seen in its multi-purpose hall, the Tamasak Hall. Tamasak, according to native lore, was the strongest, fastest and most handsome white horse, and believed to be the reason how Barotac Nuevo became a town of its own.
Casa Fiammetta is a ranch resort. It offers special equitation training that is accredited by the Philippine Equestrian Federation. Whether youre a skilled horseman, an amateur horseback rider, or just plain curious, Casa Fiammetta will be there to assist you in all your training needs. For visitors learning equitation, the resort offers several modules, from basic to advanced courses. The resort features a collection of horses, from local ponies to prized Arabian stallions. Local ponies, with groom assistance, are at P200.00 per hour, while thoroughbreds are at P300.00.
Casa Fiammetta is also an event resort. It has air-conditioned log cabins and halls suitable for parties, seminars and retreats. The air-conditioned Humble Horseman conference room can be availed at P1,500.00 for 12 hours. Sleeping accommodations are also provided for a maximum group of 40 people. The Tamasak Hall is free of charge, with additional charges for the sound system and other rentals. Religious gatherings are also available since a church is located within the compound. Garden weddings are also ideal for the resort since it has the perfect garden and backdrop. Its horse-drawn carriage is another feature which most visitors include in their celebration within or outside the premises for other festivities.
Aside from lodging and horseback riding, Casa Fiammetta also features a wood-fired brick oven. It allows visitors to bake their own pizzas for as little as P300.00 for a family-sized pizza.
For active visitors, the resort also has a 60-meter swimming pool with waterfall and bathhouse, a billiards room, and table tennis area. The visitors can also fly a kite for a fee and rent mountain bikes for their bike trail. The resort also has kayak rentals for the scenic Jalaud River. The river is a haven for wild ducks, herons and hummingbirds.
Visitors can also camp on the resort for a nominal fee of P100.00 per night. Though the resort prohibits bringing of food and drinks, campers or other people can brink in, but will be subject to a corkage fee of P35.00 per person per day.
Casa Fiammetta is also a place of educational learning as it provides tours about sugar and rice farming. Carabao-drawn carriage tours are available which take an hour through the plantation and river sandbars.
So when you are in need of affordable equitation training, want to experience riding a pony, or just want to have fun, visit Casa Fiammetta. It is one resort that spells fun and not high price.