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Spain - Los Alamos
 

Spain - Los Alamos

As you ride you have views of the beaches of Cape Trafalgar and across to the coast of Africa. This is a quiet, peaceful part of the country which has so far escaped any mass tourism and you will be riding in rural Spain where life has remained unchanged for centuries.

Each day's ride will be different to include routes through the forest with its long sandy tracks, into the countryside along ancient drovers' trails and onto the long sandy beaches which stretch for over ten kilometres. Please note that between mid-June and mid-September we do not ride close to the ocean’s edge due to the number of people on the beach. Instead we ride in the sand dunes in sight of the water.

This is Spain and you are on holiday, so the day does not start too early. For most of the year there is an average of four hours in the saddle each day. This is broken up by lunch in small friendly country hostelries whilst the horses relax in the shade.This has been our best selling ride in Europe for the past four years and for good reason. The warm welcome extended to guests, the fun atmosphere, the well trained horses and the fabulous riding ensure guests often return again and again! You are really well looked after and there is some truly great riding along the coast.

Thursday is a rest day for the horses and you visit the Royal Andalucian School of Equestrian Art in Jerez to see a display by the stallions and carriage driving. Later visit the school's carriage museum and stables and have a tapas lunch and sherry tasting.

Your home for the week is the lovely hacienda 'Jacaranda' named after the beautiful Jacaranda trees. It is set in spacious gardens with palm, cactus and fruit trees. All rooms are en-suite and the villa has a swimming pool (not heated). It also has a spacious dining area and comfortable lounge where you can relax in comfort after the day’s ride.

Ingredients are provided for you to make your own breakfast and the villa is stocked with a reasonable supply of beer, wine and spirits for the week. Dinners are either delicious home made food at the villa or meals out at small village restaurants.

Special Train and Ride weeks are available on certain dates throughout the year. These combine full and half day rides from Los Alamos with three one hour lessons with Antonio Corales, a top Doma Vaquero who trained at the School of Equestrian Art in Jerez. Please see the Los Alamos Train and Ride page for more details.

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Spanish Riding Specialist  Gail Tennant

Gail says:

This centre-based ride is one of our most popular holidays. Ride through umbrella pine and sweet smelling eucalyptus forest, along white cliffs and over sandy forest tracks.

My top tip:

I would definitely recommend packing some sunglasses; they will help protect your eyes not only from the sun but also any sand being kicked up by the horse in front of you!

Call: 01299 272 242 | email: gail@inthesaddle.com |
 
 

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