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Hacienda Zuleta - Ecuador
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Hacienda Zuleta

5 star rating   15 June 2018

I had high expectations going to Hacienda Zuleta, and this place met all of them. It was the vacation home of two past Ecuadorian presidents for a reason. The scenery is stunning, very lush and bucolic. Its also very clean and safe and gives you a good look at rural life in Ecuador. The food and service is great. The beds are wonderfully soft which is welcome after a long day in the saddle. Each room also has a working fireplace which is stocked every night.

I rode 4 hoses and liked them all - soft mouths, super responsive, no vices. The tack is western style and is very comfortable. We went riding with a local guide who works at the hacienda taking care of the horses and an English speaking guide. Each ride was a combination of walking and long, controlled canters. The guides know what riders want and cater well to it. My friend and I loved it and would recommend it to anyone looking for a great South American vacation.


Hacienda Zuleta - Ecuador
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Hacienda Zuleta

5 star rating   2 December 2016

The riding was over beautiful terrain - quite hilly so not many places to have a good blast (if you want that!) we were often on cobbled surfaces, and they were quite happy to canter the horses on this which surprised us to start with but the horses were fine.

Our guide, Felipe, spoke excellent English and was really helpful - pointing out lots of interesting things, and making sure that I had a bank or log etc to help me get onto the horse as I have a bad knee! He was also took great care to match us to our horses, and would ask if we were happy or wanted to change. The horses were lovely - forward going but sensible for me, and a bit more lively for my children, which they loved! A great credit to the Hacienda.


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