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Old Mulberry - Croatia
Experience Level

Fixed Programme

4 star rating   29 June 2019

The riding was fantastic... our guide Saphi was just the right amount of crazy while keeping everyone safe . It took me back to riding my ponies when I was a kid fun fast riding over miles of unspoilt countryside . I don’t think I have laughed so much on a riding holiday . My horse Junior was exactly what I had asked for small fast and fun I loved him . Despite the heatwave we rode in the horses were all happy fit and up for a gallop .
They all appeared happy and well cared for and knew their jobs and the whole group agreed all horses were well matched . It was an amazing experience on the last day when two people weren’t riding that their horses came loose with us back home as a herd . Saphi the guide clearly has a real affinity with the horses which was lovely to see.
This is excellent holiday for someone wanting some fun riding and escape the constraints of UK riding !


Old Mulberry - Croatia
Experience Level

Fixed Programme

5 star rating   15 June 2019

I like rides that have some fast sections, so this one really suited me. I also like a variety of terrain, and this one has plenty of riding over beautiful grassy plains as well as through lovely forests, where the filtered light enabled us to get out of the sun.


Old Mulberry - Croatia
Experience Level

Fixed Programme

5 star rating   15 June 2019

Excellent


Old Mulberry - Croatia
Experience Level

Fixed Programme

5 star rating   1 June 2019

It was a little muddier than I expected, due to the uncharacteristic heavy rainfall...I hadn’t packed strong enough waterproofs to cope with the torrential rain.
As a result of the wet ground, we didn’t canter as much as they would normally as some of the other guests weren’t happy cantering on the mud. There was one day when the rain was too heavy for the other guests however thankfully the guide still agreed to take me out on that day’s leg, this was probably my favourite day as we cantered and trotted most of the way as I’m not bothered by slippery mud.

My horse was an absolute sweetheart, only young at 4 years old but so comfy with a lovely temperament and fast.


Old Mulberry - Croatia
Experience Level

Fixed Programme

4 star rating   4 May 2019

Riding was exciting - up hill and down dale, fast paced with a fun guide. Not for the faint-hearted! If you were only used to a manege, this would be one hell of a surprise!. Some long canters over very rough ground. Hardly a gate all week, and about 20 foot of tarmac. Indeed most horses are unshod. You don't cover as much ground as in some hols - I reckon we did about 100km in 5 days - but this is partly cos some terrain is steep. But there were always a good lot of canters each day. Croatia is very empty so there's acres of forest and hillside to ride in, and the horse have turnout in a field so big you couldn't see where it ended.
There was a generous hospitable atmosphere with drinks before meal at the estate being free, wine with dinner etc. The food is Eastern european rather than Mediterranean, so don't expect sophistication, or spices, and vegetarians don't have the best time.
Overall this holiday was good fun, and excellent value for money.


Old Mulberry - Croatia
Experience Level

Fixed Programme

4 star rating   4 May 2019

Much bolder than we'd do in England: cantering over really boggy land with mud in your face and clothes; galloping up steep hills - well, I guess a bit like hunting (which I've never done). Quite thrilling in places.
We'd have done more if some in the group had not been so cautious, but it was well-adapted to suit us all - as long as you don't mind staying in line.


Old Mulberry - Croatia
Experience Level

Flexible Programme

5 star rating   4 May 2019

The terrain was difficult due to being very wet but the guides were able to vary the pace and find opportunities for long, fast canters. The horses clearly enjoyed their work and were well matched to their riders.


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