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Sierra De Gredos - Spain

Castles of the Gredos Mountains

5 star rating   24 September 2022

Katie who has been on 3 In The Saddle rides. Out of this world amazing horses, delicious food, warm and lovely hosts, fabulous accommodation, | The riding was great. I always felt safe. Emilio was calm and professional. The horses were all very well behaved. We had a chance for canters. We could have trotted a bit more but all the walking didn't detract from the holiday. The days were long, we loved the tapas stop and then we rode on for a late lunch, which was always home made and delicious, and then a long siesta and back in the saddle for two more hours and getting to our accommodation about 7:30. This is the Spanish way but not much time for relaxing before dinner.

[Abbie from In The Saddle replies: Thank you very much for your feedback. I am so glad that you enjoyed your trip.]


Sierra De Gredos - Spain

Castles of the Gredos Mountains

5 star rating   12 February 2022

Sarah who has been on 6 In The Saddle rides. Fabulous | A fabulous ride through the most beautiful part of rural Spain. The horses were excellent, well cared for and the saddles were very comfortable.


Sierra De Gredos - Spain

Castles of the Gredos Mountains

5 star rating   25 September 2021

Pia (this is their first In The Saddle holiday) Excellent


Sierra De Gredos - Spain

Castles of the Gredos Mountains

5 star rating   18 September 2021

Katie who has been on 3 In The Saddle rides. Fantastic scenery | I had been on a ride previously with Emilio,so knew the riding would be good. I did love this ride,as got to do some trotting & long canters most days. Majority of the ride is at walk,but lovely to take in the scenery around you. So peaceful.


Sierra De Gredos - Spain

Castles of the Gredos Mountains

4 star rating   24 July 2021

Mette who has been on 2 In The Saddle rides. Mamen and Emilio are amazing horse people and their love and respect for the animals pervade the whole ride. Just the fact that you ride bitless says it all. It IS a slow ride, which is also described when booking it and this year's heat wave probably slowed it down further. A couple of beautiful canters - but otherwise the pace is in calm walk. It was a beautiful experience to meet the locals and ride through small sleeping villages in the region, and experience the beautiful castles and squares, but if you, like me, are more into the deserted and completely raw nature, there are a little too many cars and roads to crossed on this ride.


Sierra De Gredos - Spain

Castles of the Gredos (long)

5 star rating   1 September 2019

Jane who has been on 11 In The Saddle rides. Mountains of the Gredos - Absolutely fantastic! | I was given a super horse called Chile - very well schooled and obedient - a joy to ride - very responsive. I was at the front of the ride deliberately as having done these rides before I know it can end up being a bit crowded at the back. Chile had excellent brakes, was very sure footed and made me feel very safe and secure. A super horse. This holiday is not promoted as being a ‘fast' ride and why would you want to go fast when there is so much amazing scenery to look at! There were one or two moments when the walking got a bit monotonous, but Emilio made sure we got canters every day and there were some good trots. He also took great care to make sure everyone was secure and happy with the pace.


Sierra De Gredos - Spain

Castles of the Gredos Mountains

4 star rating   24 August 2019

Diane (this is their first In The Saddle holiday) It was a slow ride but this had been flagged up before we booked the holiday, however, sometimes it was two hours + of walking before we changed pace and for me it did become a bit monotonous. However, we really enjoyed the long stops after lunch giving time to chill out or swim in the nearby rivers, absolutely gorgeous.


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