Reviews
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Los Alamos - Spain

Villa Based Ride

5 star rating   23 October 2022

Anne (this is their first In The Saddle holiday) A complete riding holiday | No comments, everything satisfying.


Transylvania Trail - Romania

Transylvania Trail

5 star rating   22 October 2022

Roberta who has been on 3 In The Saddle rides. Magnificent Autumnal Trail Ride | Excellent


Monte Velho - Portugal

Monte Velho

5 star rating   20 October 2022

Elizabeth who has been on 3 In The Saddle rides. 3 days of trails | Excellent


Horizon Horseback - South Africa

Horizon

5 star rating   19 October 2022

Sophie who has been on 3 In The Saddle rides. My favourite place ever! | Excellent


Nile Explorer - Uganda

Nile Explorer

5 star rating   16 October 2022

Joanna who has been on 6 In The Saddle rides. The riding in Uganda surpassed my expectations! I've never ridden such fit, forward but safe and sensible horses. Natalie & TJ are passionate about their horses' wellbeing and have produced an excellent team who care for them.


Los Alamos - Spain

Villa Based Ride

5 star rating   16 October 2022

Karen who has been on 3 In The Saddle rides. Very good | The riding and the horses were fantastic. I don't think I've ever ridden such good horses before.


Atlantis and Green Island Trail - Azores

Green Island Trail

5 star rating   15 October 2022

Tina who has been on 3 In The Saddle rides. Perfect horse riding holiday in stunning location | I was very impressed by the variety and quality of the horses, all of whom were extremely well cared for. I rode three different horses during the week, and all of them were excellent and a good match for me.


Atlantis and Green Island Trail - Azores

Green Island Trail

5 star rating   15 October 2022

Brenda who has been on 12 In The Saddle rides. Fastastic Riding Holiday | Exceeded my expectations. Loved the canters and gallops!


Extremadura - Spain

Extremadura Treasures

5 star rating   15 October 2022

Yngve Steinar (this is their first In The Saddle holiday) Wonderful riding in an intereseting area with fantastic host | The trail was sold in as a trail with some cantering and trots. During the trail some more cantering would have be fine, but according to the initial information it was as agreed.


Atlantis and Green Island Trail - Azores

Green Island Trail

5 star rating   15 October 2022

John who has been on 12 In The Saddle rides. An outstanding riding experience from start to finish! | What was nice was that all paces were accommodated, the horses were very well trained, the food and accommodations were outstanding, and the hosts, Claude and Christine made you feel very welcome in their home.

Anky, who led our rides, was an outstanding guide and she would tailor your ride and preferences to suit. Fantastic staff, and let's not forget Rui !


Kambaku Safari Lodge - Namibia

Kambaku Safari Lodge

5 star rating   13 October 2022

Christina who has been on 8 In The Saddle rides. Wonderful chance to see African wildlife up close | Exceeded expectations. The guidance had said that riding would be tailored to our preferences. We had assumed that meant a compromise between our preferences and that of the other half dozen people we would be riding with. Not so. The Lodge took seriously that we were less troubled about long canters than we were about seeing and learning about the wildlife. Most days we rode with only a guide, and we were allotted the one who was also a game ranger. We had some amazing encounters with the game on the reserve.


Horizon Horseback - South Africa

Horizon

5 star rating   12 October 2022

Marian who has been on 2 In The Saddle rides. Fabulous | This was our second holiday at Horizon - and I have to say I think we enjoyed it even more second time around. The owners and staff are so welcoming and really fun to be around. The riding was superb - horses matched perfectly to our individual abilities.


Miyak Tribe Trail - North Macedonia

Miyak Tribe Trail

5 star rating   9 October 2022

Jamie (this is their first In The Saddle holiday) Phenomenal! | Excellent


Alentejo Trails - Portugal

Bottlenose Trail

5 star rating   9 October 2022

Elizabeth (this is their first In The Saddle holiday) Fabulous | The riding was fabulous with the good mix of walk trot and canter. The beach ride was really great and our guide Miguel was professional and good fun always making sure the horses were well cared for.


Velani Country Hotel - Crete

Sun and Riding

5 star rating   9 October 2022

Vanessa who has been on 7 In The Saddle rides. Fabulous location and excellent horses | We were extremely impressed with the equestrian centre at Velanie, the yard was organised, clean and with good facilities. The staff (Vladimir and Julia) were extremely helpful and patient. We were expected to help prepare our horses and, as it was some time since we have done this for ourselves, we needed some help. Both Vlad and Julia were happy to show us what to do and careful to check everything was in order before anyone mounted. They clearly loved all the horses and made sure their welfare was always the priority.

We were both very happy with our horses and when we were allocated less interesting horses on one of the days, the situation was quickly rectified following a chat with the team.

The riding was on fairly hard and narrow tracks which limited freedom a little but this had already been explained before we went so we knew what to expect. However, the scenery and the overall experience made up for these limitations and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.


Miyak Tribe Trail - North Macedonia

Miyak Tribe Trail

5 star rating   9 October 2022

Caroline who has been on 2 In The Saddle rides. Incredible adventure of a lifetime | The riding is not for the feint hearted but if you’re up to it, it will blow your mind. Forward going ponies and so sure footed over the toughest terrain. Even galloping was exhilarating over the mountains. Everybody was carefully considered and matched perfectly to their pony.


Quinta do Rol - Portugal

Quinta do Rol

5 star rating   9 October 2022

Nicola who has been on 2 In The Saddle rides. Quinta Do Rol - Fantastic | The riding was fantastic. We were not the most experienced riders but the instructors never made us feel awkward about that. They were enthusiastic, encouraging and had a wealth of knowledge to impart. Our riding really developed during our stay and each lesson was the perfect mix of being challenging and fun. The riding centre itself is incredibly well run and the horses were amazing.

[Abbie from In The Saddle replies: We really appreciate your feedback, thank you. I am really pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Quinta do Rol.]


Alentejo Trails - Portugal

Bottlenose Trail

5 star rating   9 October 2022

Ira who has been on 3 In The Saddle rides. Bottlenose trail - Brilliant holiday, well organised and fabulous riding | Yes as described.


Quinta do Rol - Portugal

Quinta do Rol

5 star rating   9 October 2022

Charlotte who has been on 2 In The Saddle rides. Amazing holiday - excellent riding, wonderful hosts, great tuition | The horses were outstanding as was the instruction. The facilities were excellent and I learnt a tremendous amount in a very short period of time. The horses and tuition were very well matched to my requirements but with the right amount of "stretch".


Maasai Mara - Kenya

Maasai Mara Starting at KO 8

5 star rating   9 October 2022

Casey (this is their first In The Saddle holiday) Absolutely amazing! | It was absolutely perfect for my riding ability and what we were looking for. I am an intermediate rider and was matched perfectly with the right horse for me (Flash) and found the pace to be very comfortable. If anything, it was a bit slow / too much walking which would be the feedback from my husband who is a more advanced rider. But overall it was an amazing experience, for both our first safari and riding holiday.
[In The Saddle - we are so pleased that you enjoyed your safari.]


Alentejo Trails - Portugal

Bottlenose Trail

5 star rating   9 October 2022

Jacqueline who has been on 5 In The Saddle rides. Bottlenose Trail Portugal - A brilliant week of horse riding, scenery, guiding support and fun with friends | Exceeded expectations. I was concerned that it wouldn’t be enough riding as we had chosen a trail of 4-6 hours per day. But actually it was more than enough time in the saddle. Must be getting older! Scenery more varied and remote than expected. I don’t think we met anyone on the whole trail and only very little roadwork connection tracks with some spectacular views.

[In The Saddle replies: We really appreciate your feedback and are so pleased that your holiday exceeded your expectations.]


Chianti Castles and Wine Tasting - Italy

Chianti Castles and Wine Tasting

5 star rating   9 October 2022

Kathryn who has been on 2 In The Saddle rides. Chianti Castles & Wine Tasting | The horses were good quality, very fit and extremely well looked after. As an experienced rider it can be a bit frustrating to have to ride in single file all the time but I do understand from a safety perspective why this is done. The landscape was very hilly and the horses managed this very well. I mostly rode a fantastic horse that was actually the owners daughters eventer so I feel privileged to have been able to use him.
[Becky from In The Saddle replies: Thank you very much for your feedback and we are so pleased you enjoyed the ride.]


Atlantis and Green Island Trail - Azores

Atlantis Ride

4 star rating   8 October 2022

Sara Fevre (this is their first In The Saddle holiday) Good


Borana - Kenya

Lodge stay

5 star rating   8 October 2022

Gillian (this is their first In The Saddle holiday) A truly wonderful experience | Riding at Borana was absolutely wonderful. The horses were in excellent condition, well mannered, and forward going. Our guide Nicholas took us on a different ride every day (we rode for 7 days) . We saw different terrain , lots of animals and had some amazing long canters & fast gallops.


Velani Country Hotel - Crete

Sun and Riding

5 star rating   8 October 2022

Elisabeth who has been on 18 In The Saddle rides. Beautiful location and excellent service | The riding took place in small hill/mountain/field roads, with gravel or concrete or asphalt surface. Most of the riding was upwards or downwards with beautiful views and with short and some longer canters in the more relative smooth upward parts with gravel ground. The selection of horses is varied and will fit the unexperienced and the experienced rider. I got to ride 3 different horses and was very pleased with 2 of them. We were riding in one line with the same order within the same day. It was therefor a nice experience to change the horses some days to also get another place in the order, being in the back and also being in the front. It was difficult, some times, to get the information given by the guide when riding in the back. The guides were very helpful and nice in all respect.


Extremadura - Spain

Monfragüe National Park

5 star rating   8 October 2022

Marianne Laerke who has been on 2 In The Saddle rides. The horses were fantastic. Regarding riding level Red+, I expected a relatively calm ride with a lot of walk, but was pleasantly surprised by a quite fresh pace in both trot and especially canter. There was far more canters than I expected. A huge pleasure.


Velani Country Hotel - Crete

Sun and Riding

5 star rating   8 October 2022

who has been on In The Saddle rides. Fabulous - again! I’ll be back - again. | I rode the wonderful Mangas who suited me completely. Willing, able and with a great temperament. I also had three lessons on him in the open air ménage - with a great view down to mountain.

I am not able tack up the horses but this was done very willingly for me.

I was on the Sunny Rides programme which proved suitable and fun for an experienced rider of advancing (advanced!) years.


Velani Country Hotel - Crete

Sun and Riding

5 star rating   8 October 2022

Grethe Lill who has been on 6 In The Saddle rides. Wonderful | A good selection of horses in a changing landscape.
Did different rides everyday and enjoyed the variety this offered.


Velani Country Hotel - Crete

Sun and Riding

5 star rating   8 October 2022

Olaug who has been on 12 In The Saddle rides. Ride, food, relax. Hospitality. Lovely hotel, room/food. | Excellent


Velani Country Hotel - Crete

Sun and Riding

5 star rating   6 October 2022

Joanna who has been on 2 In The Saddle rides. Great riding, great people, great accommodation and location | Riding was great, lovely horses - clearly well cared for. Enjoyed being able to help with grooming, tacking up etc.


Sierra Nevada Short Break - Spain

Sulayr Ride

5 star rating   5 October 2022

Jane who has been on 2 In The Saddle rides. Memorable and great fun | As anticipated this ride was slow due to the terrain with quite a lot of on foot walking where terrain very steep.However some cantering days 2 and 3 and well worth the ride to cross the high Sierra Nevada. Horses sure footed , picnics delicious , views amazing and you really were off the beaten tracks. We keep talking about our Spanish adventure. We loved being in the mountains and the two villages, Bubion and Trevelez, were fascinating.The horses were well schooled so could relax and enjoy the countryside eg picked their way over rough terrain, you just gave them a long rein, in canter went into a rhythm and did not pull so can just sit still with light contact, when leading they walked behind and did not tread on you !


Quinta do Rol - Portugal

Quinta do Rol

4 star rating   4 October 2022

Pippa who has been on 4 In The Saddle rides. Quinta do Rol - Lovely place | The equestrian centre facilities were truly beautiful. The horses were very well turned out and cared for. Good quality tack that was cleaned after each ride. There were 3 trainers and it would have been more beneficial for me to swap about a bit more.


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