Reviews
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Los Alamos - Spain
Experience Level

Villa Based Ride

5 star rating   26 May 2019

As usual Rachel matched me with a horse that was perfect for me. she also took into account everyones ability and level of comfort and worked with them. an amazing woman with fabulous staff and great horses.


Los Alamos - Spain
Experience Level

Villa Based Ride

5 star rating   26 May 2019

Fabulous horses with lovely temperaments. Forest riding with exciting canters and beautiful beach gallops.Always safety conscious and thoughtful matching of horse to rider.


Los Alamos - Spain
Experience Level

Villa Based Ride

5 star rating   26 May 2019

Fantastic riding experience in beautiful surroundings


Atlantis and Green Island Trail - Azores
Experience Level

Atlantis Ride

5 star rating   25 May 2019

There were two options for this trip, one with slightly more riding than the other. We opted for the lesser option so we had more time to explore the island but our hosts actually gave us more riding than we had booked anyway which was so wonderful! We had different horses each day but they always asked for feedback so we could be matched to ones that suited us. Our riding lesson at the start of the holiday was excellent. Nelson is a fantastic teacher!


Ant's Lodges - South Africa
Experience Level

Ant's Nest

5 star rating   25 May 2019

It was lovely to have long canters on sand tracks. The guides were very knowledgeable and informative and we weren’t disappointed with our encounters with the wildlife.
[ITS comment: Iti's great to hear that you enjoyed the riding!]


Ant's Lodges - South Africa
Experience Level

Ant's Nest

5 star rating   25 May 2019

Excellent


Rocking Z - Montana
Experience Level

Ranch Stay

5 star rating   25 May 2019

Varied and different trail every day


Monte Velho - Portugal
Experience Level

Monte Velho

5 star rating   25 May 2019

Coralie and Cendrine were extraordinary instructors.


Atlantis and Green Island Trail - Azores
Experience Level

Atlantis Ride

5 star rating   25 May 2019

All of the horses at the Quinta are well schooled and much loved by Claude, Christina and all of the team. On the first day, we were asked what type of horses we like to ride, and throughout the week I was well matched with lovely, forward going horses who matched my preferences (Aida, Endura, Joya). Many of the horses (and dogs and cats!) at the farm are rescue animals, and the team have done a wonderful job of regaining their trust. There is a file containing the back story and profile of each horse, which was a nice touch and which made for good reading at the end of the day.

The riding itself was brilliant, with lots of varied landscapes across the island. The pace was well suited to our group, and we were able to do some long canters and gallops on each ride. There have been some comments left previously about the amount of road riding - the island is inhabited so there are naturally some roads, but the horses are bombproof even with farm traffic, so this wasn't a concern. A special shout-out goes to our guides Bruno, Caterina, and Nelson, whose enthusiasm for the island and infectious smiles made each day so fun. The number of hours riding was also above what we expected, which was great!

The only feedback I would have would be that it would be useful to have saddle bags for water / sun cream etc., as it got quite hot on the rides.


El Bronco - Hungary
Experience Level

Ranch Stay

5 star rating   25 May 2019

Good horses with a good mind and a little to everyone's taste. Fun to try Western riding now that I'm used to English riding style. Skilled teachers if you take some lessons instead of hacking out.


Rocking Z - Montana
Experience Level

Ranch Stay

5 star rating   25 May 2019

We rode over varied terrain from the flat fields near the creek to the hills above with glorious views of the countryside.


Atlantis and Green Island Trail - Azores
Experience Level

Green Island Trail

5 star rating   25 May 2019

The guides did their best to match each guest with the type of horse they preferred. If you found a horse you particularly liked then you could ride it again. The terrain was varied and we got to see a lot of the island. There was more road work than I expected, sometimes on busy roads, but it was worth it to get to the off road areas. There was lots of opportunities for trots and fast canters. The guides made the rides fun and interesting, particularly Catalina and Bruno.


Chateaux of the Loire - France
Experience Level

3. Chambord to Amboise

5 star rating   25 May 2019

The horses were excellent. Some of the tack was quite tatty but it didn't deter from the experience.


Ant's Lodges - South Africa
Experience Level

Ant's Nest

5 star rating   25 May 2019

Riding was all at walk or canter, due to the terrain - walking through the bush and long canters on the sandy tracks. Riding at the Nest was generally faster. I rode 2 horses (boerperds) at the Nest, one of which I did not find comfortable or particularly responsive, the other was good. The 2 I rode at the Hill were great (arab and tb). One saddle was uncomfortable, it was replaced on request. Tack was generally in good condition and 'bumnahs' provided. The horses are hard working and get on with their job. Hours of riding were just right.


Catalan Coastal Trails - Spain
Experience Level

Mediterranean Trail

5 star rating   25 May 2019

Excellent


Motswiri Camp - Botswana
Experience Level

Riding Safari

5 star rating   25 May 2019

Motswiri had wonderful horses and amazing riding, with very long, comfortable canters and plenty of time to stop and see game in varied terrain. We each rode about 4 horses during our 6 day stay, all extremely fit and healthy, and the team took our horse requests into account. Our saddle preferences were accommodated (English for me, trail for my boyfriend) and all tack was in great condition. The afternoon ride was perfect to try out a new horse before the faster morning ride. Perfect amount of riding hours per day with 4-5 in the morning and 1.5-2 in the afternoon. Our only disappointment was that the floods were late this year so no water anywhere, and no splashy canters as a result. Obviously can't be helped but would have been nice to know before we arrived at camp, to manage expectations (and packing list as no waterproofs needed!). [ITS comment: we are sorry you were not advised in advance of the lateness of the floods this year.] However overall we still had an absolutely amazing time and the riding was fantastic - unforgettable!


Monte Velho - Portugal
Experience Level

Monte Velho

5 star rating   23 May 2019

The horses are well trained and we had a brilliant time with the trial rides


Sierra Nevada Short Break - Spain
Experience Level

Sulayr Ride

5 star rating   22 May 2019

Beautiful horses, well schooled and hardy.


Perol Chico - Peru
Experience Level

The Sacred Valley Ride

5 star rating   22 May 2019

Far and beyond expectations. We all wept when we had to leave.


Perol Chico - Peru
Experience Level

The Sacred Valley Ride

5 star rating   22 May 2019

Excellent


Ant's Lodges - South Africa
Experience Level

Ant's Nest

5 star rating   22 May 2019

I had lovely horses well matched to my riding ability - especially the lovely Frisian at Ants Hill.


Perol Chico - Peru
Experience Level

The Sacred Valley Ride

5 star rating   22 May 2019

Horses were amazing. Very well looked after. Eddy is an amazing horseman who knows and loves his horses. Riding was an incredible experience.


Perol Chico - Peru
Experience Level

The Sacred Valley Ride

5 star rating   22 May 2019

The riding was brilliant, the horses were in beautiful condition and are also Eddy's priority and pride and joy. There are very few words to describe how brilliant this ride is and how lovely the food is and Eddy, Maria and the boys who were there to peel us off our horses at lunch time and again at the end of the day.


Alcainca - Portugal
Experience Level

Riding Holiday

5 star rating   21 May 2019

Excellent instructors and wonderful horses. Tack somewhat stiff - especially the reins which is difficult for people with small hands.


Quinta do Rol - Portugal
Experience Level

Quinta do Rol

5 star rating   19 May 2019

Excellent


Quinta do Rol - Portugal
Experience Level

Quinta do Rol

5 star rating   19 May 2019

The instructor is very knowledgeable on how each horse should be ridden. They are immaculately schooled and very willing to please. I'd like to take every horse home with me as all have amazing characters


Kingdom of the Lusitano - Portugal
Experience Level

Kingdom of the Lusitano

5 star rating   19 May 2019

Lovely balanced horses with great stamina, sorted for all types of riding abilities on the trail. The saddles are really comfortable with sheepskin covers.


Los Alamos - Spain
Experience Level

Villa Based Ride

5 star rating   19 May 2019

Just as good as always


Castellare di Tonda - Italy
Experience Level

Medieval Tuscany

5 star rating   18 May 2019

Excellent


Castellare di Tonda - Italy
Experience Level

Medieval Tuscany

5 star rating   18 May 2019

Attentive guides who looked after us very well. It met my expectations, maybe a few more canters would have been nice but I understand why fast riding was limited as the terrain was quite hard in places.


Sierra Nevada - Spain
Experience Level

Alpujarra Ride

5 star rating   18 May 2019

A lot of the terrain is steep and uneven, so a lot of the riding was at walking pace. This was fine as it allowed time to appreciate the breathtaking surroundings, talk and take photos. Most days also had sections where we could trot and canter. The horses we were given were all generally well behaved and incredibly sure footed. It was amazing to work with horses that were confident on steep and rocky paths.


Provence Trails - France
Experience Level

Luberon and The Camargue

5 star rating   18 May 2019

Excellent


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