Reviews
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Monte Velho - Portugal
Experience Level

Monte Velho

5 star rating   22 November 2018

Fantastic horses for both lessons and trail rides which provided for a great and varied experience. Horses were turned out to a very high standard and clearly very well cared for.


Los Alamos - Spain
Experience Level

Villa Based Ride

5 star rating   21 November 2018

I was matched to a horse of my riding ability. I am a nervous rider so I was very happy with Sarita


Alcainca - Portugal
Experience Level

Riding Holiday

4 star rating   19 November 2018

All 3 instructors very good
Patient and gave me a chance to try new things


Atlantis and Green Island Trail - Azores and Portugal
Experience Level

Green Island Trail

5 star rating   19 November 2018

They are really good at matching one with the right horses. Only once did I get a horse that I did not like (looked at a lot on things and with a pretty bad stop signal - it did not matter) but the 3 other horses I rode were beautiful! We rode almost in a storm on the last day, and even there the horses were surprisingly cool. However, it is noteworthy that the horses are a little used to tourists, so some of them take their freedoms when there is grass or other eatable nearby when stopping to take pictures, etc.
The pace is a wonderful mix of all, and there were also a couple of very fast-paced centers at times.


Galiny Palace - Poland
Experience Level

Jump Tuition Programme (up to 60cm)

5 star rating   19 November 2018

I have stayed before, this being my third trip. The hotel is lovely, the staff are brilliant (where else does the reception team remember you from 18 months ago and ask after your other half by name!), the facilities excellent with great tuition and amazing horses. Friendly, relaxing, and fabulous food to boot.


Galiny Palace - Poland
Experience Level

Galiny Palace

5 star rating   19 November 2018

Really lovely horses and I enjoyed the variety of horses and riding. Educational and fun.
We did our own tacking up (which I think is nice).


Ant's Lodges - South Africa
Experience Level

Ant's Nest

5 star rating   19 November 2018

I loved the saddles so much I bought one. All the horses were brilliant, I had no complaints at all, everything was brilliant & well catered for.


Los Alamos - Spain
Experience Level

Short Break

5 star rating   19 November 2018

Had the pleasure of riding a lovely, well mannered horse, perfectly matched for what I asked for.


Wait A Little - South Africa
Experience Level

Big Five Safari

5 star rating   19 November 2018

Amazing horses. So well cared for. Lovely tack and very comfortable saddles


Monte Velho - Portugal
Experience Level

Monte Velho

5 star rating   19 November 2018

Wonderful instructors and perfectly turned out and well looked after horses.


Horizon Lodge - South Africa
Experience Level

Horizon Lodge

5 star rating   16 November 2018

I have been visiting Horizon for 10 years and seen the herd of horses grow to currently c. 90. They live out in the bush so are free to develop their natural relationships and mini herds, as natural as a ridden horse can be. They are brought in twice a day to be chosen for a ride, fed, checked and treated for injuries, etc. Consequently they are happy, healthy and good natured - and very fit for the longer rides. Watching them happily gallop into the yard is a treat in itself. Kirsty is the manager and knows all the horses as if they were her children. There are shapes, sizes and characters to suit everyone. Kirsty is also expert in matching the horses to rider ability and preferences. Where else can you go for so many happy horses, varied and open spaces and the opportunity for very long or very fast canters for experienced riders, while on the other hand getting non-riders cantering by the end of their stay. Plus added giraffes, zebra and other African animals. Brilliant!


Ant's Lodges - South Africa
Experience Level

Ant's Hill

5 star rating   16 November 2018

The riding was fabulous - v Informative guides - lovely horses & amazing views


Fairs & Festivals - India
Experience Level

Fairs & Festivals

5 star rating   16 November 2018

Outstanding horses and staff. Extremely safe and professional at all times. We were exquisitely well supported.


Los Alamos - Spain
Experience Level

Villa Based Ride

5 star rating   16 November 2018

Rachel knows her horses very well and was excellent in allocating the right horse to the right person. She ensured that the rides were interesting and at the right speed for all riders.


Gaucho Trails - Uruguay
Experience Level

Painted Birds Trail

5 star rating   15 November 2018

It was an absolutely wonderful experience. Horses, scenery, food, accommodations and guides were all impeccable. I fully enjoyed every aspect of the ride & also felt secure in the attention accorded to overall safety. Great organization & professionalism and a great deal of fun!


Alcainca - Portugal
Experience Level

Riding Holiday

4 star rating   15 November 2018

I needed to refresh my basic riding skills and learn basic introductory skills in dressage, these were all met.


Ant's Lodges - South Africa
Experience Level

Ant's Nest

5 star rating   15 November 2018

The riding exceeded expectations. Horses were exceptionally fit, well-schooled and immaculately presented for each ride. We achieved the perfect match of horse within a few rides but also enjoyed the opportunity to ride a wide variety of horses. Ride guides were enthusiastic and professional.


Fairs & Festivals - India
Experience Level

Fairs & Festivals

5 star rating   15 November 2018

The riding was amazing with lovely, fit horses who were looked after brilliantly. My horse 'Apsara' was forward going and very fast but totally safe, I have to say on the initial jaunt round which we had to get a feel for our horses I was slightly concerned that I might not manage but a day into the riding and I was confident and extremely happy with her and couldn't wait for the next days riding!


Fairs & Festivals - India
Experience Level

Fairs & Festivals (ending Agra)

4 star rating   14 November 2018

Horses were fit and forward going. My saddle was very uncomfortable but after 2 days I asked to change and was very happy that I did. Top tip, if you are not comfortable tell the groom and he will change the saddle and provide a seat saver.


Fairs & Festivals - India
Experience Level

Fairs & Festivals (ending Agra)

5 star rating   14 November 2018

Amazing horses, well trained and very well cared for by the India grooms. Nice military saddles. Amazing experience riding across Rajasthan countryside.


Los Alamos - Spain
Experience Level

Short Break

5 star rating   14 November 2018

I’ve been going to Los Alamos once or twice a year since the holiday was first available.
I’ve never been disappointed.


Fairs & Festivals - India
Experience Level

Fairs & Festivals (ending Agra)

5 star rating   13 November 2018

Exceeded expectations all respects... The horses are so well cared for and obviously very much loved by the team. Saddles were extremely comfortable and my horse, Surya, was exactly what I like to ride, very forward going but sensible, I cried when I said goodbye to him. We rode through villages, seeing rural India as it is and as most tourists probably don't see it. Villagers came out to watch and wave to use as we rode through. The terrain was quite varied and pace was great.


Horses, Dunes & Nomads - Morocco
Experience Level

Horses, Dunes & Nomads

5 star rating   12 November 2018

The horses were beautifully conditioned and so well taken of. The head guide, Abdel, was wonderful. The care of the horses is paramount. We groomed and tacked and fed our horses, which was fun. We had many long, long canters and wonderful gallop. The riads where we stayed were very modest, but very comfortable. The food was delicious.


Kaskazi - Tanzania
Experience Level

Kilimanjaro Elephant Safari

5 star rating   12 November 2018

We had an excellent group of 10 competent experienced riders which meant our ride was fast paced. We had excellent varied terrain, animals in their natural environment, cultural experiences and interactions with local Massai tribes. Achieving my dresm of galloping with giraffe was the icing on the cake and very emotional. The food was good along with the bush tv in the evening around the fire. The Kaskazi team were brilliantly led by Jo your guide and company owner - she has such an engaging personality and really wants you to get the most from your safari. Most importantly the horses were well loved and cared for - a joy to ride with good quality tack. Thank you!


Kaskazi - Tanzania
Experience Level

Kilimanjaro Elephant Safari

5 star rating   10 November 2018

Just the most amazing unique experience, beautiful horses looked after to the highest of standards, mannerly and comfortable to ride. Fast pace across stunning scenery with plenty of very natural wildlife to enjoy on the way, including local cultural experiences and education of the local area. It is guided by a wonderful, friendly and knowledgeable team. Jo your guide will ensure your trip is banked in your memory for ever.


Kaskazi - Tanzania
Experience Level

Kilimanjaro Elephant Safari

5 star rating   8 November 2018

Excellent fit horses, some tack a little worn. We covered plenty of ground with good canters, the horses never seemed to get tired and enjoyed themselves as much as we did. It was a little unnerving at first to ride one handed as they were trained as polo ponies but the horses were very responsive and balanced so we all adapted quickly. Lovely to be able to canter alongside Giraffe and Zebra on several occasions. Not for the faint hearted or unfit as it was long hours in the saddle in often dusty conditions but lovely to ride up close and personal with the game. Jo was an great guide witha wealth of knowledge of the wildlife and environment.


Kaskazi - Tanzania
Experience Level

Kilimanjaro Elephant Safari

5 star rating   8 November 2018

The riding was wonderful horses fast and very fit .


Equus Silvania - Romania
Experience Level

Equus Silvania

4 star rating   8 November 2018

The horses I were allocated were lovely but not that straightforward to ride and combined with not being used to cantering on uneven ground made for some slight scary moments. So whilst I was matched with horses that were correct for my ability as I could control them, it was not easy at times and it would take most of the morning to work out how best to ride the horse. I do have my own horse and am quite careful about riding at speed on uneven hard ground or down hill so perhaps am more of a cautious rider than their normal client who may be more used to going on riding holidays or riding a variety of horses. They do have schoolmaster types but these were allocated to the less experienced, they probably made a slight error in judgement in presuming as I have my own horse I would want a more challenging ride than those who do not have their own horse or ride less frequently.

This meant I had two perfect days of riding after I had got used to my new horses and three days which were more challenging as it took a while for me to get confident and trust the horse and work out how best to ride them.


Estancias - Chile
Experience Level

Estancias Ride 10 days-9 nights

5 star rating   7 November 2018

This ride more than met my expectations. The scenery is simply breath-taking. It has been cleverly thought out so each day has it's own character.
I loved the two boat trips, the first gave us an opportunity to see the effects of glaciation as we sailed up the fjord passing sea lions perched in caves, waterfalls, with condors and terns overhead. The second is optional but I was glad I did it. The boat takes you to each of the three glacier faces and amazingly blue icebergs float past you.
Especially on the two long days you really appreciate your surefooted mounts and I could only marvel as my horse nimbly climbed the mountain getting above the snowline at the last estancia, to be rewarded by sensational views.
I was pleasantly surprised by the saddles, all new (at Tercera Barranca) and the sheepskins made them very comfortable.


Los Alamos - Spain
Experience Level

Villa Based Ride

4 star rating   7 November 2018

The horses were an absolute 10/10. loved them and the footing/terrain/ and the beach- so, so fun. Rachel was fantastic.


Catalan Coastal Trails - Spain
Experience Level

Mediterranean Trail

5 star rating   7 November 2018

The ride was slightly more demanding than I expected, long long extended canters and trots. Very much about riding and little time to appreciate scenery. I did originally wanted to book the Bandit Trail, which might have been slightly more leisurely. However we were all well taken care of by our guide, Nacho, who meet us at lunch and most nights. Accomadation was good, as was the food. Brilliant group of people.


Los Alamos - Spain
Experience Level

Villa Based Ride

5 star rating   7 November 2018

I had very high expectations, having been before, and they were fully met. The outstanding features are the high quality and well schooled horses, the lovely surroundings (with plenty of scope for canters and gallops) and the tasty and varied meals.


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