Reviews
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White Stallion Ranch - Arizona
Experience Level

White Stallion Ranch

5 star rating   29 September 2019

My second stay and just as good as the first. Great riding for a wide range of abilities, with a variety of ride lengths and terrain.


Lassithi Trek - Crete
Experience Level

Lassithi Trek

5 star rating   29 September 2019

Exciting riding on good horses over varied and difficult terrain. One of the highlights was taking horses for a swim in the sea.


Chianti Castles and Wine Tasting - Italy
Experience Level

Chianti Castles and Wine Tasting

5 star rating   29 September 2019

The riding was really good. Each day was different. The full days were fabulous as covered a lot of ground, and we saw some amazing sights and had lovely picnic lunches. The area is very beautiful and traditional Italian.

The horses were all fabulous and knew their job very well. The center is amazing and the horses are really well cared for. I would recommend this riding holiday to everyone.

Donatella and Sadio, the hosts were SO lovely and nothing was too much trouble.


Darwin's Trail - Brazil
Experience Level

Darwin's Trail

5 star rating   28 September 2019

I did Darwin’s Trail & Canyons & Waterfalls. These are great combo rides for experienced riders. The Darwin’s Trial involves a lot of ascending and descending, so you need to be secure on your horse. My horse, Hercules, was amazing and a great jumper, which I really enjoyed. Some of the accommodation was basic, so be prepared for wet boots, wet clothes with no drying facilities (it poured when we were there). Ending up riding on sunny Buzios beach was a fitting end to the ride. The other ride (Canyons & Waterfalls) is a great contrast, more rolling plains and faster pace and country dirt roads. Scenery was diverse and these two rides gave you a perfect overview of different parts of Brazil.

(Abbie from In The Saddle says: We are so pleased that you enjoyed the Brazilian Odyssey combining the new Darwin's Trail with the Canyons & Waterfalls ride. We were sorry to hear that you encountered such wet weather during the Darwin's Trail. Thank you very much for your feedback about the accommodation and drying facilities, which we have passed on to the ride operator).


Old Mulberry - Croatia
Experience Level

Fixed Programme

5 star rating   28 September 2019

Excellent


Old Mulberry - Croatia
Experience Level

Fixed Programme

5 star rating   28 September 2019

The riding exceeded my expectations. Fast and furious and enormous fun- out of all the riding holidays I have had - and I have been on a lot - I would say this was the most fun. The guide Stefi made it so - he was a larger than life figure full of joie de vivre which was very infectious. Also helped that the group bonded straightaway and were all competent riders. Stefi gauges riders' abilities well. If he dd not think we were upto it we would not have gone at the pace we did. Host Misha is also a lovely man and did us proud with the forest picnics - all freshly cooked in front of us out in the open air ( a definite improvement on packed sandwiches which I have had on other rides and which do NOT travel well on horseback


Quinta do Rol - Portugal
Experience Level

Quinta do Rol

5 star rating   27 September 2019

Good informative and fun lessons.


Catalan Coastal Trails - Spain
Experience Level

Mediterranean Trail

5 star rating   27 September 2019

This was a superb riding holiday! The horses were excellent and very well cared for, our guide was superb and the riding terrain so varied from Old Medieval stone villages to oak and pine forests and river valleys! It was also extremely well orchestrated to provide a couple of incredible catered picnics on the trail and always a stash of food for our horses. We stopped each night at a different inn where we enjoyed being well fed. I would highly recommend this!


Quinta do Rol - Portugal
Experience Level

Quinta do Rol

5 star rating   27 September 2019

The horses are wonderful , very well cared for and beautifully schooled.


Provence Trails - France
Experience Level

Luberon and The Camargue

5 star rating   27 September 2019

The riding was all I expected it to be, but I would have liked to have seen a better quality of tack and clean. Also the horses were extremely good and very willing but I felt they could have been cared for better. The riding was amazing and the scenery spectacular at times. We were disappointed that we were unable to go on the ferry to the Little Camargue, apparently the ferry was broken.


Sierra Nevada Short Break - Spain
Experience Level

Sulayr Ride

5 star rating   25 September 2019

The whole holiday was amazing, from the lovely, well cared for horses to the food, and drink , we where lucky to have some lovely people in our group.

The riding exceeded my expectations, it’s was slightly tougher than I thought, but I coped with it and it gave me a lot of confidence


Sierra Nevada Short Break - Spain
Experience Level

Sulayr Ride

5 star rating   25 September 2019

My horse was so beautiful and lovely. Sweet tempered and willing. We bonded instantly and she didn’t put a hoof wrong. Dallas our guide was amazing and I have huge respect for her. She was great company and ensured we had a wonderful holiday. We rode up some high mountains and the scenery was breathtaking. Really unusual place to ride. The lower forests were beautiful too with the smell of wild thyme and mint. Horned cattle and sheep. Wild horses. Gorgeous villages.


Sierra Nevada Short Break - Spain
Experience Level

Sulayr Ride

5 star rating   25 September 2019

The horses were in fantastic condition and incredibly well trained, the mountains were breathtaking and the riding was out of this world.


Namib Desert - Namibia
Experience Level

Namib Desert

5 star rating   23 September 2019

The team including Andrew and Telane are extremely professional and take 100 % of the horses!


Namib Desert - Namibia
Experience Level

Namib Desert

5 star rating   23 September 2019

Some of the riders were not experienced for this type of ride which did make a difference to an otherwise superb riding holdiay.


Los Alamos - Spain
Experience Level

Villa Based Ride

5 star rating   22 September 2019

The riding was excellent with very good safety standards provided by the guides (Jose and Roberto). I could have wished for a couple of more hours of riding each day, but understand the length of the ride is to take good care of the horses.


Los Alamos - Spain
Experience Level

Villa Based Ride

5 star rating   22 September 2019

The riding at Los Alamos is so fun and Rachel is great when it comes to matching horse and rider! All of my group were happy with the horses, they have a lot of energy!


Los Alamos - Spain
Experience Level

Villa Based Ride

5 star rating   22 September 2019

Excellent


Los Alamos - Spain
Experience Level

Villa Based Ride

5 star rating   22 September 2019

The riding is excellent. Lovely walks in great scenery mixed with canter and lovely gallops. Very well kept horses which is a joy to be around.


Los Alamos - Spain
Experience Level

Villa Based Ride

5 star rating   22 September 2019

Excellent


Los Alamos - Spain
Experience Level

Villa Based Ride

5 star rating   22 September 2019

Excellent


Catalan Coastal Trails - Spain
Experience Level

Mediterranean Trail

5 star rating   21 September 2019

The riding was amazing!
Plenty of it and wonderful horses, who were well cared for beautiful Andalusians and and matched perfectly with their riders
The guide was very experienced, but rather lacking in empathy, which was particularly apparent when my friend's horse shied and she fell off. A few words of kindness and support at the time would have been appreciated, as would help remounting and support during the remainder of the afternoon's ride.

I loved the holiday and the experience. It was physically exhausting, but in a mind enhancing way!


Catalan Coastal Trails - Spain
Experience Level

Mediterranean Trail

5 star rating   21 September 2019

Excellent


The Hideout - Wyoming
Experience Level

The Hideout

5 star rating   21 September 2019

We had a little cattle work which was great fun but the trips out from the ranch to ride in the mountains were stunning


Canyons and Waterfalls - Brazil
Experience Level

Canyons and Waterfalls

5 star rating   21 September 2019

The horses – all of them – Los Potreirinhos - a real treat. All responsive, safe and fast when appropriate. This is not a ride with masses of cantering – particularly if the weather conditions are unfavourable – anyway you’re too busy looking at the amazing scenery. All neck reining – all tack and kit fine.

The gauchos – Antonio and his daughter, Tiago, Isabella – all great – knew their stuff and their horses. Absolutely no issues.


Provence Trails - France
Experience Level

Luberon and The Camargue

2 star rating   21 September 2019

There was a significant amount of road work (minor lanes) on the first day. With temperatures in the 30s the tarmac reflected the heat. The gallops in the Camargue were great fun and the horses, as ever, generous of spirit. In the mountains they took me to places I could not walk to.

The horses are in good condition on a diet of hay and grass (surprisingly no hard feed). Over winter they get four months holiday in the Jura as a herd.


Monte Velho - Portugal
Experience Level

Monte Velho

5 star rating   21 September 2019

Lovely horses and great standard of teaching from all trainers. Only improvement would be the chance to discuss your previous experience and goals at the start of the stay - but if you mention to your trainer what you would like to work on they will do their utmost to accommodate - so don't hesitate to have a chat!


Monte Velho - Portugal
Experience Level

Monte Velho

5 star rating   21 September 2019

The level of tuition and range of horses were the best I’ve experienced.... just a note that it is worth outlining your riding ability with the trainer for the day to get the best out of your riding lesson. The trail ride was amazing - I wish we had organised more than one during our visit.... riding out around the estate was superb.


Monte Velho - Portugal
Experience Level

Monte Velho

5 star rating   21 September 2019

Instructors able to assess riding faults very quickly & work on these progressively. On final lesson thrilled to ride movement not attempted before.
However, on occasions MV horses were schooled in the arena at the same time as two riders were having lessons. This may be fine for riders experienced in riding in busy warm up areas but for more novice riders trying to ride an unfamiliar horse, concentrate on one's instructor and worry about where another horse and rider are is quite stressful.
Loved the schoolmaster horses.


Northern Lights Ride - Iceland
Experience Level

Northern Lights Ride

5 star rating   21 September 2019

It was fun to learn to ride Tolt. The horses were well cared for and well mannered making it easy and safe.


African Explorer - Botswana and South Africa
Experience Level

African Explorer

5 star rating   20 September 2019

Yes my expectations were met.


Horizon Lodge - South Africa
Experience Level

Horizon

5 star rating   20 September 2019

Beautifully schooled horses who were a joy to ride


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