Reviews
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Nile Explorer - Uganda

Nile Explorer

5 star rating   23 June 2019

Mary who has been on 6 In The Saddle rides. Fantastic Holiday | I was very happy with my horse and we had many canters and gallops


Monte Velho - Portugal

Monte Velho

5 star rating   23 June 2019

Sway who has been on 4 In The Saddle rides. It was that good, I have booked to go again! | I was very satisfied with the overall standard of the horses, I was satisfied with the tack apart from one saddle which was split on the seat, this was not so comfortable to ride on - I was lucky that I only had to use this saddle the once, but even then it had caused a rub & sore spot on my right butt cheek which then needed ‘managing’ for the rest of the holiday - thank god for sudocrem!!!


Nile Explorer - Uganda

Nile Explorer

4 star rating   23 June 2019

RGT who has been on 39 In The Saddle rides. Riding through a verdant and fertile land | With the exception of a couple of areas, most of the riding was on hard dirt tracks but the horses are well used to this. It would have been nicer to be on softer ground but there are no such options here. I enjoyed the pace of the ride which was varied, so though there was quite a lot of walking there were also loads of long canters and some very good gallops.


Velani Country Hotel - Crete

Sun and Riding

5 star rating   23 June 2019

Birchwood (this is their first In The Saddle holiday) Great fun, great hotel and excellent riding if a little too hot! | My horse was an Andalusian called Laboriosa. I speak Spanish and this isn't a flattering name basically the translation is laborious and it would be used for a worker who needed a lot of pushing. Actually I though the name a little unfair, after the first hour of the first ride we got along just fine.
The weather was very hot, hotter than normal for June and 4 hours a day in the saddle with no shade (lots of olive trees but they are not tall so provide no shade) was a struggle for all of us. I actually skipped the third day when we due to ride for over 5 hours as I already felt beaten up by the sun. Only two people actually went out the third day and they came back after just over two hours.
Lively rides plenty of cantering and galloping where it allowed.
Horses well cared for, their backs were covered in talcum powder before saddling and after the ride they were washed down and their coats treated with a water and tea tree mix.


Los Alamos - Spain

Villa Based Ride

5 star rating   23 June 2019

Paul C who has been on 2 In The Saddle rides. The riding on our holiday at Los Alamos was amongst the best that we have ever had , two days riding on the beach was amazing. Leaving at 8 o'clock meant that we got to the beach before any people so we could gallop for a long time which was amazing.
The other days the riding through the forest and cantering and galloping on the fire breaks was fantastic.
Our Guides and Rachael were so nice and helpful, couldn't wish for nicer people.
[ITS comment: It's great that you enjoyed the riding!]


Miyak Tribe Trail - North Macedonia

Miyak Tribe Trail

5 star rating   22 June 2019

Caroline who has been on 16 In The Saddle rides. Extraordinary horses, food and music | The horses are mountain horses and so reminded me a little of those we rode in Tibet and Kyrgyzstan. They walk fast, they gallop fast, and they don't bother with trotting or collected canter. They are extraordinarily fit. And pure pleasure to ride, not least as they are so different from the horses we ride in the UK. That contrast is a real joy to experience. I always felt very safe on my horse: it listened, it didn't just do what the horse in front did (when asked), and incredibly steady on its feet over rocks and through water. It took a bit of getting used to, and the guide was very helpful in telling us how best to use the contact.


The Hideout - Wyoming

The Hideout

5 star rating   22 June 2019

Jane (this is their first In The Saddle holiday) Amazing experience | This was an amazing riding experience. The horses are beautifully schooled and presented. The Hideout has the cleanest barn and tack room I've ever seen and overall the facilities for riding are outstanding. The variety of riding is astounding: we rode mountains/meadows/deserts/canyons/prairie ......all within a 10 minute drive of the ranch.
I think this is the only holiday I have ever been on that completely met my expectations 🙂


Rocking Z - Montana

Ranch Stay

5 star rating   22 June 2019

Jon&Alison who has been on 2 In The Saddle rides. Better than last year and I didn't think that was possible! | They made every effort for us both to have the same horse as last year.


Miyak Tribe Trail - North Macedonia

Miyak Tribe Trail

5 star rating   22 June 2019

Jules who has been on 2 In The Saddle rides. Truly fantastic! | Vasko, our guide, had an excellent knack of suiting each person to the right horse. He made a few switches during the week which was a great idea.
All of the tack was relatively new and well cared for.
The terrain was varied even though it was all mountain based - woodland tracks, rocky bits, grassland and trails.


Miyak Tribe Trail - North Macedonia

Miyak Tribe Trail

5 star rating   22 June 2019

Anna who has been on 5 In The Saddle rides. A fantastic, exhilarating adventure | It was challenging and very enjoyable


Miyak Tribe Trail - North Macedonia

Miyak Tribe Trail

5 star rating   22 June 2019

Len who has been on 4 In The Saddle rides. Great Mountain Ride | The horses were very fit and willing. It was hard going at times, but they seemed to have endless energy. The variety and beauty of the landscape was breath taking. The support arrangements were very good, back up was on hand immediately if needed. The leaders were responsive and took a lot of trouble to ensure that everyone was okay. We got plenty of chances for some long and fast canters / gallops and the rides across the wildflower pastures, through the Beech woods and along the mountain ridges were about as good as it gets. The whole thing exceeded my expectations by a long way.


Macatoo - Botswana

Riding Safari

5 star rating   22 June 2019

Mad about Macatoo who has been on 9 In The Saddle rides. Fabulous as ever | As I am recovering from a broken shoulder I requested bomb proof horses that I could trust wouldn't shy at nothing and that is what i got. Still had some fabulous canters and a few gallops so was very happy.


Macatoo - Botswana

Riding Safari

5 star rating   22 June 2019

Debbie (this is their first In The Saddle holiday) Amazing | Riding and horses exceeded expectations


Chateaux of the Loire - France

3. Chambord to Amboise

5 star rating   22 June 2019

Mcat (this is their first In The Saddle holiday) Wonderful Ride in the Beautiful Loire Valley. | Great horses, beautiful chateaus, an excellent guide (Anne-France) and good food - what's not to like?
Expectations met and would highly recommend.
As the least experienced rider in the group, safety was a big concern for me. I was well-matched with my horse (Jaida), and Anne-France made a few adjustments to my tack to ensure I felt secure.


Highland Trails - Iceland

Snæfellsnes

5 star rating   22 June 2019

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


Kambaku Safari Lodge - Namibia

Kambaku Safari Lodge

4 star rating   21 June 2019

Marie who has been on 2 In The Saddle rides. Kambaku wildlife reserve Namibia | I was on a non-rider accompanied by an experienced rider. The rider very much enjoyed the horses and riding at Kambaku.


Ant's Lodges - South Africa

Ant's Nest

5 star rating   21 June 2019

Steve and Jill who has been on 4 In The Saddle rides. Magical | The riding was amazing with great game viewing every day. The rides were adjusted to suit each rider so everyone enjoyed the experience. good variation of fast and steady canters. Amazing riding experience


Ant's Lodges - South Africa

Ant's Hill

5 star rating   19 June 2019

Regina (this is their first In The Saddle holiday) Ants Nest | Excellent


Velani Country Hotel - Crete

Sun and Riding

5 star rating   17 June 2019

PP who has been on 2 In The Saddle rides. Great selection of well cared for horses to suit riders ability. Lots of quiet trails with varied paces each day. Vladimir was a great leader


Gobi Steppe Ride - Mongolia

Gobi Steppe Ride

5 star rating   17 June 2019

Christina who has been on 2 In The Saddle rides. Fast and funny. | Unfortunately we had to stick to the „roads“ for canters, as the ground was covered in holes from the millions of mice. But that was handled really well by Bayaraa, our horse guide.
As it was only Nicole and me as guests and our translator-guide was a former jockey, we could actually go the speed we liked 🙂 And the horses have extraordinary stamina and will to go.


Velani Country Hotel - Crete

Sun and Riding

5 star rating   16 June 2019

Liz who has been on 7 In The Saddle rides. A stunning location, peace and tranquillity, the most friendly, obliging staff and great riding. All in the sun! | Being in a mountainous area, there was necessarily quite a lot of walked ascents and descents, a few leading the horses. However, opportunities for canters were always taken, some quite lively. Vladimir and Sabine took good care of us all and all riders seemed satisfied with the horse allocated. Most riders tacked up their own horses, but I couldn’t and this didn’t feel awkward.


Los Alamos - Spain

Villa Based Ride

5 star rating   16 June 2019

Zita who has been on 2 In The Saddle rides. Nice riding in the beautiful acacia forest and on the beach. View of the Atlantic and Africa. The terrain is sand. The horses strong and responsive. Worked eagerly and was your best friend. Missing them already.


Los Alamos - Spain

Villa Based Ride

5 star rating   16 June 2019

Inny who has been on 6 In The Saddle rides. Fantastic | I was so happy to be able to gallop for the very first time. I was very nervous at the prospect but after a couple of goes it felt great. Abano, my horse was a perfect match for me and it's given me the confidence to do a lot more. The whole experience was brilliant.


Pyrenean Adventures - Spain

Fresh & Saltwater Trail

5 star rating   16 June 2019

Gitte who has been on 3 In The Saddle rides.
The horses were fit and in good feed condition. Responded well to my helpers. The tack in good quality and in order. Long stretch to ride, up to 4 hours without a break, but the horses were fit for it


Ant's Lodges - South Africa

Ant's Hill

4 star rating   15 June 2019

Cathrine who has been on 45 In The Saddle rides. Enjoyable, relaxing start to my Africa trip | Lots of canters on sandy tracks. I rode two horses both of whom knew what was expected of them. The game we encountered was very chilled with the horses presence.


Wait A Little - South Africa

Big Five Safari

5 star rating   15 June 2019

ega05ece who has been on 22 In The Saddle rides. Wait a Little | As this ride is tracking the big 5 through sometimes quite thick foliage, the pace is naturally slower, so if you want a holiday where you can gallop for miles, this may not be for you. However, if you want to get up close to white rhinos and elephants, I would definitely recommend.


Balkan Rides - Bulgaria

The Devetaki Plateau

4 star rating   15 June 2019

Sandy (this is their first In The Saddle holiday) Beautiful countryside with lots of Canters! | Our rides were great! The wildflowers and countryside were beautiful. We loved the horses and how fit they were. We had lots of great canters and loved riding through the oat and sunflower fields.


Balkan Rides - Bulgaria

The Devetaki Plateau

5 star rating   15 June 2019

Simon who has been on 7 In The Saddle rides. Riding was one of the best I have ever had.


African Explorer - Botswana and South Africa

African Explorer

5 star rating   14 June 2019

Fi who has been on 4 In The Saddle rides. Exceeded all expectations | I loved my Gazelle at Horizon, and Rodeo at Tuli.
The horse welfare seems to be a very high priority, and they did their best to match us with the horses and give us the option to change if we wanted (no one did!).
I did have a bit of a sore on my leg from the saddle at Horizon, but didn't notice it myself till I got in the shower that evening so just one of those things and they helped to adjust buckles the next day to sort it out.


Ant's Lodges - South Africa

Ant's Nest

5 star rating   14 June 2019

Liz who has been on 2 In The Saddle rides. The most incredible holiday ever | The horses, the riding and the guides all exceeded my expectations. The horses were so well cared for and the guides knew the exact personalities and traits of each horse to match them perfectly to each rider.
The rides were so much fun, mixed up with walks and canters and routes were always varied


Galiny Palace - Poland

Galiny Palace

4 star rating   13 June 2019

Gillian (this is their first In The Saddle holiday) Galiny Palace | Horses and tuition was excellent. I really enjoyed the flexibility of lessons and hacks and the instructors were extremely knowledgeable, my confidence has greatly improved.


Monte Velho - Portugal

Monte Velho

5 star rating   12 June 2019

Niccho who has been on 5 In The Saddle rides. A boutique hotel experience with high level training and hacking. | I had specified before arrival that I am older (62) and hadn't ridden for over a year. However, I don't think this was taken on board in my initial horses for lessons and hacking. Once I had explained to staff on the ground I was very satisifed but horses I rode on the first day were too much for me in my non-riding fit state.


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