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Catalan Coastal Trails - Spain

Coast Trail

4 star rating   27 October 2019

David who has been on 8 In The Saddle rides. a good autumn ride - good horses, scenery and food | Willing, manageable horses, well suited. My horse became lame on day 4 and was replaced for the following days. A demanding guide, yet good humoured. A very willing support driver/cook.


Desert Trails - Morocco

Desert Cavalcade

4 star rating   27 October 2019

Kim who has been on 5 In The Saddle rides. Beautiful Horses and Landscapes! | The pace was quite slow and the terrain quite good. The riding was generally a hand-walking warmup, then a quick gallop after mounting up, 2 hours of walking, then a quick gallop before hand-walking to the lunch spot. The same pattern for the afternoon. The horses were fantastic with great movement and comfortable tack, very responsive and safe.


Monte Velho - Portugal

Monte Velho

5 star rating   26 October 2019

Cilka who has been on 3 In The Saddle rides. Great for serious dressage riders | The dressage instruction was excellent. I was very tired at the end of the lesson! The trail rides were all similar, however. So while it was a pleasant ride, there wasn't much new to see each time we went out.


Macatoo - Botswana

Riding Safari

5 star rating   26 October 2019

Ruth who has been on 3 In The Saddle rides. Exceeding My Expectations | Excellent


Wait A Little - South Africa

Big Five Safari

5 star rating   26 October 2019

Nicola who has been on 5 In The Saddle rides. Wait A Little - It was just like being in a movie....unbelievable | Excellent


Transylvania Trail - Romania

Transylvania Trail

5 star rating   26 October 2019

Charlotte who has been on 6 In The Saddle rides. Beautiful Autumn Ride | It was the end of season, but the horses were all still very keen. Great walks, trots, gallops. Varied terrain - never dull. The autumn colors were amazing.


Transylvania Trail - Romania

Transylvania Trail

5 star rating   26 October 2019

Amanda who has been on 13 In The Saddle rides. Romania trail ride | Well paced, fun, fast riding through varied scenery- Sam was an excellent ride leader and we had great back up, especially from Silviou who always had everything ready to take care of both horses and riders at the end of the day.
I was very happy with both my horses.


Wait A Little - South Africa

Big Five Safari

5 star rating   26 October 2019

Kate (this is their first In The Saddle holiday) Best holiday of my life! | Completely surpassed my expectations.
Horses were wonderful, very well schooled and very well looked after.
Riding & Guides was fantastic - beyond anything I expected.


Quinta do Rol - Portugal

Quinta do Rol

5 star rating   26 October 2019

Ignacio (this is their first In The Saddle holiday) Quinta do Rol - the heartland of the Lusitano horse | In the Saddle recommended to us Quinta do Rol listening to our expectations. Well they were all surpassed! This is a place to bond with most noble horses, face your mistakes and improve your riding under the guide of top trainer Pedro Texeira.


Estancia Los Potreros - Argentina

Estancia Los Potreros

5 star rating   25 October 2019

Penny (this is their first In The Saddle holiday) Los Potreros - fabulous estancia riding | Lots of variety, stunning scenery. Lots of horses available, all responsive and good mannered.


Quinta do Rol - Portugal

Quinta do Rol

5 star rating   25 October 2019

Ruth who has been on 7 In The Saddle rides. Excellent tuition | I was impressed with the the care that the instructors gave to our lessons and the horses we were given. I felt I made more progress than on previous dressage holidays.


Fairs & Festivals

Fairs & Festivals (ending Jaipur)

5 star rating   23 October 2019

Katie who has been on 3 In The Saddle rides. Incredible | Excellent


Sierra Nevada Short Break - Spain

Sulayr Ride

5 star rating   23 October 2019

Sara who has been on 11 In The Saddle rides. A fun mini adventure!! | I rode Janus an Andalucian x TB who was a perfect gentleman. Responsive but mannerly and super sure footed on some quite difficult terrain.


Sierra Nevada Short Break - Spain

Sulayr Ride

5 star rating   23 October 2019

Maryna (this is their first In The Saddle holiday) Perfect riding holiday | Riding was excellent, my horse was forward and lively, and very friendly. I like that the route was flexible and our guide Dallas could choose the path depending on the weather conditions and the wishes of the group.


Los Alamos - Spain

Villa Based Ride

5 star rating   20 October 2019

Anita who has been on 3 In The Saddle rides. Lots of fun and well looked after. | I was very lucky as Rachel found me a different horse to ride on each of the six days (we were given an extra day riding too!) - this was fantastic and I really appreciated her going to this trouble.


Wolves and Wild Horses - Portugal

Wolves and Wild Horses

5 star rating   20 October 2019

Donnaldson who has been on 4 In The Saddle rides. Beautiful country, wild and rugged..... | I rode a really lovely young Lusitano gelding. I liked him very much. Well trained, and pretty.


Tuli Safari - Botswana

Tuli Safari

5 star rating   20 October 2019

Chloe who has been on 3 In The Saddle rides. A true once in a lifetime holiday | The riding on the Tuli trail far exceeded my expectations! Right from the moment we set off from the stables we started to encounter some of the many game the reserve is homed to. The guides had no issues stopping whenever we asked to so we could snap pictures (although only when safe to do so!). Over the week we had so many sightings, not just on horseback but in the jeep to, including; leopards, lions and a mother with younger cheetah cubs enjoying their freshly caught lunch.
Each ride had a varied pace to it, and for much of the week we stuck to a slower pace to accommodate a less confident rider who joined our ride as part of the "African explorer", but after they left the guides were happy for us to kick it up a few gears and also allowed us to jump some of the fallen trees.
All the horses were cared for impeccably and the grooms were happy for you to assist them, when appropriate, at the end of the rides. They always had fresh water and full haynets provided for them at all times of the day


Tuli Safari - Botswana

Tuli Safari

5 star rating   20 October 2019

Helen who has been on 2 In The Saddle rides. Tuli Spectacular | Fantastic adventure through varied landscapes with exciting game sightings. The pace was varied with some long slow canters in denser vegetation and faster paces on open ground with jumping for those who wanted. We were lucky to have a great guide, David, who went to great lengths to ensure the varying needs of the group were met and all were happy. Game sightings exceeded expectations, lion, leopard, elephant, hyena, all seen from horseback and cantering amongst the giraffe was unforgettable. David and Tsoane’s knowledge and obvious love of this environment was infectious, thank you to them!


Wild Coast - South Africa

Wild Coast Adventure Trail

4 star rating   19 October 2019

Kate who has been on 5 In The Saddle rides. Lots of canters on deserted beaches | The saddles were uncomfortable, very wide and put a lot of pressure on the inner thigh. I ride every day and am riding fit, but the saddles caused a fair bit of discomfort. They were good for the horses which is paramount, but it did impact quite strongly on the riding pleasure. Claire from In The Saddle writes – the ride operator uses good quality South African trail saddles with sheepskin covers so we are very sorry to read that you were not comfortable. We do recommend that if you are in any discomfort that you raise this with the guide because sometimes buckles from the stirrup leathers or girth can be moved to relieve pressure.


Ant's Lodges - South Africa

Ant's Nest

5 star rating   18 October 2019

Philippa (this is their first In The Saddle holiday) Safari on horseback | The riding and experience of seeing the wild animals in the bush at close hand even surpassed our high expectations. It was fantastic. My daughters and I are all at different levels of riding but we all totally enjoyed the same rides by being on well matched horses. I liked being on a steady horse whilst one of my daughters enjoyed riding forward going horses


African Explorer - Botswana and South Africa

African Explorer

5 star rating   18 October 2019

Lucy (this is their first In The Saddle holiday) Most incredible experience. | The riding in SA was a mixture of walk and fast paced short canters for roughly 3 hours at a time. Terrain was almost sandy, with rocky hills - the canters were fast along tracks or weaving through bushes. Great fun.
The riding in Bots was a mixture of walking and long controlled canters, riding for approx 6 hours at a time. Terrain was dusty and rocky, with a lot of thorny bushes. Canters were either in open spaces, or through the bushes. Be prepared for long canters (they go on and on!).


Alentejo Trails - Portugal

Dolphin Trail

5 star rating   13 October 2019

Mary (this is their first In The Saddle holiday) Brilliant | The rides were perfect for me after I got used to the horse which was kind and very safe and sure footed.


Los Alamos - Spain

Villa Based Ride

5 star rating   13 October 2019

Josie who has been on 2 In The Saddle rides. Some lovely memories | The high points of my week at Los Alamos were the gallops along the beach, but I have many other wonderful memories as well. I rode Camboria all week and was completely in love with her from the first day. The guides took good care of us and the horses were all very well cared for.

On the less than perfect side, the biting insects were definitely a problem and the extremely dry trails meant that lots of dust was kicked up when we did anything faster than walking.


Los Alamos - Spain

Villa Based Ride

5 star rating   13 October 2019

Geoffrey who has been on 46 In The Saddle rides. Los Alamos at it's Best Except me | Excellent


Rocking Z - Montana

Ranch Stay

5 star rating   12 October 2019

Hanne (this is their first In The Saddle holiday) The family Wirtht (Maria and Anna), his daughters, took on every ride into account that I can not ride for long. Each ride was approx. 1 hour, sometimes 11/2 hour, which suited me perfectly. There was always one of the daughters, Anna or Maria who followed me back on the ride when the body began to "squeak". Incredibly considerate. Besides, they had also found a super sweet and loving horse (Nonni) for me. A cute little Paint horse, which I miss very much. The terrain we rode in was taken out of a western movie. Anna or Maria always had a story to tell about the places where we rode. At each ride we always had the company of Maria’s Border collies. Great to see how they work together..


Macatoo - Botswana

Riding Safari

5 star rating   12 October 2019

Andrea who has been on 2 In The Saddle rides. Holiday of a life time (Part II) | The riding was excellent and the horses were superb! Can’t fault Katie and Mod on their ability to match people to the right horses.


Balkan Rides - Bulgaria

The Devetaki Plateau

5 star rating   12 October 2019

Katie who has been on 3 In The Saddle rides. Full on itinerary, great, never bored. | It was faster paced than most of the other trails I’ve done, I am glad I did this one. I loved the horse I was matched with & he was so responsive to the slightest touch. Felt completely safe on him. Thoroughly enjoyed myself.

Just be aware you need to be experienced to do this ride.
Excursions were great change as well.


Rocking Z - Montana

Ranch Stay

5 star rating   12 October 2019

Imogen (this is their first In The Saddle holiday) Amazing. | Loved being able to ride and work with all the different horses.


Transylvania Trail - Romania

Transylvania Trail

5 star rating   12 October 2019

Caroline (this is their first In The Saddle holiday) Amazing, exciting adventure | The riding exceeded my expectations. The horses were all super fit, forward going and appeared so well looked after.


Transylvania Trail - Romania

Transylvania Trail

5 star rating   12 October 2019

Fiona (this is their first In The Saddle holiday) Fast, Fun & Friendly | The horses were really well cared for, schooled in a menage between trails, so remained fresh and responsive. Very forward going which was a joy. Would have liked more jumping of 'natural obstacles'.


Transylvania Trail - Romania

Transylvania Trail

5 star rating   12 October 2019

Naja who has been on 3 In The Saddle rides. Very strong, well-groomed, sweet and obedient horses. Riding was at times quite fast and for a long time, so you had to be a capable rider who does not mind high pace.


Balkan Rides - Bulgaria

The Devetaki Plateau

5 star rating   12 October 2019

Tamra (this is their first In The Saddle holiday) Caves, Castles and long canters | I was barely up to the rigors of this ride. It was strenuous with long long canters through the beautiful countryside. But, my daughter and friend were more fit and thus able to enjoy the longer faster pace.
My horse was perfect for me. The family who put on the ride were all genuinely concerned about my safely, comfort and joy. I also loved the tours and the camaraderie among the riders. It was an adventure I will always treasure.


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