Reviews
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Horizon Lodge - South Africa

Horizon

5 star rating   13 January 2019

Tonto who has been on 3 In The Saddle rides. Breath-taking | I had a different horse for every ride bar the last one - which was a lot. I was happy to canter but not gallop which meant for the last few rides I was in a group which separated with the odd canter.


Wait A Little - South Africa

Big Five Safari

5 star rating   12 January 2019

Linda (this is their first In The Saddle holiday) Wait a little | Everything was perfect.


Atlantis and Green Island Trail - Azores

Atlantis Ride

5 star rating   11 January 2019

Mich and KT (this is their first In The Saddle holiday) Amazing landscapes | Excellent


Galiny Palace - Poland

Galiny Palace

5 star rating   10 January 2019

Stevie who has been on 8 In The Saddle rides. Excellent


South Kaipara - New Zealand

Riding Holiday

5 star rating   7 January 2019

Katie-Jane (this is their first In The Saddle holiday) Beautiful scenery, horses and hosts | Excellent


Desert Trails - Morocco

Desert Cavalcade

5 star rating   6 January 2019

Aussie Rider (this is their first In The Saddle holiday) Morocco-Desert Trails-Desert Cavalcade | Excellent


Macatoo - Botswana

Riding Safari

5 star rating   5 January 2019

Mandy who has been on 6 In The Saddle rides. Amazing experience | The selection of horses available is great. It was nice to ride different horses over the two weeks which added to the overall experience


Macatoo - Botswana

Riding Safari

5 star rating   3 January 2019

Michael who has been on 7 In The Saddle rides. Riding safari | Breakfast was fine , but a little bit more variety wouldn't go amiss .


Horizon Lodge - South Africa

Horizon

5 star rating   3 January 2019

Kirstie who has been on 4 In The Saddle rides. Horizon Signature Safari | The holiday far exceeded our expectations. From the staff through to the facilities. Nothing was too much trouble. I loved the family atmosphere of the ranch. Words can’t describe how great a time we had.


Shekhawati Rides - India

Christmas ride

5 star rating   3 January 2019

Lina who has been on 3 In The Saddle rides. Great experience | The marwari horse was so fun to ride. Rode Sonia, a sparkly little bomb of energy. The horses were very well kept and looked after.


Shekhawati Rides - India

Christmas Ride (Finishing in Jaipur)

5 star rating   2 January 2019

Becky who has been on In The Saddle rides. An amazing trip - would highly recommend to everyone! | Really beautiful and well looked after horses, and great fun to ride.


Velani Country Hotel - Crete

Sun and Riding

5 star rating   31 December 2018

Blake who has been on 3 In The Saddle rides. A Brilliant Week Away! | The horses were all extremely well cared for, in good condition and obviously loved. They all had sweet natures and were all very well trained with very soft mouths. The horses were all fit, forward going but extremely responsive; they were all happy to ride in the position they had been given in the line and got along well with each other so there wasn't any attempt at biting or kicking the other horses. It meant you could truely sit back and enjoy your surroundings and company. The tack was well cared for and the saddles extremely comfortable Wintecs - something I was very grateful for, having been out of the saddle for a while!

The rides were all varied and interesting and the pace appropriate for the terrain.

The guides were both very friendly, interesting and knowledgeable.


Horses, Dunes & Nomads - Morocco

Horses, Dunes & Nomads

5 star rating   30 December 2018

Pip (this is their first In The Saddle holiday) Great holiday in a beautifull scenery with great horses. | The guide selected a perfect match of horse for me and the variety of riding was very good; faster where possibly slower when needed due to the track.


Horses, Dunes & Nomads - Morocco

Horses, Dunes & Nomads

5 star rating   30 December 2018

Ghazal's rider (this is their first In The Saddle holiday) Horses, Dunes and Nomads | Excellent


Los Alamos - Spain

Christmas Week

4 star rating   29 December 2018

Pippa who has been on 22 In The Saddle rides. Overall good | I am suffering from a hip problem which is made worse when riding narrow horses. Unfortunately the "chunkier" ones like Sarita and India were being used by less experienced riders. I had the lovely Sancho for a few days but he then injured himself in the paddock . So I had Shukran - who I adore. But he is very narrow and caused my hip pain to worsen which meant I couldn't actually ride on Christmas day and had to finish at lunchtime another day. They need another Sarita type please


Cape Winelands riding - South Africa

Cape Winelands Riding

5 star rating   29 December 2018

Nom79 who has been on 2 In The Saddle rides. Cape Winelands | Great fun horses, stunning scenery and a great team to look after us - will definitely be going back!


Ant's Lodges - South Africa

Ant's Nest

5 star rating   29 December 2018

Grandpa who has been on 17 In The Saddle rides. South Africa- Ants Lodges | We were a family group with ages ranging from 6 to 75+ and with riding experience ranging from beginner to very experienced. The rides were divided into groups based on experience or inclination and there were also opportunities to divide rides if some riders wanted a faster or slower pace. In other words there was total flexibility and the guides were very experienced and attentive. There are a large number of horses and ponies available and great trouble was taken in matching riders with suitable mounts. Game viewing is exceptionally good and often time is spent quietly watching a wide variety of animals including Rhino and Giraffe. Equally there are many opportunities for fast canters and gallops on long sandy tracks.


Los Alamos - Spain

Christmas Week

5 star rating   29 December 2018

Gelaino who has been on 5 In The Saddle rides. Los Alamos | The hosts are brilliant. The riding is great, especially for good riders. Plenty of time to chill out, enjoy and take in the day's riding. So far so good, please keep it to competent riders and not beginners please. Thank you all at In the Saddle for all your help, patience and advice over the years.


Los Alamos - Spain

Christmas Week

5 star rating   29 December 2018

Selma who has been on 2 In The Saddle rides. Los Alamos | Excellent


Estancias Ride - Chile

Estancias Ride

5 star rating   28 December 2018

Nicole who has been on 21 In The Saddle rides. Chile - Estancias | It is difficult to give a single rating regarding the horses given that we ride different horses (from the different estancias/gauchos) during the ride. My last horse at Cerro Guido (Zorzal) was wonderful, and luckily I had him for the last 3 days. My horse at Tercera Barranca was good too - I would easily have done another day on him. The horses the first day were ok but not the greatest ever. The horses for the 3 days around Serrano were not the most enjoyable to ride; a few were better than others, but generally they were all extremely hard to move. The good thing is that they are totally bomb proof, but having to push and hit to move for 3 days was not the most enjoyable riding.

The riding was great. Good mix of paces, great trails, varied terrain.

The tack was great with all horses and Vicky's added tack was wonderful - great saddlebags, waterproof bag (which we didn't actually need since it didn't rain!), full length chaps for those who wanted. I was glad for my laces that I had brought with me, to tie my jacket at the back of the saddle.


Kujwana - Botswana

Riding Safari

5 star rating   25 December 2018

Botswana who has been on 15 In The Saddle rides. Fantastic | Excellent


Monte Velho - Portugal

Monte Velho

5 star rating   22 December 2018

Emerald (this is their first In The Saddle holiday) Dressage at Monte Velho, Portugal | Absolutely outstanding. This is my second trip to Monte Vehlo and, again, it surpassed expectations.
The horses are beautifully schooled to the highest of standards and the instructors top notch. It is very rare to find somewhere where one can ride horses of this quality. All my lessons were brilliant and by the end of the week i had done half-passes, passage and piaffe on my favourite horse Regalo. Will be going back again and again i hope.


Rainforest Adventure - Costa Rica

Cerro Lodge RA (1st and last night San Jose)

5 star rating   21 December 2018

Marianne (this is their first In The Saddle holiday) It was so beautiful environment, we ride through rivers, on mountains, on the beach. Very excellent staff to guide, very friendly!


Rainforest Adventure - Costa Rica

Cerro Lodge RA (1st and last night San Jose)

5 star rating   21 December 2018

Marianne (this is their first In The Saddle holiday) Costa Rica - Costa Rican Horse Adventures | The riding holiday was fantastic, I had a great time.
Costa Rica is a beautiful to ride. The forest, rivers and beach were not normal, so beautiful.
The riding guidance was very good, high quality horses and guidance. They told a lot when riding.


Cape Winelands riding - South Africa

Cape Winelands Riding

5 star rating   20 December 2018

Wanda (this is their first In The Saddle holiday) Cape Winelands Riding | Excellent


Macatoo - Botswana

Riding Safari

5 star rating   18 December 2018

Linda P who has been on 18 In The Saddle rides. Botswana Macatoo | All expectations met. As usual Mod matched us to our horses really well. I had Zorba and Blue who were comfortable and forward going with good brakes - also brave with the game. We cantered with giraffes and zebra and also, memorably, with hyenas! Not much water around (we were there in December) so not much chance for water canters. However, the lack of water meant we could travel further afield. We asked for, and got, trail saddles which we prefer for this type of riding. They were comfortable.


Wait A Little - South Africa

Big Five Safari

5 star rating   15 December 2018

Hanshe who has been on 3 In The Saddle rides. Wait A Little Big Five | The horses were immaculate from care, tack, living conditions to behavior and suitability for what was required of them.


Horizon Lodge - South Africa

Camp Davidson

5 star rating   11 December 2018

Anya who has been on 3 In The Saddle rides. Horizon | With a choice of 90 horses they managed to get it spot on. Rides were split according to capabilities, only once were we held back by a nervous riders, however this is because they were quiet and there was no one else for her to ride with. Good fast paced canters when possible, swimming and game viewing. Some people were given different horses every ride and were satisfied with all of them and others (us included) only rode two different ones throughout the stay which I preferred as get attached very quickly.


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