Reviews
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Ant's Lodges - South Africa

Ant's Nest

5 star rating   1 June 2019

Saracjb who has been on 6 In The Saddle rides. Absolutely Fantastic | The horses are AMAZING. Willing, fit and obviously happy in their work. There is a wide selection of horses and literally every type and size of rider is catered for. The horses can canter for long long periods and rides vary from fast to just walking and looking at wild life. Whatever type of ride you want - the Ants team will supply.

The riding is great - up hills, across plains, through water, through woodlands. The horses are sure-footed and seem able to happily negotiate any terrain.

I found the saddles very comfortable and the tack was fine.


Castellare di Tonda - Italy

Heart of Tuscany

5 star rating   1 June 2019

Jill (this is their first In The Saddle holiday) A Western riding adventure in beautiful Tuscany | The horses are very well cared for. The first ride was in the indoor arena to accustom the riders to the Western aids. The terrain is hilly but the horses are very sure-footed. I rode Boy all week, riding two hours per day which worked well as I was able to spend time with my non-riding partner and daughter. The wild flowers are beautiful and I was lucky enough to see a badger and wild boar!


Ant's Lodges - South Africa

Ant's Hill

5 star rating   31 May 2019

Zozo who has been on 3 In The Saddle rides. Amazing | Loved looking out for animals, interspersed with long canters through the bush!


Monte Velho - Portugal

Monte Velho

4 star rating   29 May 2019

Graham who has been on 8 In The Saddle rides. Hot Holiday | The weather was quiet hot and I saw a little to much of Virtuoso not an easy horse to motivate in the heat, but then I had Regalo most days, swings and roundabouts I guess. Would have liked a few more different horses with more of a change of instructor as well


Monte Velho - Portugal

Monte Velho

4 star rating   26 May 2019

Abbey who has been on 9 In The Saddle rides. Instructive but relaxing. | It was nice to have been recognised and I think they remembered the standard we were at. But it would have been nice to have been asked if there was anything you wanted to achieve.


Monte Velho - Portugal

Monte Velho

5 star rating   26 May 2019

Peeps who has been on 8 In The Saddle rides. Great place. | Had been before so did know what to expect this time, still great horses and instruction.


Tuli Safari - Botswana

Tuli Safari

5 star rating   26 May 2019

Polly who has been on 5 In The Saddle rides. An incredible experience | Very impressed by the quality, training and care of the horses here. I was matched with a lovely horse who was exactly what I requested!


Los Alamos - Spain

Villa Based Ride

5 star rating   26 May 2019

kirsty who has been on 2 In The Saddle rides. fantastic | As usual Rachel matched me with a horse that was perfect for me. she also took into account everyones ability and level of comfort and worked with them. an amazing woman with fabulous staff and great horses.


Los Alamos - Spain

Villa Based Ride

5 star rating   26 May 2019

Fable who has been on 4 In The Saddle rides. One of my favourite holidays | Fabulous horses with lovely temperaments. Forest riding with exciting canters and beautiful beach gallops.Always safety conscious and thoughtful matching of horse to rider.


Los Alamos - Spain

Villa Based Ride

5 star rating   26 May 2019

Ralph who has been on 6 In The Saddle rides. Amazing | Fantastic riding experience in beautiful surroundings


Los Alamos - Spain

Villa Based Ride

5 star rating   26 May 2019

IanC who has been on 4 In The Saddle rides. As excellent as always | Excellent


Atlantis and Green Island Trail - Azores

Atlantis Ride

5 star rating   25 May 2019

Lucyrachel1 (this is their first In The Saddle holiday) Holiday of a Lifetime- Paradise! | There were two options for this trip, one with slightly more riding than the other. We opted for the lesser option so we had more time to explore the island but our hosts actually gave us more riding than we had booked anyway which was so wonderful! We had different horses each day but they always asked for feedback so we could be matched to ones that suited us. Our riding lesson at the start of the holiday was excellent. Nelson is a fantastic teacher!


Ant's Lodges - South Africa

Ant's Nest

5 star rating   25 May 2019

Gee Gee who has been on 3 In The Saddle rides. A brilliant luxurious holiday! The horses and accommodations were first class | It was lovely to have long canters on sand tracks. The guides were very knowledgeable and informative and we weren’t disappointed with our encounters with the wildlife.
[ITS comment: Iti's great to hear that you enjoyed the riding!]


Ant's Lodges - South Africa

Ant's Nest

5 star rating   25 May 2019

jc who has been on 4 In The Saddle rides. BRILLIANT | Excellent


Rocking Z - Montana

Ranch Stay

5 star rating   25 May 2019

Liz/Aztec (this is their first In The Saddle holiday) A superb holiday that beat all expectations | Varied and different trail every day


Monte Velho - Portugal

Monte Velho

5 star rating   25 May 2019

Lisa who has been on 3 In The Saddle rides. Restorative experience for body mind and spirit | Coralie and Cendrine were extraordinary instructors.


Atlantis and Green Island Trail - Azores

Atlantis Ride

5 star rating   25 May 2019

Niamh (this is their first In The Saddle holiday) An absolutely fantastic holiday - I loved every minute | All of the horses at the Quinta are well schooled and much loved by Claude, Christina and all of the team. On the first day, we were asked what type of horses we like to ride, and throughout the week I was well matched with lovely, forward going horses who matched my preferences (Aida, Endura, Joya). Many of the horses (and dogs and cats!) at the farm are rescue animals, and the team have done a wonderful job of regaining their trust. There is a file containing the back story and profile of each horse, which was a nice touch and which made for good reading at the end of the day.

The riding itself was brilliant, with lots of varied landscapes across the island. The pace was well suited to our group, and we were able to do some long canters and gallops on each ride. There have been some comments left previously about the amount of road riding - the island is inhabited so there are naturally some roads, but the horses are bombproof even with farm traffic, so this wasn't a concern. A special shout-out goes to our guides Bruno, Caterina, and Nelson, whose enthusiasm for the island and infectious smiles made each day so fun. The number of hours riding was also above what we expected, which was great!

The only feedback I would have would be that it would be useful to have saddle bags for water / sun cream etc., as it got quite hot on the rides.


Catalan Coastal Trails - Spain

Mediterranean Trail

5 star rating   25 May 2019

Wanja (this is their first In The Saddle holiday) Amazing holiday | I loved my horse, he was beautiful, very nice, calm and experienced.
The nature/surroundings were wonderful. The places er stayed varier from ok to very good.
Nacho, our guide, was absolutely amazing.


Rocking Z - Montana

Ranch Stay

5 star rating   25 May 2019

Lou (this is their first In The Saddle holiday) Enjoyable first experience of a guest ranch | We rode over varied terrain from the flat fields near the creek to the hills above with glorious views of the countryside.


Atlantis and Green Island Trail - Azores

Green Island Trail

5 star rating   25 May 2019

Cheryl who has been on 3 In The Saddle rides. Amazing experience | The guides did their best to match each guest with the type of horse they preferred. If you found a horse you particularly liked then you could ride it again. The terrain was varied and we got to see a lot of the island. There was more road work than I expected, sometimes on busy roads, but it was worth it to get to the off road areas. There was lots of opportunities for trots and fast canters. The guides made the rides fun and interesting, particularly Catalina and Bruno.


Chateaux of the Loire - France

3. Chambord to Amboise

5 star rating   25 May 2019

Mrs A (this is their first In The Saddle holiday) A holiday that memories are made of. | The horses were excellent. Some of the tack was quite tatty but it didn't deter from the experience.


Ant's Lodges - South Africa

Ant's Nest

5 star rating   25 May 2019

Middle Sister who has been on 4 In The Saddle rides. Riding was all at walk or canter, due to the terrain - walking through the bush and long canters on the sandy tracks. Riding at the Nest was generally faster. I rode 2 horses (boerperds) at the Nest, one of which I did not find comfortable or particularly responsive, the other was good. The 2 I rode at the Hill were great (arab and tb). One saddle was uncomfortable, it was replaced on request. Tack was generally in good condition and 'bumnahs' provided. The horses are hard working and get on with their job. Hours of riding were just right.


Catalan Coastal Trails - Spain

Mediterranean Trail

5 star rating   25 May 2019

Anne (this is their first In The Saddle holiday) It was wonderful, had a great experince. Good horses and nice peoples. | Excellent


Monte Velho - Portugal

Monte Velho

5 star rating   23 May 2019

DL (this is their first In The Saddle holiday) Fantastic riding holiday at Monte Velho | The horses are well trained and we had a brilliant time with the trial rides


Sierra Nevada Short Break - Spain

Sulayr Ride

5 star rating   22 May 2019

Treasure (this is their first In The Saddle holiday) Excellent short break | Beautiful horses, well schooled and hardy.


Perol Chico - Peru

The Sacred Valley Ride

5 star rating   22 May 2019

Emma who has been on 4 In The Saddle rides. It was absolutely fabulous. We loved it. The best holiday so far. We loved Eddie and Maria and we all fell in love with our horses. They were incredible. The organisation, accommodation and hospitality were second to none. Can’t recommend it enough. | Far and beyond expectations. We all wept when we had to leave.


Perol Chico - Peru

The Sacred Valley Ride

5 star rating   22 May 2019

Jimmy D who has been on 2 In The Saddle rides. Peru - an amazing adventure | Excellent


Ant's Lodges - South Africa

Ant's Nest

5 star rating   22 May 2019

Ma who has been on 5 In The Saddle rides. A totally winderful expereience beautiful horses and well equipped for all levels of riding ability. Really knowledgable guides and friendly, helpful staff. Luxurious accomodation and my goodness the food yummy. Fantastic to see so many animals | I had lovely horses well matched to my riding ability - especially the lovely Frisian at Ants Hill.


Perol Chico - Peru

The Sacred Valley Ride

5 star rating   22 May 2019

Charlie who has been on 4 In The Saddle rides. Absolutely fantastic | Horses were amazing. Very well looked after. Eddy is an amazing horseman who knows and loves his horses. Riding was an incredible experience.


Perol Chico - Peru

The Sacred Valley Ride

5 star rating   22 May 2019

Shirley (this is their first In The Saddle holiday) The best riding holiday ever | The riding was brilliant, the horses were in beautiful condition and are also Eddy's priority and pride and joy. There are very few words to describe how brilliant this ride is and how lovely the food is and Eddy, Maria and the boys who were there to peel us off our horses at lunch time and again at the end of the day.


Alcainca - Portugal

Riding Holiday

5 star rating   21 May 2019

Dressage Fan who has been on 4 In The Saddle rides. Alcainca dressage | Excellent instructors and wonderful horses. Tack somewhat stiff - especially the reins which is difficult for people with small hands.


Quinta do Rol - Portugal

Quinta do Rol

5 star rating   19 May 2019

Julie (this is their first In The Saddle holiday) Fabulous holiday - amazing horses; stunning location; beautiful farm, vineyard and accommodation; and first class hospitality. | Excellent


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