Reviews
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Ant's Lodges - South Africa
Experience Level

Ant's Nest

4 star rating   3 December 2018

Sensibly, I was under-horsed for my first ride and then my feedback taken to ensure I rode a few different and suitable horses. All safe, responsive and with personality.


Tropical Sands - Mozambique
Experience Level

African Paradise - Four Nights

4 star rating   3 December 2018

I probably expected a little more challenging riding in relation to the terrain.


Rainforest Adventure - Costa Rica
Experience Level

Cerro Lodge RA (only 1st night San Jose)

5 star rating   1 December 2018

Yes definitely met expectations, although we didn’t know what to expect!
It was brilliant with great horses, guides & other riders and we were all about the same level in our competence & experience so it worked really well. Amazing country & terrain. Dry knowledgeable guide Alex and local guide was great with horses & us, we felt totally safe!


Pushkar Fair - India
Experience Level

Pushkar Fair Forts & Palaces full ride

5 star rating   30 November 2018

Anju was a very nice horse with so much stamina! Her only "problem" is that she actually trotted constantly for 6 days


Ant's Lodges - South Africa
Experience Level

Ant's Nest

5 star rating   30 November 2018

A few of the rides could have had a faster pace although generally the rides were an excellent combination of walk for game viewing and long canters on tracks. On a couple of the rides the group was of a very mixed range of ability, however the guide coped well with this and ensured that everyone enjoyed the ride.


Mlilwane Explorer - eSwatini (formerly Swaziland)
Experience Level

World Horse Welfare Mlilwane Explorer

5 star rating   29 November 2018

Fantastic well trained horses- all matched to us individually- in great condition- fit- happy healthy animals.
Went as a sponsored ride for WORLD HORSE WELFARE- so there was quite a few of us-


Los Alamos - Spain
Experience Level

Short Break

5 star rating   29 November 2018

Riding and horses fantastic as usual, Rachel is so good at knowing which horses you like to ride and everyone in the group was very happy.


Los Alamos - Spain
Experience Level

Villa Based Ride

5 star rating   28 November 2018

The riding blew my expectations out of the water, it was amazing! What I really loved was that we had so many opportunities to canter and gallop. it really was amazing. The horses are fantastic and the guides are fabulous.


Wild Coast - South Africa
Experience Level

Beach Trails (7 nights)

5 star rating   28 November 2018

I really enjoyed my riding experience on the Wild Coast. Loved the horse I had, pace and terrain were excellent and guides exceptional.


Tuli Trail - Botswana
Experience Level

Tuli Trail

5 star rating   28 November 2018

Right from the beginning from the booklet of what to expect ,advice what to take the itinerary even included my flight details which I booked ,
Met up with Lindy and her lovely horses after some lunch we We’re introduced to are horse, after a brief ride for 5min,we set off to
are first camp, the standard of the tents, beds, food .throughout each camp was fantastic,
Some of the many highlights were the baboons about 30 of them running through the camp at 6:00 in the morning, the sighting of a leopard under a clump of bushes when the leopard Told us we were close enough with a growl the horse only jump side ways ,,,,didn’t bolt off, and the heynena cubs just 5yards away, the fathers taking them back in his mouth to safer ground, cantering with the giraffe and widerbeast,the horses side stepping the rocks in canter, we saw lots more animals and birds, Thank you to every one the guides the Cooke’s and grooms for a fantastic holiday hope to see you next year jeff pritchard November 2018


Wait A Little - South Africa
Experience Level

Big Five Safari

5 star rating   28 November 2018

All the horses were very well behaved, fun and safe. They were all extremely well looked after as was the tack. The riding was fun, varied and exciting.


Monte Velho - Portugal
Experience Level

Monte Velho

5 star rating   28 November 2018

The riding at Monte Velho was amazing. During lessons, I was well matched to my horses and the tuition was excellent and very encouraging, with good focus on strengths and areas for improvement. I liked that different instructors focused on different areas. The horses were beautifully turned out every time and cared for to the highest standards. I also enjoyed two trail rides where I was able to ride the same horse both times, and there were good opportunities for cantering and exploring different areas across beautiful countryside.


Fairs & Festivals - India
Experience Level

Fairs & Festivals

5 star rating   28 November 2018

It is a privilege to ride with Bonnie Singh. An elegant man, he takes particular care of his Marwari horses, the people on his staff and his guests.
Sunayana quietly takes care of all details so things run smoothly.
Riding in the small rural villages was wonderful - children greeting us with big eyes and wide smiles. Between the villages, the timeless biblical beauty of the fields - women harvesting, balancing objects on their heads and caring for their small herds. Fast paced riding between villages was fun and the horses are more than willing.

Visiting the Bateshwar horse & camel fair in a very small town was real - we were the only foreign faces. Also, nice to visit a small Jain temple next to the river.

This is India. The air quality is bad - especially in the cities. Avoid this trip if you have respiratory issues. But, it is an opportunity to see the monuments of Delhi, Jaipur and Agra and the countryside.
Food is safe but requires awareness to avoid mistakes.
Bargaining is the way of the world. But once a deal is struck, there is honor.
Traffic in cities moves like a herd of sheep - no lanes and no empty spaces between vehicles. And on the roads between towns, cars and trucks vying to pass each other in the terrifying face of oncoming traffic plus the side show of camel and donkey carts and tut tuts.

Worth it!


Mlilwane Explorer - eSwatini (formerly Swaziland)
Experience Level

World Horse Welfare Mlilwane Explorer

5 star rating   27 November 2018

Horses were excellent, forward going but sensible and extremely well cared for. It was so nice to see the love of the whole team for the horses. The riding was varied, walking across tricky terrain but lots of opportunities for a good canter. Riding amongst the wildlife is amazing and our guides were knowledgeable and entertaining.


Mlilwane Explorer - eSwatini (formerly Swaziland)
Experience Level

World Horse Welfare Mlilwane Explorer

4 star rating   27 November 2018

The horses were wonderful. Well schooled and fantastically well cared for. The campsites were excellently managed and the food and service couldn’t have been improved. The wildlife viewing exceeded my expectations. The only downside was the very long bus journey to and from Swaziland.


Mlilwane Explorer - eSwatini (formerly Swaziland)
Experience Level

World Horse Welfare Mlilwane Explorer

5 star rating   27 November 2018

My first horse was too strong for me so I was given the wonderful Vicki (Victoria Cross) who was much bigger than my usual rides, but who was so smooth and responsive. I really loved her. Unfortunately she struck into herself on a long descent so I was given Nkune who was very different but equally enjoyable to ride. He looked after me when I was unable to ride fast and my only regret was that I did not have a chance to enjoy his lovely canter for longer.
The trails were great with plenty of cantering on the sensible bits - will never forget when the very pregnant zebra joined our group! The river crossing was interesting and showed the trust that the horses had in the staff.


Mlilwane Explorer - eSwatini (formerly Swaziland)
Experience Level

World Horse Welfare Mlilwane Explorer

5 star rating   27 November 2018

The horses were incredibly well looked after. The whole team had a wonderful manner with them and it was clear their welfare was the highest priority. All were easily fit enough for this trail and were well matched to each rider. Every horse had its own fantastic temperament (some rather cheekier than others!) and the care they were given throughout was impeccable.


Ant's Lodges - South Africa
Experience Level

Ant's Nest

5 star rating   27 November 2018

Fit happy horses...very pleased with the horses I rode. Staff very rigorous with matching horses, tack, safety. Felt extremely well taken care of , but thrilling riding! An extraordinary experience riding so close to the wildlife.
Overreached ALL my expectations…
[ITS comment: We are so pleased that you loved your holiday to Ant's, it's a fantastic destination.]


Ant's Lodges - South Africa
Experience Level

Ant's Nest

5 star rating   27 November 2018

The horses and riding was amazing. Horse were mainly thoroughbreds and ex-race horse - so great pace and very sure footed. The guides were brilliant and so insightful. We rode very close to all animals - buffalo, Zebra, Giraffe, Wildebeests, etc etc. It effeminately met our expectations and there is some thing for every riding ability.


Los Alamos - Spain
Experience Level

Villa Based Ride

5 star rating   23 November 2018

Met all expectations


Fairs & Festivals - India
Experience Level

Fairs & Festivals

4 star rating   23 November 2018

12 riders were too many as most canters were in single file resulting in bunching as too many horses
Canters were not particularly fast or long


Monte Velho - Portugal
Experience Level

Monte Velho

5 star rating   22 November 2018

Fantastic horses for both lessons and trail rides which provided for a great and varied experience. Horses were turned out to a very high standard and clearly very well cared for.


Rainforest Adventure - Costa Rica
Experience Level

Cerro Lodge RA (only 1st night San Jose)

5 star rating   22 November 2018

The horses were very well mannered and extremely sure footed for sometimes steep terrain.

It certainly did meet our expectations and in fact way beyond it.

The horses were well cared for and were checked continuously throughout the rides.


Los Alamos - Spain
Experience Level

Villa Based Ride

5 star rating   21 November 2018

I was matched to a horse of my riding ability. I am a nervous rider so I was very happy with Sarita


Alcainca - Portugal
Experience Level

Riding Holiday

4 star rating   19 November 2018

All 3 instructors very good
Patient and gave me a chance to try new things


Atlantis and Green Island Trail - Azores and Portugal
Experience Level

Green Island Trail

5 star rating   19 November 2018

They are really good at matching one with the right horses. Only once did I get a horse that I did not like (looked at a lot on things and with a pretty bad stop signal - it did not matter) but the 3 other horses I rode were beautiful! We rode almost in a storm on the last day, and even there the horses were surprisingly cool. However, it is noteworthy that the horses are a little used to tourists, so some of them take their freedoms when there is grass or other eatable nearby when stopping to take pictures, etc.
The pace is a wonderful mix of all, and there were also a couple of very fast-paced centers at times.


Galiny Palace - Poland
Experience Level

Jump Tuition Programme (up to 60cm)

5 star rating   19 November 2018

I have stayed before, this being my third trip. The hotel is lovely, the staff are brilliant (where else does the reception team remember you from 18 months ago and ask after your other half by name!), the facilities excellent with great tuition and amazing horses. Friendly, relaxing, and fabulous food to boot.


Galiny Palace - Poland
Experience Level

Galiny Palace

5 star rating   19 November 2018

Really lovely horses and I enjoyed the variety of horses and riding. Educational and fun.
We did our own tacking up (which I think is nice).


Ant's Lodges - South Africa
Experience Level

Ant's Nest

5 star rating   19 November 2018

I loved the saddles so much I bought one. All the horses were brilliant, I had no complaints at all, everything was brilliant & well catered for.


Los Alamos - Spain
Experience Level

Short Break

5 star rating   19 November 2018

Had the pleasure of riding a lovely, well mannered horse, perfectly matched for what I asked for.


Wait A Little - South Africa
Experience Level

Big Five Safari

5 star rating   19 November 2018

Amazing horses. So well cared for. Lovely tack and very comfortable saddles


Monte Velho - Portugal
Experience Level

Monte Velho

5 star rating   19 November 2018

Wonderful instructors and perfectly turned out and well looked after horses.


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