Reviews
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Macatoo - Botswana
Experience Level

Riding Safari

5 star rating   4 October 2017

Excellent


Pyrenean Adventures - Spain
Experience Level

Outlaw Trail

5 star rating   1 October 2017

The accommodation was excellent, and the food interesting and different.


Tuli Trail - Botswana
Experience Level

Tuli Trail

5 star rating   1 October 2017

The riding was fabulous. Horses very well looked after and knew their jobs. Both guides were extremely knowledgable.


The Hideout - Wyoming
Experience Level

The Hideout

5 star rating   30 September 2017

Very well trained horses and great tacking matching both the horses as the rider. The tack room was impressive and they own both an indoor as outdoor arena so you can enjoy extra lessons and clinics. The whole place breathes professional and natural horsemanship.


Balkan Rides - Bulgaria
Experience Level

Caves, Waterfalls and Castles of Bulgaria

4 star rating   30 September 2017

My horse was very sweet though possibly a little too 'push button' for my taste (and he did stumble a lot), but I'd rather that than being over-horsed. The overall pace was a little slower than I'd hoped though of course it was often dictated by terrain, but there were places where some longer, faster canters would have been very enjoyable. No gallops either which was a little disappointing.


Colonial Hacienda - Ecuador
Experience Level

Colonial Hacienda (6 nights)

5 star rating   30 September 2017

Wonderful holiday. The horses were beautifully trained and well loved. I rode 4 horses in all, my favourite being Capuli. Ecuador was absolutely beautiful and amazing to see from the back of a horse. I would have loved to spend longer in Cotopaxi National park, amazing riding, alongside a herd of wild horses too, which was a magical experience.


Balkan Rides - Bulgaria
Experience Level

Caves, Waterfalls and Castles of Bulgaria

4 star rating   30 September 2017

Good or Very Good


Balkan Rides - Bulgaria
Experience Level

Caves, Waterfalls and Castles of Bulgaria

4 star rating   30 September 2017

Good or Very Good


Balkan Rides - Bulgaria
Experience Level

Caves, Waterfalls and Castles of Bulgaria

4 star rating   30 September 2017

Maria is a very capable ride leader and made sure everyone was able to cope. The horses were generally well behaved and fun. The countryside is pretty and we rode through oak woods, open plains and over steep hills. What was less enjoyable was the poor state of some of the villages we passed. Many empty houses and a lot of rubbish strewn around the outskirts. It is very obvious that people are leaving the rural areas in favour of the town's and cities. This isn't something our hosts can control but it was depressing.


Atlantis and Green Island Trail - Azores
Experience Level

Atlantis Ride

4 star rating   28 September 2017

Areas we rode in were limited by the fact that the lorry engine was not working.


Castle Leslie Estate - Ireland
Experience Level

Riding Programme

5 star rating   28 September 2017

Excellent


Galiny Palace - Poland
Experience Level

Galiny Palace

4 star rating   28 September 2017

I was very pleased with the riding - Ewa, my instructor, was great. We discussed my needs and objectives, and she adapted the lessons accordingly. She was understanding, patient and knowledgeable. Really good horses, too. Enjoyed the opportunity to ride different breeds, and learnt from each of them.


Castle Leslie Estate - Ireland
Experience Level

Riding Programme

5 star rating   27 September 2017

Would have preferred some longer canters and the opportunity to pop over a few really tiny logs whilst hacking, perhaps on the last day when more accustomed to my horse. I felt the routes around the estate a bit repetitive. That may be because I am spoilt at home with a lot of common land. Also you either hack, or do cross country, there is no crossover between the two disciplines, with the odd mini log en route. Having said that it was very enjoyable, the instructors were lovely, the horses nice and the lessons very good. Well organised.


Ant's Lodges - South Africa
Experience Level

Ant's Nest

5 star rating   25 September 2017

The horses were kept in a herd and spent time out in the bush with the wildlife, so all the animals were well used to each other. This meant we could ride really close to rhinos, buffaloes, giraffes, zebra and antelopes. Riding included steep ascents and descents through the scrub and fast canters along sandy tracks. We were also able to swim the horses in dams. Responsive and well trained lovely horses. Good stables and tack.


El Bronco - Hungary
Experience Level

Ranch Stay

4 star rating   24 September 2017

Good or Very Good


Macatoo - Botswana
Experience Level

Riding Safari

5 star rating   24 September 2017

Excellent


Atlantis and Green Island Trail - Azores
Experience Level

Green Island Trail

5 star rating   23 September 2017

The standard and quality of the horses were excellent.

One of the of rides was not to my liking, too urban, it took us until the afternoon of riding along roads to arrive on tracks and it really was not worth the effort. I mentioned this and said it would have been better to boxed to the rural area and had longer to explore.

I think my suggestion was noted as they were keen on feedback and to please.


Northern Lights Ride - Iceland
Experience Level

Northern Lights Ride

5 star rating   23 September 2017

Definitely met or even surpassed expectations. Horses were incredibly well acted for and tack was new and in good condition. Wouldn't be very suitable for inexperienced or nervous riders as you pretty much get on and go! The only downside was the weather restricted some of our riding, but that can't be helped!


Alcainca - Portugal
Experience Level

Riding Holiday

4 star rating   23 September 2017

I was accommodated with the lessons to suit my riding ability. The instructors are very passionate about the correct use of the aids and sometimes could get a little frustrated, probably due to the language getting lost in translation.
Overall I learnt lots.


Catalan Coastal Trails - Spain
Experience Level

Pirate Trail

5 star rating   23 September 2017

Great ride and amazing trails up the mountains horses where well looked after and in good condition


Atlantis and Green Island Trail - Azores
Experience Level

Green Island Trail

5 star rating   23 September 2017

Excellent


Wild Coast - South Africa
Experience Level

Wild Coast Adventure Trail

5 star rating   23 September 2017

The tack looked like it just came out of the shop. The horses had fabulous stamina and speed. More beach canters than you could count.


African Explorer - Botswana and South Africa
Experience Level

African Explorer

5 star rating   22 September 2017

The riding was fun. At Horizon, we had a wonderful guide, lots of fun canters and gallops. It is a rather small reserve, I was ready to move on by the fourth day. Very glad to have gotten to Botswana, which was very different riding, wonderful in its own way. I will say that in Botswana, we all had the impression that we could ride abreast. There were many photos of people doing so. It was much better, and safer, to ride in line. We had some very forward horses, some of whom really wanted to race - even with the Guide! It was so amazing to be on horseback and come upon the beautiful antelope and giraffes, jackels and so many elephants! Really fantastic trip…


Atlantis and Green Island Trail - Azores
Experience Level

Green Island Trail

5 star rating   18 September 2017

It was incredible! Sometimes there were guests complaining that they were tired but of course it's impossible to have your own personal guide and to ride your own pace. We will definitely go back!


Atlantis and Green Island Trail - Azores
Experience Level

Green Island Trail

5 star rating   18 September 2017

The riding was even better than I had expected! The first time we had a "test" lesson in the arena so that the guides had an idea what are abilities were. For the riding outside, they gave us a horse that was fun, fast and challenging at the same time. We saw different parts of the Island and the roads were different every time.


Alentejo Trails - Portugal
Experience Level

Coastal Trail North to South

5 star rating   17 September 2017

I changed horse after one day, because I fell off. The second horse was perfect!


Tuli Trail - Botswana
Experience Level

Tuli Trail

5 star rating   17 September 2017

Lovely horses and very well cared for, they looked happy.


Pyrenean Adventures - Spain
Experience Level

Herdsmen's Trail (Pyrenees High Mountain)

5 star rating   17 September 2017

Good horses and pace of riding. Unfortunate that the weather meant changing itinerary but was the time of the year for rain.


Nile Explorer - Uganda
Experience Level

Nile Explorer

5 star rating   17 September 2017

More than met expectations. Great effort made to match horses to riders.


El Bronco - Hungary
Experience Level

Ranch Stay

5 star rating   17 September 2017

Excellent forward going horses which were all matched well to ability and if the rider was not quite comfortable with the pairing the staff were very accomodating in trying to find an alternative horse to ensure the best holiday was achieved.
The vast national park area provides excellent and varied terrain for all paces and it is possible to go for lovely long lopes in both woodland and open spaces or just walking and taking in the huge variety of senery and plant life.
The horses always appear well cared for with plenty of good food and fresh water available and constant muck removal to keep the number of flies down.


Nile Explorer - Uganda
Experience Level

Nile Explorer

5 star rating   17 September 2017

Excellent


Galiny Palace - Poland
Experience Level

Galiny Trails - Short Break

4 star rating   17 September 2017

Overall good quality for trail riding. For dressage/jumping I would appreciate more educated horses… They were kind horses.


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