Reviews
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Quinta do Rol - Portugal
Experience Level

Quinta do Rol

5 star rating   9 November 2017

Exceptionally well cared for horses, very well schooled.


Ant's Lodges - South Africa
Experience Level

Ant's Nest

5 star rating   9 November 2017

Many horses for younger experienced riders, e.g. Helen. Most of the time I had a forward walking wonderful horse. Responsive in walk and went straight into canter. It kept up with the front rider. Other horses, two of them, were very slow to walk, unresponsive to leg, I was told that children ride them. Difficult sometimes to get into canter. I feel there should be more forward going, especially in walk,horses for the older intermediate rider. Very thankful I had Calan, think that was his name, for most of the week.


Ant's Lodges - South Africa
Experience Level

Ant's Nest

5 star rating   9 November 2017

I went to Ants Nest with a group of riding friends but am not able to ride due to a medical problem. My only very brief ride was to enjoy a wonderful swim in the dam on the most lovely horse.
Instead, I spent much of my time on very enjoyable bush hikes and foot safaris, accompanied by a selection of extremely knowledgeable and entertaining guides who went out of their way to create interesting excursions. Every day we went on a different route in a different area of the reserve, often meeting up with the riders at the end of their ride, or making our way to "sundowners" on foot.


Los Alamos - Spain
Experience Level

Villa Based Ride

5 star rating   5 November 2017

The riding was adjusted to the riders and the weather conditions such as choosing the right time for the beach ride, which is really appreciated, as I could get the most out of my holidays.


Relaxed Ride - Azores
Experience Level

Relaxed Ride

5 star rating   4 November 2017

Fabulous horses, hosts, scenery and guides.


Cape Winelands riding - South Africa
Experience Level

Cape Winelands Riding

5 star rating   4 November 2017

The horses were forward going, fit and in great condition, and very well looked after. My husband and I were given the opportunity to ride a variety of horses, but also ride our favourites more than once. The terrain was challenging for them at times, (very hilly) and the weather was hot, but our guide Ellen gave them plenty of opportunities to take a breather, and we could then enjoy the spectacular views. Our guides were very knowledgeable about the winelands, the wildlife, and the history of the area, so it was a pleasure to listen to them, and as there were only 3 guests for the week, we really got to know them and feel at home on the farm. In terms of pace, there were times when I think we would have enjoyed a faster pace, (there was quite a lot of walking) but I guess they didnt want us to rush past all the beautiful scenery. In the UK we would have probably not cantered on some of the hard ground, but I believe they are used to it and don't incur injuries, the horse's welfare was clearly of paramount importance. Our hosts couldn't do more for us, they were charming, and hopefully now, our friends


Wait A Little - South Africa
Experience Level

Big Five Safari

5 star rating   4 November 2017

The riding was excellent, I had 2 different horses and couldn't fault either of them. They were both very well behaved even with the wild animals so close to us. We walked most of the time whilst we were tracking various animals but had some really good canters and I don't think I saw anyone having any real difficulty with their horse. The horses were very sure footed when we walked up and down some quite steep banks along the dry river bed.


Atlantis and Green Island Trail - Azores
Experience Level

Green Island Trail

5 star rating   4 November 2017

The riding was perfect for my ability (intermediate) - I started with a refresher lesson which was invaluable.

I rode 6 horses throughout the week. All of which were responsive, gentle, extremely well mannered and trained. My confidence grew throughout each ride and I knew I would have a great ride on whichever horse was picked for me.


Wait A Little - South Africa
Experience Level

Big Five Safari

5 star rating   4 November 2017

Both of my horses were good quality, well schooled and good temperament.


Ant's Lodges - South Africa
Experience Level

Ant's Hill

5 star rating   4 November 2017

The staff and horses at Ant's are the best I have ever come across. They make you feel super comfortable and boost up your confidence which is fantastic.


Cape Winelands riding - South Africa
Experience Level

Cape Winelands Riding

5 star rating   4 November 2017

My expectation was of bimbling along sandy paths enjoying the scenery and just chilling as high-octane stuff does not mix well with as much as you can eat wine and cheese. The riding met that expectation - although there were lots of controlled canters. Some of the horses are ridden bitless and I liked that.


White Stallion Ranch - Arizona
Experience Level

White Stallion Ranch

4 star rating   2 November 2017

Good or Very Good


Okapuka - Namibia
Experience Level

Ranch Stay

5 star rating   2 November 2017

Excellent


Monte Velho - Portugal
Experience Level

Monte Velho

5 star rating   31 October 2017

Fantastic kind horses.


Pushkar Fair - India
Experience Level

Pushkar Fair Forts & Palaces - Ending Jaipur

5 star rating   30 October 2017

The horses were amazing with exceptional fitness & stamina. They were also very well looked after.


Transylvania Trail - Romania
Experience Level

Transylvania Trail

5 star rating   28 October 2017

The horses are a bit of a mixture of types but definitely as fit as any I've ever ridden and you really need to be riding fit too to fully enjoy this ride. My horse could have been a little more forward in walk and was slightly jumpy with traffic but we didn't see much of that so overall an enjoyable ride.

We were lucky to have a group who were all capable riders and were therefore able to make the most of the wonderful uninterrupted rolling countryside, perfect for lots of long fast canters (the longest lasting over 10 minutes!) and a few jumps over small logs in the forest.

Our guide, Greta, is one of the best I've had - taking extremely good care of both horses and riders, but with a very light touch so it never felt intrusive. Equus Silvania are lucky to have her. With the small army of young assistant guides and other staff, this is a very slick operation.


Atlantis and Green Island Trail - Azores
Experience Level

Green Island Trail

4 star rating   28 October 2017

Weather conditions were poor at times and that impacted on some of the riding. Happy, well behaved and well looked after horses and some nice canters (conditions permitting), lovely views (when the sun came out).


Castellare di Tonda - Italy
Experience Level

Medieval Tuscany

5 star rating   28 October 2017

It was a fantastic experience, the day tours were excellent especially due to Jessica our guide. She took us to very nice places including an original Tuscan pottery and a idyllic Tuscan villa, where we had a wonderful lunch with the most accommodating host. We thoroughly enjoyed every moment; thanks Jessica.


Wait A Little - South Africa
Experience Level

Big Five Safari

5 star rating   28 October 2017

I rode three different horses all stunning, with character and perfectly matched to my riding level. They were just brilliant and compensated for any weakness in my riding skills. The riding wasn’t difficult but you just know there could be a ‘situation’. The horses are magnificently turned out for each ride to virtually show standard and the tack room was so ordered I found it intimidating. Everything to do with the horses and riding was done with pride. Even the volunteers are stylishly turned out. I thought for years about doing a horse safari before taking the plunge on this one as they’re so expensive but some times the best things in life do cost lots of money!


Transylvania Trail - Romania
Experience Level

Transylvania Trail

5 star rating   28 October 2017

The horses are all in very good condition, forward going and beautiful.


Chianti Riding - Italy
Experience Level

Chianti Riding

5 star rating   25 October 2017

Excellent


Footsteps of Lawrence - Jordan
Experience Level

Ride and Visit to Dead Sea

5 star rating   23 October 2017

Excellent


Castle Leslie Estate - Ireland
Experience Level

Riding Programme

5 star rating   22 October 2017

Domino was a bit of a moody mare, but Eric was lovely!


White Stallion Ranch - Arizona
Experience Level

White Stallion Ranch

5 star rating   22 October 2017

I ride back at home and they were very quick to notice that which I thought was great! I had an ex wrangler horse who was very good. The only problem was when I had a barrel lesson on him and it didn't go so great. I did find out after that he hadn't really done it before. I then went to book another barrel lesson but you have to have 4 people and everyone I had met was leaving however Russell, the owner, sorted 3 of the volunteers to join me for a lesson and I was given another horse for this. I was very grateful they did this and thought it was amazing that the owners were aware of what happened.

Also, as I do ride I wasn't sure if I would get bored but there were plenty of different rides to go on and I ended up doing an all day ride alone and a fast ride which was great as the wranglers stepped up the pace etc. knowing that I was capable.

Overall, they were great catering for all abilities and people's confidence and I don't think I heard anyone say a bad word about the place. It was also very busy for a few days so sometimes we left a bit late but they managed well with this and were quick to change your ride if you were going to miss one.


El Bronco - Hungary
Experience Level

Ranch Stay

5 star rating   22 October 2017

My second visit to El Bronco. Horses well schooled and staff pleasant, professional and helpful. Accommodation great and Hungarian food plentiful and delicious. I'm now planning two visits for next year as I had such a wonderful time. I never holidayed on my own but now happy to do so as on both occasions have met lovely people. The ranch is an amazing place set within a beautiful National Park - amazing trails with time to de clutter your head space. I didn't want to leave but will return next year.


Los Alamos - Spain
Experience Level

Villa Based Ride

5 star rating   22 October 2017

Excellent


Equus Silvania - Romania
Experience Level

Equus Silvania

5 star rating   21 October 2017

The riding was excellent. The guides were very careful to listen to our likes and dislikes. I loved all of the three horses I rode. They were all forward going, fit and well schooled.


Wild Coast - South Africa
Experience Level

Wild Coast Adventure Trail

4 star rating   21 October 2017

Beyond expectations.


Provence Trails - France
Experience Level

Luberon and The Camargue

5 star rating   21 October 2017

Really enjoyed the riding; the horses were lovely and really looked after me. On some days it would have been nicer to have some more trots/canters but I understand the terrain didn't always allow this. The route we took was beautiful!


Atlantis and Green Island Trail - Azores
Experience Level

Green Island Trail

5 star rating   21 October 2017

Excellent


Macatoo - Botswana
Experience Level

Riding Safari

5 star rating   21 October 2017

We really enjoyed the experience. The staff did their best to match us with the right horses, and we all had several favorite horses. Definitely, the trip exceeded our expectations.


Fairs & Festivals - India
Experience Level

Fairs & Festivals

5 star rating   20 October 2017

Excellent


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