Reviews
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Bahia Beach Ride - Brazil
Experience Level

Bahia Beach Ride

5 star rating   12 August 2017

I had an exceptionally nice horse which was very forward going and matched my level very well. We had two kids and both decided to change their horses to match their confidence levels. This was done in a professional and helpful manner.


Quinta do Rol - Portugal
Experience Level

Quinta do Rol

5 star rating   12 August 2017

I felt like I stepped into an Olympic Equestrian centre. Pedro and Gonzales my two instructors where phenomenal, along with the highly trained horses. I just didn't want to leave!


El Bronco - Hungary
Experience Level

Ranch Stay

5 star rating   10 August 2017

Excellent


Wilderness Expedition - Iceland
Experience Level

Wilderness Expedition

5 star rating   10 August 2017

This is one of the most challenging but rewarding trips I have done and I have come back with a new appreciation of these amazing animals in their natural environment.
The Hestasport team managed the logistics with effortless efficiency as ever and our lovely group of riders and staff felt more like a family by the end.
One thing I would emphasise is that although safe, a few of the ascents and descents on this trip are very steep, so you do need to be properly fit and preferably not a vertigo sufferer. Also, although not essential, I found it was very helpful to have had prior experience of riding Icelandic horses.
Altogether I can't recommend this highly enough- it was wonderful.


Monte Velho - Portugal
Experience Level

Monte Velho

5 star rating   8 August 2017

Excellent


Macatoo - Botswana
Experience Level

Riding Safari

5 star rating   6 August 2017

Exhilarating riding, especially across the water. Fast in the mornings and slower in the evenings ideal for cameras Plenty of game including elephant, buffalo and giraffe in the camp itself. The changes in terrain need you to be fit and have a good sense of balance in canter .Two very different horses for the week both clearly enjoying their job.


Monte Velho - Portugal
Experience Level

Monte Velho

5 star rating   6 August 2017

Everybody was very attentive and checked carefully that everybody was happy with the horses they were riding. They also made sure that all riders were happy with the pace of the trail ride, they were also happy to split the group allowing those who wanted a canter to have one.
The dressage riding also allowed me to develop some skills and lateral moves as well as developing my seat on responsive and well trained horses.


Pyrenean Adventures - Spain
Experience Level

Bandit Trail

4 star rating   6 August 2017

Impressed with the sure-footedness of the horses, but almost half the group (horses) didn't seem to like each other so it made breaks and stops less enjoyable trying to keep them away from biting/kicking each other!


Ant's Lodges - South Africa
Experience Level

Ant's Nest

5 star rating   6 August 2017

Excellent


Tuli Trail - Botswana
Experience Level

Tuli Trail

5 star rating   6 August 2017

I think I was expecting it to be more challenging in terms of pace, but the challenges came from an unexpected direction! Close encounters with elephants where we had to be on high alert. Twice on the ride we were instructed to follow the second guide because an elephant was getting rather cross! It was hard to resist cantering away, but we had to walk quietly and carefully away from any possible danger. Scary at the time, but very memorable! Many steep river banks, too, ditch jumping at speed and plenty of logs to jump if desired. Great fun!


Transylvania Trail - Romania
Experience Level

Transylvania Trail

5 star rating   5 August 2017

I was pleased about our two guides Bree, a true horsey girl with wits & knowledge, & Greta who contributed conveniently the Romanian insight view to their experiences. The horses were well taken care of, never overdone & well chosen to the abilities of the individual riders in our group.
I would have liked to see except from glorious rolling landscape & forest some more cultural sights & meet more inhabitants with whom you can exchange, yet you cannot have it all!
(ITS NOTE: We are really pleased to hear you enjoyed riding with Bree and were pleased with the horses).


Provence Trails - France
Experience Level

Perched Villages

5 star rating   5 August 2017

Lovely mix of horses (and riders) in the group - all well matched by our guide Didier Mejard. Mixture of conventional tack and trail riding/western - everyone learned some new skills of knot tying or girth lacing !

We were all amazed at just how fit and tough the horses were - it was very hot throughout - over 40C on one day - 6hrs plus in the saddle over 25km or so with a mix of paces - my lovely mare Carmen hardly breaking into a sweat !!!

Got re-routed on one day because of the exceptional fire risk in the Grand Luberon - but Didier figured out a good alternative which meant trucking the horses back to Cap Rando one night and starting from there the next day - meant we got to ride down/in the Durance river - cool at last!


Transylvania Trail - Romania
Experience Level

Transylvania Trail

5 star rating   5 August 2017

Met all my expectations, physically challenging especially if you don't ride on a regular basis, wonderful people and very professional guides.


Transylvania Trail - Romania
Experience Level

Transylvania Trail

5 star rating   5 August 2017

Very good horses able to go fast and for a long time, enjoying it themselves. Good match, our requests had seriously been considered. Better wouldn't be possible.


The Great Trek - Kyrgyzstan
Experience Level

The Great Trek

5 star rating   5 August 2017

Excellent


Provence Trails - France
Experience Level

Perched Villages

5 star rating   5 August 2017

The horses were great - well suited to their riders and forward yet responsive. They work hard and are very fit, but never gave the impression they were jaded or bored.

Some of the tack was a little tired and we were short of saddle bags, but little niggles only in a fabulous trip.

A lot of the ride was slow due to the terrain, but that was specified in the trip description so I was happy with this.


Transylvania Trail - Romania
Experience Level

Transylvania Trail

5 star rating   5 August 2017

Our guide was truly excellent at matching us with horses and demonstrated an in depht knowledge of every horse that was out on the trail with us.
(ITS NOTE: That’s great to hear, we are really pleased you enjoyed riding with Bree).


Ratekjokk Trail - Sweden
Experience Level

Ratekjokk Trail

5 star rating   5 August 2017

Excellent


Atlantis and Green Island Trail - Azores
Experience Level

Green Island Trail

5 star rating   5 August 2017

A very friendly holiday.


Quinta do Rol - Portugal
Experience Level

Quinta do Rol

5 star rating   5 August 2017

Two amazing and skilled instructors! They were good at challenging one and explaining the different exercises and how to do the exercises better.


Castle Leslie Estate - Ireland
Experience Level

Riding Programme

5 star rating   4 August 2017

Excellent


Okapuka - Namibia
Experience Level

Ranch Stay

5 star rating   31 July 2017

Fantastic horses


Okapuka - Namibia
Experience Level

Ranch Stay

5 star rating   31 July 2017

The spirit of all the horses is wonderful. They clearly have a good life.


The Great Trek - Kyrgyzstan
Experience Level

The Great Trek

5 star rating   31 July 2017

I would have preferred to have ridden something which was more forward going.
There was nothing wrong with the tack. In fact the saddles were very comfortable.
All the horses looked well with good coats and they all know there job.


Glaciers and Fjords - Greenland
Experience Level

Glaciers and Fjords

5 star rating   31 July 2017

A very good set of horses which are very well trained and can meet a different set of levels.
All horses were groomed every time we went riding and their feet were carefully looked after, which is not so easy when you think Pitaq is doing everything by himself.
The material is in average condition but nevertheless the saddles were super comfortable.
My only comment: watch out with the wires, which has injured one horse (lended by a neighbor), Pitaq should be more careful how he manages the fields with wires.


Atlantis and Green Island Trail - Azores
Experience Level

Atlantis Ride

5 star rating   31 July 2017

niet alleen het rij-programma was gevarieerd en aangepast aan het niveau, maar ook de randactiviteiten waren goed verzorgd. De warmte en openheid van de eigenaars weerspiegelde zich in de houding van al de mensen die betrokken zijn in de werking van de manège.

Iemand met minder ervaring wordt niet bij een ervaren groep gezet, maar krijgt dan een rit met 1 begeleider.


Pyrenean Adventures - Spain
Experience Level

Herdsmen's Trail (Pyrenees High Mountain)

4 star rating   30 July 2017

The riding lived up to my expectations. There were some stretches of tarmacked road to cover but they were thankfully not too long and while this is more of a climb than a very fast ride we did trot and canter, where weather and terrain permitted it. There were plenty of rocky trails, and the views were lovely, especially on the last two days of riding

The horses seemed well fit for the job, and I was given a good little horse that I enjoyed riding. There was only one guide, and being a larger group the last few often couldn’t hear the commands given out at the front (however hard we tried keeping close with our ears open). This was a little frustrating, as they were at time quite important.


El Bronco - Hungary
Experience Level

Ranch Stay

5 star rating   30 July 2017

It could have been nice if we have had some more training; having had more lessons in western horse riding.


Tuli Trail - Botswana
Experience Level

Tuli Trail

5 star rating   30 July 2017

Horses fabulously trained, safari staff couldn't have been more wonderful (cooks, grooms etc.) and our guides - David and Tips were outstanding.


Pyrenean Adventures - Spain
Experience Level

Herdsmen's Trail (Pyrenees High Mountain)

5 star rating   30 July 2017

The riding was over very tough terrain in places -steep and rocky paths -and the horses and guide were wonderful in managing it.


Tuli Trail - Botswana
Experience Level

Tuli Trail

5 star rating   30 July 2017

The first day I was not 100%sure about my horse. However you have to approach the holiday not as a hack out at home but as an entire week. As the holiday progressed I realised that I had a very nimble, clever little horse who gave me a fabulous ride and am so pleased I didn't change him!
As we cantered along through the bush it was impossible to keep the grins from our faces. Really exhilarating!!


Tsylos Lodge - British Columbia
Experience Level

Lodge Horseback Riding

5 star rating   30 July 2017

Excellent


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