Reviews
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Wait A Little - South Africa

Camp Safari

5 star rating   17 January 2018

We were well matched with horses and if we did not like them they were changed. The horses are amazing in the terrain and know their jobs, they are a credit to the team.


Ant's Lodges - South Africa

Ant's Nest

5 star rating   15 January 2018

Horses in good condition. Good guides. You see that the staff is taking good care for them.


Quinta do Rol - Portugal

Quinta do Rol

5 star rating   14 January 2018

Pedro the chief d'equip has a wonderful manner, that immediately puts you at ease. He easily assess your riding ability and expertly chooses horses for you. Horses that will aid you in specific areas of weakness and highlight your strengths.


Wait A Little - South Africa

Big Five Safari

5 star rating   13 January 2018

Pace necessarily slow due to dense terrain and need to track the game, so not a problem.


South Kaipara - New Zealand

Riding Holiday

5 star rating   7 January 2018

Excellent


Macatoo - Botswana

Riding Safari

5 star rating   4 January 2018

Great horses, groups of riders were appropriate for experience.


Quinta do Rol - Portugal

Quinta do Rol

5 star rating   1 January 2018

Excellent


Horses, Dunes & Nomads - Morocco

Horses, Dunes & Nomads

5 star rating   30 December 2017

The horses were fun to ride, with loads of personality and energy. The scenery was amazing, with the landscape changing from soft dunes to rocky mountains and dried out lakes. The riding was mostly at walk, but every day offered the opportunity for some fun, fast canters and gallops!


Macatoo - Botswana

Riding Safari

5 star rating   29 December 2017

Excellent


Monte Velho - Portugal

Monte Velho

5 star rating   28 December 2017

Perfect holiday in great location ,highly recommended.


Estancia Los Potreros - Argentina

Estancia Los Potreros

5 star rating   22 December 2017

Really lovely horses; couldn’t recommend them highly enough


African Explorer - Botswana and South Africa

African Explorer

5 star rating   22 December 2017

Riding was varied and the guides accommodated as to our wishes.


Volcanoes and Vistas Ride - Ecuador

Volcanoes and Vistas Ride

5 star rating   19 December 2017

The horses and the riding were mainly superb. The only disappointment was in the final leg at Cotopaxi, where the guide wanted only to cover the route at a walking pace. This seemed like a wasted opportunity and was rather frustrating, and in complete contrast to the varied pace of the previous legs. After some repeated suggestions from me, we did have one or two gentle canters on the third day but it didn't live up to the "exhilarating" promise of the itinerary.

(ITS NOTE: Thank you very much for your feedback. Cotopaxi is an area where you can quite often do some lovely flowing canters. We feel that the 'exhilarating' element comes from the incredible environment you are riding in (the volcano, the wide open plains and the remoteness of it all), rather than the speed of the riding. We are sorry to hear that you were disappointed with the pace of this part of the ride, but are pleased that you enjoyed your trip to Ecuador overall).


South Kaipara - New Zealand

Riding Holiday

5 star rating   16 December 2017

The varied riding by was well worth it and it was good to feel supported by the two guides so I could challenge myself and develop my riding.


Horses, Dunes & Nomads - Morocco

Horses, Dunes & Nomads

5 star rating   10 December 2017

Our guide Abdel is an amazing horse and people person: he treats his stallions, his co-workers and last but not least his guests in such a friendly and competent way. It was our second trip with Abdel but for sure not our last.

(ITS NOTE: Thank you for your feedback. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your second visit to ride in Morocco).


Tropical Sands - Mozambique

African Paradise

5 star rating   9 December 2017

As usual the team ensured the group had a lovely week and the group itself got on really well leading to a few late nights and new friendships being formed.


Monte Velho - Portugal

Monte Velho

5 star rating   8 December 2017

Not sure how I would cope with the dressage lessons I had booked a lesson and a hack each day. The hack was gentle and very pleasant riding on the estate however I loved the lessons so much that I swopped to 2 lessons each day. The shared lesson works well as it gives you chance to practise and play around on these lovely animals. These Lusitano horses are very calm, comfy and brilliant at lateral work and bend easily so I was soon experimenting with trot half pass. The instructors were very competent and really helped me to get good work out of all the horses I rode. I especially appreciated the chance to ride passage and piaffe. Virtuoso by name and nature- what an amazing feeling of controlled power from this gentle stallion.


Ant's Lodges - South Africa

Ant's Nest

5 star rating   8 December 2017

Thoroughly enjoyed every minute. The horses were great, the guides and staff were amazing. It is lovely to get so close to the game.


Ant's Lodges - South Africa

Ant's Hill

5 star rating   2 December 2017

Excellent


Monte Velho - Portugal

Monte Velho

5 star rating   1 December 2017

Monte Velho exceeded expectations...it was even better in real life than was portrayed in the brochure. Quality of accommodation, food, horses, instruction and general surroundings was top class. Highly recommended.


Horizon Lodge - South Africa

Horizon

5 star rating   27 November 2017

The first couple of rides were to work out my ability and then the horses got better and better. The welfare of the horses was the most important to all. The horses were so well looked after, I've never been anywhere before where all the horses looked in fabulous condition.


Horizon Lodge - South Africa

Horizon

5 star rating   24 November 2017

The horses were all chosen to suit my ability and the riding was matched to all levels in the group. The horses in Botswana especially were amazingly well schooled.


Monte Velho - Portugal

Monte Velho

5 star rating   23 November 2017

Instructor did not ask what we hoped to achieve, goals etc when we had first lesson. Instructors did not appear to have read information we submitted regarding our riding abilities, but once we had discussed with them what we hoped to achieve were very good at planning sessions.

Two people in each lesson and I had 2 of my lessons where I had approximately 15 minutes' tuition as instructor dealing with other person. I was left just walking around arena despite asking specifically if I could practice changes, half pass. I noticed this happening frequently in lessons, which did not seem very fair to the person not getting equal amount of tuition.


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