Reviews
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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.


Galiny Palace - Poland
Experience Level

Galiny Trails - Short Break

4 star rating   17 September 2017

When we arrived the instructors could have told a little bit about the horses. Felt a little bit unsafe in the beginning, but I felt more secure after I got to know the horses more.


Tuli Trail - Botswana
Experience Level

Tuli Trail

5 star rating   17 September 2017

Really well thought out for our needs - we wanted to use the horses as a means to see the wildlife not just for the riding.


Equus Silvania - Romania
Experience Level

Equus Silvania

5 star rating   16 September 2017

Lovely horses, very fit and well cared for. All very well behaved, sure footed, fast and responsive. Riding through the forests, plains and mountains. It was a fabulous experience.


Sierra De Gredos - Spain
Experience Level

Four Valleys

5 star rating   16 September 2017

The riding was as described and met expectations - majority was at a walk which was very relaxing with a trot and canter on the first day then at least one canter on every other day.


Sierra Nevada - Spain
Experience Level

Alpujarra Ride

5 star rating   16 September 2017

I have been riding with Dallas and her team many times before, and this ride was fantastic as always.


Castellare di Tonda - Italy
Experience Level

Medieval Tuscany

5 star rating   16 September 2017

We started with a lesson in the school (in a thunder storm) which was very informative regarding Western which is quite different to English riding. Then we had 3 day rides with a picnic these were really enjoyable about 2hrs riding then a stop at benches for a very generous lunch with wine, cake and coffee, then a 2hr ride home. The other day was split into a morning and afternoon ride with time to do your own thing in the middle. The riding was through woods, tracks and steep mountain paths all at a fairly steady pace.


Atlantis and Green Island Trail - Azores
Experience Level

Atlantis Ride

5 star rating   16 September 2017

All the horses are 100% safe but there is a range to suit all abilities. The guides are wonderful and the terrain is exceptional. There are opportunities for exciting fast rides and slower pares to admire the scenery. I really cannot emphasise enough how excellent the riding is.


Equus Silvania - Romania
Experience Level

Equus Silvania

5 star rating   16 September 2017

I was concerned about a shoulder injury that I got a few weeks before my trip, but I explained to the guides that I would prefer a horse that was steady and wouldn't pull, and the two horses I rode were perfect. The pace was great, lots of walking due to the fact we spent lots of time climbing either up or down mountains, but also lots of long trots and canters where it was possible.


Equus Silvania - Romania
Experience Level

Equus Silvania

5 star rating   16 September 2017

Lovely horses.


Sierra De Gredos - Spain
Experience Level

Four Valleys

5 star rating   16 September 2017

Horses were very well schooled, forward going but had brakes, I loved it!


Balkan Rides - Bulgaria
Experience Level

Caves, Waterfalls and Castles of Bulgaria

5 star rating   16 September 2017

The horses were all in excellent condition with comfortable well maintained tack. The horses were responsive and willing but not spooky or silly.
The riding was great over vast expanses of open countryside with many many long canters (the like of which we just do not see in the UK). Its mainly over crop fields and along farm tracks, very minimal roads and those you do see have very little traffic, crossing a few rivers and up and down the hills.


Sierra Nevada - Spain
Experience Level

Alpujarra Ride

5 star rating   16 September 2017

The manners and schooling of the horse I had exceeded expectations. They are incredibly sure footed horses which was just as well following the moorish mule train paths through the mountains was a little hairy at times but the horses took it in their stride. Always wanted to ride an Andalusian and didn't disappoint.


Castellare di Tonda - Italy
Experience Level

Medieval Tuscany

5 star rating   16 September 2017

Lovely terrain and paths. However didn’t get the full 24 hours of riding, maximum 18 hours. Whilst on the paths there were opportunities for a faster pace but guides were over cautious due to the conditions. However on the last ride it started to rain lightly and then we had a very fast pace back to the ride curtailing our riding time again. This didn’t quite add up as on the days where the weather was fine we weren’t allowed to canter as soon as it started to rain certain stretches where it was deemed unsafe to canter were now safe.


Volcanoes and Vistas Ride - Ecuador
Experience Level

Volcanoes and Vistas Ride

5 star rating   16 September 2017

The riding was extremely enjoyable very tiring, but the views were amazing and the terrain was really varied over the ten days.


Monte Velho - Portugal
Experience Level

Monte Velho

5 star rating   15 September 2017

The horses, tack and tuition at Monte Velho exceeded my expectations.


Monte Velho - Portugal
Experience Level

Monte Velho

5 star rating   15 September 2017

The riding and instruction were far beyond my expectations and I felt my riding improved considerably.


Monte Velho - Portugal
Experience Level

Monte Velho

4 star rating   15 September 2017

I enjoyed the riding at Monte Velho and the horses were well looked after if a little jaded as they work so hard. I was slightly disappointed with my riding experience as I had hoped to practice some lateral work which I am struggling with at home and had come with strict instructions to practice transitions between lateral movements, however my instructors concentrated on basic schooling, lots of 20m circles in trot and a little canter occasionally; it was difficult to have any continuity as I had three different instructors in four days and although from the same 'school' of training I found it hard to go from one to another.

[ITS Comments: We're glad to hear that you enjoyed the riding and liked the horses at on your competition prize stay at Monte Velho. We hope the instruction you did receive was useful and you have been able to put into practice at home.]


Monte Velho - Portugal
Experience Level

Monte Velho

5 star rating   14 September 2017

On the whole I was really happy with every lesson that I had. There was one lesson though where I was left to my own devices for a fair bit of the time. I did mention this to the instructor and the next lesson the time was split far more equally.

The lessons were excellent and I was able to focus on various things I needed to work on e.g hands and seat!

The tack and the horses were extremely well presented.

The horses are really cared for.


Perol Chico - Peru
Experience Level

The Sacred Valley Ride

5 star rating   14 September 2017

Our group was 6 experienced riders, which gave the guides the freedom to really ride-out. We changed pace quickly and often, galloping steeply uphill or across open steppes, but also careful, slow climbs and descents. I scored the "overall horse and tack" with a satisfactory because although everything was almost perfect, we did have a tack incident that could have been avoided. But Eddy reacted well and I'm sure he won't let it happen again. The Peruvian saddles and bridles were a joy to use. In combination with the horses' paso llano gait, you couldn't ask for a smoother, ground covering ride. All the horses were perfect: very responsive and fantastically fit, with even more energy on the last day than on the first. And beautiful!
The "humans" were also great. Eddy was a perfect guide and friend, Maria is unique - full of warmth and a fantastic cook, Fernando was our in-the-saddle groom - always helpful and watchful, Willy was our on-the-ground groom - quick to help with anything horse-related and always with a smile. Pompello was our special driver, getting us back and forth to the horses, but also a very pleasant companion/chauffeur on other outings.


Estancia Los Potreros - Argentina
Experience Level

Estancia Los Potreros

5 star rating   14 September 2017

The riding far exceed my expectations! Sure footed horses that could be quiet with a novice rider and still fun for those with more experience. The Pasos must be the most comfortable horses out there! We played polo and my horses was very responsive and really adjusted (down!) to my level of playing.

Terrain was varied enough to feel challenging without every feeling "hairy"


Horizon - South Africa
Experience Level

Horizon

4 star rating   12 September 2017

I had expected that the riding was a bit more challenging, but I also understand that they do not want to take unneccessary risks.
Very nice that they also asked for regular feedback, and take into account your wishes wherever possible.


Horizon - South Africa
Experience Level

Horizon

5 star rating   12 September 2017

The riding was so fantastic and it was great to do a variety of rides from long canters, fast canters, jumping, polo crosse and swimming with the horses.

The horses were generally very forward going and overall I was matched well. It was lovely to see how well cared for they are and the fantastic life they have at the lodge.


Horizon - South Africa
Experience Level

Horizon

5 star rating   12 September 2017

I was very pleased with all the horses I got to ride. They were very well cared fir and responsive to "commands". The guides were very knowledgable and made sure that I felt safe and comfortable with my horse. Fully recommend this holiday to anyone who loves horses, and also whatever level of riding they are at. One of the guides (Erin) "took care" of me when I asked to do jumping, she took me over the jumps on my owne so I could get my confidence back.


Atlantis and Green Island Trail - Azores
Experience Level

Atlantis Ride

5 star rating   11 September 2017

I am very satisfied!


Los Alamos - Spain
Experience Level

Villa Based Ride

5 star rating   10 September 2017

Amazing, well looked after horses.


El Bronco - Hungary
Experience Level

Ranch Stay

5 star rating   10 September 2017

They were happy to split the group according to experience if needed. A nice variety of paces and terrain, with beautiful scenery and wildlife.


Macatoo - Botswana
Experience Level

Riding Safari

5 star rating   10 September 2017

Excellent


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