Reviews
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Ant's Lodges - South Africa

Ant's Nest

5 star rating   29 April 2018

Gus (this is their first In The Saddle holiday) Sensational | More than 40 horses, all well schooled. Hosts were brilliant. Huge variety of riding from slow meandering walks to fast cantering through tight trails - had a ball. Thanks!


Tuli Safari - Botswana

Tuli Safari

5 star rating   29 April 2018

sophiacholmes (this is their first In The Saddle holiday) Tuli Trail | Excellent


Los Alamos - Spain

Villa Based Ride

5 star rating   29 April 2018

Fable who has been on 3 In The Saddle rides. Los Alamos | With 25 horses intermediate and advanced riders who hack out will have no trouble finding their perfect partner. Rachel knows her horses and has an uncanny ability to match horse to rider. Terrain is varied and beautiful. Jose and Roberto look after everyone impeccably on the ride and clearly love the horses.


Los Alamos - Spain

Villa Based Ride

5 star rating   29 April 2018

Ian who has been on 6 In The Saddle rides. Los Alamos | Excellent


Ant's Lodges - South Africa

Ant's Nest

5 star rating   29 April 2018

Georgia (this is their first In The Saddle holiday) Best Holiday Ever | exceeded all my expectations


Tuli Safari - Botswana

Tuli Safari

5 star rating   29 April 2018

Tanya who has been on 6 In The Saddle rides. A holiday of a lifetime | The quality of the horse and the riding exceeded expectations. The tack was very suitable and the saddles remarkably comfortable for the amount of time we were in the saddle.

Our guides David and Tips were both knowledgeable and charming.


Cappadocia Trails - Turkey

Extended Cappadocia Highlights

5 star rating   28 April 2018

BRIAN who has been on 32 In The Saddle rides. CAPPADOCIA HIGHLIGHTS | At first I was not happy with the my horse. It was too lively. A replacement was immediately provided with no fuss. There was quite a lot of steep hills to climb but the horses did it very easily. Our guide Ercihan was very willing to make sure we had a good safe time.


Cappadocia Trails - Turkey

Extended Cappadocia Highlights

5 star rating   28 April 2018

Elisabeth who has been on 16 In The Saddle rides. Turkey - Cappadocia Highlight | It was like an adventure. I would definitively do it again and hope to come back for a camping trail.


Balkan Rides - Bulgaria

Kingdom of Thracians

4 star rating   28 April 2018

Pippa who has been on 6 In The Saddle rides. Exhausting but good | Had to change saddle after 1st day, as the 1st one was very uncomfortable.


Transylvania Trail - Romania

Transylvania Trail

5 star rating   28 April 2018

TJB (this is their first In The Saddle holiday) Magical Fast paced riding, back in time! | The riding was pretty much as I expected and was really perfectly described in that it was long hours in the saddle, with forward horses and very nice long canters, with a few amazing gallops thrown in and maybe a jump or two (if you wanted to). What I didn't expect was the amazing condition of these particular horses. They were so fit considering we were the first long ride of the season. We switched out horses on the 3rd day since it was the first ride of the season, and both of my horses were total athletes, and I enjoyed them both individually. I love that one of the owners Barbara is an endurance rider, as I ride endurance as well, and her impeccable good taste in horses, quality of their care and attention to detail with the tack did not go unnoticed by me. I have to say I love this ride more than I expected to, with all due respect. Having been on adventurous rides to the Sahara and ridden in the Okavanga Delta with wild animals, Romania seemed pretty tame, and possibly not as adventurous. Oh, how I was wrong about the people and the culture that we were able to experience. This wasn't just a horse riding holiday it was an adventure in to the past and to a culture that hasn't existed where I'm from in Kansas for over 100 years. The Sahara was spiritual, the Okavanga Delta, Adventurous and Romania, magical. Our Guides Bree, Ben and Taylor were so attentive to our needs, and always making sure we were content. Our primary guide Bree did an excellent job of making sure the riding was fun, but always safe, as well as being a fountain of information about everything Romania. There was hardly a question we asked she didn't know the answer to, or know the person to ask. My one recommendation to anyone considering this ride is to skip Bucharest if you are planning to come a day or two early. One afternoon there was plenty and upon reflection I would have enjoyed staying a day or two in Brasov or one of the smaller towns much more than in Bucharest like our group did. This is a ride where you can clear your mind, free your soul and gallop like the wind, and not only would I highly recommend it, I would love to go back myself


El Bronco - Hungary

Ranch Stay

4 star rating   27 April 2018

Lisa who has been on 4 In The Saddle rides. Relaxing | Good or Very Good


Horizon Lodge - South Africa

Camp Davidson

5 star rating   26 April 2018

The Great Anon who has been on 12 In The Saddle rides. Wonderful holiday | I'd have rated this overall excellent but for occasional riders in the group who were included for logistical reasons but were less well matched in terms of ability


Perol Chico - Peru

The Sacred Valley Ride

5 star rating   25 April 2018

Sarah who has been on 6 In The Saddle rides. Sacred Valley Ride - Peru | The riding was as described in the details received.... there are quite a few tough climbs up the mountain so you must be balanced and confident in the saddle. Due to this the pace is generally slow with trots up the hills and plenty of opportunities for Paso llano. We had a few canters but not many - so not a fast riding trip if that’s what you’re after.

The horses were all forward going - some more spirited than others but Eddie is good at matching horses to riders. He knows his horses well and will match accordingly.


Footsteps of Lawrence - Jordan

Ride and Visit to Dead Sea

5 star rating   23 April 2018

Maria (this is their first In The Saddle holiday) What a fantastic experience! | The riding was absolutely fantastic. The horses were all fit, happy and very willing! The pace was a perfect mixture and suited the terrain perfectly. The length of time in the saddle was perfect.


Footsteps of Lawrence - Jordan

Ride and Visit to Dead Sea

5 star rating   23 April 2018

EJR who has been on 2 In The Saddle rides. Jordan, Footsteps of Lawrence | Better than expected. Tip though the dust and heat is harder on the body than the riding itself, so protect your mouth and nose from breathing in the dust and sand. Very exciting, be prepared to be adventurous it makes it more fun!


Kingdom of the Lusitano - Portugal

Kingdom of the Lusitano

5 star rating   22 April 2018

Sharon who has been on 10 In The Saddle rides. Kingdom of the Lustitano | Have been on one previous riding trip with this guide so I had an idea of the potential riding experience. I was not disappointed.


Kingdom of the Lusitano - Portugal

Kingdom of the Lusitano

5 star rating   22 April 2018

Karina who has been on 30 In The Saddle rides. Please add any further comments on the riding e.g. did it meet your expectations For a couple of days, we did ride a lot in walk - consecutive hours. And it would have been nice with a little variation, just a little bit of trot sometimes. a short canter, because the terrain was fine for it - and you get stiff and knee-sore when you're riding in walk 2-3 hours in a row.


Kambaku Safari Lodge - Namibia

Kambaku Safari Lodge 2018

5 star rating   22 April 2018

Steph who has been on 11 In The Saddle rides. Wildlife, great food and lovely horses | We did lots more long canters than I had expected which was great and my face ached from smiling so much!! Great horses 🙂


Alcainca - Portugal

Riding Holiday

2 star rating   22 April 2018

Helle Birk (this is their first In The Saddle holiday) Portugal - Alcainca | The horses were very nice. The outdoor arena was under repair and the indoor arena was a bit small - especially when we rode 3 people (they even suggested we had to ride 4).
It's a bit bad that you had to ride in a row, as only the 1st rider got an experienced "self-riding".
The instruction was generally nice after some initial difficulties understanding the orders. One a time we had to find George on the terrain 1/2 hour after the agreed start of riding and then agree for another time for a lesson. A little annoying for our day planning, when we were 4 persons, who has to coordinate. Otherwise, all riding was very nice.


Alcainca - Portugal

Riding Holiday

1 star rating   22 April 2018

Sascha (this is their first In The Saddle holiday) Very well-trained horses. Paulo was a very pleasant teacher.
I think the lessons were a little too short.


Atlantis and Green Island Trail - Azores

Green Island Trail

5 star rating   21 April 2018

mack who has been on 7 In The Saddle rides. Great riding


Atlantis and Green Island Trail - Azores

Atlantis Ride

5 star rating   21 April 2018

Rocky who has been on 7 In The Saddle rides. Fascinating and Fun | Very easy riding and I had 4 different horses.


Sierra Nevada - Spain

Contraviesa Ride

5 star rating   21 April 2018

Iben who has been on 5 In The Saddle rides. Sierra Nevada - Contreviesa Trail | Very nice horses with a fantastic temperament


Macatoo - Botswana

Riding Safari

5 star rating   20 April 2018

Cspuz (this is their first In The Saddle holiday) Macatoo Botswana | I would have liked a slightly faster pace, but this was very much limited to the others in the group so not the fault of the guides etc
Horses were amazingly well looked after, this was the most impressive. I saw no girth galls, they were all happy healthy horses that work hard but get a lot of rest.


Chianti Riding - Italy

Chianti Riding and Relaxing

5 star rating   16 April 2018

who has been on In The Saddle rides. They were lovely hosts, proving a magical experience for my family, with (several) horses to suit each of us. We were of mixed ability and age (from eventer to happy hacker) and all had a fantastic time.


Kambaku Safari Lodge - Namibia

Wildlife Active

5 star rating   16 April 2018

Will (this is their first In The Saddle holiday) Amazing!! | N/A...I didn't ride...please see wife's comments!!


Kambaku Safari Lodge - Namibia

Riding and Wildlife

5 star rating   16 April 2018

Jacqui who has been on 5 In The Saddle rides. Lovely lodge, with friendly knowledgeable staff and great riding | Nice horses, friendly guides and really enjoyed the riding. There was opportunity to wander and take some great photos/observe the wildlife, as well as have some nice long canters on sandy tracks. Grouped on ability so as an experienced rider I rode out both with other guests (max I experienced was 4 of us), as well as it just being the guide and myself.


Atlantis and Green Island Trail - Azores

Green Island Trail

5 star rating   14 April 2018

Brigitte who has been on 4 In The Saddle rides. Azores | The horses were fantastic- we rode a selection over the week, they have horses for different levels of experience.
Most of the horses are rescues and all have an interesting history- it’s a delight to ride them. We had some great fast canters and gallops on happy forward going steeds.
I had a couple of lessons in the arena with Christina which is highly recommended- she is an excellent teacher and I got to ride the beautiful part Lusitana, part Arab Olé.


Atlantis and Green Island Trail - Azores

Green Island Trail

5 star rating   13 April 2018

Gary who has been on 6 In The Saddle rides. Azores-Atlantis and Green Island | I wish we had more opportunities for trot and canter. But it’s a small island and we had to cross quite a few roads


Cape Winelands riding - South Africa

Cape Winelands Riding

5 star rating   12 April 2018

Elizabeth (this is their first In The Saddle holiday) The absolute definition of R&R (rest and recuperation) | Absolutely fantastic. All off-road with a great mix of walk, trot, canter and even gallop (depending on your horse :-)). The pace was perfectly set by my guide Ellen, and tailored to maximise the rider's experience without compromising the horses' welfare and fitness. There's clearly a great deal of care that goes into keeping the horses happy and healthy, which isn't always the case on riding holidays. That was really wonderful to see.

I was matched with three fantastic horses - two on my first two days who basically chauffeured me, allowing me to really drink in the stunning scenery. On my third and final day, I was lucky enough to find my South African soulmate - a gorgeous little fellow with a zest for life and turn of pace that belied his small stature and had me grinning from ear to ear. I knew very quickly I'd be back again, but he really sealed the deal.


Namib Desert - Namibia

Namib Desert

5 star rating   9 April 2018

Jacqui who has been on 5 In The Saddle rides. Fantastic trip, amazing scenery and wonderful horses! | Excellent


Monte Velho - Portugal

Monte Velho

5 star rating   9 April 2018

Shona who has been on 2 In The Saddle rides. Brilliant instruction, leading on rides out. Fabulous horses immaculately turned out and cared for to the highest standards


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