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Mongolia Express - Mongolia

Mongolia Express

5 star rating   21 July 2018

Harriet Berg who has been on 2 In The Saddle rides. A once in a lifetime experience | Variety of riding was fabulous, with several gallops throughout the day.


The Great Trek - Kyrgyzstan

The Great Trek

5 star rating   20 July 2018

Kingas who has been on 2 In The Saddle rides. Simply Fantastic | if i may say, this was the best trip i ever head and i am well traveled.

The guide Hellen is a lovely lady with horses were fantastic, very well trained and behaved ponies. i only regret i could not do it for longer.
Kyrgyzstan is such a stunning country. i could not recommend this trip enough.
i am even considering of going back there again.


Shine Valley - Yukon

Pack Trip

5 star rating   20 July 2018

Jasper (this is their first In The Saddle holiday) Awesome Experience! | Excellent


Los Alamos - Spain

Short Break

5 star rating   19 July 2018

Andrea who has been on 2 In The Saddle rides. Perfect in every way | Rachel matched us well with beautiful, responsive and super fit horses. Riding through the woods and the early start meant we started off at the coolest part of the day. The stop for breakfast and coffee was welcome. We had 2 days riding on the beaches. The pace was good and the horses super responsive and fit.
The villa was lovely - with separate rooms and bathrooms - which enabled some welcome down time.
We used the pool - but also really enjoyed going to the beach in the afternoon and getting a taxi back. The mixture of riding, lunches out and the beach in the afternoon was perfect and we were well looked after by Rachel, Andrew and Rhianon. The riding guides - were also great.
We all want to go back and my friend Mel has already booked 2019.
Definitely will go again.


Los Alamos - Spain

Short Break

5 star rating   19 July 2018

BusyBee who has been on 3 In The Saddle rides. Fantastic horses, people place! Would go again. | The riding was everything I hoped it would be. Rachel is an excellent horse-mistress, her horses are very fit, very well behaved and great characters. Jose and Roberto, the guides, are great characters and riders; the both looked after us and the horses very well. This holiday was a bit of a test for me - I had lost my confidence so have been having lessons and going hacking to try to get it back. This holiday proved that I am back! The photos Vinny took are amazing!


Monte Velho - Portugal

Monte Velho

5 star rating   17 July 2018

Kym who has been on 2 In The Saddle rides. Fantastic Ridng Holiday | Excellent


Sierra Nevada Short Break - Spain

Poqueira Ride

5 star rating   16 July 2018

Bean who has been on 2 In The Saddle rides. Poqueira | This was a fabulous holiday. Dallas Love , Jeanette and Lisa were all exceptional guides. The riding and the horses excelled my expectations. Excellent home cooked picnics in fantastic locations.


Mlilwane Explorer - Eswatini

Swazi Culture & Scenery Trail

5 star rating   15 July 2018

Juliette who has been on 16 In The Saddle rides. Swaziland ,Mliwane Explorer | The riding exceeded expectations in terms of stunning countryside and a huge host of game to see. Ann’s team at Big Game Parks were great especially our guides Nathi and Thandaza . Kate took good care of us during our non riding jaunts. As a new ride I expected a few glitches but the organisation of the whole ride was exceptional and the horses were perfect for the riding we did.


Mlilwane Explorer - Eswatini

Swazi Culture & Scenery Trail

5 star rating   15 July 2018

Michelle who has been on 2 In The Saddle rides. Mlilwane Journey | This was my first trail ride and trip to Africa. The horses were all very well cared for and so very well schooled. Great care was taken to make sure that we were all matched to the right level of horse. I got to ride the very beatiful Toppy who i would have happily packed in my suitcase and transported home. The riding pace matched the terrain, and the variety of terrain really surprised me. We rode through the Mlilwane reserve getting up close to the zebra, wildebeest and antelope, then through forests, the community and into the mountains where you felt you were on top of the world with 360 degree views that stretched on for miles an miles!


Mlilwane Explorer - Eswatini

Swazi Culture & Scenery Trail

5 star rating   15 July 2018

Mlilo who has been on 2 In The Saddle rides. eSwatini- Mlilwane Explorer | The horses were in excellent condition and it was very evident that the welfare of the horses was paramount.
The whole holiday far exceeded my expectations. I had not ridden for over 10 years and was not sure what to expect. I was perfectly teamed up with a horse that ensured I had the most wonderful 6 days of trail riding. Millpond was a perfect gentleman.


White Stallion Ranch - Arizona

White Stallion Ranch

5 star rating   15 July 2018

Beth who has been on 4 In The Saddle rides. Excellent holiday | We have been to WSR before and the riding and lessons are always excellent. We had family with us this time and the riding was as good as ever. Excellent lessons with talented wranglers as well.


Mlilwane Explorer - Eswatini

Swazi Culture & Scenery Trail

5 star rating   15 July 2018

GRIZZLE who has been on 13 In The Saddle rides. eSwatini-Mlilwane Explorer | Everything exceeded expectations. The saddles were very comfortable indeed and had been tailormade for endurance riding. No horse had any scarring, or sores or old marks, testament to the standard of care and attention they are given.


Essaouira Coastal Trail - Morocco

Essaouira Coastal Trail (hotel based) short

5 star rating   14 July 2018

Gill who has been on 4 In The Saddle rides. Essaouira Coastal Trail | Truly fantastic holiday.


Essaouira Coastal Trail - Morocco

Essaouira Coastal Trail (hotel based) short

5 star rating   14 July 2018

Gill K who has been on 3 In The Saddle rides. Essouira Coastal Trail | Our guide Abdel and the other staff could not have done more to make us comfortable. Our horses were wonderful and perfectly matched to our ability. Some superb canters and gallops on deserted beaches although some of the trails were very stony. Lovely, traditional hotels although the first night in Marrakech was in a very modern hotel.


Atlantis and Green Island Trail - Azores

Green Island Trail

5 star rating   14 July 2018

Derry (this is their first In The Saddle holiday) Fantastic | I enjoyed the riding very much. The lesson with Christina on the fabulous Ole was a lovely surprise and the rides out with Bruno, Filipa and Contanze were varied, fun and exciting at times! I rode 5 different horses over the course of the week - all were very forward going and sure-footed. I especially enjoyed my rides on the delightful Noguiera.


Castellare di Tonda - Italy

Heart of Tuscany

5 star rating   14 July 2018

Paul and Joanne who has been on 2 In The Saddle rides. Castellated di Tonda | Our guide ( Elisha ) was fantastic, she was allways happy and cheerful, she took us out on different trails every day. We even had lessons with her which were excellent.


Macatoo - Botswana

Riding Safari

5 star rating   14 July 2018

Tess who has been on 14 In The Saddle rides. Botswana exceeds expectations - Again! | Lovely horses, super fit and happy in their work. All the long splashy canters you could wish for. Wonderful game viewing - including leopard.


Macatoo - Botswana

Riding Safari

5 star rating   14 July 2018

Rachel who has been on 3 In The Saddle rides. Macatoo | Due to the groups mixed abilities we had a couple of slower rides as well as some faster ones which worked well. The horses were fantastic, incredibly well looked after.


Macatoo - Botswana

Riding Safari

5 star rating   14 July 2018

Cath, Hertfordshire who has been on 2 In The Saddle rides. Macatoo safari | I think a little bit more time could have been spent talking to the riders about the type of horse they would like and the options open to them. And then also reviewing it each day. Although we were always asked if we liked the horse, it was just by the groom. I'm sure a lot of effort went in to trying to match us to the right horse, but a bit more discussion would have been helpful.

I know you asked us in advance about what type of horse, but as I hadnt been on a riding holiday for a very long time, I had forgotten how important this is and how much it can make a difference. its also quite difficult to find the right words to put on a form. it would be good to have some sort of multiple choice questions or on a scale of 1 to 10 or some trade offs.


Castellare di Tonda - Italy

Castellare Train & Trail

5 star rating   14 July 2018

Italian Western Riding who has been on 6 In The Saddle rides. Fabulous Western Riding | We rode 'school master' western quarter horses for lessons with Franco and Marco. Franco is expert instructor and his instruction (in Italian) was perfectly translated by Marco- who also instructs and takes the trail rides. We could not have been happier with the horses or the level of instruction. There is a large covered riding manege and a smaller round manege and we could see that all levels of rider experience were catered for by Franco and Marco and his team. We rode out on different horses that were steady but forward going and responsive. Rides were led by Marco or Alicia and in groups of 3 to 9 riders over the beautiful Tuscany terrain.
[ITS comment: We are pleased to say that for 2019 the maximum group size has been capped at six riders with the guides on any ride.]


Macatoo - Botswana

Riding Safari

5 star rating   14 July 2018

Annette O'C who has been on 6 In The Saddle rides. Botswana - Macatoo - Riding Safari | Exceptional horses being ridden across amazing terrain. The best experience in the world. Exhilarating and exciting.


Monte Velho - Portugal

Monte Velho

5 star rating   13 July 2018

Steph Clancy who has been on 3 In The Saddle rides. Monte Velho | The trainers suited the horses to our ability very swiftly and in my daughter’s case sought to challenge her with more experienced schoolmasters as the week went on. We learnt so much and came home brimming with confidence and new skills to try out. All the trainers were of a very high standard and offered different perspectives on our training.


Ratekjokk Trail - Sweden

Ratekjokk Trail

5 star rating   7 July 2018

Madge who has been on 5 In The Saddle rides. Ratekjokk Trail | It was a wonderful adventure in every way.


Atlantis and Green Island Trail - Azores

Green Island Trail

5 star rating   7 July 2018

Ems who has been on 3 In The Saddle rides. Fabulous hosting, food, staff and horses | The scenery was very varied and being driven to the start of a number of rides enabled us to see large parts of the island and ride over very different terrains.
We rode different horses each day. Our guide Bruno was excellent and very helpful and friendly. The back up team, including Marco who helped us at the beginning and end of the day and set up our lunch stops was brilliant.


Ratekjokk Trail - Sweden

Ratekjokk Trail

5 star rating   7 July 2018

Erica not from America who has been on 7 In The Saddle rides. Ratekjokk Trail | The horses were wonderful - so sweet and healthy.


Atlantis and Green Island Trail - Azores

Green Island Trail

5 star rating   7 July 2018

Four go to the Azores who has been on 5 In The Saddle rides. The Green Island Trail | The riding certainly met with my expectations and loved the lesson we got before we went out to assess the riders. Wish they would all do this. Every day was different some days more challenging than others but couldn't find one fault with anything.


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