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Atlantis and Green Island Trail - Azores

Green Island Trail

5 star rating   24 March 2018

Equiphile who has been on 8 In The Saddle rides. Green Island | Rode 5 different horses and would have been happy to try more


Quinta do Rol - Portugal

Quinta do Rol

5 star rating   24 March 2018

Juliet who has been on 5 In The Saddle rides. Fantastic Holiday! | Exceeded my expectations. Very good level of tuition from both the junior trainer (Goncales) and the chief trainer (Pedro)
Lovely well schooled horses and plenty of opportunity to work on the things that I requested and all in a lovely friendly atmosphere.
I will definitely return


Quinta do Rol - Portugal

Quinta do Rol

5 star rating   24 March 2018

The Mac Macs who has been on 5 In The Saddle rides. Outstanding, exhilarating, master class training | This is dressage training of the highest standard, riding great horses who are training you almost as much as Pedro and Gonzales, the gentlemen who actually tell you what to do. Or try to do. Nearly all of our fellow riders were way ahead of us in terms of expertise, but this made no difference - all anyone wanted was for us to do our best, and get better.

Everything about Quinta is first class - Rita, the owner/manager and force of nature behind the estancia only does things full tilt, with amazing attention to detail. So the Centro de Hipico mirrors the facilities you will see at the national Portuguese riding school, with an amazing string of beautifully schooled, pedigree Lusitanos that, astonishingly, they allow guests to ride.

I’m not surprised more than half the guests were on second or third visits. The training is real - with two hour-long sessions every day I haven’t worked so hard since my teens - and it was worth every sweaty minute.


Quinta do Rol - Portugal

Quinta do Rol

5 star rating   23 March 2018

Caroline who has been on 4 In The Saddle rides. Quinta Do Rol | The riding here is just exceptional and the horses divine, you are given horses to match your riding ability and pushed to become a better rider. I had two lessons a day and my position improved so much over the time I was at Quinta Do Rol. You can tell the horses are loved and cared for well and all the staff take pride in the smallest of details. In your lessons you start off being warmed up by Gonzalez and he helps you get the horses relaxed and moving forward, then onto Pedro for the canter work and some of the more challenging moves. The instructors have the perfect balance challenging you, whilst also making it fun to learn.

When you are not riding the Riders Lounge is perfect to watch others learn and you can relax in comfort with a glass of something cold. The pool is a wonderful place to unwind, with sun lounges and sofas for relaxing


Cape Winelands riding - South Africa

Cape Winelands Riding

5 star rating   22 March 2018

HannahE who has been on 17 In The Saddle rides. Cape Winelands Riding | I absolutely loved the riding here. The horses were extremely fit and there are a wide range of horses to suit all abilities. I said I liked fast horses, so I enjoyed riding the endurance trained horses. There were loads of opportunities for fast riding and a lot of galloping up hills. It is not often you get to gallop on horseback holidays. There were also stunning views from the saddle and we rode in South African trail/endurance saddles, which I found extremely comfortable.


Ant's Lodges - South Africa

Ant's Nest

5 star rating   20 March 2018

Julie who has been on 7 In The Saddle rides. The riding was tailored to suit. I rode 10 different horses in the time that I was there and enjoyed them all in different ways and learnt something from all of them. This was my choice. If you want to ride mostly the same horse then this is possible within reason.


Ant's Lodges - South Africa

Ant's Hill

2 star rating   19 March 2018

Nea who has been on 20 In The Saddle rides. I had lovely stay at Ant’s Hill last year 2017, but this year I was disappointed and surprised. The quality was not the same as last year. The food was poor, and staff forgot too often what I had asked for. Though, the horses were as lovely as in 2017. | As you already know I had an accident. I do not blame my horse at all. In my opinion the guide should not walked, leading the horses into a deep dam without a warning. And usually we let the horses drink, and that’s it. I have already wrote that the horses are lovely and I like the rides as well.


Footsteps of Lawrence - Jordan

Ride and Visit to Dead Sea

5 star rating   19 March 2018

Olga who has been on 3 In The Saddle rides. Amazing adventure! Fantastic riding and cultural programme! | The horses were great, perfectly matched to riders and really well looked after.

The Jordan Track team reads all of the riders requests in advance and select a horse to match your wishes (please be honest).
Horses are forward going and there are variety of horses to fit rider's preferences.

The scenery is amazing and changes from day to day. Large part of the ride is at walk but we did a number of fast canters/gallops a day depending on the terrain.

The Jordan Track team is great and they really look after their guests and keen to share with you the love of their beautiful country.


Atlantis and Green Island Trail - Azores

Green Island Trail

5 star rating   19 March 2018

Lynne who has been on 32 In The Saddle rides. Green island trail, Azores. | I was very lucky to be by myself for the first 5 days, so my introductory lesson with Christina was very intensive, and I had the pick of so many horses! I rode four different horses. I had fallen from my own horse less than a week before the ride started and this always knocks your confidence a bit, so I started with the very easy horses and worked up. The last two I rode were particularly wonderful - Aurora and Joia. The riding was just what I like - some lovely long canters, combined with wonderful scenery.


Ant's Lodges - South Africa

Ant's Nest

5 star rating   18 March 2018

Traveling Trekker who has been on 5 In The Saddle rides. We didn't want to leave | The staff at Ant's Nest go out of there way to make sure you are happy with your horse.
The horse they choose for me and my daughter on our first ride turned out to be our favourites.
Prefect, we wanted to take them home with us.


Footsteps of Lawrence - Jordan

Ride (8 nights)

5 star rating   18 March 2018

Steve who has been on 17 In The Saddle rides. Jordan - Foosteps of Lawrence | At times, riding was fast and fun. At other times, we snaked along taking in the beautiful vistas. Both were equally enjoyable.


Ant's Lodges - South Africa

Ant's Hill

5 star rating   17 March 2018

Mel (this is their first In The Saddle holiday) Ant's Lodge in South Africa | Excellent


Horizon Lodge - South Africa

Horizon

5 star rating   16 March 2018

Chris J (this is their first In The Saddle holiday) Fantastic in every way| | The range and standard of the horses at Horizon would be hard to beat. They have a wonderful near natural life when not being ridden being turned out to roam free as a herd when not being ridden.
They enjoy the best of care and each horse is matched to the rider and their perceived capability with adjustments being made to the choice of horse as riding capability dictates.
With currently 88 horses you will never run out of choice!


Horizon Lodge - South Africa

Horizon

5 star rating   16 March 2018

Yvon (this is their first In The Saddle holiday) Beautiful place, great hospitality, good riding | The riding was well balanced, generally a good match of riders and wishes, always respecting the horses. The horses were very well behaved, easy going but responsive. The guides were very nice, explaining bush life, and looking after us well.


Horizon Lodge - South Africa

Horizon

5 star rating   16 March 2018

Bluebell (this is their first In The Saddle holiday) S. Africa - Horizon Lodge - 8-16 March 2018 | Very good, comfortable saddles for long rides


Horizon Lodge - South Africa

Horizon

5 star rating   16 March 2018

Dominique (this is their first In The Saddle holiday) Fabulous | The horses are really amazing and super well trained. I would have liked if they provided feedback on if we could get a horse that needed slightly more "riding" or if they had found that i could not handle such a horse. I had no compliants about the horse as they where all extremely well trained and beutiful rides. i had asked twice if i could get a little more of a "ride" but maybe they thought i could not handle this so would have been good to just feed that back to me.

The flexibility of the staff at the lodge was very profession and everything was possible.
One comment was that the feedback to us was not always provided or misleading.


Macatoo - Botswana

Riding Safari

5 star rating   15 March 2018

Stephy who has been on 2 In The Saddle rides. Bliss | Fantastically trained horses, for every taste and ability. Impressive!


Los Alamos - Spain

Short Break

5 star rating   11 March 2018

Flynn who has been on 13 In The Saddle rides. Los Alamos | Excellent


Monte Velho - Portugal

Monte Velho

5 star rating   11 March 2018

Bron who has been on 16 In The Saddle rides. Monte Velho | I have been here before so knew what to expect but the standard of teaching and horses was (again) outstanding.


Alentejo Trails - Portugal

Bottlenose Trail

5 star rating   11 March 2018

JoR who has been on 4 In The Saddle rides. Simply superb | The horses and riding exceeded my expectations. They were all so responsive and clearly extremely happy and well cared for. We had challenging weather .... torrential rain, gales, thunder and even a hail storm ... the horses were calm and willing no matter what .... even if at times the riders were feeling less so! The terrain was more varied than I expected and we had much longer canters than I had hoped for. It says it all about this trip that even though we had pretty dreadful weather most days I still loved every moment. The highlight for me was riding through swollen rivers, water rushing over my feet ... I have the rain to thank for that!


Monte Velho - Portugal

Monte Velho

4 star rating   8 March 2018

Alison who has been on 3 In The Saddle rides. Monte Velho | Good or Very Good


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