Quinta do Rol - Portugal

Quinta do Rol

5 star rating   13 October 2018

ML in VA (this is their first In The Saddle holiday) Top notch experience at Quinta do Rol | The horses at Quinta do Rol were magnificent! I'd never ridden such fine horses and appreciated being able to ride a variety of them! The entire equestrian facility was immaculate, the instruction from Pedro and Gancalo was superb, the quality of the tack was outstanding, the indoor and outdoor riding rings were well maintained and spacious and the viewing gallery an added bonus! The entire staff that worked at the equestrian facility was friendly, hard working and efficient in their respective roles. The entire experience was enjoyable and made me a better rider.

The Riding

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The Accommodation

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The accommodations were immaculate, lovely and well equipped to see to my every comfort. Very comfortable and cozy as well as well decorated! I did not expect such nice accommodations! Very well maintained and high quality. The dining room had a welcoming and friendly atmosphere and the food was fresh, tasty and not too heavy which was perfect for a riding vacation. The wine was some of the best I've ever tasted! It was fun being able to participate in a wine tasting and have a tour of the wine making facility.

Before Your Holiday

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I believe all of the pre-holiday information sent was very sufficient.

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I have no suggestions for improvement since the process went very smoothly for me.

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Quinta do Rol is a dressage rider's paradise due to the friendliness of Rita and her entire staff, the immaculate estate and accommodations, the magnificent horses, the top notch riding facilities and instruction, breathtaking beach ride (only offered specific times of year), quality wine and feeling like family. It is an experience I'll never forget and I hope to be able to visit again. It improved my riding skills and I will always have fond memories of my time there.