Los Alamos - Spain

Experience Level

Villa Based Ride

5 star rating   25 November 2018

Rachel is a veritable magician at matching her variety of "guest-proof," sure-footed, extraordinarily fit set of horses to visitors. Everyone in our group had mounts that perfectly suited not just riding ability but personality, with the result that every single one of us would have taken our horse home in a heartbeat.

The Riding

How well were you matched with the right horse for your ability?
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How would you rate the variety of riding, pace or terrain?
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How would you rate the overall standard of the horses, tack and stables?
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The Accommodation

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How would you rate the standard of the food?
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Los Alamos is really something special. It's three weeks out and I'm still finding myself suddenly becoming deeply homesick for the fabulous horses, the roaring fire, the beach gallops, the family dinners, the peace of riding through the forest and the incredible welcoming feeling of community the Los Alamos team has managed to create. Nothing here is particularly fancy, but everything is fantastically geared toward comfort. Rhiannon is a fantastic cook, catering food preferences to her guests for the week, and both she and Andrew are delightfully personable. Every accommodation is made for you and nothing feels like a hardship--the very definition of hospitality.

Before Your Holiday

Did you have all of the information you needed to:

Plan and prepare for your holiday?
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Feel comfortable about your transfers and what to expect?
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How could we improve the quality of pre-holiday information that we send?

Wonderfully detailed. It's clear that the In The Saddle team is personally familiar with the holiday and that really helped put us at ease!

How could we improve the way we handled your booking and payment?

It is odd to me still that for all that they are consummate professionals in every other aspect of booking (and Imogen was AMAZING at answering all our nervous questions!), In the Saddle won't take credit cards--having to do a direct bank transfer to a non-corporate account was a bit uncomfortable and a real initial red flag for the site Fortunately, it all went through and everything else spectacularly exceed expectations!