Quinta do Rol - Portugal

Experience Level

Quinta do Rol

5 star rating   23 March 2018

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

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This was my second time at Quinta Do Rol and it felt like coming home. At the airport we were met by the wonderful Theresa who is full of interesting and entertaining stories about life in Portugal. When you arrive you are immediately made to feel welcome by Emily and checked into your accommodation. This time we stayed in Casa Do Galo, which was just perfect with a lovely ensuite room, comfortable lounge and equipped kitchen.

There is a real family feel at Quinta Do Rol, Rita, the owner, greets you like a long lost friend and you are made to feel so very welcome, with nothing too much trouble. Mealtimes are spent together with the other riders talking endlessly about horses. The food is healthy and tasty Portuguese food and the wine is just absolutely divine.

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