Explore Winter - Sweden

Experience Level

Explore Winter

5 star rating   19 January 2019

Totally different, cantering in the dark in the snow, learning to tolt, can't say I was terribly good but the horses were great. Lovely natured horses, really a pleasure to spend time with. The scenery was stunning.

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

How would you rate your room(s) for comfort and facilities?
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How would you rate the standard of the food?
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Do you have any comments about the accommodation and food?

Wow, Jenny and Kirsten did most of the cooking, everything was yummy, you would certainly not go hungry. They really went to a lot of trouble to make sure we get local dishes that we wouldn't get anywhere else, even down to the drinks, jam and bread. The cottage was great, we had very comfy beds with plenty of bedding. There was a lounge with log burner and there was even a kitchen, but with all the lovely food we got there was no way we needed to cook!

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?

Only the packing list, we didn't need riding boots or half chaps, they were completely pointless for this trip and I was told by the guys there that they wouldn't be needed during the summer either as you need specialised footwear that they supply. But really the information was all good, nothing essential missed. [ITS note: Although some guests choose to ride in the snow boots provided, from our experience others sometimes prefer to ride in boots and half chaps. We have a separate 'what to bring' list for the summer ride, which does not recommend short boots as these would not be suitable.]

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

Only from a personal point of view, I'd prefer to pay with a credit card as I get cash back!

Do you have any other feedback for us?

Absolutely amazing. For this holiday it wasn't just the riding that made it, but the other activities we got to try. The reindeers, snowmobiling and dog sledding. Even the moose turning up at night to steel the horses food, the mad goats with their solarium, the dogs that guard the snowmobiles. The whole team that were so friendly and made us so welcome. Even experiencing -30 was an experience and the Northern Lights just topped it off!