Transylvania Trail - Romania

Transylvania Trail

2 star rating   11 May 2019

Nichola who has been on 17 In The Saddle rides. Romania, Transylvania Trail | My horse was lovely, beautifully behaved, extremely fit and fast when she got the opportunity. Other riders had, I would say, exaggerated their riding ability and experience and were given a horse they could not control so for the first few days the pace was mostly walk and trot to avoid any incidents. I think it would have been helpful if there had been an assessment ride either at the centre or use Day 1 as a trail ride returning to Equus Silvana for the first night so any changes that need to be made can be carried out promptly. Interestingly we were not asked to sign any waiver forms before or during the ride and I'm not sure any incident forms were completed when someone fell off which happened on two occasions. My horse, as I said was fabulous, others were unfit and simply could keep up with a not very fast ride. My tack was fine but other's found their saddles very uncomfortable and there was a dearth of spare tack.

(ITS NOTE: We have investigated the two falls; incident forms were completed and signed by those involved. Thank you very much for your other comments, which we take on board and have passed on to your hosts).

The Riding

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

The Accommodation

How would you rate your room(s) for comfort and facilities?
3 star rating
How would you rate the standard of the food?
3 star rating

Do you have any comments about the accommodation and food?

The accommodation and food were exactly as I expected.

Before Your Holiday

Did you have all of the information you needed to:

Plan and prepare for your holiday?
5 star rating
Feel comfortable about your transfers and what to expect?
5 star rating

How could we improve the quality of pre-holiday information that we send?

Everything was fine

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

All fine.