Monte Velho - Portugal

Monte Velho

5 star rating   21 March 2019

Palamino (this is their first In The Saddle holiday) Beautiful location, friendly and relaxing. | Rode three different horses, sometimes a bit “busy” in the arena with 4 horses and 2 instructors when there are riders who are not aware of riding etiquette. I would like to have had a chance to do the lateral work without having to avoid other riders.

Overall a brilliant experience for two days riding with four lessons. If I was going to be there for a longer time, I would have liked to have ridden the same horse to establish more of a relationship.

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?
4 star rating
How would you rate the overall standard of the horses, tack and stables?
5 star rating

The Accommodation

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

Do you have any comments about the accommodation and food?

Lovely surroundings. Relaxing rooms and communal areas, plenty of delicious food.

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?

I think you gave a good description of the holiday. The experience is also influenced by who else is on holiday, we made new friends and willl probably meet them at an International show in the future.

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

You explained everything beforehand, so I can not think of anything that could change.

Do you have any other feedback for us?

We had a good time, there were 13 riders, with a wide range of ability.

I missed having the whole arena to ride the lateral work